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 Magical stay in a wonderful place

Jan 19, 2020 DavidG364

The Ranch provided excellent accommodation and facilities to explore this amazing natural wonder. The room was clean and comfortable, the food wholesome and good. The spring fed swimming pool, sports courts, museum and gift shop made our stay exceptional!
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Jan 19, 2020 jonneyboy San Francisco, California

Room was OK - typical motel type room but at double the price - room was spacious - refrigerator was broken and noisy - very low water pressure in the shower - but great location right in the center Death Valley - that is what you are paying for - very interesting museum on the grounds
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Jan 17, 2020 ark1 Santa Rosa, California

Stayed at Ranch in a deluxe room for3 nights. My first stay since the renovation. New paint and rug. Bathroom poorly redone w limited space on sink for bathroom articles Refrigerator dirty requiring me to clean it. Upscale price for Motel 6 quality. apparently Xanterra put much more emphasis on the grounds and out buildings than on guest rooms. … Read more
Stayed at Ranch in a deluxe room for3 nights. My first stay since the renovation. New paint and rug. Bathroom poorly redone w limited space on sink for bathroom articles Refrigerator dirty requiring me to clean it. Upscale price for Motel 6 quality. apparently Xanterra put much more emphasis on the grounds and out buildings than on guest rooms. Work was being done right outside our door causing dust and noise. I do however love DV and will return as I have done countless times since for the past 30+ yrs. prices for food and lodging are through the roof so bring lotsae money Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 Flyer60544968149

Overall is good, the room has lots of space. But I would like to point out something. First, the fitter sheet and the flat sheet were placed inside out. Second, there is shampoo in the conditioner bottle.
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Jan 13, 2020 613pradeepa

We stayed here for a night on New Year's Eve. We had stayed here many years ago, when it was a smaller cosier place, and we could wander around and gather and much on the dates that were lying around everywhere. The place appears to have undergone a massive renovation. It is expensive, but we knew we were paying more for the location than the… Read more
We stayed here for a night on New Year's Eve. We had stayed here many years ago, when it was a smaller cosier place, and we could wander around and gather and much on the dates that were lying around everywhere. The place appears to have undergone a massive renovation. It is expensive, but we knew we were paying more for the location than the amenities, so we were OK. The available laundromat was a plus. The New Year Brunch buffet was a pretty good with a decent spread of food. We were looking forward to the cappuccino, but at $7 a cup it was a total disappointment. They have a fully automatic Jura-Capresso, but the machine settings were all wrong - I asked for a wet cappuccino (they only had one size) and I got perhaps close to 14 oz of a bitter milky brew with no foam whatsoever. My impression was that the management did not want to be bothered with training a barista, so they got an automatic Jura. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the Borax Museum was a nice plus as well. The proximity to Harmony Borax Works, Zabriskie Point, and Badwater Basin makes this a great location. Read less