Calculate Hilton Honors Points On Stays

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Hilton Honors Points Calculator to calculate points earned on stays based on spend, elite status, and if you use a Hilton credit card to pay.


The Hilton Honors Points Calculator will calculate total Hilton Points based on spend, elite status, and if you use a Hilton credit card to pay. This page also breaks down everything you need to know before staying at a Hilton Hotel including brands and how each piece plays a role in you earning points.

Hilton Points Calculator For Stays

The Hilton Honors Points Calculator will calculate total Hilton Honors Points based on spend, elite status, and Hilton credit cards. Remember that you will not earn rewards points on taxes, fees, and surcharges.

Hilton Spend

Enter how much you plan on spending with Hilton in U.S. dollars.
Base Spend

Hilton Points Value

Enter how much you value Hilton Points. The Point Calculator values them at 0.6 cent each, but you may value them at a higher or lower rate. This field is used to calculate the cash value of the points you earned.
Point Value

Hilton Credit Card

If you plan on using a Hilton Honors credit card to pay, you can select it from the list to include the bonus points you'll earn from using it.

Hilton Brand

All Hilton Brands earn at a base rate of 10 Hilton Honors Points per US $1 spent, so there's no need to select a specific brand.

Hilton Points Earned

The table below lists the amount of points you'll earn and the cash value of those points based on what you entered in the sections above.
Member
Base Points
0 Points $0 Cash Value
Silver
20% Bonus
0 Points $0 Cash Value
Gold
80% Bonus
0 Points $0 Cash Value
Diamond
100% Bonus
0 Points $0 Cash Value

How To Earn Hilton Points On Stays

The primary method of earning points will be staying at Hilton brand hotels. If you're unfamiliar with how earning Hilton Honors Points on stays work, continue reading to learn about what you need to get started.

Sign Up For A Hilton Honors Account

When booking stays with Hilton, you'll want to be logged into your Hilton Honors account. Signing up for a Hilton Honors account is free and only requires a few steps:

Sign Up For Hilton Account

  1. Go to Hilton.com.
  2. Click Join in the top upper-right corner of the page.
  3. Enter your name, phone number, email, and address.
  4. Create a password to use for your account.
  5. Click Join.

After you join, you'll be given your Hilton Honors membership number in which you will want to write down as you'll need it to log in, sign up for promotions, and more.

Book Direct With Hilton

In order to earn Hilton Honors Points on your stays, you'll need to book direct. Booking through online travel agencies (e.g. Expedia, Hotels.com) will not earn you any Hilton Honors Points. If you have status with Hilton, it also may not be honored when you don't book directly through Hilton. This means you'll need to book through hilton.com, the Hilton mobile app, or over the phone.

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Hilton would prefer if you booked directly with them.

Hilton Brand Hotels

You'll only earn Hilton Honors Points when book a stay at Hilton brand hotels. You can stay at any of the following brands to earn Hilton Honors Points:

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • LXR Hotels & Resorts
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Motto by Hilton
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Hilton Grand Vacations

Do note that some of Hilton's brands may have their own website outside of Hilton.com. These website are branches of Hilton and you'll still be able to earn Hilton Honors Points when booking through them.

How Hilton Honors Points Are Calculated

Now it's time to break down how Hilton Honors Points are actually calculated when you stay at a Hilton brand hotel. Points earned will consist of base points, bonus points from elite status, and points earned using Hilton credit cards.

Hilton Honors Base Points

Hilton Honors members earn points at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent at a Hilton brand hotel. You will earn these points on the base rate of the hotel and any other eligible room charges made to the hotel including room service and telephone calls. You will not earn Hilton base points for taxes, fees, or surcharges.

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You will only earn base points on the room rate. Taxes, fees, and surcharges will not earn you points.

When booking a hotel room through Hilton, they will break it down into total room charge, total taxes, and total for stay. You will earn base points on the Total Room Charge only.

As with just about every hotel loyalty program, note that you will only earn Hilton Honors Points on paid hotel stays. You will not earn points on award/free nights since the base rate for the stay would be $0. You will still earn points on any other eligible room charges though.

