The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 August 2005

Before the heat beats you

You're probably not planning a visit to Desert Hot Springs, California in August — if you're anything like me, avoiding the heat is a higher priority than frolicking in the, um, whatever it is they have in the desert [that would be "sand"-ed.] — but the Hacienda Hot Springs Inn will meet you halfway, at least five days a week.

The weekend rate at the end, per night, is whatever the temperature is, in degrees Fahrenheit, at 2 pm that day; if it's 110 degrees, your room is $110, plus the usual taxes and such. But to entice people to come in on weekdays, the inn takes that same temperature and slices it in half: fifty-five bucks on that 110-degree day.

On the downside, grumbles Gridskipper, "you'll need every extra penny to buy enough fluids to stay hydrated."

Posted at 1:20 PM to Dyssynergy