How Much Are Hilton Honors Points Worth?

ByGrace Pilling
Reviewed byBrett Holzhauer, CPFC

Updated: March 21, 2024

ByGrace Pilling
Reviewed byBrett Holzhauer, CPFC

Updated: March 21, 2024

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Each Hilton Honors point is valued at 0.5 to 0.6 cents. This program gives you plenty of options across different categories of properties. You get the fifth night free if you redeem points for a four-night stay. American Express offers a few co-branded Hilton credit cards that help you make the most of this program. Transferring your Amex Membership Rewards Points to this program is also possible.

Like other hotels, the value you receive for a free night depends on the Hilton property you select and your travel dates. For instance, you might have to spend more points to get a free weekend night as opposed to a weeknight.

One noticeable drawback is that you might receive poor value for your points at lower-end and midrange properties. While Hilton points are generally worth less per point than other brands, members often earn more points for every dollar they spend at Hilton hotels and on the hotel's credit cards than with competing brands.

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HILTON HONORS POINT VALUES
  • The average value of one Hilton Honors point is 0.6 cents, but it's sometimes possible to redeem them for a higher value.
  • You may have to spend anywhere from 5,000 points to 120,000 points to book a standard room for one night.
  • The higher your Hilton Honors membership tier, the more bonus points you'll earn on your hotel stays.

Hilton Honors Rewards Program

With 18 brands spread across 122 countries and territories, the Hilton portfolio has 7,000 properties worldwide. Consequently, this gives Hilton Honors members a large selection to choose from when they want to redeem their reward points for hotel stays. Membership to the Hilton Honors program is free.

You can earn reward points when you stay at Hilton properties. You'll earn points faster by using one of Hilton's co-branded credit cards to make purchases. Some even come with spend-based bonus offers for new cardholders, enabling you to rack up even more points quickly. Using your points for free nights at Hilton properties is relatively easy, and you can also transfer your points to different airline travel partners and redeem them in other ways.

There is no official Hilton award chart to turn to for determining the value of your points because Hilton uses a variable pricing structure based on demand, time of year and the cash rate for rooms. However, you can expect one point to be worth 0.6 cents on average when redeemed for a hotel stay.

Joining the Hilton Honors program might be worth your while if you're looking for variety in the types of properties you can choose from and wish to enjoy its elite status benefits. The fact that there are no blackout dates is a plus.

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HOW THE POINTS VALUE IS CALCULATED

Cash Price / Equivalent Points needed to book a room = Points Value

How Hilton Honors Points Compare to Other Hotels

Hilton gives you different types of properties from which to choose the world over, but there are other hotel loyalty programs that offer better value for money. However, other factors require your consideration as well.

Hilton Honors Points Value vs. Other Hotels
Hotel
Value of Points to Dollars

Hilton

0.5 cents to 0.6 cents per point

IHG/Intercontinental Hotel Group

0.5 cents to 0.7 cents per point

Marriott

0.7 cents to 0.9 cents per point

Hyatt

1.7 cents to 2.8 cents per point

Best Western

0.6 cents to 0.8 cents per point

How Many Hilton Honors Points for a Free night?

Depending on the property you select and when you plan to stay there, you may get a free night for as little as 5,000 points. If you’re redeeming your points for a standard room, the maximum you’ll need to pay is typically limited to 95,000 points. However, booking a standard room for one night at a few select properties that offer specialty accommodation could cost up to 120,000 points.

As of this writing, if you plan a trip to the DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort in Thailand in December 2023, you’ll need to pay between 37,000 and 118,000 points per night. On the other hand, a night at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront in the same month would set you back by 43,000 to 50,000 points per night.

How to Earn Hilton Honors Points

You can earn Hilton Honors points in different ways, including spending at properties within the Hilton portfolio, using co-branded rewards credit cards and spending through partner merchants.

Join Hilton Honors

The Hilton Honors rewards program is free to join, and you may sign up online. All members enjoy guaranteed discounted rates when they book through the Hilton Honors app or website. Reward stays don’t require you to pay resort fees separately, and you can redeem your points to book additional free nights. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t get any bonus points for joining the program.

Book a Stay at Hilton Hotels

Once you join the Hilton Honors rewards program, you get rewards points every time you stay at a Hilton property.

  • Base-level members get 10 points per dollar.
  • Silver members earn 12 points per dollar (20% points bonus).
  • Gold members get 18 points per dollar (80% points bonus).
  • Diamond members receive 20 points per dollar (100% points bonus).

There are exceptions when it comes to Tru by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton stays, where the points you earn may vary by region. Typically:

  • Base-level members get 5 points per dollar.
  • Silver members earn 6 points per dollar.
  • Gold members get 9 points per dollar.
  • Diamond members receive 10 points per dollar.

Earn Points Via Hilton Co-Branded and Regular Credit Cards

American Express offers co-branded Hilton Honors cards for individuals and businesses. These cards enable you to earn Hilton Honors points when you stay at Hilton properties and make purchases in select bonus categories — such as at supermarkets, gas stations or restaurants. Depending on the card you select, you may get complimentary Silver, Gold or Diamond status, which allows you to earn points even faster.

The points you earn by using your card are in addition to the tier-based points you earn as a Hilton Honors member.

>> More: Flexible Points vs. Miles: Which Credit Card Reward Is Better?

