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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Jul 9, 2020 J176West Winston Salem, North Carolina

We were traveling from Zion NP to Death Valley NP and decided to stay at The Ranch at Death Valley since their sister (?) hotel (The Oasis at Death Valley) is closed for renovations. At first we were a little skeptical when we were walking down the hallway of the 700 building (we were in room 717) because it was dimly lit, has somewhat of an… Read more
We were traveling from Zion NP to Death Valley NP and decided to stay at The Ranch at Death Valley since their sister (?) hotel (The Oasis at Death Valley) is closed for renovations. At first we were a little skeptical when we were walking down the hallway of the 700 building (we were in room 717) because it was dimly lit, has somewhat of an 'older building smell' (which we got used to) and generally looked like it needed some TLC. With that said, the room was fine for me, my wife and son, and we enjoyed our two nights there. As another reviewer pointed out, there really was no cold water in the faucet (perhaps that's a function of being located in Death Valley?), but that was a minor inconvenience. The staff (Chris at the desk, the nice young ladies at the ice cream counter, the guys monitoring the pool, and all of the ladies in the general store) were extremely pleasant and friendly. The pool is huge and was not crowded while we were there (mid July, 2020). The dining options are limited (again, realize where you are --- in the middle of the desert), but that was fine with us. We generally just got our meals from the general store and ate outside at one of the tables. Naturally it is super convenient for whatever activities you plan on doing inside the park, so overall we give it a thumbs up, and we would definitely stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too many problems..

Jul 5, 2020 clandauer Denver, Colorado

I should start with what worked: the bed was comfortable and the area was quiet enough for me to sleep a full night. Now the problens: water pressure for a shower was non existent, the "cold" water was not cold.. hotter than body temperature., they did not provide soap; instead they had mounted soap dispenser: the one for body wash was empty. AND… Read more
I should start with what worked: the bed was comfortable and the area was quiet enough for me to sleep a full night. Now the problens: water pressure for a shower was non existent, the "cold" water was not cold.. hotter than body temperature., they did not provide soap; instead they had mounted soap dispenser: the one for body wash was empty. AND the wifi was out of service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mixed messages

May 14, 2020 ourreview_9 england

Booked 2 rooms in October at this hotel. Due to the current situation both rooms cancelled. Booking clearly states money will be refunded. Called hotel from UK last week and told to wait 3-5 days. After 5 days no refund, called the hotel again to be advised I would receive a call back. Guess what no call back. The hotel is taking reservations… Read more
Booked 2 rooms in October at this hotel. Due to the current situation both rooms cancelled. Booking clearly states money will be refunded. Called hotel from UK last week and told to wait 3-5 days. After 5 days no refund, called the hotel again to be advised I would receive a call back. Guess what no call back. The hotel is taking reservations for June onwards. If you can take payments at this time you should be able to refund payment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unbelievable!

Apr 15, 2020 Terri501 Woodland, California

The Oasis at Death VaLLEY WAS DEFINITELY AN OASIS!!! Quite unexpected in the middle of the dessert! Beautiful place with streams and palm trees and 2 hotels and a couple of places to eat- one was laid back and western motif and family friendly. The other restaurant was more formal and that is where we ate. Gary, our waiter was excellent- he… Read more
The Oasis at Death VaLLEY WAS DEFINITELY AN OASIS!!! Quite unexpected in the middle of the dessert! Beautiful place with streams and palm trees and 2 hotels and a couple of places to eat- one was laid back and western motif and family friendly. The other restaurant was more formal and that is where we ate. Gary, our waiter was excellent- he helped us decide what to order and he was right! The food was delicious! Michael, was very nice too and talked to us about places to stay there and nearby. Were would love to stay there again.We had a wonderful time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Oasis in the middle of nowhere

Apr 15, 2020 Phil V Charleston, South Carolina

After driving many miles through desert wasteland we came upon this ranch in the middle of nowhere, You have to wonder how and why this place came to be. Everything is extremely well kept and maintained, I would recommend staying here if you have time. There is so much to see in this National Park, take your time and enjoy.