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phoenix15
04-29-2012, 05:59 PM
I normally book our hotel room a year in advance because we always stay at the same place. I was just about to do that and it turns out that they have NO ROOMS AVAILABLE either the 2nd or 3rd weekends in April of next year. So I did a little searching and it turns out that every hotel on the shuttle lines is sold out for those weekends in 2013.

That seems ridiculous, even considering the demand for wristbands, etc. It makes me wonder if Golden Voice or someone blocked a bunch of rooms so that they could sell more packages next year.

Anyone know what's going on??

captncrzy
04-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Maybe they just aren't for sale yet. Most only open bookings 11 months out. Why not just pick up the phone and call?

algunz
04-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Captn have you guys stayed at the same place for the past few years? Do they automatically save it for you?

phoenix15
04-29-2012, 06:18 PM
I did call. The rates haven't been released yet. Kind of weird because I booked around this same time last year but I guess I'll just be patient. I just like to take care of it early so I don't have to worry about it later.

Mugwog
04-29-2012, 06:48 PM
rates aren't going to be released until coachella dates are announced most likely, these hotels make a killing in april

captncrzy
04-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Captn have you guys stayed at the same place for the past few years? Do they automatically save it for you?

Yeah, our guy has a rolling contract with us.

ialvarado2
04-29-2012, 11:11 PM
Just booked a hotel for the 2nd and 3rd weekend. Great rates, breakfast included, fuck camping.

Aikopua3
04-30-2012, 05:30 AM
I have noticed that several of the hotels that are part of the travel packages won't let you book, says no rooms available.

concertgoer
04-30-2012, 08:28 AM
Several hotels in palm desert and la quinta appear to be sold out for what will most likely be weekend one and the others have already raised their rates. I ended up booking at a hotel in Palm Springs that is within walking distance to the shuttle stop.

SameOldSong
04-30-2012, 08:34 AM
Just booked a hotel for the 2nd and 3rd weekend. Great rates, breakfast included, fuck camping.

I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but as a first time attendee this year, I am SO GLAD we went with car camping. If you prepare the right way it's the perfect setup. We were a 10 minute walk from any stage, had our own shower and charger and never waited in line for anything. The security check getting in off the shuttle is way more thorough than the one coming in from the campground. I spent one day at a condo with some friends and it was the worst part of my whole experience. Pool was fun, but there was so much dead time just waiting for the shuttle, sitting in the shuttle, waiting in security lines, getting cavity searched at the line.

Car camping for life.

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Just booked a hotel for the 2nd and 3rd weekend. Great rates, breakfast included, fuck camping.

Shit man. Last year I didn't book until the day that the dates were announced and I thought that was early. I guess I better get on that if they're already raising rates for those weekends.

JustSteve
04-30-2012, 08:50 AM
just wait until motel 6 makes the dates available. they are never more than $100/night, never jack their rates up like every other place out there.

Goatchella
04-30-2012, 08:51 AM
Car camping....bigger and better.

sonofhal
04-30-2012, 08:53 AM
I've booked the whole lot - just in case, you know. Every weekend in April in a 25 mile radius for the rest of time.

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 08:53 AM
just wait until motel 6 makes the dates available. they are never more than $100/night, never jack their rates up like every other place out there.

Will do, thanks Steve. That will save me a lot of money, my g/f and I paid around $180 per night this year at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert and I booked a year in advance. What city is the motel 6 in?

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 08:56 AM
Car camping....bigger and better.

Getting a hotel AND a Car camping spot this year. I have a high maintenance g/f so she needs to have a shower and bed unfortunately. But she can sleep in the hotel every night with her friends while the homies and I sleep in the camping spot. And I'll sleep in the hotel one night to get a good night's sleep, and shower there and shit.

I can always cancel the hotel reservations too since they usually don't make you pay anything until check in.

Goatchella
04-30-2012, 09:00 AM
I like that idea of both. As long as your girl has company and is safe driving.

Not having to drive and get ready was sooo good. I never want to leave the air conditioned hotel room when it's hot as fuck outside and end up getting to chella around 3-4pm sometimes...then I have to come down from my geeking before I drive back.

Until this last year, I was a champagne and hot tub suite guy spending 2000 for a weekend at a hotel. I'll do that in Vegas and camp at chella. Don't be slipping on that weekend one shit this year mang.

SameOldSong
04-30-2012, 09:05 AM
My group also discussed a car camping + hotel combo.

