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 Diamond elite status, as well as to some guests who purchase or upgrade to certain rooms.

So where are these Hilton lounges? How do you get in? And what perks do they have? Here’s what you need to know about Hilton hotel lounges.

How to find 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.”

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

  • Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Phoenix.

  • Conrad Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Conrad London St. James.

  • 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 (Waldorf Astoria and 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).

Gold elite status holders who get upgraded

If you have either Gold 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 automatic Diamond elite 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.

The New York Hilton Midtown Executive Lounge. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

At the New York Hilton Midtown 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 (though beer and wine cost extra), fruit and cookies. 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.

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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.

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