My teen & I stayed here on New Years eve. Our room was located in a building around the side and towards the back of the property. The furniture, carpet, bedding & decor was beyond dated, in *great need of a remodel. The beds were uncomfortable. I went to the office for pillows to attempt to arrange for comfort. It was necessary for us to walk between & around other buildings for us to get to the office, shop & restaurant. The outdoor lighting was dim, decidedly insufficient. Being in the back location in this old room, it was creepy...so much so that my daughter demanded to sleep in the car instead, and would have if I'd allowed. The extra pillows provided little comfort for we both slept terribly. We dined at the restaurant, and were disappointed with the New Year's limited menu offerings (only about 4 entree choices) & excessive holiday price tag. We were informed wifi was offered, but it was non-existent during our stay. There was no telephone in our room. Without any other means of contact, the office staff kindly allowed us to use their line for a quick call home. The souvenir shop adjacent to the office had a sizable selection of lovely genuine turquoise jewelry pieces at reasonable prices, and the saleswoman was knowledgeable & friendly. Staff at the restaurant & office were friendly as well. All in all, our room & building area had the appearance of an old, run-down roadside motel that I'd never consider if I hadn't reserved in advance online with my credit card charged. Unfortunately, accommodations are limited in Death Valley. The following night we stayed at the Furnace Creek Ranch (for the same rate!!!) & found our cabin to be lovely, as was the overall atmosphere at the Ranch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stovepipe Wells Village hotels, located right in Death Valley National Park is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers. Authentically western, rustic yet comfortable, Stovepipe Wells Village, with its unique hotel, Death Valley restaurant and Western saloon, has been at the end of the trail for vacationers since 1926. After hiking around the badlands, sand dunes and canyons, Stovepipe Wells hotels in Death Valley is more than a welcome sight with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, great food and cold drinks. It's a place where history is made and legends born. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Stovepipe Wells Village Resort