Hilton Lagoon experience report

One of our staff members stayed at an oceanfront timeshare unit in the Hilton Lagoon Tower this month. Here is a brief experience report you may find useful. The first impression we had was that it was really spacious! Perhaps a little outdated but Hilton Grand Vacation takes very good care of their timeshare units. Sofas are clean and comfortable. Lighting is very relaxing too. Plenty of space for little ones to run around and enjoy a family vacation. The kitchen is great for occasional cooking. Perhaps not every night as you also would…continue reading →
Nearest supermarkets and drugstores to Hilton and Wyndham

Nearest supermarkets and drugstores to Hilton and Wyndham

If you are staying in a timeshare unit in Hawaii, it is likely that you will cook during your stay as you have access to a fully equipped kitchen even though Hawaii is full of restaurants you would want to try! Here's a list of nearest supermarkets and drugstores to Hilton and Wyndham timeshares in Waikiki. Hilton Grand Waikikian, Lagoon Tower, Kalia Tower: Food pantry 438 Hobron Ln #110, Honolulu, HI 96815 * 7 minutes walking distance from Grand Waikikian Hilton Hokulani and Wyndham Beachwalk: Food pantry 2370 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 *…continue reading →
RCI’s 3 reasons why timeshare is so popular

RCI’s 3 reasons why timeshare is so popular

Timeshare points exchange company RCI states three reasons why timeshare is so popular. 1. You are able to own a condominium style accommodation 2. Timeshares are located in quality resorts in popular areas 3. Timeshares offer spacious floor plans with home like amenities including kitchens, laundry facilities, living room space and multiple bedrooms. There are more than 7 million timeshare owners worldwide. Renting a nice room or a suite in a top hotel may be rather expensive and buying an entire vacation home can be excessive. Owning a timeshare means you are able to…continue reading →
Six reasons why timeshares are better than hotels

Six reasons why timeshares are better than hotels

Here are six reasons why staying at a timeshares is better than a hotel room. While it may at times be challenging to take reservations on the days you'd like to stay or you may find that the maintenance fee may not be as affordable as you'd like it to be, there are many reasons why owning a timeshare overcomes such disadvantages. If you are considering to purchase a timeshare, we would like you to take this opportunity to consider these perks. 1. Since you have access to a kitchen, it is possible to…continue reading →
Open season at Hilton Timeshare

Open season at Hilton Timeshare

While we covered the various reservation types in Hilton in our blog post on September 15, we wanted to cover open season in more detail. Open season is available all year round for Hilton timeshare owners. Open Season begins 30 days prior to check-in date for any Hilton resort. This 30 day window allows last-minute travelers to make reservations at greatly discounted prices. Since Hilton owners can pay cash for open season reservations, it is a great system for those who want to keep their current year's club points untouched or those who…continue reading →
Hilton timeshare guide: seasons, points etc

Hilton timeshare guide: seasons, points etc

Seasons at Hilton Grand Vacation Club Timeshare resort units are subdivided into 52 separate units of time (52 weeks in 1 year), each week sold separately and usually sold to a maximum of 51 owners. Each owner of a timeshare unit would own a deeded interest in 1/51 of the unit, which represents one week of ownership every year or every odd/even year. Hilton divides the 52 weeks into two different seasons: Platinum (1-18 weeks, 23-35 weeks, 42-52 weeks) Gold Season (19-22 weeks, 36-41 weeks) Simply put, Platinum season is high season (summer/christmas time…continue reading →
Hilton Timeshare Reservation Types

Hilton Timeshare Reservation Types

There are mainly three types of reservations at Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Hilton Home Week Reservation (9 months - 12 months) If you are looking to use your timshare in the resort you hold the ownership for and you'd like to stay for an entire week, checking in on Saturday, then you are able to make a reservation from as early as 1 year in advance of your check in date. The home week reservation applies up until 9 months prior to the check in date. Home week researvations do not any reservation…continue reading →
A guide to views and points

A guide to views and points

Today, we would like to write about the "views" of timeshare units. In our listing database of resale timeshares, you will see the view listed under the category Type. (Some resorts do not have view types so it may be blank.) Here is a list of abbreviations and what they each mean. OV = Ocean View POV = Partial Ocean View GV = Garden View Points will depend on the actual view the unit has. For instance with Hilton, points accrued each year will differ depending on whether you have an ocean view or…continue reading →