Shipman House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Auntie Carrie's Room
Once part of the ballroom, it is upstairs in the Shipman House, with an antique koa queen bed, small sitting area, and attached bath. Very comfortable, this room is adjacent to the upstairs porch, and gets the cool mountain breeze off Mauna Kea at night. It looks out toward the park-like side yard and the front of the house. $229/night, double occupancy; 2-night minimum stay.
The Makai Room in the Guest Cottage
The Guest Cottage's Makai Room has a Queen Bed, Private Bath, Window Seat, Ceiling Fan, Private Entrances, Small Refrigerator. Microwave & Coffeemaker on porch.
A pretty room, it gets the Morning Light and looks back toward the main house. The koa wood headboard was the footboard of the bed Jack London slept in, in 1907. $219/night, double occupancy; 2-night minimum stay.
Auntie Clara's Shell Room
Upstairs in the Shipman House. Beautiful Ocean Views of Hilo Bay and the Sunrise (below). Hear Waikapu ('forbidden water') Stream running through the gulch below. Part of the Shell Collection is on display here.
Very Comfortable Four-poster Queen Bed. The Large Bathroom with Shower and Clawfoot Tub is next to the room, Not Shared, and we provide soft cotton Japanese Yukata Kimonos for you to wear to and from your bathroom. Daybed can sleep a third person. $249/night, double occupancy. 2-night minimum stay.
The Mauka Room in the Guest Cottage
The Mauka Room in the Guest Cottage has a Queen Bed, Private Bath with shower/tub, Window Seat, Ceiling Fan, Private Entrances, Small Refrigerator.
Look out on the Jungle, hear the Sounds of the Rainforest and feel the Cool Breeze from Maunakea at night. The koa headboard is from the bed Jack London slept in, in 1907. $229/night, double occupancy; 2-night minimum stay.
On the first floor of the main house, it opens to the wraparound porch through original shutter doors and a glass window-door. Twin lowboy koa beds. The bathroom with tiled shower/tub combo is attached. Originally the billiards room, it is where Jack London and his wife Charmian slept when they stayed here in 1907. This room gets the cool mountain breeze off Maunakea at night. Small refrigerator. $219/night, double occupancy. 2-night minimum stay.
Shipman House B&B's five bedrooms are among Hilo's Largest Guest Rooms with:
- Tall Ceilings 10 to 12 foot ceilings
- Private Bath with shower/tub
- Comfortable Beds
- Small refrigerators
- Complimentary Beverages
- Soft cotton Yukaya Kimonos
- Heirloom Furnishings
- Koa Wood Furniture
- Hand-woven Lauhala Mats
- Ceiling Fan
- Table-top Fan
- Free Wireless Internet
- Fresh Tropical Flowers
- Hair Dryer
- Special diets accommodated
- Private Entrance
- Binders with Local Information & Restaurant Recommendations
- Fluffy White Egyptian Cotton Towels
Reservations & Policies
Awaken to Birdsongs -- Breakfast on the Lanai -- Quiet Moments in a Porch Rocker.
We are strictly No Smoking.
Children are restricted. It's like a museum, next to a deep gulch.
Luggage may not be rolled in the house.
Most guest rooms are upstairs. We have no elevator or porter.
The guest telephone is in the front hall. Local calls are free.
There are no TV's.
We remove shoes before entering the house. A local custom, it preserves the soft, historic Douglas fir floors and antique rugs. You may wear soft-soled house slippers or orthotic shoes indoors.
When you reserve, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Check in: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M., or call for other times / Check out: 10:00 A.M.
To Reserve-You may reserve at the availability calendar, or contact us directly... by phone (800) 627-8447 or (808) 934-8002 or by email innkeeper(at)hilo-hawaii.com and please replace (at) with @
Rates for 2012: $189 - $249/night...subject to change. See individual guestrooms.
We have a 2-night minimum stay, unless you find a single night open between other bookings.
Extra charges...$35 for third person (per bedroom, per night).
Taxes to add...Hawaii's Transient Accommodations Tax 9.25%... General Excise Tax 4.166%.
Deposit... Full amount for one night stays... 50% for longer stays, with the balance due upon arrival.
We accept...MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB; Cash and Travelers Checks.
Cancellations... 95% refund for cancellations received more than two weeks before your reserved date. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before your reservation date, you will get that refund if we are able to re-book the room(s). *Cancellation period for Merrie Monarch Hula Festival: 60 days prior.
Ask about our 7-night and Active Military discounts.
Gift Certificates Available.