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The Palms Cliff House Inn

  • 28-3514 Mamalahoa Hwy. Map It
  • Honomu
  • Casual Chic
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  • Stunning views
  • Terrific breakfast
  • Comfortable rooms with every amenity
  • All rooms have private entrances from the exterior


  • No pool
  • No lunch or dinner on site
  • Remote location means you have to drive to Hilo for dinner

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

This handsome Victorian-style mansion, 15 minutes north of downtown Hilo and a few minutes from Akaka Falls, is perched on the sea cliffs 100 feet above the crashing surf of the tropical coast. You can pick fruit and macadamia nuts from the gardens of the 3½-acre estate. Individually decorated rooms have private lanai. Suites include oversize hot tubs (the one in Room 8 is by the window with a stunning view of the coast), and there's also a private hot tub in the garden.

A husband-and-wife team serves breakfast with pride on the lanai overlooking the cliffs; meals generally include fresh-baked muffins, locally grown fruit, a warm egg or meat dish (they always ask about food allergies or dietary restrictions ahead of time), and, of course, fantastic local coffee. They can help you plan activities, including hula lessons and massage.

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Hotel Information


28-3514 Mamalahoa Hwy., Honomu, Hawaii, 96728, United States

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866-963–6076; 808-963–6076

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 4 rooms, 4 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 01/06/2014

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