by Lissa Poirot
Located in the village of Volcano, just minutes from Volcanoes National Park, is the Kilauea Lodge, originally built as a YMCA camp in 1938. The property became a lodge in 1986, offering 12 rooms on property and managing four off-property units as well. Rooms are decorated in volcano art and stained glass windows. Full breakfast is included, and Wi-Fi is available. Families may prefer the off-site units, which are homes with kitchenettes and living areas. On property, the Cottage is a one-bedroom unit with a queen bed and a sofa bed in the living room. The Kehau Room features two double beds that can be pushed together to make a larger bed, and a futon sofa. An onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Our Editor Loves
- A mile away from Volcanoes National Park
- Lots of family accomodations and activities
- Special hikes available
Our room had the perfect feel of "Old Hawaii," felt so true to the island experience. We ate several meals at the restaurant and couldn't have been happier. Our last dinner was perfect, the seafood is excellent, great cocktails and local beer selection, and our server, Zack, was as good as it gets. Thanks to the entire staff for an excellent stay.
Cute little lodge with beautiful grounds and easy access to volcano national park. Comfortable rooms. Excellent restaurant on premises as well. Well maintained. Appears to be the primary location in town for higher end dining. Not inside the park but worth the 1 mile trip from the park.