Citi Hilton Reserve

Card / NotesBonus / Annual Fee
Citi® Hilton Honors™ Reserve Card
Earning rate: 10X Hilton, 5X airline & car rental, 3X elsewhere.

Big spend bonus: Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend; free weekend night with $10K spend per cardmember year

Noteworthy Perks: Free Gold status
2 Free Nights: 2 Weekend Nights after 2.5K spend in 4 months

$95 annual fee

Recent better offer: 2 Free Nights + $100: 2 Weekend Nights after 2.5K spend in 4 months + $100 statement credit after $100 spend at Hilton in 6 months.

Overview

The Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card isn’t the highest-earning card for Hilton spend, but the sign up bonus of two free weekend nights at almost any Hilton portfolio property can easily be worth hundreds of dollars or more. Automatic Gold status and a free weekend night for $10K spend in a cardmember year can make the card worth keeping. Heavy spenders can achieve Diamond status with $40K spend in a calendar year.

Here are some key card features:

  • $95 Annual fee (not waived)
  • Hilton HHonors Gold Status
  • 10X at Hilton, 5X Airline & Car Rental, 3X everywhere else

Bottom Line

Due to the free weekend night for $10K spend in a card-member year, the Citi Hilton Reserve is the best long-term choice out of the Hilton credit card lineup.