I think the idea sounds better than it actually is, but we might do it anyway. It's good to have the campground to crash in between sets, but realistically most of your time at the campground is before the shows start and after. And if you have a hotel, it'd be wasteful to spend that off time at the festival. But I guess it works if you have a group and some people want to camp and some hotel. And I think to really make it work you'd need two cars. One to get into car camping and one to park so we don't have to worry about shuttles. You inevitably end up meeting people at camp that want to come party at the condo, and many don't have shuttle passes, so a second car comes in handy. We'd probably also need two stashes so we don't get shit taken away at the entrance to the festival like this year.

ods..
04-30-2012, 09:08 AM
I agree Goat. I always voted hotel/house for the comfort reasons but nothing beats camping's proximity to the festival gates.

Also, camping makes it so easy to go see those early acts (even if no one else in your crew is ready), and then you can leave and go relax or shower or do whatever you want. Staying at a house/hotel with a big crew (while insanely fun) was always a pain in the fucking ass for me. Most of the time no one wants to see the acts at 12 and like Goat says you end up getting in around 3-4 with all the other shmucks.

After 2010 when I begged my group to get moving and get to the festival, and they fucked around so much so that we missed Yeasayer at 4:30(?), I made sure to stay somewhere where I can leave my friends if they aren't ready. Aka camping. Obviously 2010 was a clusterfuck year and we spent almost 2 hours in line, but still. I like to be there at gates everyday.

mmsk123
04-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Will do, thanks Steve. That will save me a lot of money, my g/f and I paid around $180 per night this year at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert and I booked a year in advance. What city is the motel 6 in?

The Motel 6 in at Washington and the 10 already has the dates available. They are cheap. The Comfort Suites next to it not so much.

The place I stayed in this year (across the street from shuttle) has wised up and has tripled their rates already for the 12th weekend. Hopefully I can sneak in the second weekend dates but probably not since they know it's two weekends now.

JustSteve
04-30-2012, 09:25 AM
Will do, thanks Steve. That will save me a lot of money, my g/f and I paid around $180 per night this year at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert and I booked a year in advance. What city is the motel 6 in?

closest are in indio and one right off of I-10 and washington, which was my preferred location until i started rv'ing it. easiest drive in with pretty much a direct shot up washington then cut over on 50th.

JustSteve
04-30-2012, 09:30 AM
The Motel 6 in at Washington and the 10 already has the dates available. They are cheap. The Comfort Suites next to it not so much.

thank for the heads up, have never seen them open for booking this early. now have a backup plan in case our on site rv access changes for some reason.

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 09:32 AM
I like that idea of both. As long as your girl has company and is safe driving.

Not having to drive and get ready was sooo good. I never want to leave the air conditioned hotel room when it's hot as fuck outside and end up getting to chella around 3-4pm sometimes...then I have to come down from my geeking before I drive back.

Until this last year, I was a champagne and hot tub suite guy spending 2000 for a weekend at a hotel. I'll do that in Vegas and camp at chella. Don't be slipping on that weekend one shit this year mang.

Yea man the major downside of having a hotel is that we got there at 3 pm everyday this year. Definitely missed out on a few people I wanted to see, Do Lab especially. That's why I had the idea of getting the camping spot + hotel. I want to just camp and not even get a hotel, but the heat this year and the fact that all my friends were DEAD tired on Sunday made my g/f even more convinced that she never wants to camp lol. So I'll just be safe and get both.

FOR SURE going weekend one this year, do we all agree that weekend one will be April 12-14?

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 09:34 AM
thank for the heads up, have never seen them open for booking this early. now have a backup plan in case our on site rv access changes for some reason.

You have on site RV access? Damn you're lucky man. An RV would be the way to go for Coachella

JustSteve
04-30-2012, 09:37 AM
Yea man the major downside of having a hotel is that we got there at 3 pm everyday this year. Definitely missed out on a few people I wanted to see, Do Lab especially. That's why I had the idea of getting the camping spot + hotel. I want to just camp and not even get a hotel, but the heat this year and the fact that all my friends were DEAD tired on Sunday made my g/f even more convinced that she never wants to camp lol. So I'll just be safe and get both.

FOR SURE going weekend one this year, do we all agree that weekend one will be April 12-14?

you can reserve now and cancel up until 6pm the day of check in if you go the motel 6 route. just book both weekends in the middle of the month to be safe, cancel whatever you won't need when closer to the fest.

InDaGreen
04-30-2012, 09:46 AM
I emailed the Holiday Inn Palm Desert where I've set up camp the last two years and they plan to start taking reservations next week. Pretty sure that's code for 'no more super cheap rates by booking super early'.

