Hilton Garden Inn, like DoubleTree by Hilton, is an upscale brand in the Hilton collection. With over 800 properties spread across 33 countries, it is the second-largest Hilton brand behind Hampton by Hilton.
Most of these locations are in the U.S., but you can find more than 60 Hilton Garden Inn properties across Europe and over 20 in Asia.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you stay at a Hilton Garden Inn.
Everything You Need to Know About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn competes with brands such as Hyatt Place, Holiday Inn, Aloft, Courtyard, and Four Points by Sheraton, by Marriott.
Its properties are built to accommodate busy business travelers with “an open, inviting atmosphere with warm, sunny service.” With many small touches, Hilton Garden Inn seeks to make life just that little bit easier for people on the road.
While Hilton Garden Inn makes a big deal out of complimentary Wi-Fi, this has become standard at almost all major hotel brands. That being said, these properties do have several aspects that make award stays and paid stays worth considering.
Work travelers often want a hotel that makes everything convenient — that’s why Hilton Garden Inn properties provide a hot, cooked-to-order breakfast every morning.
Breakfast is not complimentary for standard bookings, but those with Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond elite status do receive complimentary breakfast for themselves and 1 companion staying in the same room.
In addition to cooked-to-order breakfast, you can also take advantage of Hilton Garden Inn’s 24-hour Pavilion Pantry and enjoy dinner at the on-site bar and restaurant.
The in-room amenities are also ideal for business travelers. Each room has a desk and chair with ample space to do work. You can also take advantage of the in-room refrigerator and microwave when you just feel like eating leftovers in your room after a long day.
For those working long hours who may need a pick-me-up, Hilton Garden Inn provides a coffee maker with coffee and tea at no extra cost.
It has also partnered with Serta to provide the mattress and box spring sets for each of its properties to ensure you sleep well throughout your stay.
Welcoming Common Spaces
As you can probably tell, Hilton Garden Inn is designed to ensure guests enjoy their time at the property. With that in mind, it has designed its properties with ample common space so guests can relax or work somewhere besides their rooms. Free coffee is also offered in the lobby of every property.
Each property also has a business center open 24 hours, 7 days a week for those who need quiet space. If you’d prefer to mingle or be in a more open space, Hilton Garden Inn has plenty of options for that, too.
American Express Hilton Credit Cards
The co-branded Hilton cards provided by American Express might be the best ways to earn Hilton Honors points that can be used for award stays.
If you’re looking to make your stay at a Hilton Garden Inn a little bit nicer, check out one of the co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards.
You automatically receive Gold status when you have the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (one of the best choices for Hilton loyalists). One of the best parts about Gold status is that you’ll get free breakfast every morning during your stay and space-available upgrades to nicer rooms. You also get your fifth night free on award stays of 5 nights or more.
The Hilton Honors American Express Card provides Silver status to the cardholder. Like Gold status, Silver status provides the fifth-night free benefit on award stays.
The Platinum Card® from American Express provides cardholders with Gold status at Hilton (and Marriott Bonvoy), which also comes with all of the usual status perks.
The 10 Best Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Redemptions
Hilton Garden Inn properties provide some surprisingly great ways to redeem Hilton Honors points. If you can get free breakfast thanks to Gold or Diamond elite status from a credit card, that makes these stays even better.
Keep in mind that Hilton does not have an award chart that divides hotels into categories, so you won’t be able to easily predict the required points for an award night.
Use Hilton’s online tool to see the maximum points required for an award stay. Unfortunately, it won’t show you the minimum amount required — which is what you want when booking to make your points go further.
Let’s take a look at 10 great redemption options with Hilton Garden Inn.
Bali is a true tropical paradise, and whether you’re visiting on honeymoon or just getting away from it all, the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport hotel couldn’t make it easier for guests to get on island time.
There’s a free shuttle that runs between the hotel and the airport as well as downtown Kuta 10 minutes away, which is known for its lively shopping and nightlife, golden beaches, and surf-ready waves. You also needn’t worry about the airport next door — guest rooms are blissfully quiet thanks to layered glass windows.
Other standout hotel features include a picturesque landscaped pool and an impressive breakfast spread featuring fresh fruits, pastries, eggs, and Asian specialties.
All of this can be yours for an unbelievable flat rate of 5,000 Hilton Honors points per award night, making it one of the best redemption offers in the Hilton Honors program. That said, the paid rate — around $56 per night on average — is also extremely affordable.
