Hilton Points Value

Redemption Options & Cash Value Calculator

The value of Hilton Honors Points are 0.6 cents on average. Calculate the cash value of points based on redemption and get the best point value.


The best value of Hilton Honors Points will come from redeeming them towards free night at Hilton Hotels. Hotel redemptions will typically give you a value of around 0.6 cents per Hilton Honors Point. Overall, Hilton Honors Points can be used/redeemed towards:

  • Free Nights at Hilton Properties
  • Car Rentals
  • Rides with Lyft
  • Hilton Experiences
  • Amazon.com Purchases
  • Events at Hilton Properties
  • Transferred To Airline/Rail Partners

This page will cover the cash value you can obtain from these redemptions as well as details on each.

Hilton Points Value Calculator

Use the Hilton Points Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of your Hilton Points based on the average value of each redemption listed. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

Hilton Honors Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
Points
Hilton Properties (5th Night Free, Research)
0.75 to 1+ cent
$0 - $0+
Hilton Properties (Average)
0.6 cents
$0
Lyft Credits
0.22 cents each
$0
Car Rentals
0.2 cents each
$0
Amazon.com
0.2 cents each
$0
Event Credits
0.2 cents each
$0

These are the average cash values for Hilton Honors Points when used for free nights:

Hilton Points Average Value - Free Nights
Hilton Points Cash Value
10,000 Points US $60
25,000 Points US $150
50,000 Points US $300
75,000 Points US $450
100,000 Points US $600
120,000 Points US $720
150,000 Points US $900

Some of the higher values are commonly seen as sign up bonus across Hilton's credit cards.

Redeem For Free Nights

The best value you can obtain from Hilton Honors Points will be when you use them for free nights at Hilton brand hotels. Points can be used at just about any Hilton Hotel as long as there's availability. You can also use your Hilton Honors Points at Hilton's all inclusive resorts. If you want to maximize the value of your points at any given hotel, the sweet spot will come from booking 5 night consecutive stays at Hilton hotels thanks to Hilton's 5th Night Free Benefit.

Standard Hilton Redemptions

Standard free nights at Hilton brand hotels will give you an average of around 0.6 cents in value, but you can easily get more or less depending on the hotel. Getting more than 0.6 cents in value will require you to do some research, number crunching and, a lot of back-and-forth work. For example, here's the cost in cash and cost in points for the first five hotels in Tampa, Florida for a random weekend in April.

Cost in cash.
Cost in Hilton Honors Points.

The Hilton Honors Point Values for these hotels are roughly between 0.4 cents and 0.8 cents in value. The table below breaks down the value of these five hotels. Do note that the price on the search page does not include taxes and fees, so you'll be receiving a slightly higher value for these redemptions.

Hilton Points Value - Tampa Hotels
Hotel Points Needed Cash Cost Point Value
Hilton Tampa Downtown 60,000 pts $419 0.69 Cents
Embassy Suite by Hilton Tampa 57,000 pts $278 0.48 Cents
Hampton Inn Tampa Channel 50,000 pts $236 0.47 Cents
Home2 Suites Channel 40,000 pts $255 0.63 Cents
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore 40,000 pts $193 0.48 Cents

As you can see there's a small range of values here. The best option is the Hilton Tampa Downtown which will give you about 0.7 cents per point after taxes are factored in. The worst is the Hampton Inn Tampa Downtown Channel District which will give you around 0.47 cents per point.

If you're booking a stay at a Hilton Hotel in any given city and want the best value out of your Hilton Honors Points, the best place to start is the search results screen. This is because you can get a list of hotel costs in cash and Hilton Honors Points per night which allows you to calculate a rough estimate of which properties are worth your time. You'll easily be able to rule out several hotels such as the Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn Tampa Channel, and Tampa Airport Westshore in the example above.

Useful Tools: Rather than pulling out your trusty calculator, you can use the Points & Miles Cash Value Calculator to calculate the rough cash value of your stays. It has multiple fields for you to enter the cost in points and cost in cash.

5th Night Free Benefit

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. Hilton Honors status is earned by having a certain amount of stays or nights in a calendar year at Hilton, earning a certain amount of base points as Hilton Hotels, or by holding any Hilton Honors credit card. If you have elite status, you'll see the 5th night free benefit applied automatically.