SepaGroove
04-30-2012, 09:49 AM
you can reserve now and cancel up until 6pm the day of check in if you go the motel 6 route. just book both weekends in the middle of the month to be safe, cancel whatever you won't need when closer to the fest.

Just booked both weekends in the middle of April, they won't charge my card til check in right?

frizzlefry
04-30-2012, 09:52 AM
Car camping....bigger and better.

Well yeah, with your amazing set up

Lynn163
04-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Just booked both weekends in the middle of April, they won't charge my card til check in right?

I would call and check directly with them. Last year a lot of hotels (not sure about Motel 6) charged when you made the reservation and were non refundable.

socalguy100
04-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Just booked both weekends in the middle of April, they won't charge my card til check in right?

Motel 6 doesn't charge you until you check in or fail to cancel by 6 pm the day you're supposed to check in.

algunz
04-30-2012, 10:36 AM
Yeah, our guy has a rolling contract with us.

Nice, we do too. I just wish ours had a pool. We can access the public pool, but it would be so great to dive in whenever you felt like it.

Goatchella
04-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Yea man the major downside of having a hotel is that we got there at 3 pm everyday this year. Definitely missed out on a few people I wanted to see, Do Lab especially. That's why I had the idea of getting the camping spot + hotel. I want to just camp and not even get a hotel, but the heat this year and the fact that all my friends were DEAD tired on Sunday made my g/f even more convinced that she never wants to camp lol. So I'll just be safe and get both.

FOR SURE going weekend one this year, do we all agree that weekend one will be April 12-14?

not sure on dates...as far as heat, that solar system afforded us the ability to have a running shower, 26" box fans and misters...the canopies made it 100% shade for 14 sites.
i had a nice bed in my jeep, fans inside there (14v) and we kept food and drinks frozen or cold (whichever ice chest we put stuff in) wed-monday.

camping is as comfortable as you make it. if your girl is high maintenance, you need to bawss out your design. best of both world would be to have hotel+campsites tho. i had tons of offers, houses, hotels, burton pool party, casino penthouse ect.
i was having way too much fun to even leave my own camp. i want to spend more tine lurking other setups next year.


Well yeah, with your amazing set up

this was our tribes first year camping...really looking to beef things up on a few fronts.
preying for snowchella next year so we can have ice sculptures lol jk

coolhandluck
04-30-2012, 04:36 PM
I've booked a hotel both weekends already but further out than before. But the prices for the two properties haven't been completely jacked up yet. No camping for me, I need a hot shower and sleep. That greatly improves my festival enjoyment. Remember the old days when you could grab a hotel in March or April? Those days are gone. My weekend 1 reservation is in Rancho Mirage 14 miles out from the festival site, 7 miles from the Tennis Garden and that shuttle stop. My weekend 2 reservation is on the shuttle stop line and $160/night for a suite (AAA discount). No deposit, cancel 24 hours prior. I think that's a bargain.

I'm hoping that Valley Music will add shuttle lines or find drive and park locations like the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. I believe it is in the master plan to encourage more to ride the shuttle bus. I wouldn't be surprised to see day parking continue to be squeezed out.

theGold
04-30-2012, 05:52 PM
Camping spot + house nearby is the best arrangement ive found so far. We had a house a mile away, but at night it was super nice to be able to pick up jackets, etc at the campground and hang out after hours. Crazy that it is already time to start thinking about lodging.

TheWatcher
04-30-2012, 06:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see day parking continue to be squeezed out.

I'd be glad to take a shuttle except for one small problem: Gates open at 11am (theoretically) *and* shuttles start running at 11am. So, if you really want to see the first bands or get to the merch booth and/or record store when the gates open, it's not possible. Seems like it might be a good idea to start running shuttles early enough to get people to the gate before it opens.

luckyface
04-30-2012, 07:15 PM
The hotel we have booked the last two years jacked up their rates by $400/night. Unbelievable.

Grant
04-30-2012, 07:57 PM
just wait until motel 6 makes the dates available. they are never more than $100/night, never jack their rates up like every other place out there.

wrong. rates for both supposed weekends are above 100 for the indio and palm desert locations.

concertgoer
04-30-2012, 08:08 PM
wrong. rates for both supposed weekends are above 100 for the indio and palm desert locations.

Even the hotels in Palm Springs have almost doubled their rates for Friday and Saturday of the fest.

JustSteve
04-30-2012, 08:19 PM
wrong. rates for both supposed weekends are above 100 for the indio and palm desert locations.

umm, i just booked today at the one at washington and I-10 for $99/night. and in my 8 years of booking there have never paid more than $100/night. was basing my comment on every single year before.

