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    Default Any hotels/motels that were good, bad, or ugly?

    We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage.

    It was very comfortable, but I would like to be closer next time....

    suggestions?

    I had a reservation with Super Eight, but they cancelled my reservation!!!(I got a letter from them on April 3rd)
    and said I could re-book @ their "special Coachella rate" which was
    3x the amount my guaranteed reservation was for (which I had made in
    May, 2007)
    That was BAD, and UGLY.....and extortion.

    ******** MAY 18th, edit-I was just noodling around, guessing at Coachella's 2009 dates, looking at what hotels may have opened for booking, and SUPER 8 in Indio (the same establishment that treated us so unethically, and the issue is still unresolved..)is asking $450 per night, w/o tax, for their rooms next year!!!!! That is just CRAZY!!!
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    Default Re: Any hotels/motels that were good, bad, or ugly?

    I stayed at the Marquis Villas resort in Palm Springs which was fabulous as usual. It's about a 45 min drive to Coachella on side streets, but I found a non-trafficky way into Lot 3 this year, so I'm happy!

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    WE STAYED IN A CONDO IN PALM DESERT. 3 TOTAL. OOPS. 3 total, enclosed with a pool. pretty private. the owner was awesome. one couple canceled, and the other guy left early so we had the place to our selves. sweet drive too. 111, straight down. 5 min.

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    I stay at the city center motel...this year they upgraded and had HDTV Flatscreens for us to watch...

    Saturday me and some of the other hotel guests had pool party before going to the venue...good times!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAIRYGOOMBA View Post
    ........ I had a reservation with Super Eight, but they cancelled my reservation!!!(I got a letter from them on April 3rd)
    and said I could re-book @ their "special Coachella rate" which was
    3x the amount my guaranteed reservation was for (which I had made in
    May, 2007)
    That was BAD, and UGLY.....and extortion.
    Wow, thats a disgrace. FUCK YOU SUPER8
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    Default Re: Any hotels/motels that were good, bad, or ugly?

    that also seems highly illegal, i would contact corporate, you may be staying free next year. you had a contract that they broke for a reason that is not legit.

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    Motel 6 on indio and Monroe...I would avoid. Cheap, but stuck between train tracks and a gravel mill...FYI

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    International Lodge in Palm Desert. Every room was completely different. Not too bad.

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    Default Re: Any hotels/motels that were good, bad, or ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAIRYGOOMBA View Post
    We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage.

    It was very comfortable, but I would like to be closer next time....

    suggestions?

    I had a reservation with Super Eight, but they cancelled my reservation!!!(I got a letter from them on April 3rd)
    and said I could re-book @ their "special Coachella rate" which was
    3x the amount my guaranteed reservation was for (which I had made in
    May, 2007)
    That was BAD, and UGLY.....and extortion.
    I had a similar experience with a Super Eight when I was travelling through Washington St. and I hassled corporate. Managed to get 3 free stays at their hotel--which is funny because I've only used one and don't fathom coming back to their shithole of a motel.

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    stayed at a super 8 in banning- 45 MINS AWAY. i asked front desk if they were going to be busy and she said OH YEAH THAT FESTIVAL. EVERY YEAR. i coulda sworn- we were the only ones there. oh and the room was ghetto. fuck it though, better than camping.
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    These are a few pics from the fucking amazing Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort:

    If I had more time to appreciate the resort, I would totally stay there again...

    the problem is, I only slept there...



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    oh, and pics of the room:

    The separate huge whirlpool bathtub and glass shower was a great touch:
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    Default Re: Any hotels/motels that were good, bad, or ugly?

    Best Western Date Tree. Thumbs up. No complaints. Kinda pricey, but I expect that staying 4 miles from a huge festival. It's probably one of the few times a year these places make any money.

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    A nice little motel four miles away with a cold pool and a hot tub. Plus you can pick the freshiest grapefruits from the trees in the yard.

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    the best western date tree is a great hotel, they are super friendly and pretty much don't bother any of the guests...
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    that Ford Gt is alright .. but i see soo many at were i work at that im no longer surprised when i see one ..but yes they are nice cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFChrissy View Post
    I stay at the city center motel...this year they upgraded and had HDTV Flatscreens for us to watch...

    Saturday me and some of the other hotel guests had pool party before going to the venue...good times!!!
    City Center motel ftw!
    We stayed there on thursday night and sunday night. Guess we missed the pool party :/

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    We have learned that the best deal is to rent a house in PS with friends. There were 4 couples total, and half of them didn't even attend the festival, they just wanted to hang out by the pool all weekend. Much better deal than the gouged motels near the festival, and we could hang out all morning, cook our own breakfast, etc.

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    stayed at the motel 6 right off washington and I-10. no issues at all.... i always enjoy motel 6. cheap but comfy. good service, close to venue! close to all food outlets! big thumbs up!

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    I can't stress enough how great it was to have rented a house with friends.

    If you get about 8-10 people (maybe even as few as 6), you can EASILY find a house for rent that 1) will cost less than hotel rooms for that many people 2) is 10x more comfortable than a hotel 3) is 10x more private than a hotel, 4) lets you save even more money by cooking your own breakfasts and 5) offers the option of hanging out in a hot tub after the show each night.

    We ended up staying a little bit further away to keep the costs down, basically staying just outside of downtown PS. But it was well worth it to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emtgreg View Post
    These are a few pics from the fucking amazing Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort:

    If I had more time to appreciate the resort, I would totally stay there again...

    the problem is, I only slept there...
    my g'friend's family stayed there in one of the villas this past weekend during stagecoach for $140/night. it was pretty damn nice! what were coachella rates like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop49er View Post
    stayed at the motel 6 right off washington and I-10. no issues at all.... i always enjoy motel 6. cheap but comfy. good service, close to venue! close to all food outlets! big thumbs up!
    that's where i was! nice having del taco right next door, too.

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    lawrence welk resort was nice
    surrounded by stores and what not... such as trader joes and 24 hour walgreens
    best resturaunt in the city was right up the street
    very simple rooms, but they had a kitchenette and two tvs and what not. it was nice. very simple.

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    We stayed at the Renaissance Esmerelda. FUCKING PIMPIN!!!
    About 10 minutes from the venue, 20 if you swing past In&Out. I'm never camping again!!!
    Loved it, had so many of the bands there too. Was great floatin round in the pool sippin on a margarita when fatboy slim walks past. Was trash talkin JJ at breakfast and look who walks past and gave us filthies, whatever, it IS elevator music I don't care what he says.
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