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Panamint Springs Resort
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
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

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
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3  Thank bdweave02
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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
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1  Thank lithophrag
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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
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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.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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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
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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
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Additional Information about Panamint Springs Resort

Address: 40440 Highway 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 Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range: $33 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Panamint Springs Resort 2.5*
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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