Hilton Garden Inn’s presence in Turkey isn’t just limited to Istanbul, as this property proves. Ankara is Turkey’s cultural capital in the heart of central Anatolia, and this hotel is well-positioned close to the city center, train station, and important local attractions including the Ankara Citadel and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
Expect the usual brand perks (including free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center and convenience store, on-site restaurant, and gym) along with a few surprising extras like an outdoor garden lounge, spa, sauna, and hairdresser.
Best of all, you can reserve a room at this Hilton property for a flat 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night — another incredible value stay. Paid rates hover around $75 per night for a standard room.
Stay close to both the airport and downtown Dubai at this Hilton Garden Inn, whose twice-daily shuttle whisks guests to the Dubai Mall and nearby La Mer Beach. As the hotel’s name implies, you’re also within easy reach of the Al Jadaf Metro Station and Culture Village, which connects to the Dubai World Trade Center and International Financial Center within 10 minutes.
Dubai is a city that never sleeps, and neither does this hotel: Somaya, the on-site restaurant, oversees 24-hour room service while the gym, business center, and convenience store also stay open around the clock. Guests especially love the rooftop spa and pool for its skyline views as well as the cocktails at Str.Eat Culture Restaurant.
Here on business? There are also 6 meeting rooms that can fit up to 300 guests for meetings or conferences.
Dubai might be known for its wealth (and sky-high hotel rates to match), but an award stay at this property will only put you out between 12,000 and 30,000 Hilton Honors points — or around $40 if you prefer to pay — per night.
You’ll score another great Hilton Garden Inn points redemption at the Hanoi outpost located in the central business district — though leisure travelers love it as well thanks to the hotel’s proximity to the leafy French Quarter, which provides easy access to the Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake.
This hotel is one of the better ones you’ll find in Hanoi, and the staff receives glowing reviews for making guests feel at home. Other nice details include a free-to-use laundry room washer and dryer (detergent can be brought or purchased at the hotel) and breakfast, which includes local staples like dim sum, noodles, and pho.
You can book an award stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi for a flat 10,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Paid rates are around $90 per night on average.
This hotel’s isolated location in a quiet business park 4 miles outside Old Seville might not sound appealing at first, but it’s perfect for anyone wishing to stay equidistance from major transportation hubs and local sights. The airport, train station, city center, and big-name attractions including the Alcázar Réal royal palace are all within a half-hour drive.
The hotel offers a free regular shuttle to and from downtown, though those strapped for time might be better off hailing a cab or renting a car and taking advantage of the hotel’s underground parking.
For guests not out exploring the sights, there’s a full-service restaurant, seasonal outdoor pool, grass tennis court, and 24-hour gym for working off all those tapas. Best of all, award stays range between only 16,000 and 20,000 Hilton Honors points per night for a standard room, while paid rates hover around $125.
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While Stuttgart certainly can’t compete with the world-class attractions and history of Berlin and Munich, Germany’s sixth-largest city is truly a must-visit for car and sports enthusiasts.
This hotel sits smack in the center of NeckarPark, the city’s sports complex home to both the Mercedes-Benz Arena (where first-division football club VfB Stuttgart plays) and Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, which hosts tennis and gymnastic competitions. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are also headquartered in Stuttgart and both feature car museums worthy of a browse.
In addition to the usual amenities, hotel guests can also enjoy a spa, Finnish sauna, and steam room at this location — compelling places to unwind after a match and before a pint at Mike’s Urban Pub. Award stays here range between 26,000 and 50,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Paid rates average around $105.
While you won’t be right on the sand when you book a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, you’re only 2 blocks away — and just a hop and a skip from some of the city’s best attractions including the Honolulu Zoo, the International Market Place, and the hiking trails at Diamond Head, which is 12 minutes away by car.
Modern guest rooms come with balconies for enjoying the breeze, and there’s a small pool on the roof lined with lounge chairs for when you don’t feel like dealing with the beach crowds (or sand).
The non-beachfront location means ocean views are all partially obstructed by surrounding buildings, and there’s a daily $30 resort fee — almost a guarantee at Waikiki hotels.
At 623 rooms, this is also the largest property in the Hilton Garden Inn portfolio to date, so the elevators, pool area, and on-site TR Fire Grill restaurant all get busy — especially during happy hour specials. You can book an award stay here from 46,000 to 50,000 points per night. Otherwise, expect to see rates hover around $225.
Anticipating an overnight layover in Rome? If you don’t mind being at least a half-hour away from downtown, this Hilton Garden Inn is a quick, no-fuss stay that operates a free, 10-minute, around-the-clock shuttle to and from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.
While not particularly suited for sightseers, this spot is extremely convenient for business travelers and flight crews: the gym, business center, and mini-mart stay open 24 hours a day, the restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with limited room service, and guest rooms come with double-glazed windows for keeping out the air traffic noise.
