Why I actually like Hilton. So Many times on the boards you only see complaints about a brand and how it has lost value, or that this promotion would be much better if it was stay one night at a Hampton inn and get 7 nights free at any Hilton properties. So I thought I would add this prospective on why I like Hilton and ask that others leave comments. I have been a Hilton honors member about 3 years and have been Gold for the last 18 months. I first got gold by completing a MVP Challenge and have kept it with the 20k spend on the free Amex card. The room up grades and free breakfast are a great addition to our weekends trips and in looking at the other brands I don’t think with my minimum stays/spends I could ever get to such a level for upgrades. We spend about 20 nights a year in hotels all on our own dime and with our 4 y.o. in tow. We usually take a week vacation and do lots of weekend trips through out the year. In the past 2 years I have saved up and redeemed about 500k in points for 2 separate weeks at the Hilton Waikoloa Village( best place to take a 4 yo in the world). The points seem really easy to come by with all the various promotions that are run. Plus the two credit cards available are very helpful especially the Citi one and the three times I got the sign up bonus last year. We find great value in the points we earn while on these weekend trips and greatly enjoy spending time with the family. We live near Los Angeles so we have easy trips to San Diego and to Palm Springs. We can often find great hotels in the 100 per night on weekends for these getaways and the MVP discount code and aaa discount help. Finally I really like the little thing that Hilton offers, the Hilton brands I’ve stayed at always seem to have glass drinking glasses in the room rather than plastic like at Marriot courtyards. I know this may not see like a big deal but it is a real nice touch. The evening scotch in plastic cup just does not seem right.