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1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Volcano House is the only hotel located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is perched on the rim of Kilauea's Halemaumau crater. The historic Volcano House Hotel has long captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world with its iconic location, rich cultural legacy, and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Drawing upon a storied history dating back to 1846, Volcano House Hotel is now re-imagined for a new era with updated rooms, a restaurant and lounge serving Pacific Rim fare, and retail shops. Come experience the best Hawaii Island has to offer.
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Free breakfast
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JERODRIG R wrote a review Aug 2022
Houston, Texas24 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel has seen better days. However this is not why we booked it. It is the most convenient place to stay if you want to explore the park before the crowds arrive. The views of the volcano are fantastic. The staff was friendly. The restaurant and bar had good food. The evenings cool down so make sure and take a sweater. We didn’t miss the lack of AC. Our room was clean enough, but again it’s old. If you want snacks or water I suggest you bring them with you.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lanamom wrote a review Aug 2022
Sunnyvale, CA653 contributions297 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed here before but my son had not. He came into the lobby with me to check in, but couldn't make it past the door since he was looking straight across the lobby through a huge window onto the smoking caldera. Jaw dropped. Then we checked into our room, another wow moment as it had the same amazing view. At night we could see the lava glowing from our room. At around 9pm we drove to the devastation parking lot and found parking with no problem, and after a 1 mile easy walk was at the lava viewing area. I love our national parks and especially love staying at the lodges. This had the same feel and atmosphere as other ones I have stayed at. Super quiet at night. I was once up around 3am, looked through the window and saw lava, stars and could only hear the crickets and frogs. Ahhhh!!!! The restaurant, well, that's another story and another review!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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R J wrote a review Aug 2022
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If I could give negative rating, I would. We booked 1 night cabin with Volcano House. Check in time was supposed to be 3pm but it wasn't ready so we had to check in at 4pm. The housekeeper didn't clean the sheet on the top bunk. The top bunk got 3 stains which was concealed under pillows, gross and disgusting. I emailed Volcano House and the lodging manager (Lisa Bailey) said she would give me a refund. After 2 weeks with no refund, I'm going to do a charge back with my credit card. Just to be beware and check sheets under pillows. Will not be going to Volcano House again. There are better, cleaner lodgings in Volcano, Big Island than Volcano House.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mandy Talpas wrote a review Aug 2022
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I took my family for Father’s Day weekend and we were sadly disappointed with the food. My seafood pasta tasted like it had been frozen and reheated in a microwave several times. My partner’s lobster was overdone and rubbery. His fish was thankfully a little better but on a bland bed of sauce and rice. His son was content with French fries and over the counter marinara sauce on ziti noodles from a box. The view was spectacular and the service was good. We even enjoyed the music. I just wish this restaurant could find a decent chef to go with the rest of the experience at such an amazing location.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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John W wrote a review Aug 2022
Tolon, Greece13 contributions1 helpful vote
Gorgeous setting. Room compact but clean. Beds hard as lava but we’re fine. We managed 5 in 2 queen size. View outstanding and could see volcano crater steam from hotel in day and glow at night. Short walk to see a better view and drive and walk to see amazing view of bubbling lava!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Explore the park for different views.
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Stephanie C wrote a review Jul 2022
Arlington, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed in the cabins that are owned by the Volcano House. The cabins are a very short 3 mile drive from the National Park and they are a great deal if you are looking to spend way less than the hotel and really get the full experience of the beautiful weather. The cabin is literally 1 queen bed and a rain bunk bed. Perfect for 4 people. There is a picnic table, grill and fire pit right outside each cabin. The keyed restroom is super close to each cabin and was very clean and safe. We would definitely stay again. It was truly lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Grab some dry wood for the fire pit.
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Response from Ortega National Parks, Owner at Volcano House
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Hi Stephanie! We thrilled to hear you had a nice experience in the cabins. We hope you do come see us again!
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Maya K wrote a review Jul 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for one night just to see the volcano and do some hiking. The hotel itself is small, and during the day grad extremely busy as it is one of the only restaurants in the park. Everything in our room was clean and decent sized, and our room came with a view of the crater itself. The food was surprisingly good and had many gluten free options, and the staff were all very friendly. There was great information on hike trails and their difficulty, as well as a map provided at the entrance to the park where there was an entrance fee.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking was surprisingly easy for, however during midday it is extremely busy as it is right...
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Response from Ortega National Parks, Owner at Volcano House
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Hi Maya, thank you for visiting us at Volcano House and our restaurant. We are thrilled we could provide you with a positive experience. We hope you come again soon.
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Janet B wrote a review Jun 2022
Windsor, United Kingdom110 contributions68 helpful votes
Great stay to overlook the volcano and get a very different experience. Hotel basic but clean. Windows could do with cleaning though. Bar food and service good; restaurant seemed expensive but we didn’t try. Hikes around the area and to the volcano were excellent and worth Staying at the hotel so you can plan around the weather and the crowds.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: When visiting the rim go at around 9pm otherwise it’s chaotic. Definitely do the crater rim drive...
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indypop wrote a review Jun 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana28 contributions13 helpful votes
The best thing about this hotel is proximity to the volcano and ability to see lava glow at night. Rooms are average or below. No air conditioning but not really needed in June when we were there. The other plus was the Rim restaurant located on site- really enjoyed our meals here. The national park office is a short walk across the street. They do provide lanterns for guest use for hiking devastation trail to view the lava at night.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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gw2047 wrote a review Jun 2022
Atlanta, Georgia124 contributions45 helpful votes
Our family had a fabulous time at Volcano House. It's typical of most national park lodges with older, smaller rooms. There are less than 40 rooms in the entire hotel, so rooms are definitely an extremely limited resource. Our room was clean and in good shape. The front desk staff was super nice. We had a Crater View room with an excellent view of the Kilauea crater. Staying here makes it much easier to go see the lava at night (which is awesome) and to do some star viewing (which is awe inspiring). We ate dinner at The Rim restaurant and it was quite good. Pricing was on par with similar quality restaurants in Hilo or Kailua-Kona. The breakfast buffet at The Rim was also good. Service was good on both occasions and dinner gave us a great view of the red glow on the steam/vog from the lava lake (as did the view from our room at night). One point of information: There isn't an elevator in the hotel, so be sure to get a ground floor room if you have any mobility concerns. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Volcano House
Which popular attractions are close to Volcano House?
Nearby attractions include Kilauea Iki Trail (4.4 km), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (0.1 km), and Kilauea (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Volcano House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Volcano House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Volcano House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Volcano House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tuk Tuk Thai Food Truck, Cafe' Ono, and Kilauea Lodge Restaurant.
Does Volcano House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Volcano House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.