The Inn at Death Valley

Death Valley, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

The hotel

Forget everything you’ve imagined: if you think Death Valley is miles of nothingness, you’re in for a surprise. One of those rare ‘oases’ in the desert, this AAA 4 Diamond hotel started welcoming guests in the roaring twenties, and it’s kept its air of gracious hospitality ever since. Unlikely date palm gardens, unfeasibly lush golf fairways, and spring-fed pools filled with ice-age water, seem like mirages against the dry yet spellbinding National Park setting. Reminiscent of old Spanish Missions, its blonde stone walls are capped by deep red tiles. Its dining room hosts fine cuisine, afternoon tea and Sunday brunch and, by sharing services with its western-themed sister hotel, The Ranch, you get extra dining, shopping and entertainment, ideal whether you fancy ‘saloon’ snacks, a spot of stargazing, or a moonlit hay wagon ride.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right in the depths of Death Valley, you’re surrounded by endless outdoor recreation, from rock climbing to hiking, horse riding and stargazing. It’s just a mile from its sister property, The Ranch, which sits next to the National Park Service Visitor Center, offering seasonal guided walks and talks. For days out, Amargosa Opera House is 30 minutes away and Scotty’s Castle is 60 minutes away. Las Vegas is 120 miles drive away.

Hotel information

66 rooms, suites, and bungalows. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with satellite and movie channels, electric clock, complimentary WiFi, telephone (unlimited local and 800 calls), fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes. A rollaway bed* or crib* is available on request in some rooms. Standard King Rooms are in the main tower or terrace above the pool, and have beautiful oasis garden or desert views, a full bath or ¾ bath with shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Inn Dining Room (fine dining including Continental, Southwestern, and Pacific-rim menu, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, poolside dining. NB limited Jul-Aug to buffet dinners, with complimentary coffee in lobby and alternative dining at The Ranch sister hotel). Oasis Lounge (limited hours in Jul-Aug). Stargazers Deck (drinks). Room service* (except Jul-Aug). Swimming pool (spring-fed, naturally heated to 27.7˚C). Massage therapy (mid-Oct to mid-May, at The Inn). Sauna (exclusively for The Inn guests). Exercise room (exclusively for The Inn guests). 2 tennis courts. Farabee’s Jeep Rentals (mid-Sep to mid-May). Desert View Watchtower™ (fine gifts, in The Inn’s lobby, limited hours from Jul-Aug). Airport transfers (to Furnace Creek Airstrip). Complimentary WiFi.

Guests at The Inn can use facilities at the sister hotel, The Ranch, including: The Wrangler Steakhouse (full-service dinners). Forty Niner Café (western Americana menu, cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Corkscrew Saloon (snacks and light bites menu, local and premium international drinks, jukebox, sports TVs). The 19th Hole (American menu, bar and grill, golf cart drive up service, seasonal). Additional swimming pool (also spring-fed and naturally heated to 27.7˚C). Furnace Creek Golf Course (18 holes, world’s lowest golf course, Golf Pro Shop). Additional tennis court. Basketball. Volleyball. Bocce Ball. Putting green. Shuffleboard. Furnace Creek Stables (horse riding, carriage and hay wagon rides, occasional moonlight rides, Oct to mid-May). Bike rental* (except in summer). Ranch General Store (groceries, drinks, and souvenirs). Borax Museum (oldest structure in Death Valley, gifts associated with area). Fred Harvey Trading Company (gift shop). Playground. Service station (for fuel, at Furnace Creek Resort).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: The Inn at Death Valley operates on a limited basis during the months of Jul-Aug.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outside bling bling, Inside dirty and old. SHAME ON YOU

Oct 12, 2021 Trek558578

Hi, my husband an i spent one night at Ranch at death valley. The travel agency booked a standard room which not a little price, and we spent our night to your horrible building 6. Outside of the hotel is ok, but this building and these rooms are a shame for the price !!! How can u propose room at this price in a such dirty building ? I said… Read more
Hi, my husband an i spent one night at Ranch at death valley. The travel agency booked a standard room which not a little price, and we spent our night to your horrible building 6. Outside of the hotel is ok, but this building and these rooms are a shame for the price !!! How can u propose room at this price in a such dirty building ? I said that to your team, and Miss Johnson said to me to write u. I want a feedback of my money, because it is really unacceptable. I sent u a message by email and messenger, but the management of this hotel seems like he didn't t see them. I booked one night on 30th of september. It is the worst hotel where we slept during our 4 weeks west trip. SCAMMERS. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay right in Death Valley!

