Timeshare Resort Vs Hotel - Difference Between Resorts & Hotels
Timeshare resort vs a hotel differences. What is the difference between a timeshare resort and a hotel or a motel and which is better?
In short, a timeshare resort is a home away from home vs a hotel which does not feel like home at all, and offers many of the same benefits of owning your own luxurious vacation home. A timeshare resort also includes many of the same amenities of home ownership vs a hotel or motel which have far fewer and less luxurious amenities.
Owning a timeshare at a resort means taking advantage of the benefits of ownership and being treated with the same respect an owner would vs a hotel or motel that has none of those benefits and offer less luxurious accommodations and fewer amenities.
Why Should I Choose One Versus The Other?
Why would you choose a timeshare vs hotel or motel? What differences make it worth staying at a resort? Most of us can say that we have stayed in a regular hotel or motel room at least once in our lives.
A hotel or motel is typically a room coming in at about 350 square feet, with two queen beds, a bathroom, a TV and a nightstand. If you are lucky your hotel or motel may have a little more square footage, a desk, a couch and a small refrigerator.
With timeshare ownership, at a vacation resort the differences is, you get much more than you would versus a hotel or motel. From 24/7 front desk service, concierge, WiFi, a pool and hot tub, or multiple pools and hot tubs, a gym, business center, playground and/or game room, spa, laundry room or at least on property laundry room, covered parking, restaurants, alcohol service, live entertainment, on and off site recreational activities, upgraded bedding and linens and the list of timeshare or vacation ownership perks goes on.
As you can see, the amenities and extra services alone at a timeshare resort vs hotel or motel make purchasing a one much more appealing vs staying in small, cramped hotels or motels room lacking in amenities and comfort.
This is especially true if you and your family are looking to enjoy a nice vacation, but still want many of the same experiences you would have in the comfort of your own home. A timeshare resort is perfect for this kind of experience vs a hotel or motel which really doesn't feel like home at all.
You Get Amenities Of Both A Resort, And Home Ownership
You have to book a motel or hotel vs at a timeshare resort where you have a dedicated vacation spot at your favorite resort and location without the hassle of booking beforehand like you would in a hotel or motel.
Timeshare resort suites have many of the same amenities any other owned properties would have versus a hotel or motel which are not fully furnished and have few amenities. From fully furnished kitchens to bedrooms and washer and dryers so vacation resort properties are really a home away from home.
Most often timeshare resorts include many of the same amenities as home ownership such as extravagant pools, gyms, eateries, game rooms, activities for kids, or even spa’s vs a hotel or motel which usually do not have most or any of these luxuries.
The best part of owning at a timeshare resort vs hotel or motel stays is after you are done enjoying the benefits of your timeshare, most allow you then get to pass it on to your children. That is something you simply cannot do with a hotel or motel.
Then, on the years you don't use your timeshare, you can use a property management company to help you with getting something back on your investment rather than it going to waste by renting it out to other people which can help cover your resorts maintenance fees.
Thus in our opinion with all of these benefits a timeshare resort has vs a hotel or motel the pros of owning one outweigh any cons, but the key is buying it right, and how one uses it.
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