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How to book a low cost ‘day room’ at a Hilton hotel

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Hilton has quietly been rolling out its ‘rooms for day use’ offering over the last few years.  This allows you to book a hotel room for the working day – the idea is to compete with the likes of Regus who rent private offices by the day.  The hours offered vary by hotel but usually start at 9am or 10am and end at anywhere between 4pm and 6pm.

Having used many Regus day offices in the past, before HFP got a permanent office, I can confirm that you would often get more space – as well as more facilities – by using a Hilton hotel room instead!

These rooms are very easy to book online.  Simply visit and set you check-in and check-out date to be the same.

Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel Exterior

These rooms are not bargains but are usually in line with what Regus or one of its competitors would charge for an office for a day.  For 19th June in London I found, and this is only a selection:

Hilton London Tower Bridge – £119

Hilton London Paddington – £99

Hilton London Bankside – £124

Hilton London Euston – £99

DoubleTree by Hilton Islington – £80

Hilton London Gatwick – £75 (handy for long layovers)

Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4 – £84 (ditto)

I know a couple of people who have booked one of these rates in the past.  Both reported that they earned Hilton Honors points and received stay credit although I am not 100% sure that it counts as a ‘night’ for promotional purposes or for status match purposes.  This latter one could be key, as it is cheaper and easier to book ‘mattress run’ day rooms if you are doing the ‘Diamond challenge’.

If you looking for hotel day rooms, there are other specialist sites available which cover multiple brands.  I once used (now and paid £59 for the Mercure hotel in Kensington to sleep off a hangover – that story is here.

How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

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Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (24)

  • Chris says:

    The Edinburgh City Centre Doubletree does a day package for working (but in the bar, not a private room) including lunch, wifi and 4 coffees for £19.

    • Fred says:

      or just the bar and wifi for free.

    • Lady London says:

      Wish i was in Edinburgh then! Wonder if thé Dundee one bas something similarité?

  • Shoestring says:

    and do certain nice looking pleasant & approachable women hang around the bars in the downstairs of these day room hotels?

    • Lady London says:

      More likely at cocktail jour @Shoestring.
      Remember also particularly for Day Room use some hotels in some places require proof of residence a certain radius away. Though how that works now that people are using them for offices i’m not sure. For single occupancy i guess you might get less hassle up front.

      • Lady London says:

        *cocktail hour

        • Shoestring says:

          probably not appropriate but I do love my Hemingway, if anybody is starting from scratch (or even not), you could do worse than read Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises

  • Calvin says:

    I can confirm that I used day rate stays to complete about half of my diamond status match challenge.

    Combine it with some other points promotion and make use of free breakfast from diamond status for yourself (and your guest) and it’s a really strong value proposition, especially when you can get some day rates to £40.

    • Nick M says:

      I didn’t realise you could get breakfast on a day rate…!

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