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Hilton is keen to promote its ‘day room’ concept at the moment. This is where you book a hotel room, at a substantially discounted rate, for use between 9am and 5pm / 6pm depending on property.

Rates can be low. The cheapest in London are around £40 at Hilton Olympia and Hilton Hyde Park. I reviewed my recent day room stay at Hilton Hyde Park, below, here.

HIlton Hyde Park

Hilton is offering 10,000 bonus points for your next day room booking

As you can see on the dedicated ‘Workspaces by Hilton’ website here, you will receive 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points with your next day use booking.

You can only earn the bonus once. In theory the points will post 6-8 weeks in arrears, but they appear to be posting within a few days. The bonus points do not count towards status.

The offer runs from 5th November to 31st March 2021.

You can get a day use room for as little as £40 in Central London, and around £30 elsewhere. I would value 10,000 Hilton points at £33 (0.33p per point in my book) so this is a good deal if you need a private space to work. You would also earn elite night credit.

I need to flag one potential snag …..

The small print of the offer says: “To be eligible for WorkSpaces by Hilton Honors Bonus Points Offer from Hilton Honors you must 1) have received this offer directly from Hilton Honors”.

This does not seem to be correct. For a start, the offer is openly promoted on the WorkSpaces by Hilton home page!

Secondly, the friend who emailed me about this offer HAS received the bonus in his account after a stay last week and did not receive any email from Hilton. A reader in our comments section yesterday also reported getting the bonus yesterday without being contacted.

However, it is only fair to flag this restriction. If you don’t get the 10,000 points, Hilton may push back at you.

WorkSpaces by Hilton

This will work alongside the current Hilton promotion

Even better, Hilton day rooms earn elite night credit and Hilton Honors base points.

If you register for the current ‘double credits and double points’ offer, you will earn TWO elite night credits, and double base points, per day. You can register for ‘Double Rewards’ here. It runs until the end of the year.

Because Hilton is rolling over elite night credits and has reduced the Diamond threshold for 2022 to 30 nights, you would earn Diamond status until March 2023 if you earned 30 elite night credits by 31st December 2020. You would achieve this with 15 day room bookings if they were all completed by the year end.

How to book day rooms

You can book directly on hilton.com if you wish. Simply set your check-in and check-out dates to be the same.

Alternatively, you can use the ‘WorkSpaces by Hilton’ website.

Government restrictions

As you know, the UK Government is keen that people work from home if possible.

However, you are free to work from a hotel room, co-working space or your office if it is not ‘reasonably possible‘ (Part 2 / 6 / 4 / a) to work from home. The majority of Hilton hotels in London are open and accepting day use guests. This offer is running until 31st March 2021 so there is plenty of time to take advantage regardless.

You can find out more on the ‘WorkSpaces by Hilton’ website here.


How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.

The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

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 (74)

  • Boi says:

    I want to take advantage of this in Leeds but I no longer live there….anyway my sister can be “me”? Can I book for 2 and put her name?

  • Jon says:

    Only applicable to “participating hotels & resorts within the Hilton Portfolio throughout the U.S., Canada and U.K.” according to the T&Cs.

    Which is a shame, because the Workspaces rate at my local is about £12 😉

    • Lady London says:

      can you give us a hint where your local is then? is it surrounded by palm trees?

  • A says:

    Any chance you fancy correcting the reference in the article that’s current made to “ (Part 2 / 6 / 4 / a)”? It is pedantic but as written it hurts my eyes a little – a better reference would be “to paragraph 4(a) of regulation 6”, or even “regulation 6(4)(a)”

  • Steven says:

    Do you actually need to check in to get the benefit of the double nights credit? Just wondering whether you could buy them without making use of the rooms.

    • Lady London says:

      you always have to check in to any hotel to get credit for anything.

      • blenz101 says:

        No option to obtain a digital room key on your phone any bypass physical checkin altogether which is the usual way to avoid having to physcially attend.

        • blenz101 says:

          Sorry – that was supposed to be posed as a question. As in does it work like a normal room booking where you can get a digital key and never go near reception or is it managed differently?

        • Nicholas says:

          Even if you get a digital key you still have to unlock your room before it counts as being checked in.

          • Marcin says:

            This is untrue, I’ve done mattress runs in different cities or countries on my app without problems.

