We are going to Disney World in 2021 for our bi-annual family vacation (four sub-families, about 14 or 15 people total, including infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and active grandparents). My parents, the “grandparents” in the group, will be paying for our accommodations. We have stayed together in a house during past vacations and it has worked out well. We like being able to have some family time together during meals and down times, but we can still do what we want outside of those times. We also need to be able to have a kitchen and laundry. Due to the cost, staying on property is not going to work for us.
She was granted over 2 million Hilton points through a series of completely above board situations. She is trying to decide between the following options:
- Use the points to rent 2 and 3 bedroom suites at one of the Orlando Hilton Grand Vacations properties, and the family splits up but stays kind of together. Her points would cover the entire cost of the suites.
- Use the points to buy 7 round trip United Airlines plane tickets and divide them among the families, and pay out of pocket for a home rental in a nice, new vacation rental neighborhood. The house has 8 bedrooms, most with bathrooms en suite. Private pool, movie room, game room, etc. Cost is about $4,600.
- Use the points for a nice European or Hawaiian vacation for her and my dad and just pay out of pocket for whatever accommodations they decide to provide to the family at Disney.
She isn’t super concerned about value, though she also doesn’t want to waste the points she was given. What would you choose, and more importantly, why?