Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

on American Express's secure website

Card details

  • Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

  • Earn a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year.

  • Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.

  • Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.

  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.

  • Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.

  • $95 annual fee.

  • Terms Apply.

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Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $95

  • Rewards rate

    3 points per dollar

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing Apr

    APR: 17.99% - 26.99% Variable APR

    Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable

    Cash Advance APR: 27.49%, Variable

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign Transaction Fee

    None

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NerdWallet Review

By Kimberly Palmer

Rating Details

3.6

Editor's overall rating

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • High rewards rate

  • No foreign transaction fee

Cons
  • Has annual fee

The Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card offers solid rewards for its annual fee of $95 — but it lacks a key benefit that other hotel cards offer at the same price point: an automatic annual free night after every cardmember anniversary.

The card does have a large welcome offer, and it earns robust ongoing rewards:

-12 points per dollar spent on eligible purchases with a hotel or resort within the Hilton portfolio. Terms apply.

-6 points per dollar spent on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations. Terms apply.

-3 points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases. Terms apply.

You’ll also get automatic elite status and 10 free visits to airport lounges in the Priority Pass Select network every year. Terms apply.

For more information, visit our full review.

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