The Guide to Hilton Executive Lounges

Hilton Executive Lounges often offer complimentary breakfast in the morning and free in-lounge internet access.
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Some Hilton properties have Executive Lounges, which mean free food and drinks, a place to spread out and work outside your room, and sometimes an amazing view. Lounges are typically accessible to Hilton Honors members with Hilton Honors™ Diamond Status, as well as to some guests who purchase or upgrade to certain rooms.

So where can you find a Hilton Executive Lounge? How do you get in? And what perks do the lounges have? Here’s what you need to know about Hilton hotel lounges.

How to find Hilton Executive Lounges

Hilton doesn’t publish a list of properties with Executive Lounges, so you’ll have to search the Hilton website or call to find out if a property has this amenity.

To learn which Hilton hotels have an Executive Lounge, go to the company's website and search for where you want to travel. On the search results page, click the "Filters" button on the right. Select the box for “Executive lounge," which is located in the “Hotel Features” section.

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Here are just a few examples of where you can find an Executive Lounge at Hilton hotels:

  • New York Hilton Midtown.

  • Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites.

  • Conrad Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel México City Santa Fe.

  • Hilton Budapest, in Hungary.

  • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing.

  • Hilton San Diego/Del Mar.

  • The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Virginia.

This list of Hilton hotels with Executive Lounges ranges from high-end properties (Conrad) to more affordable options (DoubleTree). These lounges aren’t just for fancy resorts — and not all high-end resorts necessarily have one. Check before booking if the Hilton location that you’re considering has an Executive Lounge.

Who can access Hilton Executive Lounges?

Travelers booked in executive rooms

If you’re staying at a Hilton property with an Executive Lounge, the main way to gain entry is to stay in an executive room (which generally means a steeper price tag than a standard room).

Hilton Honors™ Gold Status holders who get upgraded

If you have either Hilton Honors™ Gold Status or Diamond elite status with Hilton Honors, it’s easier to find your way into a lounge. If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a space-available upgrade to an executive room with Executive Lounge access for you and up to one additional registered guest.

Diamond elite status holders at certain brands

Even if you aren’t lucky enough to get a full upgrade, Diamond members can still get into lounges. Hilton Honors members with Diamond elite status have access to Executive Lounges for themselves and one additional guest, regardless of whether they're staying in executive rooms, at the following Hilton brands:

  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts (excluding the Sakura Club at Conrad Washington, D.C.).

  • Curio Collection by Hilton.

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton.

An easy way to obtain Hilton Honors™ Diamond Status is with the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. Terms apply.

What's included in a Hilton Executive Lounge?

Every Executive Lounge is different, but it’s not uncommon for a lounge to offer complimentary breakfast in the morning, drinks and snacks throughout the day, cocktail hours in the evening, free in-lounge internet access and a business center.

Conrad London St. James Executive Lounge. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

At the Conrad London St. James Executive Lounge, you can start the day with a continental breakfast and unwind later with hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon. Throughout the day there are drinks and snacks. The lounge provides its own reception desk, internet access, daily newspapers and computers with printers.

Some U.K. Hilton hotels with Executive Lounges, like the Hilton London Canary Wharf, offer private check-in and checkout, plus complimentary beer, wine and spirits. These amenities can reliably enhance your overall hotel experience.

The Conrad Tokyo Executive Lounge. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

And the Conrad Tokyo Executive Lounge has been known to serve three light meals a day, plus drinks and wines selected by a sommelier.

If you’re looking for an Executive Lounge

Before booking a Hilton stay, it’s worth checking if the property has an Executive Lounge to help determine what type of room you want (which might also depend on your status with Hilton).

If you’re staying at a Hilton property with an Executive Lounge that you can access, take advantage of the complimentary amenities. The food and drinks that are generally available throughout the day can potentially save you money over the course of your trip.


CREDIT CARDS FOR HILTON REGULARS

Travelers who regularly stay at Hilton properties can rack up extra points on everyday spending — and enjoy perks during their stays — by using a Hilton-branded credit card. The hotel chain's cards are issued by American Express. Options include:

Hilton Honors American Express Card
Hilton Honors American Express Card
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on American Express' website

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Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
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on American Express' website

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
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The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
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on American Express' website

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Earning rates

• 7 points per $1 on eligible purchases with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.

• 5 points per $1 at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations.

• 3 points per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

Terms apply.

• 12 points per $1 on eligible purchases with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.

• 6 points per $1 at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations.

• 4 points per $1 on U.S. online retail purchases.

• 3 points per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

Terms apply.

• 14 points per $1 on eligible purchases with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.

• 7 points per $1 on flights booked directly with airlines or AmexTravel.com and car rentals booked directly with select car rental companies.

• 7 points per $1 at U.S. restaurants.

• 3 points per $1 on all other eligible purchases.

Terms apply.

• 12 points per $1 on eligible purchases with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio.

• 5 points per $1 on other purchases made using the Hilton Honors Business Card on the first $100,000 in purchases each calendar year, 3 points per $1 thereafter.

Terms apply.

Other noteworthy benefits (see reviews for full rundown)

Hilton Honors™ Silver Status, which gives you a 20% bonus on Hilton Honors base points as well as a fifth night free whenever you use points to book five or more nights at a Hilton property.

• Path to Hilton Honors™ Gold Status. Get an upgrade to Gold if you spend $20,000 or more on the card in a calendar year.

Terms apply.


Learn more about elite status levels with our guide to the Hilton Honors program.

Hilton Honors™ Gold Status, which gives you an 80% points bonus, as well as complimentary breakfasts at select hotels and room upgrades at select properties where available.

• Path to Hilton Honors™ Diamond Status. Get an upgrade to Diamond if you spend $40,000 or more on the card in a calendar year.

• $200 annual statement credit for eligible Hilton purchases on your card (doled out in $50 statement credits per quarter).

Potential free night. Earn a weekend night reward after you spend $15,000 on purchases on your card in a calendar year.

Terms apply.

Hilton Honors™ Diamond Status, which gives you such perks, such as double bonus points on all base points you earn, room upgrades when available, premium Wi-Fi, late checkout and more.

• Free nights. Get one free night reward with the card each year. Earn an additional night after you spend $30,000 on purchases in a calendar year and another after you spend $60,000 in a calendar year.

• Flight credit. Get up to $50 in credit each quarter on flight purchases made directly with an airline or through American Express.

$200 annual resort credit. Get up to $200 in statement credits semi-annually for eligible purchases at participating Hilton Resorts.

Terms apply.

Hilton Honors™ Gold Status, which gives you an 80% points bonus, as well as complimentary breakfasts at select hotels and room upgrades at select properties where available.

• Path to Hilton Honors™ Diamond Status. Get an upgrade to Diamond if you spend $40,000 or more on the card in a calendar year.

Terms apply.

Welcome offer

Earn 70,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points plus a Free Night Reward after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Card in the first 6 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 7/31/2024. Terms apply.

Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points plus a Free Night Reward after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card in the first 6 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 7/31/2024. Terms apply.

Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card in the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 in purchases on the Hilton Honors Business Card within the first six months of Card Membership.

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To view rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Card, see this page. To view rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, see this page. All information about the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card has been collected independently by NerdWallet. The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is no longer available through NerdWallet. To view rates and fees of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, see this page.


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