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mattsweaters
11-26-2007, 12:01 AM
hey guys, this is my second time going to coachella and was wondering if there were any nice hotels a walk [its ok if its pretty far] cause honestly a long walk would be waayy better than that traffic.

and i know i know. camp camp camp. well lets see how hotels are first.

thanks

captncrzy
11-26-2007, 07:27 AM
You'd have to walk a few miles. If you're going to spend an hour walking back to your hotel, you may as well spend that hour in traffic in an air conditioned car.

scoop49er
11-26-2007, 07:42 AM
nothing thats reasonable

MarkO
11-26-2007, 11:33 AM
I drank two bottles of water walking from the parking lot to the festival entrance. I'd hate to think what I'd drink between Indio & the festival entrance.

jenniferrrae
11-26-2007, 02:08 PM
do it.

Courtney
11-26-2007, 04:02 PM
Bring a bike?

Also I made a map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=33.694923,-116.219215&spn=0.164532,0.376282&z=12&om=1&msid=103131981154681599472.00043fdcb52f9b6427c57). I suspect many of the closest nice hotels will already be booked or will have greatly inflated rates or both.

Ill_Eagle
11-26-2007, 04:05 PM
The walk back shouldn't be that bad right? Since it'll be cooler at night.

karecares
11-26-2007, 05:09 PM
but after being out all day in the sun and on your feet do you really want to make that long walk?

captncrzy
11-26-2007, 05:24 PM
Bring a bike?

Also I made a map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=33.694923,-116.219215&spn=0.164532,0.376282&z=12&om=1&msid=103131981154681599472.00043fdcb52f9b6427c57). I suspect many of the closest nice hotels will already be booked or will have greatly inflated rates or both.


Bike is a really good idea. Do they have bike racks or a place to lock it up?


The walk back shouldn't be that bad right? Since it'll be cooler at night.

You're kidding, right?

Ill_Eagle
11-26-2007, 05:31 PM
Uhhh...

rage patton
11-26-2007, 06:32 PM
You may be a few months too late.

Next year, book your hotel a year in advance. And im not joking. People on here got hotels close to the venue for like $89-100/night. Now the same hotels are charging $250+ for what would be the same room.

Im camping next year. Sure, its a hellish experience... but its part of the experience. Its also a shitload cheaper.

mad_civvies
11-26-2007, 06:46 PM
Excellent map Courtney! I'm printing it out for next year!

BROKENDOLL
11-26-2007, 06:58 PM
but after being out all day in the sun and on your feet do you really want to make that long walk?
If you're with friends taking the same walk and you're still all pumped up from the music, you'll be at the room before you know it.

BROKENDOLL
11-26-2007, 07:01 PM
The walk back shouldn't be that bad right? Since it'll be cooler at night.
Close your evening in the Sahara Tent and consider the walk a cool down period before getting to your room.

Wheres the beef?
11-26-2007, 07:18 PM
You may be a few months too late.

Next year, book your hotel a year in advance. And im not joking. People on here got hotels close to the venue for like $89-100/night. Now the same hotels are charging $250+ for what would be the same room.

Im camping next year. Sure, its a hellish experience... but its part of the experience. Its also a shitload cheaper.

You and your lady are welcome to cruise to the kingsblend compound if you want to get out of the heat.

Courtney
11-26-2007, 08:21 PM
Bike is a really good idea. Do they have bike racks or a place to lock it up?

Not that I know of? I have seen people just improvising and using various fences and things around the venue. I also see people passing me on bicycles every year at the end of the night during the slow crawl out of the parking lot, and I am always jealous.

Courtney
11-26-2007, 08:21 PM
Excellent map Courtney! I'm printing it out for next year!

Thanks! Glad to help : )

orbit
11-26-2007, 08:56 PM
I used my friend's bike to go from her house to ACL this year, and it was the best method to get in and get out from the park. Going there was easy and fun, but not so much going back at the end of the day (4 miles each way). I had to stop to rest a couple of times because I was so tired after being on my feet all day. I'd do it again, though.

rage patton
11-26-2007, 11:30 PM
You and your lady are welcome to cruise to the kingsblend compound if you want to get out of the heat.

Hmmm... how far away are you staying? If it ends up only my girlfriend and I going, I may take you up on this offer.
As it stands, I have 5 or 6 friends showing interest in going. But its highly likely they will all flake out.

HunterGather
11-27-2007, 06:16 AM
Or you could rent one of those homes for a few days, but only if you have several people who could all pitch in for the place...

Ardentbiscuit
11-27-2007, 07:10 AM
You can do what my friends are doing next year, they found a place to rent mopeds so they can zoom in past the traffic and park in the motorcycle/bike area.

It may work and it's a good idea.

shotglass75
11-27-2007, 02:50 PM
Indian Palms Resort is the best. We stay there every year. We actually rent a house in the resort but there is a hotel there right on the main road. Do it, the jacuzzi is your best friend at night and the AC is your best friend when you wake up

ShyGuy75
11-27-2007, 04:02 PM
Indian Palms Resort is the best. We stay there every year. We actually rent a house in the resort but there is a hotel there right on the main road. Do it, the jacuzzi is your best friend at night and the AC is your best friend when you wake up

And I'm your best friend while you are sleeping :winkiss

Memorial_07
11-27-2007, 04:09 PM
There is some timeshare thing I have that will allow me to stay at this Presidential Suite somewhere in Indio. So I'm defintely doing that this year

But I'll tell you some experience from walking...

On day 2, From the first parking lot, it was a walk that took me almost 20 minutes.
Nevermind the fact my legs were chafed completely from day one.
And by the way, the walk after day 2, was fucking brutal.

Driving was so much simpler...
But, if your driving I reccomend getting there at about 9 to get to the lot across from the campgrounds next to the festival entrance next to the box office.

KilwaukeePutz
11-28-2007, 10:49 AM
shit i remember walking from the campgroudn to where the taxis were now that was a bitch of a walk, espicially carryin all my shit

COTTENmafia
11-30-2007, 03:44 PM
I work at the Hyatt Grand Champions (resort, villas, spa) for the few of you who require the finer things. But I wouldnt stay there unless you mad discounts like me. If anyone wants a hookup, Ive got my email enabled. Not walking distance but short cab trip or CARPOOL! My fiance doesnt drink so I will volunteer his services where needed for friends.

faxman75
12-11-2007, 03:16 PM
If you're with friends taking the same walk and you're still all pumped up from the music, you'll be at the room before you know it.

:lol: which hotel is that you think is going to be a fun walk with friends after a day of walking in the sun? What is the closest one?

JustSteve
12-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Bike is a really good idea. Do they have bike racks or a place to lock it up?

do you really want to be riding on one lane roads at 1am with thousands of most likely buzzed/tired/high drivers speeding past you??

Gyrus
12-13-2007, 03:55 PM
Yeah I'm toying up staying somewhere with a pool this year, Hyatt, 5 star it woohoo, might see if I can get travel agent rates (most unlikely but will give it a shot).
I did quite enjoy camping though...

antpeople
12-14-2007, 10:24 AM
We bring our bikes. It's about 8 miles from our hotel. It's not that bad. My husband is an avid bike rider, I am not. But, it is fun zooming pass the line to get in and the line to get out. We are always back at the hotel with beer in hand when everyone else is just getting out the parking lot.

Coachella doesn't seem to be very bike "friendly" but we enjoy it, and believe in it anyway.

This will be our 5th Coachella - 4th on bikes.