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Volcano Inn Cottages
Walnut Creek, California
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41 reviews
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“Close to Volcano National Park”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Liked:
1) 5-minute drive to Volcano National Park
2) Lovely grounds, nice hot tub after a day's hike
3) Clean unit

Disliked:
1) bed was uncomfortably hard (like futon) and incredibly creaky.
2) Female worker (who turned out to be one of the owners) needs to be a bit more personable. for someone who's in the service industry, she needs to be a bit friendlier to her guests. She never said "hi" or anything, and when she saw us struggling with our bags, she didn't stop to ask if we needed any help. She made us feel uncomfortable and unwanted.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We had read good reviews so we decided to book two nights while visiting the Volcano National Park. We were very disappointed and left after the first night. The staff was friendly at check in but we were assigned to an unit several blocks from the main inn so we did not get a chance to enjoy the inn's amenities or gardens. Upon entering our room, there was an overwhelming dank, musty smell. We opened windows etc but it still was pretty bad, It became problematic for two of our party who had allergies. There is a small heater disguised as a fireplace that did a reasonably good job but you are ordered to turn it off at night. Since the temperature went down into the forties at night, the unit was icy cold in the morning. While the bedroom beds were comfortable, the one in the living area was not and did not have adequate bedding for the cold night. There are lots and lots of rules issued as demands too. I really like giving a good review to places I stay and I travel a lot. But I can't in this case and want to warn my fellow travelers.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed in the Mauna Kea room for 2 nights and really enjoyed out stay. The room was spacious and very clean. The common living area was spacious, warm, very comfortable. the veranda dining area was lovely. microwave, hot and cold water and tea and coffee provided by the hotel, but a toaster would have been really handy! 5 min drive to the volcano national park entrance, some grocery stores and restaurants just up the road in Volcano town (which is a tiny town!). great clean outdoor hot tub, open 24hrs. this hotel has a lot of character and was a really nice place to stay. i would definitely recommend this place to anyone going to Volcano.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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CA
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

The room had two sets of bunk beds and one queen bed, large dining table, small fridge and microwave. Breakfast is served upstairs in a common room with nice views of the surrounding forest. It was very quiet, but the place had a little bit of a weird vibe.

Plan your trip to VNP well and do your research. It is a long drive and if you only there during the day you might not see much. The town of Volcano doesn't have much to offer. Only a few B&Bs, a store and a couple of restaurants. We visited Jagger at night, which was very cool and did the the lava boat tour with seelava.com.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Friday Harbor, WA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We had the great fortune to find the Volcano Inn family cottage quite by accident, after a long day of touring Volcano National Park. The roomy one bedroom "Gecko" cottage was tucked away in a lush tropical jungle, replete with anthuriums and giant tree ferns. We were delighted to have a well equipped, nearly full kitchen (minus a stove, but with a microwave). We loved the privacy, and admired the decor and excellent craftsmanship displayed throughout the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed, and we hope to return next year! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Michigan
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

We stayed at the Volcano Inn for six nights in early November. The purpose of our stay was hiking Volcanoes National Park. We could not have chosen a better location nor a better property. The large, corner room we had was a few blocks away from the main inn in a quiet, beautiful spot complete with a hot tub! Everything about our stay was top notch! The room was clean, comfortable and cozy with a full kitchen and gas fireplace. When I researched the Inn online, the "more you stay, the less you pay" benefit helped me decide to stay there (plus the positive reviews on TripAdvisor!). I must say, though, the photos on their website don't really do the rooms justice. I was prepared for more humble accommodations. When we walked into our room, it was a "wow!" moment. Conveniently located near the park, great restaurants nearby, and a serene setting. A truly exceptional experience!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

There are no hotels in Volcano Village. Lots of B&Bs to choose from but the most interesting ones apparently get booked several months in advance. The national park hotel on the edge of the crater was closed for renovations so that may have had something to do with the scarcity plus it was the week after Ironman and we saw several racers having some downtime with their families. Plan ahead.

Volcano Inn is a good value at its price point. We spent two nights there. Inexpensive, simple and clean. For a few dollars more we stayed in two rooms on the top floor (3rd) of the main building. Very spacious rooms. Breakfast is not included but very good. Bed seemed overly firm to us. There is a hot tub but we didn't try it. Recommend dinner at the Kilauea Lodge.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Volcano Inn Cottages

Property: Volcano Inn Cottages
Address: 19-3820 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have nine cottage-style units beautifully nestled in the rain forest of Volcano Village, Hawaii. All rooms have private bathrooms, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Our larger, family, units have kitchenettes and gas fireplaces. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Volcano Hotel Volcano
Volcano Inn Cottages Hawaii

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