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cricketics 12-15-2011 06:58 AM

Got my tickets for Indian wells - Any budget hotels
 
Okay I am student, and can't really afford any resorts. I am already bought few tickets for Indian wells.

I need suggestion regarding staying for cheap. Something which is close to the venue. And even if it's not that close, atleast it has some local transportation whcih I can take to go to the venue with ease.

Please if possible, can someone give good details on this of which bus service or shuttle is run for cheap and some nice cheap hotels.

GS 12-16-2011 07:28 AM

Go to www.palmsprings.com and click on economy hotels. There's a few that offer rooms starting at $49 a night during the week. I don't know anything about transportation deals or shuttles down there.

r2473 12-17-2011 01:42 PM

During that 2 weeks, cheap doesn't exist. Last I recall, the Motel 6 that was about 5 miles away was $85 / night.

My advice would be to book something like the motel 6. Then scan *bay frequently for a condo, etc. If something pops up you like, buy it and cancel your reservation.

I've noticed that you can find deals out there right before the event. Somebody has a change of plans and can't make it and needs to sell. Nobody else will be looking / nobody else is going to make very last minute reservations, so you can get great places for dirt cheap. If you can split it with someone else, it will probably be affordable. Probably nothing will be under $400-500.

woodrow1029 12-17-2011 01:53 PM

Check the best western vacation inn in palm desert. It's where the officials stay and I think they have some decent rates. And there's a shuttle.

sportsfan1 12-17-2011 05:07 PM

Did you have no luck with priceline bidding?

cricketics 12-25-2011 06:31 PM

Thanks all for the replies.

@SPORTSFAN1, what do you mean by priceline bidding.

okay I will google this.

tyeee 12-25-2011 08:28 PM

Priceline is the best

West Coast Ace 12-27-2011 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cricketics (Post 6191437)
...what do you mean by priceline bidding.

It's a 'name your price' option. Usually you have to wait until close to the date to get the great deals. So you could: a) find the best deal you can now, making sure there is a no cost cancellation policy; b) wait until a few weeks from the tournament and start bidding low. As others have said, PS/IW isn't really a budget destination. Tennis fans have money - and college spring breakers will put 5 or 6 people in a room to share the cost. Good luck.

cricketics 12-28-2011 09:24 PM

Thanks folks. I have somehow foiund a decent cheap hotel. Can someone suggest me some airline ticket website now. Whats the usualy cost of flight there. `

West Coast Ace 12-29-2011 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by cricketics (Post 6196058)
Thanks folks. I have somehow foiund a decent cheap hotel. Can someone suggest me some airline ticket website now. Whats the usualy cost of flight there. `

Give us a hint: where do you live? Are you even in the US (might want to put your location in your profile)? Expedia and Orbitz do air also. Southwest Airlines is usually competitive.

cricketics 12-30-2011 07:36 AM

I am staying in Maryland. I will be flying from IAD - WASHINGTON DULLES Airport or Reagan national airport or perhaps BWI baltimore.

Richards19 12-30-2011 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by cricketics (Post 6198558)
I am staying in Maryland. I will be flying from IAD - WASHINGTON DULLES Airport or Reagan national airport or perhaps BWI baltimore.

Well, that mean you just need to search flights from IAD to the Palm Springs Airport - PSP. This airport is by far the closest one from IW. You can use a site like Expedia or Orbitz. Definitely the best way to find the cheaper flights.

Also, which ground transportation are you expect to use? Because it could be very expensive if you use cabs. I think it's around 60$ from PS Airport to the IW area with a cab. And public transportation is not very good in the PS/IW area

GS 12-30-2011 11:36 AM

Or fly Southwest Airlines from Washington Dulles or BWI to Ontario (Los Angeles), rent a car cheaply, then drive about an hour East to Palm Springs.

West Coast Ace 12-30-2011 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GS (Post 6198988)
Or fly Southwest Airlines from Washington Dulles or BWI to Ontario (Los Angeles), rent a car cheaply, then drive about an hour East to Palm Springs.

+1. Ontario is the right airport to fly to. And OP, Priceline has the 'name your price' option for rental cars too. You should be able to pick up a subcompact cheap.

cricketics 12-31-2011 05:50 PM

Thanks for the option folks. Really appreciate..Thanks so much

r2473 01-10-2012 10:06 AM

A condo at the Marriott Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert for March 11-18 (Sunday to Sunday) sold this past Sunday on Fbay for $265 for the week, or $38 / night.

Item number: 140674793261

GRANITECHIEF 01-10-2012 10:55 AM

^^Sounds like a heck of a deal. Are you going again r2473? Up for a rematch?

r2473 01-10-2012 11:32 AM

I'd enjoy a re-"match" (if you call what I gave you a match). I'm in a bit better shape this year as compared to last year. Maybe I can win a game this time (but I somehow doubt it.....you're pretty damn good).

I'll be in the same place as last year, but this year I'll be there for 2 full weeks. From March 2-16 (Friday to Friday). I figured out that the tennis at that condo sucks (just hard to get time), so maybe you know of a better place.

GRANITECHIEF 01-10-2012 12:05 PM

Sounds good, we'll talk.

r2473 01-10-2012 12:52 PM

Sound good. I located your tel# from an old e-mail.

When the time gets closer we'll set something up.


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