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“Tried to get some lunch at the Saloon, gave up and left!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Stovepipe Wells Village

Stovepipe Wells Village
Route 190, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
760 786 2387
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Type: Resort Communities
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Orono, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Tried to get some lunch at the Saloon, gave up and left!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went to the saloon for lunch. The place was maybe 1/4 full, but most of the tables had dirty dishes that had not been cleaned up. Sat and sat, no one came out of the back to serve customers for a long time. The lady behind the bar wasn't doing much either. We eventually got some menus, but after 25 minutes, we gave up and left, after repeatedly asking if someone could take our orders for lunch. Completely disorganized staff and management.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Nice place to camp and eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Getting a campsite was a breeze even on a long weekend. Campsites are nice. Water and Restrooms nearby. Grocery store and restaurants are located right there. Very convenient location to set your base camp at.

Visited November 2012
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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I visited Death Valley twice in the last 12 months, one in summer with around 125°F and one in fall with a much better temperature.
I was discouraged to sleep here by a friend who had left the place during the night since the air conditioning was so noisy that he could not sleep and reading other tripadvisors opinions I have to say he was right.
I had a good lunch in the restaurant, where I found good burgers at reasonable price.
Of course if you really want to sleep in DV, then this may be a good place, but both times I was in Las Vegas that is only about two hourse drive away, so my suggestion would be to sleep there or even in closer places (Pathrump) if you plan to go in DV in summer.

Visited October 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay in the Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

There's not much here to make it a stop, but if you are looking for a place to stay, and you are planning a couple of days in Death Valley, this is a good location. Some rooms have internet and TV. The internet is extremely slow and should not be counted on as it times out a bit. One note is that gas was cheaper here than at Death Valley Junction or Furnace Creek...much cheaper. The General Store is overpriced. The restaurant was more reasonable considering they are the only game in town. Breakfast was buffet, $8 continental, $12 full. Did not eat lunch in the saloon, but had dinner...steak and taco entrees. A little pricey, but less than I expected since are IT at this location.

Visited November 2012
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Magog, Canada
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203 attraction reviews
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267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
“Not much there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Not much but a good opportunity to get some gas and some supplies. This being the middle of nowhere you will have to pay up. Just think of the cost of getting stuff up there.

Visited October 2012
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