The best value of Hilton Honors Points will come from redeeming them towards free nights at Hilton brand hotels. The Point Calculator calculates Hilton Honors Points to be worth 0.6 cents in value per point meaning that 10,000 points would equal roughly CA$60.
How to quickly earn Hilton points in Canada
Hilton does not offer co-branded credit cards in Canada, so the best way to earn Hilton Honors points in Canada is through intro bonuses and credit card spending across American Express Membership Rewards cards.
AMEX Points can be transferred to Hilton at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 AMEX Points is equal to 1,000 Hilton Honors Points once transferred.
While this allows you to easily build up lots of Hilton Honors Points, be aware that AMEX Canada Points can be worth up to 2 cents each when redeemed for airfare.
Listed below are a few of the best cards for earning points transferable to the Hilton Honors program.
Best For Restaurant & Grocery
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel
Best For Business Spend
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel
How much are Hilton points worth in Canada?
The Point Calculator values Hilton Honors Points at 0.6 cents each on average meaning that 1,000 Hilton Honors Points is roughly equal to CA$6 in value. This is the easiest value you can obtain with little to no research before booking your award stay at Hilton brand hotels.
Hilton Honors points value
|Redemption||Point Value in cents|
|Award Nights||0.5 - 0.7|
Redeeming points for free nights
Redeeming Hilton Honors Points for free nights at Hilton brand hotels will typically give your points the best value. For award nights, most redemptions will give your points between 0.5 and 0.7 cents in value though it is possible to get higher or lower depending on the property.
Hilton does not have an award chart, so you will not know how much your points are worth until you start booking. At that point you can compare the cash price and award price.
As an example, I searched for award availability in Toronto for a November weekend and ran the calculations for the first 10 results in the listing.
The best option redemption was Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites which offered a value of 0.62 cents per point. The worst was DoubleTree Hilton Toronto Airport with a point value of 0.39. The average point value between all 10 hotels was 0.48 which is on the low end.
Again, this is just a sample testing of random hotels and is pretty much the route you have to take to figure out if your points are being redeemed for good value.
Hilton 5th night free perk
Hilton's 5th Night Free Benefit is the easiest way to get the most value out of your Hilton Honors Points. This benefit allows you to book 5 consecutive award nights for the cost of 4.
In order to use this benefit you'll need to have elite status with Hilton Honors. This is obtained by:
- Earning a certain amount of stays in a calendar year at Hilton
- Earning a certain amount of nights in a calendar year at Hilton
- Earning a certain amount of Hilton Honors base points in a calendar year
Popular redemptions for Hilton points
With Hilton having over 5,200 properties around the world, there's a lot of options when it comes to redeeming Hilton Honors Points. Most redemptions will give your points the same 0.5 to 0.7 cents in average value, though there are times in which high-end/popular properties will offer slightly higher value—especially when combined with the 5th night free perk.
Listed below are a few of the many top properties that Hilton has around the globe that can get you some grand value out of your Hilton Honors Points.
The Maldives is a bucket list location for many looking for the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel. Regardless of which hotel brand you book with, you're bound to get very high value out of your points due to cash prices ranging from US$700 and US$2,000 (or more) per night.
Hilton has two top-tier properties out in the Maldives:
Hilton has properties all over Europe. Of those many properties, you can get some great value if you plan on visiting Amsterdam or London.
- Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts (London, England)
Other top Hilton properties
Hilton has many more properties scattered across the globe that can net you some solid value in top destinations.
- Conrad Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
- Conrad Bora Bora Nua (French Polynesia)
- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Using Hilton points at all-inclusive resorts
Hilton Honors Points can be used to book all-inclusive resorts that are part of the Hilton brand.
Redemptions at these properties offer the average value of around 0.6 cents each, BUT... it's all inclusive so you're technically going to get significantly more value if you factor in not having to pay for meals, snacks, drinks, activities, and entertainment.
So while the "booking value" is average, I put all-inclusive a step above your average hotel redemptions because you'll typically save money on other purchases.
Hilton has a total of 8 all-inclusive resorts located in Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Egypt and Turkey. Those hotels are listed below. You can click on any of them to be taken to each hotel's information page on the Hilton website.
