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Did you know there are ways to use Hilton points to make them 20% more valuable?
One great way to extend your points is with Hilton’s 5th night free perk for folks with (super easy to earn!) Hilton elite status.
I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this valuable perk!
How Does the Hilton 5th Night Free Perk Work?
If you have Hilton elite status, every time you book 5 consecutive award nights, you’ll get the 5th night free. Note that you do NOT get every 5th award night you book for free, like a free Subway sandwich card. You need to book 5 nights in a row.
This perk is also NOT a rebate. Once you select the 5 nights you want to stay, Hilton will immediately give you a discount of the average cost of all 5 nights. This is great, because that means you only need 4 nights worth of points to stay 5 nights!
For example, let’s say you book a 4-night stay that costs 60,000 Hilton points per night. You would owe 240,000 points. But if you booked 5 nights instead of 4, you would pay the same 240,000 Hilton points, but each night would only cost 48,000 Hilton points per night.
Hilton will NOT show that you received a free night. Instead it will display the discount by taking points off each night.
Note: If you’re booking more than 5 nights with varying award prices, make sure to book the 5 most expensive consecutive nights separately. That way the website will average the most expensive nights and give you the biggest discount!
Are There Exceptions?
There are a few exceptions where you will NOT get the 5th night free:
- You must pay with all points to get the 5th night free. So you won’t get to use the fun new Points and Money slider!
- You can only book a standard room
- You can NOT combine the 5th night free with any other Hilton promotion
How Do You Book a 5th Night Free?
Booking a 5th night free is easy. Sign-in to your Hilton account and select 5+ nights. You’ll automatically get the 5th night free discount.
Remember, only folks who have Silver, Gold, or Diamond elite status can use this perk. If you don’t have Hilton elite status, you can earn it just by opening any of the Hilton credit cards.
And if you don’t have enough Hilton points, you can pool points with up to 10 friends or family members for FREE, up to 500,000 points per year. So you can combine your points with a travel partner to get enough points to book 4 award nights.
Want More Hilton Points?
There are plenty of ways to earn Hilton points. For example, you can transfer other miles & points to Hilton.
Or, you could sign-up for a Hilton co-branded credit card.
If you have any level of Hilton elite status, you’ll get the 5th night free when you book 5 consecutive award nights. Though there are some exceptions!
You can earn Hilton elite status and unlock this great perk simply by opening any co-branded Hilton credit card. Booking 5 consecutive award nights is an excellent way to stretch your Hilton points for Big Travel!
Have you ever used Hilton’s 5th night free benefit?