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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simple Accomodations In Stark Surroundings

Apr 4, 2020 freeamac San Jose

The accommodations at the Ranch At Death Valley are simple but comfortable in the stark environs of Death Valley. It is nice to be able to retire to the controlled temperature of your room and comfort of your bed after a hot day of sight seeing. The facility has a couple of places to eat and a small convenience store. The Saloon is a particularly… Read more
The accommodations at the Ranch At Death Valley are simple but comfortable in the stark environs of Death Valley. It is nice to be able to retire to the controlled temperature of your room and comfort of your bed after a hot day of sight seeing. The facility has a couple of places to eat and a small convenience store. The Saloon is a particularly interesting spot to dine at. Do prepare yourself for a potentially long wait at the front desk during peak check-in/check-out times Read less
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Mar 31, 2020 TonkaBoy18

Not too many places in Furnace creek so we stayed at the Ranch. The Ranch was too expensive for what you get. Don't stay near golf course. They were out mowing at 6:30 am. No free coffee. Check in office was a 100 yard walk but still no coffee. They directed us to the store where it was $4. The 2nd floor room was really outdated and needs… Read more
Not too many places in Furnace creek so we stayed at the Ranch. The Ranch was too expensive for what you get. Don't stay near golf course. They were out mowing at 6:30 am. No free coffee. Check in office was a 100 yard walk but still no coffee. They directed us to the store where it was $4. The 2nd floor room was really outdated and needs attention. Deck floors rotten and carpeting ripped and torn. Door to deck didn't work, had to get a maintenance guy. But, cheaper than other place and convenient for day trips. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We would stay here again

Mar 30, 2020 c-wiggi Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The bad: This is not a luxury hotel, but is expensive. The rooms are badly overdue for an upgrade/renovation. Food was expensive. The good: we were really happy with our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and public spaces were nice and very clean. The kids had a great time in the pool! Yes, the buffet was overpriced, but there was… Read more
The bad: This is not a luxury hotel, but is expensive. The rooms are badly overdue for an upgrade/renovation. Food was expensive. The good: we were really happy with our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and public spaces were nice and very clean. The kids had a great time in the pool! Yes, the buffet was overpriced, but there was plenty of food and it was fine. The location is perfect for visiting the park. The store had lots of options for snacks (even healthy stuff!) and supplies you might need. Overall...it was expensive but we would stay here again. Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 evafrancis Los Angeles, California

The location is very convenient. Right in the middle practically. The service is very good. The front desk answered questions tirelessly and their security person - Ian, i think was his name, extremely fast in responding - once i had a concern with if where i parked was a legit parking space ( could mark the spaces better) and the other time… Read more
The location is very convenient. Right in the middle practically. The service is very good. The front desk answered questions tirelessly and their security person - Ian, i think was his name, extremely fast in responding - once i had a concern with if where i parked was a legit parking space ( could mark the spaces better) and the other time was when i needed first aid for a big scratch on my leg. He was dutiful and kind. The room was big and well layout. We had a nice view of the golf course. I enjoyed my stay. Expensive but it is location, location, location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location

Mar 22, 2020 jrzj42 Ellicott City, Maryland

If you are going to spend a few days or more at Death Valley, the Ranch at Death Valley is probably the best choice as it's fairly close to the main attractions. Room was clean, very easy walk to a few of the local eateries, pool, parking, other onsite attractions. Staff are super friendly. The food is typical for tourists at the national park… Read more
If you are going to spend a few days or more at Death Valley, the Ranch at Death Valley is probably the best choice as it's fairly close to the main attractions. Room was clean, very easy walk to a few of the local eateries, pool, parking, other onsite attractions. Staff are super friendly. The food is typical for tourists at the national park - limited on selection, a bit pricey, yet the quality was fairly good. Gas prices not unreasonable for the location - make sure you top-off if you intend to drive to far-off locations in the park, as there are only 3 stations (and 1 was closed - Stovewell Pipes). Overall, it's worth a revisit. Read less