When the Hilton Honors program changed in February 2017, one of the most notable changes was that they did away with categories and moved to (somewhat) dynamic pricing.
Prior to that, it had been fairly easy to find out which properties fell under which category, even though the category listings were spread over multiple pages and the interface was ugly.
The February 2017 changes eliminated that functionality. As Hilton no longer has categories, there’s no category list to refer to. If you’re someone that likes to stretch your Hilton Honors points by using them for as many free nights as possible rather than spending 95,000 points per night at the Conrad Maldives, that makes your job much harder.
To help you out, we’ve created a list below of all the Hilton properties in the US that only require 10,000 points per night. That’s the equivalent of the old category 2; although some worldwide properties only charge 5,000 points per night, there don’t appear to be any in the US nowadays.
This list includes all the 10,000 point properties I could find based on my research, but there might be others. If you come across any other Hilton properties that only cost 10,000 points per night, let us know in the comments below and we’ll update the list.
Why 10,000 Point Properties Are Great
The reason this list could be useful for you is that these properties provide some of the best value for your Hilton Honors points. For example, my wife and I visited Enterprise, Alabama in March 2018 for the 25th annual World’s Smallest St Patrick’s Day Parade. In case you’re wondering, the parade consists of one person who walks a block up to the city’s Boll Weevil Monument (yep, really!) and back again.
Enterprise has a Hampton Inn which only costs 10,000 points per night. As we were staying five nights we got the 5th night free, so the total cost was 40,000 points. It got better though – thanks to the Points Unlimited promotion that was running at the time, we received 2,000 bonus points as they were given even on award stays. I also earned 250 bonus points from having Diamond status, so our net cost was 37,750 Hilton Honors points.
The cheapest rate when booking was $113.62 per night. That included tax, but was the advance purchase, non-refundable rate – a flexible rate would’ve been more expensive. Even based on that lower cost though, we got 1.50cpp (cents per point) of value for our stay.
The Frequent Miler Reasonable Redemption Value for Hilton Honors points is 0.45cpp, so staying at a 10,000 point property got us more than triple that value. The stars aligned perfectly with that stay given the 5th night free and bonus points, but even on one night stays you should be able to get 1cpp of value or more at 10,000 point properties.
List Of Hilton Honors 10,000 Point Properties
Here’s a list and interactive map of all the US-based Hilton hotels you can book for 10,000 points per night. Be aware that there might not be 10,000 point availability on every night of the year as the Hilton Honors program has dynamic pricing. And as I mentioned earlier, please share in the comments below if you find any other hotels that should be added to this list and we’ll get it updated.
- Hampton Inn Enterprise
- Hampton Inn Guntersville
- Hampton Inn Ozark
- Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsboro
- Hampton Inn Selma
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Oxford
- Hampton Inn Alamogordo
- Hampton Inn Clovis
- Hampton Inn Deming
- Hampton Inn & Suites Farmington
- Hampton Inn Lordsburg
- Hampton Inn Beaumont
- Hampton Inn & Suites Center
- Hampton Inn & Suites Cleburne
- Hampton Inn Hillsboro
- Hampton Inn Livingston
- Hampton Inn & Suites Mansfield
- Hampton Inn Pampa
- Hampton Inn & Suites Stephenville