All Is Not Lost, You Can Still Get Free Breakfast At Some Hilton Hotels
News came out a few days ago that Hilton Honors elite members were losing their coveted free breakfast perk of Gold and Diamond status. This is being replaced by a daily credit and is supposed to only go on during the second half of the year. Many people think it will be the new norm and will be extended at the end of the year but we will have to wait and see. I personally like the change and am looking forward to it, but many people are not in agreement with me. Especially business travelers, which is understandable. But not all is lost, you can still get free breakfast at some Hilton Hotels.
Which Hotels Will Still Offer Free Breakfast?
Since this change was aimed at elites I assumed locations that offered free breakfast normally would be exempt. But no one knew for sure so I reached out to Hilton Honors on Twitter and this is what they had to say.
Hi Mark! The Hilton Honors Daily Food & Beverage Credit will begin early July at all luxury, full-service, lifestyle, and Hilton Garden Inn properties in the U.S. Based on that, properties – such as Hampton Inn brand – which include complimentary daily breakfast service are not included in this update.
A few different people brought up Embassy Suites in my article saying their entire family used to get breakfast there. Well, they still will! Because that breakfast was not a part of being a Hilton Gold or Diamond member. Here are the properties that offer free breakfast to all guests.
- Embassy Suites
- Hampton Inn
- Homewood Suites
- Home2 Suites
These brands make up a pretty substantial amount of Hilton Hotels. If you really need free breakfast on your next trip then I would try to focus on these brands, assuming pricing is the same. If breakfast isn’t as big of a deal then you can book elsewhere and use the daily credit you would get on other things.
While this won’t work everywhere you go it is good to see that there will still be properties where you can get free breakfast at Hilton Hotels.
I thought I would pass along this info since there seemed to be the belief that all breakfast is gone everywhere. That is not the case, at least at the properties where you would get free breakfast anyway. Some seemed to think that breakfast at these locations were because of their status level, which it was not.
I am sure this will play a roll in where you book for the remainder of the year. I am hopeful things go back to normal in 2022 and that Hilton will add the credit option as an either or. That would be a nice change, and I would find myself taking the credit more often than not. But for business travelers, or people that want the simplicity of breakfast on site, you could still take that option.
I should point out that you can still use your credit on breakfast, it just may not be as bountiful as it was in the past.