- Mexico: Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort
- Jamaica: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
- Egypt: Hilton Sharks Bay Resort
- Egypt: Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort
- Turkey: Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
- Turkey: Hilton Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa
All of Hilton's all-inclusive resorts are pretty reasonably priced when it comes to redeeming Hilton Honors Points or paying cash. If you're looking to go all out, I recommend taking a look at their available options.
Transferring points to airline partners
Hilton Honors Points can be transferred to over 40 travel partners. The transfer ratio will vary depending on the partner, but most are 10:1 meaning that 10,000 Hilton Honors Points can be converted to 1,000 airline miles.
This isn't the best use of Hilton Honors Points, but it can be a good for topping off your account if you're a few miles short of a redemption.
List of Hilton transfer partners
Other ways to redeem Hilton points
Outside of using your points to book hotels with Hilton, you can also use your points to book car rentals, rides with Lyft in the U.S. and Canada, and events at Hilton brand properties. These redemptions will give your points lower than 0.6 cents in value.
Using your Hilton Honors Points for car rentals will give you an average value of around 0.25 cents per point. Hilton Honors Points can be redeemed for rentals with:
In order to redeem your points for cars with Hilton, you'll need to jump to Hilton's car rental portal and select the option to pay with points. Once you select your pick-up/drop-off location and dates, you'll be given a list of prices for Alamo, Enterprise, and National.
The cost in points for basic rentals can cost as much as a free nights at Hilton Hotels which is why I recommend avoiding this redemption if possible.
Rides With Lyft
Hilton Honors Points can be redeemed for Lyft credit at a value of 0.22 cents per point. Redemptions start as low as 4,500 Hilton Honors Points for a CA$10 or $US10 credit.
Events at Hilton Properties
If you're hosting an event or meeting at a Hilton Property, you can use your Hilton Honors Points to cover some or all of the cost.
Event credits will give your Hilton Honors Points a value of 0.2 cents each with a $50 USD credit costing you 25,000 Hilton Honors Points. You can use your Hilton Points by letting the sales team know when you're booking your event or meeting.
|Hilton Event Credits|
|25,000 Hilton Honors Points||$50 USD|
|50,000 Hilton Honors Points||$100 USD|
|75,000 Hilton Honors Points||$150 USD|
|125,000 Hilton Honors Points||$250 USD|
|250,000 Hilton Honors Points||$500 USD|
Convert Hilton points to dollars
Use the Hilton Honors Points Value Calculator to determine the dollar value of your points when redeemed for hotels, car rentals, Amazon and more. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.
|Redemption||Average Dollar Value|
|Award nights||CA $0 - CA $0+|
|Redeeming points for car rentals||CA $0|
|Redeeming points for Lyft credits||CA $0|
|Using points for events at Hilton properties||US $0|
How much are Hilton Honors Points worth on average in Canada?
Hilton Honors Points are worth around 0.6 cents (CAD) on average for free nights, but you can get more or less depending on many other factors.
What's the easiest way to get the best value?
Outside of researching the cost of each hotel individually, the 5th Night Free Benefit will typically boost the averge value of your points to around 0.7 cents in value.
What can you use Hilton Honors Points for besides free hotel nights?
Hilton Honors Points can be used for car rentals, rides with Lyft, Hilton Experiences, and events at Hilton properties.
Can you use Hilton Honors Points at Hilton's all-inclusive resorts?
Yes. You'll still get an average value of around 0.6 cents per point, but you'll gain additional value out of free meals, drinks, activities, and more.
Can Hilton Honors Points be transferred to partners for better value?
Hilton Honors Points can be transferred to more than 40 partners. Due to Hilton's low transfer ratios, transferring points will usually give you low value. You can use the Hilton Honors Points Transfer Calculator to calculate the transfer of points to/from Hilton.
How many Hilton Honors Points do you need for a free night?
Hilton doesn't have an award chart and they do not have nicely incremented hotel costs. The average low end for Hilton Hotels is around 15,000 points per night while the high end is around 65,000 points per night.