Let's look at the same five hotels with Hilton's 5th Night Free benefit in mind. Since Hilton only shows the per night price on the home page and does not factor in the benefit of 5th night free from the search screen, this will require you to actually go through each hotel individually to find the value. You can also just multiply the average night value by 5 nights and the cost in points by 4 to get a rough value of the 5th night free benefit. For these calculations, I'll actually include the final cost after taxes. Do note that the per night prices of hotels will vary depending on different factors, so it may not match the cash and Hilton Point costs in the previous example.

Hilton Points Value - 5 Night Stay
Hotel Points Needed Cash Cost Point Value
Hilton Tampa Downtown 240,000 pts $2,300 0.95 Cents
Embassy Suite by Hilton Tampa 212,000 pts $1,517 0.71 Cents
Hampton Inn Tampa Channel 200,000 pts $1,178 0.58 Cents
Home2 Suites Channel 200,000 pts $1,128 0.56 Cents
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore 160,000 pts $1,305 0.81 Cents

You can see that there's a big shift in point values. The Hilton Tampa Downtown offers you a value of almost 1 cent per point which is a great redemption value. There was also a significant boost in value for the Embassy Suite By Hilton Tampa which previously was only 0.48 cents per point. This benefit not only saves you a day worth of points, but gives you a nice boost in value.

Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts

Hilton Honors Points can be used to book all-inclusive resorts that are part of the Hilton brand. As with your standard redemptions, you will still get an average value of around 0.6 cents with the ability to get a lower or higher value depending on dates and other factors. Point value aside, all-inclusive resorts will usually give you a better overall value since everything is... all-inclusive. This typically includes meals, snacks, drinks, activities, and entertainment which can be a costly part of any trip. So while the value is equal, 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.

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.

Other Redemptions

Outside of using your points to book hotels with Hilton, you can also use your points to book car rentals, rides with Lyft, pay for Amazon.com purchases, and more. These redemptions will typically give you a lower value than redeeming your points for hotel stays.

Car Rentals

Using your Hilton Honors Points for car rentals will give you an average value of around 0.2 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.

Redeeming points for car rentals can be quite pricey.

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 $10 credit which. In order to redeem your points, you'll need to use the Lyft Loyalty Wallet portal. You can get the full details by reading up on the Hilton-Lyft Partnership which also covers earning Hilton Points with Lyft and how to link your accounts.

convert hilton to lyft credit
Convert Hilton Honors Points to Lyft credits.

Amazon.com Purchases

Hilton Honors Points can be redeemed at checkout on Amazon to pay for purchases for a value of 0.2 cents per point which comes out to be 500 Hilton Honors Points for $1. This is a solid way to shave down the cost of your Amazon bill, but it's still significantly low in value when compared to free nights at Hilton properties. If you enjoy shopping on Amazon, I recommend using Amazon's own credit cards which offers 3% to 5% cash back on Amazon.com and Whole Food Stores purchases.

amazon shop with points
The Amazon Shop with Points Program allows you to use points from several leading rewards programs.

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

Transfer Hilton Points To Partners

Hilton Honors Points can be transferred to over 40 airline programs as well as the Amtrak Guest Rewards program. The value of transferring Hilton Honors Points will vary, but it will typically be really low. This is due to the fact that most of Hilton's transfer partners have either a 10:1 or 10:1.5 transfer ratio. By average standards, 10 Hilton Honors Points, worth $0.60 on average, will give you more value that 1 or 1.5 airline miles which ranges in value from $0.01 to as high as $0.03 for some first and business class redemptions.

hilton preferred partners
You can add your preferred partners under your Hilton Honors account.

You can use the Hilton Honors Points Transfer Partners Calculator to get a full breakdown of transferring points to and from Hilton Honors as well as a breakdown of airline partners by alliance and a list of partner credit cards you can use to earn Hilton Honors Points.

Summary

Overall, Hilton Honors Points can be worth a solid 0.6 cents on average which around the average for most hotel rewards programs. In order to full maximize the Hilton Honors Program, picking up a Hilton Honors credit card is almost mandatory as you'll be able to build Hilton Honors Points at an exponential rate due to the great value and complimentary Hilton Elite Status these cards offer. You can use the Hilton Honors Credit Card Calculators to calculate total points or you can use the Best Credit Cards For Hilton Honors Points to get a list of the best cards based on your spend across hundreds of categories.

Hilton Points aren't the only hotel points on the market. Don't forget to read up on hotel rewards points with some of the other top programs!

Hilton Points Value FAQ

How much are Hilton Honors Points worth on average?

Hilton Honors Points are worth around 0.6 cents 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 0.75 to 1 cent 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, purchases on Amazon.com, 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 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.


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