View Full Version : coming from the UK alone and looking for a good hotel deal for one person

01-27-2008, 04:10 PM
as the title suggests i'm going by myself and i assume this means hotels are going to be pricey as fuck, so any suggestions please? preferably close to the venue. all suggestions are welcome as i'll fork out the money if need be i guess. thanks in advance!

01-27-2008, 09:13 PM
almost any hotel will probably be open for one person.
try in Palm Desert.
Or Palm Springs if your willing to drive more

01-27-2008, 09:30 PM
If you don't find one in your price range, you might want to try onsite camping. $55 for 4 days (thur-mon), and it's great.

01-28-2008, 03:28 PM
Hey Matt, I'm coming all the way from Ireland solo and I am camping.. If you don't get a reasonably priced hotel you should come join a group of us in the camping all alone thread.. as mentioned before the camping ticket price is pretty good and everyone seems cool enough and up for a laugh

01-28-2008, 06:20 PM
ireland rocks.

just had to say..

01-28-2008, 07:33 PM
CAMP! You'll have such a good time

01-28-2008, 08:18 PM
thank you for your replies!
my only problem with camping is the intense heat haha. i've been 2 times before and the first time we camped it was really the down point of the whole festival cus we felt so grumpy haha but last year we did the hotel and felt great! but seeing as i'm doing it alone this time i dunno, camping might be alright!

01-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Yes it sure does!!

Most of the time.. When it's not shagging raining..:rolleyes

01-30-2008, 03:22 AM
Hey Matt,

I went last year with couple of mates from Bristol. They are flat broke this year so wont be going. I am undecided... We have free tickets cos of the fun with willcall last year but thats a big ass plane ticket cost, hire car for the uncertainty of knowing if you can find a good bunch of people to hang out with!

Are there many people going out alone from the UK?

01-30-2008, 03:26 AM
we got flights for 299 direct with BA on ebookers.com Car hire is the biggest expense of it all.

01-30-2008, 03:31 AM
The drive is guna be sketchy too, last year I had the boys smacking me around the head with a copy of nuts every time i was flagging... Window open head out to keep awake! Or, if Im feeling all good on the way cos I will be pumped, the drive from Coachella will probably do me in. But that also isnt much when u land in the UK and got to drive to Bristol. Ouch.

Had such a cracking time last year though! Camped next to some gems. Hightlights bein - a couple of lesbians and a guy who was unconcious the whole time - maybe he was dead lol

01-30-2008, 03:47 AM
we had some guys behind us and one of the was trying every line under the sun to convince this girl to sleep with him but she wasn't having any of it i think they got pissed off with us laughing that on the last night they slashed our tent. i went to IOW in 2006 and there was a guy in your field who was unconscious lying in his own sick for the whole weekend. but if you kicked him he moved so it was fine. i thought that weekend was hot but it was nothing compared to Coachella

01-30-2008, 03:47 AM
i saw your i mean our

01-30-2008, 03:52 AM
Yea, the heat from Coachella was insane. Yea its a desert but I have a photograph of the single small cloud we saw the entire four days odd we were there. Nice lol give him a boot and he moaned lol

01-30-2008, 04:04 AM
i had been reading about people going on that it was hot but i kinda just thought i been to some of the greek islands and they can get hot it will be ok but its just the fact there is no escape from it makes it worse than it probably is. i remember getting out of the car and thinking fuck this is actually really hot by the time we had the tent up i had shrunk to half my normal size.

01-30-2008, 04:09 AM
I have worked in Kavos, well in 2001 and 2002 and that was hot as but there I slept most of the day until time for work at like 10pm till 3/4am! Plus yea, there was a load of shade, swimming pools and big ass electric fans! I am thinking of going back to kavos sometime too, this time to work as a photographer around the strip seeing as that what my degree is in rather than work behind the bar.

Coachella is a hell of a trek and expense to get to but it kicks anything the UK have got. Easily. I will still be hitting Reading for the fourth year in a row this year tho :P

01-30-2008, 04:12 AM
Are there many people going out alone from the UK?

Yup, me and a mate are going!

01-30-2008, 04:19 AM
i have missed reading every year so gutting i always end up booking something for the bank holiday weekend i was going to go last year but had no money by the end of the summer. i want to go to download now and see KISS but its just too soon after Coachella and we are going to be in CA for two weeks before the festival so will be very expensive. i find most of the UK festivals have more or less the same line up as each other apart from head line acts.