Grant
04-30-2012, 08:21 PM
i just called there and it was 105 a night.

hippityhip
04-30-2012, 08:41 PM
I never have a problem booking a condo. This year I didn't think I was going to Coachella until the line up was announced. Booked the condo at the end of January no problem. $800 for Thursday-Monday on a golf course with all the bells and whistles. You just gotta look.

drummer333
04-30-2012, 09:16 PM
indio motel 6 site has crashed, or something. this is crazy.

ialvarado2
04-30-2012, 10:46 PM
Look for the Hilton Garden Inn at Rancho Mirage. It's close to the the Tennis Garden and got a reate of $129.

But if you wait a couple of months you'll be able to snag a great deal through Priceline or Hotwire. This year I stayed at the Doral Desert Resort for $145 p/night and last year at the Westin in Palm Springs for about $155. Like a boss.

EDIT: The only issue with Priceline and Hotwire is that you won't know what hotel you'll getting until you pay for it in full so you have to be familiar with the area and with the star levels. As a rule I try to only book 4 or 5 star hotels thorugh those sites. Also, you can't cancel.

jaisee
05-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Just booked 2 weekends in April for $99 /night at Indio Motel 6.

threeve
05-01-2012, 07:27 AM
Just booked a block of rooms for the entire month of April, just in case.

/Ready for Monthchella.

concertgoer
05-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Look for the Hilton Garden Inn at Rancho Mirage. It's close to the the Tennis Garden and got a reate of $129.

But if you wait a couple of months you'll be able to snag a great deal through Priceline or Hotwire. This year I stayed at the Doral Desert Resort for $145 p/night and last year at the Westin in Palm Springs for about $155. Like a boss.

EDIT: The only issue with Priceline and Hotwire is that you won't know what hotel you'll getting until you pay for it in full so you have to be familiar with the area and with the star levels. As a rule I try to only book 4 or 5 star hotels thorugh those sites. Also, you can't cancel.

How close is it to the tennis gardens shuttle? Is it walking distance?

ialvarado2
05-01-2012, 03:28 PM
No, it's about 7 miles. I wouldn't walk.

But it's on the 111 so might be a 10 min taxi ride which shouldn't be that expensive. Also, there's plenty of public transportation on that street during the day, I think the only issue might be how to get back at night.

concertgoer
05-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks. I think am going to stick with the Comfort Inn in Palm Springs since it's walking distance to downtown and the shuttle stop. Plus I stayed in either Palm Desert or Rancho Mirage the last three years so Palm Springs should be a nice change of pace.

dancefreak
05-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Hilton Garden Inn would be a lot closer to the Palm Desert stop at the Albertsons.

concertgoer
05-01-2012, 04:41 PM
I stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the street from that stop this year, but they aren't showing any rooms available for all of April which probably means they are waiting for Coachella to announce the official dates and then they will jack up the rates.

Grant
05-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Just booked 2 weekends in April for $99 /night at Indio Motel 6.
well i guess i get the representative that likes to over-quote. smh

santasutt
05-01-2012, 06:41 PM
You have on site RV access? Damn you're lucky man. An RV would be the way to go for Coachella


It was in 2010. RV camping: the best of both worlds. Bring it baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Bonovan
05-01-2012, 07:01 PM
Hilton Garden Inn-Rancho Mirage is the ticket. Stayed here twice before. Just booked again for next year. $119 a night for a room with 2 queen beds. Recently remodeled quiet rooms with room darkening shades. Walking distance to shopping and 24-hr eats.

lovegeorgie
05-02-2012, 05:18 AM
Hilton Garden Inn-Rancho Mirage is the ticket. Stayed here twice before. Just booked again for next year. $119 a night for a room with 2 queen beds. Recently remodeled quiet rooms with room darkening shades. Walking distance to shopping and 24-hr eats.

Do you know if it's easy to get to that shuttle stop without a car from that hotel? I was in palm springs this year and taxis were mental, we walked from our resort to the stop for over an hour each day and were super lucky to find lone cabs back at night - I presume taxi's would be busy in that area too?

mmsk123
05-02-2012, 05:29 AM
No it's not near a shuttle stop, so not really a good hotel to book.

lovegeorgie
05-02-2012, 05:30 AM
thought as much, thanks :)

momof5
05-03-2012, 02:34 PM
We stay at the same place every year and for next year they already have higher rates for the first supposed week and no rooms for the second! I usually just keep checking back and book lower rates as they show up so hopefully that will work for next year. Also spending a week there in July so maybe I can work out a deal then!

concertgoer
05-05-2012, 09:55 AM
And the hotel that I stayed at this year rates are doubled for next year and I booked it at the same time last year.
Palm Springs here I come.

