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Volcano House vs. Kilauea Lodge on Big Island

Volcano House vs. Kilauea Lodge on Big Island

Old Feb 12, 18, 6:42 am
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Volcano House vs. Kilauea Lodge on Big Island

We are finalizing our plans for our trip to Hawaii this spring. We are staying at Mauna Lani for a week, but wanted to take one night to do Volcano National Park, of course. We have been debating between Volcano House and Kilauea Lodge. There aren't many videos on youtube for Kilauea Lodge except the ones of the staff doing funny staff challenges.

I know neither of these are 4 or 5 star resort quality and we don't care about that for one night. I just want to know if there's one property that is more convenient over the other. We were able to reserve a room at the Volcano House, but only a standard room since every other room is sold out for that time period. Since there will be no view of the Volcano from our room, I was wondering if we should just stay at Kilauea Lodge and drive up to Volcano House for dinner and then on to Jaggar Museum at night. Your thoughts?

KL is about 150 less per night for their deluxe "Honeymoon" room, but that's not a huge factor if VH is clearly the better choice.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 11:41 am
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Never stayed at KL, but recently stayed twice at VH, both times in the non-view rooms. I liked it. Food was really quite good, much better than my expectation. Service was good. Room is comfortable, but not in a Park Hyatt or Four Season type of way. Having dinner while staring at the glowing volcano is priceless, as is the ability to just walk upstairs to one's room afterward.
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Old Feb 14, 18, 2:44 pm
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I have stayed at both and they are about the same. Both are clean and reasonably comfortable. If there is no caldera view I would stay at Kilauea Lodge. The Lodge is only about 10-15 minutes away from the park entrance so it is not to far.
I would use the saved money to eat at Volcano House dinner. The food is good but be sure to make reservations because around sunset the restaurant is usually pretty full and the bar had a wait list.
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