Shipman House
131 Ka`iulani Street
Hilo, HI, 96720, USA
(808) 934-8002

Reservation Policy

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.

Before you book.

  • 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.
  • Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.


Check in: 3:00 to 6:00 PM, or call for other times
Check out: 10:00 A.M.

To Reserve.

  • You may reserve at the availability calendar, or contact us directly
  • Phone (800) 627-8447 or (808) 934-8002
  • Email
  • Extra charges: $35 for third person (per bedroom, per night).
  • Taxes to add: Hawaii's Transient Accommodations Tax 9.25% and General Excise Tax 4.166%.


Full amount for one night stays and 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.