Hilton Hotels for Free

Published: November 19, 2013

Here is a list of the various reward credit cards that can be used to earn free nights at any of the Hilton Hotels world wide. The benefits of each card and comany with links are included. Hope you can enjoy your stay.


  1. Citi Hilton Reserve

  2. Bank of America Virgin Atlantic

    Sign On Bonus: 50,000 miles (transferable to 100,000 Hilton points)

    Minimum Spending Requirement: $2,500 in 3 months

    Annual Fee: $90 NOT waived for 1st year

    Also things to consider: 

    20,000 Flying Club bonus miles after your first retail purchase 25,000 additional Flying Club bonus miles after you spend at least $2,500 in qualifying purchases Earn up to 15,000 additional bonus miles upon anniversary Earn up to 5,000 Flying Club bonus miles when you add additional authorized users to your card Earn 3 miles per $1 spent directly on Virgin Atlantic purchases and 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all other purchases


  3. Bank of America Hawaiian Airlines Visa

    Sign on Bonus awards: 35,000 miles transferred to 70,000 Hilton points

    Minimum Spending Requirement: $1,000 in 4 months

    Annual Fee: $79 NOT waived for 1st year

    Other ways to earn are:

    Earn Flying Hawaiian

    Whether you're island hopping or traveling across the Pacific, enjoy our award-winning service while you rack up the miles.

    Earn With Any Hawaiian Airlines® Visa® Purchase

    Earn one mile per dollar spent on everyday purchases and watch your miles add up with everything you charge.

    Retroactive Miles

    We’ve got your back. HawaiianMiles members can still earn miles for flights taken before signing up.



  4. American Express Hilton Surpass

    Sign on bonus: 60,000 points

    Minimum spending requirements: $3,000 in 3 months

    Annual Fee: $75 and is not waived first year

    Extra perks: 12 HHONORS BONUS POINTS

    for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands‡ 


  5. Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve

    Sign Up Bonus: 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio

    Minimum spending requirement: $2500 in eligible purchases with 4 months of opening account

    Annual Fee: no annual fee

    Perks: This card has an international chip


  6. Citi® Hilton HHonors ™ Visa Signature® Card

    Sign On Bonus : 50,000

    Minimum Spending Requirement: $1,000 in first 4 months

    Fees: NO annual fee; 3% foreign transaction fee

    Other Perks:   Free Hilton Gold elite status for as long as you have the card (free internet & breakfast!)


  7. 440,000 Hilton points + 2 free nights + Hilton gold status

    If you were to apply for the 8 credit cards you could find yourself with 440,000 Hilton points & 2 free nights & Hilton gold status. You would be applying with 3 different banks; Citi, American Express and Bank of America. 

    This would qualify you for 12 nights at the top tier catagory 7 hotels or many more nights in lower tier catagories.

  8. Breakdown of Hilton Axon Awards

    Catagory 5:Standard reward: 120,000 points 

    Catagory 6: Standard reward 130,000 points

    Catagory 7: Standard reward 160,000 points

    Cataogry 8: Standard reward 220,000 points

    Catagory 9: Standard reward 260,000 points

    Catagory 10: Standard reward 300,000 points

    This is very complex so here is a link to a site with a better explanation and breakdown.


  9. Waldorf Astoria among Hilton rewards group

    The lowest category Hilton group hotels start at 7,500 points a night and the highest category cost 95,000 points per night.  Waldorf Astoria hotels range between 50,000 points to 95,000 points per night. 

    Waldorf Astoria Collection is Hilton's luxruy brand. There are 23 Waldorf Astoria Properties. Waldorf Astoria Park City Utah, Maldives, Beach House and Wailea use a different rewards chart. For more information see the link below:



If you are looking for Hilton Hotel rewards or want to stay within the Waldorf Astoria Luxury platform but don't want to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for your stay you might want to consider these different rewards cards to find the best fit for you.