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 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 (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.
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:
- 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.)