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Room rates skyrocket for Coachella music festival
Room rates skyrocket for Coachella music festival

With less than two weeks until the Coachella music festival, the traditional last-minute panic to book someplace to stay is pushing hotel room prices up an average of more than 70%. Expect to pay $343 a night for a room at a cramped one-star hotel near the annual two-weekend bash at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. And that's one of the best remaining deals within 10 miles of the event. Critics complain that the festival, officially named the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has morphed from a free-spirited mixture of sun and song into an exclusive orgy of spending and celebrity sightings. The spring-break-inspired blowout always triggers a mad rush for lodging, with...