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Grand Islander Reviews

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by amy241, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. frank808

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    I have noticed the top 6 floors have floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean from the bedroom. I think these are the penthouse units. If that is the case, like others have said the only difference would be higher floor placement for premiere luxury vs premiere.

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    34th to 38th are listed as Penthouse floors
    27th to 33rd are listed as Luxury Premium
    19th to 26th are listed as Premium.

    So Floor to Ceiling PH units would align with your observation.
     
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    We just came back from a 10d stay in a 1 bedroom at the Grand Islander.
    Personally, i will not stay there again. The staff is awesome and the buildings is clean, but the rooms are smaller than the same rooms at the Grand Waikikian.
    A one Br at the GW has a dining area and a full soaking tub, olus a separate shower. The GI has a combo shower/tub with a half glass wall with a much smaller living room. I heard the 1br were approx 100sq ft smaller than the GW so they could get one extra unit per floor. The 2br i heard are the same size as the GW.
    It was very clean and modern. I prefer the extra space and the modern design does nothing for me. Also the GI is further away from everything than the GW.
    Just my 2c.


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    Lordstan,
    Interesting (not in a good way) that the 1BR at GI has a combo shower/tub.

    The description on HGVC website for the 1BR is very deceiving, if it's really a combo. I guess a key word is missing from the description; 'separate'.:confused:

    1 Bedroom - Mountain View (1BR) Size: 630 sqft Accommodates: 4

    This one-bedroom, one-bathroom mountain view suite with balcony features a master bedroom with king-size bed, 50-inch flat-panel HD TV and spa-like bathroom with a sleek shower, a deep soaking bathtub, private water closet with bidet seat and elegant vanity area. The suite includes a generous living room with dining area, 55-inch flat-panel HD TV, DVD player, and queen-size sleeper sofa, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave and washer/dryer.
     
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    Yep. It is misleading. We had same room, but ocean view. 0The tub is deep but not a jacuzzi and the shower door is only half the length of the shower. To me it made taking a shower much colder. Whichever side that is not getting the water spray is cold. That plus the water goes all over making for a slippery floor.

    Rereading that, i am not sure what they call a dining area. In the GW there is a separate table area along with a countertop island. In the GI, there is only the countertop island.
    The sleeper sofa mattress was very uncomfortable. My daughter slept on the sofa closed instead and said it was much more comfortable.

    Imo, the size and decor seem to not be made for the "larger size", generally speaking, American population.

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    Interesting... Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

    Found a picture of the combo tub on Tripadvisor (link)

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    No wonder you had to hunt and find a photo on trip adviser, because HGVC won't show this in any photo that I can tell. Another example of why I like to go to Trip Advisor for more information.
     
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    Yep. that's the one. The unit we had had the toilet with a door right next to the shower.
    I will say, the bidet was very nice.
     
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    Another picture of the combo tub from TripAdvisor (link)

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    That is exactly what my room looked like. You can see the frosted glass of the wall/door surrounding the toilet in the mirror. There are 2 pocket sliding doors. one, that you can see in the mirror, goes into the bedroom and the other is 90 deg to the right and goes into the common area.
     
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    I believe you guys have stayed the room with two full beds but the room with one king has separate bath tub and shower booth. Just FYI
     
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    Here we go
     
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    I already noticed the room size difference between GI and GW.

    I am still holding out that I might get lucky and grab a cancellation just around the 35 to 31 day mark for the LT. I can wish or hope.
     
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    You are correct. I misspoke before. We had the 1 br with the 2 full beds.


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    I went back to my 2017 pictures. :ponder:
    We had a two bedroom resort view with 2 beds in the 2nd bedroom.

    HGVC Description
    2 Bedroom - Resort View (2BD)
    Size 912-1039 sqft Accommodates 6 guests
    This two-bedroom, two-bathroom resort view suite with balcony features a master bedroom with king-size bed, 50-inch flat-panel HD TV and spa-like bathroom with a sleek shower, a deep soaking bathtub, private water closet with bidet seat and elegant vanity area. The second bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed or two double beds, 50-inch flat-panel HD TV and bathroom. The suite includes a generous living room with dining area, 55-inch flat-panel HD TV, DVD player, and queen-size sleeper sofa, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave and washer/dryer.

    The master bathroom had the separate tub and shower as shown in Junk’s picture but the other bathroom had a shower only (no tub). It was ok for us but it doesn’t mention this in the HGVC description.

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    We were there last week. 1 BR, resort view. The balcony (lanai) overlooked the roof of the Tapa conference rooms, with 3 pipes spewing out steam or something right next to the lanai. Not a pleasant nor desired view or location. The combo bath / shower isn't that warm taking a shower either as the back half of it is open to the bathroom. I prefer the GI to the GW, only because it feels closer to the village. The long hallway at the GW makes that building feel like you aren't a part of the village at all. Now if Hilton would get rid of the very annoying cosmetic "hallway chasers" near that ABC store there, it would be even more appealing.
     
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    Some pics of a 1 bedroom mountain view room.
     
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