We stayed in one of their two bedroom cottages with a full kitchen and jacuzzi tub. The grounds are made up of small little cottages which surround a bar, restaurant, cafe, general store and gym. From the outside the cottages look uninspiring. However once you enter, these little cottages couldn't be 'cuter'. The decor is very "cabin in the wilderness." Ours had a very nice wood burning fireplace decked out in wood walls and beams. It had two bedrooms. Ours had two single beds in one room and a queen in the other along with two bathrooms. We were told each cabin is configured slightly different and if requesting in advance you can have the bedrooms configured with various bedding types. Each bedroom was spacious and each bathroom was more than adequate. The kitchen was probably my favorite part of the cabin. It's outfitted with appliances that are designed to look antique and old fashioned but are actually fairly modern and new. I've never seen appliances like this before. It was truly unique. All-in-all we were pleasantly surprised by these cottages. They were spacious, comfortable and chalk full of character. I'm not one to typically frequent cabins or lodges in general. I'm more a five star resort kind of person, but I did enjoy my stay here and would recommend this to anyone. What makes this place even better is it's location. It's the only lodging inside the Volcano National Park making it easy to see the various attractions. However the biggest plus is since you're inside the park, you can easily visit the volcano crater at night and see the glowing steam not visible during the day. The general store on premise is well stocked and very reasonable. Breakfast was fairly standard but a good value. With everything said, expect a cabin experience when staying in one of these cottages. The beds are typical cabin style, not overly comfortable but not uncomfortable either. They all do have a cabin smell, but you'd expect this from a wilderness type lodging. All-in-all I couldn't have been more pleased with my stay. It's not five star but it's definitely worth the experience and was a huge value for lodging of this type in Hawaii.
- 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