SepaGroove
05-05-2012, 04:00 PM
And the hotel that I stayed at this year rates are doubled for next year and I booked it at the same time last year.
Palm Springs here I come.

Was it the Holiday Inn Express off of 111 in Palm Desert? I thought I saw you post that you were staying there, that's where we stayed this year too. My g/f called the hotel and they were completely booked, so she reserved the Best Western right next door.

mmsk123
05-05-2012, 04:44 PM
It looks like both the Best Western and Holiday Inn Palm Desert have jacked up their prices for the two most likely weekends. Sucks because they are right across from the shuttle stop.

threeve
05-05-2012, 05:09 PM
It looks like both the Best Western and Holiday Inn Palm Desert have jacked up their prices for the two most likely weekends. Sucks because they are right across from the shuttle stop.

BW had jacked up weekend 1 but not weekend 2 by may last year because they apparently hadn't been told about the 2nd weekend plan. We managed to book rooms there for about $100/night (hedging on which weekend would be the sole coachella) but ended up going to the more expensive weekend. It was still worth it.

concertgoer
05-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Was it the Holiday Inn Express off of 111 in Palm Desert? I thought I saw you post that you were staying there, that's where we stayed this year too. My g/f called the hotel and they were completely booked, so she reserved the Best Western right next door.

Yeah that was the one. I stayed at the Best Western in 2011.

Bonovan
05-06-2012, 04:44 PM
Do you know if it's easy to get to that shuttle stop without a car from that hotel? I was in palm springs this year and taxis were mental, we walked from our resort to the stop for over an hour each day and were super lucky to find lone cabs back at night - I presume taxi's would be busy in that area too?


No it's not near a shuttle stop, so not really a good hotel to book.

The Hilton Garden Inn-Rancho Mirage is a little over a mile from the the Green Palm Desert shuttle line that stops by the Albertsons on 111. I've locked my bike at the Albertsons all day with no issue. The hotel price is right and open for booking now. If you have neither a bike nor a car, however, then the hotel is not a good idea for you. :/

iancahir
05-11-2012, 11:15 AM
Prices jacked up all over the area at least $70 per room per night. Stayed at Holiday Inn Express on 111 (the one with Applebee's in the parking lot) for $121 per room per night this year. Cheapest for them was $190 this year. Sigh.

Mac2010
05-11-2012, 12:56 PM
Curious, if you have stayed here before. I have always car camped only but am interested in adding the hotel in there as well. Is it walking distance?

iancahir
05-11-2012, 02:23 PM
There is no hotel within walking distance (that I know of) that is worth the money they will charge. We stay near the stores and either shuttle or drive in. I know I don't have a lot of posts, but it'll be our fifth straight year (in 2013) this way, and it works for us.

airzero23
05-14-2012, 10:02 AM
Any other tips for affordable rooms aside from motel 6? Have never stayed at a hotel for Coachella. If anyone has any specific hotels I would be grateful. Looking at the Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Mirage at this point.

tigermilkboy
05-14-2012, 10:15 AM
Any other tips for affordable rooms aside from motel 6? Have never stayed at a hotel for Coachella


Stay further away from Indio/Palm Springs

who8me2k7
05-14-2012, 10:54 AM
so Holiday Inn Express PD is booked already? jesus.

SepaGroove
05-14-2012, 11:02 AM
so Holiday Inn Express PD is booked already? jesus.

Ya it is. I booked the Best Western right across the street, check there.

SepaGroove
05-14-2012, 11:02 AM
I'll be cancelling a reservation for Motel 6 in Palm Desert here pretty soon if anyone is interested in booking a room there....

who8me2k7
05-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Ya it is. I booked the Best Western right across the street, check there.

yeah i'm tempted. although $256 for friday and saturday each night...jesus.

SepaGroove
05-14-2012, 11:09 AM
yeah i'm tempted. although $256 for friday and saturday each night...jesus.

Damn! it was less when my g/f booked it 2 weeks ago, they've raised their prices.

who8me2k7
05-14-2012, 11:14 AM
Damn! it was less when my g/f booked it 2 weeks ago, they've raised their prices.

did you book straight off their website?

concertgoer
05-14-2012, 11:15 AM
I think I am going to stick with The Comfort Inn in Palm Springs for next year, unless I end up renting a house of condo with some of my friends.

