Top Spots for Cheap Luxury Hotels
Why: There are plentiful property options and—given South Carolina’s moderate climate—a lot of good seasons for either using or trading a timeshare.
What We Found: Marriott’s Grande Ocean Resort for $171 a night based on a week, or as little as $4,500 for a resale. Another family-friendly temptation: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, where a one-bedroom resale was $1,700 on RedWeek.com.
Reality Check: We found regular rooms at the Grande Ocean Resort for about $300 a night. A new Marriott Vacation Club timeshare runs from $7,800 to $85,000, according to its Web site (800-845-5279; marriott.com or marriott-timeshare.com). A Disney timeshare averages about $17,000 for ownership, according to its Web site (866-240-3817; dvc.disney.go.com).
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