15 Best Hilton Points Redemptions for Luxury Stays

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With plenty of great Hilton welcome offers currently floating around, loading up your Hilton account has never been easier. But what can you do with all those points? How about using them to book a few free nights at some of the world's most luxurious properties!

Today's post is a little different than anything we've done in the past: To create this resource, we analyzed 28,936 award bookings (a total of 63,218 free nights) to come up with a list of the 15 most luxurious properties you can book with Hilton points.

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How to Use This Data to Get a Great Deal

For each property, we've included the average number of points per night, the average cost per night if you're paying cash, and the number of cents per point (CPP) saved by redeeming points.

Cents per point is a useful way to compare different redemptions head-to-head. To calculate CPP, determine how much you're saving by spending points instead of cash and then divide by the number of points. You can learn more about how it works in our post about how to calculate mile values.

A good rule of thumb is to look for Hilton redemptions that are worth at least half-a-cent per point (0.50 CPP). Anything above that is considered a decent value. Anything well above that is considered a great redemption. Inversely, redemptions below 0.50 CPP are probably not the best use of your points, especially if you can afford to pay cash and save your Hilton points for a higher-value redemption in the future.

You can stretch your value even further by taking advantage of the Hilton 5th-Night-Free benefit. Hilton Honors elite members can pay the number of points required for 4 nights and receive the 5th night free. Another great tip is to consider using a Hilton free weekend night certificate at one of these hotels instead of redeeming points. Speaking of which, standard rooms at each of these properties are eligible for Hilton's free weekend night certificate.

Now let's see all the swanky places where your Hilton points can take you.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

One of the most aspirational properties in all of points and miles-dom is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. Located on Ithaafushi Private Island, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers luxurious reef villas, beach villas, or overwater villas as standard accommodations. Each villa is equipped with its own private pool, as well.

Do you know who else would love this property? Families! The Waldorf Ithaafushi is surprisingly family-friendly. For example, all rooms are for a standard of 4 guests and the property includes child care and child recreational activities.

AwardWallet tracked 366 reservations for a total of 991 nights:

  • $2,335.11 average cash price per night
  • 111,824 average points per night
  • 2.11 cents per point

Note: Hilton Honors recently raised the maximum price for standard award nights at this property to 150,000 points. It's likely that you'll find prices that are significantly higher than the average of 111,824 listed above. Consider using Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificates for part of your stay at this property.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, in Los Cabos, Mexico is the standard of luxury. From the time you enter the property via Mexico's only private tunnel to the exclusive plunge pools standard with each room, this property will leave you stunned. Families can also find retreat at the Waldorf Pedregal with the Tortuguitas kid's club, complete with crafts and activities like dancing.

AwardWallet tracked 34 reservations for a total of 62 nights:

  • $972.12 average cash price per night
  • 111,966 average points per night
  • 0.91 cents per point

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

If crossing off the world's best hotel properties is on your list, then you might want to consider staying at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Not only does it have an underwater restaurant, but rooms submerged feet below the Indian Ocean, as well.

Traveling with the littles? The Conrad Rangali will set up a teepee in their undersea suite complete with flashlights, a fort made of pillows, and a variety of treats.

AwardWallet tracked 709 reservations across 2,464 nights:

  • $889.30 average cash price per night
  • 86,334 average points per night
  • 1.05 cents per point

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

The Conrad Bora Bora Nui, located in French Polynesia, has a little bit of everything when it comes to prime luxury, including its on its own private island: Motu To'opua. And don't worry about ever feeling bored or resort captive because this island property includes plenty of complimentary activities for its guests. The Conrad Bora Bora Nui has something for everyone from sports and fitness activities to cultural lessons like:

  • How to open a coconut
  • How to wear a pareo
  • Coco leaf braiding
  • Ukulele lessons
  • How to speak Tahitian

Families can also enjoy their time at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui as it includes child-friendly activities plus the Tamariki Kids Club. The kids club provides separate rooms for children 3-10 and 11-16 years old.

AwardWallet tracked 28 reservations for a total of 82 nights:

  • $753.05 average cash price per night
  • 76,123 average points per night
  • 0.98 cents per point

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Maybe the resort life isn't quite your thing. Introducing the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, California. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this exclusive property is just minutes away from some of California's most exquisite attractions. It's a 10-minute walk to Rodeo Drive, a 15-minute car ride to Santa Monica Pier and Beach, or you can catch a basketball game at the Staples Center nearby.

AwardWallet tracked 213 reservations and 280 nights:

  • $732.58 average cash price per night
  • 93,562 average points per night
  • 0.79 cents per point

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Have you ever wanted to stay in a palace? Located in front of the famous Herengracht Canal, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is the perfect luxury hotel for history lovers who also enjoy the finer things in life. For example, the entire property consists of six 17th and 18th-century historic palaces. And don't let the idea of historic full you. This property is full of modern amenities.