          • Tyra says:

            Agree with Marcin. I did two mattress runs via the app for London hotels with no issues or problems

    • Pablo says:

      Am I allowed to ruffle the bed and use the shower or is it only the desk that can be used? Thinking of using this offer for a Grindr hook up.

  • TripRep says:

    OT: Many Hilton’s in England are subject to possible checks by local police for overnight stays.

    You need to have a verified reason for visiting, either essential workers and/or “Family Care” needs.

    Either way, I believe that the reception will get you to sign and testify a statement to which of the above categories you fall under.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Or work or to see a house or to escape danger in your own home etc etc.

      Whose room has actually been random checked? And how will they verify you’re not there for one of the 1000 reasons you are allowed to be?

    • meta says:

      There is a huge list of exemptions for overnight stays. It is not just essential workers and family care.

    • memesweeper says:

      During lockdown MkI I had a couple of overnight stays, and had my documentation checked. The hotel I checked out of last week stated it will be checking in essential workers only for the next four weeks. Always be prepared to provide docs/ID.

    • DT says:

      Currently staying at Hampton docklands near LCY and front desk didn’t even ask for a reason for the stay, let alone sign any statements

      • Rob says:

        Turn up with your wife and two kids at the Eastbourne Grand and it may be different!

        • DT says:

          Yes I imagine it would be! Feels like I’m one of about 4 people staying here at the moment. Staff have been very pleasant, possibly out of boredom!

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Boiler broke

  • Peter Taysum says:

    I’ve got 12 nights from 6 actual nights when I needed a hotel. This seems worth it for double elevate night and 10000 bonus; I’m seeing around £32 in North East.

    I’d like to get to Diamond esp for Maldives…

    • babyg says:

      Im doing exactly the same thing (aiming for Diamond for the Maldives in Feb), but i dont really see the difference between gold/diamond at either Conrad or Waldorf?

      • Rob says:

        If there’s no lounge and few upgrade options, there isn’t much of a difference.

      • TripRep says:

        In none Covid times Diamond might get a sunset cruise.

        See my article.

        • TripRep says:

          Of course, Diamond also earns more bonus points on spend at resorts too. Something that you can’t avoid.

  • Andy says:

    Something to be aware of – there is a specific room rate described as ‘Workspaces – Day Use’ rather than the more basic ‘Day Use’ rate that we all know about. Many of the hotels I’ve checked offer standard day rates but not the ‘Workspaces Rate’. It may not make any difference to whether the bonus points are credited but it is the ‘Workspace’ rate that is being promoted by Hilton here so they would be quite within their rights not to award the points for a standard ‘Day Use’ stay.

    Copied from confirmation email:

    Your Rate Information WORKSPACES – DAY USE

    • Rob says:

      It seems to make no difference. Hyde Park just shows as ‘Day Use’ but it was Hyde Park that triggered my mate’s bonus:

      Hilton London Hyde Park
      Points activity
      12,599

      Olympia does show as WorkSpaces. The difference may be down to ‘standards’ because the WorkSpaces package makes a number of claims and not all hotels can meet them – although they still offer Day Use rooms and they trigger the bonus.

      If you want a room on multiple days, Olympia will discount from the £40 if you contact them directly and promise 5 / 10 / whatever days.

      • Pablo says:

        Day Use rates are permitted according toT&Cs: 3. book a WorkSpaces by Hilton day rate under booking SRP DU or 1DY through your Hilton Honors account.
        Using those codes in the promotion box brings up the Day Use rates.

  • Matt says:

    I know it’s valid for status nights, but do you get also status stays? I can’t plan anything for this year, but starting next year I plan to regularly visit one location with 2 Hiltons very close to each other which gave me an idea to book 1 night in Hilton A, book 1 day in Hilton B and get 2 stays in 24 hours. Is my math correct? Getting 15 stays would be quite easy then.

    • Lady London says:

      depends how many nights you need. if you could use both you and your partner qualifying for upgrade/promotion etc by number of nights or stays, another solution is more comfortable.

      Stay in same room in same hotel and just alternate which of you books and pays for each night. Technically you make sure whoever’s turn it is checks out and pays the bill each day. Speak to the hotel after booking and say you’d like to stay in the room. Likely you’ll also have to make a point of gettin your roomkeys re-enabled as soon as you’ve paid the bill each day as you’re being checked in again technically.

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