Best Ways to Earn Hilton Honors Points


Hilton Points Through Hotel Stays

Member

  •  Base members earn 10 points per $1 spent on room rate and certain room charges. (Exceptions: Home2 and Tru only earn 5 points per $1). 

Silver

  • Silver elite members earn 12 points per $1 spent on room rate and certain room charges. (Exceptions: Home2 and Tru only earn 6 points per $1). 

Gold

  • Gold elite members earn 18 points per $1 spent on room rate and certain room charges. (Exceptions: Home2 and Tru only earn 9 points per $1). 

Diamond

  • Diamond elite members earn 20 points per $1 spent on room rate and certain room charges. (Exceptions: Home2 and Tru only earn 10 points per $1). 

Points Calculator

The customizable chart below will show you the value of points you will receive in return for your hotel stay. Click on the light blue squares to customize and the status levels to sort from high to low. If you want to compare all of the hotel programs, we have a comparison chart

Milestone Elite Bonuses

  • After 40 nights in a year, you earn an extra 10,000 points every 10 nights plus 30,000 points after staying 60 nights in a calendar year.

Current Hilton Points Promotions

  • Here is a list of Hilton’s Current Promotions to help you save money or earn more points on your next hotel stay.

American Express Hilton Aspire

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points
  • Target Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points

Annual Fee: $450

Earning Hilton Points

  • 14 points per dollar at Hilton Hotels
  • 7 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, at U.S. restaurants, car rentals booked directly with Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty
  • 3 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Hilton Aspire Card Benefits

  • Diamond Elite Status
  • One Weekend Night each account anniversary (and first year)
  • A second weekend night when you spend more $60,000 in a calendar year
  • Priority Pass airport lounge access (unlimited visits plus two guests)
  • $250 airline credit on one selected airline (for bags, upgrades, etc.) per cardmember year
  • $250 Hilton resort credit  (list of “resorts”)
  • $100 on property credit at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties when booking with card
  • 90-day purchase and return protection
  • No foreign transactions
  • Roadside assistance (4 times per year for free. Call 855-431-1156).
  • Extended warranty.


American Express Hilton Ascend

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points
  • Target Bonus: 150,000 Hilton Points

Annual Fee: $95

Earning Hilton Points

  • 12 points per dollar at Hilton Hotels
  • 6 points per dollar at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations.
  • 3 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Hilton Ascend Benefits

  • 10 free Priority Pass airport lounge access passes per year
  • Hilton Gold Elite Status (Diamond Elite Status if you spend $40,000 in a calendar year).
  • Free weekend night if you spend $15,000 in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 90-day return and purchase protection
  • Extended warranty


American Express Hilton Business

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 125,000 Hilton Points
  • Target Bonus: 125,000 Hilton Points

Annual Fee: $95

Earning Hilton Points

  • 12 points per dollar at Hilton Hotels.
  • 6 points per dollar at U.S. Gas Stations, U.S. wireless telephone providers, U.S. Purchases for shipping, U.S. restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or on AmexTravel.com, and select car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty)
  • 3 points per dollar everywhere else.

Hilton Business Card Benefits

  • Hilton Gold Elite Status (Diamond elite status if you spend $40,000 in a calendar year
  • Free weekend night if you spend $15,000 in a calendar year (An additional weekend night if you spend more than $60,000 in a calendar year).
  • 10 free priority pass visits (airport lounge access)
  • No foreign transactions
  • Baggage insurance
  • Secondary rental car insurance
  • Extended warranty
  • 90-day purchase protection.


American Express Hilton Honors

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 100,000 Hilton Points
  • Target Bonus: 100,000 Hilton Points

Annual Fee: $0

Earning Hilton Points

  • 7 points per dollar at Hilton Hotels
  • 5 points per dollar at U.S restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
  • 3 points per dollar everywhere else.

Hilton Honors Card Benefits

  •  Silver Elite Status
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 500 point bonus when you use book directly with Hilton and use your card
  • Baggage insurance
  • Secondary rental car insurance
  • 90-day purchase and return protection


 Hilton HonorsAscendAspireBusiness
Sign Up Bonus100,000150,000150,000125,000
Annual Fee$0$95$450$95
Earning at Hilton7x12x14x12x
Earning on U.S. Restaurants5x6x7x6x
Earning on U.S. Gas5x6x3x6x
Earning on U.S. Grocery Stores5x6x3x3x
Earning on U.S. wireless phone and shipping3x3x3x6x
Earning on Flights Directly with Airlines and Car Rental3x3x7x6x
Earning on All Other Purchases3x3x3x3x
Elite StatusSilverGoldDiamondGold
Annual Free NightNoneOne Weekend if you spend $15,000One weekend night. If you spend $60,000, you get an additional nightIf you spend $15,000, one free weekend night. Second night if you spend $60,000
Priority PassNone10 passesUnlimited plus two guests10 passes
Hilton Resort CreditNoneNone$250None
Airline CreditNoneNone$250None


Hilton Points Through Partners and Portals

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