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Travel using miles and points is amazing, but it is rarely actually “free”, even if parts of the trip are indeed free or very close to it. Normally, even if you book your flights on miles and your hotel on points you are still looking at real costs for food, activities, and potentially even kid’s clubs or babysitting if you splurge.
However, if you use your points to stay at all inclusive properties then you really can stretch just how much “free” you can get from your points!
We have done this a couple of times at Hyatt all-inclusive properties in Mexico and Jamaica, and I can tell you first-hand that the feeling of not worrying what every little thing costs is very freeing. In light of the Hilton Honors big limited time sign-up bonus offers of 80,000 and 100,000 points, I wanted to make sure you knew that Hilton also has some all-inclusive properties in North America that you can stay at on points.
Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months, $75 annual fee
Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express: 80,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months, no annual fee
Getting one or both of these limited-time offers could enable your family (or even just the adults in the family!) to not only have a “free” hotel room courtesy of Hilton points, but also have your meals, drinks, activities, and even kid’s clubs included if you stay at a Hilton all-inclusive!
Stay at a Hilton All-Inclusive Property on Points
The Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort starts around 40,000 Hilton points per night for double occupancy, and adding a child seems to increase that by just a few thousand points per night. Children under the age of 6 are free at this property which is much better than with Hyatt, where adding a child aged 3 or up increase the points rate by 50%.
The website also says that children 6-12 are $49 additional per night (adult rates for 13+) and you can add the charge at check-in. I assume this to mean if you don’t pay the additional points per night at the time of booking you pay cash at check-in, but I don’t have real life experience yet at a Hilton all-inclusive. Maybe someone who does can weigh in…
In addition to the food, drinks,and activities, his property also has a kid’s club that is included from 10AM – 6PM for children ages 4-12.
This oceanfront resort looks like it is in a gorgeous area and its points price seems to start at close to 50,000 points per night. Here children 0-5 years stay for free, children 6 to 14 years are $75.00 per child per night, and children 15 years and older pay the adult nightly room rate. Again I presume that if you include the children in your points booking and the points price increases accordingly, that you don’t then again pay the fee at check-in.
This property also has a Kid’s Club for those ages 4-12 as well as a “Teen Zone” for those 12 – 17. Activities change daily and include campfires, arts and crafts, magic shows, movie nights, and even bobsled speed slide races!
If you want to stretch your Hilton points even further you can use them at this all-inclusive property located on volcanic sand from around 30,000 points per night. This ocean-front resort is about 50 miles from San Jose and it features a great looking Kid’s Club for those ages 4-12 and a teen room for the older kiddos from 13 – 17 years old. More of the super fun sounding included activities are listed here.
The additional daily fee for children at this property is listed at $55.00 per child aged 4-12 years and the full adult rate applies for those 13 and over.
Stay at a Hilton Adults Only All Inclusive Property on Points
If you are looking for an “adults only” all-inclusive Hilton property there are two in Jamaica to consider for those 18+, the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa Runaway Bay and the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios are also both available on points.
Double occupancy at these adult all-inclusive properties seems to start at 50,000 – 60,000 points per night.
If you want to travel a bit further from home, there are also Hilton all-inclusive properties you can book on Hilton points in Turkey and Egypt.
I’d love to know if you have used your Hilton points to stay at the Hilton all-inclusive properties or if you plan to use some of your 100,000 sign-up bonus points from the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card at a Hilton all-inclusive property in the future!