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Stovepipe Wells Village
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328   |  
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Right perspective”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Yes, this is a motel. Simple. A little outdated and worn. Still, clean and friendly.
What else would you like in the National Park?

The location for visiting the Death Valley is excellent with many attractions reachable so easily from Stovepipe Wells. And you avoid the crowds (and charges) of Furnace Creek.

Great views of the Dunes and breathtaking starlight nights.

Food in the restaurant is fine and the service veery friendly.
Breakfast provides good fuel for the whole day of enjoying the DV.

Fuel prices high as in the NP, but lower than in the other outlets in DV.
Ranger house was closed and the machines issuing park entrance tickets were not working.

Still, I would really recommend this place to anyone wishing to see the real, peacful face of DV.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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East Marion, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was our last stop on our ten day hiking journey in DVNP. We stayed at the other DVNP accomodations and Stovepipe was a favorite. Rooms were clean, spacious and beds provided a good night sleep. While the rooms are quiet the doors are difficult to close so you hear people leaving at 6 am when they slam the doors.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I sprung for a deluxe dune-view room for four nights last week. The room was very clean and spacious, basically undecorated except for the colorful bedspreads. That seemed appropriate for Death Valley. We kept the ceiling fan on, but we did not use the A/C or heat, so I can't address the noise. His brother and sister-in-law stayed in the RV camp across the street. That was a more convenient pairing than we would have had in Furnace Creek, I think. We've stayed in park properties before, so we expected the price level and simplicity. To us that location premium has been worth it.

Room Tip: The Roadrunner and Forty-niner rooms facing the dunes seem to be the quietest and most scenic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Loved this place! The rooms were basic but clean (albeit with very thin walls, but then you’re really only in them to sleep and will probably spend most of your time outdoors anyway) with a great view and you can sit outside to watch the sun setting. General store was handy with a free bag of ice given when you check in (much needed in the desert heat!) but there is also an ice machine located on the property anyway. There are some cute rocking chairs on the porch of the general store which can be great to sit in the shade. The pool was clean and pretty quiet and was a welcome relief from the heat (which although we visited in early March was about 90 degrees.) The saloon was nice and bartender friendly and helpful. The restaurant great and our server Dan was excellent and attentive. The food was lovely (massive good quality rib eye cooked to perfection, chilli and tasty fries) Cost about $50 for 2 mains and 2 drinks so not too pricey really for somewhere that has the monopoly because of where it is. I would recommend this place for the ambience and location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Really nice room , perfect location in the park . Awesome view . Not as high priced as the other two hotels but still a bit overpriced . Nice restaurant with nice selection of food and beer . Bar attached to restaurant , pool and store both also located there . I'd stay here again just wish the price was a little lower but I guess the price comes with the location.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with a group of 4. Had room 1 and 2, close to the souvenir shop and reception. The room is very basic and cost about 100 bucks per night. The AC was really noisy, but they also had a fan in the ceiling. Small rooms. The pool area was good. It was hot in the valley, 89 fahrenheit or equal to 30 degrees celsius. Resonable prices in the restaurant and saloon. Great service and location, very close to mozaic canyon trail and the Mesquite sand dunes.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean and updated. At night there was a weird knocking sound, but it could have been the room next door. The room window faced the parking lot, so we had the headlights and door sounds of late arrivals to contend with late at night.

The restaurant has a great selection of food and drinks, and the general store is right across the street. Probably a good place to stay for families visiting Death Valley, since it also has a pool.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Location: United States > California > Death Valley National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Stovepipe Wells Village 2*
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