Urban timeshares – New York City - Winning the Timeshare Game

Urban timeshares – New York City

When people think of timeshares, they tend to think about resort destinations like Orlando, Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, or Las Vegas. These places all have plenty of timeshares, for good reason. What’s less well known is that you can find timeshares in major cities, too – even the big apple, New York City.

You can stay in a timeshare in Manhattan, but like most things here, it isn’t cheap. On the other hand, there’s no place like New York, and it makes for an unforgettable and exciting trip. Just don’t be expecting an “affordable family vacation”! Here are a few options in the city.

The rooftop terrace at West 57th Street The outdoor terrace at West 57th Street features quite a view

West 57th Street by Hilton Club

This 28-story resort was New York City’s first ground-up timeshare property. In the heart of midtown Manhattan, it’s close to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Fifth Avenue shopping. There are studio, 1-bedroom and penthouse units. Special features include an owner’s lounge and a spacious outdoor terrace.

Staying here – You can use your Hilton Vacation Club points to stay here, with rates for a week ranging from 3,750 points for a Gold Studio to 16,800 for a Platinum Penthouse. Shorter stays can also be booked with points.

102-108 West 57th Street
West 57th Street by Hilton Club

Park 79

This is a historic hotel on Manhattan’s upper west side. It’s located right across the street from Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Rooms are smaller than some due to the historic conversion, and there are no kitchens. You can get a hotel unit, studio, or 1-bedroom.

Staying here – Extra Vacation stays here are currently available on RCI, with prices for a week ranging from $1,490 to $2,490. RCI code = A701.

117 West 79th St

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The Manhattan Club

Perhaps the best-known New York City timeshare, this upscale property has a convenient midtown location, close to lots of things you want to do. There’s a private club lounge, fitness center, business center, and a concierge to help you make the most of your stay. The studio and 1-bedroom units have partial kitchens. The penthouse suites also have lofty ceilings, private terraces, and in-room computers.

Staying here – RCI is currently listing a week in a studio for $2,385 or it’s available on exchange for 58 TPU’s. You can also get a 3-day rental for around $1,000. Tack on another $30/day for the mandatory resort fee. Interval International features the penthouse suites. RCI code = 4064, II code = MTW.

200 West 56 Street

The Manhattan Club's bar in New York City The bar at the Manhattan Club in New York City

The Hilton Club

Located in the renowned Hilton New York hotel, this property was designed to give you a private retreat in the heart of Manhattan. Luxurious Hilton facilities and service are provided, along with extensive dining and entertainment options. There are studios and 1 or 2-bedroom suites (no kitchens).

Staying here – You can use this property through Hilton Grand Vacations, and points to stay here for a week range from 4,100 to 12,000, depending on unit size and season. You can also use your points for shorter stays.

1335 Avenue of the Americas
The Hilton Club

Affinia Manhattan Hotel

This property retains a historical charm, while it’s been transformed into a luxurious home away from home for timeshare owners. The location is ideal for exploring the city, and the concierge service is there to help you with anything you need. The ground floor has a popular restaurant and bar. Studio, 1BR and 2BR units are all available with kitchens.

Staying here – A week-long extra vacation here can be booked through RCI for $1,990 to $3,900 depending on size and season. If you want the prime week that includes New Year’s Eve, it will set you back $4,590. RCI code = R915.

371 7th Ave
Affinia Manhattan Hotel

The Affinia Manhattan Hotel The elegant lobby of the Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Bedford Hotel

This smaller property is located in the quiet Murray Hill area of midtown Manhattan. It’s an easy walk to Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, or a Broadway show. You’ll find the charm of a small European hotel, friendly staff, and attentive service. Units have a limited kitchen.

Staying here – Getaways here are listed on II, where a studio with limited kitchen is currently going for $1,429 per week and up. Compared to other Manhattan options, this seems like a deal. II code = BED.

118 East 40 Street

Comments? Questions?

Have you ever stayed in New York City on a timeshare deal? It’s an amazing place, isn’t it? There’s simply nowhere like it. If you have any questions or comments, let me know!

Timeshare Owner's Guide to Winning the Timeshare Game~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Big city timeshares like these in Manhattan are just one type of vacation that timeshares offer. You’ll also find beach resorts, ski resorts, historic properties, and exotic destinations. If you’d like to find out how to get better vacations and more fun from your timeshare, check out my new Timeshare Owner’s Guide. It’s full of tips and techniques to help timeshare owners squeeze as much value and enjoyment out of their ownership as possible.

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  1. Timeshare industry has experienced a considerable growth over the last years. On the surface, it looks like it is a reliable market and an innovative way to vacation; on the other hand, timeshare frauds are happening on a daily basis, putting thousands of families in a critical financial situation and taking millions of dollars each year. Such conflict has created lots of misinformation about timeshares, and most timeshare myths come from timeshare salespeople.

  2. Hi Peggy – You’re right that there is a lot of misinformation out there about timeshares! It’s easy for people to be unclear about what they’re buying, either due to sales presentations that gloss over significant items, or to purposely misleading statements. Timeshares can be a wonderful way to vacation, but you have to know what you’re doing, and get educated first. Reading our Consumer Awareness Guide to Buying a Timeshare is a great first step. It’s free, and can help you make an informed, intelligent decision.

  3. Lyn Bath

    My husband and I will be in NY visiting our son. The rest of the family will also be there. We are looking for a bed and bathroom for 2 people from 13August 2016 to 17 August and then from 22 to 26 Augusta 2016. Our son lives near Union Square so anything within walking distance would be wonderful. We are RCI timeshare members in South Africa

    • Hi Lyn –
      I’m not part of RCI, I just write about it. So I can’t really get you a booking – you’ll need to check RCI for that. Summer dates are often tough to get, but give it a try.
      Hope they can find you something! And have fun in NYC! – Deanna.

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