Volcano House

A truly unique hotel

Perched on the rim of Kilauea's Halemaumau crater.Volcano House is the only hotel located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Volcano House Hotel has long captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world with its iconic location, rich cultural legacy, warm Hawaiian hospitality and of course, the amazing view. Spend the day hiking the glorious National Park that the hotel is set or simply relax and take in the breathtaking views.

Please note that Volcano House is approx 40 minutes from Hilo Airport and 2.5 hours from Kona Airport. 

Guests are required to pay National Park admission fee per vehicle. Price subject to change.

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Guide Price

 £2,399  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
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Tripadvisor rating 1243 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Spectacular views
  • Complimentary use of cruise bicycle rentals

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 33 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx 40 minutes from Hilo and 2.5 hours from Kona International Airports

Main Facilities

  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Off the beaten track

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Volcano House

  • National park
  • Approx 40 minutes from Hilo and 2.5 hours from Kona International Airports
  • Unique and amazing Volcano views
  • Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
1243 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 527
  • Very Good 459
  • Average 152
  • Poor 69
  • Terrible 36

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 14, 2020

Ants in your pants

Beware Cabin 1. Check in at the hotel was fine. It is a 3.5mile drive to the campsite, which is quire pretty in the trees. The cabins are basic. They contain beds, bedding and towels only. There are electric lights and plug sockets. The toilets and shower block are also basic but well maintained. When we arrived to the cabin it was clean, if a little damp. As we got settled we started to notice a few ants and typical camping bugs around. No big deal. We settled for the night and it was raining quite heavily. I'm not sure if the weather helped to cause this problem but we became inundated with ants crawling in from multiple holes in the cabin from the outside. By midnight they were all around our bed and were coming onto the pillows. We phoned reception who sent a maintenance guy. He saw the amount of ants and immediately phoned management. They offered an upgrade to the hotel at A COST TO us of 30dollars and for one night ONLY. We would have to return to the same cabin anty only 10hours later. So we told the guy we would use the spray he had bought and sleep in the top bunk bed where there were much less ants. The spray worked to an extent and we were relatively ant free from 1am onwards. We day tripped the next day to return to ants all over our luggage and clothes which we had lifted off the floor. They were also now crawling round the top bunk. So we phoned the reception and after telling us that 'well you are in a cabin in the middle of the forest' again they offered a one night upgrade at a cost to us (despite there being availability for 2 nights online) or move cabin. We agreed to moved cabins where there was barely a single ant. It also wasn't half as damp as cabin 1. We relayed this story and showed photos at checkout with barely a response or apology. To Volcano House, you have ant and damp problem in cabin 1 (although we think you know as there were ant traps in cabin 1 and not in cabin 4). Your reception staff should show a little more compassion. We should have had a proper apology and been offered a discounted or refunded day 1 rate but all we had was blank face and the guy who told us he already apologised a day ago (when also reminding us we were in a forest). I wish I had been more adamant about this.  As for the hotel, location is great but I would not stay again.
Jan 12, 2020

Delightful Dinner


After a day of exploring Volcano National Park, my spouse and I decided to eat dinner at the Volcano House before heading back to our resort on the other side of the island. We had gone through VH to look at the caldera in its back yard earlier and had bought souvenirs in its shop. I’m glad we went back for dinner. The food was fine. I had the garden salad with what was billed as grilled chicken. Tender, yes, but not grilled (baked). Spouse got the fish and chips and proclaimed them very tasty. What I really want to focus on, and the reason I gave a high ranking, is the staff. They could not have been more professional. The pride and care they take in providing quality service was quite evident. You can get a decent meal most places, but it’s service like that provided at the Volcano House that makes a meal a pleasure. Kudos to the entire staff.
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Volcano House

Room Types

Standard Guest Rooms

These cozy historic rooms with rustic cabin touches come with either 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds. Maximum of 4 people. 256 square feet.

Volcano Crater View Rooms

Fall asleep and wake up to the Halemaumau crater outside your window. A truly memorable experience. 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds, maximum of 4 people. 260 square feet.

Deluxe Volcano Crater View Guest Rooms

Stunning views of the Kilauea caldera from these rooms that have 1 King Bed . Some rooms feature a twin or full sofa sleeper. Maximum of 3 people. 260 - 312 square feet.

Volcano House

Food & Drink

The Rim

While you dine, you'll enjoy the Kilauea caldera and the billowing Halemaumau Crater as your backdrop. Using local ingredients to create dishes unique to the Pacific region this will be a meal you wont forget. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Uncle Georges Lounge

Featuring a diverse selection of local and domestic beers, signature cocktails and wines by the glass, Uncle Georges is open from 11am also serving light snacks well into the evening hours, meaning its the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area.