Hilton Honors (HH) members can purchase up to 80,000 HH points and earn 100% bonus. The offer is available from January 18, to March 5, 2021.

Although points purchases don’t count towards elite tier qualification, the 100% bonus certainly helps grow members account balance.

For example, a 80,000 HH purchase will earn members 160,000 points

The cost per point is at US$0.005, which is a good rate.

However, when does it make sense to buy Hilton Honors points against one’s travel plan? I will look into different properties and see when it makes sense. We’ll stick to US$ and use the mid-September date to make things easier and standard.

Hilton Honors vs Cash

I wanted to look at 20 popular and random properties across the Hilton porfolio. The purpose is to look at a property level whether it’s worth buying points or not. It also give you a method to use in the future.

Don’t forget that Hilton reward stays have these two great characteristics:

  1. In a 5-night stay, the last night is free. Therefore, Hilton only charges points on 4 nights.
  2. All resort fees are waved. But beware of heritage/marketing tax that some cities apply per guest per night. These are not waived on reward stays.

Furthermore, I based this analysis on the following:

  • The cost of a paid 5-night stay
  • The number of Hilton Honors points required on the 5-night stay
  • The cost of buying Hilton Honors points for that stay
  • The last 2 columns show whether a there’s a saving or not, and if it’s worth it or not
PropertyPaid 5-night stay (includ. taxes & fees)Hilton Honors for 5-night stayHilton Honors Points CostSavings Per StayIs It Worth Using Points?
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs Area$1,219.60140,000$700$519.60Yes
Hilton Paris Opera$1154.09276,000$1,380-$225.91No!!
DoubleTree Turin$695.80120,000$600$95.80No
Canopy by Hilton Dubai Al Seef$296.8652,000$260$36.86No
Conrad Dubai$486.7176,000$380$106.71Yes
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur$410.864,000$320$90.80No
Conrad Hong Kong$1,630.89244,000$1,220$410.89Yes
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok$1,597.53296,000$1,480$21.59No
Millennium Hilton Bangkok$409.7164,000$320$89.71What do you think?
Conrad Koh Samui$2,522.53380,000$1,900$622.53YES !!!
Conrad Pune$666.50100,000$500$166.50Yes
Hilton Luxor$288.6044,000$200$88.60No
Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort$58280,000$400$182Yes
DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center$772.74116,000$580$192.74Yes
Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
$2,106.86280,000$1,400$706.86YES !!!
Conrad Bali$816.20124,000$620$196.20Yes
Conrad Tokyo$3,441.70380,000$1900$1,541.70YES !!!
Conrad Istanbul$892.19168,000$840$52.19No

Keep in mind that buying Hilton Honors points is not the only way to earn them. Points & bonuses earned on paid stays, credit card points transfers such as the Amex Cobalt are great leverages. This lowers the cost of acquiring points, thus the cost of your reward stays.

Will you buy Hilton Honors points this time?
Do you have any particular properties in mind? Share their name and let’s see on Amin On Miles Club if it’s best to pay or use points.