15 Hilton Hotels for $0 – $15 (& no points)

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Occasionally Drew and I talk about the “BRG” strategy for getting free hotels.  If you don’t know what BRG’s are, you might find our Complete Guide to Hotel Best Rate Guarantees a good starting point.  The basic idea however is that some hotels give you a promise that if you find their rooms listed lower on a different site than their own (like a third-party site), they’ll “reward you” for your find.

The rules vary from hotel to hotel, but with Hilton, they’ll match the lower rate AND give you $50.  Hilton is the easiest to find lower rates, and also easiest to file claims with.  So, we went on a hunt for cheap cities with cheap Hilton hotels.

For the 15 hotels below, the rate is so cheap that “$50 back” makes it between $0-$15.  Internationally this will work as a $50 discount off the bill.  In the States, this works as a $50 Amex gift card.  So theoretically in the States if you get a BRG that’s under $50, you could make money!

Note: Most of these portray weekend rates (except resorts).
Also Note: This BRG policy will work for 1 night, though apparently some have managed back-to-back stays this way.

 

Romania

1.) This first DoubleTree is #1 on TripAdvisor, and it’s free with a BRG!

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2.) With a BRG, this hotel is $2!

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Las Vegas

3.) $9 hotel in Vegas with a BRG.

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Poland

4.) $14 hotel in Warsaw with a BRG.

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5.) This DoubleTree Lodz has 94% on TripAdvisor and would be free with a BRG!

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Turkey:

6.) With a BRG, this is a $12 hotel.

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7.) …and a $14 hotel.

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Bulgaria

8.) Another free hotel with a BRG.

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Spain

9.) $13 hotel in Spain with a BRG.

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UK

10.) The UK is expensive so no one is going to complain about a $10 hotel (with BRG) in the UK.

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Egypt

11, 12, 13.) Two free hotels in Egypt and one for just $5 (with BRG).

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Italy

14.) Italy’s expensive too so a $4 hotel (with BRG) is great.

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China

15.) Ok, so China is not an expensive place but still $3 is great.

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8 Comments on “15 Hilton Hotels for $0 – $15 (& no points)

  1. Have you actually ever scored a Hilton BRG. It is a notoriously difficult process

    • Hmm actually we find Hilton BRG a bit easier than some of the others. 9 out of 10 success rate for us. YMMV I suppose!

  2. I actually successfully obtained a BRG at the Oradea property (the first in your list). However, the daily rate was higher than in your example and I ended up paying about 15 euro for the stay.

    I’ve tried at some other properties, as well, but it didn’t work. It’s true that it’s not so easy and it is very time consuming.

    • I think BRG’s in general are definitely tedious. But when you compare Hilton’s BRG process with stricter programs like IHG and Choice, it’s easy comparatively.

  3. Durn, had just tried to BRG that Hilton Izmir yesterday…didn’t work though 🙁
    Kinda funny I find it on your site today, did y’all kill the deal ;P

  4. In August I recently stayed at Hilton’s across Romania with five BRG’s including the Doubletree Bucharest. The rates were higher than the above but I was still pretty happy. I also managed to get three nights back to back $50 off by using two accounts and it worked fine (no need to change rooms every night). I even managed to earn Hilton gold on both accounts!

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