Yes, You Can Find Great Category 1 Hilton Hotels

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 Whenever I mention what a great rewards program Hilton Honors is, I get a few snarky responses. One of the common complaints is “Yes, award rates start at just 5,000 points per night but there are NO Category 1 hotels!” For something that can be so easily debunked with a simply web search, it’s surprising that this myth continues on. I wrote a post a couple of years ago about Category 1 Hilton hotels and recently somebody wanted to know if that list has changed at all.

Over the last three years there have been some changes, with many of the Category 1 hotels in the U.S. moving up on category. It was very difficult finding this information, since Hilton no longer publishes an award chart with hotels listed by category. Thus, I had to consult my previous post as well as this slightly more up-to-date article by Loyalty Traveler.

I then proceeded to look up every single hotel and found a few had actually moved up or were no longer in the Hilton portfolio.

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That said, here are the hotels I was able to confirm were still Category 1 Hilton properties:

Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman

 

Argentina

Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman

Belarus

Hampton by Hilton Minsk City Centre

Colombia

Hampton by Hilton Valledupar

Hampton by Hilton Yopal

US

Hampton Inn Columbus-Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jiaxing

 

 China

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jiaxing

Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen Bao’an

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anhui – Suzhou

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wuhu

Hilton Garden Inn Dandong

Hilton Garden Inn Foshan

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ningbo – Chunxiao

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wuxi

 

The Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort

Egypt

Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort

Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort

 

India

Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri

 

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

 

Indonesia

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

 

Mexico

Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad Juárez

Hampton Inn by Hilton Monterrey-Airport

Hampton Inn by Hilton Monterrey/Galerías-Obispado

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro

Hampton Inn by Hilton Queretaro Tecnologico

Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro

Hampton Inn by Hilton Merida

Hampton Inn by Hilton Reynosa/Zona Industrial

Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez

Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampico Zona Dorada

 

The Hilton Salalah Resort

 

Oman

Hilton Salalah Resort

 

Poland

Hampton by Hilton Krakow

Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow

 

Russian Federation

Hampton by Hilton Samara

Hampton by Hilton Nizhny Novgorod

Hampton by Hilton Ufa

Hilton Garden Inn Ufa Riverside

Hilton Garden Inn Ulyanovsk

 

Hilton Garden Inn Corlu

Turkey

Hampton by Hilton Bursa

Hilton Garden Inn Diyarbakir

Hampton by Hilton Gaziantep

Hampton by Hilton Kocaeli

Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya

Hampton by Hilton Urdu

Hilton Garden Inn Corlu

 

United Kingdom

Hampton by Hilton Corby/Kettering

 

If you’re interested in booking any of these hotels using points, there are some amazing credit card offers right that that can help you get upwards of 20 nights at a Category 1 hotel:

Hilton Honors Card from American Express – Earn 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.

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$0 first year
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Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points
after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 05/31/2017. Terms Apply.

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Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express –  Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months.

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after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months. Offer Ends 5/31/17. Terms Apply.
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Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express

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Sign Up Bonus
$75 first year
$75 after first year
Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points
after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months. Offer Ends 5/31/17. Terms Apply.

Rates & Fees

Annual Fee
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Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card –  Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

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Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points
after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
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Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card Citi® Hilton Honors™ Visa Signature® Card
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Sign Up Bonus
$0 first year
$0 after first year
Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points
after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
Annual Fee
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Did I miss any Category 1 hotels that you’re aware of? If so, please feel free to share them in the comment section.

 

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