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Amargosa Opera House and Hotel

HR-C 608 Death Valley Junction, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Santa Rosa, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are the kind that does not judge a book by its cover, come on in. I had passed this little gem countless times. I thought it was something where dead people came out to haunt stranded tourist. Wow, was I wrong. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. Let Gregory take you back in time as he recounts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How many hotels can you find that are part of a complex that features a gem of a small opera house with fantastic murals? There's only one that I know of, and it's this one. We've been fascinated by this place for years since first hearing of it on 60 Minutes, and finally made it here. We stayed the night,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is full of dreams and history and personal commitments from those who established the opera house and embellished the whole place with its own immense personality. the hotel itself is set rather desolately (which only adds to its appeal) in the desert near Death Valley. It's an amazing old building and the additions from Marta Beckett who has... More 

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Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were staying at a hotel nearby, but visited this place for a tour. It was fun to learn about the history of the property, and view the opera house and all of the paintings inside. Afterwards we talked to the housekeeper who was very energetic and had some ghost experiences to tell us about, since there are said to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Take this place for what it is - the remnants of tremendous performing art in the middle of nowhere. Marta Beckett bought the run down mess in the 60's and revamped it into an excellent opera house w/ her own will and labor. The rooms are tiny, the kitchen no longer functions, we slept like babies (happy ones) and would... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are interested in body comfort, this is not for you. But if you have a knack for surrealism, for angels hand-painted in you r bedroom walls to guard your sleep and time travel this may just be the place. This could very well be a movie set for a David Lynch film or the setting for a Steven... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Really an amazing place to visit and learn the history of this place!!! The staff is great and very friendly!!!! So is the not so staff (ghosts) if you Believe in the afterlife you should visit and stay the night!!! So worth it.

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Corte Madera, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loaded with character and fascinating history, but it's very old and not well maintained. For instance, the bathroom tile is original to the 1920's (in my room it was yellow and turquoise with black around the edge), but a few tiles were missing. The room had two doors - one to the hallway and one to a covered veranda outside,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Agreed that the place has a lot of history, but OVERPRICED for the services provided. The place is not being maintained to retain the history and the nostalgia. The verandah leading out of the room has n't seen a broom in a long time, so too with the furniture in the lobby, which has seen better days. Apart from clean... More 

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Blackbutt, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

And we didn't loved it at all. In fact, we took the room, saw the room and left the hotel to drive around 30min back and sleep at an other location. Yes, you have a lot of history, but I guess you need to be ready to live and sleep in that history. The check-in lady was rude and didn't... More 

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