SepaGroove
05-14-2012, 11:37 AM
did you book straight off their website?

I think my g/f called them, but I'll confirm later on here when I talk to her.

SepaGroove
05-14-2012, 11:38 AM
I think I am going to stick with The Comfort Inn in Palm Springs for next year, unless I end up renting a house of condo with some of my friends.

Palm Springs is just too far of a drive for my group and I after a long day of drinking + whatever else.

who8me2k7
05-14-2012, 11:39 AM
I think my g/f called them, but I'll confirm later on here when I talk to her.

thanks!

who8me2k7
05-14-2012, 11:39 AM
Palm Springs is just too far of a drive for my group and I after a long day of drinking + whatever else.

i'd agree. i need as close to the shuttle stop as possible haha

concertgoer
05-14-2012, 11:41 AM
Palm Springs is just too far of a drive for my group and I after a long day of drinking + whatever else.

I am going to get a shuttle pass, so driving wont be in issue for me. Staying in Palm Desert the last two years was really convenient, but I cant pay those crazy prices this year. It's bad enough as it is how much I am paying to stay in Palm Springs.

Trick Loves The Kids
05-14-2012, 11:47 AM
haha fuck. comfort inn doubled its rates and in the last hour the best western has sold out of any rooms i can afford.

between this and the fee increase I'm thinking of just giving up on this whole shit. like i know i'd have fun but i feel like i'm lining up for the newest iphone at this point, just a whole lot of effort and money that i wouldn't have to expend/spend to stay home and see these bands as they roll through during the year.

mmsk123
05-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Motel 6 in Palm Desert (Right off the 10 at Washington), still has rooms for both weekends for $105 a night. This is about 10 minutes from the Indian Wells shuttle stop right down Washington. There is no obligation or payment needed right now and you can cancel up to 6pm the night before your reservation. No one reading this thread should have any excuse not to at least reserve a room just in case.

Edit: I would avoid the other Motel 6 at Monroe - it's pretty crappy.

JustSteve
05-14-2012, 01:54 PM
actually, it's 6pm day of arrival.

sassypants
05-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Ya it is. I booked the Best Western right across the street, check there.

We used to stay at the Best Western until they got new toilets - they sound like a bomb going off especially in the middle of the night -awaking everyone in the room. But the breakfast is pretty nice.

TheWatcher
05-14-2012, 08:48 PM
So, I have always reserved a room using one of the travel websites (hotels.com, orbitz, travelocity, etc) as I have never found any decent rates directly from a hotel before. I tried 6 of these websites, and they all say that they will not reserve rooms more than 330 days ahead of time. So, their calendar goes up to about April 9/10 2013. I checked a couple of the hotel websites where we stayed previously, and they say "no rooms available". Just wondering how people are reserving rooms so far in advance, and if I should be worried!

iancahir
05-15-2012, 06:04 AM
The Red Roof Inn next to the In-N-Out by Agua Caliente had rooms for $160 a night with no restrictions two days ago. I know it's not the best place and a crazy price for it (It's $53 a night on Sunday), but it's a place...

malcolmjama1awesome
05-15-2012, 07:01 AM
Why the hell would you get a hotel when you could stay in the campgrounds and RAVE YOUR DICK OFF

InDaGreen
05-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Bastards at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert are requiring a Thursday-Monday stay next year. Screw that.

gaypalmsprings
05-15-2012, 04:09 PM
I think I'll sleep in my own bed in Palm Springs.

http://team-damage.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/OH-YEAH.jpg

BlueDevil50
05-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Decided to not risk it and booked a room at the Hyatt in Palm Springs. Comes with two deluxe double beds and a sofa bed, so it should easily sleep six people. Not too bad for $162 a night.

mikeynla
05-17-2012, 12:04 PM
I booked the Homewood Suites in La Quinta (we stayed the last 3 years) on Monday. Rates are $300/night, but they're sold out now. I'm actually about to cancel my reservation. Message me if you'd like to try to coordinate...

garrett1008
05-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Doesn't help these places charge out the asshole for it

cobrien
05-17-2012, 02:42 PM
Are there any hotels which don't cost $1000 for the weekend? Tent camping was sold out, but I bought a ticket anyway. Super 8 is telling me they'll give me a room starting next month but that I'd have to pay $1000 up front.

concertgoer
05-17-2012, 03:00 PM
You can get hotels in Palm Springs and Rancho mirage for under a grand at this point.

