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Update: In addition to the ongoing Secret Password, Kimpton is now offering travelers an “Emotional Support Beverage” at check-in if their flight is canceled or delayed. See below for everything we know about both promos.

Kimpton Hotel is known as a funky boutique hotel brand. One of many aspects of its charm is the Kimpton secret password or “social password” that guests can mention at check-in to get a perk, benefit, or bonus. These include items like free parking, a free breakfast, a free upgrade, etc.

What’s the Current Kimpton Hotel Secret Password?

Now through September 5, 2022, the Kimpton Hotels secret password is “Stay Cool”.

Kimpton Hotels have had a seasonal or monthly secret password for years, even before they were acquired by IHG in 2014. Some of the secret passwords have been phrases such as “flip flops,” “baby, it’s cold outside,” “chilled to perfection,” and even “marshmallow.”

This summer, Kimpton Hotel is using the secret password “Stay Cool”. It is valid at all participating locations until September 5, 2022. Kimpton Hotels have stated that every hotel honors the secret password differently, so it will be a surprise what you’ll get.

However, note that some travelers have reported not getting any bonus when using a secret password. But, it’s unclear if the receptionist just wasn’t in the know or if that particular hotel didn’t participate.

What Secret Password Perks May You Get

Plenty of bonuses have been reported by guests using Kimpton Hotels’ secret password. Here are some examples:

  • Free parking (regular or valet)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Free upgrade
  • Wine
  • A whisky tasting tour
  • Cupcakes
  • A movie night in your room
  • Free drinks at the bar
  • Surprise gift-wrapped presents
  • Drink kits (like Bailey’s hot chocolate)
  • Mini-bar credit

The bonuses aren’t always at the hotel, as some hotels have partnered with other companies, such as another restaurant or perhaps a whisky distillery.

Sometimes you can even get multiple bonuses!

Many of the hotels try to make their bonus gift quite special. One reported bringing sand from the beach to create a beautiful display, and another provided this:

IHG One Rewards elite members get a “Raid the Bar” credit as a benefit when staying at Kimpton Hotel. By using the secret password, your Raid the Bar credit could be doubled.

Emotional Support Beverage Promotion

Kimpton Free Wine Promo

On July 29, 2022, Kimpton tweeted out that it would be offering guests a complimentary glass of wine — which it’s calling an “Emotional Support Beverage” — if their flight had been delayed or canceled. There are no terms and conditions for how long this will last, if every hotel is participating, etc. But, it’s worth a shot (or a glass) if you’ve had a flight delayed or canceled.

Our Take

We had a few months earlier this year without a secret password, so it’s nice to see that it’s back. This password will be around for a while, so you don’t have to scramble to find out if it’s been changed before your stay. If you do have a stay booked after September 5, 2022, make sure to check back with us or on Kimpton’s social media to see if there’s a new password.

If you want more perks when staying at Kimpton Hotel (and other IHG brands), check out the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card. You’ll score complimentary Platinum Elite status in addition to plenty of other card benefits.

Have you used the Kimpton Hotel secret password before? What did you get?

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