01-30-2008, 04:35 AM
Thats fair Amy, they o usually have the same acts but agreed with the headliners Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam et al at Reading - great to see some of the greats. Tom, any chance you might consider having a fellow Bristol boy tagging along?!

01-30-2008, 09:20 AM
hey kev if you are going for sure contact me pleaseee cus i'm down with travelling with you and chipping in for a car etc (i can't drive tho)

01-30-2008, 02:03 PM
if you want a place thats close to the polo grounds, that isn't too dodgy, i'd go to the best western on indio blvd in indio, or the royal inn on hwy 111 in indio. both hotels are nice and clean and are not more than ten minutes drive away, so it's convenient if you'll be relying on a taxi for transport. or even if you're renting a car. they're the nicest places nearest the polo grounds, and they're fairly reasonable. of course all the hotels go up in price during the festival. that's one of our community's biggest economical booms so that can't be helped.

here are the sites for the ones i mentioned :) hope this helps you.



01-30-2008, 02:45 PM
i stayed at date tree last time, but i think it is sold out now =/

01-30-2008, 03:26 PM
wow! that was quick! well maybe there's some at the royal inn. the other places on indio blvd are really crappy, seedy, hooker motels. i'd steer clear from there. the date tree best western is the best one there. umm let me think....indio...hmmm. the travelodge and super 8 are nearby :)



they are also about ten minutes, fairly decent and near to restaurants and stuff. otherwise you'll have to stay in palm desert. indio doesn't have many "good hotels" la quinta and indian wells are super pricey, so palm desert would be the next step :)

01-30-2008, 04:19 PM
both of those say they have no free rooms too haha. i think camping is in order for me this year.

01-30-2008, 04:43 PM
sorry matt :( you might try palm desert if you can't stand the heat. i'm a local and i won't even camp :p but then again, i don't have to LOL.

01-30-2008, 05:17 PM
yea the heat was pretty horrible but if it means i am dead close and it's cheaper i guess i can put up with it somehow haha

01-31-2008, 10:13 AM
there's one other place, the mauna loa. that isn't too bad. it's right next to Neil's lounge and a supermarket. it's clean but a little dodgy, probably cheap too and they have kitchenettes. i partied there once and it wasn't too bad. beds were decent enough. here's the link and there are other hotels on that page in the area that you might want to try. you have a good shot at booking the mauna loa as i don't think that they do online booking. so perhaps they still have openings as out of towners may not have bothered with it since there's no online booking. give it a try. it's still in indio and near the venue ;) then there's the casino. fantasy springs resort is huge, they may have vacancies but be prepared to pay well for a room. otherwise...i'm out of ideas mate...camp city for you lol. if you do decide to find a place in palm desert (and there are a lot of hotels there) perhaps you can carpool to the festival? i'm only going saturday, but would be glad to give people rides if they need on saturday :)


01-31-2008, 05:12 PM
Hey Matt,
I just booked a hotel room about 10 miles from the venue for friday, saturday, and sunday night. I'm sharing it with a few other of my friends but you're welcome to come if you don't find anywhere else.

02-01-2008, 08:59 PM
hey I went to coachella last year on my own I stayed at the best western hotel(on the wednesday before the festival camped the rest) just outside indio near the casino, managed to get it pretty cheap on alpharooms.com

ditch the hotel idea, camping is much better met some amazing people last time round. not going this year(mainly down to the lineup) heading to bonnaroo instead.

02-08-2008, 03:14 PM
heat shmeat, just chuck a bucket of water over your head in the morning and bathe in suncream, come on, its the desert! what do you expect...me and my mate are coming out from the uk, her from england and me from northern ireland, so if you are camping, pop over and say hi! haha. we will most likely be eating peanut-butter, god damn i love the american stuff.

02-09-2008, 12:12 PM
heat shmeat, just chuck a bucket of water over your head in the morning and bathe in suncream, come on, its the desert! what do you expect...

Ha! Don't underestimate the heat as it's fucking outragous, especially when you're used to cold/rain/shite like we are in the UK. You'll be awake at 8am no matter what, because as soon as the sun hits your tent you'll begin to boil. We were luck last year as the guys next to us had a gazeebo. I don't know what we would have done without it. I'll be buying one this year thats for sure.

02-11-2008, 03:20 PM
well all my tickets are bought now, which includes camping tickets so no turning back now!

02-17-2008, 10:25 AM
Hi! i am going to Coachella from the UK on my own as well and will need to find somewhere to stay and a car ride from LA...get in touch if you want to! ciaooo, fabiana

02-17-2008, 10:26 AM