Coachella: 5 Luxury Hotels and Vacation Homes That Can Still Be Booked
Better act quick.
Palm Springs is brimming with hotels, condo rentals and Airbnbs alike, many of which have been sold out for months for this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival, with weekend one kicking off April 15-17. But stylish accommodations are still available to book at posh vacation rentals and newly opened luxury resorts, specifically these five places guaranteed to make noise even after the festival leaves the desert.
V Palm Springs
Opening this week, V Palm Springs is the collaboration of celebrity lawyers Mark Geragos (who has repped such A-listers as Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Kesha and O.J. Simpson) and Brian Kabateck (a frequent analyst for CNN and MSNBC). The new owners injected $15 million into the 140-room boutique (formerly The Curve hotel) in Downtown Palm Springs, with a design that pays tribute to the native Cahuilla Indians and the surrounding desert (think earth tones, monochromatic color palettes and spiritual symbols of feathers and snakes). V offers an outdoor, V-shaped pool, al fresco bar and grill, fire pit, jacuzzi and yoga classes. Each room has a private balcony with swing, and soon to open is a second pool and SOLSTICE restaurant. Junior Suites with private patio is $560 a night for both Coachella weekends. Both weekends will include Coachella-themed festivities like surprise musical performances and amenity gift bags. 333 East Palm Canyon Drive, 877-544-4446; vpalmsprings.com
Dinah Shore’s former home (now owned by Leonardo DiCaprio) has become the most enticing vacation rental in Palm Springs since debuting last year. The historic estate, with well-preserved Mid-century modern architecture and design, is secluded on a 1.3-acre desert compound. The 7,022-square-foot main house has 6 bedrooms, 7½ baths, a separate, one-bedroom guest house, heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, daily maid service and multiple fireplaces. The home was built in 1964 by famed modern architect Donald Wexler. 432 Hermosa is available Weekend 2 at $4,500 per night (two-night minimum). 432 W. Hermosa Place; 432hermosa.com
Palm Springs Cliff House
While most vacation rentals are quick to book up almost a year in advance, Palm Springs Cliff House on Airbnb is a rare find for both Coachella weekends. The three-bedroom, 3,700-square-foot modern vacation villa is tucked away in the high-brow, Palm Springs Mesa neighborhood (neighbors include Trina Turk and Barry Manilow) with sweeping valley views. The home is equipped with modern amenities (deck grill, washer/dryer, gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi) as well as a heated infinity pool. Available to book both weekends. airbnb.com
Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
Located on a 650-foot bluff overlooking the valley, Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage is unrivaled in the desert for top amenities that opened last year, including a luxurious, remodeled Club Lounge and an elegant steakhouse with its own dry-aging room. The spa, considered among the best in the valley for proper Coachella detoxing, offers indigenous treatments using desert herbs, minerals natural rock resources and centuries-old techniques like poultice. One-bedroom suites (starting at $1,449 a night) and The Ritz Carlton Suite ($5,000 a night) are available Weekend 2. 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, 760-321-8282; ritzcarlton.com
Opened this past February in the Upper Design District, the 32-room Arrive Hotel is Palm Springs’ first hotel built ground up in more than a decade. The tech-friendly hotel thrives on millennial-friendly services (requests are made via text; hotel check-in is at the bar) with proper chill-out amenities: bocce court, ping pong, pool cabanas, 22-foot jacuzzi and open-air poolside restaurant. Midcentury-modern themed guest rooms are equipped with Apple TV, Malin + Goetz bath amenities and mini-bar. Former Facebook employee Ezra Callahan is a partner. Both weekends are available to book; rooms start at $499 a night. 1551 North Palm Canyon Drive, 760-507-1650; arrivehotels.com