captncrzy
05-17-2012, 03:03 PM
Hey when I checked earlier, the Red Roof Inn over by the In N Out still had rooms around $115 a night. No joke.

hoopdeedoop
05-17-2012, 03:21 PM
The Shilo Inn in Palm Springs has rooms for $99. This is where we usually stay, rooms are huge and the pool is nice enough. Can easily sleep 4, king bed & pull out sofa.

concertgoer
05-17-2012, 03:30 PM
As of now I think I am gonna stay with The Comfort Inn in Palm Springs. It's more expensive than those hotels, but it's a 10 minute walk to the shuttle stops and it will be cool to hang out in downtown Palm Springs for two days before the fest.

kvnty
05-17-2012, 07:42 PM
I booked the Homewood Suites in La Quinta (we stayed the last 3 years) on Monday. Rates are $300/night, but they're sold out now. I'm actually about to cancel my reservation. Message me if you'd like to try to coordinate...

I'm staying there next year (with car camping). How is it getting back and forth to the festival? Any advice would be much appreciated.

arthurbang
05-17-2012, 09:44 PM
For the Shilo Inn, do you know if you have to pay the whole reservation in advance or just make a deposit?

hoopdeedoop
05-18-2012, 12:45 PM
You don't have to pay anything in advance, just give them your credit card and you can cancel up to 4pm the day before your reservation. I do think they authorize the funds on your card, but it doesn't hold them.

Tori7
05-18-2012, 02:17 PM
I stayed in Palm Springs (Palm Mountain Resort) for Coachella 2012- and I have to say I wasn't too impressed. Although there were lots of good places to eat, there was nothing to do in the evening. I thought it would be a bit more happening with the influx of all the Coachella peeps, but not so. Also, it took 40 min on the shuttle, which ended up being quite a bit of travel time over the 3 days there and back. For 2013, trying to get something closer, but having the same problem as everyone else! Not a lot of choices for accomodation near a shuttle stop :( but will keep trying.

SepaGroove
05-18-2012, 02:41 PM
I'm gonna be cancelling a reservation for Motel 6 in Palm Desert if any of you guys are interested. I'm pretty sure the rates were right around $100 per night. I'll post on here right after I cancel it.

cobrien
05-18-2012, 06:29 PM
Just reserved this. Have you ever stayed there before? How do you get to the fest from here? Doesn't seem close to any shuttle stops.

cobrien
05-18-2012, 06:31 PM
Hey when I checked earlier, the Red Roof Inn over by the In N Out still had rooms around $115 a night. No joke.

Have you stayed there before? If so, how did you get to the fest? Doesn't seem close to any shuttle stops. At any rate, I've got it reserved.

TheWatcher
05-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Since places like Travelocity, Hotels.com, etc are not booking that far in the future, we reserved a room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Mirage for $143/night (AAA rate). Is this a decent place? It's a little farther from the fest than I'd like to stay but it's on the 111 so I won't get lost late at night. Has free internet, microwave, fridge, so that's good.

Anyone have experience with this one?

Trillis
05-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Since places like Travelocity, Hotels.com, etc are not booking that far in the future, we reserved a room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Mirage for $143/night (AAA rate). Is this a decent place? It's a little farther from the fest than I'd like to stay but it's on the 111 so I won't get lost late at night. Has free internet, microwave, fridge, so that's good. Anyone have experience with this one?

Booked a room there as well. Not a fan of Hilton so I'm skeptical.

Aikopua3
05-19-2012, 07:17 PM
For 2011 & 2012 i stayed in Palm Springs. Not bad in my opinion. 2010 was the Quality Inn in Cathedral City. I got the Renaissance Palm Springs Travel Package again this year. Nice rooms, good pool, and the shuttle stop is right out front.

nano925
05-19-2012, 09:06 PM
I reserved a room at the Motel 6 in Palm Desert. Since I'll be renting a car, the location is good enough for me, especially at $100/night.
Has anybody stayed there before?

Poor Yorick
05-20-2012, 03:40 AM
Yeah, the price is damn right. If I'm not mistaken they do not have a pool (unfortunately). It took my car caravan about 20 minutes to reach the Washington / Ave. 50-51 clusterfuck from the Motel. There's a bank, some fastfood, Denny's and a supermarket nearby but not much else.

hurryupmode
05-20-2012, 10:15 AM
Still looking... Sucks that the Valley Music Travel packages are using all the nicer hotels I've stayed at in the past :nono it didn't used to be this hard to find a decent place

Darth_Bater
05-20-2012, 10:35 AM
I reserved a room at the Motel 6 in Palm Desert. Since I'll be renting a car, the location is good enough for me, especially at $100/night.
Has anybody stayed there before?

