Is This Hyatt Timeshare Offer Too Good To Be True?

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As a Hyatt Gold Passport member, I receive a bunch of emails from Hyatt, with one of the most recent ones being an advertisement for their Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, A Hyatt Residence Club, which is an awesome deal as it’s basically a free stay here, when you calculate in the bonus Gold Passport points.

You do have to attend a 90 minute presentation, but I still think this is a phenomenal deal.

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Offer Details:

Get away to stunning San Antonio and immerse yourself in 39 acres of lush landscaping and nature trails while enjoying luxe amenities like indoor/outdoor pools, waterslides, spas and adjacent to the Hill Country Golf Club. Experience Texas hospitality and so much more at Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch in San Antonio

Your Carmel escape includes:
• 3 days and 2 nights at our modern ranch-style resort
• Luxurious 1-bedroom, 1-bath suite with private patio
• Fully-equipped kitchen
• Indoor/outdoor pool and 800-foot Rattlesnake River Pool
• Plus, 10,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points

This exclusive offer is only available when you join us for a private tour to learn about the benefits of joining Hyatt Residence Club.

Travel by December 31, 2016 to secure this exclusive Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch offer from $125 + tax for 2 nights, a savings of more than $350.

Bottom Line

Do you think this is worth it to attend a timeshare presentation to get a better deal on a trip? I have no interest in purchasing a timeshare, but I wouldn’t mind taking advantage of this deal. The resort looks nice, and it would be for a 1 bedroom suite, plus I would earn 10,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points.

Have you ever attended a timeshare presentation with Hyatt? What were your thoughts on it?


Terms and Conditions of the Offer:

ELIGIBILITY/HOW TO REGISTER: To participate in this offer and receive 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, guest must book by August 5, 2016 for a 3 day, 2 night stay in a 1 bedroom, 1 bath suite at Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch during the Promotional Period and meet the following qualifications:
• Attend a 90-minute sales presentation (not exceed 120 minutes) at the Hyatt Residence Club sales center during their stay.
• Have an annual household income of at least $75,000 and be at least 25 years of age and cannot have attended a sales presentation at any Hyatt Residence Club resort in the past 12 months.
• If you are (i) married, (ii) cohabitating, (iii) engaged or (iv) single and bringing a companion, we require that both parties travel together as part of the package and attend the private tour.

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  1. I got this offer today from Hyatt:

    Exclusive Offer: 5 nights from $799 at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

    The hotel however gets mediocre reviews on TripAdvisor and appears to be under construction.

  2. Ditto as Jonathan w/ the HR Maui offer

    I wonder if they actually do an income verification and check whether or not you own a home.

  3. @J – Possibly! I meet all the requirements except the part that requires you own a home and I’ve never received one of these offers.

  4. I got an offer for 3 nights for Hyatt Windward Pointe in Key West for $425 + 10K points. When I clicked to “reserve” it said the cheapest it would be was $425 depending on the dates I chose. I did not go forward because I really have no interest in this property and 10K not worth to me.

  5. I’m from Austin, TX and also took advantage of this offer by driving down to San Antonio for the weekend. I met the income requirement but don’t own a home and wasn’t asked for verification on either. The resort isn’t all that great IMO, however the timeshare presentation was painless and definitely worth the points! If it’s convenient for you to get to I’d go for it!

  6. Seems okay, but not necessarily a stellar deal. You’re paying slightly under fair value for the points, so you’re essentially getting two nights free for listening to the presentation.

    if you wanted to go there anyway, sure why not? other than that, it seems pretty average to me.

  7. I think it comes down to how much you value your time and your ability to say no if you really don’t want the deal. 90 minutes presentations can turn into three hours (I’m looking at you Hilton Vacation Club).

    I just returned from Hyatt Regency Maui and found the property nice and the construction is pretty contained and causes no interruption. It’s not as nice as the Grand Hyatt Kauai we also stayed at, but having also stayed at the Sheraton Maui on the same trip I’d choose the Hyatt Regency any day.

    When I was there, the Hyatt Residence Club was offering a ton of offers to listen to the presentation from luau tickets to sunset cruises. If you value being in a 1- or 2-bedroom condo instead of a hotel room, this offer isn’t horrible if you’re up for the 2-3 hour tour. We didn’t go. Just didn’t make time for it.

  8. Hyatt timeshare presentations tend to be pretty easy-going events. I wouldn’t buy one from the developer, but if I could score a 2200 Diamond unit at Pinion Pointe for under $7k I’d take it. The system is flexible and they don’t remove benefits from resale buyers like many do. I personally own in the Hilton system and get great value out of my ownership purchased on eBay. It’s nice to have multiple bedrooms and a kitchen when skiing or going to Orlando with the kid. As far as free stuff to attend a presentation, I’ve received 80k Hilton points at the West 57th property back when Hilton points were worth something (50k was the highest category then) and 20k SPG points at the Westin in Beaver Creek among others. If I were already there I’d do a presentation for 10k Hyatt points. But I don’t know that I’d pay for such a short stay with the 10k bonus as the reason for my visit.

  9. I went to this offer and was AMAZED at the architectural landscaping and design. The rooms are huge and flawless, but the sales reps do a terrible job of selling it. They talk over you, don’t hear your questions, and don’t even show you all the beautiful things the place offers: they just took us on a quick circle in the golf cart and really didn’t let us get out and see ANYTHING. At the time we hadn’t seen anything since we just got there. We had no idea what they had since everything is hidden in the trees and postcard-beautiful walkways. IF we had seen the pools, huge lazy river, landscaping, etc., we would have for sure signed up. Also, there were loads of sales reps keeping us waiting all the time, while they texted and told jokes to each other endlessly. They had no drive, no consideration (we felt like we were interrupting their fun time with co-workers),they give you no info except which packages to buy, and that if you don’t buy they’ll just sell it for more to someone else. Every time we walked by the nest 2 days they were outside smoking and texting all day. Commission sales should be more hungry; especially for such an amazing property. And they shouldn’t seem so annoyed when you ask questions- questions means your interested! They are not aggressive, but do not try to cater to your specific needs and interests and questions- they don’t have time when they are missing all the jokes and texting getting back to their co-workers. I guess this doesn’t affect us who tour- but I feel sorry for the owners who pay them. And we wind up leaving without buying something we could have seen the value in. Yes we all come to enjoy the discounted promotion (that’s our skin in the game), but we are not deadbeats and need to be given proper care and concern.Don’t run us through to “appear” to sell us, and hope we just say yes real quick, take a real interest in us and you’ll be rewarded. IF you SHOW and not tell people the fairy-tale landscaping (trails), the well-thought out lazy rivers and cabanas, the many natural sitting areas, the many entertainment areas (indoor and out), the HUGE Jacuzzi tubs, the outdoor private terraces, the barbeque pits, and everything else the developers so carefully thought of, who would say no to a fair deal?

    The front desk people are 100% amazing and efficient though. And the place is kept spotless clean and fully stocked with everything you can think of.

    The only other complaint was that the waterslides were not sanded together right, and it will scar and burn your back. You will only see people go down once, and then see the red marks on their backs. Very high-quality slides, but fix the painful sections.

    At least do the promotion, and you’ll have to sell yourself if you want it- since they are not going to put out any effort for the sale.

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