Lodging Inside Death Valley National Park

Furnace Creek Inn


Location: Inside the Park
Starting Rate: $370

Furnace Creek Inn inside Death Valley National Park is a perfect choice for both families and couples alike. The Furnace Creek Inn offers some of the most upscale lodging in the Death Valley region, it is also located in a very scenic spot at the foot of the funeral mountains and offering stunning views of the Panamint Range and the Desert Salt Pans.  Other unique amenities include tennis courts, a health spa, spring-fed swimming pool, in-house restaurant and more.

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Furnace Creek Ranch


Location: Inside the Park
Starting Rate: $119

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Stovepipe Wells


Location: Inside the Park
Starting Rate: $117

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Panamint Springs Resort


Location: Inside the Park
Starting Rate: $79

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Lodging in Death Valley's Gateway Communities

Atomic Inn


Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $57

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Stagecoach Hotel & Casino


Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $68

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Amargosa Opera House &...


Location: South of Park
Starting Rate: $65

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El Portal Motel


Location: East of Park
Starting Rate: $51

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Additional information and resources on the park:

There's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to America's Death Valley; this area of California and Nevada is actually very beautiful to see and to enjoy whether you're traveling with a friend or with your entire family. You also have many choices when it comes to and accommodations; some are very rustic options and some are actually very luxurious!


Most people don't realize what is available to them when they're searching for Death Valley National Park lodging, as they may assume they can only stay in the area if they have an RV or are willing to camp. It is true that many locations offer campsites and hookups for recreational vehicles and these may be very affordable and enjoyable for families. They may have pools, fishing sites, and things like laundry facilities and hot showers. When you choose this type of Death Valley National Park lodging you can typically afford to stay as long as you want with your entire family and still have everything you need for your trip.


However, there are other choices for Death Valley National Park lodging which may surprise you. As an example, you can find four-star and five-star hotels in the area and these come equipped with every amenity imaginable. Some even choose this area for a honeymoon or romantic getaway since the scenery is so amazing; you might find Death Valley National Park lodging that caters to couples in particular. They may have luxurious rooms with hot tubs and other luxuries and which are meant to offer as much privacy as possible.


Of course there are many standard hotels you might find when it comes to Death Valley National Park lodging, and these too are good for families and those on a budget. You may not relish the idea of staying in a basic room that offers a bed and a bath, but keep in mind that you probably won't be staying in your hotel that much when you visit this area! The entire point of visiting Death Valley is to get out and see the sites, so don't hesitate to choose more budget-friendly Death Valley National Park lodging if necessary.


Be sure to shop early when planning a vacation as some Death Valley National Park lodging fills up quickly, especially during peak travel seasons such as summer when children are out of school. See about getting a reservation and don't wait until the last minute, so you're sure to find the right choice.


Q. Where is Death Valley?
A. Death Valley is located in the south east area of California, adjacent to Nevada, with some parts of the park actually existing within the state of Nevada as well. It is sandwiched between the Inyo National Forest in California and the Amargosa Desert in Nevada.


Q. Why is it called Death Valley?
A.  The name “Death Valley” came from a group of 19th century pioneers who lost their way while traveling during the winter of 1849. According to history, only one person perished in Death Valley, but the rest of the group was convinced that Death Valley would see the last of them as well. When they finally did make it out alive, one of them turned back and said, “Goodbye, Death Valley!”


Q. What is the hottest temperature on record at Death Valley?
A. The hottest temperature on record at Death Valley is 134 degrees F, which was recorded in July of 1913 at the present location of Furnace Creek Ranch. At one point, this was not only the hottest on record for Death Valley, but also for the world. It has since been surpassed by hot temperatures in Africa.


Q. Is visiting Death Valley in the summertime safe?
A. It is absolutely safe to visit in the summertime, as long are you are mindful of your sun exposure. It is safe to tour the sites of Death Valley in an air conditioned car, and it is wise to remain on paved roads. As a safety measure you should always keep plenty of water in your car and remember to drink plenty throughout the day to stay hydrated. It is not recommended to go hiking during the summer season unless it is early in the morning and at a high elevation.


Q. What is there to do at Death Valley?
A . In contrast with it's foreboding name, a plethora of different plants live within Death Valley National Park. During the spring, the flowers bloom and prosper, and tourists delight in the environment of stark contrasts, and the rich history of the area.