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Jacaranda Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Waimea B&B and Inns
Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were driving around Big Island and stayed at many places but Jacaranda Inn was by far the best stay. We arrived too early and were searching for somebody to accommodate us - there was no problem to get the room even 3 hours before official check-in time. The room was clean, very rustic, with old-fashioned but very nice furniture, a huge bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The bathroom was more modern but it fitted into the room style. We were allowed to check-out 2 hours later. Sleeping was great, virtually no noise, despite we were facing the entrance road.
Surprisingly there was no breakfast, even though there are big (and again rustic) dinning rooms at the premises, so that's the only minus of the stay.
Overall, highly recommended stay in Waimea...

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Marek N
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlsbad, California
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115 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

This is a property that you have to see to believe... the main house is amazing and full of history and great ambiance...The Inn Keeper Mary Ellen is trying to do it all herself.. which is impossible... The rooms were not dirty but just not dusted... our room was large and comfortable... the grounds are a part of the old Parker Ranch and it is seeped in history.

For one night to get a feel of the place it was fine.. but do to lack of upkeep would have been disapointed if we had planned more then one night.

This is not a bed and breakfast but an inn... Mary Ellen gave us a great tip for the perfect dinner. Check out the Red Water.. it was great...
The home is sad in that it is virtually empty for most of the time but you can see the potential and the jewel it once was...

We suggest she lease out the restauant style kitchen and dining area for a business.. and keep the rooms...
If you are only in town for a night and want to sleep in what is a piece of history this is it...

It could use some up keep but it is just because the property is so large and only one person is trying to keep it up...

If you have specific questions.. just email me at Kendall@FairDinkumTravel.com

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kendall H
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

I have stayed at the Jacaranda Inn many times during the last three years. Always a special place for me because of the quiet, classy, distinctly upscale bedrooms which used to house the paniolos of the Parker Ranch. No roughing it necessary for this tired cowgirl. No other housing on the Big Island has beautiful Kohler jacuzzi tubs or well appointed antique furnishings. The weather in Waimea is the most perfect in the entire world. Cool nights snuggled under upscale bedding and waking to a misty morning perfect for a cup of Kona coffee. Restaurants are within walking distance and the owner Mary Ellen is gracious and savvy about where to find the best burgers on the island or the best beaches. This is my favorite place on the big island and I hope to return again and again. My secret garden spot.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room, but my favorite is Iris or Begonia. Or maybe staying in the cottage.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Beverly S
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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

Beautifully spacious rooms. Very comfortable and well furbished.
Unfortunately it was only for 1 night but, we tried to make it last as long as possible.

We rented 7 rooms there. It was so beautiful we ended up going to every room and taking pictures there. The bathrooms are HUGE! Most of ours had a Jaccuzzi tub and spacious shower. The beds wer very very comfortable. I slept like a log. haha

Price: Sooooo inexpensive. Well worth the cost.

The owner was very plesant and very eger to show off the beautiful rooms.

The grounds need a little care but the overall place is spectacular.

I WILL RETURN!!! and this time for longer.

Thank you jacaranda inn. see you soon.

Room Tip: iris room....that was a GREAT room.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank keolaM
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Honolulu
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

It's been a couple of years since my last visit. I opted to stay at Jacaranda Inn for 3 nights instead of the big resorts with screaming kids. Enjoyed the quiet solitude as the wind whistled through the pine trees. Stayed in the Passion Flower Suite which is a comfortable, generous space. No breakfast, no having to tip to retrieve my car, no irritating distractions. Coffee and tea are provided in the suite. Plenty of food options in town including the grocery stores. Brought back food and wine to our huge room and enjoyed dinner on the lanai. We would recommend The Gallery of Great Things and Red Water Cafe.... if you don't want to eat on the lanai....and of course Jacaranda Inn. Perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nickhonolulu
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Hayward, ca
Level Contributor
43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2011

beautiful location, we had cottage for ourselves....bathroom huge, as big as bedroom. native plants all over, very classy and secluded. high end bedding and furnishings.....main house was the Parker Ranch managers' years ago. grounds just lovely.....would stay there again

Room Tip: only 8 rooms
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alcojunkyarddog
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Oregon
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2011

This place could be a real showcase and was back 20 years ago. The owner, Mary Ellen, has been there for 17 years. In that time the place has suffered because it is way to huge to be maintained by one person.

The gardens on the grounds need TLC. The rooms need a good cleaning. The bedding in ours smelled of mildew, mold, and urine. The shower area had mildew on the floor. The shower head and water pressure were exceptional. There were cockroaches under the sink and what we think was a rag with bait on it; but not certain about the bait. The rooms and grounds look good on the surface but if you wander around there is much maintenance that needs to be done. Some of the buildings are falling apart due to neglect. There are about 15 acres and this Inn has a wealth of potential if taken over and given a major transfusion.

We paid $180.34 total for the Passion Flower room with a seperate bath/shower area for one night. It was extremely overpriced compared to what you pay in Hilo or Kona. There were less expensive rooms available at the Jacaranda Inn; but we weren't given the option to occupy one of them. We were the only guests there that night and they have 8 rooms plus a cottage. The Jacaranda Inn is listed as a B&B. There is no breakfast. No meals are served there.

Room Tip: Go Elsewhere
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peggy061
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Property: Jacaranda Inn
Address: 65-1444 Kawaihae Rd, PO Box 563, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Waimea
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Waimea
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Number of rooms: 10
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