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Hilton Chicago question

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Hello all. we are thinking of buying a resale contract in a Las Vegas location to acquire cost-effective points and utilize them in the Hilton grand vacation club Chicago to periodically visit family in the area. Is this a location which is relatively easy to book for a week or more, or is this a location which requires a year or so advanced booking? Are there drawbacks to this plan? Thanks in advance for any input on this idea and or the resort (as there is only one review posted in the Tug resort review area)
 

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That is how we do it. Chicago isn't hard to book but there are certain times when you need to plan ahead. If you book early, you can get into most places easily.
 

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Hello all. we are thinking of buying a resale contract in a Las Vegas location to acquire cost-effective points and utilize them in the Hilton grand vacation club Chicago to periodically visit family in the area. Is this a location which is relatively easy to book for a week or more, or is this a location which requires a year or so advanced booking? Are there drawbacks to this plan? Thanks in advance for any input on this idea and or the resort (as there is only one review posted in the Tug resort review area)

As @HuskerATL says above, certain times are harder. Christmas and Thanksgiving along with the summer months might be more challenging, but most times you don’t have to book at 276 days.

FYI - If you’ve never been to that resort, it’s not a traditional timeshare. It does not have a full kitchen or even plates and silverware. There’s only wine glasses and a wine opener provided. It’s in a great spot close the Mag Mile with a Whole Foods a block away. If you like coffee, I suggest Coffee Dallop. Is right on Ohio St half a block away.
 

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^^^
Great feedback. We really enjoyed our stay and want to go back. It's in a good location and reasonably easy to get downtown anywhere. We just Uber from airport and no rental or anything (avoid rental downtown if you can, as parking sucks and parking fees suck more)

The HGVC is a fancier Doubletree unit. We liked the layout and it was perfect, though we had to get 2 rooms for our family of 4. Don't forget to get warm Doubletree choc chip cookies, these are great. The on site restaurant wasn't particularly good, IMO, but you are central to some really great places.

BTW - the pub across the street, Timothy O'Toole's had amazing Fish and Chips and other selections.
 

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^^^
Great feedback. We really enjoyed our stay and want to go back. It's in a good location and reasonably easy to get downtown anywhere. We just Uber from airport and no rental or anything (avoid rental downtown if you can, as parking sucks and parking fees suck more)

The HGVC is a fancier Doubletree unit. We liked the layout and it was perfect, though we had to get 2 rooms for our family of 4. Don't forget to get warm Doubletree choc chip cookies, these are great. The on site restaurant wasn't particularly good, IMO, but you are central to some really great places.

BTW - the pub across the street, Timothy O'Toole's had amazing Fish and Chips and other selections.

We enjoy Timothy O’Toole’s. Their spicy tater tots with the spicy chicken sandwich was really good. If you are into nostalgia, make sure to hit the Billy Goat Tavern. It’s on the Mag Mile under Michigan Ave. if you are familiar with SNL, the Cheezborger skit with John Belushi was inspired it. The Burgers are very good.

 

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Christmas week is available right now, this should give you an idea of points required. Weekends are 2x point values, so a Fri to Mon stay would be about the same as the 5 weekdays.

Parking is $62 a night, ouch!

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Chicago in December....hum...? :)
 

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Chicago in December....hum...? :)
Eh, it’s not that bad. End of January to early February? Not good. The snows don’t usually hit in earnest there until after the New Year. Then again, I’m from Michigan and lived 5 years in the UP so I might have a different perspective than most.
 

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Eh, it’s not that bad. End of January to early February? Not good. The snows don’t usually hit in earnest there until after the New Year. Then again, I’m from Michigan and lived 5 years in the UP so I might have a different perspective than most.
I am from NE so grew up with it but now live in ATL.... And don't miss it...:)
 

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I am from NE so grew up with it but now live in ATL.... And don't miss it...:)

I couldn’t handle living in the south all summer long. A couple of weeks here and there? Absolutely, but the heat and humidity for months on end would be the end of me. I guess I’m more Stark than Lannister in that regard.
 

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I couldn’t handle living in the south all summer long. A couple of weeks here and there? Absolutely, but the heat and humidity for months on end would be the end of me. I guess I’m more Stark than Lannister in that regard.
Really it is only a couple months and then nice the rest of the year. Outdoor tennis year round
 
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