American Express’s Hilton HHonors card is the best choice among all the Hilton credit cards available. It stands out from other cards in a lot of different ways. Besides, if you love to stay in Hilton hotels, this card would the best option.
For each dollar you spend, the card gives you seven Hilton HHonors points on participating Hilton HHonors resorts and hotels. Moreover, you get five points for each dollar spent at restaurants, gas stations, or supermarkets. All other purchases earn you three points for each dollar spent.
There is no annual fee associated with the credit card. Also, the card can earn you 50,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points, if you spend $750 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
At Hilton hotels and resorts worldwide, you can redeem your points for award nights starting as low as 5,000 points for one night in category-1 property, to 70,000 points for a night in category 10 property.
The points can also be redeemed for merchandise in the Hilton HHonors shopping malls, for car rentals, and room upgrades. For a $100 gift card, you can redeem 50,000 points. Moreover, the Hilton HHonors allows you to earn and redeem points for miles with 60 airline loyalty programs. As long as you earn or redeem points every 12 months, you can earn unlimited points and they won’t expire.
The Card’s Other Benefits
Starting with Blue, Silver, Gold, and Diamond, the Hilton HHonors Program gives you elite statuses. Each level includes additional hotel perks and a set amount of hotel stays or nights.
For instance, if you spend $20,000 with the card within a calendar year, you earn Gold status, which includes room upgrades, a 25% bonus points, and Wi-Fi in your room. It takes 20 to 40 stays within a calendar year to reach Gold status for non-HHonors cardholders. Besides that, if you have used your card to pay the entire travel fare, it gives you travel benefits such as Baggage Insurance Plan which covers stolen, lost, or damaged baggage.