Earlier this week I took a look at hotels which are just 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night. These are incredibly cheap redemptions – you could stay for 20 nights for the cost of just one night at the Hilton Park Lane in London – although in the main they are not in places which you would want to visit.
In truth, only a handful of these hotels are likely to be anywhere near your tourist radar. A little more practical is the list of Category 2 Hilton Honors hotels which cost 10,000 points per night.
This list is especially interesting given that Hilton is currently offering a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton Honors points. This takes the cost per point down to as little as 0.5 cents, so $50 for any hotel on this list. The current bonus ends on 8th July – you can buy on this page of the Hilton website.
Hilton Honors has 65 hotels which are 10,000 points per night EVERY NIGHT.
This is substantially fewer than the 130 hotels on the list when we last ran this exercise a few years ago. The losses are almost all in Turkey and China, with Istanbul alone losing nine hotels which were 10,000 points. Mexico remains the sweet spot.
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.
The Hampton in Krakow, click here, is probably your best European option, especially as Hampton hotels offer free breakfast as well. We will see if we can take a look at this hotel later in the year.
All of this data comes from Hilton’s ‘Points Explorer’ tool here. Set the slider to 10,000 points and then ignore all the hotels which don’t have a ‘maximum’ price of 10,000 points.
Here’s the list:
- Hampton by Hilton Krakow
- Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow
- Hampton By Hilton Iasi
- DoubleTree by Hilton Sighisoara – Cavaler
- Hampton by Hilton Samara
- Hilton Garden Inn Ufa Riverside
- Hilton Garden Inn Ankara Gimat
- Hampton by Hilton Gaziantep
- Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn Kocaeli Sekerpinar
- Hilton Garden Inn Mardin
- Hampton by Hilton Ordu
- Hilton Garden Inn Safranbolu
- DoubleTree by Hilton Van
REST OF THE WORLD EXCLUDING USA:
San Miguel de Tucuman
- Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman
- Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte, MG
- Hampton by Hilton Bozhou Culture Park
- Hampton by Hilton Cangzhou Xinhua
- Hampton by Hilton Fuyang Guomao
- Hilton Garden Inn Shiyan
- Hampton by Hilton Suining Hedong New District
- Hampton by Hilton Bogota, Usaquen
6th Of October City
- Hilton Pyramids Golf
- Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
- Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch
- Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City
- Doubletree by Hilton Agra
- Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri
- Hilton Kuching
- Doubletree Resort by Hilton Penang
- Hilton Petaling Jaya
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Aguascalientes
Boca del Rio
- Hilton Garden Inn Boca del Rio, Veracruz
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Celaya
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Chihuahua City
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara / Expo Jalisco Mexico
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Irapuato
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Merida
- Hilton Garden Inn Merida
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Paraiso
- DoubleTree by Hilton Queretaro
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Queretaro Tecnologico
- Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Queretaro
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Salamanca Bajio
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Saltillo Airport Area
San Andres Cholula
- Hilton Garden Inn Puebla Angelopolis
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Silao-Aeropuerto Bajio
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Villahermosa
- Hampton Inn by Hilton – Zacatecas
- Hampton by Hilton Panama
- Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi
- Hampton Inn Clarksville
- Hampton Inn Van Buren
- Hampton Inn La Junta
- Hampton Inn Canton
- Hampton Inn & Suites Wiggins
- Hampton Inn Deming
- Hampton Inn Lordsburg
- Hampton Inn Miami
- Hampton Inn and Suites Tulsa South/Bixby
- Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa South
- Hampton Inn and Suites Center
- Hampton Inn & Suites Cleburne
- Hampton Inn Livingston
- Hampton Inn Pampa
Hilton gives 5-night redemptions for the points of 4 to anyone who has Silver Elite status or higher, so you could book five nights at any of these properties for just 40,000 Hilton Honors points.
If you don’t want to buy the points, remember that you can earn 10,000 Hilton Honors points with a transfer of just 5,000 Amex Membership Rewards points or 6,667 Virgin Points (albeit Virgin requires a 10,000 point minimum transfer).
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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.
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 Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)