Yes this hotel is a timeshare condo but it can also be reserved by people who are not in the timeshare. From the moment we arrived at La Cascada to the moment we left it was wonderful. We rented a 2 bedroom deluxe suite. Very large and fully equiped with everything we needed. The kitchen had all the appliances and dishes you could think of. The room even had a washer and dryer and they included detergent. The beds were comfortable and the tub in the master bath was wonderful. The air jets were awesome on my back after a long day at Sea World. The beds and pillows were comforatable and the windows could prop open to let in fresh air. The hotel is in a good location and you can walk to everywhere you need to go with in 15 minutes. The hotel also provides a shuttle bus that will take you to all the major attractions for free. Sea World is only about a 25 minute drive from the hotel. We were only asked once if we would like to listen to the timeshare presentation but after we declined we were never asked again. If you have time they do make it really worth your wild. You do have to pay for parking and at first I was a little upset but EVERYWHERE in San Antonio you have to pay for parking! The difference is they have a secure lot and a valet that will get your car as soon as you call them, so it is worth every penny of the $15.00! Overall we had a wonderful stay and can't wait to come back!