The Hilton Honors American Express Card is a no-annual fee card (rates & fees) that earns 7 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent at Hilton properties and 5 points per $1 spent on U.S. restaurant, U.S. supermarket, and U.S. gas station purchases.
The card offers complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status which grants you access to Hilton's 5th Night Free benefit. It's a great option if you only stay at Hilton brand hotels once or twice a year and want to earn Hilton Honors Points.
Card Details At-A-Glance
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Hilton AMEX Card Bonus Categories
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card features the following bonus categories and earning rates:
- 7X Hilton Hotels & Resorts
- 5X U.S. Restaurant
- 5X U.S. Supermarket
- 5X U.S. Gas Station
- 3X Everything Else
7X Hilton Hotels & Resorts
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card earns 7 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. This include hotel bookings and incidental charges made at the hotel such as restaurant, spa, and other charges.
5X U.S. Restaurant
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card earns 5 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants.
5X U.S. Supermarket
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card earns 5 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets. This applies to standard supermarkets as well as some online supermarkets such as FreshDirect.
Superstores, convenience stores, and warehouse clubs (Walmart, Sam's Club, 7-Eleven) are not eligible.
5X U.S. Gas Station
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card earns 5 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent at U.S. gas stations.
3X Everything Else
All other purchases on the Hilton Honors AMEX Card will earn 3 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent.
Hilton AMEX Card Benefits
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card features the following card benefits:
Complimentary Hilton Honors Silver
As a Hilton Honors AMEX Card member, you'll receive complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status. This status is normally given out after earning 5 Nights, 2 Stays, or 12,500 Base Points, so it's a small shortcut, but still one that can be useful as you'll have access to Hilton's 5th Night Free Benefit as well as earn bonus points and more.
Spending $20,000 on the Hilton Honors AMEX Card will earn you complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status. This can be earned complimentary without card spending with the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card.
American Express Benefits
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card comes with several American Express benefits including:
- Amex Send & Split
- Pay It Plan It®
- American Express Experiences
- American Express Presale
- American Express Seating
- AMEX Offers (Enrollment Required)
Travel & Purchase Coverage
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card offers both travel and purchase insurance which includes:
Hilton AMEX Card Point Calculator
Calculate how many Hilton Honors Points you can earn with the Hilton Honors AMEX Card based on spend, value of benefits, elite status, and annual fee. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit cards featured on the site.
Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.
Hilton AMEX Card Points Value
The Point Calculator values Hilton Honors Points at an average of 0.6 cents per point when used for free nights at Hilton brand hotels. Points can also be used for a number of other redemptions including car rentals, rides with Lyft, and purchases on Amazon.com.
Check out our Hilton Honors Points Value Calculator to get the breakdown of all redemption options as well as details on the best way to maximize your point value.
Hilton AMEX Card Point Transfer
Hilton Honors Points can be transferred to a long list of airline partners with most being a 10:1 or 10:1.5 transfer ratio.
|Transfer Partner||Transfer Ratio|
|Aeromexico Club Premier||10:1.625|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||10:1|
|Air France-KLM Flying Blue||10:1|
|Air New Zealand Airpoints||500:1|
|AirAsia Freedom Flyer||10:1|
|Alaska Air Mileage Plan||10:1|
|All Nippon Airways Mileage Club||10:1|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||10:1.5|
|Amtrak Guest Rewards||10:1.5|
|Asiana Airlines Asiana Club||10:1|
|British Airways Executive Club||10:1|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||10:1|
|China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles||10:1|
|Delta Airlines SkyMiles||10:1|
|Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles||10:1|
|Eva Air MileageLands||10:1|
|Frontier Airlines FRONTIER Miles||10:1.5|
|Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles||10:1|
|Hainan Air Fortune Wings Club||2.5:1|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles||10:1.5|
|Icelandair Saga Club||10:1|
|Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank||10:1|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||50:6.25|
|Malaysia Air Enrich||10:1.2|
|Philippine Airlines Mabuhay||10:1|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||10:1.5|
|Qatar Airways Privilege Club||10:1|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan||10:1|
|Scandinavian Air EuroBonus||8:1|
|South African Air SAA Voyager||10:1.5|
|Turkish Air Miles and Smiles||10:1|
|United Airline Mileage Plus||10:1|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||10:1.5|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||10:1.5|
If you're short on airline miles, transferring Hilton Honors Points can be a decent option, but you'll get the best value out of your points when redeeming them for free nights.
Hilton Points Transfer Calculator
Use the point transfer calculator to calculate the conversion of Hilton Honors Points to airline miles with Hilton's partners. You can enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points to see how many miles or points you'll end up receiving with each program once transferred.
Is the Hilton Honors AMEX Card worth it?
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card is one of the best no-annual fee credit card options if you're looking to build points towards free nights at Hilton properties. Depending on how much you spend, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card could be the better choice.
What benefits does the Hilton Honors AMEX Card offer?
The Hilton Honors AMEX Card offers complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status along with standard American Express card benefits such as ShopRunner Membership and access to AMEX Offers.
How many bonus points does the Hilton Honors AMEX Card offer?
The card earns 7X on Hilton purchases, 5X on U.S. restaurant, U.S. supermarket, and U.S. gas station purchases, and 3X on everything else. You can use the calculator to calculate total points and compare results against other credit cards.