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Hilton vs Hampton Inn

Find out whether a Hilton or Hampton Inn hotel is better for you.

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Struggling to choose between a Hilton and a Hampton Inn hotel? We’ve scrutinised the small print of bookings at both hotels to see how they compare to each other.

We’ve compared price, customer service options, reward schemes and even little things like pet friendliness to help you make your decision on which hotel brand is best for you.

Hilton vs Hampton Inn

FeatureHiltonHampton InnVerdict
Where are its hotels?
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • USA
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • USA
Hampton Inn has less of a global presence.
Is there free breakfast?You can get this at some hotel partners such as Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites.Yes.Hampton Inn offers free breakfast.
Is there a loyalty program? Is it free to join?Hilton Honors is free to join.Hilton Honors is free to join.They run the same loyalty scheme.
Which chains is it partnered with?Hilton has 14 brands:
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Conrad
  • Canopy
  • Hilton
  • Curio
  • DoubleTree
  • Tapestry Collection
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton
  • Tru
  • Homewood Suites
  • Home2 Suites
  • Hilton Grand Vacation
Hampton Inn is part of Hilton Worldwide.Hilton Worldwide owns Hampton Inn.
Is there free Wi-Fi?Hilton Honors members get free Wi-Fi.Yes.Hampton Inn offers free Wi-Fi.
Is there an executive lounge?Hilton Honors Diamond members get access to executive floors at hotels.No.Hampton Inn hotels don’t have executive lounges.
What style of hotel is it?It’s a high-end, luxury hotel.It’s a high-end, luxury hotel.Both brands are high-end hotels.
Are hotels pet friendly?Some are, including 120 DoubleTree hotels.Some are.Both brands offers pet-friendly hotels.
Is there online chat?No.No.Neither offers online chat.
What are my payment options?
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro / Switch
  • Visa
  • Hilton Honors points
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Hilton offers marginally more ways to pay.
Can I price match?Yes.Yes.Both price match.
Does it allow for cancellations/changes?Cancellation depends on the booking and the hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours’ notice.Cancellation depends on the booking and the hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours’ notice.The cancellation policy is the same with both brands.
Does it have smoking rooms?Yes.Yes.Both brands have some smoking rooms.

Who offers the best price?

We compared the prices of two hotels, on the same date, near London train stations. A room in Hilton London Paddington with a double bed costs £159 ($275).

A room in Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo with a queen-sized bed costs £139 ($240).

The verdict?

In a rate comparison, prices at the Hampton came out cheaper, but not by much. Breakfast is also included in the Hampton rate, however.

Any other differences worth noting?

Hampton offers free On the Run breakfast bags between Monday to Friday in all USA and Canadian hotels and some Latin American hotels.

What are the deals like?

Hampton offers 15% off for early bookings. Hilton’s advance purchase discount is up to 20%.

The verdict?

Just looking at deals on one day, Hilton’s discounts came out on top.

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