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What are the cheapest UK Hilton Honors hotel redemptions?

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Over the last few weeks a lot of Hilton properties which used to cost just 5,000 points per night have been quietly increased.  There are still around 50 hotels globally at 5,000 points per night (Turkey is most realistic place that most UK residents may come across them).  A few 10,000 per night hotels have also crept up.

Cheapest Hilton Honors redemption

Our old favourite, the Hilton Salalah resort in Oman, pictured above, is no longer 5,000 points per night but is now 10,000 points.  We ran a review of Hilton Salalah here.  Because Hilton elite members get ‘5 nights for the points of 4’ it was in reality even cheaper, just 4,000 points per night for longer stays.

If you are looking for a good value Hilton Honors redemption in the UK, we recommend this article from US site Loyalty Traveler.  It lists the 26 of the 145 Hilton hotels in UK where reward rates are between 10,000 and 22,000 points per night.  It is worth noting that points price and quality are not correlated, with a lot of new Hampton hotels on the list in places where there are pricier, older, Hilton properties.

There are still six UK hotels at 10,000 points per night.  Until 30th April you would get 2,000 points per stay back as part of the current Hilton Honors promotion so a one night stay would only be 8,000 points.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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 (57)

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  • Sam says:

    Since self referring to different cards now seems to be possible, has anyone actually tried working it into their churning? I currently have BAPP and Platinum having done the PRG-Plat upgrade. Before I cancel Platinum, is it worth doing a self referral to SPG and getting 18k referral plus the 10k sign up on SPG? Afterwards then cancelling Plat and SPG for pro rata refund?

    • Matt says:

      I’ve done it once so far successfully (BAPP to SPG) and have just referred myself for a Gold card from my BAPP today, so hopefully that will work as well.

    • roberto says:

      Someone mentioned in the comments earlier this week that the self refering from plat was their preferred option to gaining points. I can see that loop hole being closed PDQ as all you need to do is refer whoever, take the 18k reward , cancel the new card a week later and repeat. The sign up bonus becomes a non entity and your just pocketing an easy 18k for a BA and/or a SPG every time you churn.

      90K MR could be racked up very quickly ,however not something I would recommend for your credit score and a sure fire way to getting blacklisted from Amex.

  • RTS says:

    I have 13k of Hilton Points at the moment… Not sure what to do with it… Does anyone have a list of UK Hilton’s where it only costs 10k a room by any chance?

  • Tracy says:

    O/T my club europe seat reservations, heathrow to glasgow, have been changed with no notification from BA, is this normal? I have a club europe domestic added on to a San francisco to LHR business class flight. I had 4 seats across row 2 booked, now I have been randomly allocated 4 seats over rows 3,4 & 5. BA cannot explain why they were changed, I was fobbed off with “operational changes”…..

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