Use Your Hilton Points to Stay at These All-Inclusive Properties!

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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!

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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.

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

Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort

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%.

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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…

Hilton Puerta Vallarta

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.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

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.

Hilton Jamaica All Inclusive

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!

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica

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. 

Double Tree All Inclusive Costa Rica

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. 

Hilton Jewel Dunn Jamaica

Double occupancy at these adult all-inclusive properties seems to start at 50,000 – 60,000 points per night.

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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.

Comments

  1. It’s good information. May I know if there are any more all inclusive Hilton properties anywhere else, especially Asia. Thank you.

  2. Can you book Hilton Rose A.I. online? For past two years, Never to be able to find availability during spring, even 10- 11 months out. Although haven’t checked for 2018 yet. Anyone ever have tried booking online? Have to call to book on points?

    • Yes, I did mock bookings on all of these when writing the post and while I didn’t press “book” on any of them I got pretty far in the process and all seemed totally bookable. Remember that Hilton recently did away with their award chart so pretty much any date is bookable, but the price may vary some. That said, I did find 40k availability dates which I think is probably the floor on their award pricing for this property.

  3. We stayed at Rose Hall on points 2 years ago during the summer and it was easy to book online. It was as great All Inclusive! Not huge but plenty of activities to do for a few days and pools were nice. Plenty of food and good rinks and our kids love getting Shirley Temples and similar while we had margaritas! They also had a pretty nice waterslide setup and allowed kids to go down in waterwings or even with parents. (a lot of places the kids must know how to swim by themselves) This part of Jamaica doesn’t have the amazing beaches though, buts its close to the airport. We then went to a Beaches resort (use Citi 4th night free) to complete our week there. While Beaches was more impressive, the value at the Hilton was great!

  4. Does the Hilton elite benefit, where if you book 4 nights, you get the 5th free, apply to these all-inclusive properties?

    • Great question, so it displays the “fifth award night free” when you select a property. I think I even included a screen shot of that in the post, but I have also read that AI properties are excluded from 5th award night free. I could not find that in the terms, but I have read it on posts around the internet more than once. I don’t have enough points in my Hilton account to do a test booking all the way through right now, so I am not 100% sure one way or another.

  5. 5th night not included free at all inclusive resorts, and after confirmation on the phone I was selected to get 500 points for listening to a timeshare pitch over the phone. Of course I was cut off during the transfer…

  6. I’m a longtime Hilton Diamond member have stayed at all 3 properties since the arrival of our 6 year old son. As you have summarized, the AI experience can provide a lot of benefits to parents of small children. Since reading your posts, I have decided to actively book and have stayed at the Hyatt Ziva despite not having any status with them. I don’t have an answer to the important question you posed regarding if you can pay a child add-on fee in cash when redeeming points (we paid for each one and our toddler stayed free due to his age), but I thought I’d share some feedback so you and your readers can decide which and how best to book each property. Please note that the positive/negatives outlined were our personal opinion and that these may not be important to others:

    Hilton Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Probably the most disappointing of the 3. Rates are per person. Positives: close proximity to the airport, supermarket and town; beach access; modern; well-appointed kids-club staff and activities. Negatives: average to below average food; lack of overall activities; nightly lobby bar & entertainment noise; very small resort size; some rooms lack bathroom privacy.

    Doubletree Puntarenas, Costa Rica: The first AI we went to during a visit to San Jose. Positives: rates are double occupancy; proximity to San Jose (an easy drive by Costa Rican standards); buffet size and variety; pools; friendly staff; easy access for day sightseeing day trips; price/value. Negatives: rooms are showing age and in need of renovation; daily housekeeping issues re. getting fresh towels; lots of locals from San Jose coming for vacation or day visits can make it crowded; beach and ocean access due to high ship traffic; kids club maintenance was very low end/run down (this was a couple of years ago so not sure if they remodeled or upgraded).

    Hilton Rose Hall-MoBay, Jamaica: This was by far the best of the 3 and I would highly recommend it to your family. Only one I’d consider returning to. Positives: location to airport (just north but before the Hyatt Ziva); rates are for double occupancy; great variety/choice of pools; buffet quality and variety; service and staff; beach activities, access and size. Note: we stayed last year and they were about to begin a property wide renovation so presumably it has expanded/improved.

    In short, the value proposition might vary with each individual based on how much cash they have/want to spend vs. how many Honors Points they have accumulated. And with the new sliding-scale system now in place, both of those amounts can vary to the pleasure of the user (more/less of each). But overall, I have found that cash rates were low enough to pay for the room and accumulate the points.

      • Yes, just returned from Cabo, and we were quite impressed with virtually all aspects of the resort. There are a few things that could be improved upon, but the overall service and quality of food (in the BUFFET) more than made up for any shortcomings. As such, would recommend it. Next up is Puerto Vallarta. Hoping to hit Cancun and Jamaica but unlike Houston, it’s a bit of a trek from California. :))

  7. I think the all inclusive’s would be a good option. Which one do you think is best? I’d probably go for the adults only location; although that requires more points. Do the non-adults only have an adults only section similar to what Hyatt offers at Ziva properties?

    • The Hilton PV has an adults only rooftop pool and bar, along with the sushi bar on one of the buildings. Puntarenas, I believe, had a seperate small relaxation pool on one side of the resort. No separate area at Rose Hall.

  8. hi! Just came upon your site…this is awesome!! I wonder if you can help me with a question I have. I stayed last year at hyatt ziva cancun after I received 2 free nights when I signed up for hyatt card. I would love another 2 nights. DO you know if I can sign up for the card under a business name and still receive the 2 night bonus?

  9. Hilton Diamond member and have stayed at all of the All-Inclusive resorts in the Americas several times on points. I don’t remember ever paying a resort fee at any of these and I was told my status covered 3 additional people at the PVR Hilton. If you have no status get the Hilton Card and get comp Gold Status.

    Rank of the Hiltons below:

    1: PVR (Always pay to get an upgraded room here it is worth it. Bathrooms are definitely not family friendly w/glass wall blinds , Premium Drinks Included, Staff is by far the best, Water is not as pretty)
    2:Montego(Small rooms, Drinks are blahhh, Nice Water Park, Pretty Water) Hyatt Ziva in Mo-Bay is better
    3:Costa Rica- Its a Double Tree

    4:Curio-Adults Jamaica (Dump) Save your points and Money

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