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Answered Booking Marriott Vacation Club property for one-off stay through Marriott

twiningb

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I'm planning a trip for my family hopefully to take around April 2021, if borders are open by then, to Europe. I already have long-haul flights in business class locked-in with miles (Qantas/JAL using AAdvantage, and Singapore using KrisFlyer).

While searching for properties for a few nights near Disneyland Paris for a family of two adults and two kids, with ideally the kids in a separate but connected room, I found the Marriott Village d'Ile-de-France, which is a Marriott Vacation Club property. But as accommodation it seems ideal: standalone villa, separate bedrooms as well as kitchen and living areas, close to but separate from the Disney parks.

Link is here: Marriott's Village d'ile-de-France

I'm Bonvoy Gold, but am aware they don't honour room upgrades etc at Vacation Club properties. Can one comfortably just book and stay like it's a hotel, without sitting through timeshare sales pitches? I just want to stay somewhere, but there's no way it will ever be feasible for us to own timeshare property half a world away.
 
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I have never stayed at a Marriott vacation property. I understand the add on pricing can really add up so just be aware of the extras that they tend not to mention in the room rate.
 

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I stayed a couple of nights with family in 2017 on redemption at Grand Chateau in Las Vegas. No timeshare pitch (and no casino)
 
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There is another thread here somewhere on Marriott vacation sales pitches. I think if you absolutely know you cannot afford to buy In then you are 100% immune.

I'm planning a trip for my family hopefully to take around April 2021, if borders are open by then, to Europe. I already have long-haul flights in business class locked-in with miles (Qantas/JAL using AAdvantage, and Singapore using KrisFlyer).

While searching for properties for a few nights near Disneyland Paris for a family of two adults and two kids, with ideally the kids in a separate but connected room, I found the Marriott Village d'Ile-de-France, which is a Marriott Vacation Club property. But as accommodation it seems ideal: standalone villa, separate bedrooms as well as kitchen and living areas, close to but separate from the Disney parks.

Link is here: Marriott's Village d'ile-de-France

I'm Bonvoy Gold, but am aware they don't honour room upgrades etc at Vacation Club properties. Can one comfortably just book and stay like it's a hotel, without sitting through timeshare sales pitches? I just want to stay somewhere, but there's no way it will ever be feasible for us to own timeshare property half a world away.
I have never stayed at a Marriott vacation property. I understand the add on pricing can really add up so just be aware of the extras that they tend not to mention in the room rate.
 

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Basically booking through the website it is just like staying at hotel.Have stayed at a couple of Sheraton vacation villages in the past-no upsell and no presentation.
Staying at Hilton Grand vacations usually get invited to a presentation.
 

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Stayed at Vacation Club Surfers Paradise a few times, as that section of the hotel is a bit nicer, there were a few extras and on those occasions it was less points than the hotel side. They left a few messages to come down and collect my gift... ah no thanks. Also a couple of calls to my mobile asking how my stay was and would I like to see a presentation... ah no thanks. So fairly easy peasy, but I'm pretty good at politely shutting down sales pitches.
 
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