By Jenni Boucher
Resort vacations are the best way to take advantage of the savings benefits of your Coast to Coast Grand Getaways membership. These vacations are typically 40-70% below retail and cost much less than a week’s stay in a comparable hotel. Below are the most frequently asked questions about resort/condo vacations.
What are Premium Membership Weeks?
Premium weeks can be booked anytime from 24 hours to 12 months in advance and will cost between $399 and $899 for the week depending on when and where you are traveling, and what size unit you’ll need. To ensure you get the room you want at the best price, it’s wise to book three to six months ahead. Requests further in advance than this typically carry a slightly higher cost, and requests without enough notice will have fewer available options.
What are Hot Weeks?
Hot Weeks are last-minute specials on resorts that you can book up to 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. They normally range from $199 to $399 for the week. More information on these weeks can be found at GoGrandGetaways.com under the Web Specials heading or the Resorts heading in the Short Notice Specials. Please keep in mind that these weeks are “hot”, and while we make every effort to keep the specials as updated as possible, it is impossible to know for sure that a particular listing is still available without placing a request and allowing a Vacation Specialist to verify the availability.
What do I need to know about requesting a resort/condo week?
As a general rule, nearly all resorts will only allow check-in on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and rent only a week at a time. For example, if you were to check in on a Saturday at 4 p.m. (standard check-in time), you would check-out on the following Saturday at 10 a.m. (standard check-out time). Check-in days vary by location and property, so having flexibility within one or two days of your desired check-in date allows your Vacation Specialist to find you a greater range of options.
Some resorts will allow a mid-week check-in to better accommodate your travel plans. However, these resorts are few and far between, and changing the check-in day often leads to higher prices. If you are only looking for a partial week’s stay, you can reserve and pay for the unit for the entire week and contact the resort prior to check-in to inform them of your specific arrival and departure dates.
What is the best way to request a resort/condo week?
Requests can be placed online at GoGrandGetaways.com or the contact form on our blog or by calling the Member Services Department at 888-269-0182. Speaking with a Vacation Specialist will help you determine the best options available to you for your trip.
How do I use my resort week certificate? What does it cover? How much does it cost?
You can submit your request by mail or by calling the Member Services Department at 888-269-0182 at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel dates. The certificate itself covers resort accommodations in a studio unit for two adults and up to two children under the age of 18. Upgrades to a one-, two- or three-bedroom unit may be available for a fee and are based on availability. The redeemer of the certificate is responsible for a $125 per person (double occupancy required) reservation fee payable at the time of booking, as well as any applicable resort taxes.
I confirmed a resort/condo booking – what’s next?
In many instances we are able to issue your confirmation paperwork the same day that the booking is completed; however, some of our suppliers can take up to a week to send your confirmation. Your Vacation Specialist will let you know when to expect your confirmation paperwork. You will need to contact the property 24-48 hours prior to check-in to re-confirm your reservation and to notify the property of any special requests you have at that time.
If you have any questions about resort/condo vacations or any other type of travel, please feel free to contact Member Services at 888-269-0182 and one of our knowledgeable Vacation Specialists will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.