Volcano House

The only hotel within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano House sits on the rim of Kilauea Caldera and overlooks Halema'uma'u Crater. Originally a one-room grass shelter built in 1846, Hawaii's oldest hotel was rebuilt and expanded after burning down (for non-volcanic reasons) in 1940. Almost every room boasts remarkable views of the superheated slopes of both Kilaeua and Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano. [From $250 a night for rooms and $80 for Campsite Cabins; hawaiivolcanohouse.com]