We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kilauea Volcano Military Camp

Bldg 40 KMC, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Kilauea Volcano Military Camp
Review This Hotel

161 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    63
    68
    24
    5
    1
See reviews for
55
57
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (161)
  • Mar-May only
    (42)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (33)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (44)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (42)
All months
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the rim of the crater, can't beat the location. Minutes from everything in the park. The rooms need to be refurbished but work. 60's carpet and counters, cool but not. Plenty of space in the hotel with multiple beds and rooms. There is a general store next door, so shopping was easy without traveling all the way back to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a one bedroom cottage at the Kilauea Military Camp. The price was very reasonable for the accommodations. The furniture is slightly old, but comfortable. There were two TVs and free wifi, a microwave and mini fridge. The bathroom did have some mold issues above the shower, likely due to the high humidity. There is a real wood... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holly, Michigan
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

we had cabin 20 which was built of lava rock. it has all the essentials, but is very basic and outdated for sure. The fireplace is a really nice touch. There is a mini fridge and microwave and mini coffee pot; we made-do. My husband said he feels "most at home" at Military Camp. There is a nice coffee shop... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
6 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Avoid. During the week it seemed great. But then Friday night came around. The bar that was supposed to close at 2200 did not. Loud bass blared well into midnight regardless of going down to the front desk on numerous occasions. Could not sleep. The Army should be ashamed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Honolulu, Hawaii
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the first time I stayed in the apartments, but then again this wasn't a romantic getaway like my other personal trips. During those trips I stayed in a private cabin, which feels much more private and cozier. The apartment was connected to a larger building that was shared, but the apartment was private. All the amenities were the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for the value. The units are very outdated. Our unit was a three bedroom. The TV in the living room was too small and on a tiny table so that you look down. Furniture, curtains, windows, light fixtures are outdated. Not enough seating in living room. Staff in cafeteria was quite rude. Nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bethany Beach, DE
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
6 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stay right inside the park in a compound in reasonable, but dated, accommodations. A military connection, however loose, is required. The on-site facilities are extensive - bowling alley, movies in the Hqs bldg, etc. The housing is clean and the cafeteria served a variety of foods. The cool nights were delightful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Elbert, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The cabins have recently been renovated. The one we rented had a working fireplace, a jacuzzi tub and is within walking distance to the caldera. Steam vents are visible everywhere. Great staff. Food is passable and expensive for the quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
WORCESTER
Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
33 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Kilauea Military Camp, also called KMC, is an amazing deal. You can only stay here if you are military or traveling with someone on the military. We were with my aunt and uncle who are both retired military and we were able to stay here. I couldn't believe we were able to stay right in Volcano national park and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I loved our little stone cottage. We stayed for one night and KMC wasn't luxurious it was totally functional and convenient. Check in and out was a bit slow but the accommodations were fine and we slept well. Very quiet. It was a lot cooler than the Kohala Coast so glad I brought long pants and a sweatshirt! The general... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

148 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (127)
Viewed
Room/suite (53)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question