Part 1 – Hilton Elara Timeshare in Las Vegas (Trip Report and Pics)

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Part 1 – Hilton Elara Timeshare in Las Vegas (Trip Report and Pics)

2 weekends ago, was at the Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacation property, in Las Vegas.  And you can too.

It all started a few months ago when I was on the phone with a “HHelpful Hilton HHonors” representative.  Towards the end of the call, she asked if I was interested in hearing about an exciting offer from Hilton and said I would earn 500 Hilton HHonors points just for listening.  500 points for listening?  Now that is my kind of deal.

After the agent transferred me to a member of Hilton’s timeshare division, I learned about the Hilton Elara in Las Vegas.  There was a special deal for 3 days, 2 nights plus:

  • $200 Spend a Night on Us Certificate
  • 2 VIP show tickets
  • Dinner for 2
  • 15,000 Hilton HHonors points

All for the price of $222.88 (after tax) billed to my Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Credit Card.

HGV Elara Front

Back side of the offer (in case you are curious).

HGV Elara Back

A walk down the hallway…


At the front door…


Cool projector screen on when I walked in the room.


College football on a 10 foot projector screen.  I could get used to this.


Kitchen and refrigerator…


Still in the kitchen…


View from the back of the couch…


Side view from the couch…


My couch bed for 2 nights.  I slept on the right and my aunt slept on the left.

Couch Bed

My grandparents slept on the master bed…

Master Bed

And the love seat.

Love Seat

Giant bath tub in the master bedroom.  Fortunately no Viagra or Cialis commercials took place.


2 sinks.


And a shower.


View of the parking lot… from the 11th floor.

Parking Lot View

And view of the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower View

Pool was closed :(


Still closed.


And there is a CVS close by, not sure if there are any VRCs or not.

CVS Las Vegas

Sorry you had to sit through my boring family photos, the next post will be more exciting (and have less pics).

28 thoughts on “Part 1 – Hilton Elara Timeshare in Las Vegas (Trip Report and Pics)

  1. Rachel

    I was offered the same deal – except I didn’t qualify, probably because I said I was single. LOL. At least I got 500 points!

      1. Rachel

        Hmm… did you say your household income was over 80k? Or maybe you’re just in a more targetable region (I’m in Florida)

          1. Rachel

            They only asked me like 3 questions. And then they said, “nope – we have no promotions available for you” and then gave me the 500 points. I was hoping I would get sold something.

            I saw your time share presentation was 6 hours. Yikes. If you had to do it over again, would you?

          2. Grant

            It wasn’t 6 hours, I think it was about 1.5 hours long. My timeshare started and finished a few hours before my flight left that night so I didn’t have time to redeem my free dinner and show tickets. They have no expiration date on the certificates.

  2. Nobuko

    Hi grant
    It is very nice of you to take your grandparents and your aunt out. Your grandpa looks so cute in the picture:)

    What kind of show ticket and the dinner did you get?

    1. Grant

      I was only in Las Vegas a few days and my timeshare presentation was six hours before I was flying home so I didn’t get to use my show tickets yet got to go back I guess?

    1. Grant

      My room was pretty interesting, but the timeshare rooms look much nicer with better decorations and wallpaper. Call Hilton about your account and see if they offer you the presentation.

  3. Steve

    I know that CVS pictured as I stayed at the Hyatt right across the street about a month ago. Out of habit I looked for VRC’s and they had plenty. LOL Thanks for sharing your experience with the timeshare presentation.

  4. Smitty

    Yeah, we went to one of those back in the 90’s. Now I’m heavy into HGVC and HH! We work the hell out of both programs thanks to your help!

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  6. Ursula Rice|Timeshare

    Timeshare industry is known for being very susceptible to scams; however, timeshare properties are still a successful business for most resorts. In these times of rough economy, it is important to take care of our money, and timeshares are not in the way to achieve the financial security that we are all looking for.

  7. Wael Hijaz

    Is this the room they gave you with the $200 dollar deal? I thought they would give a small room. They called me a few days ago and I bought it. They didnt ask me any questions. They offered me 3 night 4 day stay, 10,000 hilton points, $100 stay on us, 2 dinners and 2 VIP show tickets. I found it a pretty awesome deal. Please let me know how the experience was.

    1. Grant

      Your deal sounds very similar to mine, but done of the perks are slight different. The timeshare presentation was interesting, I went by myself and probably knew more about Hilton HHonors than the guy doing the presentation. Don’t be afraid to say no and be firm. I think I was done in 1.5 hours. The perks are very good, I still haven’t redeemed my 2 dinner and a show coupons yet, but I’m told there is no expiration date on them. You should read part 1 and 2 of my timeshare deal for my full review. Enjoy your stay!

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  9. Emem Akpabio

    Hi Grant, thank you for your comments. I will be going next month on a similar package, I think a 15000 HH Points and dinner and show. I am so excited about the rooms and will be completing my presentation the next day after check in. How did you make it out of there in 1.5 hours, I have heard horror stories of them keeping you for hours.

    1. Grant

      I don’t know the secret formula, but I think it helps if you sound interested in the program but make sure you tell them you are not interested in it at this time. They may offer you another timeshare in Hawaii later in the year.

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  12. Shelby Delgado

    Hi Grant. Did they charge you extra for the additional people on your trip? I got a deal for two and they said I could pay extra for up to 4 additional people.

  13. gerry

    If one decides not to sign up for a time share after the presentation is one then charged for the trip?

    1. Grant Post author

      No, you are under no obligation to buy a timeshare, so you will not be charged extra for your vacation package if you don’t buy a timeshare. You must attend the timeshare presentation, but you don’t need to buy the timeshare.


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