Travel in Style (and for free) With HiltonhHonors

26 Jun

The American Express Hilton Honors credit card is amazing. If you like to travel, or even if you don’t but need a hotel room a few nights a year, the HiltonhHonors program is for you. Everytime you buy anything with your Hilton Honors credit card, you earn points towards a free hotel room at any of the Hilton brand hotels, all of which are fabulous, some downright swanky.

Derek & I at the Embassy Suites - Glendale, CA

Hilton Brand Hotels Include:

  • Embassy Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • Homewood Suites
  • Waldorf-Astoria
  • Hilton
  • Conrad
  • Hilton Garden Inn

My boyfriend and I each decided to get an American Express Hilton Honors credit card after a trip to Baltimore a couple of years back. We stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn, and kept seeing all of these signs for this sweet HiltonhHonors reward program. And we’re so glad we did, since we get to stay in classy hotels for free, and we don’t have to do a single thing to do so.

Hotels We’ve Stayed in For Free Thanks to HiltonhHonors:

  • Doubletree Suites Doheny Beach – a.k.a. Dana Point, California– One word describes this hotel a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Located directly across the street from the Pacific Ocean, we got an entire suite in this hotel for free. The hotel had been recently renovated and was absolutely beautiful. Our hotel room even had french doors INSIDE of it. To add to the fabulousness of situation, this beautiful west coast palace is only a few minutes away from my favorite place on earth – Laguna Beach, California. Retail Value = $199.

    Snazzing it up in our room at the Doubletree Suites Doneny Beach.

  • Embassy Suites, Glendale, CA – Wow. That is the only way to describe this gorgeous Los Angeles hotel, which appeared to be brand-new. The hotel lobby was this botanical-like indoor courtyard, complete with a giant pond, beautiful flowers, and glass elevators. Everything about our suite was perfect, brand-new and plush. We were invited to attend a manager’s reception, a.k.a. free cocktails and snacks, before we headed out to dinner. And the next morning we got a free cooked-to-order breakfast. Could it get any better? Retail Value = $169.
  • Hampton Inn, Philadelphia, PA – How can you not love a hotel so centrally located that you can walk to most of the sites in the city? We stayed at this Center City hotel for 2 nights, for free. Obviously. This hotel had also been recently remodeled. It was super clean, super quiet, and very comfortable. Retail Value for two nights = $298.
  • Waldorf- Astoria, New York, NY– Coming soon! We are staying in the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York City over labor day weekend. That’s right, we’re staying in the freaking Waldorf-Astoria for three nights, and not paying a dime for it. Retail Value for three nights = $867.

    Looking forward to 3 free nights at the Waldorf-Astoria, thanks to HiltonhHonors.

Oh la la Embassy Suites Glendale, CA.

Just when you thought this HiltonhHonors deal couldn’t get any sweeter, it does. My boyfriend was upgraded to “gold” status last year. Everytime he makes a reservation with his HiltonhHonors points, he is given choices of what types of gifts he would like to receive in the room upon arrival. These are little things, such as snack food and bottled water, but still, how cool is that? He also gets us perks such as free wireless, or free access to the gym (the Waldorf-Astoria makes commoners pay to use it), and a nice little letter in the room thanking him for being a valued HiltonhHonors member. Haha.

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