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Places to Stay on the Big Island: Hilo Side

By: Volcano Ohana | November 4th, 2023

The Hilo side of the Big Island, with its lush rainforests and captivating landscapes, is a perfect destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation. When it comes to choosing the right place to stay, you’re in luck because we’ve handpicked three exceptional options that cater to different preferences and budgets. From a cozy mountain view vacation rental to a historic lodge and a modern boutique hotel, the Hilo side offers something for everyone. Let’s dive into the top three places to stay on the Hilo side:

1. Volcano Ohana’s Mountain View Getaway Vacation Rental

Convenience Meets Comfort in the Rainforest

If you’re looking for a home away from home, Volcano Ohana’s new mountain view getaway vacation rental is an ideal choice. Situated conveniently less than a 20-minute drive from Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park, this location offers easy access to your adventures. Whether you plan to explore the nearby rainforest trails or visit the breathtaking lava flows, you won’t be far from the action.

The vacation rental is readily available on popular booking platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, and, making it easy to secure your stay. Plus, with grocery stores and restaurants nearby, you’ll have the added convenience of dining options and supplies close at hand.

Comfortable and Spacious Accommodations

The newly renovated apartment offers two separate bedrooms, a spacious living room, and a well-equipped kitchenette. The single bathroom includes a tub/shower unit for your convenience, and the kitchenette features a refrigerator, microwave oven, and an air fryer. Whether you’re preparing a quick meal or enjoying a leisurely breakfast, you’ll find everything you need right at your fingertips.

Both bedrooms feature new and comfortable bedding. The primary bedroom offers a queen bed and can even be set up with a pack and play if needed. The secondary bedroom includes a queen bed and a twin bunk bed, making it perfect for families or groups traveling together. The common room boasts a comfortable couch, ideal for lounging and watching movies. With ample sleeping space, this vacation rental is perfect for larger families on the go.

Explore the Beauty of the Big Island

This vacation rental is located in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant tropical rainforest of the Big Island. It offers the best location to explore all the incredible sights and experiences the island has to offer, from the lush Hilo side to the dramatic landscapes of Volcanoes National Park.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking for a tranquil escape, Volcano Ohana’s mountain view getaway vacation rental offers an excellent base for your Big Island adventure. Book your stay now on Airbnb, VRBO, or

2. Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant

Nostalgia Meets Elegance

For those who appreciate history and charm, Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant is a treasure on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Nestled within the quaint town of Volcano, this historic lodge offers a glimpse into the past while providing modern comforts.

Kilauea Lodge dates back to the 1930s and has retained its classic Hawaiian charm. The lodge is a true gem for those looking for a unique and authentic experience on the island. Each room is thoughtfully designed and decorated, creating an atmosphere of nostalgia and elegance.

The on-site restaurant at Kilauea Lodge is renowned for its mouthwatering cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients and a diverse menu. It serves as the perfect setting to indulge in a delectable meal after a day of exploring the surrounding rainforests and volcanoes. Additionally, in partnership with Volcano Ohana, Kilauea Lodge offers an array of Island Luxuries. To learn more about the collaboration between Kilauea Lodge and Volcano Ohana, you can visit our dedicated page, “Kilauea Lodge + Volcano Ohana,” on our website. Alternatively, feel free to explore Kilauea Lodge’s website to reserve your room today.

3. SCP Hilo Hotel

Modern Comfort and Sustainability

SCP Hilo Hotel represents a more contemporary option for travelers seeking comfort, style, and eco-consciousness. This boutique hotel in Hilo offers modern amenities with a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The hotel’s minimalist design and clean lines create a soothing ambiance, while its sustainable practices align with the lush, natural surroundings of the Hilo side. You can enjoy the convenience of a fitness center, on-site dining options, and easy access to Hilo’s cultural attractions.

Whether you prefer the historic charm of Kilauea Lodge or the modern sustainability of SCP Hilo Hotel, the Hilo side of the Big Island has accommodations that cater to all tastes and interests. Your perfect stay in paradise is just a reservation away! To learn more about the collaboration between SCP Hilo Hotel and Volcano Ohana, you can visit our dedicated page, “SCP Hilo Hotel + Volcano Ohana,” on our website. Alternatively, feel free to explore SCP Hilo Hotel’s website to reserve your room today.

Volcano Ohana Vacation Rental
  • Living Room: Comfortable Couch, Entertainment Center
  • Primary Bedroom: Queen Bed, Pack & Play Crib
  • Secondary Bedroom Queen Bed, Twin Bunk Bed
  • Kitchenette: Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, & Air Fryer
  • Full Bathroom: Tub/Shower Unit
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