Hello All! Our dogs are a part of our family. We bought the Vacation Club after being told we could bring our dogs, but now I am finding that the resorts do not allow dogs unless they are service dogs... in fact, there is a $500 fine if you have a non-service dog in your room. We were told recently while at the Newport Villas that dogs can be on the property but not in the rooms.
Does anyone know of a California Marriott Vacation Club resort that allows dogs? If there are none, would anyone be interested in joining me in asking them to add a new policy for dogs? It would be nice if there were just a block of rooms or a building (i.e.: At Newport Villas building 4600) that was dog friendly.
What do you all think?
When I checked the Marriott.com site (Explore & Plan box - Hotel Directory) it stated it had 3,291 US properties. Over to the side under Amenities was Pet Friendly and there were (to my surprise) 1,114 properties http://www.marriott.com/hotel-search/pet-friendly.hotels/
However, when I checked the specific brand of Marriott Vacation Club, there were 60 overall properties, 48 US and they did not even have Pet Friendly listed as an amenity (so it doesn't look too encouraging). And remember, in spite of the name, the Vacation Club is no longer owned or operated by Marriott (they spun it off, kept stock, and provide reservation support), so the leverage for change may be reduced (and it was probably already low even with Marriott), but I wish you well in your efforts.
Here's a link from a good timeshare forum http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187486 that discusses the topic, (post #10 might be of interest to you). Good luck in your search. Cute pooch, but which one isn't?