Hilton Honors still has a handful of hotels which are 5,000 points per night EVERY NIGHT. Given that some of their hotels now run to 150,000 points per night (the new rate for Waldorf Astoria Maldives on peak days), these are a great deal if you need to be anywhere near one of them.
This list is especially interesting given that Hilton is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton Honors points. This takes the cost per point down to as little as 0.5 cents. The current bonus ends on 8th July – you can buy on this page of the Hilton website.
Remember that Hilton counts reward nights towards elite status qualification. If you are a few nights short of requalifying, a stay at one of these properties would do the trick very cheaply. I wrote this story a few years ago about how Will achieved Hilton Diamond status for £68 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
Unfortunately, none of 5,000 points per night hotels are in the UK. In fact, to be honest, it is unlikely that any of them are in places you want to visit.
Bali Airport is possibly the one you are most likely to come across although you could also have a very cheap tour of Turkey. The 10,000 points list of Hilton Honors redemptions, which is here, is a bit more user friendly.
All of this data comes from Hilton’s ‘Points Explorer’ tool here. Set the slider to 5,000 points.
Here’s the list:
- Hampton by Hilton Bucaramanga
- Hampton by Hilton – Yopal, Colombia
- Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Reynosa/Zona Industrial
- Hampton Inn Tampico Zona Dorado, TAM
- Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez
- Hampton by Hilton Ufa Russia
- Hampton by Hilton Bolu
- Hilton Garden Inn Diyarbakir (Ari), Turkey
- DoubleTree by Hilton Elazig
- Hilton Garden Inn Erzincan
- Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir, Turkey
- Hampton by Hilton Kahramanmaras
- Hilton Garden Inn Konya
- Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya
- Hampton by Hilton Samsun
In the next article – click here – I take a look at the 10,000 points per night Hilton Honors hotels, which is slightly more practical.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 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.
The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.
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 American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)