CNN Travel: Business or pleasure? Luxury hotels offer day-only rooms Admittedly, it never occured to me that day rooms = seedy. Of course, my use for them has been long layovers where I needed a break from an airport. Given the $$ that hotels can make off of day rooms discussed in the article, it certainly seems like a respectable source of revenue. And, perhaps, a way for "commoners" to get a taste of luxury hotels they may not otherwise consider due to the price point.