I was reading the reviews for the Key Largo Resorts | Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort and I see it has 2 bedroom units with full kitchens like the time shares. It is different than the other Marriott hotels with the kitchenettes and stuff. This appears to be like the timeshares nearly, though not listed in the timeshare list at VacationClub.com. Does anyone know of other properties like this? We could use a nice list of them
We got some info for you, debbiebrown! Both Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites brands offer multiple rooms and full kitchens. Here are the links for more info:
Hope this is helpful!
Yes, and at the Residence Inn locations, you not only get spacious suites with full-size equipment in the kitchen (i.e. full size fridge/freezer NOT a mini-bar size, dishwasher), you also get 'FREE' breakfast 7 days a week - wonderful selection of foods on a hot and cold buffet. A typical breakfast offering consists of:
and they also do a 'Social' which is a light evening meal - this is normally offered during the week and on varied days depending on the location. Again, this is a free service - targeted to helping you have a more relaxed stay so that if you have had a busy day at work or sightseeing, you can come 'home' to a freshly prepared evening meal :-)
I hope this little summary helps you in your search for comfortable, spacious hotels that have suites (rooms with kitchens)
There are a few Marriott resorts that were former timeshares(although not MVC timeshares), including the Key West Marriott Resort. These were two bedroom condos with a 1 BR lockoff that becomes a typical hotel room (without kitchen). The standard rooms in these properties usually are small and don't have a view, so it is well worth paying for an upgrade to get the full kitchen and large master BR. MR award rooms only include the Std. studio and you can't use points to upgrade. I received a platinum upgrade from the studio to the 1BR a few years ago at the Key West property, but I have heard that these upgrades are now few and far between. The only other Marriott FS property I have stayed that has kitchens is at the Towson University Marriott Conference Center. The Marriott Key West resort villas are very similar in quality and size to Marriott Vacation Club villas.
I just found another property with multiple bedrooms and this one with a kitchenette. It was mentioned in my Marriott Vacation Club Insider Newsletter.
And you can use Vacation Club Points. This may be for Premier Plus members only....not sure