Both Hilton Honors Surpass Card and Hilton Business Credit Card offer complimentary Hilton Gold status. The perk provided by these Hilton credit cards lasts as long as each card is open. But it isn’t exactly free considering the Hilton Honors Surpass Card has a $95 annual fee and the Hilton Business Credit Card charges $95.
Still, those fees are a bargain compared to what it would normally cost to earn Gold status: 28 nights, 14 stays or 52,500 base points earned. It’s also worth noting that Hilton Honors Surpass Card members who spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year get an upgrade to Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
Credit cards that give you Hilton Gold status:
This card offers complimentary Hilton Gold status among other perks. In addition, you can earn 130,000 points for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. The annual fee is $95.
It offers complimentary Hilton Gold status. And you can earn 130,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $130 in statement credits for purchases made at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months (limited-time offer, ends 7/6/2022). The annual fee is $95.
This card offers Hilton Gold status, but you need to enroll first. In addition, you can earn 100,000 points for spending $6,000 in the first 6 months. The annual fee is $695.
It offers complimentary Hilton Gold status upon enrollment. And you can earn 120,000 points for spending $15,000 within 3 months. The annual fee is $695.
There is another Hilton credit card that gives Hilton Gold status, too, just not automatically. The Hilton Credit Card offers complimentary Silver status. But cardholders who spend $20,000 on the card in a calendar year get upgraded to Gold status through the end of the next calendar year. This card has a $0 annual fee.
Hilton Gold status offers special perks when staying at Hilton properties, such as complimentary room upgrades if available, a free continental breakfast and 80% bonus points on stays.
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