We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hilltop Legacy

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hilltop Legacy
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hilltop Legacy
See the most recent reviews
Showing 58: English reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 February 2011

After visiting the Hilltop Legacy website (very nice website) i decided to book my flight from Oahu to Hilo and stay at the Hilltop Legacy. I first spoke to jade on the phone and he was very helpful, even offering to pick me up from the airport .when i arrived at the b&b i knew i had made the right...

2Thank MrChong
Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 January 2011

Their website is a top quality production, so I anticipated the same level of detail in the care of their rooms. Sorry, not so. It is custom to be barefoot in the houses of Hawaii. They offer various slippers for your use in the house. The central stair had a huge window, no screen on the other side of the...

1Thank Makalani
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 January 2011

I enjoy both roughing it and 5 Star hotels - even with the most basic place my ultimate judge is whether the bed is comfortable with fresh sheets and if there is a clean usable bathroom. Unfortunately I couldn't say that about the Hilltop Legacy. It has very outdated decor and an old bathroom with heavily discolored grout in the...

Thank trailrunr
Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 28 December 2010

Would not recommend this to anyone. When we checked in there was used soap in the tub & shower. The bedspread and room were extremely dusty. Breakfast was self-serve, three doughnuts each day for all the guests (7), bread or bagels. No fruit or hot meal. Was within walking distance of downtown Hilo, but no street lights at night to...

1Thank ragsdale7
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 October 2010

I loved my stay at Hilltop Legacy. Located at the very top of the hill in Hilo, I could see the ocean and town from the huge picture window in my room. I stayed in the Legacy Suite, which, was quite spacious and had a great private lanai and huge windows. Mr. Lee and his son, Jade were wonderfully warm,...

1Thank psukhum_10
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 October 2010

The house is still undergoing some remodel and the Sky Room is not finished. We were moved to the suite at no charge and enjoyed our stay very much. Views are great. It is a nice older Hawiianna style home and gives a real taste of Hawaiian lifestyle. No shoes inside. Jade Lee and his father were very friendly and...

1Thank nwlady53
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 September 2010

Stopped in Hilo for one night on a trek around the island. Hotels in Hilo are less than modern and we were not impressed by any of the larger options so took a chance on the Hilltop. A great stay with the best service we experienced on the island from Jade and his father. The house has fantastic views and...

1Thank theway962
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Ok first of all the house has no air. And there is no private bathroom. The continental breakfast consisted of weak weak coffe and donuts and grapes...thats it!! The owner and his son are so sweet and were very helpful with our questions. You have to take your shoes off when entering the house. It is a nice location but...

Thank jcal1978
Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 19 July 2010

The house is definitely not as nice as the photos show, the owners are really nice and helpful though and they try their best to make the place as good as possible. The yard is pretty and they have a friendly horse that wanders around the property. This is more like an upgraded hostel, not really a bed and breakfast...

Thank MangoBananaKiwi
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 24 June 2010

We highly recommend the Hilltop Legacy. When we got there, the Lees (a father & son team) gave us an upgrade on the room since we were the only occupants that evening, so ended up staying in the Legacy Suite for four nights. The room was really spacious, the bed was large & comfortable (soft but still supportive) but we...

Thank shopnut

55 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (46)
Family/Play Areas (1)
View from Room (10)
Room/Suite (11)
Bathroom (5)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (9)
View from Room (1)
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hilo
3.4 km away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.6 km away
Hilo Seaside Hotel
1.4 km away
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay
#2 of 8 in Hilo
658 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.1 km away
Arnott's Lodge
Arnott's Lodge
#1 of 8 in Hilo
515 reviews
34.0 km away
Chalet Kilauea
Chalet Kilauea
#1 of 2 in Volcano
388 reviews
3.6 km away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hilltop Legacy is a beautiful Hilo vacation rental conveniently located in downtown Hilo Bay. The Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental could not be in a better location for your exciting Hilo Vacation. The Hilltop Legacy is located in Hilo is just a short 5 minute walk to the many shops, restaurants and museums that downtown Hilo has to offer. Although the Hilltop Legacy is so close to downtown Hilo Bay, You still have the amazing privacy and views that you can't find at any of the hotels in Hilo. Unlike many of the Hilo hotels, this vacation rental truly offers all the conveniences of being in town while at the same time having the relaxing and peaceful country atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Legacy

Address: 57 Hina St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2005
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: ₹ 5,186 - ₹ 31,505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hilltop Legacy 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Hotels.com so you can book your Hilltop Legacy reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental Hotel Hilo
Hilltop Legacy Hilo, Hawaii
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hilltop Legacy staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in the triple room, really big great view”
  • Great sunsets!
SolangeSC, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Guess you have to pay more for a room there, to get a bigger room, but not sure.”
venout, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you don't have a car, think twice about booking here. I managed without a car but the hill is extremely steep!”
CharlieBear127, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Room was adequate but don't trust these folks. TV didn't work the first night but was fixed for the second night. So verify that the TV is working beforehand if you plan to use it at all.”
750jackm, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“see the review above.”
ashirayk, 20 Feb 2014 | Read review
5 of 5