La Quinta Arts Festival 2011 Accommodation List


  • Hotel and Resort information
  • Condo Rentals
  • RV Parking information
  • Campground information
  • Home Hosting option

 Hotels, Motels, and Resorts


CASITAS AT SANTA ROSA PLAZA                            
50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza                                 

$189 per night, Run of House room, rate quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees. They have blocked 15 hotel rooms and are holding the block through February 12, 2012 or until block is filled, whichever comes first.  Call (760) 564-1244 x112 or email: if the hotel tells you that they are sold out and we will try and negotiate for more rooms. 

The hotel property is located one block away from Festival.  The rate includes a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast buffet as well as Manager’s Cocktail Reception every evening, complimentary business center priveleges, and complimentary fitness room admittance, all of which make this a great value! 

Each of the deluxe guest rooms are a two-room suite which includes bedroom with either a king bed or two double beds and a separate living room with a comfortable sofa bed, dining room table, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and board, hair dryer,  and two televisions.  Swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and a complete spa is on site as well.

84245 Indio Springs Parkway              
Indio, CA 92203
760-342-5000 or 800-827-2946

This hotel has blocked 10 rooms for our artists at $144.00 per night plus a 10% visitor’s fee with no additional room tax, resort fee or parking charges.  A major credit card is necessary to guarantee the reservation.  Reservations must be received by December 31, 2010 to secure this rate.  Check out is by 3:00 pm.  Penalty free cancellations must be received by 72 hours before 3 pm of the check in date.  Please contact (760) 564-1244 x112 or email: if the hotel tells you that our block is sold out and we will try and negotiate more rooms at this fantastic price. 

Amenities include… excellent security!! 103 ft. swimming pool, Jacuzzi and tanning pool, beach volleyball, fitness center, free valet parking service, every room has high-speed internet service with multiple power outlets at internet plug in, Avalon Bay Boutique, 27” flat screen TVs with in-room on-demand movies, in-room safe, Starbucks coffee bar, room service and concierge service. 

76-661 Highway 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210        
760-345-6466 or 800 – 248-3220 

No block is being held so this incredible rate will be based on space availability so call quickly! Our group code number is 1672 or mention La Quinta Arts Festival when you call. Rooms will be $149 for weekdays and $169 for weekend which also includes free parking. There is a $20 daily resort fee and 11.25 occupancy tax.  

Complimentary Continental Breakfast is included in this rate for the boutique hotel property and self parking is also free. Each deluxe guestroom includes a private wall safe, mini-bar, iron and board, and hair dryer. Ice and vending machines are on each floor. The hotel features a beautiful swimming pool. This property is the closest in proximity to Festival of any hotel outside of La Quinta. It is less than 10 min. away!

48630 Monroe Street     Pet Friendly
Indio, CA 92201

This 59 room boutique property is offering a special rate of $139 per night plus 12% tax and a $7 nightly resort fee. Reservations must be secured with a credit card deposit.  Individual cancellations must be received 7 days prior to arrival.  Any cancellation received within 7 days of arrival will be charged for the total amount of nights blocked including all fees and taxes. This same rule applies to no-show reservations.  

Each room is located right on and close to the golf course. The room comes complete with deluxe pillow top mattresses on either a king size bed or two queen size beds. Other amenities include microwave and small refrigerator in each room, hairdryer, iron and board, DVD/CD player, cable TV with Showtime, daily newspaper, and best of all, they offer a pet policy for people who are bringing their furry friends that weigh 60 lbs. or less! (Go to their website for details)

This hotel also offers championship golf, relaxed dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, swimming pools and tennis. This resort is only 5 minutes away from Festival.

74470 Abronia Trail
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-346-8061 or 800-253-0004 

This hotel has blocked rooms for us but the block will be released on Jan.1, 2010 to the general public. You must mention “La Quinta Arts Festival” when you call to make a reservation. In addition to the affordable rates, a complimentary Continental breakfast is offered each morning.  To avoid losing your deposit, all cancellations must be made 72 hours before your check-in date.  Cancellations made after 72 hours forfeit the deposit of one night’s stay plus tax. Tax is 9% and there is no resort fee. They have a variety of room options listed below:

  • Queen bed $111.00 per night
  • King bed $130.00 per night
  • King bed with a kitchenette $141.00 per night
  • 2 Double beds $138.00 per night
  • 2 Double beds and a kitchenette $149.00
  • 1 bedroom suite $195.00 per night 

Amenities include:  Continental breakfast, oversized pool, Jacuzzi, and lush landscaping. Each of the rooms offers refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves, hairdryers, iron & board, and TV. BBQ grills are also available for use around the pool. This hotel is located on the street behind El Paseo so it is very close to shopping and great restaurants. It is approximately 20 min. to Festival. The Manager of this property, Linda Carter, is very “Artist Friendly” and will make you feel very welcome.

