HIlton Head in the Spring with 7 month window

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by HootDad, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. HootDad

    HootDad <font color=teal>Makes magical trips each year<br>

    Aug 23, 1999
    I haven't posted to this board for a long time and the search function is not working - so forgive me if this is an oft-covered subject. We are thinking of going to HH *next* Spring (2003 - I'm thinking ahead here...) What do you think are the chances of getting a 1 bedroom using the 7-month window?

    A) No problem.
    B) Book it day-to-day, but should be OK.
    C) Expect to be wait-listed, but you'll probably get it.
    D) Expect to be wait-listed and make back-up plans.
    E) Fuhgetaboudit

    Forgot to mention - it will be the week before Easter.

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    John Thompson AKA HootDad http://www.thompsonfamilyweb.com
  2. dtheboys

    dtheboys HELP! Disney is going to bankrupt me!!

    Mar 21, 2001
    I called at the 7 month window for any weekdays in the first two weeks of June 2002.
    I was told no STUDIOS. You may have better luck w/ a One bedroom, but I'm on the wait list for a studio......
    GOOD LUCK!!!
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  4. Fenceman

    Fenceman Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 1999
    I believe it will depend on how early in Spring you plan on staying. The warmer it gets, the harder it will be to get a room. I do not think you will have a problem if you call right at the 7 month window. A 2-bedroom would be a lot easier to reserve so you may have to stay one less night in a 2-bedroom for the extra points.

    I would rate it a (B)

    Good Luck
  5. disneyelaine

    disneyelaine Mouseketeer

    Mar 27, 2001
    I don't know about 1 bedroom, but I called day by day for a 2 bedroom at the 7 mth mark for the week before Easter. I got it, but just barely. You would have to call exactly at 9am. And you would have better luck with 2 bedrooms because there are more of them.
  6. scootert

    scootert DIS Veteran

    May 30, 2000
    We went the first week of May in 2001 -- had no problem reserving a studio
  7. Windjammer

    Windjammer Mouseketeer

    Apr 6, 2001
    Just booked for 2BR in August at about 6 months out. Asked for Sun through Thursday nights. All nights were available except Sunday night, was waitlisted. By the time I got my confirmation in the mail all 5 nights were booked, Sunday night had opened up almost immediately.

  8. sgtpet

    sgtpet DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2001
    I attempted to get a 1 bedroom at hh for the first week in June. I realized too late that maybe I should go day by day. So I got the last 2 nights and was placed on a waitlist for the other nights. Then I called a week later and was able to find a one bedroom in early May. Luckily my waitlist came through but it seemed the earlier in spring you go the more availability there is at the 7 month window.

    Good luck
  9. WebmasterDoc

    WebmasterDoc Administrator Administrator

    Aug 14, 1998
    There are only 21 1BR's and 21 Studios at HH. Easter is a busy time at that resort.

    You'll never know until you call, but you might want to consider trading a reservation at your home resort with a HH member and having them reserve at 11 months for you.

    Good Luck!
  10. KirstenB

    KirstenB <font color=deeppink>Mom to "the nibbler"<br><font

    Aug 18, 1999
    We've booked HH in March for the last 2 years, no problem. This year I tried each of the first 3 weeks in March. The first 2 were unavailable, I did get the 17th-21st, but am currently stuck with a 2 br for just my husband and me. I'm trying to convince Mom (who's watching our daughter) to bring Andi down with her on Tuesday...
  11. benhannah's mom

    benhannah's mom DVC Member/DIS Veteran

    May 14, 2000
    We booked the first week of June in a 2BR by calling day by day without any problem at the 7 month window. Early June may be a little easier than later.
  12. TIdoublegaER

    TIdoublegaER <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Dec 12, 2001
    I would definately call day by day since there are so few 1bdrms.
  13. Margie J

    Margie J <font color=navy>Please <font color=red>DON'T <fon

    Nov 6, 1999
    Last year I went in early May and booked a studio at 5 months out. I heard the following week was packed. All depends on demand and luck sometimes.
  14. JVL1018

    JVL1018 Guest

    I booked this same week at the 7 month window and got a 1 bdrm no problem. Looks like the resort will be semi-busy, I'm glad to hear it. I had visions of the 4 of us being all alone. LOL
  15. Luv2Dream

    Luv2Dream <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Nov 9, 2000
    I booked a 1BR for the last week of May at the 7 month window and had no problem. Guess I was lucky!

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