The Guide to Hilton Gold Status

Earning Hilton Honors Gold status is a solid achievement, as it can bring extra benefits on a future stay. Elite status can include such perks as bonus points, room upgrades, food and beverage credits, breakfast and lounge access. Hilton Honors Gold is the second highest tier in the program, and it can be worth achieving.

Here’s what you need to know about Hilton’s midtier elite status, Gold.

When you stay at a Hilton family hotel with Gold status, there are several benefits in store. These perks include:

80% bonus points: 10 base points on most Hilton purchases plus an 80% bonus, which equates to 18 points per dollar spent.

Complimentary upgrades at check-in: Upgrade eligibility on all room types, even up to the executive floor.

Elite rollover nights: Extra nights earned above a particular status roll over to the next year for a head start on status renewal.

Fifth night free: When redeeming five nights using Hilton Honors points, you only pay the point equivalent of four nights.

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This article was written by Ramsey Qubein and originally published on www.nerdwallet.com