The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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100 Kulaniapia Dr, Hilo

This inn sits on 22 acres about 4 miles northwest of downtown Hilo. Macadamia nut trees dominate the drive in on the long private road. There is no formal check in; just arrive, and find your name on a board with your room location, and the key is in the door for waiting for you. It feels very laid back here. You can almost feel the tension melting off you. The three main buildings sit on an incredibly beautiful grassy hill above Kulaniapia Falls and pond whose sound can be heard from all rooms. A hot breakfast is included for all the guests. The Pagoda and Harmony House have full kitchens. All room decor is Asian-inspired. Rooms tend to feel smaller than at other inns in the area, but they are well-furnished and clean. There are TVs (except in residence rooms), fridges, Kuerig coffee makers, tea, and microwaves available in common area kitchens. Pupus are complimentary in the evenings. Units don’t have any phones, but you may be able to use one of the manager’s on site if needed.There is a trail to the waterfall and pond (you must check-in with the innkeeper before hiking or swimming in it) and another 20-minute hike through a bamboo garden where another three-tiered falls awaits you. There are stand-up paddleboards and kayaks available for free for use on property. They have waterfall rappelling tours daily on site. Rooms range from 365 sq. ft. to over 1,200 sq. ft. for the Residence Suite and are $189–$479. Based on two people. It’s $50 per extra person.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 13 rooms
  • Free 24-hour business center
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Walk-up only
  • No ADA accessibility
  • Lanais on most
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free full breakfast
  • TV
  • Free self-parking
  • All non-smoking resort
  • Free airport shuttle

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