Club Traveler

A Guide to Booking Your Next Vacation With RCI

With a portfolio of more than 4,300 resorts spread among a diverse array of destinations, unique landscapes and climates, it’s always a good time to book with RCI. And with a reputation like this, it’s no wonder the resort exchange company has been in the business of building vacations for 45 years (see below). Ready to book your next RCI vacation? Here’s how.

How to Access Your RCI Account
  1. Log in to club.hiltongrandvacations.com.
  2. Go to the “Club Membership” section.
  3. Select “RCI and Vacation Exchange.”
  4. Click “Learn More” under “RCI Exchange Reservations,” followed by “Access Your RCI Account” to link to your RCI subscribing member account. This brings you to your RCI homepage.
Booking a Stay

Once you’re at the RCI homepage, it’s time to begin searching for and booking your Exchange Vacation. At the homepage, hover over the “RCI Exchange Reservations” tab on the top right and select “Exchange Vacations.” Once that is done, you’ll be on the search page, where you can browse all of RCI’s resorts.

From here, there are several ways to narrow your search. On the left-hand side of the page, you can choose your check-in date range, check-in month, length of stay, vacation type and region—which can be further specified by state and city.

After deciding on your resort, click “Available Units” next to the resort’s name. Then, enter your check-in and checkout dates to get a list of availabilities in that period.

Choose your desired unit by clicking “Select Unit.” You’ll then be prompted to read and accept the “Urgent Information” form, which provides general property information and details on resort fees and restrictions.

After accepting the form, you’re almost there! Finish your RCI reservation with these four final steps:

  1. Verify your vacation details.
  2. Add any extra services you would like, such as vacation protection and Guest Certificates.
  3. Add your payment information.
  4. Confirm your vacation, and you’re ready to go.
Tips and Tricks

RCI’s website provides a number of tools to enhance your booking experience. Take advantage of these features the next time you book:

  • If you’re having trouble finding the vacation you want, set up an Ongoing Search through RCI and let it do the work for you 24/7. When the vacation you want becomes available, you’ll be notified by email.*
  • Check the “Special Offers” box on the homepage of your account to see current sales on exciting getaways. To get there, click “Vacation Ideas” at the top right of the homepage, then click “Special Offers.”
  • To see current Special Offers, click “Vacation Ideas” at the top right of the homepage, then click “Special Offers.”
  • Club Members can search by vacation type (adults-only, beaches, family vacations, golf, etc.) and RCI Awards (RCI Gold Crown Resorts, RCI Silver Crown Resorts or Hospitality) by using the Advanced Search feature, which can be found under the “RCI Exchange Reservations” tab on the top right of the homepage.
  • When searching, add resorts to your “Favorites” list so you can access them quickly from the “My Favorites” tab on the RCI homepage. To add a resort to your list, click “Add to Favorite Resort.”

*Legal disclosure: The current RCI Exchange Fee is required to set up an Ongoing Search. The Exchange Fee may be refundable if no match is found, provided you are otherwise in full compliance with all applicable exchange program requirements.

Celebrating 45 Years of Dream Vacations

Since its humble beginnings in 1974, when it served just 453 members from its lone office in Indianapolis, RCI continues to shape and revolutionize the resort exchange industry. Now, nearly a half-century later, RCI is the largest vacation exchange network in the world, with offices across the globe and more than 3 million subscribing members. And each year, the company sends more than 1 million members on vacation to its 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries.

Thanks to RCI’s partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations, which began in 1993, Club Members can enjoy the nearly endless choice of resorts that RCI provides. Here’s to another 45 years of unforgettable vacation experiences.


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