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Travel Hacks: Save money on luxury hotels with Day Use, hotels for the day

Travel Hacks: Save money on luxury hotels with Day Use, hotels for the day

Here at The Travel Hack we’re all about luxury hotels without the luxury price tag so I’m excited to share with you a new hotel-booking platform.

This new platform is called and allows you to book hotels during the daytime for between 3 to 8 hours.

OK, OK, the alarm bells are ringing already, right? A hotel that allows you to book by the hour sounds a little dodgy but this isn’t that kind of hotel booking.

Day Use is an ingenious idea that allows hotels to make money from empty rooms and also gives guests the chance to save money on hotels and only book them for the time they need them. Because hotels don’t just need to be for night times!

Why would you use

The kind of people who use Dayuse are:

  • Jetlagged travellers who want to rest when they first arrive in a new destination
  • People who have a long wait between connecting flights
  • People who need to shower and get changed before heading out to a meeting
  • Business people who want a quiet space and a desk with wifi during a business trip
  • Couples (yes, let’s not forget there probably will be some couples wanting some afternoon hanky panky)


I can imagine it would be great if you’ve had a long flight and arrive in a new destination first thing in the morning. You just want to have a nap and a long shower and chill out for a few hours but you can rarely check into your hotel so you’re left hanging around and killing time. Day Use would come in perfectly!

It would also be great if you’ve found bargain flights with a long layover in a destination. Rather than wasting your time hanging around the airport you’d be able to book a hotel room and have a sleep and a shower before the final leg of your journey. You can still access all of the hotel’s amenities so you could use the pool and the spa and then have cocktails on the rooftop terrace before heading back to the airport. That sounds much nicer than a day in a terminal!

The rooms are typically 30-75% cheaper than the price of a full night and you book either online or over the phone. You can book the hotel room for day use or a late break which allows you to stay from midday until 11pm.

Day Use has 1,500 hotels available to book during the day. They have locations in London, New York, Milan, Paris, Miami, Rome, Munich, Berlin, Geneva, Brussels, Toronto and Chicago.

They’re all 3*-5* hotels and they’ve been selected for their great locations. A lot of these are really gorgeous hotels such as the Hilton London Paddington which is available between 9am and 5.30pm for £119 rather than the usual £364 for a night. There are also hotels next to airports and train stations that I’m sure would come in really handy for frequent travellers.

What do you think? Would you consider booking hotels for day use?

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Wednesday 5th of October 2016

This is such a great idea. I can see some websites and Apps are also working like this in Brasil now, what makes me happy. Hotels are realizing that there is another public for them and maybe they will also change the boring check-in time just after 14h. Well done!!


Saturday 22nd of August 2015

SUCH a beautiful idea! I got le screwed out of a flight out of Prague once and had already checked out of my apartment... I was begging for a place to just check in for a few hours and they couldn't because previous guests hadn't had time to check out. Pure misery.

Great article, L


Saturday 4th of July 2015

This is such a great idea! Especially for people on road trips who just need a shower too! I look forward to them expanding their locations. Thank you for sharing!

Jessica C. (A Wanderlust For Life)

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

I'm glad hotels are starting to think outside the box a bit. It's obvious that there are many reasons you would want a hotel during the day!

Cathy (MummyTravels)

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Definitely - especially with my daughter, as it's so much better than hanging round an airport for hours. Honestly I think we can spend a fortune through boredom so I don't know if it would cost that much more anyway and the chance for a shower and nap (or swim) would be wonderful.


Wednesday 24th of June 2015

I hadn't even thought about how great this would be with children. And I know what you mean about spending a fortune in the airport. The boredom gets to me and before I know it I've bought virtually every shade of lipstick in duty free.