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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Nov 19, 2019 martarutk Los Angeles, California

It was a good place to stay. The room was clean. The food options, however, were very limited and definitely overpriced. Other than that, I would stay at this place again if I visit Death Valley. Staff were nice and friendly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The laundry room was disgusting

Nov 15, 2019 X3454VCdavidm Show Low, Arizona

No one seems to care about maintanence of laundry. We have been here for 5 days and each time it looks like these pictures show. Love the warm stings pool....no Chemicals. I Dont play golf but it looks beautiful with views of mountains
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not my favorite place but adequate for 1 night

Nov 13, 2019 Keri S Westminster, Massachusetts

Stayed here for one night because it's one of the only places in Death Valley. It's insanely expensive, the food is extremely overpriced, and the rooms were so-so. But, it is in the middle of no where so it is what it is. Construction is ongoing. I just thought it would be a lot nicer for the price.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One night stay

Nov 11, 2019 Vinny H County Roscommon, Ireland

Stayed here on our drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Didn't quiet know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Check in was pleasant and staff were very friendly. Room was fine. It was upstairs with a balcony. Can't fault it at all. Booked the horse riding and it was a nice was to spend the evening. Again the staff here were great.… Read more
Stayed here on our drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Didn't quiet know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Check in was pleasant and staff were very friendly. Room was fine. It was upstairs with a balcony. Can't fault it at all. Booked the horse riding and it was a nice was to spend the evening. Again the staff here were great. Helpful and friendly. Dinner in the bar later was lovely. Waiter was a pleasant man. Pricy hotel but if I was in the area again which I hope to be I would stay here again based on this experience Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 D2888TBbills

I thought that the new "Oasis" branding meant that the rooms at the Ranch had been upgraded and the property had been spruced up overall. WRONG. Instead Zanterra raised prices and still provides a Super 8 quality product at 3 times the price. Upgrades have been piecemeal and incomplete. My room had holes in the wall following the installation… Read more
I thought that the new "Oasis" branding meant that the rooms at the Ranch had been upgraded and the property had been spruced up overall. WRONG. Instead Zanterra raised prices and still provides a Super 8 quality product at 3 times the price. Upgrades have been piecemeal and incomplete. My room had holes in the wall following the installation of a new sink, a bathroom door with a patch job at the bottom that looks to have been done by a first grader, and carpet on the balcony with gaping holes. Housekeeping is mediocre. Parking lot and sidewalks are crumbling. The resort feels like a construction site, because it is. One that will no doubt drag on for years. Better to stay outside the park and make day trips. Read less