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Using Points For All-Inclusive Resorts – Hilton Edition

Hilton all-inclusive
Written by Charlie

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All-inclusive resorts are fantastic places! It combines a hotel room with restaurants and activities all for one total price. Where you might normally just pay for a hotel room, paying the same (in a different place) or more gives you all the food you could eat as well as many activities. I stayed at my first all-inclusive resort with my wife a few years ago for our fifth anniversary and really enjoyed it. We did another recently, a Hilton, and it renewed my appreciation for them yet again!

Before we go on, I do just want to mention one con that I hear many people mention when it comes to all-inclusives – isn’t the food bad? I will admit upfront that I am not a food person. That is, I am not a person that goes to high-end restaurants and I really do like pizza and hamburgers. 🙂 So, I may not be the person to comment on the quality of food but I do know that the food I have enjoyed at the all-inclusive resorts has been very good. Granted, not all of it has been memorable, but if you have a bad lunch, you can just walk away and go to another place for lunch!

Using Points For All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts can be had with points within the hotel chains. Hilton has several all-inclusive resorts that are available at very reasonable point amounts. Here are the Hilton resorts that are all-inclusive.

Edit: The Hilton all-inclusive I stayed at – the Hilton Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica – is no longer a part of the Hilton family so I removed that from the list.

Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica – Puntarenas

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: El Roble, Costa Rica
  • Dining: Three restaurants
  • Price: $170+ for basic room
  • Points: 50,000 points per night or 20,000 points + $125 per night
  • Website: Doubletree Resort Puntarenas
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Dining: Four restaurants
  • Price: $259+ for basic room
  • Points: 50,000 points per night or 20,000 points + $125 per night
  • Website: Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Dining: Five restaurants
  • Price: $278+ for basic room
  • Points: 60,000 points per night or 24,000 points + $150 per night
  • Website: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

I did not stay at this resort but I did stay at another all-inclusive in Montego Bay, so I can say that the area is very nice! Not to mention it is not very far at all from the continental US!

Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Bodrum, Turkey
  • Dining: Five restaurants
  • Price: $450+ for basic room
  • Points: 50,000 – 70,000 (peak season) points per night
  • Website: Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • Dining: One restaurant
  • Price: $160+ for basic room
  • Points: 20,000 points per night or 8,000 points + $50 per night
  • Website: Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Dalaman Resort and Spa

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Mugla, Turkey
  • Dining: Five restaurants (some of them charge service fees or charges on certain menu items)
  • Price: $348+ for basic room
  • Points: 40,000 points per night
  • Website: Hilton Dalaman Resort and Spa
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort

hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Hurghada, Egypt
  • Dining: Four restaurants
  • Price: $127+ for basic room
  • Points: 20,000 points per night or 8,000 points + $50 per night
  • Website: Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Hurghada Plaza Hotel

Hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Hurghada, Egypt
  • Dining: Four restaurants
  • Price: $107+ for basic room
  • Points: 20,000 points per night or 8,000 points + $50 per night
  • Website: Hilton Hurghada Plaza Hotel
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort

hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Nuweiba, Egypt
  • Dining: Two restaurants
  • Price: $53+ for basic room
  • Points: 20,000 points per night or 8,000 points + $50 per night
  • Website: Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Obviously, it goes without saying that I would not use points at this hotel when the rate for two people is only $53 per night! In fact, for under $100, you can get a bungalow at this resort that is a respectable size!

Hilton Sharks Bay Resort

hilton all-inclusive

  • Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Dining: Five restaurants
  • Price: $113+ for basic room
  • Points: 20,000 points per night or 8,000 points + $50 per night
  • Website: Hilton Sharks Bay Resort
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews

Summary

That is 11 all-inclusive resorts that our Hilton points can get us into. Of those eleven, five are located in Egypt and two in Turkey. I am not sure of the quality of those resorts as I have not stayed in all-inclusive resorts outside of the Caribbean, but I do think that gives some nice options to those who are in that part of the world already and would like to take a couple of days out to relax.

All-inclusive resorts give you the opportunity to really just relax. There is no concern about getting to town for a meal or wondering how much the meals at the restaurants are going to break your bank. There are pools everyone, some of the lodgings even have their own private pools. The dining options are many so there are a lot of things to choose from. The water activities (non-motor) are always a good way to get out and explore a bit on your own as well. The only thing we worry about is which restaurant we want to have dinner at – while we are walking to breakfast! The food makes the stay a lot more enjoyable as you really do not have to be afraid of a bad meal (you just get up and try out another restaurant).

One thing to note is that the prices above were for two people. The policies for the various resorts differ but will have something like children 12 and under are free but over are treated as adults or the children will need to pay $50 per night for the all-inclusive part of the resort. Some hotels may work with you on the points for that, but it will mostly be easier to just pay the extra should you bring a family.

Being able to pay for a hotel room, food, and activities with just your Hilton points is a pretty great deal and a great use of the points! One other thing to keep in mind is that they do recognize Hilton status, so if you are a Hilton Gold member (which I image most people are with how easy Hilton makes it), you can count on getting a nicer room than you booked (if only a change of view).

So, which of the above resorts have you tried or are you wanting to try?

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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