OK, so it is the only place to stay for 50 miles around, and the next stop is Furnace Creek which is a small city in the middle of Death Valley (if you want a crowd in a desert you are better served in Vegas or Palm Springs!). The concessionaire changed hands about two years ago and the place has improved some. Lunch/dinner at the only restaurant is substantially better - the steak salad a favorite. Breakfast, however, took a plunge with a change to a steam table buffet. We have been going for years and usually take our own continental breakfast and make our own sandwiches for lunch, then eat at the restaurant for dinner which works perfectly. Wonderful location for the sand dunes, most convenient location for several mountain attractions (see the Charcoal Kilns if you can), and a number of hikes.Expect mid-range motel quality, no wifi except a slow connection in the common area. Unlike most business hotels that are now all disposable drinking containers, they have both ceramic coffee cups and glass drinking glasses! This is the desert, so don't expect much from the motel grounds or buildings, but the scenery nearby is fantastic.
- 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