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Volcano Area

Resorts by Name

Holo Holo In

(808) 967-7950
19-4036 Kalani Honua Rd, Volcano Village

This hostel was built back and is still owned by the same family. The property is not as lush as others in area and feels more utilitarian and a bit run-down. They close daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to clean and ask guests to leave unless the weather is terrible outside. The hostel provides sheets and bedding, but BYOT (bring your own towel or rent one for a buck). There is no place to lock up valuables. The dorms and semi-private rooms are old, but the private rooms are fairly new and clean. Unless your budget puts you in the dorms, you’ll get more for your money elsewhere. No phones but rooms are heated (and you will need it). Private rooms are $105 per couple. Semi-private are $80. Some of those accommodate up to five family members for an $25 extra per person charge. Dorm beds are $30 (there are no co-ed dorms).

2020-07-10T09:59:09-10:00 Rating: No Award

Kilauea Hospitality Group

(800) 937-7786 or (808) 967-7786
19-4178 Wright Rd, Volcano Village

This inn is part of a larger collection of properties that have been through lots of changes over the years. The Deluxe Bungalow is two-story; a wooden spiral staircase leads to the bedroom with its dreamy view and is the most private. The grounds are lush with a large koi pond. Low ceilings in the main house make rooms feel smaller, but helps keep them warmer on cold nights (which happens at this altitude). Some rooms have LED fireplace “artwork” which feels a bit out of place—just for mood, really. Some have faux-rock walls that make the rooms feel cave-y. Rooms (275–500 sq. ft.) are $165–$225. Room decor varies a lot.

They also have other properties off-site. Volcano Hale has five small, simple rooms with TVs, free WiFi and shared remodeled baths, shared kitchen and living area for $70–$99. The five-room Lokahi Lodge is also a good deal at $145–$165 and has larger rooms (most were updated, so ask for one) with baths, microwave, fridge, hot tub, and free WiFi.

2020-07-10T09:59:46-10:00 Rating: Solid Gold Value

Kilauea Lodge

(808) 967-7366
19-3948 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano Village

Opened in 1937 as a YMCA youth camp, this quaint lodge was converted in 1986 by Albert and Lorna Jeyte. (He was a make-up artist on Magnum P.I.) The whole thing was very well done and lovingly maintained, but it switched hands in 2018 for $4 million (we assume this is pocket change to Highway West Vacations, the new Cali-based operator). Some readers have told us the whole place, from restaurant to ambiance, has gone downhill, but from what we’ve seen, despite some expected growing pains, the comfy, delicious-smelling lodge has maintained the same feel and vibe (although we expect many changes to come).

The gift shop is filled with local items. There are different styles of rooms, such as the Honeymoon Deluxe (very romantic), Hale Maluna building (snug rooms with fireplaces and incredible skylights in the bathrooms), Hale Aloha building (larger rooms and a common sitting room). Grounds are lush and well-tended. The staff is top-notch. No TV or phones.

2020-07-10T09:58:26-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem

Volcano House

(866) 536-7972 or (808) 756-9625
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

This hotel is located on the rim of Kilauea Caldera inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Reopened in 2013 after a three-year closure. Before that it was the longest “continually running” hotel in the state. Volcano House opened across the street in 1846 (which pre-dates the national park) as just a 12- by 18-foot hut without anyone hosting it. Over the years more buildings were added, eventually totaling 100 rooms. Sadly, the hotel burned to the ground in 1940 (except the 1877 building, which now houses the Volcano Art Center) and was rebuilt only a year later on its current land. (We need to find out the name of that contractor.) The new building was supposed to be temporary, but the park decided it was good enough, and so it stands today. The hotel is a protected park concessionaire, and though our expectations were low in the past, we’re pleased to say that this hotel, like the park itself, is well-run. The renovations restored it to its 1940s style (but with updated amenities, of course).

2020-07-10T10:00:53-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem

Volcano Inn

(808) 967-7773
19-3820 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano Village
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This resort is an excellent choice in Volcano. Don’t confuse this with other properties with similar names. The grounds are lush. The rooms are not overly Hawaiian in decor or updated, but they are very clean. Though the rooms vary greatly in size and amenities at the different sites (including a mirror on the ceiling of one of the rooms), we didn’t see any we would not stay in from the smallest budget room to the largest family room. All have dehumidifiers, and family rooms have gas fireplaces. The family rooms and corner window rooms (off-site) also have kitchenettes. You can enjoy their hot tubs 24 hours a day in cozy areas of the gardens surrounded by ferns, lights and Hawaiian music CDs. There’s a common room with fridge, microwave, free coffee/tea (all day in main building). No daily housekeeping if you book at a discounted rate. Great staff. Rooms (100–960 sq. ft.) are $99–$179 with some discounts for longer stays.

2020-07-10T09:57:51-10:00 Rating: Solid Gold Value

Volcano Village Lodge

(808) 985-9500
19-4183 Road E, Volcano Village

What a find! This inn is small, just over an acre, and was originally built as an artist’s workshop, but was converted in 2006 with buildings added over time. The stand-alone rooms are set amid a very lush, dense tropical forest of native plantings. Each feels very private and intimate. All are lavishly furnished in different themes with expensive bedding and fireplaces. Fresh flowers, bathrobes, slippers and flashlights are supplied. Breakfast is placed in your room the previous afternoon, so you may enjoy it at your leisure and usually includes a hot dish that may be warmed in your microwave along with the usual fruit, coffee, etc. The TVs are only for DVD viewing from their free library. Courtesy phone in lobby (your cell may not work). They have a masseuse on call and offer different packages and add-ons like a pre-packed picnic lunch or a traditional lei making class. Great staff. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Rooms (300–600 sq. ft.) are $280–$455. 2-night minimum during busy seasons.

2020-07-10T10:00:13-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem
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