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.

Hilltop Legacy

2.5 of 5 57 Hina St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Hotel website
Special Price
Book Now and Take 20% Off
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hilltop Legacy
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hilltop Legacy
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    21
    12
    11
    5
    5
See reviews for
7
33
7
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (54)
  • Mar-May only
    (10)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
There are newer reviews for Hilltop Legacy
See the most recent reviews
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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 It has very outdated decor and an old bathroom with heavily discolored grout in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blacksburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

We had a wonderful time at the Hilltop Legacy, the owners are a father-son team, and they are the friendliest, most helpful and accommodating people you could ask for. The property is spotless and charming, with a great lounge area and a beautifully landscaped garden. There is a covered back patio for relaxing at the end of the day and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springdale, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

We loved the inn. It has the best view on Hilo and on more than one occasion the Lees went out of their way to be of service to two strangers. My wife had to visit the ER in the middle of the night and Jade led the way and Mr. Lee came later and led the way back. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hilltop Legacy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hilltop Legacy

Address: 57 Hina St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hilltop Legacy 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, T4B, Priceline, Odigeo, Despegar.com and Tingo so you can book your Hilltop Legacy reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental Hotel Hilo
Hilltop Legacy Hilo, Hawaii

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (27)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay