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The Quirky Cottage in Hilo, HI

The Quirky Cottage in Hilo, HI


Newly renovated Boutique Hotel/Hostel offering reasonable rates, cleanliness, privacy, security and hospitality.  Conveniently located within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, the famous Hilo Farmers Market, museums, theaters, a multitude of various shops and the main bus terminal.


Established in 2013.

We are the former owners of a very successful B & B located in downtown Hilo and decided to sell that business in order to down size to a smaller residence just blocks away.  We totally renovated and furnished this small cottage.  We enjoy people and did not want to retire from the hospitality industry.  This cottage allows more freedom and more time to spend with guest.


Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 577 Kino'ole St, Hilo, HI, 96720
  • Mon: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Comments (6):

1. Albert G.
We stayed here for 5 nights. The owners were both very nice and helpful. They are located in a good location downtown close to everything. They included a list of nearby businesses on top of the microwave.

The room has all the basic necessities like a mini fridge for you to store whatever food you buy, and a microwave.

The only downside is that there is no Wifi. If you really need internet there is an Internet Cafe just a few feet down the street. If you want free wifi you'll need to go to mcdonalds ( also very close by ). Another option is to use your phone as a mobile hotspot, the signal for t-mobile and att are great (didn't test the others).  By the time of this review, the situation might have changed. The owners were working on the wifi.

I fully recommend staying here if you want something more private than a hostel, but do not want to pay for an expensive hotel room.

20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Ashley C.
Lived here for 3 months and fortunate to enjoy all the many things Hilo has to offer in walking distance (golf course, tennis courts, parks, downtown, market, etc).  I had safe, comfortable living accommodations and able to be as sociable or not with other guests staying from around the world.  I was surprised to receive weekly fresh linens and towels given such a great monthly rate to boot.  Doug and Sue were more than hospitable not only to me but to my guests visiting (at no additional expense!).  At night I fell asleep to coqui frogs and woke up to a view of snow on Mauna Kea.  Mucho Mahalos, Doug and Sue!!  A hui hou!!

12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Kara V.
This little place is by far better than any "homey" hotel you could stay at in Hilo. It is very welcoming, open, and centrally located in Hilo. You have direct access to the Farmers Market, stores, and even restaurants,  all within walking distance. Doug and Sue own the place and they are about as good as you can get when it comes to a temporary landlord. The moment we needed things they went and got it done within minutes. They ensured we had everything we needed to have a great vacation with them. Very clean and simple. Big bay folding doors lead out into a patio that overlooks the city going by at it's natural Hawaiian pace.

Highly suggest giving them a call and booking quickly! Such a great price for what you get. For those who enjoy drinking coffee from a warm front porch overcoming the city every morning and doesn't mind some local attractions. Definitely the "true" Hawaii, not the pampered and fluffed up resort type, but for the true "laid back" kind.

Thank you Doug and Sue for such a comfortable and affordable stay!

21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Laura M.
Stayed here for 10 days over the holidays. Sue and Doug are the best! Super friendly and helpful with anything you could need on Big Island. The rooms were great, you fall asleep to the sounds of coqui frogs. The whole stay was very relaxing. If you want plush resort-life, this obviously isn't the place (go to the Kona side of the island), but it's a great deal in Hilo and feels more real/local Hawaii.

Great location in Hilo. You're a quick walk to the outdoor market and some great restaurants. Easy to go out or just sit on the porch and drink coffee and look at the snow on Mauna Kea.

Thanks for a great stay Sue and Doug! I hope to be back soon!

08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Anita D.
Stayed here for almost 3 weeks in April.  This is by far better than any hotel we have stayed in.  Doug and Sue are wonderful hosts, absolutely adore them!  We were in Hawaii to get married and upon our return we were greeted with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine with a note congratulating us. They make sure you have everything you need and were just a joy to be around.  

We stayed in 2a/b, centrally located so you can walk to the market, stores and  a lot of great restaurants, even the shore line.  On clear days you can see the snow on Mauna Kea and fall asleep to the coqui frogs at night.  

Thank you so much Doug and Sue!  We miss you guys and can't wait to get back, we already know we will definitely be staying with you!

Anita and Joey Dodge

30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. David N.
I was really pleased with my stay at the Quirky Cottage.  The price is right, and it is CLEAN!  It was so clean, I was eating nachos off the bathroom floor (just kidding).
I highly recommend Suite 1.  It's awesome!  It's bright, airy, cheerful, and roomy.  You definitely won't feel cramped.  Plus, it has two decks (lanais) for hanging out on and relaxing.  One is big, with an eating table and chairs, and the other is small with a bar design.  I liked the smaller one because you could see snow-capped Mauna Kea on clear days.  It's a great place for morning coffee or an evening nightcap.
Another good aspect is the location.  It's close enough to DT Hilo that you can walk 5-10 minutes and get anything you need, which includes food (I recommend Lucy's Tacqueria), farmer's market, laundry, supermarkets, P.O., ATM's, coffee, drug store, etc.
And last, but certainly not least, the owners are wonderful people that have found a great balance between being helpful and being intrusive.  They give you space, but are there if you need info or help.
All in all, it was a great experience and I highly recommend the Quirky Cottage.

16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0