Oct 11, 2021 Valerie C Columbia, Maryland

We loved the Ranch at Death Valley because it is right in the heart of the national park, with many amenities. Our room was very attractive, clean, quiet, and comfortable. We ate our breakfasts outside on the patio. We especially enjoyed the wonderful spring-fed swimming pool! The Ranch also has golf, tennis, horses, a train museum, a… Read more
We loved the Ranch at Death Valley because it is right in the heart of the national park, with many amenities. Our room was very attractive, clean, quiet, and comfortable. We ate our breakfasts outside on the patio. We especially enjoyed the wonderful spring-fed swimming pool! The Ranch also has golf, tennis, horses, a train museum, a children’s playground, and a few shops. The buffet restaurant is pricey, but the food was generous and good. I suggest you bring some snacks of your own to keep in your room refrigerator, so you don’t have to buy all your meals. Best of all, the Ranch is an easy drive to Death Valley’s most famous sights. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice room in the park; Recommend

Oct 9, 2021 ttiottn1 Ohio

We wanted to stay in Death Valley for 1 night so settled on the Ranch. We went in Sept (high was 119 deg F!) so it was their off season. We got a very large room with two beds on the first floor of a 2 story building. We never heard anyone above us; my guess is it was empty. We had plenty of room for 2 adults and I bet 4 adults would have fit… Read more
We wanted to stay in Death Valley for 1 night so settled on the Ranch. We went in Sept (high was 119 deg F!) so it was their off season. We got a very large room with two beds on the first floor of a 2 story building. We never heard anyone above us; my guess is it was empty. We had plenty of room for 2 adults and I bet 4 adults would have fit just fine. We had a patio that faced the courtyard but even at night it was too hot to use. The A/C worked fine and the ceiling fan was very much appreciated to keep us cool without having to blast the A/C. The bed and linens were comfortable; we had no problems sleeping. Everything was clean and in working order. The bathroom was a good size with very nice stonework. At $213 for the night, including all taxes & fees, it was worth it for us to stay in the park and not have to drive hours for overnight accommodations. So if you want to stay in the park, we recommend it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice and Comfortable Stay but overpriced food

Oct 7, 2021 lindabL2162WP

We stayed 2 nights at The Ranch at Death Valley. Our room was comfortable and looked like it was newly renovated. We enjoyed the spring fed pool both evenings after long days of exploring Death Valley National Park. We found the pool to be clean and a wonderful temperature. They have a newly renovated saloon and restaurant that has some… Read more
We stayed 2 nights at The Ranch at Death Valley. Our room was comfortable and looked like it was newly renovated. We enjoyed the spring fed pool both evenings after long days of exploring Death Valley National Park. We found the pool to be clean and a wonderful temperature. They have a newly renovated saloon and restaurant that has some interesting art work. The staff was very friendly and kind. Our one complaint was the food. The $30.00 dinner and the $17.00 breakfast buffets were way overpriced and gave us a sense that we were being ripped off and taken advantage of because of the remote location. The quality of the food was also subpar. The price and quality of the food is really was brings our rating down. I would rate overall experience to be a 4 but would have given it higher if the food quality and value were better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very average stay. Extortionate food prices.

Oct 3, 2021 WillandChloe London, United Kingdom

To start off with, the hotel did what it we hoped, which was provide us with a one night stayed in relative comfort between Vegas and Yosemite. The experience leaves a lot to be desired for however. The pool is fine, it was very refreshing to be in during the hot weather, but it felt quite dirty and clearly needs a clean. The only restaurant… Read more
To start off with, the hotel did what it we hoped, which was provide us with a one night stayed in relative comfort between Vegas and Yosemite. The experience leaves a lot to be desired for however. The pool is fine, it was very refreshing to be in during the hot weather, but it felt quite dirty and clearly needs a clean. The only restaurant open was the saloon. The food was quite nice, although the prices are extortionate (almost 60 dollars for some chicken pasta!!) and you really feel like they're taking advantage of the fact that there is nowhere else to eat, it left a poor feeling towards it after. The room was fine, although very dated. The air con is an obvious necessity but it was incredibly loud and would disturb is in the night by rattling. We slept OK but not the best, and were glad to leave the next day. We guessed that the owners have a large holding in the town (as they own the Inn further up the road too) and unfortunately it doesn't look like much will improve. They're clearly building more rooms when the current ones need updating first. Think we will skip next time. Read less