Buying Points From Hilton

You may purchase Hilton points if you want to redeem them for a stay but don't quite have enough points to fully book it with your points. However, whether this is worthwhile depends on your specific situation. For example, you typically need to pay one cent per point when buying them, which is less than the value you get for them in most scenarios.

However, Hilton sometimes runs promotions where you can buy points for half the usual price. Ideally, you should determine the value you stand to receive before making a purchase. In addition, you should buy Hilton Honors points to make up for shortfalls, not to create a stockpile.

Spending on Hilton Partner Merchants

You can also earn Hilton Honors points when you spend on Hilton partner merchants.

  • Lyft. You may earn Hilton Honors bonus points for Lyft rides in the U.S. and Canada. You need to link your Lyft and Hilton Honors accounts first. Then, you get 3X bonus points per dollar on economy and luxury Lyft rides, as well as on extra seats. Spending on shared rides earns 2X points per dollar.
  • Hilton Dining. When you join the Hilton Honors Dining program and spend at participating restaurants, bars or clubs, you get 1X bonus points per dollar.
  • Car rentals. Qualifying car rentals made through Alamo, National and Enterprise earn up to 5,000 points.
  • Others. Earn points by joining Guest Opinion Rewards and answering surveys

Transferring Points to Hilton Honors

American Express lets you transfer your Membership Rewards points to the Hilton Honors program. If you opt to do this, you get 2 Hilton Honors points for every Membership Rewards point. Determine if making the transfer might be worth your while by looking at the value you stand to receive for the same or a comparable hotel stay through Amex Travel.

How to Redeem Hilton Honors Points

Using your Hilton Honors points to book stays at properties within the Hilton portfolio is pretty simple. If you have Hilton Silver status or higher, you get a fifth night free when you book your stay using only points. Converting your points to airline miles by transferring them to the program’s travel partners is also possible. There are other ways to redeem your points as well.

Transfer Points to Miles

The Hilton Honors program lets you transfer your points to various loyalty programs run by domestic airlines, such as United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and American Airlines, and international airlines, such as Aeromexico, ANA All Nippon, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

In most cases, you get 1 to 1.5 miles per 10 Hilton Honors points.

Other Ways to Use Hilton Honors Points

In addition to transferring points to miles and using your points to book rooms, you also have the option to use your points to shop at Amazon.com. You can also use your points to book a ride with Lyft, rent a car and enjoy live experiences with Ticketmaster.

You can also transfer your points to other members or donate your points to charity.

Hilton Honors Elite Status

There are four tiers in the Hilton Honors rewards program: Member, Silver, Gold and Diamond. All members get access to guaranteed discount rates and free Wi-Fi access across Hilton properties.

Hilton Honors Elite Status Tiers

Club Member

  • Qualified Nights or Qualified Points - Automatic
  • Bonus Points - None
  • Expiration of Member Status - Never
  • Rollover Nights - Not allowed

Silver

  • Qualified Nights or Qualified Points - 4 stays, 10 nights or 25,000 base points
  • Bonus Points - 20% bonus points on stays
  • Free Night - Free room on your 5th night
  • Expiration of Member Status - March 31 of the year following the next calendar year
  • Rollover Nights - Allowed

Gold

  • Qualified Nights or Qualified Points - 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 base points
  • Bonus Points - 80% bonus points on stays
  • Free Night - Free room on your 5th night
  • Expiration of Member Status - March 31 of the year following the next calendar year
  • Rollover Nights - Allowed

Diamond

  • Qualified Nights or Qualified Points - 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 base points
  • Bonus Points - 100% bonus points on stays
  • Free Night - Free room on your 5th night
  • Expiration of Member Status - March 31 of the year following the next calendar year. Receive a one-time extension for an additional year of Diamond benefits. Eligible upon completing 3 years as a Diamond Member and either staying for 250 nights in total or accruing 500,000 Base Points.
  • Rollover Nights - Allowed

Hilton Honors benefits for Diamond members include 100% bonus points on stays, milestone bonuses, executive lounge access, premium Wi-Fi, availability-based room upgrades, a 48-hour room guarantee and status extension.

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HOW WE DETERMINED THE VALUE OF HILTON POINTS

We determined the average Hilton point value after accounting for factors such as how you get to redeem them as well as how many points it could cost to book stays at different Hilton properties at different times of the year and on different days of the week.

FAQ About Hilton Honors Points

Take a look at answers to other questions about how much Hilton Honors points are worth based on how you redeem them to help you determine the best way forward.

Does it cost money to become a Hilton member?
Do Hilton points expire?
Can I use both Hilton Honors points and cash to book a stay?
Can I transfer points from other programs to Hilton Honors?
Can I transfer my Hilton Honors points to another program?
Can I transfer my points to another person?
Can I redeem my Hilton points for cash?
How do I earn Hampton rewards?
Which has the better value? Hilton or Marriott?
Can I transfer my Hilton Honors points to airline miles?
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About Grace Pilling


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Grace Pilling was the Senior Content Manager for Credit Cards at MoneyGeek. She previously led personal finance teams at Bankrate, CreditCards.com and MoneyUnder30.

Pilling has a bachelor's degree in English from Western Sydney University and a diploma in book editing, proofreading and publishing. She is focused on empowering readers to make informed financial choices that support their best lives, not a company’s bottom line.


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