Calculate Hilton Points Earned Per Stay

Hilton Points Calculator
Find out how many Hilton Honors Points you can earn on your stays based on spend, elite status, and whether or not you use a Hilton Honors credit card. Plus, get a breakdown of how points are calculated.
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Last Updated 2021-03-22

Use the Hilton Honors Points Calculator to calculate total points based on total spend, elite status, and Hilton credit cards.

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

Before you're able to start earning Hilton Honors Points on stays, you'll first need a Hilton Honors account. You'll then need to learn about book direct and which hotels you can book to earn points.

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

If you want to earn points in the Hilton Honors program (or any hotel rewards program really), you'll need to book directly with Hilton. This means booking through hilton.com, the Hilton Honors mobile app, or over the phone.

Booking through a third party such as Expedia, Booking.com, or Hotels.com, will not earn you any Hilton Honors Points. You will also not receive credit towards Hilton Honors Elite status and if you have status, your benefits will usually not be honored.

Booking through third party sites used to have more of an impact back in the day, but most hotel programs offer a Best Price Guarantee which basically means they'll match the price offered on other travel sites. So there's not much of benefit to not booking direct now-a-days.

Hilton best price best perks
Hilton would prefer if you booked directly with them.

Hilton Brand Hotels

In order to earn Hilton Honors Points on your Hilton stays, you must book your stay at a Hilton brand hotel. Hilton has a decently long list of brands you can earn points staying at. Those brands are:

  • 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

Hilton Honors Points are primarily earned by staying at Hilton brand hotels. When staying at hotels, you'll earn 10 base points per $1 spent along with bonus points based on your elite status with Hilton and bonus points if you're using a Hilton Honors credit card.

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.

Hilton base rate price
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
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. Hilton has four credit cards that you can use to maximize your earnings in the program.

Best Overall For Hilton

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card
Intro Bonus
Earn Up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points
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
  • Earn 130,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Points after you spend a total of $10,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months.
  • 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%

Best For Earning At No-Annual Fee

Hilton Honors American Express Card
Hilton Honors American Express Card
Intro Bonus
Earn Up to 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points
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
  • Earn 80,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Points after you spend a total of $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months.
  • 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%

Best For Maximum Hilton Benefits

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Intro Bonus
Earn up to 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points
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%

Best For Hilton Business Travelers

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
Intro Bonus
Earn up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points
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
  • Earn 130,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors Business Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend a total of $10,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months.
  • 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%

In addition to earning points on Hilton spending, you'll also be able to earn bonus points spending across several other categories such as U.S. restaurant, U.S. gas station, and airfare. Each card also grants complimentary elite status which gives you a bunch of benefits along with access to Hilton's 5th night free benefit which grants a free fifth night on 5-day consecutive award bookings.

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.

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.

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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