Hi folks: This is one of my first posts, so please be kind. I recently joined Hilton Honors and I recently received the AMEX Hilton Honors card. I am going to spending one night at a city that has three Hilton hotels: 1) Hampton Inn & Suits, 2) Homewood Suits, and 3) Hilton Garden Inn. The Hilton Garden Inn is the furthest away from where I need to be early the next morning, so it's my least favorite of the three choices. Nevertheless, I will stay at the Hilton Garden Inn if I'm going to miss out on a lot of points by staying at either of the other 2 Hilton hotels. All of the hotels charge about $120.00 a night. My current Hilton Honors is set up for HHonors points and fixed miles. Here are my questions: 1) Which hotel should I stay at to get the most points and do I need to change my current settings? 2) When should I book my room? I've read that a person can get really good hotel rates by booking the day of their stay or very close to their hotel stay. FYI: There is no possible way that any of the three hotels will sell out. 3) My Hilton Honors online profile does not show that I have silver status (due to the fact that my AMEX card gives me Silver status). Should I be concerned? Once again, thank you for walking me through this. I'm a rookie.