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Timeshare Pet Peeves---I have a new one!

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We are timesharing this week in North Conway, NH. We have exchanged all over New England, but this is the first time I've encountered this: NOT ENOUGH PARKING. I'm sure those of you who vacation in bigger/more populated spots must deal with this all the time. But this is the first time I've actually let parking dictate my day. For instance, I'd like to see the fireworks tonight at Cranmore. But I think we are going to walk downtown to view them, because I don't want to move the Yukon from the spot I've snagged. (We pack out tomorrow, and I'm actually somewhat near our condo.) We have done way more things downtown, and I've timed our outings so that I'm back before the masses get "home." Why oh why would there not be the same number of spots as rooms?

I've loved our condo, but I don't know that I'll be in a hurry to come back here, solely because of the parking. BLECH. If I drove a Prius, it might not matter. But the Yukon needs that certain special spot to stand a chance of getting out safely!

There. Rant over. I feel better! :)
 

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We are timesharing this week in North Conway, NH. We have exchanged all over New England, but this is the first time I've encountered this: NOT ENOUGH PARKING. I'm sure those of you who vacation in bigger/more populated spots must deal with this all the time. But this is the first time I've actually let parking dictate my day. For instance, I'd like to see the fireworks tonight at Cranmore. But I think we are going to walk downtown to view them, because I don't want to move the Yukon from the spot I've snagged. (We pack out tomorrow, and I'm actually somewhat near our condo.) We have done way more things downtown, and I've timed our outings so that I'm back before the masses get "home." Why oh why would there not be the same number of spots as rooms?

I've loved our condo, but I don't know that I'll be in a hurry to come back here, solely because of the parking. BLECH. If I drove a Prius, it might not matter. But the Yukon needs that certain special spot to stand a chance of getting out safely!

There. Rant over. I feel better! :)
The parking problem is common at many timeshares. If the occupants drive different cars to the timeshares and management doesn’t enforce parking rules the problem occurs.
 

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we have one timeshare that we go to and there is limited parking. The resort has addressed this by assigning parking spots to the condos, near each condo. Then there is a small overflow lot for extra vehicles etc. This way each condo has at least one spot guaranteed to get in and out of the condo conveniently. It is a small resort so fairly easy to manage so it does work well
 

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The parking problem is common at many timeshares. If the occupants drive different cars to the timeshares and management doesn’t enforce parking rules the problem occurs.
We have a timeshare that has no parking. You have to find street parking.

It may be our favorite timeshare because it's in La Jolla(San Diego area). We have beautiful sunset views and can walk to numerous nice restaurants.

Sometimes you have to put up with the bad to enjoy the good. When I'm there for fourth of July week I almost never move my vehicle.
 

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We have a timeshare that has no parking. You have to find street parking.

It may be our favorite timeshare because it's in La Jolla(San Diego area). We have beautiful sunset views and can walk to numerous nice restaurants.

Sometimes you have to put up with the bad to enjoy the good. When I'm there for fourth of July week I almost never move my vehicle.
I've stayed there! Loved it.
 

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It's a common issue. I've encountered it in Orlando, Park City, WM Yosemite, others. Having a smaller car does help, as does a handicap placard- if you qualify.
 

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At the HGVC in South Beach, you must either valet or use a public garage a few blocks away.
It could be worse, like NYC, where you pay thru the nose.
 

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At the HGVC in South Beach, you must either valet or use a public garage a few blocks away.
It could be worse, like NYC, where you pay thru the nose.
Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas is the same way. Since we always used the valet I'm not sure if there was an alternative.
 

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It's a common issue. I've encountered it in Orlando, Park City, WM Yosemite, others. Having a smaller car does help, as does a handicap placard- if you qualify.
Park City was the first resort that came to my mind from our previous stays. If the resort is even half full, the parking underground would be exhausted. I dont know where overflow parking is but in Feb i would not want to find out.
 

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Would you feel better if you had to pay $30-$45/day to park? There are some timeshares who have no resort parking at all or you have to park in the private parking garage. One of the Wyndhams in New Orleans is like that and several of the Hawaii resorts charge for parking by the day.
 

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Would you feel better if you had to pay $30-$45/day to park? There are some timeshares who have no resort parking at all or you have to park in the private parking garage. One of the Wyndhams in New Orleans is like that and several of the Hawaii resorts charge for parking by the day.
Nope. I just won't choose to go to places like that. And I likely won't choose to come back here. To each his own! I can deal with loads of other things....but this just isn't one of them. :)
 

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Nope. I just won't choose to go to places like that. And I likely won't choose to come back here. To each his own! I can deal with loads of other things....but this just isn't one of them. :)

So, the fireworks were 1/2 hour ago......shall I assume you blew them off so your school bus kept its parking spot? ha ha ha. Just kidding you, we typically take the crew cab pick up with extra long bed to NH, I feel your pain, especially when the snow piles take up 1/2 the parking lots!
 

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We stayed at a Wyndham in San Diego (Balboa Park) a few years ago. They had a small parking lot, the charge was $20/day. If there were no spaces, even if you had paid you were kind of on your own.
 

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So, the fireworks were 1/2 hour ago......shall I assume you blew them off so your school bus kept its parking spot? ha ha ha. Just kidding you, we typically take the crew cab pick up with extra long bed to NH, I feel your pain, especially when the snow piles take up 1/2 the parking lots!
Nah...I walked down to a table in front of Olympia Sports and saw them just fine. :) Not. moving. the. car. You have no idea. It's the overlap weekend between Maine/Mass school break and NH's. It is CRAZY here. Like really and truly NUTSO...worse than summertime. I thought the whole world was in Florida this week. I guess not!
 

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Would you feel better if you had to pay $30-$45/day to park? There are some timeshares who have no resort parking at all or you have to park in the private parking garage. One of the Wyndhams in New Orleans is like that and several of the Hawaii resorts charge for parking by the day.

I agree with Missy's point on this as I won't stay at places that require exhorbitant parking fees either. But at least with Wyndham properties, or at least the ones I have checked out, parking fees (if any) have been disclosed prior to reservation. As long as that info is disclosed and accurate, we (the consumer) can make an informed choice.
 

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I get we all have choices. Frankly . . . I won't stay at places with crazy parking policies unless I'm not planning to have a car. In New Orleans, we rarely want/need a car, and when we do we will rent for the day from Enterprise. It's very convenient too, since they will shuttle you to/from their rental location in town.

I'm also happy we own in Waikiki where as owners, and even our renters or folks who exchange into the resort, get a free assigned parking space. That is a rarity on Oahu and makes Lifetime in Hawaii a great place to own or exchange into.
 
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