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Volcano House

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Crater Rim Dr, PO Box 53, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location if you plan to tour the park. The hotel is an old hotel but very charming. The rooms are minimally staffed and do not have TV although they offer free wifi. The bed was comfortable with quality sheets. The bathroom was very small and only had a shower. The rooms do not have air conditioning but the windows... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel sits right on the edge of the caldera of a live volcano, so it doesn't get any more dramatic than this! The hotel itself is very comfortable, with all mod cons, but if you are expecting a tv in your room you will be disappointed. This didn't matter to us and added to its charm. When you have... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Volcano House is one of those must stay hotels. There are other nice looking places around but this has the history and an unforgettable location. Follow in Mark Twain's footsteps or have a beer overlooking the crater. Recently refurbished rooms are well presented. I laughed at the iPad loan scheme - "It's to make up for there being no TV's... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at nicer hotels but none can compare to the Volcano House when it comes to the view. Some have expressed displeasure with the price per night but you have to realize they only have 23 rooms. I felt lucky that someone recommended this place to me. It's a very unique setting and one that makes it worth... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been over twenty years since my last visit to Volcanoes National Park. As a child, our family stayed at the Volcano House. To celebrate my daughter's 21st, we took a family trip here,and were surprised to see that the renovations preserved the old style feeling of the former hotel. Be sure to reserve a room at the crater... More 

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Volcano House is all about the location. The rooms tend towards the Spartan and that is fine with me for National Park lodging. Our room and bathroom, while basic and on the small side, were perfectly clean. The view from the dining room windows—you can see the active volcano give off steam & smoke in the day and the... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else can you live inside an active volcano? The Volcano House sits on the very edge of the caldera. The caldera side of the restaurant, bar, and sitting area is one giant wall of glass from floor to ceiling. Big cushy easy chairs and rocking chairs make observing the smoke rising from the caldera easy. At night the caldera... More 

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Fairfax, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is extremely overpriced. Nearly $400/night for a small 1-bedroom with no fridge, no microwave, no TV. The restaurant and lounge were closed due to a kitchen fire and there us nothing to eat for miles. Would have been nice to provide cold sandwiches and water/sodas for the guests. Maybe even bring in some cheap pizzas or something. Staying... More 

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, the views are just breathtaking and the ability to hike right from your room is a great convenience. While the hotel has been recently renovated, it's still very rustic by most standards. The rooms are not insulated, so you can hear every step, every door slam, every conversation which can make for an unrestful evening. The... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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66 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After going back and forth between a standard room and view room, I settled on the standard room because of the price. I'm glad I did, but only because the weather was so bad when I stayed here. I was in room 8 in the main building on the first floor. I had a view of the parking lot which... More 

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