Where to Use Your Hilton Honors Points in New York City

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Since hotels can be quite expensive in New York City, one way to save a lot of money on your trip to is to use your accumulated hotel points to cover all or part of your hotel stay in New York City. Even if you don’t have enough points to cover the whole visit, by staying loyal to Hilton family hotels in New York City you can earn additional points while you stay at the hotels below.

Helpful Tips

  • There are over 40 hotels in the New York City area where you can earn and redeem points.
  • If your travel dates are flexible, when you search the Hilton Honors website you should click the "flexible dates" box to see all your options.
  • It's recommended that you book as far ahead as possible if you want to use points to pay for your stay — you can almost always cancel your booking without penalty up until the day before arrival and this way you avoid disappointment when you find that the hotel you really want to stay at is fully booked for your travel dates.
  • If you want to earn free hotel stays without having to actually stay at a lot of hotels, you might want to get a credit card where you can earn Hilton Honors points for your purchases. The points can add up quickly toward free nights, and depending on your spending, you can also qualify for upgraded status at the hotels, which can entitle you to additional amenities such as free breakfast, snacks, and upgrades.
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Times Square Hotels

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Lots of New York City visitors like to stay in Times Square — the iconic energy and lights, convenient access to Broadway Theaters, and easy transportation options for getting into town, as well as getting around make this a very popular choice with tourists.

For redeeming your Hilton points, you have the option of staying at the Hilton Times Square, which is located right on 42nd Street and is the most upscale Hilton family choice in the neighborhood.

The Hilton Garden Inn/Times Square Central opened in 2014 on 42nd Street and has some rooms with views of the NYE Ball Drop.

If you're traveling with your family or just want the room to spread out, the DoubleTree Suites Times Square is located on Broadway and 47th Street and all rooms are suites and feature a separate living area with a pull-out bed.

Room rates at the Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central include breakfast, which can be a great value-add when you're trying to stretch your NYC travel budget. Technically this hotel is located just south of Times Square, on 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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Midtown Manhattan

New York Hilton Midtown presidential suite
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Since Hilton hotels are often business hotels, there are many options in midtown Manhattan where many business travelers want to stay for convenient access to work and meetings. That said, it can also be a convenient location for leisure travelers, with Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and several museums close by, as well as easy access to attractions both uptown and downtown. Unfortunately, the classic Waldorf Astoria is now being converted into luxury condos, but the iconic hotel is still an important part of New York Hilton history.

The New York Hilton Midtown is located along 6th Avenue — which means it's along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route. The hotel is one of the largest in New York City, has many wonderful suites and is just a short walk from Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Center, and even Central Park.

If you're a fan of Art Deco architecture, consider the Doubletree Metropolitan, which was originally designed by Art Deco master Morris Lapidus and renovated in 2012. It's Lexington Avenue location gives guests easy subway access and is just a short walk from Bloomingdale's, Fifth Avenue, and Rock Center.

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Downtown Manhattan

Exterior of Conrad New York hotel
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If you're interested in setting up your home base in Lower Manhattan, the Hilton Honors program has a lot of hotel options to consider. This is a great area of town to stay in if you want to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, South Street Seaport, the financial district, or the Brooklyn Bridge.

Conrad New York is located in Battery Park City near the Hudson River. Although the location is a bit removed from subway access, the hotel is very upscale and the rooms are all laid out as suites (the hotel used to be an Embassy Suites, so the room layout might feel familiar if you've stayed at one before) but they've been redone with gorgeous rain-head showers and other elegant upgrades.

The Millenium Hilton is more conveniently located, just steps from transportation, Century 21, and the 9/11 Memorial. This is one of New York City's few hotels with an indoor pool, making it a great option for families visiting NYC.

If you want a downtown location with free breakfast included with your room, try either the Hampton Inn Manhattan Downtown-Financial District or the Hampton Inn Manhattan Seaport Financial District. Both are located on Pearl Street, though the first is more west and the second is closer to the eastern side of the island.

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Lobby inside the Hampton Inn by Hilton in downtown Brooklyn
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Want to get out of Manhattan and stay in New York City's hippest borough? Head to Brooklyn, where there is both a Hampton Inn and Hilton location, both in downtown. Both offer excellent subway service options and easy access to the Brooklyn Bridge. The Hampton Inn is a more budget-friendly option and includes free breakfast and Wi-Fi with their room rates, while the Hilton is a more upscale property and has an executive lounge.

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