Shilo Inn Palm Springs 
1875 N. Palm Canyon Drive     Pet Friendly
Palm Springs, CA 92262

This property has blocked 25 rooms for La Quinta Arts Festival at the great rate of $89 plus 13.5% tax for a king bed or two queen bed room. Or you have the option of a fully equipped kitchenette suite for only $109 plus tax. Hurry to block this one as the hotel only has four of them!  The block will be released on Feb. 15, 2011. In addition to the amazing hotel rate, the hotel offers: continental breakfast daily, guest laundry, in-room refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, high speed internet access, and free unlimited local & domestic long distance phone calls. It also features adult and family swimming pools and spas. It is approximately 35 min. from the festival site but you will be able to enjoy the legacy of Palm Springs, former “Playground of the Stars” as well as some fabulous restaurants. 

The hotel is very clean and one can park literally outside their hotel room!  Request to be around the adult pool. To avoid traffic on Hwy 111, we suggest that you use the 10 Freeway to and from Festival. Across the street is Billy Reed’s Restaurant which has good food at affordable prices. Please quote code #030811AF when making your booking to get these incredible prices! 

Vagabond Inn Palm Springs
1699 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-325-7211 or 800-522-1555 

This hotel has been run by the same family for over 40 years. It offers tremendous value, clean comfortable lodging, and friendly staff. The housekeeper has been with them for 9 years which speaks volumes! They have given La Quinta Arts Festival a rate of $60 plus 13.5% tax for their king bed room or $65 for their double queen bed rooms. In addition the hotel offers continental breakfast each morning and in-room coffee makers, color cable television, refrigerator, microwave, and free local phone calls. They have a large swimming pool, spa and poolside coffee shop. Their parking lot can accommodate oversize vehicles. 

On your way to Festival, one can stop at the trendy Koffee and pick up your extra caffeine fix for the road!  It will take you approximately 35 minutes to get to/from Festival from this property but its value cannot be ignored! The manager, Leyla Pierce, says that she is always on site and anxious to make the drive to Palm Springs well worth the drive.

Condos in the Desert

Vacation Rentals By Owner              Click on California and then on Deserts     Pet Friendly

(We suggest that you look at rentals in Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells, and La Quinta for the closest proximity to Festival) 

If you are seeking more privacy or would like the security that a guarded gate country club can give to you, this could be your answer! It would also be ideal to share with another Artist couple and gives you flexibility with your meal planning as well! Also many of these condos allow for pets – just look for the paw print symbol to be certain that you can bring Fido! Some of these condos are renting for $500 for a full week and are an excellent value!

RV Parks and Campgrounds


Indian Wells Carefree RV Resort   
47340 Jefferson     Pet Friendly
Indio, CA 92201

The rates for this facility are $52 per night or $312.00 per week plus 10% tax. Amenities include a swimming pool, spas, laundry, golf driving nets and a basketball court.  Prices include all hook ups and cable TV.  It is approx. a 15 minute drive to the Festival site. A guest is allowed two pets per reservation.

Shadow Hills RV Resort                            
40655 Jefferson Street, Indio, CA 92203     Pet Friendly
(760) 360-4040 

Call a couple of months ahead for reservations.  Rates are 60.50 per night or 361.90 per week which includes all tax. However if you say that you are a La Quinta Arts Festival Artist, they will give you an additional 10% off the daily rate. It is approx. a 15 minute drive to the Festival site. 

Amenities include:  Heated pool and Jacuzzi, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Horseshoes court, Recreation Room includes 4 indoor shuffleboard courts and 2 pool tables and Ping Pong table, Adjacent to Sun City Shadow Hills Public Golf Course, 100 concrete paved sites with full hookups, 30 amp and 50 amp electrical service, Free Wireless Internet and Satellite TV, Clean restroom and showers, Laundry facilities, Large clubhouse with kitchen, Card Room, Craft Room, Movies for your viewing pleasure, RV storage, Fax and copy service, Business Center, Propane,  and your Pets are  welcomed. They even have an onsite dog park inside this complex. The charge for a pet is $1 per day.

Lake Cahuilla RV Park and Campground 
58075 Jefferson Street     Pet Friendly
La Quinta, CA
800-234-7275 or (760) 564-4712 

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area is a 710 acre park located approximately 3 miles southeast of La Quinta. Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the centerpiece of this gem-of-a-park is Lake Cahuilla filled by the aqueduct from the Colorado River. 

Rate is $22 per night plus $7 reservation fee. This rate includes the use of showers and electricity. Pets are allowed but they must be on leashes!  No pets are permitted outdoors overnight. (This is for their safety as we have coyotes!) Please make a reservation as this park is very popular and will sell-out during Festival time period! 

This 710 acre park offers 54 RV sites with water and electricity. It also offers 1 handicap access RV site. Can accommodate RV’s up to 45 ft. One may also elect to camp here. Individual camping is available on a first come, first serve basis or by reservation.  Other amenities include shore fishing in the 135-acre stocked lake, centrally located showers, equestrian and hiking trails and picnicking. 

Home Hosting

 Each year LQAF asks our membership to consider “adopting an artist” during the week of Festival.  If this is of interest to you, please call: (760) 564-1244 x112 or email:  We will try to accommodate all requests. However our first priority will be Artists coming from the longest distances and first time Artists to Festival. Thank you for understanding!