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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

704 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 688: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is unique. Set in a tranquil setting about 15 mins outside of Hilo, it boasts extensive grounds and it's own waterfall! Staying here feels more like staying with friends. The staff are friendly, the breakfast freshly prepared and delicious. We were given good advice about local attractions and restaurants, and one of the highlights of... More 

Helpful?
Thank AndrewFuller
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place... awsome views and swimming at a waterfall... good food... gardens to wander thru... private waterfalls... will stay here again... and would recommend to all... thanks for the great stay...wish we could have stayed longer

Helpful?
Thank Wen S
Morgan Hill, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Residence which had a large bedroom with bathroom, living room, family room. There was a small refrigerator and sink in the living room and a small yard area off of the family room. The couple of drawbacks about the room is that there are no curtains or window coverings in any room so be ready to... More 

Helpful?
Thank lauriearmino
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I needed a place to stay following our visit to the Volcano National Park. I checked out Trip Advisor for Hilo area hotels/inns and selected The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls. So happy with this choice! Jasmine made us feel welcomed the minute we arrived and she had us checked in, briefed and in our room within a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chuck T
Westlake Village, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and two kids rented the Pagoda Guest House. It was perfect for three people and the waterfall view from the upper level was awesome. The property has everything one could want and Carmen was more than willing to help us plan our days. Carmen was beyond great and helped make our stay fantastic. The views all around the property... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob J
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is beautiful. It's located at the end of some rural roads, about 15 minutes out of Hilo. The waterfall is a short hike down from the inn. The water is cold but swimmable. The staff at the inn are all very kind and helpful. My wife and I had a great visit as a first... More 

Helpful?
Thank Abby S
New Market, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was great, views were amazing and breakfast was out of this world!! I am so glad I chose to stay here for a few nights while I was making a solo trip around the Big Island. I hope to return to the Big Island again next year and I will certainly stay here again!! Thank you for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank aldjr
Glenview, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little nervous about booking the Pagoda House because some reviewers had mentioned the need for repairs but it was the only part of the Inn that would accommodate a family of four and we REALLY wanted to stay here because of the waterfall. I would agree that a handyman could find lots to do here (eg, we... More 

Helpful?
Thank ThePlannerfor4
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews I expected theThe Inn at Kulaniapia Falls to be a nice place to stay, and our experience certainly exceeded our expectations. To get to the Inn involved a scenic 20 minute drive through narrow paved country road and beside a coffee plantation. When we arrived at the Inn we were presented with a delightful location overlooking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve G
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was gorgeous, the staff was friendly, breakfast had fruits, pastries and a soufflé - very tasty. The room was beautiful but small. It was not really a problem because they had a living room and a kitchen that all the guests could use. The only problem for us was the lacking of air-conditioning since we live in a... More 

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

383 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (375)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (121)
Viewed
View from Room (32)
Viewed
Room/Suite (44)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
0:22
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (136)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hilo
4.5 mi away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
2.9 mi away
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay
#2 of 8 in Hilo
4.5 of 5 stars 611 reviews
6.1 mi away
Arnott's Lodge
Arnott's Lodge
#1 of 8 in Hilo
4.0 of 5 stars 428 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.7 mi away
Hilo Seaside Hotel
20.6 mi away
Chalet Kilauea
Chalet Kilauea
#1 of 2 in Volcano
4.0 of 5 stars 331 reviews
10.5 mi away
The Palms Cliff House Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming Inn offering 10 rooms or a private guest house. Three waterfalls and a botanical garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Address: 100 Kulaniapia Drive, P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96721
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $200 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire and Travelocity so you can book your The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hotel Hilo
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hilo, Hawaii
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay