The Hilton family of hotels and resorts consists of over 4,600 locations worldwide across 13 distinct brands.  This post will show you the benefits of Hilton Honors Elite Status and how to get it.

Hilton Honors Hotel Brands

Hilton Honors Member

This is the level you have just by joining the Hilton Honors program, so as you can imagine there isn’t too much to get excited about here.  However, if you do book a Hilton stay, join the rewards program even if you think you will never stay at a Hilton again – you never know!  These benefits are available for all levels of Hilton Honors Elite membership

  • Discounted Rates – Hilton Honors Elite members will receive a slightly discounted rate over the non Hilton Honors member rate.
  • Digital Check In
  • Complimentary In Room Standard Internet Access at select brands
  • Late Check Out subject to availability

Hilton Honors Silver

To earn Hilton Honors Silver Elite Status, you need to have either 4 stays or 10 nights in a calendar year.

  • 15% elite status points bonus on all base points earned
  • 5th Night Free when booking an award stay on all points
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water per stay at select brands

Link: How To Earn and Use Hilton Honors Points


Hilton Honors Gold

To earn Hilton Honors Gold Status you need to have either 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 base points in a calendar year.

  • 25% elite status points bonus on all base points earned
  • 5th Night Free when booking an award stay on all points
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water per stay at select brands
  • Access to Executive Floor Lounge for you and one guest only if you are upgraded to an executive lounge floor
  • My Way Gold Membership Benefits:  these are benefits that vary by hotel chain and can include a choice of amenities like free breakfast, room upgrade or extra points.  For a full list of benefits for each hotel chain visit the Hilton Honors Elite Status page.
Hilton Carillon Park Florida
We enjoyed lounge access (aka free breakfast!) at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg, FL thanks to my Gold Status

Hilton Honors Diamond

To earn Hilton Honors Gold Status you need to have either 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 base points in a calendar year.

  • 50% elite status points bonus on all base points earned
  • 5th Night Free when booking an award stay on all points
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water per stay at select brands
  • Diamond Status Extension: extend your status for an extra year for any reason.  This is a one time benefit and has additional requirements including 3 years of Diamond status and at least 250 nights and 500,000 base points
  • 48 Hour Room Guarantee: You are guaranteed a room when you book at least 48 hours in advance
  • Access to the Executive Floor Lounge for you and one guest
  • My Way Diamond Membership Benefits:  these are benefits that vary by hotel chain and can include a choice of amenities like free breakfast, room upgrade or extra points.  For a full list of benefits for each hotel chain visit the Hilton Honors Elite Status page

Earn Status Through Your Credit Card

hilton honors elite status credit cards

Hotel status can help enhance a stay with benefits like free internet, bonus points or free breakfast.  But, let’s be honest here – it’s damn hard to achieve on your own unless you are a super traveler or travel a lot for work.  The good news is that you can get Hilton Honors Elite Status without staying a single night – just know the right credit card to have!

Complimentary Silver Status – With 2 No Fee Cards!

  • Hilton Honors Card from American Express
  • Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature

Complimentary Gold Status

  • Platinum Card from American Express
  • Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express
  • Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card

Diamond Status Through Your Credit Card

  • Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express – Spend $40,000 in a calendar year and receive Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the following year
  • Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card – Spend $40,000 in a calendar year and receive Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the following year

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