Got a stash of Hilton Honors points? Or Hilton free night award certificates from credit cards like the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card? Here's your chance to book a stay at one of the best properties on the beautiful island of Maui for next to nothing.
We're seeing widespread award availability to book the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, from August all the way through June 2024! This standard award space is bookable for 110,000 Hilton Honors points per night – the lowest rate you'll find for this luxe resort that typically costs $900 or more a night.
And when we say widespread, we mean widespread: You can book award nights almost every day from early August through next June, aside from a rough patch over Christmas and New Year's. This is the best award availability we've ever seen for this property, period.
Critically, that price point also means you can book with a Hilton free night certificate. This pricey property is a great way to use those certificates – especially since they're now eligible to use any day of the week, not just weekends. It's a great deal using Hilton points.
Plus, travelers with any level of Hilton status can book five nights and only pay for four thanks to Hilton's fifth night free on award bookings. That means a five-night stay would cost you 440,000 Hilton Honors points or 88,000 points per night.
Thrifty Tip: Got The Platinum Card® from American Express? That comes with complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status, which unlocks a fifth night free on award stays plus a daily food and beverage credit for two guests.
Here's everything you need to know if you are thinking about booking this deal.
How to Book the Grand Wailea
- There is now standard room award availability at the Grand Wailea on select dates from early August through the end of June 2024, as of publication.
- This makes it possible to book free nights for 110,000 Hilton Honors points or apply free night certificates earned from certain Hilton credit cards.
- You won't find the 110,000-point-per-night standard room award availability for every single day, but it's available most days from August through June of next year – a rarity for a property this popular.
- If you have Hilton Honors Silver status or higher, you can book five consecutive nights and only pay for four – a 20% savings per night.
Current Grand Wailea Award Availability
As of publication, standard room award availability at the Grand Wailea is open on most dates through the end of June 2024. Aside from a few random dates missing and over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, it's fairly wide open.
Scan through the calendar (make sure you select “my dates are flexible” when entering your dates at Hilton.com) and you'll see the dates that are bookable.
Here are the dates with standard room award availability for 110,000 Hilton points per night as of publication.
How to Search for Availability with the Calendar View
To find dates with standard room award availability at 110,000 points per night, the easiest way is to search with the calendar view. But that is easier said than done, as Hilton doesn't make searching for award nights very intuitive.
But there is a way to quickly pull up a calendar view that will show you all the nights with standard room award availability.
After doing a quick search on Hilton's site, I randomly threw in dates for a stay.
From here, you can click on the date (Jul. 5), and it will pop open a full booking calendar. Make sure to select “Shop by Price” at the bottom of the calendar view. Once you've done that, you'll see a calendar view with all the bookable dates.
So long as you have the “Use Points & Money” box checked, it will display award rates for every day each month.
There is great award availability at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort starting in early August running all the way through the end of June 2024. Aside from a few random dates and holidays, almost every day over that span is bookable for 110,000 points per night or free night certificates.
It's incredibly rare to see more than a few days bookable at this incredible property. This is just your ticket for a luxe getaway in Hawaii for a summer vacation, winter getaway, or spring break trip next year.
All photos courtesy of Hilton Hotels.