My Westin Cancun Timeshare Offer – 4 Nights & 15,000 Points for $269
I received an email for yet another timeshare offer. My latest Westin Cancun timeshare offer doesn’t seem that enticing to me. This is not to be confused with The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort offer I received in May. I guess they thought since I didn’t take that offer they should offer me the same deal for a lower tier property? Interesting sales tactic. I recently took Hilton up on their Orlando timeshare offer but what I am really hoping for is for the Hyatt Maui offer to come back. I think I missed my shot with that one though 😥.
Details of the Offer
The offer is for the Westin Resort & Spa which gets not so great reviews on TripAdvisor and comes with the following:
- 5-day, 4-night stay at The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún
- Daily American-style buffet breakfast for two
- Nightly cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for two
- Your choice of 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy™ Points OR a $75 Resort Certificate for spa services, dining, shopping or activities during your stay. (I would be taking the credit for sure!)
- Must attend a 2 hour timeshare presentation
- Pay $269
I did a quick search of a some 4 night stays and the cost came to around $750. I think that is a fair assessment during the busier season. At least it looks like Marriott didn’t hit this resort with a 10% “resort fee”.
Breaking Down the Value
If we said the 4 night stay was worth around $750 and the points were worth $115 that would give us a value of $865. I am not sure how to calculate the breakfast and cocktails since you may get breakfast as an elite member. For me I would say it was worth around $40 a day. That would add on another $160 in value which would put the total at just over $1,000. That is a discount of around 75% when comparing it to the $269 price tag but to be honest I am not all that excited about it.
The resort looks to be a lower tier Westin and nowhere as nice as the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort. If I was going to take them up on it I would ask for more than what they are offering, as you always should.
I don’t have a desire to visit Cancun over the next year and even if I did I am not sure this would keep me away from an all inclusive Hyatt. That is the fun of going to Cancun, staying at an AI (even if they are not my favorite anymore). I would have been more enticed if they threw the food and cocktails onto the Lagunamar offer. That is something I could ask for if I had called in to negotiate though.