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...
- 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