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Staying a Fox River Resort - Mini Review

Mongoose

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Colorado
Resorts Owned
Hyatt Pinon Pointe, Marriott Harbour Lake, Holiday Inn Club Vacations - South Beach, Worldmark
This is my first Stay and Fox River. Have been an HICV owner for 10 years. I have typically stayed at their Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Myrtle Beach or Gatlinburg locations. Those have all exceeded my expectations. This is a disappointment. They are not terrible rooms by any means, but they are not up to they typical HICV standards. My room is a two bedroom "presidential' which simply means its larger and has a washer and dryer in unit. I consider this a normal amenity and certainly not "Presidential". This feels like more of a lower mid-scale location. There is some signs of poor maintenance, for example in the shower the grout and caulk is nasty. The FF&E is pretty basic. However it is clean. This location advertises a water park however its only available Fri-Sun and owners have to pay $18 for the day. The restaurant is more like a cheap counter service place with fried food. The lobby was clean but spartan. My assumption is that this is all based on the fact that its a Silverleaf acquired location. I don't want to be a snob, but I expect and have gotten used to higher quality accommodations and amenities for what we pay for MFs. Absolutely zero sales pressure, in fact I didn't even get an inquiry. The resort appeared to be sold out on line, but it seems very dead here. The units do appear to be well protected/safe with all the life safety features you would expect and newer RFID locks. Kitchen is fully equipped. On a scale from 1-10, I would rate this a 6. I will probably not return to this location based on this stay.
 

jupe

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Good to know because I have relatives near here, and have been considering a stay.
 

Mongoose

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Hyatt Pinon Pointe, Marriott Harbour Lake, Holiday Inn Club Vacations - South Beach, Worldmark
Good to know because I have relatives near here, and have been considering a stay.
They hit me up for 195,000 points for 1 2 bedroom presidential. I would definitely NOT do that again.
 

Andrearr

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Illinois
Resorts Owned
Vistana Villages (Bella) Vistana
This is my first Stay and Fox River. Have been an HICV owner for 10 years. I have typically stayed at their Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Myrtle Beach or Gatlinburg locations. Those have all exceeded my expectations. This is a disappointment. They are not terrible rooms by any means, but they are not up to they typical HICV standards. My room is a two bedroom "presidential' which simply means its larger and has a washer and dryer in unit. I consider this a normal amenity and certainly not "Presidential". This feels like more of a lower mid-scale location. There is some signs of poor maintenance, for example in the shower the grout and caulk is nasty. The FF&E is pretty basic. However it is clean. This location advertises a water park however its only available Fri-Sun and owners have to pay $18 for the day. The restaurant is more like a cheap counter service place with fried food. The lobby was clean but spartan. My assumption is that this is all based on the fact that its a Silverleaf acquired location. I don't want to be a snob, but I expect and have gotten used to higher quality accommodations and amenities for what we pay for MFs. Absolutely zero sales pressure, in fact I didn't even get an inquiry. The resort appeared to be sold out on line, but it seems very dead here. The units do appear to be well protected/safe with all the life safety features you would expect and newer RFID locks. Kitchen is fully equipped. On a scale from 1-10, I would rate this a 6. I will probably not return to this location based on this stay.
I live in southern Illinois and right about that place this to know it seems to match my assumptions.
 

scootr5

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Marriott Grande Vista, Wyndham points, Wyndham Avenue Plaza - Mardi Gras week
I live about 50 minutes away. It’s really in the middle of nowhere, unless you’re going to Starved Rock state park.
 
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