View Full Version : Some suggestions on cheap places to stay in inland empire area....

02-22-2008, 09:04 AM
I live in Redlands and work in yucaipa, which is about 70 miles from indio. Its sorta far from indio, but it maybe worth it to you to drive an hour to save LOADS of money on a room.

I work across the street from a couple of pretty crappy looking hotels in yucaipa on yucaipa blvd (One is called yucaipa valley inn--maybe motel) This is one city to search for.

There are alot of places in Redlands--a best western called the sandman inn, a place called dynasty suites. there is also a new one (built within the past year or so) I think its a comfort inn---its located right off the freeway at the tennessee avenue exit.

Some other cities to search for are beaumont, cherry valley, and banning. These 3 cities are a good 15 to 20 miles closer than redlands. Now, they arent the lap of luxury, but im sure they wont have the cost premium that indio/palm springs/cathedral city will have.

Another good bet may be yucca valley which is about 20 miles up hwy 62. 29 palms is way too far.

Just wanted to throw out some city names to make hotel searching alot easier. I know there are alot of people that stay at morongo....well, yeah it is a casino, but why not stay 5 minutes west in banning and save more money?

Hope this helps!

02-22-2008, 10:54 AM
say hello to my friends at cuca's!!! god I could really go for one of their bean 'n cheese burritos!!!

02-22-2008, 11:03 AM
one year i actually drove to and from the festival from newport beach for the 2 days. once it hit 3 days i was never doing that again. the last night i stopped at a gas station before getting on the 10 and took a 30 minute nap, then went and got 3 red bulls. biggest mistake ever...was home by 2:30am, but was so spracked out i didn't go to bed until sunrise.

02-22-2008, 11:06 AM
driving tarnishes the experience cause it takes so much energy!!!

02-22-2008, 11:56 AM
and too much time...if you think about it, sure the campground is alive at night and you may not get to sleep until 3-4am. but the two hour wait to get out of the parking lot is gonna happen, so you still won't get back to your hotel until 3am. plus, while your sitting in your car cursing the line of traffic, the campers will still be partying and dancin' the night away!

10-11-2008, 10:06 AM
Even am looking for same kind of information.Can anyone share their experience so that it will be useful for everyone.

10-11-2008, 10:08 AM
camp at Tent City

10-11-2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the other town listings Buttons. I'll have to check some of those out. Hotel rates in Indio were a little cheaper than last year when I checked it out earlier this week, but now they require you to prepay (lame). Maybe some of those in other towns won't. The wait to get out of the parking lot isn't bad at all - all 3 nights last year we spent more time walking to our car than we did waiting to get out. I would totally camp if it wasn't for how hot it gets so early on. I camped my first year and we went to sleep about 2 every night, but were up by 6 cause of how hot is was. And then you have to find some place to hang out for 6 hours before any of the music starts (and there are no not hot places to hang out on the fields). After the festival each night is totally rockin in the tents though. The cabin camping seems like the most ideal, but I don't know how much it costs.

10-11-2008, 10:54 AM
I think StackMyNutz should help YouMakeMeLoseMyButtons get organized before Coachella...

10-12-2008, 09:49 AM
i stayed at beaumont/ it was a 45 min drive/it wasnt so bad. preferred that then camping.

11-05-2008, 09:22 PM
I have 3 Condo's available Coachella Weekend if interested...email JK4home@yahoo.com