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Before the volcano erupted we went there
judith l (Westminster, Colorado)
I am sure that this review is no longer worth much as so much as changed since the eruption has changed the landscape considerably. We walked and visited and appreciated being on the Rim of the Crater. This year, we look at that and say- right there- we were right there!
The light is off...the lava has moved away
harveymushman99 (San Luis Obispo, California)
The party is over go home...Sorry to say this is over now.Stayed in the campground last year and would visit the "House" in the mornings and evenings .The view could be excellent at times depending what the Volcano was up to.In fact a small portion of the volcano wall collapsed into the lava lake one year ago and created a huge bit of smoke to rise into the air...a message of things to come...The lava lake is gone now along with all the tourist .The crater is now dormant and has collapsed in on it self and is growing larger and larger some scientist believe their may be a huge explosion there soon. The Jagger lookout-museum is closed now forever I am grateful I was there last year for several months some nights there were just magical...Maybe soon the Leilani estates fissure Number 8 will be the new lookout area.Cinder cone with fresh lava running out overland with a ocean entry point within a mile just might be the new place to go...time will tell....Jagger lookout- Volcano House and the ex military base turned hotel with restaurant are now all closed and the local crazy campground... and bless their overcharging hearts they are all unemployed now and maybe just maybe now just a bit more humble and compassionate ..but now is to late as there are no tourist in that area.
Stay for the view!
Steph H (Ontario Canada)
We are a family of four we stayed one night in a volcano view room on the second floor. The room was comfortable, but it is older and dated. We didn't stay there for the accommodations, it was for the location. The view is stunning! Seeing the glow and bubbles of the lava and volcano at night and in the morning before sunrise was stunning. I highly recommend staying here and enjoying the beauty of nature!
One of a kind experience
Nello F (Burlingame, California)
Views were great. Hotel is dated. Restaurant is mediocre. That being said, if you're here to experience the volcano, want a room with a view, and want to have a convenient launching point for frequent hikes, you can't beat volcano house.
Live with the quirky
Senioronabudget (Kent, Washington)
The volcano house has its "rules". Our daughter was concerned that there was no doorman to help with the luggage. There are no TV's in the rooms. The desk clerk can be a bit snarky. HOWEVER Where else can you look out the window and see a caldera of a volcano? While the restaurant is busy at noon with all the tourists, the evening meal is delightful with more staff than visitors. If you want 5 star amenities, this is not your place. If you want a unique experience, it is here. NOTE: Make reservations at the front desk before going in for supper. They do have their rules.