Top Hilton resorts I’m considering booking on points

As I mentioned last week, I was recently approved for the Amex Hilton Honors Business card. My husband and I have a small stash of Hilton Honors points that we can combine with the card’s bonus and potentially a free night certificate for a 2-4 night getaway.

I’m learning towards a tropical/warm location during spring, and a resort that is more of a destination resort. I’m drooling over several Hilton resorts that I am researching. Here are some of my top contenders:

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-inclusive (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

My family stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago, and we loved the area. Compared to Cancun, we felt like Puerto Vallarta is a bit more scenic with the mountains and the ocean sunsets. The Hilton Vallarta Riviera gets great reviews. Since it’s an all-inclusive, this getaway would be very inexpensive as long as we can also secure flights with miles. Standard rooms for a family of 4 start at 80,000 points.

Hilton Vallarta Riviera. Photo credit: Hilton

Conrad Punta de Mita (Puerto Vallarta)

While not an all-inclusive resort, Conrad Punta de Mita looks spectacular. Its location just north of Puerto Vallarta is a bit more remote, but the beaches in that area are known to be perfect. Standard rooms start at 95,000 points per night.

Conrad Punta de Mita. Photo credit: Hilton

The Waterfront Beach Resort (Huntington Beach, CA)

What’s not to like about Southern California? It’s almost always sunny and never too hot or too cold. The Waterfront Beach Resort is next door to Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and just across the street from the beach. With a pool, spa, rooftop lounge and beach bonfires, a few nights at this place sounds fantastic. Rooms run ~80,000 points per night.

The Waterfront Beach Resort. Photo by Hilton

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach (Dana Point, CA)

Ok, the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach looks oh so lovely! I’ve been to Dana Point, and it feels SO FAR AWAY from Los Angeles. The resort’s private beach looks divine. Rooms start at 95,000 points.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. Photo by Hilton

Hilton Los Cabos Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico)

My family has never been to Los Cabos. The Hilton Los Cabos Resort looks awesome. A swimmable beach, infinity pools, sunsets, cooking classes…yes! Rates start at 80,000 points.

Hilton Los Cabos Resort. Photo by Hilton

If you’ve stayed at any of these resorts, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Or, if you have a favorite Hilton resort you think I should consider, drop it in the comments.

How does my family travel so much? We use miles and points from credit card bonuses. See my Travel Hacking 101 post as well as current credit card offers here.

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