I am often asked what the best value hotel points redemption options are. Two obvious answers are IHG PointBreaks, which arrive with a fanfare every few months, and SPG Category 1/2 weekend stays, which can be extremely low cost.
However, Hilton can easily challenge both of these fantastic redemption options, with their own Category 1 hotel redemptions. Hilton Category 1 is a collection of 46 Hilton-brand hotels worldwide where you can get a reward night for just 5,000 Hilton HHonors points.
There’s no time limit or other restrictions on these redemptions, save the standard rules on the rooms being subject to reward availability. Year-round, you can get a night at any of the Hilton Category 1 hotels for a wonderfully low 5,000 HHonors points.
So where are these hotels?
The full list is available here, and you can narrow it down by country (or US state). Some highlights include:
- Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort, Egypt (example cash price on the random date of Tuesday 12 May: US$190)
- Hampton by Hilton Corby/Kettering, UK (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: £89)
- Hampton by Hilton Newport East, UK (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: £79)
- Hampton Inn Columbus-Airport, USA (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$79)
- Hampton Inn & Suites Cleburne, USA (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$89)
- Hampton by Hilton Gaziantep, Turkey (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$77)
- Hampton by Hilton Panama (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$90)
- Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow, Poland (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: €73)
- Hilton Salalah Resort, Oman (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$130)
- Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$100)
- Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen Bao’an, China (cash price on Tuesday 12 May: US$63)
Bear in mind that Hilton Gold members (get fast-track here) will get breakfast for free, so you’re getting a night and breakfast for the 5,000 points. Plus, a lot of the Category 1 hotels are Hampton by Hiltons, which include free breakfast for everyone, even on reward stays.
A night in a Hilton, with breakfast, for 5,000 Hilton HHonors points? That really is value.
If you’re looking for Hilton bargains, don’t forget that we also list all applicable Hilton Promo codes, which includes discounts of up to 40%, on our dedicated page here.