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“Much nicer than I thought.” 5 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Resort   |   Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328   |  
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“Much nicer than I thought.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The room was nice and simple, and the facilities are very well maintained. One of the coolest things about this resort is that the pool is open really late. We stayed in room 4 which is in this little courtyard which had a small table and was in range of the wifi. All the staff were helpful and pleasant. The ONLY complaint I have is that the internet is painfully slow and the food in the restaurant is inconsistent.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms are the best. They are closest to everything and you get an outside table.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Your options for lodging in Death Valley are very limited, but Stovepipe Wells is a solid, affordable option. We only stayed here for one night, but our room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable, and the A/C was not noisy. You get a free bag of ice with your room, which was very nice since we had a small cooler for our car. We didn't use the pool or anything, but the general store was a great, although everything was over priced. But they had cold beer and sandwiches, so we were happy.

If you're staying in August, be sure to book in advance. We were on a road trip and pre-planned everything months in advance, but when we checked in, there were a few European tourists trying to find a room and everything was booked, even at Furnace Creek.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My partner and I were traveling from Australia. We decided to stay here over furnace creek as it was a little cheaper. We booked a smaller room, but were pleasantly surprised to get the deluxe room with two beds and a tv. The room was spotlessly clean, the beds very comfortable and the aircon great. It was 47C and stinking hot.

I totally agree with the previous reviewer.

Restaurant on site. Staff very friendly. Same for general store. Limited food options, but great facilities. You are in the middle of the desert so what do you expect.


Would recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here while visiting Death Valley. The weather was stinking hot and it is literally in the middle of nowhere.

This place is a gem. We had a king deluxe room- it was spacious and the room is kept cool. Aircon works perfectly for the weather outside. The bed is comfortable. They have one of the best pillows we have slept on in American motels.

There is a grocery store across the road, fuel and a restaurant on site. If you don't plan to eat at the restaurant here, be sure to bring food with you as there is literally nothing here!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love Death Valley and have camped there several times. This time taking a trip with my 73 yr. old mom so looked at Stovepipe vs Furnace Creek Ranch for motel options and was very happy with Stovepipe. It was as described on their site, basic rooms with some fun quirky updates. Quieter and out of the hustle and bustle of Furnace Creek which felt to me like being in the middle of small city - bars, restaurants, gift shops, etc. Stovepipe has one restaurant which serves basic but good food (yummy vegetarian tortilla soup and veggie burger for me) + a bar with an extended list of beer on tap, a general store and gift shop. The coffee in the restaurant and store was dark and strong. I liked the eclectic mix of people staying at the Stovepipe from families to small groups of Europeans studying their maps by the pool. Yes - there is a pool and it was very hot this year in late April, 104 degrees at 7:00 p.m. the first night we arrived.

p.s. the gas is cheaper at Stovepipe then Furnace Creek. Enjoy.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Visiting DV is not about the hotels; as long as there was AC and a swimming pool we were fine!
I would rather stay at Stovepipe Wells again than go to Furnace Creek for one reason and reason only--at least, at Stovepipe your focus is on the true beauty of DV than the ammenities! Death Valley has so much to offer and we did not want to be distracted by "resort-type" lifestyle.
The people are friendly and very accomodating, especially good for many of us who are unaccustom to the heat; for those of you who are not use to extremes the best time to visit is between October and March.
For all the bikers out there--all I can say is ride at night! Riding during the day can be dangerous if you are not wise.

Room Tip: Rooms on the east side: view the sunrise, extraordinary! Rooms on the west side: view the spectacul...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed at the end of April 2013 in a deluxe two queens..... Room seemed recently updated, and everything was in working order... TV/fridge/lighting/AC....... Had stayed at furnace creek about 10 years ago, and its obvious the park has been updated... Basic services, but remember its death valley.. Frequented the general store and the saloon, both friendly service... Would stay again if the opportunity presented...

Room Tip: If you choose a deluxe room, you get a TV and fridge
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Stovepipe Wells Village

Address: Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Location: United States > California > Death Valley National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Stovepipe Wells Village 2*
Also Known As:
Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel Death Valley National Park
Stovepipe Wells Village Resort

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