Author: Lindsay Konsko
If you frequently visit Hilton properties, the Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM
Visa Signature® Card might be a good option. Earning 6 HHonors points per dollar spent at Hilton's worldwide portfolio of hotels is certainly nothing to sneeze at, and you'll also earn 3 points per dollar spent at grocery stores, drug stores and gas stations. On all other purchases, you'll earn 2 points per dollar spent. As of February 2015, NerdWallet values HHonors points at approximately .45 cents apiece, which means that your rewards rate on your regular spending will be slightly less than the industry standard of 1%.
However, keep in mind that this could vary greatly depending on factors like the city you're visiting, the night of your stay, the property you choose, etc. You'll have to shop around a bit to find the hotel and the room that will give you the best bang per point. And don't forget: The card's annual fee is $0, and
the card grants you automatic silver status in the HHonors program. So even though the rewards rate isn't outstanding, it provides value to loyal Hilton customers in other ways. For more details, check out our editorial review here