You may sometimes find yourself in a situation where you need any number of Hilton stay or night credits without having the real need for the stay itself.
Hilton is the only chain that I am aware of that has made searching for DAY USE-rates very easy on its website and they are eligible for stay/night credits and promotions.
You can access Hilton Honors here.
Note that these DAY USE-rates are usually available for staying between 9AM to 6PM. Some hotels have more restrictive hours like 10AM to 4PM. Always check the rate rules.
Elite members are eligible for space available upgrades and club lounge access if available (if you are planning to stay).
You must make sure that the check in and the check out dates are the same.
Here’s how DAY USE-rates post:
Here are some rate searches for midweek
These are great if you happen to have a long transit and prefer not to hang in the airline lounge or venture in the city to do some sightseeing. I have used them for short transit stays three or four times this year.
Nothing stops you from booking one of the better properties and use the pool, spa and fitness facilities for a “daycation” and perhaps hit the lounge for an afternoon tea too.
If you are planning to book DAY USE-rates and not really staying, just say during the checking in that you would prefer getting a settled folio at that time so that you can just leave when you need to. I have never been denied this.