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“Good for the location and accommodating.” 4 of 5 stars
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40440 Hwy 190, 32 Miles West of Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328   |  
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Good for the location and accommodating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Panamint springs was our first night on our trip back home to the midwest after heading out Santa Monica. After making it through the Sequoia National Forest and Monument, we got in very late. I called them and informed them I would be late, and as I got to panamint springs the gas station was closing up and as I pulled in the attendant was able stay open and get me checked in. The room was not anything to celebrate about, but just having a three bedroom room to comfortable accommodate me and my family was outstanding. We did have a cooler with plenty of ice, so one night (less than a 15 hour stay) was nice, not sure about multiple nights there. I would say that if my wife and I make a trip back out west I would stay another night or two.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Panamint Springs (Resort) is a old school road house... No more, no less... You can find similar spots in the Australian outback... It is a gas station (hint, the gas is not cheap), a store...not well stocked, but well enough stocked... a bar, with food, surprisingly good food... bar food... There are some rooms... there is a campground across the road... (I was camping)

It sits on an alluvial fan... the desert below... The location is spectacular. Camping is inexpensive, and they separate those of us with tents from those with RV's and generators... there is Wifi, but it is painfully slow (what did you expect, you are in the desert)

I strongly recommend the place... but I like to camp in the desert... I came to Death Valley for the desert... my fellow campers came for the desert. We found the desert and a good place to camp, with ice, and food, and drinks...

Don't come here expecting more, but come here for what it is...

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

We stayed in the cottage which had a refridgerator but no microwave so we had to walk to the gasstation to heat the bottel for out toddler, but that was the only inconvenience. The cottage was simpel but clean and comfortable. Watching the sun go down and the moon rise in this quiet corner of the np really was special for us, loved staying here. The restaurant is also nice. There is no wifi but hey, we didn't really expect it anyway.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed overnight on March 2nd in the Cottage. The cottage is under a tree and is not physically connected to the hotel rooms. It was basic but very comfortable, clean and quiet. It also had a small refrigerator (requirement for medication) and TV so we had everything we needed. We drove in from LAX and this was a great location to rest up and be ready to start hiking Death Valley the next day without doing a lot of driving. Across the street is the campground which has some nice short nature trails in the front near the road. We would not hesitate to stay in the cottage again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was our first time in Death Valley. This resort is in the west side so stay here if you wish to view the west side highlights. Another place to try (the only) is Stovepipe Wells Village. Panamint Springs is privately owned and they do a reasonably good job running the rv park, general store and restaurant. Gas up in Ridgecrest first because the price of gas in Death Valley will scare you- up to $2.00 more per gallon!

The rv park is basic. It's hot, dusty and has a few trees the owners try to keep alive with a drip line. The washrooms are basic but nothing fancy (I've seen worse but much better too). There are showers here (surpisingly) but no laundry (of course). Owners and staff are friendly.

The restaurant is fine for the desert and the bar has a wide selection of beer and wine. The food is acceptable although we ate mainly at the rv park.

Next time I would try Stovepipe Wells- it appears to be a bit more upscale(even has a pool) and gas is $1.00/gallon less. We are off to stay at Furnace Creek RV Ranch next...

Room Tip: I'm not sure of Stovepipe Wells prices but if they have a vacancy and you can afford them check...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The rooms are small and the carpet on the floor gets very dirty every time you walk through the door.
No microwave or fridge or pool.
Easy to find and its cheaper than staying in the NP.
Free parking. And there is usually a few roadrunners in the area, ask at the front desk for directions!
Would stay there again to save money!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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East Marion, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

our ten day hiking adventure in Death Valley NP included stays at Shoshone, Panamint, Furnace Creek & Stovepipe so we could be closer to the trails. Trails near Panamint included the Panamint Dunes and wildrose peak which were both amazing hikes. You have to consider what you are paying at Panamint compared to the other park lodgings. Its a quaint inexpensive place to stay within the park. Fortunately the bed was comfortable. My feeling though is that if they charge a few dollars more they could do some capital improvements. The carpeting has to go. The rooms are in need of reflooring which would add to a feeling of cleanliness. Our room #9 actually had a peep hole inthe shower that permitted you to see the laundry facility and a white pick up truck parked out back. How could that be. Is the prefab shower unit the only wall? is there no wall outside? Is anyone peeking in?

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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