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Hampton by Hilton hits Bournemouth, Hilton on the way

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I found out yesterday that a new-build ‘Hampton by Hilton’ hotel opened in Bournemouth recently.  Given that the general quality of accommodation in British seaside towns is woeful, this could be a decent option.

Hampton Bournemouth

You can find details of the hotel here.  It is 30,000 points per night for a Hilton HHonors redemption – given that room rates are well over £100 per night for weekends in Autumn this is a good value redemption.

Remember that Hilton HHonors status members get 5 nights for the points of 4 which would bring it down to 24,000 points per night.  Hilton Silver comes free with their free UK Visa card.

Hampton Bournemouth 2

Tripadvisor feedback is that everything is shiny and new but the hotel is on a hill which may be an issue for some.  The upside of that is sea views from some rooms.  All guest receive free breakfast and free wi-fi.  It appears to be a modest walk down to the town centre and beach.

A ‘proper’ Hilton is being built next door which should be even better – apparently the surrounding area does, literally, look like a building site at the moment however.  The hotel website is here.


How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

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Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (34)

  • cheekychappie says:

    Same with Halifax

  • slonik says:

    Does anyone know whether you would still get the Amex statement credit if the spend was for restaurant/room service/etc and the room itself was paid for on another card? I presume they would have no way of knowing what the spend was actually on?

    • Rob says:

      It depends how the payment goes through. Trader Vics at the Park Lane Hilton goes through on your statement, I am 99% sure, as Trader Vics and so would not credit it. If the restaurant is fully integrated into the hotel and it comes up at ‘Hilton Bournemouth’ on your card statement you’re fine. Best to ask first.

  • TrekTrendy says:

    So the Hilton next door is scheduled to open in January… a breath of fresh air in my opinion, as the local hotel options are awful. Currently best in the area is the Hotel Du Vin and that’s in Poole….

    • pauldb says:

      TBH if someone wants a trip to the area, the highlights are the New Forest, Purbecks/Jurassic Coast and a visit to some part of the beach, not Bournemouth itself. I’d suggest you stay in Poole or Christchurch.

  • Stuart L says:

    Just found this on FlyerTalk, seems this Hampton can arrange a status match from others to Hilton !
    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilton-hilton-hhonors/1710335-status-match-offer-hampton-bournemouth-uk.html

    • Simmo says:

      That’s the first I’ve heard Hilton do that!

      Wonder what the other chains levels translate to? Already have Hilton Gold… But would love Diamond!

      Anybody tried? (I’ve got the following)

      Accor Platinum
      IHG Ambassador Platinum
      Carlson Gold
      SPG Gold

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