Hilton HHonors

Overall Score 4.0-stars (3.78)
No. of Hotels in Network More than 1,000
Property Diversity 4.5-stars
Geographic Coverage 5.0-stars
Ease of Earning Free Night 3.0-stars
Additional Benefits 4.0-stars
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Program Review

The Hilton HHonors program is most advantageous for business and luxury travelers who frequently fly to and stay in major cities in the United StatesEurope and Asia. Hilton HHonors members can redeem points at more than 4,300 hotels and resorts across 12 different brands in more than 94 countries. And because Hilton has a partnership with the United Airlines MileagePlus program (as well as more than 60 other airline and rail partners), you can also cash in points for miles. Additionally, you can earn points for everyday purchases with the Hilton HHonors American Express and Citi Visa credit cards.

Pros & Cons

  • No blackout dates when using points to book a room
  • More than 4,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide
  • Members can earn hotel points and airline miles for the same stay
  • Points can expire if your account remains inactive for more than 12 months
  • Bonus points do not count toward your member status
  • Free nights at higher-end hotels require a large number of points


With the Hilton HHonors program, you can earn points by staying at any Hilton brand property and by making everyday purchases with a Hilton HHonors-affiliated credit card. Cash in your points for room upgrades, free nights or airline or rail miles.

Can Points Expire? YES

Can Earn Points On...

  • Credit Card
  • Air Travel
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On...

  • Booking Hotels
  • Room Upgrades
  • Air Travel
How to Earn and Use Points»

Membership Levels

The Hilton HHonors program is divided into four membership levels: Blue, Silver, Gold and Diamond.

How Membership Works»

The Fine Print

  • You must be 18 years or older to join the Hilton HHonors program.
  • Your points can expire if your account remains inactive for more than 12 months; however, if you're a Hilton HHonors credit card holder, your points will not expire as long as your account is in good standing.
  • The number of HHonors points needed to earn a free night in a standard room varies by hotel and travel dates.
  • Hilton HHonors rewards do not cover taxes or other fees. You cannot use points to cover the cost of additional hotel expenses, such as parking, dining or spa treatments.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with other discounts or promotional offers.
  • Hilton HHonors members can accumulate base points for up to two rooms per stay.
  • Bonus points will not count toward the number of total points needed to qualify for a higher membership status.
  • Hilton HHonors members can earn additional bonus points with Hilton's rail and car rental partners.
  • You can exchange HHonors points for miles or convert miles into HHonors points at no extra cost with the brand's Points for Miles partners, which include Amtrak and Hawaiian Airlines, among others.

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