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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
Jane S from: Valparaiso, Indiana
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 20, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Top off the evening with ice cream!
We opted to stay at Stovepipe Wells during our Death Valley NP visit, as we seek out the unique for lodging, and this sounded more like our style. It was a great home base for our DVNP adventures! We do not need a luxurious room when we travel - this Western-themed complex fit the bill! The room was clean and very quiet, and we definitely slept well! The on-premises restaurant and saloon were quite convenient and very tasty, and we topped off each night with ice cream from the General Store across the road while we rocked on the porch and people-watched. We would definitely stay at Stovepipe Wells again. We spent a few hours in the Oasis area, and we thought it was a bit too busy. The Saloon there and the General Store are worth a visit - we would return to that area for those two experiences. However, if you want peace, quiet, a beautiful and very dark sky, plus ice cream, Stovepipe Wells is your DVNP destination!
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
SueL1151 from: Toronto, Canada
Published Date: Apr, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
A Haven in the Desert
We stayed at the Stovepipe Wells village Hotel this week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Check-in was quick and easy - they even had fresh baked chocolate chip cookies by the coffee station. The room was spacious and clean, the beds were comfortable, and best of all, there was a good-sized fridge for the contents of our cooler. Also a plus was the blackout shades: they not only provide privacy, but darkness too. I slept SO well there!
There is not a lot of choice in terms of restaurants in Death Valley, so we brought supplies for breakfast and lunch, and ate dinner at the Saloon all three nights (also my husband didn't want to miss the NHL playoffs). The menu was mostly pub fare (wings, burgers, salads) but everything was well-prepared and delicious. The drinks were also reasonably priced. We spent a couple of hours poolside on our last day, and it's mostly for kids, but still a nice amenity to have. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would recommend others to stay there too.
Stuart R from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Fine ambiance, room and dinner marred by breakfast
After a long drive that began in cool and damp Berkeley, CA, the warm evening on arrival at Stovepipe Wells was most pleasant, as was the large and comfortable hotel room that was eclipsed by the size and elegance of its bathroom (both of which were surprising given the summer camp-like feel of the buildings externally). And if that was not enough, dinner was an unexpected pleasure. My adult daughter and I intended to go to the saloon for a drink before moving on to the restaurant for dinner. Seated at the bar we learned we could taste from among numerous craft beers on tap before making a choice and could have our dinner there as well. The combo of good beer, great steaks and a pleasant and informative bartender was more than satisfying. We nevertheless yielded to the temptation of the recommended bread pudding for dessert and were not disappointed.
The next day was to be taken up with some serious hiking. Based on dinner the night before, we thought breakfast at the hotel's restaurant would be a tasty way to fortify ourselves. However, we were sorely disappointed by the breakfast. Especially for $12.50 a person, we expected more choices and much higher quality. As there was a comment sheet in our hotel room I did comment on the disparity between the two meals, but have heard nothing from the hotel's management.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 3
JanetKen from: Manchester
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
The rooms are small, but beds are comfy and no one is going to spend lots of time in the room! The evening meal was lovely, the breakfast OK. But, above everything else, the location is superb and worth every penny.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
Simon S from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Rooms are tired and basic but the restaurant was pretty good relatively speaking. Book direct for best price though.
Stopped here overnight as I passed through Death Valley.
The rooms are basic, very brown and very motel like - in fact this is a motel. Not much to say on that one.
However I’ll balance this out in that this was the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages and also the dinner in the restaurant behind the accommodation. was actually pretty good (the buffet breakfast was ok but not brilliant).
Warning !!! If you are going to book a room then go direct to the accommodation. DO NOT USE Amoma to book this hotel which comes up on Trip Advisor ‘as the best rates’. They charged me $240 for one night. The actual room rate if booked direct is $140. This has nothing to do with the hotel itself as they were surprised as much as I was when I found out.