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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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st. louis
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the crater view only to be fogged in. we went to the visitors center watched the 20 minute movie and then the park ranger spoke. she could tell the small audience wanted to see the crater and lava. She mentioned rarely does it fog in for a full day and 3-4am are great viewing times. So we grabbed... More 

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Longmont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here at the beginning of May and ate both suppers in the hotel restaurant. The meals were excellent, with lots of surf or turf choices. The view of the Kilauea caldera from the restaurant was amazing even if you did not have a window seat. Our room was very nice. The best part of staying here... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Book a standard crater view for best value. Bring a rain jacket and sweat shirt. Excellent view of crater and glow of lava at night. Spectacular vista. Make reservations early for dinner as it is difficult to get seating. Make sure to take advantage of talks, walks and knowledge of expert volunteers. Be respectful and take trash with you. Have... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to spend a might at the Volcano House during an extended day trip to the Big Island. Kilauea was especially active and the night time fireworks promised to be spectacular. We weren't disappointed. The Volcano House isn't cheap, you'll pay north of US$250 for a one night stay, but the experience is worth it. Located in the in... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only place to stay for your visit to the volcano! We stayed two nights and it was worth the price for the convenience. Weather cooperated for only one night but it was awesome to see the lava glow from the crater. We did not stay in a volcano view room and it was the right decision for us. The... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is like many older (1946) national park lodges. Smallish rooms and baths. But the welcoming staff and fabulous views make it the trip of a lifetime. Our only complaint was a big tree in front of most of our window that obscured the crater except from the far corner. We had paid extra for a crater-view room. When... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$335 for a motel six? Booked a "crater view" room, which you can see, if you stand on your tiptoes. And they tried to charge $50 extra for a "deluxe" room, which I did not book. The bonus, get to eat in the restaurant or bar with a view of the crater? Except the hordes of tourists who aren't even... More 

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Volcano House reminded me of lodging in Yellowstone National Park. Our room had a comfortable king bed and view of volcano crater. Room was clean and well maintained. It was obviously, updated in the last year or two. As at Yellowstone, there are no TVs nor a/c in rooms. Rooms do have newly installed heaters for cool nights. Did... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is for the campground and cabins: They are located just a couple miles down the road from the hotel, and you check in at the hotel. The place was completely sold out, but we got one night at a cabin after a quick phone call to a very sweet lady at the reception. The cabins are cozy and... More 

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NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Volcano House for one night on our honeymoon. The hotel itself is pretty basic. We opted for a crater view room which was worth it. While the room is nothing special, you are there for the experience and for the incredible view. The gift shops are nice and we spent some time after the crowd dispersed... More 

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