About the Kamuela Inn
The Kamuela Inn is a charming 30 room boutique hotel. It is located very centrally in Waimea but is set back from Kawaihae road, in a relaxing and peaceful location.
The new owners Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt purchased the property in June of 2015 and have been supervising a series of upgrades and renovations. They have incorporated the Paniolo style of Waimea and used delightful contemporary touches such as art by local artists, horseshoe features, barn doors, and exposed wood.
The Kamuela Inn includes fully equipped kitchen and kitchenette rooms, two executive suites, deluxe and standard rooms, and two new ADA accessible rooms. The rooms are very comfortable with all new Simmons Felicity Pillow-top beds and luxurious spa linens by Comphy. All registered guests are welcome to enjoy our daily complimentary continental breakfast served in the Ho’okipa Dining Room 7am-10am. There is no resort fee; we don’t charge for parking and high-speed wi-fi is currently available for free in all renovated rooms and common areas. For your convenience, coin operated laundry facilities are also available making unpacking at home a clean breeze.
Mel and Tim share a love of travel and feel strongly about the beauty and people of Waimea. “We feel that travelers to this part of the island are looking for a deeper connection to the island than a resort can offer”. Our guests include local families, alumni, small convention groups, active travelers such as cyclists or hunters, and the Kamuela Inn is very popular among Australian, European and Canadian guests.
“We are blessed to have such a hard working and honest staff who know the town and are happy to share their aloha and knowledge with the guests. Our greatest asset is our innkeeper Edlyn Carvalho who goes above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly.” – Melanie Holt
The Kamuela Inn is especially suitable for weddings and parties. Large groups can rent out the entire facility and there is room on the newly improved front lawn for a large tent to accommodate parties up to 80 persons. While there may be other places to stay on Hawaii Island, none have the appeal of the historic boutique Kamuela Inn.
Click any of the video players below to hear owner Melanie Holt describe what makes the Kamuela Inn special.