5 Excellent Hotels in the US You Can Book With the 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

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Recently I showed you 5 great hotels for family travel where you can get free award stays in Hilton hotels.

Now let’s look at 5 excellent hotels in the US where you can use your Hilton points!

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Enjoy Southern California Sunsets with 2 Nights at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach With Hilton Points!

With the limited-time highest-ever offers on the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards, you can get free award stays in Hilton hotels at many popular US destinations.

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Current AMEX Hilton Card Offers for Big Travel

Link:   American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass

Link:   American Express Hilton HHonors

Through May 4, 2016, the AMEX Hilton and AMEX Hilton Surpass cards have their highest sign-up bonuses ever!

You can earn 100,000 Hilton points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card.  The annual fee of $75 is NOT waived for the first year.  Here’s my review of the card.

You can also earn 75,000 Hilton points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening the American Express Hilton HHonors card.  This card has NO annual fee.  You can read my review of the card here.

Because they’re considered different card products, you can earn the sign-up bonus from each card!  175,000 Hilton points could go a long way for earning Big Travel with Small Money!

Remember, American Express only allows you to earn the bonus once per lifetime, on all its cards.  So you can NOT earn the bonus if you’ve had either of these cards in the past.

I’ve written about all the ways you can earn Hilton points to combine with these current sign-up bonuses for even more Big Travel.

5 Excellent Hilton Hotels You Can Book in the US

Hilton hotels include Conrad, Canopy, Curio, DoubleTreeEmbassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Home2Suites, Homewood Suites, Tru, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

With ~4,600 Hotels Worldwide, You Can Use Your Hilton Points at One of the Largest Hotel Chains

Keep in mind you’ll have at least 109,000 Hilton points after completing the minimum spending requirements on the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card.  And at least 78,000 Hilton points after completing the spending requirements on the AMEX Hilton card.

Here are 5 excellent hotels in the US where you can use those points!

Note:   The prices in this example are based on travel in June 2016.

1.   The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach

Plan a trip to Southern California to enjoy the beautiful weather, outdoor activities, and gorgeous scenery.  The Waterfront Beach Resort is a top-rated hotel and a great option for using Hilton points.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Use Your Hilton Points to Experience All That Southern California Has to Offer, Like Delicious Food, Warm Weather, and Beautiful Sunsets

Folks on TripAdvisor give high marks to the friendly staff, convenient location, and great restaurants in and around the hotel.

Room rates are ~$818 for a 2-night weekend stay.  Or, you can pay 100,000 Hilton points instead to treat yourself and a special someone to a romantic weekend away.

You’ll have more than enough points once you meet the minimum spending requirements on the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card.

2.   Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

If you’re dreaming of Hawaii, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is the only beach resort in Waikiki.  It has 20 restaurants and lounges, a saltwater lagoon, 5 pools, waterslides, and a spa.  You won’t have to leave the resort grounds if you just want to relax!

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Have Your Choice with 20 Restaurants and Lounges at this Hawaiian Hilton

This is a Hilton category 7 hotel.  For a stay in June, you’d pay 50,000 Hilton points per night or ~$805 for two weekend nights.  Unfortunately, this hotel charges a resort fee of $30 per night, even on award stays.

Even still, this means the current sign-up offer on the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass can be worth ~$745 ($805 – $60 in resort fees) depending on which dates you choose!

Folks on TripAdvisor love the beach location, great staff, and the variety of restaurants here.

I have a friend who has stayed at this hotel and loved it!  You can walk into the city of Honolulu (~20 minutes) to visit local bars and restaurants.  He said the hotel pool is amazing and the service is outstanding!

It’s also less than a 20 minute drive to Diamond Head which has great views of the city.  

3.   Hilton Nashville Downtown

Ever been to Music City?  Nashville was ranked as Travel & Leisure Readers Choice Destination of the Year.  Consider spending a night at the Hilton Nashville Downtown to see Nashville’s popular attractions.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Enjoy a Night of Country Music and Stay at the Hilton Nashville Downtown

Given the increased popularity of Nashville, prices have gone up as well.

One night in June costs ~$549.  Or, you can redeem 70,000 Hilton points.  This hotel is near the County Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Symphony, and great restaurants with Southern-style dishes.

Using points instead of cash is a great option here.  Reviewers on TripAdvisor rank this hotel in the top 10 in Nashville and say it’s perfectly located downtown.

4.   Hilton Times Square

If you want to stay a night in New York, the Hilton Times Square is centrally located.

The hotel is within walking distance to Broadway theaters, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Macy’s Herald Square, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Restaurant Row.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Use Hilton Points to Stay in the Center of New York City’s Times Square

Folks on TripAdvisor give this hotel good reviews because of the convenient location.  The hotel also has panoramic views of New York City and the Hudson River!

Nights in June can cost ~$500 per night.  Instead, you could redeem 80,000 Hilton points.  You’ll have nearly enough points after you meet the spending requirements on the AMEX Hilton card.  That’s a good deal for a card with no annual fee!  Plus, you can save money to see a Broadway show!

Here are more ideas on how to get Big Travel with Small Money this summer!

Emily and I visited New York in 2012 and enjoyed a Broadway show, Times Square, Grand Central Station, and great restaurants.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Emily Amid the Excitement of Times Square

5.   The Beverly Hilton

Ever wonder where the celebrities stay?  The Beverly Hilton has hosted US Presidents and famous celebrities throughout many generations.

5 Excellent Hotels In The US You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Spend a Night Like a Celebrity at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California

Room nights in June range from ~$300 to ~$400 per night.  Or you can use 60,000 Hilton points.

The Beverly Hilton is within walking distance of shops and restaurants on Rodeo Drive.  Or you can head to the sunny beaches in Santa Monica!

For more ideas, here are 5 other fantastic Hilton hotels in the US you can book with points.

And if you decide to stay an extra night or two, here are more ways to quickly earn Hilton points!

Bottom Line

With the sign-up bonus from the AMEX Hilton, the AMEX Hilton Surpass, (or both!), you can earn enough points to stay at excellent Hilton hotels in the US, which would normally cost hundreds of dollars!

Enjoy a stay at top-rated hotels like the The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach in Southern California.  Or explore Nashville at the Hilton Nashville Downtown.

Let me know which Hilton hotels in the US you’d add to the list!

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3 responses to “5 Excellent Hotels in the US You Can Book With the 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

  1. While NYC hotel prices can be through the roof, varying widely based on the particular date, I just checked rates at the Hilton Times Square (where I’ve stayed before), and, for instance, the weekend of June 17-19 is just $207 per night AAA rate. In fact, if you check in June 17, you can stay till June 21 at that same rate. No way is 80,000 points a good redemption value in this example so always check!

  2. @PSL – Agreed! Always run the numbers to make sure you’re getting a good deal! As you mentioned, rates can vary a lot. But if you want certain dates, and rooms are available with points, using points can make sense.

    Thanks for the reminder. And for reading! 🙂

  3. I think that most if not all of these options are not worth the HH points, you can get a better bang for your points (100k) in most of the stated options you would get less than 0.007 of a cent per point which is not really a good idea and some of them you are even losing money per point stay which is very important. I believe these are not good options at all, and that when looking for a Hilton hotel you should look to get more than 0.01 per Hilton honor point which would be double depending on valuations. My two cents.

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