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Hilton Honors® "2nd GUEST [formerly SPOUSE] STAYS FREE" - How to use

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I have a three bedroom residence booked for Christmas with only 2A+2C listed. I might call them on Monday and ask what difference would an additional 2 adults be (I only booked a three bedroom to leave our options open). I'll report back what the response is.
I just rang about this and was told the apartment will accommodate up to eight, which they're happy to work bedding layouts to suit any requirement I may have. No additional charge over what's booked!
 

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I just rang about this and was told the apartment will accommodate up to eight, which they're happy to work bedding layouts to suit any requirement I may have. No additional charge over what's booked!
Winning!

And they'll all get breakfast/exec lounge access?
 
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Winning!

And they'll all get breakfast/exec lounge access?
Not so confident about that part, BUT.......I do get supposedly 2 for HH daimond and the rate included full breakfast, so I'll check again about that component But rate booked was for 2A+2C plus hopefully the 2 diamond so breaky for 6 at least (hopefully). Lounge may be not so certain, but previously in HSP I have had lounge access for everyone. Time will tell I guess. That I rate most certainly as a "lucky if offered, but not expected" bonus.
 
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Winning!

And they'll all get breakfast/exec lounge access?
New, but different info tonight.

I'm now informed additional adults will be charged at $60/person/night. Additional kids free. The tradeoff it seems is that they've confirmed in writing that $60 will include a full buffet breakfast and exec lounge access so still not too bad, but I've got a feeling if I added additional adults during the initial booking, they wouldn't have been charged at $60. From memory, about $9 - $10 is about the mark (but my memory does fail me at times).

I'm still to try getting an additional adult with the spouse stays free spiel as I didn't mention that when I booked.
 

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Just used this for Hilton Sorrento Palace, as adding on my wife to the booking added a substantial amount. Looks to be a very nice hotel, so hopefully will get a decent upgrade here!
 

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I tried this for a booking starting this week at Hilton Parmelia Perth. I made the booking for 1 person in a room at my corporate rate (for a Twin Guestroom) with the magic phrase "2 Guests - Hilton HHonors® SPOUSE STAYS FREE"
I just checked the booking, and can see it's been changed to a Queen room with 2 people (at the same price as the Twin Guestroom, which was about $50 cheaper than a Queen Guestroom)
 

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Worked perfectly for me at Perth Hilton on Friday, Saturday and Sunday- used the same method as DeKa.
 

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I've used this about 5 times now with success every time. I almost always end up with a King room even if I book a twin room (because it's cheaper).
 

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Great thread!

I've used this for a recent family trip (2adukts+ 1child). Was upgraded. I was told kids stay free too but booked one adult and one child.
 

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I did note when making a booking yesterday that there is now provision to add the name of a second guest staying in the room during the process.
 

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I did note when making a booking yesterday that there is now provision to add the name of a second guest staying in the room during the process.
When selecting 1 guest on the search? As that has always been there when you book for 2.
 

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Eh, I've always used spouse stays free no matter who I'm with. I'd love to see the embarrassed faces if I had to kick up a fuss about my "40 years older male parter" when I stay with my dad :p
 

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When selecting 1 guest on the search? As that has always been there when you book for 2.
One person ...
Room Information:
Rooms:
Clients:
Room Type:
1
1 Adult
1 KING BED NONSMOKING
Preferences:High Floor; Away From Elevator
Your room type preferences have been submitted with your reservation, and are subject to hotel availability.
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I note you can also edit this information after booking.
 
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Wow. I'm surprised HHonors has made a change in the member's favour.
 

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Excellent improvement.
As I'm Diamond and my +1 is Gold we often book a second room for friends to receive free breakfast etc and now I don't have to fib :oops:.
 

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I have been reading through this whole thread as well as the one on flyertalk and still can't find a clear answer.

Looking at staying in the Hilton Tokyo in a couple of weeks with 3 adults in one room. Should I be booking 2 adults (eg. twin room) and add "spouse stays free" in the comments to cover the third person?

Any other country I wouldn't be so worried, but in Japan, I have heard that they are very strict. Also, it seems the hotel is getting very full and I don't want to be bumped at checkin.

Thanks heaps.
 

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Hilton HHonors® "SPOUSE STAYS FREE" - How to use

I have been reading through this whole thread as well as the one on flyertalk and still can't find a clear answer.

Looking at staying in the Hilton Tokyo in a couple of weeks with 3 adults in one room. Should I be booking 2 adults (eg. twin room) and add "spouse stays free" in the comments to cover the third person?

Any other country I wouldn't be so worried, but in Japan, I have heard that they are very strict. Also, it seems the hotel is getting very full and I don't want to be bumped at checkin.

Thanks heaps.
That's what I would do. But I would price up a 3 person room too, just to make sure the room type allows 3 adults.
Also note, it does not technically cover an extra bed. So you may need to pay extra for this.
 

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That's what I would do. But I would price up a 3 person room too, just to make sure the room type allows 3 adults.
Also note, it does not technically cover an extra bed. So you may need to pay extra for this.
Agree that is the best strategy but no guarantee.
 

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