Last week, I wrote about my experience of booking a Day Use rate at a Hilton affiliated property in New Delhi (read more here) where I noted that hotel chains haven’t made it easy to book these on their websites. A reader left a comment with a link to Accor’s page where members can book similar rates.
The difference is that Accor appears to have three tiered system: you can book the room for 3, 6 or 9 hours. The page states that the booking is eligible for points but is silent about night credit.
You can access Accor’s website for booking Day Use-rates here.
Here’s rate display for Bangkok:
Several hotels are offering day dates.
This hotel is the most convenient for the Bangkok’s airport and priced accordingly. It is way overpriced to what it is but convenient if you just want to stay by the airport. Day Use-rates are available for 3, 6 and 9 hour blocks as well as multiple room types.
Rate Rules 3 Hours In The Morning:
Seems that you must check in by noon and then check out three hours later.
Rate Rules 9 Hours:
The 9 hour block can be anytime after 8AM and you must vacate by 8PM.
Difficult for members to find these Day Use rates if you need to use specific booking engine to pull them up unlike with Hilton where you can find them on regular search as long as the check in/check out dates are the same.
These rate plans allow hotels to basically sell their room inventory twice. Business travelers leave early in the morning and check in late in the evening. Rooms are mostly vacant during the day time.
To book Day Use-rates make mostly sense during longer transits when you may want to use fitness center/pool or to have a nap in a proper bed.