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“Perfect for its location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panamint Springs Resort

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40440 Hwy 190, 32 Miles West of Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328   |  
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lewiston
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“Perfect for its location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The "resort" sits on the western slopes of the beautiful Panamint Valley, and from whatever direction you arrive, you will have had plenty of fantastic scenery, but do think about spending at least one night here to experience the Valley at every time of the day and night. I spent three nights in a comfortable room, simply furnished and clean. And if you like beer, you will find 150 varieties in the restaurant/bar, where the bartenders are glad to give you tastes of the dozen or so on tap. Power is by generator, which seemed to be noisier across the road at the campground than in the room, where it was nothing more than a gentle whirr. This is a good location if you're planning on visiting the charcoal kilns, or going further afield to Manzanar north of Lone Pine (home of the not-to-be-missed Alabama Hills Cafe), and the intriguing town of Darwin.

Room Tip: Rooms 1-4 share a little "veranda" with table and chairs, overlooking the valley.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA USA
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Whoever called this a "resort" had a good sense of humor - it's not. But it's no frills, clean, and quiet. I think walls are fairly thin so I suspect that if you had a noisy neighbor, it could be a problem. The staff is very friendly and the food is good, although more expensive than the cost of the room would suggest. Also, don't buy gasoline there as it is significantly more expensive than other places in the park.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The place is VERY basic and dated BUT clean. The beds are very comfortable and new. The carpet in the bathroom should be switched to tile instead. The walls are very thin and you have to be mindful of your next door neighbor and not be noisy. Employees are also nice. If you have no place to stay, it's fine for a night or two. It's a notch above staying in a tent. The price is way too high for what it is. The restaurant is also ok but be ready to sit for a while if they're busy.

Room Tip: If you don't want to stay at Panamint Springs Resort and Furnace Creek & Stovepipe Wells are...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Mell72
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Harley bike tour. Great beer, friendly folks. Quiet and peaceful and wonderful stars. Nothing to do but sit. Roads around wonderful to ride and fab scenery. Drive out west majestic. Great starting point.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Passing through Death Valley in an RV on a family trip, we made reservations at Panamint Springs. Here is why we left satisfied.

First of all...this is DEATH Valley, a place that qualifies as the Middle of Nowhere. Just to have an RV site with full hookups is a blessing. The Panamint Springs Resort is located on the West side of the valley at an elevation from the valley floor. The RV site is spare with a bit of a view of the valley; in that sense, it is beautiful.

The bathroom and shower facilities are on the spartan side. There was no heating and on this cold winter night, it was not very comfortable. There were two shower stalls; only one had a curtain. The water was hot. The bathrooms were reasonably clean.

There was a weak WiFi signal from the restaurant, about 50 yards away across the highway. Don't plan on streaming anything.

That's it...were you expecting more? C'mon...this is DEATH Valley! Would I come back here again? You betcha...in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

The menu had a great variety with fresh ingredients and Inspired combinations. I had the blue cheese burger, the patty was hand formed and the cheese was freshly crumbled. Fries were great! We also had the tomato basil soup which was delicious. We did not spend the night as they were booked, but the hotel looked cute and quirky. The camp ground looked very pleasant with trees and not too much concrete. I hope to be back!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greenbrae
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143 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Every time we enter or depart DV we dine at the Springs: superb burgers, pizza and what can one say about their beer selection other than superb. The breakfast is their weakest link but still better than any at Wells, Inn, or Ranch. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Panamint Springs Resort

Address: 40440 Hwy 190, 32 Miles West of Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Location: United States > California > Death Valley National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Death Valley National Park
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Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panamint Springs is a small western-style resort seated in the beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park. Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000' Panamint Mountains complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation. Panamint Springs offers 14 motel rooms & 1 cottage, restaurant, campgrounds, RV park, gas station, and mini-mart. Our motel rooms are very basic, but clean. Our rooms are cooled with an evaporative cooling system. Some units offer their own A/C window unit in addition to this. We are pet friendly, however additional fees apply. If you are planning on doing some exploring, you'll find that Panamint Springs makes a great base camp for neighboring ghost towns, abandoned mines, and even desert waterfalls. Great for 4-wheel drive exploring, hiking, biking, or just relaxing! ... more   less 
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Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
Hotel Panamint Springs

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