Man and woman walking to golf cart at the Kings' Land course.

“Sorry, we won’t have time for one last beach day. We all have to clean the condo to get our security deposit back,” said the vacationer to her kids on their last day of a family getaway.

Vacations. Vacuuming. This alliteration should never occur together in the same sentence, or same paragraph for that matter. The trend of vacation rentals like AirBNB, HomeAway and VRBO is appealing to many travelers, but truly ‘getting away from it all’ does not include spending your last treasured day dusting, mopping, scrubbing, making beds, or even vacuuming.

If your vacation is in a traditional hotel room you won’t have to worry about any cleaning, but you are sacrificing other luxuries such as space and a full kitchen. If you are finding yourself tripping over luggage, cramming too many bodies in a king-sized bed, spending way too much money eating out at restaurants for every meal, and spending even more money on connecting hotel rooms, it might be time to reconsider your vacation efforts.

Staying in a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare offers the best recipe for a vacation: the space you need, a kitchen to cook in, tidying from the housekeeping staff, and the amenities and activities of a resort.

Space

According to Vacationbetter.org, more space can lead to a better vacation. Instead of a traditional hotel room of 350 square feet, imagine spreading out in an HGV timeshare unit of 1200-1300 square feet. You can stay in a one, two, or even three bedroom unit to give your whole family comfort to relax and not feel on top of one another all the time.

One of the popular reasons to consider a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare is the separate living room. Of course you want to spend time with your family, friends, or whomever you are traveling with, but you also need your own space. In a hotel room, you won’t have that space to spread out and relax. In fact, you might even become anxious to get back home during the middle of your vacation because you are feeling so cramped.

The advantages of having separate living space include:

  • A comfortable sitting and dining area with plenty of seats for family and friends
  • Space to play family game night
  • Room to spread out- the kids can play in the living space while the adults enjoy a cocktail on the balcony
Living room from a unit in Kings' Land.
 
Living from a unit at Las Palmeras, A Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
 
Bathroom from a unit at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld.
 
Living room from a unit at The District.
 
Room from a unit at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at The Flamingo.
 
Room with a view at Elara, A Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
 
Living room of a unit at Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village
 

Kitchen

According to VacationBetter.org, a kitchen can greatly improve your vacation experience. Of course it’s nice to go out to restaurants while on vacation, but if you are eating out three meals a day the entire duration of your trip, your wallet is burning, as well as your stomach. Do you need to worry about packing pots and pans, salt and pepper? Not at all! All HGV kitchens come stocked with the supplies you need to cook. Having a complete, luxurious kitchen helps you save money and eat much healthier.

The advantages of having a kitchen include:

  • Cooking meals together as a family and sitting together in the condo’s dining space
  • Eating healthier and avoiding an entire vacation of restaurant food
  • The kitchen comes stocked with everything you will need to cook away from home
  • A place to store leftovers when you do go out to restaurants
  • If you have babies, the dishwasher is ideal for bottle washing, and the large refrigerator can store plenty of milk
  • If you love exploring local markets on vacation, your kitchen can store ingredients and local produce you find

Amenities & Activities  

If you decide to rent a house or condo, you won’t have access to amenities and things to do on property as you would find in a hotel or timeshare. Hilton Grand Vacations properties have access to swimming pools, restaurants, bars, fitness centers, spa treatments, and some properties even have a movie theater and adult-supervised children activities!

Children playing at the recreation center at Parc Soleil

Also at HGV, you aren’t sacrificing amenities such as housekeeping, a concierge, or a front desk staff to help if things come up. If you need additional blankets and pillows during your stay, simply call the front desk, or chat them on the HGV Club App.

Cheers to a Better Way to Vacation

While away on vacation you want your hotel room to feel like home. No, scratch that, you want your hotel to feel BETTER than home. A traditional hotel room may have sufficed in the past, but having the living space, additional square footage, a complete kitchen, and amenities of a timeshare, all help make your vacation the best (and most comfortable) it can be. Vacuuming not included.

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