Redemption stays typically fall between 36,000 and 50,000 Hilton Honors points per night for a standard room, while paid rates stay around $190 on average.
Singapore’s Little India district is a vibrant enclave home to temples, spice shops, and restaurants, and the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon sits in the center of it all. While you are a bit far from downtown, the Little India MRT station is only a 7-minute walk from the hotel and links to the heart of Singapore — including Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay.
Back on the property, the outdoor pool is a charming place to take in views of the city. The same vistas can be enjoyed during a meal at the Garden Grille restaurant — that is, if you haven’t already gorged on an epic feast from the hawker stalls at the Newton Food Centre up the road.
Other nearby attractions include Mustafa Centre, a massive multi-story shopping mall, as well as Tekka Centre, home to Singapore’s largest indoor wet market.
Award stays here range between 20,000 and 30,000 Hilton Honors points per night or around $130 when paying out of pocket — a great deal if you don’t mind the distance from Marina Bay.
Hilton Garden Inn debuted its second Argentina-based property at the end of 2019, in the Patagonian town of Neuquén, so expect brand-new furniture and sleek dining rooms.
Neuquén is popular with business travelers and comes with all the convenient amenities the brand is known for — including large work desks in guest rooms with ergonomic chairs — as well as the added perk of a full-service spa featuring a sauna and hot tub.
There’s not a lot to see in the vicinity, but the 15-minute walk to the María Auxiliadora de Almagro Cathedral is worth it for a glimpse of its stunning interior — as is the 10-minute walk up the road to the Balcon del Valle Viewer (Balcony of the Valley), which looks out over the Neuquén River.
Award stays at this new property are typically a flat rate of 40,000 Hilton Honors points per night for a standard room. Paid rates average around $225.
The 10 Most Popular Hilton Garden Inn Hotels
Based on demand and search volume, these are the 10 most popular Hilton Garden Inn locations across the country.
The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square is perfectly located for a trip to New York City. You can walk to museums and theaters, and (of course) it is located right near Times Square.
It’s not just the location that makes this hotel shine, though — it has a fun rooftop bar where you can enjoy a drink and something to eat during happy hour.
Hilton Garden Inn’s New York City locations tend to be pricier than other hotels on this list. That said, award redemptions at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square fall within a wide range — between 28,000 and 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night — depending on availability. Standard rooms hover around $260 for a paid stay.
If being within 2 blocks of Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile sounds like a perfect base for your next trip, look no further. From this hotel, you’re right in buzzy River North, 1 block from the metro and the neighborhood’s countless restaurants, shops, bars, and galleries.
That said, a few on-property amenities make a good case for sticking around. Weber Grill specializes in steak and barbecue, Smoky Joe’s Bar pours stiff cocktails, and there’s even a small Starbucks in the lobby whenever you’re hankering for something other than the in-room Keurig coffee maker. Let’s not forget the attractive indoor lap pool and whirlpool lit by skylights.
Paid rates are relatively affordable, averaging around $150. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself redeeming anywhere from 27,000 to 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night to stay here.
You’ll feel like you’re in the beating heart of the nation’s capital during a stay at Hilton Garden Inn’s downtown D.C. location. The area, just 2 blocks from the White House and within walking distance of the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, couldn’t be better for sightseers.
The Third Rail restaurant serves breakfast and dinner along with drinks at the bar. There’s also a 24-hour pantry for snacks and beverages, a business center, and an indoor pool. Rooms are bright, modern, and spacious but can experience street noise, especially closer to ground level. Typical for D.C., parking is valet-only and available for a hefty fee.
Across the street, the McPherson Square Metro station connects to the Capitol, both Dulles (IAD) and Ronald Reagan (DCA) airports, and beyond.
Award stays start at 29,000 Hilton Honors points per night and reach up to 60,000 points for a standard room. If you’re paying with cash or card, expect to pay around $155 a night.
The best rooms at this hotel, directly off New York Avenue, offer stellar views of the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, that’s about as close as you’ll be to city sights.
Union Station, the National Portrait Gallery, and all the major monuments and museums clustered around the National Mall are more than a mile away and require a metro or taxi ride to reach — which makes the NoMa-Gallaudet University metro station just a block away very convenient.
Still, the location offers great value. There’s an indoor pool and well-reviewed restaurant, Lily & the Cactus, which delivers room service during dinner hours.
Award stays here fall between 36,000 and 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night for a standard room, while paid rates average about $105.
