Hilton 5th Night Free Benefit

Book 5 award nights for the price of 4 with the Hilton 5th Night Free benefit. Learn how to gain access to this benefit and get great value using it.

The Hilton 5th Night Free benefit allows you to book a 5-night consecutive award stay for the cost of 4. This not only saves you a day worth of Hilton Honors Points, but it increases the value of the points you're redeeming.

How To Qualify For The Benefits

Hilton's 5th Night Free benefit is not open to everyone. In order to use this benefit, you will need to have Hilton Honors Elite Status. This means you'll have to obtain Hilton Silver, Hilton Gold, or Hilton Diamond status.

Luckily, Hilton is one of the easiest hotel loyalty programs to earn status for and all you need to obtain is Silver status at the lowest. Listed below are a few ways you can earn yourself access to this benefit.

hilton honors benefits

Stays At Hilton Properties

The most straightforward way of obtaining Hilton Honors Status is by staying at Hilton hotels. You can obtain Hilton Honors Silver Status by meeting one of the following requirements during the calendar year:

  • 4 Stays at Hilton Hotels
  • 10 Nights at Hilton Hotels

4 stays means you've checked in and checked out of Hilton 4 times during the calendar year while 10 nights means you've spend 10 night-to-day cycles at a Hilton Hotel. If you frequent Hilton's, this should be an easy way to obtain stays though it will not be the fastest.

Do note that Hilton Honors Status earned through stays must be booked direct. You will not earn credit for your stay if you book your Hilton hotel through a third party such as Expedia or Hotels.com. You'll need to book direct on Hilton.com, use the Hilton mobile app, or book over the phone with Hilton reservations.

Hilton Credit Cards

The easiest way to qualify for Hilton Honors Status is by picking up any of Hilton's credit cards. Hilton has a total of four credit cards and all four of them offer complimentary elite status. They are all fantastic options and which card you pick up depends on how often you stay at Hilton brand hotels.

Hilton Honors American Express Card
Hilton Honors American Express Card
Intro Bonus
Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $100 in statement credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family of hotels in the first 12 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
Rewards Rate
7X
Earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio
5X
Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
3X
Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card
Main Card Highlights
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, earn up to $100 in statement credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family of hotels in the first 12 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
  • Earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
  • Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets, and at U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees. Enjoy international travel without additional fees on purchases made abroad.
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status with your Card. Plus, spend $20,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn an upgrade to Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • No Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
$0
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card
Intro Bonus
Limited Time Offer: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, enjoy $0 intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
Rewards Rate
12X
Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
6X
Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations
3X
Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card
Main Card Highlights
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Enjoy $0 intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95. Offer expires 8/25/2021.
  • Earn a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.
  • Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets, and at U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
Enjoy $0 intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Intro Bonus
View Issuer's Website.
Rewards Rate
14X
Earn 14X points at hotels & resorts in the Hilton portfolio.
7X
Earn 7X points on select travel including flights booked directly with airlines or AmexTravel.com and car rentals booked with select car rental companies.
7X
Earn 7X points at U.S. restaurants, including takeout and delivery.
3X
Earn 3X points on all other purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status with your Hilton Honors Aspire Card.
  • Enjoy one weekend night reward with your new Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and every year after renewal. Plus, earn an additional night after you spend $60,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Each year of Card Membership, get up to $250 in statement credits on your Card Account for eligible purchases made directly with participating Hilton Resorts.
  • Select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $250 per calendar year in statement credits for incidental fees such as checked baggage, in-flight refreshments, and flight change fees.
  • Book a 2 night minimum stay at hiltonhonorsaspirecard.com and get up to $100 in credits for qualifying charges at participating Waldorf Astoria® Hotels & Resorts and Conrad® Hotels & Resorts.
  • Relax with unlimited lounge visits for you and up to 2 guests per visit once enrolled in complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership, which offers access to over 1,200 airport lounges around the world.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Some benefits may require enrollment.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
$450
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
Intro Bonus
Limited Time Offer: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, Earn Up to $100 in Statement Credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family of hotels in the first 12 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 8/25/2021.
Rewards Rate
12X
Earn 12X at hotels & resorts in the Hilton portfolio
6X
Earn 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases
3X
Earn 3X on all other eligible purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, Earn Up to $100 in Statement Credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family of hotels in the first 12 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 8/25/2021.
  • Earn Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card: 12X at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio, 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases, 3X on all other eligible purchases. Terms & Limitations Apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary Gold Status with your Hilton Honors Business Card.
  • Earn a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Earn another Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend an additional $45,000 in purchases on your Card in the same calendar year.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

