Of all the hotel programs, Hilton Honors has the largest spread in points costs. The most expensive points hotel costs 95,000 points and the cheapest is 5,000 points… That is a 19 times difference!
In other words, you could get 19 nights at the lowest tier hotel for the price of 1 night
Actually, it’s more extreme than that, because of the stackable 5th night free! 20 nights at a category 1 would cost 80,000 points.
A 25 times difference!
In this post I go over the best deals and how to find them, and give a list of all 77 “Hilton” brand name hotels globally that are bookable for 20,000 Hilton HHonors points or less.
Few Notes About HHonors:
Some hotels have huge spreads, especially resorts. I imagine some beach resorts in non-tropical locations have huge peak seasons and huge slow seasons in winter.
The price shown on the map and below are the lowest prices.
Check out our Complete Map of Hilton Honors Hotels.
Best Hilton Category 1 & 2 Hotels
- DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside Hotel, South Africa – 16k points
- Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya, Russia – 19k
- Although “Max” points price is 60k
- DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, Australia – 15k points
- Hilton Adelaide, Australia – 20k
- Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur – 17k points
- Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, Vietnam – 10k points
- Hilton Jaipur, India – 15k – 20k points
- Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South, Austria – 10k points
- Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla, Spain -16k points
- Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Scotland – 19k points
- Hilton Alexandria Corniche, Egypt – 15k points
- Hilton Salalah Resort, Oman – 20k points
- Hotel 1970 Posada Guadalajara, Curio Collection by Hilton, Mexico – 20k
- Hilton Chengdu Chenghua, China – 20k
- Hilton Florence Metropole, Hilton – 19k
- Hilton Izmir, Turkey – 10k
- Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Indonesia – 5k points
- Not an area I really want to be in, but a great deal if you are in the area.
More good deals:
- All of China
- All over Poland
- All over the UK
- All over Egypt
- Lots in Colombia
- All over Mexico
In Poland I remember liking the one in Krakow, but also they have a DoubleTree in Wroclaw, and hotels in places like Warsaw and Gdansk. If you like Budapest or Prague, check out these towns.
Hilton Hotels in China: A fantastic deal
If haven’t been to China, know two things. 1) Hotels are way cheaper (probably not a surprise), and 2) hotels are way nicer.
I mean, I’ve seen Holiday Inns that look like 5 star hotels that would qualify as Conrads, Hyatts, or nice InterContinental hotels in the US. So you could spend 5k in a nice hotel in China.
My guess is that there are many DoubleTree hotels in China that would be a 5 star experience, or 6 star by South & North American standards.
And they are all over the place.
Hilton Hotels in Egypt: YMMV
We did 47 free nights in Egypt, largely due to redeeming Hilton Honors points. I’d rank most of the hotels a 3 star experience on the Red Sea, but the Hilton in Alexandria is a deal, and I even enjoyed the outdated Hilton in downtown Cairo.
Road-tripping The US
The other best use of Hilton Hotels are the hotels not in major US cities. When I’m road-tripping across the US, I sometimes don’t want to stay at downtown hotels. I saw a downtown San Antonio Hilton with parking costing $44 a night (you can buy land near San Antonio for that price!). Meanwhile, non-downtown hotels almost always have free parking.
Plus, often I’m road-tripping / renting a car because I’m visiting small towns and natural sites / national parks.
Using The Map To Find Hotels
What I do is basically uncheck every category except the bottom one, and add categories until hotels start showing up.
Obviously, others have the opposite priority- they just want to find the nicest hotels…
If I were using a free night cert with any brand, I’d filter looking for high end categories.
But in this case, I think it’s often obvious which locations are the most expensive. And so the other way I search is just going straight for the locations I’m interested in and clicking around.
For example, in Europe, I tend to zoom in on the center of a town and look for hotels in town. That’s my problem with some of the big chain hotels in small old towns- they are way outside. Even in Romania, the Hilton is outside of Sibiu a bit. Although that might be worth it because transit is super cheap, but in general I love walking straight out of my hotel and finding a place to eat and things to do.
List of “Hilton” Branded Hotels Under 20k Points
I think, better than any list above, is filtering the map.
Again, check out our Complete Map of Hilton Honors Hotels.
Also, if you have any other high value suggestions, please let me know!