Hilton Honors is the only major hotel chain that makes it easy for you to book “day use rooms” online. You simply set the arrival and departure dates to be the same.
A Day Use Rate works exactly as the name suggests – you can use your hotel room during the daytime, but you cannot stay overnight. Some people just want a quick shower and change of clothes after an overnight flight. Others want somewhere to spend a day working, use the gym, take a nap, have an extra-marital affair, etc. Arrive early enough and the hotel might even give a Gold or Diamond member their free breakfast.
The precise definition of “day” varies at each hotel, but it usually runs from 9 or 10 am until 5 or 6 pm. Moreover, with Hilton Honors, a “day use rate” room is treated exactly as an overnight stay for elite status purposes – you earn both a night and a stay credit.
Due to the coronavirus, hotel chains such as Hilton are marketing their hotels to be used as quasi “working from home” office space. Hilton is now calling their day use rooms “Workspaces by Hilton”. And most interestingly… Hilton Honors is offering 10,000 bonus points for your next “Workspaces” booking. Details can be found by clicking here.
This promotion runs until March 31, 2021. .. so you have one month left to take advantage.
Terms & Conditions
This offer is open only to Hilton Honors members and is subject to availability at participating properties. Offer is valid for first eligible WorkSpaces by Hilton day booking completed between November 10, 2020 and March 31, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). Hilton Honors members will receive 10,000 bonus points for the first day stay completed during the Promotion Period
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™, 2) be enrolled in the Hilton Honors™ program, 3) book a WorkSpaces by Hilton day rate under booking SRP DU or 1DY through your Hilton Honors account, 4) complete the stay within the promotional stay window. The first WorkSpaces by Hilton stay within the Promotional Period will earn 10,000 bonus points.
This offer may be altered or terminated without notice. Bonus Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for bonus points to appear in your account. Offer is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. In-Room Internet Access, Fitness Center/Health Club Access and Bottled Water benefits may not be complimentary at properties with a resort charge. Space-available upgrades only available at select brands. Elite status benefits are subject to availability and vary by brand.
How to Book a Day Use Room
As I mentioned above, you simply set the arrival and departure date to be the same.
Many, but not all, Hilton hotels will offer a day use rate. (it’s not all that easy for hotels to have a clean room ready at 9 am or to clean it after 5/6 pm, so the hotel usually needs to operating at less than full occupancy)
Not only will you earn the 10,000 bonus points for your first Day Use stay, but you will also pick up:
- One stay and one night credit for elite status purposes
- 2,000 bonus points from Hilton’s Q1 2021 promotion
- 1 night towards the five nights required for an additional 5,000 bonus points from the Q1 promo
- Your usual welcome bonus points and 10 points per dollar spent (plus any elite bonuses)
- Whatever cashback you can scrounge up from Rakuten, Topcashback, etc.
If you can find a cheap enough Hilton nearby, those bonus points might make it well worth your time to spend a lazy Sunday at a Hilton…