Do Not Select Hilton Honors Points For the Lowest Cash Room Rate?

My continued investigation into whether or not more points are needed to redeem for Hilton Honors reward stays at a significant number of hotel and resort properties worldwide keeps getting more bizarre, as I just discovered another strange anomaly.

Do Not Select Hilton Honors Points For the Lowest Cash Room Rate?

As I was looking further into hotel properties which cost only 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night, I noticed what I consider to be a great deal at a resort property where I have stayed as a guest in the past and still have yet to write an article with a review: Hilton Hurghada Resort, whose room rate is as low as $39.00 per night — including all taxes and fees — if I pay for my stay in advance for check in on Friday, September 27, 2019 and check out on Monday, September 30, 2019…

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Hilton.

…but that room rate — which was found at the bottom of my options — mysteriously disappears when I simply select the option to pay with points.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Hilton.

I would only need to redeem 5,000 Hilton Honors points per night to stay at this resort property for a reward stay; but I have to remove that option if I want to see that $39.00 room rate again.

Interestingly, the half board rate for $64.00 — which also includes breakfast and half board dinner — also mysteriously disappears.

Summary

Because I am currently researching something else for a different article and accidentally stumbled upon this anomaly, I have not yet checked to see whether or not other hotel and resort properties are affected by what appears to be a technical issue…

…but to play it safe, if you are seeking both the lowest cash room rate and the option to redeem Hilton Honors points for a reward stay, deselect the option for paying with points to ensure that you find the lowest cash room rate — at least until this anomaly is fixed.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.


 

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