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Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort
Los Angeles, CA
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“Furnace Creek Ranch - deluxe room”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked a deluxe room with two queen beds at Furnace Creek Ranch for three days over New Year's weekend. Arrived at our room and discovered that our "private" patio was actually a shared patio with the room next door and our side only had one chair. Returned to registration to ask that our room be changed to one of the units with a private patio with two chairs and the desk clerks were completely unaware that some of the deluxe rooms had shared patios. After checking with the housekeeping staff to find a clean room with a private patio, the desk clerk was able to switch our room

The deluxe rooms are all located in two one-story buildings closest to the restaurants with a view across a large lawn in the direction of the swimming pool and recreation area. The deluxe rooms are typical motel style rooms that appear to be the same size as the standard rooms, but they have been recently renovated with marble and ceramic tile bathrooms and newer furnishings. The room also has a small refrigerator, desk, dresser and side chair.

Returned to our room at 4pm on the first day after being out in the park all day to find our room had not been cleaned yet. Found the maid and asked about our room not being cleaned. She did come fairly quickly and cleaned the room while we sat on the patio, but after she left we discovered the bathroom had not been cleaned. I know this is not the Four Seasons but did expect that when the room was cleaned the towels would be straightened up, the counter would wiped off and the bath mat picked up. Hopefully we'll have better service the rest of our stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a great experience. Staff everywhere was friendly and helpful. The Ranch itself was a nice family resort. Cabins were not fancy, but they were clean and functional, and for amount of time you spend in the room, just right for our needs. The museum, shops, restaurants all were great. Nice central base of operations to launch each day off on your latest adventure in the park...played the golf course too. Fun little course, even had water hazards which I didn't expect. Staff there was very friendly and even refused tips when offered. Love the golf cart drive up bar. You can't beat that for service. Ate dinner twice at the Inn and moved about between the two resorts comfortably. Nice lodge sitting areas and a great dining experience at the Inn, all with great valley views. Was surprised there was no live music of any kind at the Inn. For all its historic grace, splendor, and great ambience, a nice piano in the background would have been great during the holidays.

Room Tip: The Ranch Cabins were a definite plus with their own adjacent parking and little front porch seating...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

It's in Death Valley which is wonderful and we wanted to spend the night. 234 dollars for one basic room. By American standards this was a very poor motel. Read the info in the room re the co who own and run it they have hotels in all the Usa parks. Basically thin walls, run down with tatty bathrooms with poor furnishing for top dollars they should be ashamed.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was my first visit to Death Valley. My parents booked our family at the Furnace Creek Inn for Christmas week. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the desk and they had most of our rooms ready for an early checkin. They were very pleasant and told us all about the area and amenities of the property.
We went to our rooms and the bellman quickly brought our luggage. The rooms are simple but comfortable and it is nice they have Keurig coffee makers and a small fridge. Large closet space and bathroom is fairly small but manageable. They do have Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash dispensers on the wall in the shower instead of the individual small ones you would normally have in a hotel or resort. This was nice, however the body wash was completely empty on my arrival and I reported it to the desk that evening and it was never replenished during my 4 night stay which was quite disappointing considering the price per night that was charged.

While the rooms and desk staff were friendly the service and the quality of food in the dining room was mediocre at best. It would take on average 45 minutes to an hour to be served for breakfast which is in my opinion unacceptable. Even one morning when I stated I was in a hurry it still took more than 20 minutes after ordering to be served a bowl of oatmeal, an order of french toast and an order of eggs.
When dinner was served after waiting for 30 minutes after ordering our food came out luke warm as if it had been sitting in a hot box for a while or under heat lamps. It was not fresh. When my sister pointed out her Salmon was undercooked the server took it back and served a new piece of salmon that was also undercooked. At no time was any sort of compensation offered. I don't blame the server but I blame the kitchen and whoever is in charge of expediting or managing the kitchen. Each night it took a long time for food to come out and it was not the quality I would expect from a 4 diamond AAA rated resort. I have stayed at many 4 and 5 diamond resorts with my family over the years and this one does not deserve the rating it gets.
Christmas dinner was a limited menu which is fine, but again food mediocre and clearly had been plated prior to ordering. Desserts were terrible and I have had better desserts come from a grocery store bakery than here.
Also when ordering soup they never filled the bowl it was always brought out half full as if they only used one ladle full. The lobster bisque was not a bisque but more of a watery broth with no lobster chunks in it.
At one time I over heard a server say to another co worker that she was going to quit after today because she was tired of being talked to so poorly by someone in the back. She was clearly upset and affected her service levels.
The bartender from Alabama was great however and does a wonderful job.

Death Valley is beautiful but I was disappointed in this resort and would not return again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Note this is the RANCH not the inn. This is a decent place, but I am compelled to write a review due to some notable negatives. The rooms: old and worn but basically clean. The beds were very comfortable which compensated for a lot. The carpet was stained. The water pipes are evidently old. When any one (meaning u or any other guest) runs their water the pipes rattle, some times loud sometimes louder. this is particularly noticeable when u are trying to sleep - in the comfortable bed.

The other BIG downside to this place is the restaurant. It's bad cafe-style food with exorbitant prices and long waits for tables - 2 nites in a row we ended up waiting over and hour and a half for a table. My recommendation is to skip the dinning room all together and head to Stove Pipe Wells where the food is better, cheaper, and no waiting. Twenty minutes away. Also gas was 50 cents cheaper per gallon at SPW!

The pool at the ranch is great as are the other rec facilities - basketball bocci ball shuffle board mini golf. Good time consumers while u are waiting a LONG time for your table....

The grounds are pretty (on a golf course) and centrally located to common tourist activities in the park. Next time, if we return, I will consider staying at Stove Pipe Wells before I stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the 700 building - very loud rattle pipes....
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not to be confused by the expensive big brother inn - the ranch was made of nice 1930s bungalows - basic bed and bath. this is not a luxury resort - think middle of the road, just a place to wash up and sleep in heated/air conditioned comfort and then you spend all day exploring Death valley. the rooms are clean and comfy, nicely painted and maintained but nothing fancy. Housekeeping was good - timely and rooms were properly cleaned each day. The food options are all pretty limited - expensive and forgettable - the staff are whoever they can get to live and work on site - and it shows. Again - you eat and drink in the various cafe and buffet options merely to refuel, rather than for the foodie experience. the food is the same price at the ranch as at the resort - a bit rude. But it was a decent option when you dont want to mortgage the house to stay a few days in the valley and you arent up for camping. family friendly with gold mining museum, little general store and PO all onsite. and walk to the main ranger station for the fantastic ranger led presentations.

Room Tip: check in early!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent one night in the Ranch on our way through Death Valley. Death Valley itself was absolutely breath-taking, especially as we had no idea what to expect.

The Ranch is well located and the rooms were perfectly acceptable. You are a bit limited for places to eat in Death Valley(!) but there are three choices at the Ranch, which were all ok.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort
Address: Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Location: United States > California > Death Valley National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Furnace Creek Resort, situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California is just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. This property hosts two hotels - the historic, 4-diamond, 66 room Inn at Furnace Creek and the more family oriented 224 room Ranch at Furnace Creek. The Inn at Furnace Creek offers guests elegant accommodations in the heart of Death Valley. This 4-diamond resort has operated for more than 86 years, and still pampers every guest. The Ranch at Furnace Creek has been welcoming guests since 1933 and offers a casual, family-like setting - the perfect complement to the classic elegance of the Inn at Furnace Creek. ... more   less 
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