Lonely Planet review
Hilo's most gracious and historic B&B occupies a Victorian mansion packed with museum-quality Hawaiiana. Queen Liliʻuokalani once entertained on the grand piano.
Our independent authors have visited Shipman House and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Hilo.
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Interesting places nearby
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Short N Sweet
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