Compared to many of the other hotels we've mentioned here, this one is less of a family-friendly option as all rooms — except for the king suite — are limited to occupancy of two.

AwardWallet found 93 reservations and 163 nights:

  • $723.97 average cash price per night
  • 92,011 average points per night
  • 0.80 cents per point

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

40 acres of tropical gardens on one end and beach access on the other–the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has touches of luxury and beauty around every corner. Plus, it's Hawaii so you can't really go wrong. Furry friends are also welcome at this hotel. So, pack up your pooch and enjoy everything Hawaii has to offer.

AwardWallet found and tracked 971 for a total of 2,441 nights:

  • $694.90 average cash price per night
  • 88,967 average points per night
  • 0.80 cents per point

Waldorf Astoria Park City

If you're looking to hit the slopes in style, look no further than the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Nestled within the beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah, the Waldorf in Park City is home to some of the best snow activities on the planet. Dog sledding, skiing or snowboarding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Basically, if it involves snow, there's a good chance the Waldorf offers it.

AwardWallet found 88 reservations of 200 nights:

  • $634.42 average cash price per night
  • 66,941 average points per night
  • 1.07 cents per point

Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Boca Beach Club located on the Boca Raton peninsula of Florida boasts prime beachfront property. Plus, according to Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice, it has the #1 spa in the world. Grab those Hilton Resort credits from your Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and book a memorable massage you won't forget.

Boca Beach Club also is well equipped to accommodate families with daily activities, crafts, and games. an arcade and playroom.

AwardWallet tracked 91 reservations for a total of 188 nights:

  • $613.27 average cash price per night
  • 84,454 average points per night
  • 0.74 cents per point

Conrad Koh Samui

,Perfectly positioned on a secluded hill to overlook the Gulf of Thailand, the Conrad Koh Samui has high-end written all over. Yacht rides in the sunset, a diving center, and a sailing center are hard to match when looking to enjoy the more luxurious vacation life.

AwardWallet found 162 reservations for a total of 462 nights:

  • $591.09 average cash price per night
  • 87,472 average points per night
  • 0.70 cents per point

Note: Conrad Koh Samui Residences are on Hilton's list of properties excluded from the Free Weekend Night Certificate redemptions. However, standard rooms outside the residences are eligible for the certificate.

Conrad Osaka

Located on the highest floors of Nakanoshima Festival West Tower, views ‘for days' is one of the highlights of the Conrad Osaka. Each bedroom comes standard with floor-to-ceiling windows to take it all in. This modern property is located just under 2 miles away from Osaka Castle and some of the best sites in the region.

AwardWallet tracked 184 reservations for a total of 311 nights:

  • $551.52 average cash price per night
  • 91,646 average points per night
  • 0.60 cents per point

Conrad Tokyo

The Conrad Tokyo is also set apart from other hotels because of its incredible views. The property overlooks the ancient Hamarikyu Garden on one end and Tokyo Bay on the other. Each room is guaranteed to have a view of Tokyo. For those with special requirements due to health reasons, the Tokyo Conrad even offers a PURE Wellness room — a hypoallergenic room complete with purified air and anti-bacterial surfaces.

AwardWallet tracked 384 reservations for a total of 784 nights:

  • $538.18 average cash price per night
  • 90,890 average points per night
  • 0.60 cents per point

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Located in British Colombia just minutes walk from the Whistler Ski Lift and Blackcomb Mountain Gondola, the prestigious Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa is every ski lover's paradise.

But the resort also offers activities outside of the snow season as well. During summer, you can go mountain biking, hiking out to the Brandywine Falls, and golf. Because, what luxury resort would be complete without an option to golf?

AwardWallet tracked 38 reservations for a total of 71 nights:

  • $511.40 average cash price per night
  • 73,956 average points per night
  • 0.67 cents per point

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino is nestled in its own quiet corner of the island, yet just minutes away from the exciting shopping and nightlife of the city. As far as luxury goes, the property offers world-class dining, a three-bedroom penthouse (not a standard room for points redemptions), and a beachfront setup for guests to enjoy the dreamy blue waters Aruba is known for.

AwardWallet tracked 55 reservations with a total of 189 nights:

  • $500.49 average cash price per night
  • 75,045 average points per night
  • 0.68 cents per point

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

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Overlooking the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of Africa, the Hilton Seychelles Northholme Resort and Spa tops the charts when it comes to luxury. Every room is a private villa surrounded by white sands and the bluest water. Activities offered at the property include complimentary kayaking and snorkeling.

