With people again being asked to avoid going into their offices if possible, I thought it was worth another look at Hilton’s ‘day rooms’ offering.
Hilton has quietly been rolling out its ‘rooms for day use’ service 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.
I used this offer heavily in October / November 2020, when some Hilton hotels in London were offering rooms at £30 or £40 per day. Stacked with the ‘2,000 bonus points per stay’ offer that was running at the time, plus the double elite night credits, it paid for itself and I ended up with Hilton Honors Diamond status. You won’t get that pricing now, unfortunately.
These rooms are very easy to book online. Simply visit hilton.com and set your check-in and check-out date to be the same.
Day rooms are no longer bargains but are usually in line with what Regus or one of its competitors would charge for an office for a day. For 17th December in London I found, and this is only a selection:
Hampton London Waterloo – £65
DoubleTree Ealing – £65
DoubleTree Chelsea – £65
Hilton Gatwick – £70 (handy for long layovers)
Hilton Hyde Park – £80
DoubleTree Kings Cross – £85
DoubleTree West End – £89
Waldorf Hilton – £95
Remember that you will earn Hilton Honors points (there is currently a triple base points offer running) and elite night credit too.
If you want an example of how the service works, Rhys wrote a full review of his day office trials at Hilton Bankside and DoubleTree Tower of London.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(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.)