Get an upgraded room so you can see the crater better!
So we walk into the entrance to this hotel and are personally greeted by the manager. After check-in, we look for an elevator, as we were on the second floor, but there is none. We had quite a few bags, but I had no problem with doing the stairs.
Well, the manager would have none of that and helped us with the bags to our room (which was up a couple of small flights of stairs and a long walkway.
After getting us situated in our room, he explained the features of it, and some particulars about the resort and surrounding area.
He vehemently declined our tip.
First order of business was to make reservations at the restaurant and on the way back to the room to get cleaned up, I discovered the manager walking around with a plateful of hot, just baked cookies, giving them out in the lobby and viewing areas. Wow. Just wow!
Ok, this is a historic property and was remodeled, but the original charm is still there. Yeah, the shower was tiny, the bathroom was miniature, but there was a table just outside the bathroom that you can put your toiletries on. The coffeemaker is also located here. Oh yeah. The manager said the coffee was better in the lobby in the morning and we could take our coffee cups down there to get a better cup. No tv. Good. Yah don't need that here. Look out the window or get out of the room and DO something! This is "bucket list quality"! Free wifi and it's FAST. Free parking. Cellophaned cookies each day. They were awesome as well. Bed was very comfortable and the pillows were like clouds. No refrigerator. You get ice from the bar. They'll fill up small ice chests. They have a nice happy hour in the bar.
They have a nice rock fireplace in the lobby area that was heavily used. Bring a lightweight jacket, as it sometimes is cool. Your above 3000 feet.
Noise in the rooms? Noise? What noise? No noise.
There are three places to gaze at the volcano. The "viewing room" (a room with big chairs facing the volcano), the restaurant (The Rim), and the bar area.
There is an exit from the bar area outside where you can take pictures. There's a walkway. Lots of cool looking birds.
This is a "bucket list" quality experience! Extremely friendly and helpful service and a great location to visit the nearby attractions.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Volcano House Hotel Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Volcano Hotel
- Volcano House Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park