AwardWallet tracked 31 reservations for a total of 70 nights:

  • $494.63 average points per night
  • 90,989 average cash price per night
  • 0.55 cents per point

How Hilton's Luxury Properties Compare to the Rest

As noted previously, we used data from 28,936 award bookings for 63,218 free nights to make our list of the most luxurious Hilton properties. In total, AwardWallet members have redeemed more than three billion Hilton points for stays between March 2019 and January 2022.

Here are the averages for all Hilton award bookings at the time of publication:

  • 0.64 cents per point (CPP)
  • 48,438 points — the average number of points per night
  • $312.88 — average cost per night if paid in cash

As you can see, the average number of cents per point for Hilton redemptions overall is lower than the CPP for many (but not all) of the luxury properties highlighted in this post. While many of these properties can be a great use of points, it's important to check the numbers for your specific dates.

Hilton uses dynamic award pricing—which means the number of points needed for a free night will fluctuate. The price to book a room using cash will also vary depending on your dates. Be sure to check both numbers compare to the averages we've published in this post to decide whether it makes sense to redeem points.

Final Thoughts

Luxury hotels aren't for everyone. In fact, many points and miles enthusiasts prefer to give up the finer things to make their currencies last a little longer. But for those willing to splurge a bit, some incredible options are waiting for you that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

Which of these aspirational properties are you most interested in?

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  • Newly under the Waldorf Astoria flag, the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA is a great choice. Finding 95K per night point redemptions is a bit tricky, but was able to book a 5-night stay with points for 380K getting 5th night free then tacked on 2 more nights using my Amex free night certificates from the past 2 years (expiration date was extended due to covid) There are resort and parking fees, that will total around $100 night, but sill will be a solid redemption for a week-long family vacation in O.C.

  • Conrad Osaka and Tokyo were both great and we’d love to come back there as soon as the world will open up again for travel. Dreaming of staying at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi seems like an impossible goal to reach. Just need to save up some more points first. However, all the places look wonderful.

  • I’ve only been to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island of this list, but what I can say is that it truly had top quality service (personal assistant), incredibly polite staff, very is clean hotel in general. It goes without saying the amazing beaches, location, sense of privacy are all top notch but the service and cleanliness are beyond normal 5* in my opinion. Food is not cheap so be prepared for that but this is our 2nd trip in last year or so because we loved it so much!

  • Sharyn Aufenanger says:

    I felt the same about the Boca Beach Club. Grew up in Boca Raton and it’s nice, but to compare the Boca Raton area to something like Maui seems crazy. While both Waldorf Astoria hotels, I cannot imagine they should be near each other in points. The Grand Wailea is gorgeous and probably the best resort I’ve stayed in. The views of the water and the island were magnificent – Boca just can’t offer that.

  • As an LA resident, it’s tough for me to imagine the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills as a sweet spot redemption. There are so many other hotels in the area that cost less in points or can be booked for reasonable cash rates and earn you points. If you want to “star watch”, you can just go sit in the lobby or have a drink in the bar.

  • The Conrad Koh Samui and Conrad Bora Bora Nui seem very interesting. I’d been to Osaka and Tokyo, back in the days of bachelor backpacking and the world of hostels…ah…the memories. It’d be refreshing to try out some high end Hilton properties if I ever make my way back to Japan.

  • I would prefer to spend my HHonors points in more modest accomodations so to have more free stays.
    Of course if you have several million of points you can go to this luxory hotels.

  • Heide Rendleman says:

    Who knew that you could spend more than your budget for a month ….. for just one night at a hotel. WOW! What amazing places!!!

  • Some great ideas on where to spend my stash of HHonors points at some outstanding value! While I have used cash and points to stay at some pretty nice properties not on your list (Waikoloa Hilton and the Rome Cavalieri to name two) I look forward to spending time at a couple of those properties having great values, especially with a 5th night free.

  • Can’t wait to redeem my Hilton points for travel in the summer

  • Glad to see the Conrad Osaka on the list… Definitely one if not the best Hilton Hotel

  • Interesting to see how low Hilton points are valued – will make the cash or points choice easier to make when booking. Appreciate the comment about no resort fees when using points.

  • Thanks much for putting this article. Over the years, between self and P2, we have gathered a good amount of hilton points but have been wondering when we would actually be able to redeem them for some value. The top few properties (anything that provides value above 0.7) are certainly good ones to try,

    One, question though, was the valuation done with or without considering it to be a 5 night stay? Whenever i’ve tried to look for availability at the WA using points, i haven’t been able to find 5 consecutive nights availability, and doing less than 5 nights, resulted in the cash rate also being fairly competetive (my DP is for WA Pedegral)

    • We do include the 5th-night free benefit, but we don’t know if the benefit applied to a particular trip. Generally, we just get the total number of points and the total nights. Of the 28,936 trips we used for this post, 4,737 ~16.4% were 5 nights or more. So many of those probably got a 5th-night free. But at this point, we don’t check to see if those bookings were made from an account with elite status.