Hilton Honors Elite Points

Earning Hilton Honors elite status will give you the ability to earn more points on paid stays at Hilton brand hotels. Elite status with Hilton is based on the number of nights, stay, or base points you earn per calendar year at Hilton brand hotels. The table below lists the requirements for earning Hilton Honors status on stays at Hilton hotels.

Hilton Honors Elite Status Requirements
Based per calendar year
Elite Tier Requirements Bonus Points
Member Signing Up No Bonus
Hilton Silver 4 Stays or 10 Nights 20% Bonus
Hilton Gold 20 Stays, 40 Nights, or 75,000 Base Points 80% Bonus
Hilton Diamond 30 Stays, 60 Nights, or 120,000 Base Points 100% Bonus

Elite status points are in addition to base points. So if you have Silver status, which earns a 20% bonus, you would end up earning a total of 12 points per $1 spent. The 20% bonus would earn you an additional 2 points per $1 spent. With higher elite status, you'll really start to rake in the points.

Hilton Credit Card Points

In addition to earning base points and bonus points from elite status, you can earn even more points with a Hilton Honors credit card. Along with complementary elite status (which automatically earns you more points), you will be able to earn a very generous amount of points per $1 spent at Hilton properties as well as on other purchases. Points earned by using a Hilton credit card are added to your account every month once the statement for your card has ended. This will be visible on your account under All Points Activity.

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Earn large amounts of Hilton Honors Points when signing up for Hilton credit cards.

All of Hilton's credit cards are through American Express and the amount of points you'll earn from each card on Hilton spend ranges from 7 to 14 points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels. Each of these cards have their own list of benefits, but the most important part is that you'll have access to Hilton's 5th night free benefit which will save you some points on 5-day consecutive stays at their hotels.

Summary

Hilton gives it's members the ability to earn a significant amount of points through stays, elite status, and credit cards. Building up your Hilton Honors Points to use for solid redemptions as well as reaping the benefits that comes with Hilton Honors status can usually be worth the couple extra dollars saved from booking through a third party portal. If you're a frequent traveler you'll want to run the calculations and make sure you're getting the most out of your hotel stays.

Hilton Hotels

You can use the Hilton Honors Credit Card Calculators to calculate total Hilton Honors Points and the cash value of each card based on your spend, elite status, the value of card benefits, and annual fees. You'll be able to compare the results side by side any card featured on the site as well as against other hotel rewards programs. You can also use the Best Credit Cards For Hilton Honors Points to get a list of the best credit cards for earnings lots of Hilton Honors Points on everyday spend.

Want to learn how points are calculated in other programs as well as calculate how many points you can earn based on elite status and spend? Check out our other hotel calculators listed below.

Calculating Hilton Points FAQ

How many base points do you earn at Hilton hotels?

You earn 10 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent on the base cost of the room. You do not earn base points on taxes, fees, and surcharges.

How many bonus points can you obtain from Hilton Honors elite status?

Hilton Silver offers a 20% bonus (+2 points), Hilton Gold offers an 80% bonus (+8 points), and Hilton Diamond offers a 100% bonus (+10 points).

How many points can you earn from using Hilton credit cards?

Hilton credit cards offer between 7 and 14 points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels. This applies to the entire cost including taxes, fees, and surcharges.

What's the most points you can earn at staying at Hilton brand hotels?

You can earn up to 34 points per $1 spent. 10 base points, up to a 10 bonus points with Hilton Diamond status, and 14x points with the Hilton Aspire Card.

How many points will I earn on a Hilton stay?

It all depends! You can use the Hilton Honors Points Calculator to calculate how many points you can earn by base spend per $1, Hilton elite status, and Hilton credit cards.

Should I get a Hilton Honors credit card for elite status?

Depends on the perks you want in a card. You can calculate the cash value of each Hilton Honors credit card using the Hilton Honors Calculators. You can also use the Best Credit Cards For Hilton Honors Points Calculator.


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