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Will buying a Marriott EOY give me access to II Getaways?

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I’m considering buying an EOY Resale Marriott timeshare to keep the maintenance fees more affordable. Just window shopping for now but say if my year starts in 2022 or 2023, can I join Interval once the sale goes through and have access to the getaways? I just wasn’t sure if i would be more restricted since I’d only be a 1/2 owner. Thanks for any advice since this is all new to me.
 

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If all you are after is getaways, there are weeks that you can get with cheaper maintenance fees than a Marriott week. You could even consider a Vistana week that would have II affiliation and the MFs are a couple hundred less than most Marriotts.
 

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If all you are after is getaways, there are weeks that you can get with cheaper maintenance fees than a Marriott week. You could even consider a Vistana week that would have II affiliation and the MFs are a couple hundred less than most Marriotts.
Very true! Thanks for the tip. I’ve only ever stayed at a relative’s Marriott timeshare so it’s what I’m used to but you’re so right about the fees. I will definitely consider Vistana:)
 

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The other thing to consider is the underlying usefulness of the week you buy. If you like Marriott resorts and want to stay EOY at whatever resort you buy and use II to supplement your travel with getaways, the Marriott purchase can make a lot of sense.

If you’d be equally happy with a non Marriott resort, then there’s no advantage to buying a Marriott unit EOY. Just buy whatever you like that trades in II. You’ll have access to getaways with that strategy.

If you’re not ever looking to use the unit you purchase- ie you’re expecting to trade your EOY unit in II and supplement with getaways- then but a good cheap trader.

I own two EOY Marriott units and one EOY Hyatt unit. There’s no downside to an EOY Marriott. Unlike Hyatt where you pay full club dues every year ($200ish) even though you only have usage EOY.
 

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The other thing to consider is the underlying usefulness of the week you buy. If you like Marriott resorts and want to stay EOY at whatever resort you buy and use II to supplement your travel with getaways, the Marriott purchase can make a lot of sense.

If you’d be equally happy with a non Marriott resort, then there’s no advantage to buying a Marriott unit EOY. Just buy whatever you like that trades in II. You’ll have access to getaways with that strategy.

If you’re not ever looking to use the unit you purchase- ie you’re expecting to trade your EOY unit in II and supplement with getaways- then but a good cheap trader.

I own two EOY Marriott units and one EOY Hyatt unit. There’s no downside to an EOY Marriott. Unlike Hyatt where you pay full club dues every year ($200ish) even though you only have usage EOY.
Thank you! I never even considered club dues.
 
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