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Other two-star properties can cost as much as $359, and three-star hotels show prices of $189 to $529. The Aqua Soleil Hotel & Spa in Desert Springs, for example, still has rooms for $339. (The stars represent Priceline's rating system.)
The second weekend, April 17-19, show nightly rates on Priceline going for $659 for five-star hotels, $288 to $609 for four-star hotels, $152 to $542 for three-star hotels and $71 to $388 for two-star hotels.
Marriott's Shadow Ridge II — The Enclaves in Palm Desert shows rooms going for $469 for the second weekend.
In its report as of Friday, Priceline sampled hotels in Palm Springs, Desert Springs, Borrego Springs, Banning, Beaufort, Yucca Valley, Palm Desert and La Quinta.
Online ticket seller StubHub shows three-day passes starting at $630. But if you're buying from a third party, proceed with caution.
The Coachella website has all kinds of disclaimers about buying tickets from a third party. How will you know if the tickets you buy work? You won't find out until the code is scanned at the entry gate.