Hotel The Inn at Kulaniapia (Hilo, USA)


Hotel The Inn at Kulaniapia (Hilo, USA)

About The Inn at Kulaniapia

The Inn at Kulaniapia is a Hawaiian bed and breakfast establishment, located in 22 acres of lush vegetation, waterfalls and gardens. Rooms are in four neighboring buildings of authentic Asian style. They include marble clad bathroom, with complimentary soap, shampoo and hairdryer. Many rooms include a private balcony and sitting area. They are attractively decorated and furnished and the only background noise is that of the quiet waterfall. The Inn at Kulaniapia is pet friendly and has a business center, gymnasium and workout room. There is wheelchair access, free WiFi, free parking and a concierge service. A complimentary breakfast is served and downtown Hilo’s restaurants are a 15 minute drive away. Breaks are enhanced by visits to the Akaka Falls, Kaumana Caves Park and the Lyman Museum, in addition to exploring the Hawaiian Forest Trails.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


100 Kulaniapia Drive, 96720, Hilo, USA

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 1625  reviews from:
  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.1 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.6 / 10

Positive Reviews


It's as good as it sounds!

Idyllic is the word! Rooms have views to the luxuriant gardens and waterfall, or to the ocean in the distance. Amble round the gardens or take a dip in the waters at the foot of the waterfall. Delightful; simply perfect!


Welcoming staff and owners.

Staff are friendly and keep everywhere, including rooms, in excellent order. There are many stories surrounding the history of the inn and the enthusiastic owners are more than happy to regale interested guests with this detail.


Hawaiian Breakfast.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast, served in the kitchen and enjoyed outside overlooking the waterfall. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Negative Reviews


TV or not TV

There's no TV in the room + you only miss it when it's not there. There is a TV in the communal lounge - but it's not the same. The other thing that's missing from the room is air conditioning. It's not too bad at night but unbearable during the day - an unexpected pain, given these prices!


So near-and yet so far

The nearest town is only about 5 miles away but it's down a 15 MPH single track road, so the journey takes forever. Fancy an evening drink or meal in town? You'll think twice about it!


A trickle of downfalls

This is a very romantic setting with romantic strolls down to the waterfalls. The reality is shatteringly different! It's not safe, pathways are unsafe and anyone wanting to swim in the pool needs to sign a release for insurance purposes. Talk about a dive into the pool of reality!

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Massage
Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Parking
  4. Terrace
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Fireplace
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental
  2. Hiking trail
Theme / Type
  1. Eco-friendly hotel
  1. Accessible hotel
  2. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


100 Kulaniapia Drive , 96720 , Hilo , USA
Telephone: +1(808)9356789 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Kulaniapia

  • Is there a pool area at The Inn at Kulaniapia?

    No, The Inn at Kulaniapia doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Inn at Kulaniapia?

    No, The Inn at Kulaniapia doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Inn at Kulaniapia?

    Yes, The Inn at Kulaniapia provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Inn at Kulaniapia?

    Check-in at The Inn at Kulaniapia is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Inn at Kulaniapia located?

    The Inn at Kulaniapia is located in 100 Kulaniapia Drive, 96720, Hilo, USA.

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