The Inn at Kulaniapia

100 Kulaniapia Drive96720HiloUSA
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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.


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

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:30
  • Check-out: 11:30

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!

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 958 reviews