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Old 12-05-10, 11:49 PM
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Tour de Palm Springs lodging?

I'm planning to register (first time) for the Tour de Palm Springs on Feb. 11-12. Anyone have any lodging suggestions that don't break the bank but aren't very far from the starting point?
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There's nothing very inexpensive that weekend that is close to the start. My wife made reservations at the hotel Zoso and i think it was about $180 a night and alot of places were already sold out. It's within 1/2 mile of the start. She searched quite a bit and thats the best she could find close to the start that wasnt a dump. Good luck.
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There's a couple of Motel 6s right near downtown Palm Springs that will go for about 50 bucks that Friday night. Some people find Motel 6s beneath them but I actually prefer motels over hotels when traveling with the bike because it's nice to be able to pull right up to the front door if you're moving stuff in and out. I'm also out of the room way early so it's not like I'm sleeping in and enjoying the creature comforts of a resort.
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As mentioned before, "inexpensive hotel" and "close enough to ride to the start" may not be 2 options that will go together. A few years back I stayed at some really nice resort in downtown there for about $230 a night and made a weekend of it.
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The Motel 6 is about .4 mile from the start, $75/night. Can't beat that!
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Right Yen, My wife and I stay at Motel 6 because it's good enough for us (nothing fancy, okay) and it's close enough to the start / finish that we can ride our bikes and leave the car parked at Motel 6.

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That is about as cheap as they come for the event. I stayed at Motel 6 this year and was quite content being there because it was close enough to the start and finish yet far enough from the "action."
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I might be going this year. We have a membership campground to stay at that would be free - just gotta haul my trailer out there. But, it is just east of I-10, so I'd have to drive to the start finish and find parking.
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you might try caliente tropics resort. I stayed there for the 2007 tour de ps, and it was under $100 and filled entirely with cyclists.
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Palm Spings Lodging

Parking has not been an issue during my three yeas at the event, ample and convenient. I drive in from Rancho Mirage and have had no difficulty with traffic or parking availability. So, it shouldn't be a problem for anyone staying east of I-10 or in the surrounding desert cities (Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, etc...)
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