How to Earn Double Hilton Hhonors Points -- And Where to Spend Them

by  Laura Motta | Apr 3, 2015
Condado Beach, Puerto Rico
Condado Beach, Puerto Rico / dennisvdw/iStock

If you like double travel points (and who doesn’t?) there’s a new promotion running through May 31 that allows you to earn double points through a Hilton Hhonors program called Double Your Hhonors. You’ll earn double Hilton Hhonors points, or double miles or points through Hilton’s travel partners, which include Delta, American Airlines, and United.

For example, I recently stayed at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico for two nights. For the Double Your Hhonors promotion, I chose to earn double points via my preferred airline. You can choose an airline, or simply double up on Hilton Hhonors points for faster earning within that program.

In addition to the 10 base points I earned for every dollar spent on the stay, I also earned one airline mile for every dollar. This is the typical earning scheme for the Hilton Hhonors program. With this promotion, however, I earned double miles, and double bonus Hilton Hhonors points -- a nice perk. All you have to do is sign up for the promotion on the Hilton Hhonors site and choose how you’d like to earn your double points -- via Hilton Hhonors entirely, or Hilton Hhonors and a partner company.

Looking for a place to earn or use those points? We like the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan for its versatility. You’ll see a wide swath of guests here, from families to couples to younger singles, all of whom choose the property for its impeccable location between the balconied, candy-colored old city and the wide, white sand beaches just to the east. Plus, it offers something that few other properties in the area can – double frontage on both the ocean and a lagoon, so you can hear the waves crash and head into calmer waters for snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Rates in spring and summer tend to hover around $149-$199 per night.

Other favorites? Chicago’s stately Palmer House Hilton with its lavishly frescoed lobby; almost any Hampton Inn, including the spotless, perfect-for-sightseeing downtown properties in Denver and Savannah, and of course, New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria.

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