where to stay for coachella 2018 overview

Headed to Coachella this year? If you're like the majority of festival-goers, you've probably had your accommodations planned and booked months in advance. However, if you are as spontaneous as we are, perhaps you booked your trip last minute, and don't know where to stay for Coachella. We've got you covered.

No matter if you are a first time Coachella goer or a veteran, keep reading to discover the best kept, locals-only secrets to finding the best prices on hotels, camping, vacation rentals, and more for this year's festival weekends.  

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camping & glamping

off-site camping

Wondering where to stay for Coachella 2018, but don't have a ticket for the festival? Check out this list of pop-up camp sites near Coachella that each offer authentic festival camping atmosphere. 

The pop-up sites like, Basecamp, Cloud 9, and Vestal Village all offer exciting energy and events on-site, while including a sweet teepee or luxury tent to camp. 

These options will cost you much less than hotels or vacation rentals, and offer awesome entertainment. A lot people staying here won't even be going to the festival, and will instead enjoy the amenities that these venues have to offer. 



If you are seeking a luxe experience and don't know where to stay for Coachella, then look no further than the following top  luxe hotels near the festival grounds.

Our top pick is Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa. The town of Rancho Mirage is the epitome of what you'd expect for a serene desert Oasis. Enjoy Coachella in the day, then escape to your private sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Omni Rancho is a short 13 mile drive to the festival, on the Coachella shuttle route, and they still have availability for weekends 1 & 2 for Coachella 2018. Hurry offer won't last!

Save $$$ by booking through the link provided. Check out the other top hotels below. 

budget travel


You don't have to spend thousands on hotels when you go to Coachella. Prefer to spend your money on delicacies at the food truck? Check out our budget-friendly hotels to help you choose where to stay for Coachella 2018.

The following list of hotels is guaranteed to be less than $300 a night, which is a huge savings considering hotel prices skyrocket during Coachella weekends. The only downside is that these rooms are located a little further from the festival grounds (30-45 min drive).

Save $$$ by booking through the link provided. We will continue to add new hotels to the list in the upcoming days.

vacation rentals & villas

where to stay for coachella - villas

Want to host an epic Coachella pool party? Are you and your friends wondering where to stay for Coachella 2018? 

If you're going with a group of people, be sure to check out these discounted rate vacation rentals and villas.

Some include a sparkling in-ground pool, along with 3+ bedrooms. The cost per night may seem steep, but if you have a group of 10+, those prices can be very affordable. 

The plus side is that you can host an epic pre-game, and enjoy a private retreat to get some much needed post Coachella sleep. 

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