All the Travel Credit Cards That Earn Hilton Honors Points

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You might naturally only think of the 4 Hilton co-brand cards from American Express (all currently with increased offers):

Which is great, but you'd be leaving out a bunch of other cards. Plus, the ability to pool Hilton Honors points (at no cost) extends your reach for earning to family and friends. Let's review all the options and full card details below.

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American Express Hilton Cards

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Card after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Honors portfolio of brands.
  • Earn 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and 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.
  • Rates & Fees

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

  • Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 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, U.S. supermarkets, and 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.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

150,000 bonus points! Earn 14X points at Hilton properties, 7X points on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, car rentals booked directly through select rental companies, and at U.S. restaurants, and 3X points on all non-bonus spend.

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • Welcome Offer: Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 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 Everywhere Else. 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.
  • Relax with 10 free airport lounge visits each year once enrolled in complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership, which offers access to over 1,000 lounges in over 120 countries.
  • Terms apply.
  • Rates & Fees

Other Cards

Transfer Virgin Atlantic to Hilton Honors

Hawaiian allows you to transfer your miles at a 1:1.5 ratio, meaning that 60,000 miles will net you 90,000 Hilton Honors points

Transfer Hawaiian Miles to Hilton Honors

  • American Express Membership Rewards: One of the great perks of the American Express Membership Rewards program is the many travel partners available, of which Hilton Honors is one. The ratio is 1:2, meaning that 10,000 Membership Rewards points will get you 20,00 Hilton points — at that ratio, we're not transferring, unless we need a few points to top off an account. While this isn't a transfer we'd want to do, knowing it is an option provides some value and the transfers are instant.American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors points may not command the value of other points, but they are still very easy to earn and redeem for hotel stays.

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: Hilton Honors American Express Card (Rates & Fees), Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card (Rates & Fees), The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (Rates & Fees), and Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® ((See Terms))

All the Travel Credit Cards That Earn Hilton Honors Points
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Comments

  • farid kassam says:

    I like HH points. Great list. Thank you

  • I think Hilton is one of the best hotel loyalty schemes. It is great that there are so many different cards that can be used to earn points.

  • Thanks for the great reminder!!!

  • They may be useful cards but the sign-up bonus are all very weak. For comparison, I value it at 0.5c and Chase UR at 1.5. $450 HH card only gives the same bonus as UR fee free cards.

    • Thanks for sharing your specific valuation math. It always helps to compare with my own, to keep me up-to-date and insure I’m not missing something.

  • Need to see a Canadian co-branded card!

  • HH points easy to earn and redeem. But are seriously devalued points system over last few years.

  • Lillian Dikovitsky says:

    I don’t currently have any Hilton cards. May need to think about one!

  • I am interested to know why you don’t recommend transferring Amex membership points to Hilton at a rate of 1:2? W the current sign up bonus of 60k for the Amex platinum card that would equal 120k Hilton points which is 3-4 nights or possibly $300-$800.

    • That same 60k points could cover a one-way business class ticket to Europe. Given the number of available options to pick up Hilton points, whether through credit cards or actually staying with them (and the ability to pool points), we’d avoid using Membership Rewards for conversion unless it was to top off an award that yielded a savings of greater than $.005 per point in value.

  • Thanks for the comprehensive list.

  • Terry Levasseur says:

    Great information – thanks!

  • Hilton cards have their place if you are a Hilton stayer. Increased bonuses are a plus.

  • After the decrease in the rewards value on the SPG Preferred Amex, the basic no-annual-fee HHonors Amex deserves a second look!

  • Do other hotel chains allow points pooling? Or is this a Hilton perk specifically? I wish airlines and the like would allow this….

  • Nice bonus offers on the Ascend and Aspire. I wish the Aspire had better bonus categories, though. It seems to me like they only want to appeal to road warriors with it; otherwise, it is illogical to have a card with a $450 fee that provides lesser benefits at gas stations and grocery stores than even its no AF counterpart.

    • The Aspire is definitely for road warriors. 14x points — dang.

    • Keep in mind that like other “premium” cards there are benefits that offset the fee. $250 annual airline credit,$250 resort credit, not to mention the annual free weekend night cert, etc… not to mention Diamond status. Also, 7x Hilton points at restaurants, imho is equal to 3x that the CSR offers.

  • I love my HH cards…

  • Camilla A Sauder says:

    Hilton points redemptions are high however. A three night stay at a Hampton Inn was 105,000 points!!

  • The basic AMEX Honors card Is simple and good.

  • Nice bonus on the Aspire card! very tempting to get it!

  • This post reminded me that I have 2 of the HH basic Amex cards. (I had one and my Citi HH transformed into the other one when Citi stopped being a HH partner) I need to get rid of one of there — although there is no annual fee, it does stop me from getting more valuable Amex Cards. (They will only let you have a certain number of their credit cards.) But I’ll definitely keep one of them open for the rare occasion that they are worth more than other spend. Thanks

  • Decent increase in bonus points.

  • that’s for the comprehensive list!

  • I just wish they would let us get the bonus offer more than once in a lifetime 😅

  • I do love Hilton, however, lately I’ve only been finding that even though I have over 200k points I cannot cover anything but maybe 2 nights with my points. I know that points and cash can be used, but I find that it’s difficult to get something with Hilton to cover a family of 4 too. I love Hyatt for family stays more but as you always say they do not have a big foot print. So that is why I love Hilton because they do and they have great promos, etc. Just have to try and get more points with them, I guess.

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