Honomu Inn

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

On the road leading to Akaka Falls at the intersection of route 220 and 19 you will find the Honomu Inn. Meaning “quiet bay” Honomu is a small, historic, sugar plantation village along the picturesque Hamakua Coast. Within this sherbet, colored hamlet, you will spot the Honomu Inn on the sleepy Main Street.

Don’t judge this book by its cover, as the inn’s interior underwent an extensive remodel. Newly marble-tiled bathrooms with shiny fixtures, ceiling fans with upgraded air conditioning and heating systems add to your Honomu comfort. This Boutique hotel is a hidden gem inside of a historic exterior package. It offers excellent service with kind hosts and a fun small town to explore.

Just like the Hamakua region, this historic inn carries with it an interesting history. Originally built in 1931, today the Inn’s pink exterior has been devotedly preserved as tribute to the village’s culture: the Japanese immigrants who harvested its bounty of sugar cane, and the Hanashiro Family who contributed to the preservation of this historic community. Adjacent to the Inn, you will find rainbow painted storefronts adding to the charm of this piece of Hawaiiana.

The Hamakua coast is a fantastic spot to experience a true Hawaiian getaway, with tropical serenity and off-the-beaten-path quiet. With the limitless access this area offers to hiking, sightseeing, waterfalls, and scenic drives in this coastal paradise, you can truly relax and unwind. The Honomu Inn is also within easy driving distance (just about 15 minutes north) of the town of Hilo Hawaii if you are looking for additional options for restaurants, galleries, parks, and shopping during your getaway.

Public lobby
Shared kitchenette/dining area
Air conditioning/heating/ceiling fans
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Bathroom Essentials

28-1692 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Honomu, HI 96728

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