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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 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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

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)

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  • Kai says:

    Saying that they earn night credits is misleading, as Hilton’s stance is clear that you won’t earn night credits for day rooms and the WorkSpaces page makes sure it only mentions “stay credit”. I know many hotels will give you the night credit anyway, but many won’t and you won’t be able to complain.

    • Brian says:

      Hi can you please provide the link and/or an extract from the terms showing this? Thanks

    • Sam says:

      Are you sure this is true? Lots of loyalty sites stating that day rates qualify for night credits.

      • Kai says:

        I’m pretty sure it’s true and many people report not receiving night credits. It’s not in Hilton’s t&c but there’s a reason they always mention “stay credit” only but never “night credit” in official communications. There are some reports in flyertalk:

        • Rob says:

          Day rooms absolutely, 100%, earn elite night credit. If you want Diamond until March 2023, then 15 day use rooms by 31/12 will do it. I have been doing many of these stays in recent weeks and picking up 2 elite night credits each time.

          A friend of mine is doing the Hilton Diamond status challenge on this, doing 9 rooms to earn the 18 credits needed to trigger it to March 2022. Those 18 nights then carry into 2021 and if he gets to 30 by 12/21 he keeps Diamond to March 2023.

          However, it is also possible to earn status based on STAYS and not nights. Annoying the Hilton website doesn’t seem to show my ‘stays’ total so I can’t tell you if those are going up or not. ‘Stays’ are NOT carried over into 2021 though, just NIGHTS.

          Hart Shoreditch even gave me 2 elite night credits when I decided I disliked my room and left without paying 🙂

  • Ben says:

    I did this last week (Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, £48.10 for the day) sadly pre-bonus. Their IT and app clearly are not set up to handle this yet – the booking confirmation and receipt showed a check in time of 3pm (and check out the following day) which is clearly wrong and so did the app. In addition they initially checked me into a room which was still occupied (luckily they were not in!). Good room for working though and I’d do it again – but they need to sort out the IT.

    • Rob says:

      Same thing happened to me at Waterloo a couple of weeks ago when I did the same thing. It posted OK though. Waterloo is the only hotel where the website screws this up.

  • Eugene says:

    Be wary..
    Just tried to book a one dayer today in Leeds for £28. App didn’t allow me to digitally check in which means I couldn’t get a digital key. Rang to sort it to be told actually Workspace not available at that venue in lockdown. Refund duly issued. Good job I called.. On hold for manager now to ask for some HH points compo

  • babyg says:

    I looked into this and the day/workspaces rate vs overnight rate isnt always that great (in london at least), other than the 10k im not sure i would do a day rate
    19th november – overnight vs dayrates
    Hampton by Hilton London Docklands £55 v £52
    Hilton London Tower Bridge £92 v £89
    Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo £62 v £42
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Westminster £88 v £72
    Conrad London St. James £200 v £167

    • Rob says:

      That’s not really the point though! You either want to do a 9-5 of work or you don’t.

      • babyg says:

        Understood, however using Hampton by Hilton London Docklands £55 v £52 as the example, you would be better off paying the extra £3 and having the flexibility beyond what the day rate gives you… e.g. start work early/late and the have a free breakfast if you were booking multiple days etc…

        • Rob says:

          I agree with that, yes. If you want multiple days back to back it makes sense, if only because you can leave your stuff in the room.

          That is slightly trickier in the current environment because the requirement to prove you are staying on business is different. Very easy to say you want a day room because your wi-fi is bad / building work going on / no proper work space at home etc. You can’t necessarily use that excuse to stay overnight.

          • Genghis says:

            I’ll be having lots of calls with the Far East in v early Dec and planning on working their hours as much as possible so planning on getting a hotel for a few nights close by so I don’t wake the family. Perfectly valid I think.

          • Lady London says:

            plus if the price is close enough and you want to work through to after day use would normally have to finish it makes sensr to book the overnight

        • meta says:

          There is an even more extreme example. Doubletree Angel-King’s Cross has day use room for £100, but overnight is £44 on some days in December.

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      Also a poor example as a lot of hotels are currently closed in London. I’m sure in normal times (Ie 2021) the price difference between day use and overnight would be significant. You can’t blame Hilton or any of the chains for giving this a go – If it works, it could generate some nice income. As someone who can use an exec lounge on a day use rate, I think it’s fantastic.

  • Harry T says:

    Tempted to bash through 15 day rates to make Hilton Diamond but unsure if it’s worth the £510 it will cost me in the North East. Most of my stays are Marriott anyway.

    • babyg says:

      I’m at 24 days with my recent Seychelles and a few London micro-breaks… doubt the difference between gold-diamond is worth £500… thou you maybe able to lower that £510 if use the Hilton spend £200 get £50 back on multiple cards…

      • Harry T says:

        Could easily make it £410 with the Amex offers but don’t think it’s worth it either way.

  • Crafty says:

    Would happily do this at my local (Manchester Airport) for a reasonable price. Probably once a week if a smooth experience. But they want £69!

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Tempted here – doubletree at around fifty quid and a stable internet connection, desk and kettle would be a step up for me…

      In terms of legitimacy, no concerns about being challenged? I truly can’t work effectively from home currently

  • meta says:

    There is Hilton offer on Amex, so it might make it cheaper for you.

  • Mike says:

    Thank goodness the likes of HbH Leeds are refusing guests. It’s totally against the spirit of lockdown.

    • babyg says:

      the “spirit” of the lockdown seems to be to simply flatten the curve and buy time for the vaccine(s)…

      • Charlieface says:

        To be honest, I haven’t actually noticed the lockdown at all…

        • Rob says:

          Nothing different around here, except that I had to sit on a bench outside Pret to eat my breakfast! I don’t think anyone in London who was going to the office last week has stopped.

      • John says:

        That’s herd immunity.

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