This small MOTEL is located in the more remote part of Death Valley National Park. I would not describe it as a resort; it is an old motel with thin walls and actual "key" locks. My husband and I traveled with my mother-in-law on this trip. We stayed in Room 5, which was a "king room". The bed was comfy and the shower was roomy, but nothing fancy - which is fine. Just a plain old shower with a curtain, pedestal sink and toilet. The room had two nightstands and a long dresser. However, Room 6, which was a "queen room", was very small and not really made for a woman for the simple fact that there was not an outlet in the bathroom to plug in a blowdryer, etc. No nightstands in this room, just wooden tv-like trays. But this is not a surprise, the website tells you it's basically a place to sleep. Afterall, you're in Death Valley. You're not going to be lounging in a room - you're going to be exploring all the wonderful sights in the park. You cannot control the air conditioning. Our room's temperature was comfortable, and it was about 98 degrees in the day when we visited. There are ceiling fans in the rooms. Be advised that the parking lot is very small. If the motel was fully booked, it would be very tight parking. There are "quiet hours" between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., but they were not enforced during our stay. There is a gas station and small general store next to the hotel - tip - fill up before you get in the park - gas at Panamint was $5.98 per gallon. There is a restaurant on the premises with great hamburgers and pizza. The employees are friendly and accomodating. If you want more of a luxury hotel, stay on the opposite end of the park at Furnace Creek.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Hotel Panamint Springs