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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’ 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.

Hilton day rooms

I used this offer heavily during the pandemic 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 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.

How do you book a Hilton day room?

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, especially with hotels running at high occupancy levels at the moment.

Looking at next Wednesday, the best deal is the DoubleTree London Chelsea (next to Imperial Wharf overground station) for £70.

Other sensibly priced options include:

  • DoubleTree London Greenwich at £80
  • DoubleTree London Excel at £89
  • DoubleTree London Angel at £100
  • DoubleTree London Hyde Park at £119
  • Hilton London Hyde Park at £130

The DoubleTree London Heathrow is £54 if you have a long layover next Wednesday.

Remember that you will earn Hilton Honors points and elite night credit on these bookings.

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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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.

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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 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.

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

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 (15)

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  • Andrew says:

    Thanks. Nice reminder. I forgot they did these. I used twice during pandemic.

  • John says:

    The Doubletree in Antalya refused to guarantee me a late checkout (despite being diamond – the cheek!). So, I booked one of these to keep my room until 1800. It was stupidly expensive but way better than milling about in the lobby for 4+ hours.

  • His Holyness says:

    Workspaces ended a long time ago and most properties have reined in day-rates to be prohibitively expensive.

    • Blenz101 says:

      I think that’s a function of staffing shortages in the UK being unable to turn the rooms around and maximise their assets.

      Here in Dubai I’ve been able to pick up rooms all year long for under 100 Dhs / £20. The quality is obviously superior in terms of room size and facilities. As a diamond I get generally upgraded to a suite, receive a welcome gift to the room, offered to join for breakfast and allowed to use the lounges. Day room gets full run of the pool (even the most basic Hampton has this), free parking, well equipped gym etc.

      The rooms always post as qualifying including myway bonus and currently 2k extra per stay.

      Whilst London may be tricky if you are travelling and want to try out some other properties or not UK based this is still a fanatic proposition.

      • His Holyness says:

        It’s not about staffing costs, the rooms are sold much better. Workspaces only came about because they were empty.

        • Blenz101 says:

          The rooms remain empty until people turn up and check in. Occupancy is high in Dubai as it is London but it isn’t at 100% all of the time. Check any Hilton in either city and they will have a room for sale.

          Having a full complement of experienced housekeeping staff ready and able to tune day use rooms into overnight accommodation quickly after 5pm holds back hotels in London from selling them.

  • Ste says:

    “Remember that you will earn elite night credit on these bookings.”, is this right, none of my Hilton day room rates credited as a elite night?

    • John says:

      They should do now but sometimes don’t post automatically. Also if a day stay overlaps with a night stay (at any other Hilton) the later one is likely to not credit automatically

  • S says:

    £600 a day at the WA Caledonian, anyone? 😄

    • BJ says:

      With Edinburgh City Council banning certain entertainment venues I guess the WA decided to cash in on increasing demand for short term room rentals.

  • GeoffreyB says:

    “This allows you to book a hotel room for the working day”

    Working day. Cough cough

  • Jenny says:

    I would settle for Hilton having their rooms ready for overnight stays from the time they advertise. Had to wait over an hour beyond the official check in time yesterday, which was hardly ideal when I had just travelled for the past 21h. Offering day rooms will surely only make this more common unless they can get more housekeeping staff.

  • Ollie says:

    Personally, I don’t see the attraction of working from a hotel room. It’s too isolating, eerie and often not as bright as a dedicated workspace. Coupled with the bed being a few steps away, I always feel sleepy when attempting to work there. I would also have thought that the traditional benefit of having a private office – being able to invite clients/colleagues in for a meeting – might also not be appropriate if you attempted to do this in a hotel room!
    Much better to get a co-working membership for £80-200 a month which allows global/regional access and has the proper amenities and an atmosphere of work. If you really need a private office all day then they will usually let you use one of the empty meeting rooms. For shorter calls they all have soundproof booths.

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