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Get an overview of this hotelSecluded inn on lush tropical estate 15 min. north of Hilo

Overlooking Pohakumanu Bay and the Pacific Ocean

Set amid 3.5 secluded tropical acres, this peaceful Big Island inn sits atop a 100-foot ocean cliff, near shopping areas and 2 miles from beautiful Kolekole Beach.

Gourmet breakfast

This intimate inn offers a hot gourmet breakfast each morning served on the grand main lanai. A barbecue grill is available.

Sunrise views

All 8 individually-designed guestrooms have furnished lanais overlooking the ocean and gardens, king beds with custom bedding, jetted bathtubs or marble showers, coffee and tea makers, compact refrigerators, and free Wifi.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

More than 3 acres of fragrant gardens border the secluded Palms Cliff House Inn, set atop a 100-foot (30-meter) ocean cliff on the Big Island of Hawaii. Close to Akaka Falls, Kolekole Beach, with its picturesque waterfall, is a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) drive. Historic Hilo Town is 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) away and shopping areas are nearby.

Guests have use of barbecue facilities, including table settings and condiments. A lounge provides an honor bar stocked with snacks and nonalcoholic beverages (surcharges). Wireless Internet access and secure parking are available for free.

On request, the inn provides open-air massages (surcharges).

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Picnic area 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 8 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 2000 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free dial-up Internet access 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Furnished lanai 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available each morning on the Grand Main Lanai (surcharges apply for guests who did not book the Sunrise Rate Plan).

Guests may also request a Continental breakfast in their rooms, which includes fresh tropical fruit, breakfast breads, coffee, and tea (surcharges).

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Seaside Restaurant

Pizza Hawaii

Café Pesco

Nearby Things to Do

Although the inn is poised atop an ocean cliff, it does not have beach access. Beach activities are available, 2 miles away, at Kolekole Beach Park. Akaka Falls State Park, also 2 miles from the inn, offers running and hiking paths through a lush tropical setting. Various excursions leave from Hilo Town, 11 miles away. Guests can enjoy aerial sightseeing and ecotours near the hotel as well.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $50.00 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No elevators

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $50.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Palms Cliff House Inn is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.
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