AMEX Platinum Credit Cards

The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express grant complimentary Hilton Honors Gold Status. Both cards are elite travel cards that offer a bunch of premium travel benefits including extensive lounge access, annual credits, travel and purchase protections/insurance, and much more. Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Hilton Honors at a 1:2 ratio meaning that a transfer of 1,000 Membership Rewards Points would give you 2,000 Hilton Honors Points. Overall, the Membership Rewards Program is a solid backup choice for earning additional Hilton Honors Points.

The Platinum Card® from American Express
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Intro Bonus
A New Platinum Exclusive Offer: Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
Rewards Rate
10X
Earn 10x points on eligible purchases on the Card at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership.
5X
Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 per calendar year.
5X
Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
1X
Earn 1X Membership Rewards® Points on all other purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, earn 10x points on eligible purchases on the Card at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Hotel Credit: Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings with American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 in statement credits each month when you pay for eligible purchases with the Platinum Card® at your choice of one or more of the following providers: Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • New! American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. Now there are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • $300 Equinox Credit: Get up to $25 back each month on select Equinox memberships. Enrollment required.
  • $179 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $179 back per year on your CLEAR® membership.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Annual Fee
$695
Authorized User Fee
$175 for up to 3 additional Platinum cards and $175 for each additional Platinum card after the first 3
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Intro Bonus
Welcome Offer: Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
Rewards Rate
5X
Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
1.5X
Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's an extra half point per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
1X
Earn 1X Membership Rewards® point on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's an extra half point per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year when you book on amextravel.com.
  • Breeze through security with CLEAR® where available and get up to $179 back per year on your membership when you use your Card.
  • Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
  • Pay Over Time Option: A flexible payment option to help manage cash flow on purchases of $100 or more.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Annual Fee
$595
Authorized User Fee
$300 for each additional Business Platinum Card
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

How To Use Hilton's 5th Night Free Benefit

In order to use the 5th night free benefit, you will:

  • Need Hilton Honors Status
  • Need to have enough points to book 4 consecutive nights
  • Need to book at least a 5 night consecutive stay

If you miss any of the above qualifications, the option to use the 5th night free benefit will not show up for you.

hilton book 4 nights
Booking four nights (or less) will not trigger the credit.

If you successfully meet all the qualifications, you'll see the benefit in action when you start your reservation for a 5-night consecutive award stay. The benefit will trigger automatically and you will see one of the days listed as '0 points' when you look at the cost breakdown.

hilton book 5 nights get one free
The 5th Night Free Perk has been automatically applied for the 5-day award booking.

Do note that the 5th Night Free perk will apply to the 5th night of the consecutive stay. Hilton tends to have rate changes (as seen in the picture above) for weekends, holidays, and busy/peak seasons. So if you can, you should try to aim for your 5th consecutive day to fall on the day with the highest rate.

Do note that you can also use the fifth night free at Marriott's all-inclusive properties for even more value!

Hilton has 10 all-inclusive resorts with locations around the world including Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Get the details and check out the current rates.

Summary

That's pretty much all there is to using Hilton's 5th Night Free Perk. It's as easy as obtaining Hilton Elite Status and booking a 5-night consecutive stay with your Hilton Honors Points. Using the 5th night free benefit can boost the value of your points and help keep a significant amount of points in your account thanks to only having to pay for four nights.

FAQs

Does Hilton have a 5th night free perk?

Yes. This perk is automatically applied when you have Hilton elite status and book a 5-night consecutive award stay.

How do I use my Hilton 5th night for free?

If you have Hilton elite status, all you have to do is book a 5-night consecutive award stay to trigger the free 5th night.

Do you get free nights with Hilton Honors?

Yes. You can get free nights with Hilton Honors by earning points and redeeming them through the Hilton website.

How many Hilton Points does it cost for a free night?

Free nights at Hilton can be booked for as little as 10,000 points, but most hotels will hover in the 18,000 to 32,000 point range.

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Updated 2021-05-21 By Robert Flowers III

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