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Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, Hilo

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Big Island, Hawaii, United States, North America: Shipman House in Hilo, Hawaii
131 Kaiulani Street
Hilo , Hawaii
Tel: 800 627 8447 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 934 8002's insider take:

Proprietress Mary Shipman entertained Liliuokalani (the last queen of Hawaii) and writer Jack London in this historic Victorian mansion built in 1899. Now her great-granddaughter Barbara extends a taste of old Hawaii and family-style hospitality to guests. Filled with heirlooms from the early 1900s, this is the most elegant accommodation you'll find in Hilo, and it maintains some Victorian standards: no smoking, no pets, children under the age of 10 are discouraged, and no gentlemen callers (OK, that last one is a lie). The five rooms are unique, with some named after aunties (don't say spinsters). Book Auntie Clara's Shell Room for the claw-foot tub and splendid view of Hilo Bay.

Closed December 20 through January 2.

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