What’s the Value of Hilton Honors Points?

Hilton Honors points are worth 0.5 cent each on average when redeemed for award stays.

Sam KemmisJul 15, 2021
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Hilton is known for offering huge-looking bonuses on its branded credit cards, yet as we often warn: It doesn’t matter how many points you have if they’re not worth much.

Based on our data-driven analysis, Hilton Honors points have a value of 0.5 cent each. Does this mean you will always get that much from your Hilton points? Not necessarily. But you can use it as a baseline estimate for your own redemptions.

What does this value mean?

We compared several real-world redemptions when paying with cash or points at U.S. Hilton properties, and calculated that each point is worth  0.5 cent each based on these redemptions. Consider this the baseline value for making your own reward redemptions. If you’re getting more than 0.5 cent per point in value, you’re doing well. If you’re getting less, consider looking for another redemption option.

This valuation also can give you the sense of the relative dollar value of a Hilton promotion or credit card offer. Though keep in mind that it is only an estimate, not a hard cash value.

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How do Hilton points compare to other hotel programs?

Hilton Honors points are worth less than the average hotel points. Does this mean it’s not worth earning them? Not at all. They are just a currency, and currencies offer different relative values. What’s important to keep in mind is that 10,000 Hilton points is worth far less than, say, 10,000 Hyatt points.

Hotel program

Value per point

Best Western Rewards

0.7 cent

IHG Rewards

0.8 cent

Hilton Honors

0.5 cent

Hyatt

1.9 cents

Marriott Bonvoy

0.7 cent

Radisson Rewards

0.6 cent

Wyndham Rewards

0.9 cent

How to convert Hilton points to dollars

Use this calculator to determine the estimated dollar value of any number of Hilton points.

Wondering what you can do with those points? Check out our guide to redeeming Hilton Honors points.

Frequently asked questions

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 10,000 Hilton points are worth about $50.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 25,000 Hilton points are worth about $125.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 50,000 Hilton points are worth about $250.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 80,000 Hilton points are worth about $400.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 100,000 Hilton points are worth about $500.


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