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Sheraton vs Hilton

We put Sheraton and Hilton head to head to see how they compare with each other.

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What’s the difference between a Sheraton and a Hilton hotel?

In the guide below we look into exactly how each brand ticks, and discover how they compare, from room rates and global presence to free breakfasts and Internet service.


Sheraton vs Hilton: Compare hotel chain features

FeatureSheraton HiltonVerdict
Where are its hotels?
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • South America
  • USA
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • USA
Hilton
Is there free breakfast?Available to Platinum loyalty club members as a welcome gift.At some hotel partners such as Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites.Hilton
Is there a loyalty? Is it free to join?Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – free to joinHilton Honors – free to join.Both
Which chains is it partnered with?Sheraton is part of Marriott International. Partner hotel brands that share the SPG loyalty scheme that includes:
  • St Regis
  • The Luxury Collection
  • W Hotels
  • Westin
  • Meridien
  • Tribute Portfolio
  • Design Hotels
  • Aloft
  • Four Points
  • Element
Hilton has 14 brands:
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Conrad
  • Canopy
  • Hilton
  • Curio
  • DoubleTree
  • Tapestry Collection
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton
  • Tru
  • Homewood Suites
  • Home2
  • Hilton Grand Vacation
Hilton
Is there free Wi-Fi?Platinum SPG members get free in-room Internet.Hilton Honors members get free Wi-Fi.Neither
Is there an executive lounge?In some hotels. Access is free to Platinum SPG guests.Hilton Honors Diamond members get access to executive floors at hotels.Both
Style of accommodationHigh-end, luxuryHigh-end, luxuryBoth
Are hotels pet friendly?Yes.Some, including 120 DoubleTree hotels.Both
Is there online chat?NoNoNeither
What are my payment options?
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Diners Club
  • Discover Network
  • Visa
  • JCB
  • Carte Blanche
  • Deposit SPG Amex Card
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro/Switch
  • Visa
  • Hilton Honors points
Both
Can I price match?YesYesBoth
Does it allow for cancellations / changes?If you book a pre-paid room you cannot cancel without a penalty. With other rates you can cancel 48 hours before the stay without penalty.Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours notice.Hilton
Does it have smoking rooms?YesYesBoth

At the time of writing in February 2018, a room in Sydney’s business district with a king sized bed, 40 square metres of space, and breakfast costs $270 with Sheraton.

A room in a hotel four minutes around the corner, with a king sized bed and breakfast costs $261 with Hilton.

The verdict?

In a like-for-like comparison, rates came out marginally cheaper at the Hilton than at the Sheraton, but the difference wasn’t that great. This also doesn't include discounts from being a member with the chain or regular deals that may arise.


What are Hilton vs Sheraton deals like?

Both Sheraton and Hilton offer discounts for advanced bookings and deals on extras such as free breakfast and Internet service.

The verdict?

The deals at Sheraton and Hilton are very similar.

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