Hotels Almost Sold Out for Desert Trip

Hotels Almost Sold Out for Desert Trip


COACHELLA VALLEY — We’re only two weekends away from the Desert Trip concert in Indio.
So the question is: can you still find a hotel in the valley?
The answer is yes you can still get a room in the valley, but it is going to cost you.

Desert Trip is a hot ticket, but if you want a room in the valley you’re going to want to start warming up to the idea of cold cash.

"It’s in the $1,000’s, so it’s a high rate," said Denise Harnett, marketing manager at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.
"$330 and upwards from there," said Lillian Rojas, front desk at Days Inn Indio.
"From $375 all the way up to $550," said Aftab Dada, general manager of the Hilton Palm Springs.

The sprawling grounds of the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells are just about fully booked for the two October weekends.

"They don’t have a whole lot of chances, I mean we do have a one-bedroom villa available for the first weekend, and the second weekend there may be some availability, but again the rate will be at a premium, so if you need to book, book now," said Denise Harnett, at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.

At the Days Inn Indio, they’ve already been busy with people setting up for the concerts.
They only have one room for weekend one open.

"Our second weekend we do still have a couple queen beds available, and our hotel is unique in that it has rooms with three beds available, and we do still have four of those rooms to rent for the second weekend," said Lillian Rojas at Days Inn Indio.

Over at the Hilton Palm Springs, they’re sold out, and thanking Goldenvoice for another golden opportunity with five weekends of concerts in 2016.

"We are very grateful, and the economic impact in my opinion, and we will do some research should exceed a billion dollars with 15 days of events that represents 4% of the year, that’s how much they contribute," said Aftab Dada, at Hilton Palm Springs.