Hilltop Legacy Vacation Home

57 Hina St. , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)


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. This vacation rental 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 vacation rental is very close to downtown Hilo Bay, you still have amazing views and privacy almost as good as any ocean front hotel. Like many of the Hilo hotels, this Hilo vacation rental truly offers all the conveniences of being in town while at the same time having the relaxing and peaceful country atmosphere. To make an immediate booking, please visit our website or give us a call Toll Free at 1-800-303-4134.


Inquire today!

Innkeepers: Jade Lee



Write A Review
  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Gracious host, met my basic needs

3.4 on April 26, 2013

I spent a single night in the Hilo Room at the start of my Hawaii vacation. I needed a basic, inexpensive place to spend the night following long flights from New Hampshire via Los Angeles. The Hilltop Legacy, conveniently located just a couple of miles from the airport, certainly satisfied that requirement. The house was in some disarray, with remodeling going on; this is by no means a glitzy establishment. But my room, though small, was clean. The bathroom needs repainting. Again, though, for my purposes, I wasn't concerned about some peeling paint. Jade, the host, is the star. He is warm, friendly, and helpful. I was sorry to miss the horse, who was on assignment trimming the grass at another property owned by Jade and his father.

Very Pleased

4.2 on October 29, 2012

We stayed in the Legacy Suite, which does include a bathroom and separate area with counter, dressing mirrors, small fridge, coffee machine. The room is spacious with a king bed (rather too firm, and I like firm), a private open deck overlooking a well-manicured yard, windows all around allowing great breezes during the night (really no need for air conditioning), a fabulous view looking down towards Hilo, the water, the airport. We walked down the hill to stroll the downtown (easy 15 minutes down, a bit sweaty going back up!), but the pictures you'll take along the way are worth it (living rock wall, beautiful church, flowers, funky old buildings). The Hilltop location is quiet, but you are in a residential area with a few barking dogs, and masses of croque frogs that chirp non-stop all night long (we thought it was birds at first-very odd but really beautiful 'songs')...I still managed to sleep with it though. Breakfast of fresh papaya and grapes, muffins/breads, instant oatmeal available, coffee/tea and juice-seems pretty standard for B&Bs on the island (we haven't come across prepared, hot breakfasts). The house is old but with great character, was relatively clean with no evidence of mold in our room, and no musty smell within the house. The yard is a large-sized residential lot, landscaped with trees all around and a small pond. You could eat outside under a small covered area but it was rather dirty so we ate inside in the dining room which was nicely appointed. Jade was a gracious host and I've read all the reviews and I believe that he takes them to heart because some of the 'issues' others guests have noted appear to be resolved.

awesome place

4.8 on September 19, 2012

We stayed two nights here and would have stayed longer. It was clean and had a relaxed feel. It was like staying at a relative's home. Jade was very welcoming. We would come back for sure.

Ok good value

2.6 on July 25, 2011

Not a top notch place. Friendly service, good location but very simple with basic b-fast. Ok for a night sleep over.

A great place to stay

4.2 on June 03, 2011

We were extremely pleased with our one night stay at the Hilltop Legacy bed and breakfast. As new comers to the bed and breakfast scene we didn’t know what to expect. We were happy to see that Hilltop had all the basic amenities you would find at any hotel – toiletries, hair dryer, fresh towels, coffee maker, microwave and small fridge in the room, even robes and slippers! The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. The room did NOT have A/C, which we were ok with and slept comfortably; but for those who enjoy cooler environments it might have been a little on the warm/humid side. Hilltop is only a 5 minute drive from downtown Hilo, so its easy to get out and explore while lodging at a more serene location (serene as in you can here crickets at night. Crickets!). Both hosts were extremely amiable and helpful. Jade gave us tips for visiting the volcanoes and Lee went out of his way to share fresh fruits/nuts from their garden! They also have a horse which was a fun surprise! Don’t expect much for breakfast. There were store bought muffins, cereal and fresh fruit. It was enough of a cold breakfast selection to fill us up, but it wasn’t outstanding. All in all we were very pleased with our first bed and breakfast adventure. We highly recommend Hilltop to anyone visiting the Hilo area!

Hilltop Legacy Vacation home

3.2 on May 20, 2011

This was a moderate place to stay. Needed to wear earplugs because of the chirping of small frogs. Room faced forested area, queen size bed, Large Screen TV, bathroom down the hall. Breakfast continental, host not present during meal. Fruit okay, Needed to ask for water, juice. Host was very gracious, answering questions.

Sounds of the forest

2.8 on April 05, 2011

The Hilltop is a quiet out of the way B&B. It literally sits on the top of the hill overlooking Hilo. The most enjoyable aspect of our stay were the frogs chirping all night long. Some may find that difficult to adjust to but it felt like home to us. Jade was very accomodating for our early departure and set the continental breakfast out early so we could be on our way. We did notice cobwebs and dust accumlulated in the corners and on the furniture. It was hardly enough to upset our stay.

Good for budget travelers!

3.0 on March 17, 2011

We recently stayed here on our first trip to the Big Island, and chose this based on location and price. It worked out great for our time in Hilo. Our room was nice, the host kind and we really enjoyed many of the other guests we met.

happy stay

3.8 on February 22, 2011

My stay here is good. We enjoyed the sounds of nature at night and mornings. However the Volcano room is a bit warm in the afternoons. The other rooms facing the Hilo bay are cooler in the day from what we can see.

better than a hotel, professional and friendly

4.2 on February 21, 2011

This is not a hotel, it is better than a hotel. It is like being at home or at new friends. We had such a nice welcoming, and service was so friendly. The children were like at home. They enjoyed the cats and the horse, what a difference with a classical and formal hotel. The view is wonderful. And we can use the kitchen and choose the place to eat, inside or outside. Very friendly but still professional help. We also got very good advice for trips and visits around.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Hilo Bay Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $99

Sky Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $250

Legacy Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $250

Volcano Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $150

Contact Innkeeper


Location Type

Ocean views from property, Downtown views from property, Mauna Kea views from property, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Suburban, Tropical


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 4 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos , 3 Lanai's, Pool Table, Backyard Volcanic Crater Viewing, Whirlpool Spa in the Sky Room only, Water fall and Fountain, 2 Fire places

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Contact Innkeeper


  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: There is no deposit, only add State Room Tax 13.42% tax to all rates. *A photo ID & valid credit card is required for check-in
  • Cancellations: Reservations made directly through us: Cancel anytime! As long as you cancel your reservation prior to 24 hours of check-in, we will refund all payments less a 15% cancellation fee. You will be absolutely worry free when booking directly through the Hilltop Legacy.



Jade Lee

Languages spoken

Korean, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Skiing, snowboarding, skating & martial arts. I enjoy living an active lifestyle.

Visit Website

Contact Innkeeper




  • Cost: 15.00
  • Time Served: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: one of three beautiful lanai's, Dining Room