Sep122017

Hilton Honors points $5 per 1,000 offer good value redemptions

This Hilton Honors 50% discount for points purchases through October 5, 2017 is a sale I was hoping to see. I redeemed most of my Hilton Honors points over the past six months for hotel stays in Iceland and Poland. With about four weeks of travel in Europe planned over the next four months, replenishing my Hilton Honors points balance is a strategy I plan to use for some good hotel rate discounts.

Buy Hilton Honors Points.

Hilton 50% off points

Hilton Honors members can purchase up to 80,000 points at $5.00 per 1,000 points. In many places 80,000 points will only buy one or two reward nights.

Then, there is a hotel like Hampton Inn Krakow, Poland at 5,000 points per night. I stayed four nights at the Hampton Inn Krakow in June. $25 hotel nights with breakfast is quite a deal. Hampton Inn Krakow is a 20 minute tram ride to the city center or about a $10 taxi ride.

Loyalty Traveler – Hotel review Hampton Inn Krakow Hilton Honors category 1 reward nights (June 26, 2017).

New Year’s Eve deals

One of my best hotel memories was New Year’s Eve at Hilton Amsterdam with the explosion of light that occurs from 11pm to 1am. The city residents go crazy with fireworks during the only two hours of the year when fireworks are legal.

Hilton Amsterdam Dec 31, 2017

$382 USD or 70,000 points ($350.00 to buy during this sale). Not a particularly good deal as when I originally showed the price to buy 70,000 points at $175. Mental math failed me again :(.

Hilton Amsterdam NYE rates

DoubleTree Bratislava, Slovakia is another hotel I stayed in last year with reward night rates 10,000 points per night and paid rates typically around $120 per night.

Mon Nov 6 – Thu Nov 9

3 nights = 317.19 EUR / $379.54 USD.

or

3 nights = 30,000 points = $150.00 to buy 30,000 points during this sale.

Room rate savings = $230.00.

Hotel Review DoubleTree Bratislava Slovakia

Hotel Review DoubleTree by Hilton Košice, Slovakia

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Hampton Inn in Minsk is also 5k per night. BTW when we were in Krakow this past summer staying at Hampton for three nights, we used Uber and it cost $3 to around $10 depending on “surge” pricing. The tram was very easy but uber was easier. We also got lunch from breakfast. Never go to a breakfast buffet without at least two zip lock bags.

  2. I was checking out Hampton Inn Minsk today. No visa needed for a 5-day stay in Minsk (including arrival and departure, so 4 nights) when arriving via Minsk airport.

    One of these days I will try Uber.

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