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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent enough for a night or two

Jul 22, 2019 jonny5678 cheltenham

The pool was excellent and welcome in the heat. It's a good base for some of the sights which are a short drive away. Shop expensive, restaurant ridiculously expensive but you can get good takeaway pizzas and pasta from the place next to the restaurant. Rooms basic and expensive but were pleased that we had the room at half price when we added a… Read more
The pool was excellent and welcome in the heat. It's a good base for some of the sights which are a short drive away. Shop expensive, restaurant ridiculously expensive but you can get good takeaway pizzas and pasta from the place next to the restaurant. Rooms basic and expensive but were pleased that we had the room at half price when we added a night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What an amazing place!

Jul 18, 2019 holidayydiva Newport, United Kingdom

First of all I have to say I am totally confused by the negative reviews - we enjoyed our stay so much. We only stayed for one night - whilst visiting Death Valley (which is mind blowingly stunning btw!). Our room was on the first floor (second if you’re American!), we had a lovely big room which was very clean and very comfortable. It was… Read more
First of all I have to say I am totally confused by the negative reviews - we enjoyed our stay so much. We only stayed for one night - whilst visiting Death Valley (which is mind blowingly stunning btw!). Our room was on the first floor (second if you’re American!), we had a lovely big room which was very clean and very comfortable. It was equipped with a fridge, iron & board and hair dryer. There was obviously air con and there was a large ceiling fan too. We had a balcony with 2 rocking chairs on it which I really enjoyed sitting out on in the early morning 😊 There were two large king size beds which were very comfortable and plenty of comfortable pillows. The bathroom has the sink/vanity unit in a separate dressing area outside the bathroom (I think quite standard in the US?) and this and the bathroom were spotless. The shower is great - not a massively powerful flow but you are in a desert!! The hotel is quiet so you sleep well and the staff really friendly and helpful. We ate in the saloon (Bill behind the bar and a young guy with a goatee waiting our table were both great and made us so welcome) and the food was delicious and we had a really fun evening! We were travelling from San Francisco to Vegas with a number of stops along the way and this stay was a real high point. I really can’t recommend enough - we wished we’d booked more nights it was so lovely. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very very very disappointed

Jul 17, 2019 mike d Fairview, Oregon

We spent two nights at the ranch, the rooms were ok, but the building, grounds were very dirty, the restaurant had a very limited menu, prices in the store were way to high, the only bright lite in the stay was the pool, it was big and clean. If your going to death valley, dont stay in the park, stay in Beatty, and then explore the park, you will… Read more
We spent two nights at the ranch, the rooms were ok, but the building, grounds were very dirty, the restaurant had a very limited menu, prices in the store were way to high, the only bright lite in the stay was the pool, it was big and clean. If your going to death valley, dont stay in the park, stay in Beatty, and then explore the park, you will enjoy it a lot more. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No value for money

Jul 17, 2019 valeriosh Rome, Italy

I understand that a place like this is pricey for the unique location. But rooms are really small and pporly furnished with noisy and outdated appliances. Services are good even if I would have expected a more professional staff at the checkin and in the other common spaces. It's worth a night if you really need to spend a night inside the Valley.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location but not much else

Jul 16, 2019 brennak4444 Houston, Texas

This place is smack dab in the middle of death valley which was exactly what we wanted and made seeing the sights so much easier. Our double queen room was tiny and didn’t have much extra space beyond the two beds. The room was dim and the decor could definitely use some upgrades. The most frustrating part was the a/c, though. It was over 110… Read more
This place is smack dab in the middle of death valley which was exactly what we wanted and made seeing the sights so much easier. Our double queen room was tiny and didn’t have much extra space beyond the two beds. The room was dim and the decor could definitely use some upgrades. The most frustrating part was the a/c, though. It was over 110 the days that we were there and we were given instructions not to turn the a/c below 74. Our room never got anywhere near this temperature. We all slept on top of our sheets and sweated throughout the night. I’m from Texas and know about hot summers but it is possible to get a/c units that can function properly. The general store, cafe & reception area were all pleasantly cool. Read less