As far as Nashville hotels go, it doesn’t get more central than this Hilton Garden Inn, which sits mere blocks from everything tourists come to the city to see — the Music City Center, the Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, the Johnny Cash Museum, and Broadway.
Breakfast is served in the Garden Grille restaurant while lunch and dinner are had at Sobro Sports Bar & Grille, whose connecting bar hosts a daily happy hour. After a long day spent exploring the town, cool off from the southern heat in the large rooftop pool overlooking the city — a great place to catch the sunset.
Expect to pay around $250 for a standard room, while point stays cost around 37,000 to 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
The Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt, in Midtown Nashville, sits farther away from the action than its downtown counterpart but comes with its own set of nearby attractions — namely, Vanderbilt University and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, one of Nashville’s most iconic restaurants. For everything else within a 2-mile radius, the hotel’s free shuttle bus will get you there.
Business travelers and families favor this location for its proximity to local conferences and the university, as well as its added amenities including an indoor pool and hot tub, over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, and a solid restaurant that features seasonal outdoor dining.
Guest room beds also earn high reviews for their adjustable mattresses. Valet parking is available but expensive.
Award stays here range widely between 37,000 and 60,000 points per night for a standard room, whereas cash rates hover around $230.
If it’s New York landmarks you’ve come to see during a visit to Manhattan, no neighborhood puts you as close as Midtown. When you stay at Hilton Garden Inn’s 35th Street location, you’ll be around the corner from Madison Square Garden, Macy’s Herald Square (its flagship store), and the Empire State Building, of which some rooms feature views.
The hotel appreciates that travelers want to spend as much time exploring the city as possible, so it offers a Grab-and-Go breakfast in addition to sit-down meals. There’s also a lobby bar as well as free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for winding down after a jam-packed day.
You can expect to redeem between 66,000 and 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night to stay here. During the reporting of this article, paid rates were around $150 a night.
Head 20 blocks north from 35th Street and you’ll hit Hilton Garden Inn’s Central Park South location — the place to be if you’re more interested in upper Midtown landmarks like Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and the Theater District but still want to be within walking distance of Times Square.
Midtown’s incredible dining scene is at your fingertips, but if you want to stay close by, the hotel’s upscale Empire Steak House is a well-reviewed, if pricey, option for lunch and dinner. However, because this property is among the brand’s largest at 401 rooms, expect a wait for meals (unless you make reservations), elevators, and the front desk.
Seeking more space? New York City hotel rooms tend to be small, so splurge on a Junior Suite to get a pull-out couch and, if you’re lucky, a furnished terrace!
Standard room rates average around $250 at this property. That said, you can pay as little as 25,000 points or as much as 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night to stay here, depending on seasonality.
The best of Atlanta is just seconds from your room when you book a stay at this hotel on the corner of Centennial Olympic Park. The Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola museum are right across the street, while the State Farm Arena and the College Football Hall of Fame are less than 10 minutes away on foot.
Parents love that this hotel is within walking distance of Georgia State University — not to mention the property’s 2 pools include 1 on the roof that affords nice views of the cityscape. In addition to a breakfast buffet (not included in the standard room rate), there’s also an on-site restaurant with an attached bar and an arcade room in the building.
Want to make a grand entrance? There’s even a helipad on the roof for epic arrivals.
You can book an award stay here for a flat 60,000 Hilton Honors points per night throughout the year. Cash rates hover around $235 for a standard room.
Booking a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center is a great way to experience the city if you don’t mind the 15-minute walk to the French Quarter, making it better suited for business travelers and cruise passengers (otherwise, consider a stay at the brand’s French Quarter location).
Instead, you’ll be incredibly close to the National WWII Museum and Port of New Orleans, where cruise ship lines including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and the American Queen Steamboat Company dock and depart.
The hotel’s rooftop pool is a nice place to break up an afternoon, especially when the sun starts to set. While the on-site Garden Grille restaurant is solid, you’ll find a clutch of stellar restaurants right in the neighborhood. Check out Cochon for modern Cajun cuisine or Annunciation for elevated Creole. Bonus: mini-fridges and microwaves in guest rooms mean you can take home leftovers.
Prices start around $100 per night, while award stays can be redeemed for 24,000 to 50,000 points per night.
Hilton Garden Inn is definitely built for busy business travelers who appreciate amenities that make being on the road a little bit easier. However, the cooked-to-order breakfast and in-room amenities can just as easily be appreciated by leisure travelers.
Like other Hilton properties, having Gold or Diamond elite status can make your stay at a Hilton Garden Inn even better with complimentary breakfast for you and a companion as well as several other perks.
If you’re looking for a hotel that makes traveling easy, check out a Hilton Garden Inn on your next trip.
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