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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OK.... it is a 70 plus year old hotel that over looks an active volcano... The trails are at the hotel...... I cannot understand negative comments...this is not a five star hotel in Kona on a beach.... All of this given.....the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff over the top in customer service (6:30 pm hot cookie service... More 

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Del Mar, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scenery is beautiful, but the hotel is not. We stayed 3 days and nights and I could never turn the shower hot enough and the weather was cold and rainy. Brr! The walls are very thin and we heard every step of the people above us. The rooms are old and drafty and the towels are small and thin.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to Volcano National Park was my main goal in Big Island. Therefore I had to stay in this hotel located in the Park to be immersed in this atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful view. And, I did. WOW. it is quite expensive but I deserved it. Dinner at the window seat was fantastic, as well as the lunch.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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87 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a deluxe crater room. First the view is off to the left and the windows are absolutely filthy. You can only see the crater if you stand right next to the window. The floors are wonky and creak really really loudly whenever anyone walks across them. Even if the person tries to be quiet. The room door... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located on the rim of the crater and had fantastic views - from pastel sunrise to the lava glowing at night, we were in awe at the beauty and force of nature. The cooler temperatures at the crater were a welcome change from our hikes on the lava flows in the park. Hotel itself is well maintained,... More 

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St. Catharines
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Volcano House was a good pick for staying right at the volcano caldera. It's hard to complain about a hotel at the top of a volcano... The hotel is central to the hiking trails in the area, is easily accessible and has views of the central crater from the dining room : restaurant and our hotel room (#30, which I... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel's dining room and Uncle George's Bar both have breathtaking panoramic views of the crater, complete with billowing steam and bubbling lava. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean, but don't expect a cookie cutter 4 star hotel. This has much more of a wonderfully old fashioned national park resort feel with huge stone fireplaces, large cushiony... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be totally aware that this hotel would under no circumstances be worth even 1/3 of its price if it were not inside of the park. To say the room was drab and outdated would be the kind way to put it. The carpets on the floor in the room were not kept well and stained. The room had a funky... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was truly an enjoyable visit. Right in the National Park. Historic facility restored to perfection. Very clean and comfortable. Service excellent. All of the expected amenities. The bed was so very nice!

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Columbia, MD
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure how I would feel if we didn't happen to get a room facing the steaming, glowing volcano. Not sure how we were lucky enough to get that view. The room we had was small with ugly furniture and a very small bath with shower. The thing I loved was the small walk-in closet with drawers, hanging... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Volcano House

Address: Crater Rim Dr, PO Box 53, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Price Range: $428 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Volcano House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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Volcano House Hotel Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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“No such thing”
 of 5 bubbles 678barbaram, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“crater view, no doubt!”
 of 5 bubbles Rubpy, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Getting a room with a view of the crater was worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles Irenedoug, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The views from the public areas are so amazing, we didn't bother to pay extra for a room facing the crater”
 of 5 bubbles ConsamStapleton, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not consider booking a room with no view on the crater”
 of 5 bubbles stism, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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