Ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

3.4 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Asheville, NC

Charming Homestead

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Pros: attention to detail
Cons: nothing
Location: great Thai restaurant, Volcano National Park
Joan, the proprietress, has been in the inn business for 30 years, and it is evident. Every detail is taken care of, from the homemade yogurt, to the stash of umbrellas, raincoats and flashlights for after dark excursions. Joan has a thorough knowledge of Volcano State Park for your trip there. The Inn, off the main road, is easy to locate and is a delightful retreat. Joan has farm animals and a lovely sprawling property. Her impressive collection of Hawaiian artwork, living room with wood- burning fireplace and home style breakfast made for a comfortable stay.
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

impressive place!

Posted May 17, 2016
Pros: personal owned arts and fine staffs. the location is extremely near the national park
Cons: Again, the shower system or specifically, the water-heater.
Location: national park is awesome!
this place is owned by a owner who collected a lot of arts and fine staffs. the breakfast is very good and healthy! But, as a very conservative place, shower experience is not very good. Hot water can only exist about 1~2 minutes after you turn on the tab. Most of the time we take shower with cold water. Besides that, the place is warm and comfortable.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Nice staff. Very laid back atmosphere. If you don't have high expectations, you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from HI

Perfect for National Park

Posted Aug 27, 2015
Lovely light breakfast in small friendly lounge with thoughtful provision of umbrellas, coats and slippers. Having stayed before look forward to future visit
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from los angeles, Ca

Stay away

Posted May 11, 2015
No staff on property which would be okay but no one replies to phone calls. Cobwebs on the windows, Uncomfortable bed and very mustie. We couldn't stay here and drove all the way back to Kona instead.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Canada

Wonderful cottage feel, 10 min to Kilauea.

Posted Feb 5, 2015
Great B&B. Nice breakfast with cold/hot cereal, different types of toast, fresh local fruit, etc. Kistchy cottagey, welcoming feel. On a farm, roosters wake you up to remind you to get up to see the nearby (10 min drive) active volcano in time for watching the sun rise up over it. 45 min drive from Hilo airport. Very friendly & interesting owner. Great to chill, if desired, around the table in the dining room to discuss travels with other guests or read in the well appointed library. Free internet. Quite clean, not sparkling (i.e. Hard to reach places a little dusty- didn't bother me). Great base camp for exploring the big island.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Older house no breakfast.

Posted Oct 9, 2014
Pros: This old home isn't a hotel. Just three rooms to rent. Very near to Volcano, Mauna Lua and the few places to eat in Volcano, HI. Clean/pleasant.
Location: Near Active Volcano, Mauna Lua,,,,, visitor center, roads to lava flows, art gallery with local artists, etc.
Arrived approx. 4pm having registered on line w/Expedia the nite before. Found 3 guests of a family on front porch enjoying. rang bell at 'office' door. no response after several tries. Guest on porch advises that 'she' is out caring for the horses. He goes around back to barn and calls 'host'.. She comes apologizing that she wasn't expecting anyone else. Room is very small but clean and pleasant. Probably was a 'sun' room when a home. Twin beds, dresser and desk fill room. Closet. No other amenities. Nice clean bathroom with clean linens. Great place to stay if only want clean room to sleep and take shower. We spent three days enjoying the views in the area. Great museum and art gallery.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice room, and great location.

Posted Jul 22, 2014
The room was generally clean except for a profusion of cobwebs.
3 out of 5
by Melanie from Molalla Or

nice historic hotel in Volcano

Posted May 1, 2014
Pros: I liked the fact we could use the refrigerator and microwave and had a space to eat.
Cons: a more personal check in.
Location: Good location for Volcano Park, Volcano winery, and visiting Hilo.
We were advised on how to get in to see the Merry Monarch on Wednesday. We had a wonderful dinner at the Hilo Bay Café and then went to the event. It was truly wonderful. This would be a great place to stay to see the volcano also.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Noisy barking dogs and crowing roosters at 3 am

Posted Feb 25, 2014
Noisy barking dogs and crowing roosters at 3 am, making sleep impossible.