I work within the travel industry and spent quite a bit of time researching the Big island in order to make a decision as to where to stay. We were island hoping so the 5 days we were spending on the big island were for the sole purpose of hiking, as were also "doing the resort thing" on another island. We were traveling with our adult children, who at first glance were very disappointed with the property (somehow they were expecting more palm trees & beaches). It ended up to be perfect as we had plenty of room to spread out so that we could all have some down time each day. It is certainly not a fancy place but very comfortable and our gal from housekeeping was awesome and very accommodating. The front desk staff was most helpful and gave us some great travel tips too. The food has a little to be desired, especially after you just spent a few days on a resort so we ended up picking up things to have for breakfast in the cabin but we did eat in the cafeteria twice and it was fine. It seemed like many tour groups have some sort of relationship with the camp as there were often tour vans there at meal time but it was a big place and they moved people in and out quickly. It was sort of a pain to drive so far to different locations but interesting that we met many people in the course of our travels who basically said that no matter where you stay on the island, you have to drive long distances in order to see everything. We talked about splitting our time between two places but decided it was a hassle to move and the price of this place couldn't be beat...I'm glad we just stayed put!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kilauea Military Camp, a Pacific Lodging Recreation Lodging facility is for the Active, Retired Military along with DoD Civilians, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, and Sponsored Guests. Valid Military ID or Department of Defense ID and current Leave and Earnings Statement is required for check-in. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kilauea Volcano Military Camp Hotel Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Kilauea Volcano Military Camp Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park