Overview of Hilton Gold Status


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Each week, we will be taking a look at a hotel or airline elite status level and the benefits that come with it and how to leverage earning the status.

Overview of Hilton Gold Status

To start this series off, first up is Hilton Gold status. Hilton Gold normally requires 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 HHonors Base Points.

Overview of Hilton Gold Status

How to Earn:

(1) 20 stays in a calendar year, or
(2) 40 nights in a calendar year, or
(3) 75,000 HHonors Base Points in a calendar year

Benefits:

One main benefit with Hilton Gold status is a 25% earning bonus on all the HHonors Base Points you earn.  Another perk with this status is that when you redeem your Hilton points for free nights you will receive every 5th night free.

  • Quick reservations and check-ins based on your room preferences
  • Late check-out
  • Express check-out
  • Complimentary access to fitness centers and health clubs
  • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay

Plus:

  • eCheck-In: Select your room and check in online up to 24 hours in advance at participating properties
  • Complimentary In-Room and Lobby Wi-Fi Internet Access

Property Specific Benefits:

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or one in-room movie per stay

Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or a complimentary continental breakfast for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

Embassy Suites Hotels

  • 500 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or two snack/refreshment choices per stay

Hilton Garden Inn

  • 750 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or a complimentary Hot Cooked-to-Order Breakfast for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

Hampton™

  • 250 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or snack and water per stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • 250 HHonors bonus points per stay or two bottles of water and Pepperidge Farm cookies per stay

Home2 Suites by Hilton

  • 100 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and bottled water per stay

Hilton Grand Vacations

  • 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay

If looking for Hilton points, consider the Hilton Honors Card from American Express card and the best part is it comes with no annual fee.

Leverage your Hilton Gold status at the Boca Beach Club

Leverage your Hilton Gold status at the Boca Beach Club

Bottom Line

Hilton Gold status doe provide some decent perks such as the 25% earning bonus, complimentary fitness center and internet access, the 5th night free benefit to name a few.

What’s your favorite Hilton Gold benefit?

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  1. I don’t mean to sound ignorant, but what do you mean when you say “spouse stays free”? The free night certificates require some spend, correct?

    Best perk of gold status – breakfast at doubletrees. Much nicer than the average continental breakfast and many doubletrees let you take from the entire breakfast buffet.

  2. Yes, for the most part that is a useless benefit, but let’s say you booked a room for just one person and then your spouse comes along and you get free breakfast, they would also get the free breakfast benefit.

  3. I coudn’t find the free breakfast benefit on Hilton website? Where did you find this statement for the card?

    Also, if i don’t live in US, do i still able to subscribe the credit card ? It is only for US resident?

    Thanks.

  4. My favorite benefit? It depends 😉
    It’s either the ability to choose between property specific benefits (points vs breakfast for example) or the chance for an upgrade at Hilton, DoubleTree, etc.

    One other thing: I see you have included an image of the gold card’s front. Does that mean you got sent such a card? I haven’t received any gold welcome kit (or simply the card) the last two years. And I guess I won’t receive anything this year.
    HHonors is the only program where I have some kind of elite status and don’t get anything physical.

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