Westgate Town Center
The following is a user-submitted story about their experience with Westgate Town Center in Florida:
“Let the buyer beware! As timeshares go this is far from the worse. I have stayed here a couple of times. The first year the accommodations were very nice and the view was awesome. We traded in, as we own via Marriott. Of course we received the hard sell presentation. We opted not to buy but were really considering and chose to wait until the next year when we returned to Orlando. We were then offered a “special offer” of a two bedroom unit for about $600 if we would consider sitting down with a sales rep the next year. The “special offer” was supposed to be good at any Westgate resorte in the United States. We accepted that offer and paid Westgate via a payment plan. Low and behold, when we attempted to book using the offer, we were informed our “special rate” was for an EFFICIENCY, so that we could revisit a presentation for the purpose of purchasing a two bedroom unit. Our fault. Didn’t read the fine print. Accepted the terms as stated trusting Westgate. IF YOU ARE EVER OFFERED SUCH A SPECIAL BY WESTGATE, READ THE FINE PRINT.
The second year I stayed there, I attached a shortstay extending my stay an additional couple of days. My original unit was a 3 bedroom and except for the view (there was none because of large tall palms in front of our unit), the place was okay. Not as nice as the first year, but still nice. Since the shortstay unit was a one bedroom, we had to change to another unit. Nowhere near as nice. Cheap fixtures, broken latch on patio door, washer so cheap it tore up our clothes. Will I stay there again??? Maybe. If I can get accommodations as nice as the first time. But I will never buy there.”