Benefits of Timeshare

We Asked 14 Hilton Grand Vacations Owners Why They Chose Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare, and Here’s What They Said

Real Owners, real stories

The Vacationeer
Family frolicking in bright blue waters, bright blue sky, Okinawa, Japan.

Not all timeshare products are created equal. Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a vacation package and wonder whether Hilton Grand Vacations is worth it. Or maybe you’re just curious if people like you buy timeshare. 

We’ve rounded up 14 Owners to find out why they decided Hilton Grand Vacations was right for them. Here’s what they shared. 

Hilton Grand Vacations Owner, posing with picturesque Carlsbad Flower Fields, Carlsbad, California.    

"When we discovered Hilton Grand Vacations, one thing that appealed to us is the resorts in the U.S. are so varied. Some resorts are in major cities, and others are in less populated towns that we had never visited before. CarlsbadPark City and Breckenridge come to mind, as well as numerous locations in Florida that we never knew existed."

Sue M., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner since 2015

"We really researched it, and I was in the financial world for 40 years. We found this, at the time when we purchased, to be the most flexible. We use it a lot."

— Kenneth E., Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Premier Owner
Hilton Grand Vacations Owners happily posing, St. Patricks Day Parade, New York, New York.    

"About halfway through the presentation, we looked at one another and instantly knew that vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations was worth it.

We quickly realized that we were already spending a lot of money traveling. And after considering our upfront costs (and discovering the available travel destinations), it became a no-brainer decision. We could pay ahead for future travel."

— Kassi P., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner

"We never intended to purchase a timeshare. We were Hilton Honors™ members and were offered the 3-night/4-day package with Hilton Grand Vacations. We were traveling to Las Vegas and decided to try it out.

During the presentation, we discovered a whole new way to travel. Once we realized that we could travel the world and stay in beautiful properties with full kitchens and space for the family, we were sold."

The Palmbys, Hilton Grand Vacations Owners
Hilton Grand Vacations Owner and family happily posing, Alaska.    

"My journey to Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Premier began in 2007 when I attended a sales presentation a year before I decided to purchase. I was completely naive about timeshare ownership and had many typical preconceptions. 

During that time, I investigated the industry and decided that Hilton Grand Vacations was best for my family and me. We appreciated the system’s flexibility, the opportunity to make a reservation at the time of our choice and the size of the accommodation of our choice."

Jan K., Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Premier Owner 

"Originally, I wanted to go to all the main Hawaiian islands: Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. So I bought Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare because it covered Oahu and the Big Island. One of the other reasons I did this is because I worked pretty hard and wanted to reward myself."

Cliff B., Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Plus and HGV Max Owner
HIlton Grand Vacations Owners posing on Las Vegas Boulevard, New Year's Eve, Nevada.    

"When our sales executive suggested we consider purchasing New Year’s week in Las Vegas, also known as owning an ‘Event Week,’ I had my doubts. I wondered if we would go to Vegas every year for New Year’s Eve. That was about six years ago, and except for pandemic-related interruptions, we’ve gone every year."

Laurie L., Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Premier and HGV Max Owner

"At first, my husband purchased the most conservative annual Points allotment available for my 50th birthday just so we could visit Spain. Besides our first trip to Spain, we’ve visited Hawaii five times. We love Kings’ Land, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, on the Big Island."

— Debbie J., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner

"We wanted to travel and travel together, so why wouldn’t we do it? It made perfect sense. And I love the Hilton brand — as far as the quality you know you can expect and the service you know you can expect."

— Kelly P., Hilton Grand Vacations co-Owner, on purchasing timeshare with a friend
Hilton Grand Vacations Owners happily posing, Hawaii.    

"On a vacation getaway, I was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when I came across this awesome resort, Anderson Ocean Club, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club. I was really impressed by this property and its location on the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand.

The resort had this feeling of luxury and grandness. I immediately thought, ‘How will I ever afford to be able to vacation in a place like this?’ I wanted to change my travel destiny and start checking off this large bucket list of places and things I wanted to experience. 

I called Hilton Grand Vacations directly to inquire how I could get an invitation. I was introduced to an extraordinary sales executive who changed my outlook on travel and led me to where I am today, an Elite Owner and Hilton Grand Vacations Explorer."

— Greg B., Hilton Grand Vacations Elite Owner

"A lot of people don’t understand vacation ownership and wonder why I don’t spend that money on a beach home. Hilton Grand Vacations is like owning my own vacation home, but I can go all over the world."

— Debra L., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner since 2004

"When we purchased timeshare with Hilton Grand Vacations, we had Hawaii in mind. We vacationed in Hawaii often and were spending a fortune on accommodations. Vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations felt like the perfect solution, and as a bonus, we can use our ClubPoints to travel throughout the United States, including Florida."

Casey R., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner
Hilton Grand Vacations Owners, selfie, Park City, Utah.   

"The final question to overcome our reluctance was something like, ‘What would it take for you to join Hilton Grand Vacations and purchase a property with us?’

Unhesitatingly and with confidence that our answer would get us out of there quickly, my wife said, ‘Being able to use our ownership for canal boating in England.’ She knew that was an insurmountable objection to purchase.

Calmly, our sales executive brought up a search window and turned his monitor to us: ‘There are eight narrow boat basins in England where you can use your membership.’ My wife and I shot shocked glances at each other. I almost literally saw the gears turning in her head. We reasoned that buying with HGV was essentially prepaying our next 10 narrow boat trips in the U.K. 

We hadn’t planned to buy with Hilton Grand Vacations, but the benefits of the RCI Exchange® convinced us of its value for our travel dreams and goals"

Derek R., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner

"With Hilton Grand Vacations, it’s comforting to know that I have ‘prepaid’ vacations year after year."

Mary J., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner

Read “Young, Single and Loving Vacation Ownership: A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner Review“ for another Owner’s story.

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