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The Citi Hilton Honor Reserve Card offers two free weekend nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) at almost any Hilton worldwide after spending $2,500 in the first four months.

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“Almost any Hilton” basically excludes only all inclusive properties and time shares. This is the full list of excluded properties:

That leaves a ton of beautiful properties to choose from to use your Free Night certificates on, properties that cost thousands of dollars in exotic locations. But the actual fact of the matter is that one person is only going to earn two free nights, and the free nights are good for rooms with double occupancy (no more than two people), so the most you could stretch your stay at any of these aspirational properties is three nights since they are only good for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (and still have one free night leftover to use at a different time).

Unless you can build in the free nights into an already planned international trip, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money or miles to go somewhere for two or three nights. That’s why I’m going to tell you about the best properties within (or very close) to the United States to spend your free night certificates on.

You should be able to use your Free Weekend Night Certificates any time a standard room is available–no blackout dates apply. So use your certificates on a holiday weekend to really save yourself some money. Certificates also cover taxes.

Conrad New York

Conrad New York
Conrad New York

The Conrad in New York is stunning. Located in Battery Park City on the Hudson River, it is just minutes from the World Trade Center memorial and would provide a lovely base from which to explore the city.

Conrad New York
Conrad New York

Retail value for two nights: $837 over New Years Eve weekend

Waldorf Astoria Park City

All you have the energy to do after a day of skiing (or golfing) is relax in your hotel, so why not splurge your Free Night Certificates on this ultra-luxurious Hilton in Park City, Utah?


Retail value for two nights: $2,002 in early January

If you’re into skiing and hiking, another solid option is the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa in Canada.

Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

You’ll have a half-mile stretch of your own private beach in Boca Raton, Florida.


Not to mention two championship golf courses.

Retail value for two nights: $2,062 over New Years Eve weekend

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Lollapalooza happens in Chicago the beginning of August (over a weekend). Stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, one of only two (what used to be called) Category 10 Hiltons in the continental United States–the other is the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City – Times Squareand you’ll have an extravagant spa to recover in between stints at the music festival.


This hotel (which used to be The Elysian) has glowing reviews, like this one from One Mile At A Time.

Retails value of two nights: $1,126 over the weekend of Lollapalooza

Grand Wailea on Maui

Hawaii is in the United States people. It’s not out of the question for a weekend getaway (especially if you and your travel companion both sign up for the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card and you can stretch out your stay to three nights!)


The Grand Wailea on Maui looks not only beautiful, but like a ton of fun for adults and kids alike.

Retail value of two nights: $2,544 over New Years Eve weekend

The Miles to Use to Get There

We recently wrote a series of posts of that aims at helping you master redeeming awards within the United States using transferrable points. All the major loyalty programs are covered.

Card Offer Details

You already know that the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card comes with Two Free Nights worldwide at top tier Hiltons after spending $2,500 in four months (note that you have four months to meet the minimum spending requirement– most card offers require you to meet the spending threshold within three months).

Here are the other offer details:

  • Earn 10 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton Portfolio
  • Earn 5 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases
  • Earn 3 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card
  • $95 annual fee that is not waived the first year

Bottom Line

The Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card offers two free weekend nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) at any of these amazing properties as well as over 500 others worldwide. You can use two nights together on one stay or do two separate one-night stays. If you and a companion both get the Hilton Reserve, you can combine three certificates for a stay from Friday to Monday at one property and still have one certificate left (each night certificate is good for a room with double occupancy).

I wrote about six top properties in this post last year, as well as where I redeemed my Hilton Free Weekend Nights Certificates in Rome. Don’t forget to check those out for more ideas of where you can redeem your Free Night Certificates as part of an international trip.

What other top properties did I leave out? If you have stayed at a top tier Hilton within the United States that you think is particularly worth it, let us know in the comments.

**Note that you’ll have one year after the free night certificates are issued to use them, and they are issued about six to eight weeks after you meet the minimum spending requirement. Read the full offer terms and conditions.

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