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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 (June 2022)

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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. 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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  • pauldb says:

    OT/ discussion points and duplicating from FT:

    There seems to be a new (more official) policy from BA that you can book the inbound leg of a 241 online at midnight then call the next day to have it repriced with half the avios recredited. Useful to know.

    Less clear but more interesting: it appears you retain 2 bookings and the cash element of the inbound is not adjusted into a return. This would matter if you’re returning from somewhere East: no YQ to pay ex-HKG (nearly £300pp saved) and less YQ from NRT, SYD and others. Even useful if you used it to some RFS destinations.

    • pauldb says:

      Sorry, saving ex-HKG £320 for 2.

    • Rob says:

      That would be massively expensive heading to the US though where 2 x oneway taxes are vastly more than a return.

    • roberto says:

      Virgin adopted this last year. My Vegas and Barbados rewards trips were both priced as singles. The flexibility of this is nice as it would allow you to change (or cancel) the return even if the outbound has flow. The extra cost was not too steep but I was surprised that it had been Deltafied when I did them.

      However my last BA 241 booking on the 24th of Feb was priced as a return even though both legs were booked 13 days apart. Both legs are on the same booking reference so it appears that this rule has either only just come in or is a non-rule rule.

      • pauldb says:

        The BA bit depends how you book it: if you didn’t use the new option presumably you called in and then, yes, your one-way was changed into a return. But you now supposedly have the option of booking online a oneway inbound and then sorting out the half-avios rebate the next morning … only under that option might you be left with 2 booking and a different cash cost.

  • Genghis says:

    Thanks Andrew. That seems much easier to use.

  • Cate ⛱️ says:

    It was inevitable Hilton’s awards would rise given their amex’s earnings per dollar.

  • James says:

    I was looking forward to trying the Salalah property.
    I won’t bother now it has doubled in price.

  • Stu says:

    OT. Any recommendations for the best lounge in Singapore T1 accessible with lounge club?
    Many thanks

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Did anyone else have any difficulty booking with Hilton yesterday? I tried booking a hotel last night and got an error every time.

  • TripRep says:

    LL has all of the Hilton 5k properties here… (newly updated)

  • Scottydoggiom says:

    With regards to IHG points . I need an extra 12,000 points to book a 35,000 points reward room in a city where the hotel prices have shot up as there is horse racing on there that day .
    To buy 12,000 in the current sale will cost $81 so roughly £57
    Im thinking of using a ‘hack’ that i read about , booking a cheap cash room , then cancelling and getting the points as a refund . Ive found rooms for £49 , that when cancelled will get me 15,000 .
    Anyone have experience doing this and any hotels / countries / dates i should be looking at to make this as profittable as possible ?

    • Rob says:

      You can do a ‘cash and points’ and cancel it. Pricing should be the same across all hotels although IHG has occasionally experimented with elasticity by running different options in different cities.

    • JamesB says:

      I think you misunderstand how it works, you are part paying with points you have and buying the remainder you need in chunks of 5k, 10k or 15k points for $40, $70 or $90 the last time I checked. When you cancel, youhet those chunks of points back instead of the cash you paid for them. To cover 12k points you need you need to do one 15k at $90 or two stays one each at 5k and 10k. Regardless of all that IIRC the 100% bonus works out slightly cheaper than the hack.

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