Volcano House is Hawaii’s oldest hotel and it sits on the rim of Kilauea caldera inside Volcanoes National Park. Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and bicycles, a lending library with guidebooks, history books and children’s books, a gift shop, restaurant with a view of the caldera, a lounge, and rooms with views of Halema’uma’u Crater, as well as rustic cabins and campsites. It is very close to park activities including the Jaggar Museum & Overlook, Thurston Lava Tube, and Kilauea Visitor Center.
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- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary bikes
- Thurston Lava Tube
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Old Fashoined hotel with a killer view!!
Free Coffee, great brunch.
The Hale Maumau crater is no longer ‘glowing’ red but the recent landscape changes are fasinating, post 2018 eruption.
The Volcano House (hotel) is very safe, no worries about the lava, in fact there is no hot lava anywhere on the island right now. But you can drive to the new Black Sand Beach at Issac Hale, and people are surfing there! You can take scenic drive to Pu’ulani Bakery. Hike Kupuna trail. If you’re stay in the hotel, be sure to take the 4:00 Pm guided walk with ranger provided for free. We tipped $10 because it was a very informative tour. Be sure to see the morning mist in the crater at sunrise. it gives the illusion of a smoking volcano.
My partner and I were 1 of 3 groups in here. The food was hit and miss. My partner and I split the lobster/crab cakes and the Kalau pork pizza. The cakes were great, but the pizza was basically a frozen pizza except for the toppings. The drinks were very good. I had one of the best mai tais I’ve had on the big island so far. There was a live opera singer which was very nice. I would say this isn’t a bad place to stop in after hiking all day in the national park.