Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels!

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Lots of you shared your favorite Hilton hotels with us during our last blog giveaway.  And I love hearing from y’all about your future travel plans using miles & points!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Use Your Hilton Points at the Amazing Conrad Maldives and Enjoy the Blue Waters of the Indian Ocean

In the giveaway, we asked “Which Hilton hotel will you choose for your next getaway?”

We received a lot of entries.  And we love your enthusiasm!

The contest is closed now.  But if you’re looking for ideas where to use your 100,000 or 75,000 sign-up bonus points from the AMEX Hilton Cards, here are great suggestions from fellow Million Mile Secrets readers!

Traveling to Hawaii

Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii?  Here are the Hilton hotels readers have on their lists!

Million Mile Secrets reader Marilyn commented that she wants to stay with her husband at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui.  Because it would be a great way to celebrate his upcoming retirement.

That sounds like a fun idea, Marilyn!


Reader Christopher also wants to use his Hilton Points at the Grand Wailea!


Emily & I stayed there a few years ago on our spring break trip to Maui.  And it was the first time she’d ever stayed at a Waldorf Astoria hotel.  She especially liked the hotel’s extravagant decor and the luxurious spa!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Relax in the Hot and Cold Plunge Pools in the Spa at the Grand Wailea

The Spa Grande is the largest spa in Hawaii and has a variety of Roman tubs, saunas, and cascading waterfalls!  We enjoyed our massages there!

Million Mile Secrets twitter follower Allen @abenusa is planning to stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.


Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Splurge on a Night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort With Your Hilton Points

And with the sign-up bonuses on either the American Express Hilton HHonors card or the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card, he’d have enough for 1 or 2 award nights depending on the season!

That’s because you’ll earn 75,000 or 100,000 bonus Hilton points depending on which card you choose.  And the Hilton Hawaiian Village costs 50,000 or 60,000 Hilton points per night, depending on the time of year.

My friend stayed here last year and loved the many pools, lagoon, and short walking distance to lots of excellent shopping and restaurants.

And they make amazing Mai Tais!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Try a Delicious Mai Tai at the Hilton Hawaiian Village!

Traveling to the Maldives

A few of you tweeted about staying at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, an amazing luxury Hilton hotel!  Villas here cost over $1,000 per night.  So you can really get Big Travel with Small Money using your Hilton points there!

Twitter follower @incognito888 would love to stay at this beautiful hotel.


Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Overwater Bungalows at Sunset at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

And Michele @MAW4N0 is trying to decide between the Conrad Maldives and Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand.  I can understand why it might be a tough decision. 🙂


Emily & I spent 5 nights using Hilton points at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island when we visited the Maldives.  It was a truly indulgent experience with welcome treats (like chocolates!), private outdoor showers, infinity pools, and beautiful beaches!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

You Can’t Tell Where the Pool Ends and the Ocean Begins at the Conrad Maldives!

Traveling to Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is also popular with our readers.

Reader Carl commented that he was going to try out the Conrad Tokyo with his Hilton points.


And reader Joshua C as well as Twitter follower Cynthia @cdorminey2 want to stay at the Conrad Tokyo too!



This Hilton hotel is one of their best known and highest rated hotels.

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

A View of the Tokyo Skyline and the Conrad Tokyo

It’s located in Tokyo’s Minato district, close to shopping, dining, historic shrines, and the Imperial Palace!

If you visit in the springtime, you could take part in the cherry blossom viewing or hanami, a Japanese national pastime!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Time Your Trip Right and See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Japan!

The Hilton Tokyo Bay is another option in Tokyo.  And Mr Fix @drkadoya tweeted he wants to use his Hilton points to stay there and visit Tokyo DisneySea!  


The Hilton Tokyo Bay is in Urayasu.  And it’s close to both Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland.  But it’s a ~50 minute subway ride from central Tokyo, so it’s not a great choice if you’re looking to explore the city.

Traveling Within the Mainland US

You don’t have to go far to find great Hilton hotels.  And a lot of our readers plan on using their Hilton points for stays in the US!

Million Mile Secrets Twitter follower M Gillispie @Queen_Hadessah tweeted she’d like to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.


And it looks like a beautiful hotel!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Use Your Hilton Points at the Waldorf Astoria in Downtown Chicago

It’s located within walking distance to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the famous Millennium Park.

On one of our trips to Chicago, Emily almost met the minimum spending requirement on a new credit card at the Hershey’s store! 🙂

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Emily Grabbing a Few Treats at the Hershey’s Store!

Readers Candace and Kristi @missprisskk want to stay at Hilton hotels for trips to popular spots like Universal Studios Orlando and Disney World!



The Hilton Orlando and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort are 2 great options when visiting the area.

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

Enjoy the Lazy River at the Hilton Orlando!

Both are conveniently located near the local theme parks, making them great for family vacations!

But why limit yourself to the mainland, when you can visit our 49th state, “The Last Frontier.”  Laura @pantherpaw327 tweeted she’d like to stay at the Hilton Anchorage in Alaska!


Need More Hilton Points?

Here are ways to earn more Hilton points for your upcoming vacations!

Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels

You Can Transfer Miles and Points From Other Programs to Hilton Hotels

You can also read my post about the best ways to earn Hilton points.

Bottom Line

We love our Million Mile Secrets community.  And we really like hearing about your favorite vacation spots around the world!

You’re planning to use your Hilton points at so many exciting places, like the Waldorf Astoria ChicagoConrad Tokyo, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Let me know if you’ve stayed at any of these hotels.  And help your fellow readers by adding your favorite Hilton hotels in the comments!

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4 responses to “Million Mile Secrets Readers Reveal Their Favorite Hilton Hotels!

  1. My wife and I just came back from Japan where we stayed at both the Conrad Hilton and Hilton Tokyo. They are both beautiful hotels, but we preferred the Hilton Tokyo because of its location. The Hilton Tokyo is located in the Shinjuku area, which is very lively, especially at night. And we had the hardest time finding the Conrad each night due to its location in the confusing Shiodome complex.

  2. @scott – Thanks for sharing your experience! Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  3. Hi Daraius and Emily,
    Thanks for the shout-out! I got so excited when I saw my name – but then realized you weren’t announcing the winner…….
    Retirement is coming up quickly and my husband is really stressed out about it. Nothing that lounging on the beach at the Grand Wailea can’t cure!!!! At least once we are retired it will be easier to plan miles and points trips because we won’t have to figure travel dates out based on work schedules and deadlines. I am so looking forward to being on “our” time.

  4. Hi. I have the standard Amex Hilton card and regularly get offers to upgrade it to the surpass card which I don’t do. The current offer for the Surpass card is 100K. Can I apply for that card as a separate card, and keep my regular one as is? Thanks.