Stayed there last year. I think that there are actually two in Palm Desert. You get what you pay for. Small room, no microwave/fridge/coffemaker. They do have coffee in the lobby in the mornings. They are clean though and you do not have to worry about bugs and other things living in the room with you and the air conditioners work just fine.

As far as Coachella is concerned, I spend about 8 hours in the room each day, so why pay for a nice room, when all you need is a place to crash and bone down. Works perfect for that.

SepaGroove
05-20-2012, 10:36 AM
lol bone down

malcolmjama1awesome
05-20-2012, 03:57 PM
TLDR

(lol)

SepaGroove
05-21-2012, 08:27 AM
Dude you're literally the worst troll EVER

Tori7
05-28-2012, 09:02 AM
Well, I wanted to avoid Palm Springs and get something closer - but after a bit of research, I could not find a hotel near a shuttle stop for under $200. I ended up going with the Hyatt in Palm springs, it's walking distance to the Desert Fashion Plaza shuttle stop. Rooms are only $160 a night right now, or $195 if you want a refundable room. It seems to me that the shuttle stops are only close to a few hotels, and those hotels are always in the $300 range, or only available to those who book the vacation packages...

hurryupmode
05-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Finally decided to go with the Homewood Suites La Quinta for one weekend and the Marriott Shadow Ridge the other, ~$300/night for both. I feel like I'm wasting money, but since I can afford it and they don't make you pay ahead of time, I decided to just get the reservations now so I don't get screwed out of a room while I'm looking for a better deal.

BlueDevil50
05-28-2012, 11:31 AM
Same place I'm staying...looked like one of the better options out there.

baily
05-30-2012, 08:02 AM
If you get jacked for a hotel room via online...note that the law in CA states on a sign in every room that they can only charge a MAX amount (listed inside the room) and if you get charged a penny over that....notify the manager and they'll refund the difference...they have to.
99% of people don't ask for the difference and just accept the price hike.
They will refund the cost...or just keep your receipt and mail it to corporate and they'll refund the difference...it's the law they have to follow.

SepaGroove
05-30-2012, 09:42 AM
If you get jacked for a hotel room via online...note that the law in CA states on a sign in every room that they can only charge a MAX amount (listed inside the room) and if you get charged a penny over that....notify the manager and they'll refund the difference...they have to.
99% of people don't ask for the difference and just accept the price hike.
They will refund the cost...or just keep your receipt and mail it to corporate and they'll refund the difference...it's the law they have to follow.

I'll be looking into this for sure, thanks.

JustSteve
05-30-2012, 10:09 AM
Doesn't the hotel get to determine the maximum amount, though? So as long as they change their signs they are all good, pretty sure most would be on it by now.

ialvarado2
05-30-2012, 11:35 PM
Yeah, most signs say something like $395 or $495 or some ridiculous high rate just so they can charge that during high demand periods.

cheesehead004
06-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Just booked Shadow Mountain Resort in Palm Desert for W1. 1 mile from the HWY 111 Albertson's shuttle stop. $169, throw in the the taxes and it comes out to $200 even for each night. You're not gonna be able to throw a rager at this place (music curfew, condo resort) but if you need a clean place to sleep/shower/relax/etc it's top notch.

Bumblebee
06-03-2012, 09:45 PM
If you get jacked for a hotel room via online...note that the law in CA states on a sign in every room that they can only charge a MAX amount (listed inside the room) and if you get charged a penny over that....notify the manager and they'll refund the difference...they have to.
99% of people don't ask for the difference and just accept the price hike.
They will refund the cost...or just keep your receipt and mail it to corporate and they'll refund the difference...it's the law they have to follow.

This law doesn't apply to the GV hotel packages. They can charge whatever they want.

deerr13
06-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Right now, Hotwire.com has a 2-star hotel for $43-48 a night plus fees for both weekends of 2013. I haven't jumped on this cuz I'm not sure I'm going, but anyone is going for sure and just needs a bed might want to jump on this. I hope this helps someone.

Riggins33
06-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Just booked Shadow Mountain Resort in Palm Desert for W1. 1 mile from the HWY 111 Albertson's shuttle stop. $169, throw in the the taxes and it comes out to $200 even for each night. You're not gonna be able to throw a rager at this place (music curfew, condo resort) but if you need a clean place to sleep/shower/relax/etc it's top notch.

Shadow Mountain used to have the best diving board there when I was a kid, but that's long gone... Still a good very deep pool.