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Ritz St Thomas - Suite?

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Looking into the Ritz Carlton in St Thomas early next year using DC Pts.

They have a "Suite" available for the dates I want. Can I assume this is a 2BR Suite...even though it doesn't say 2BR?

I'm having a hard time finding out what the "Suite" is from an MVCI perspective. Trying to understand the size and if it can accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids. I'm okay with a pull out sofa for the kids. The MVCI website only shows the 2BR and 3BR layout. And the Marriott/Ritz website shows many different "suites". Is it the standard 2BR Suite shown here? https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/caribbean/st-thomas/rooms-suites/two-bedroom-suite

Anyone know?
 
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The Suite has 2BRs and the second bedroom has two beds in it - either full size or Queen size. It has 2 bathrooms and the kitchen itself is a more serviceable kitchenette. The refrigerator and freezer are not full size and it does not have an oven, The lanai’s are huge. I think they are great units, as long as you aren’t trying to cook with an oven, and are okay with the more limited refrigerator.

We love this property and I would stay in a Suite for sure.

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Looking into the Ritz Carlton in St Thomas early next year using DC Pts.

They have a "Suite" available for the dates I want. Can I assume this is a 2BR Suite...even though it doesn't say 2BR?

I'm having a hard time finding out what the "Suite" is from an MVCI perspective. Trying to understand the size and if it can accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids. I'm okay with a pull out sofa for the kids. The MVCI website only shows the 2BR and 3BR layout. And the Marriott/Ritz website shows many different "suites". Is it the standard 2BR Suite shown here? https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/caribbean/st-thomas/rooms-suites/two-bedroom-suite

Anyone know?
They have all 3 floorpans on the MVC website. Others can give you the subtle differences between the 2 as we have not stayed there. When searching with DC points it should say 2 bedroom or 2 bedroom suite so you should know which you're getting when you reserve.
 

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They have all 3 floorpans on the MVC website. Others can give you the subtle differences between the 2 as we have not stayed there. When searching with DC points it should say 2 bedroom or 2 bedroom suite so you should know which you're getting when you reserve.

The confusing point was on how MVCI website showed availability, listing as a "Suite" with no availablility for "2 Bedroom" or "3 Bedroom". The "Suite" had no indication of # of bedrooms, floorplan, or detail on what was included.

I had to go digging. Thanks to GregT and the quick DC Pts chart reference on the VacationPoint Exchange website, I was able to see that a "Suite" does actually provide a 2 bedroom layout...large enough for a family of 4. The "2 Bedroom Suite" just has a different floorplan and a few less amenities when compared to the full "2 Bedroom" villa and "3 Bedroom" villa.

I was on mobile last night, and for some reason it wasn't showing the Suite floorplan. Oddly enough..it does this morning. So....the floorplan is actually listed properly on the MVCI website under the resorts...as Dean indicated. Thanks Dean!
 
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The Suite has 2BRs and the second bedroom has two beds in it - either full size or Queen size. It has 2 bathrooms and the kitchen itself is a more serviceable kitchenette. The refrigerator and freezer are not full size and it does not have an oven, The lanai’s are huge. I think they are great units, as long as you aren’t trying to cook with an oven, and are okay with the more limited refrigerator.

We love this property and I would stay in a Suite for sure.

Best,

Greg

Greg. Thank you! Sounds like the suite would have room for a family of 4. Yay! The Ritz St Thomas suite is about 30% more points vs Frenchman's Cove villa, but likely worth it. Worst case...I can grab Frenchman's Cove for the majority...or even tack on a couple mid week days at the Ritz. Is the Ritz St Thomas well suited for kids (ages 10 and 13)? or is Frenchman's Cove suited?

Others. What's the latest on timeshare fees and/or resort fees in St. Thomas...specifically at the two locations above?
 

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Greg. Thank you! Sounds like the suite would have room for a family of 4. Yay! The Ritz St Thomas suite is about 30% more points vs Frenchman's Cove villa, but likely worth it. Worst case...I can grab Frenchman's Cove for the majority...or even tack on a couple mid week days at the Ritz. Is the Ritz St Thomas well suited for kids (ages 10 and 13)? or is Frenchman's Cove suited?

Others. What's the latest on timeshare fees and/or resort fees in St. Thomas...specifically at the two locations above?
Yes you can definitely vacation (comfortably) with the Suite. There are cool water toys at Ritz STT (hobie cats, standup paddleboards, that kind of stuff) and there is a daily fee, I think $35/day? I love taking the Jack out on the catamaran and somewhere along the way, uncoupling the mainsail and he jumps in the water -- it's a blast for the both of us!

Great Bay is beautiful and if your kids like to snorkel, there is alot to see just off the beach. The pool doesn't have any "tricks" but it has more to offer than MFC's pool. You will enjoy either property!

Best,

Greg
 

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The confusing point was on how MVCI website showed availability, listing as a "Suite" with no availablility for "2 Bedroom" or "3 Bedroom". The "Suite" had no indication of # of bedrooms, floorplan, or detail on what was included.

Yeah, there are several properties where MVCI shows confusing terms. When you try to reserve for Surfers Paradise in Australia, choices say "Hotel Room", "Hotel Suite" and I was always thinking I want a 1BR. One of those IS a 1BR, the name is unclear though.
 

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The confusing point was on how MVCI website showed availability, listing as a "Suite" with no availablility for "2 Bedroom" or "3 Bedroom". The "Suite" had no indication of # of bedrooms, floorplan, or detail on what was included.

I had to go digging. Thanks to GregT and the quick DC Pts chart reference on the VacationPoint Exchange website, I was able to see that a "Suite" does actually provide a 2 bedroom layout...large enough for a family of 4. The "2 Bedroom Suite" just has a different floorplan and a few less amenities when compared to the full "2 Bedroom" villa and "3 Bedroom" villa.

I was on mobile last night, and for some reason it wasn't showing the Suite floorplan. Oddly enough..it does this morning. So....the floorplan is actually listed properly on the MVCI website under the resorts...as Dean indicated. Thanks Dean!
When I searched on MVC to see what it looked like, it came up with 2BR suite, not just suite. Were you on the mobile site?
 
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