      Really appreciate you pointing this out. We should definitely try to flag those 5th-night-free redemptions to get a more accurate average for the nightly price on shorter stays.

  • Lana Haley says:

    I love staying at Hilton Hotels. I loved the pool at the Hilton downtown in Dallas Texas! It made for a great trip!

  • I’m surprised there aren’t more European properties on your list (outside of Amsterdam), but, boy, if you wanna visit the Maldives the value proposition of using Hilton points is hard to beat…2+ cents per point is an outstanding value.

  • The room and property at the Hilton Northolme were beautiful! We used the free night award also and were upgraded to an infinity pool villa. Great resort for a free start to a Seychelles vacation!

  • Igor Nielsen says:

    I can’t wait to get covid vaccine and get my old life and traveling plans back.
    For sure Maldives is on my plans for a close future.
    I hope we all keep safe and this pandemic time ends soon!

  • When you calculate cpp with Hilton, do you include the 5th night free perk in that? Even getting a full night free, I RARELY find anything above 0.6 cpp though I’m fully aware that I’m not looking at these ultra expensive luxury properties.

    • Hey Darren, great question. We do include the 5th-night free benefit, but we don’t know if the benefit applied to a particular trip. Generally, we just get the total number of points and the total nights. Of the 28,936 trips we used for this post, 4,737 ~16.4% were 5 nights or more. So many of those probably got a 5th-night free. But at this point, we don’t check to see if those bookings were made from an account with elite status.

      I know what you mean about rarely finding something above 0.6 CPP. In fact, out of the 17 Hilton brands, only 3 (Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and LXR Hotels & Resorts) average above 0.6 cpp. Every other brand is bringing down the Hilton average.

  • Have Hilton points become this worthless? It’s been a long time since I had a significant amount, but my recollection is I got a higher return when I used them than these examples.

    • I just looked through the entire available calendar (2021 – February 2022) for the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and there wasn’t a single night available for less than 700,000 points a night!

      What time frame were the bookings you analyzed in? Is interesting but doesn’t seem very relevant if the future redemption rates are wildly different. I’d update the post to reflect that “past performance doesn’t predict future results” 😉

      • Check-in dates for the data set range from July 2019 through January 2022 for the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. I definitely see what you described as well. Hilton has a “Premium Room Reward” price, which is uncapped, and usually completely crazy like 700K per night. However, there are normally “Standard Room Rewards” available, which have a cap on the maximum points the hotel can charge per night. It looks like they have cleared out all the “standard awards” for the moment. We’ll definitely keep an eye on this, but I expect this crazy pricing is a glitch or a temporary block on standard room awards.

        Standard rate is 120K per night. (And many redemptions have come in at 96K per night by leveraging the 5th night free perk). Bottom line, you’re right that these prices can change. But we’re going to try hard to keep this list aligned with what you can actually book now using new booking data points as they come in.

  • Amazing places to visit. More interting if we could book in such great hotels

  • Amazing places. Hopes we can fly as soon as possible to visit this places.

  • Like with airline miles, the points/miles/program are only as good as the availability. Without availability, “aspirational” becomes “unobtainable”. I don’t keep up with all the properties on this list, but I do with the WA Maldives and the Conrad Bora Bora. Good luck finding availability at those two properties for the “average” points per night listed here – at any time of year. Conversely, Conrad Maldives is almost ALWAYS available for the 95K, and as I result I’ve stayed there three times. I know it’s difficult and/or a lot of work, but addressing availability for the “average” points at the properties listed would be great. Thank you for the list!

    • Yes, I absolutely agree with you. We’re putting a lot of energy into getting data that will help you actually book at the best prices. It’s going to take some time to build tools and put the data to use, but more good stuff is coming 🙂

  • hermosos hoteles,….me encantaria poder alojarme en uno de ellos cuando podamos volver a viajar

  • Hilton Honors is a must in frequent clients programs. I used a lot.

  • Interesting list.

    It’s worth pointing out that you don’t pay those nasty resort fees when spending Hilton points…

  • Going to the Maldives Islands is on my bucket list. An underwater restaurant sounds cool!

  • I would add La Quinta Resort & Club in California to this list. It’s a Waldorf property with more than 40 pools!

  • SILVINA MAIO says:

    Me encantaría conocer el Hilton Aruba! sería un sueño!