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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
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An okay hotel for exploring Death valley
User: hannahmH6015VT from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 6, 2022
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Myself and my husband exploring some of what the west of USA has to offer and our travels took us from LA to Death Valley and boy what a contrast that was! The hotel didn’t have the most friendly of check ins I can’t lie but it was only 2 minutes of my life. We got to our room and it was roasting! (I’m guessing why death valley is called what it’s called) where we immediately tried to work the what I can only assume was the aircon unit. We’re from the UK so this kind of desert heat was a huge shock to us. The room was fine, it had tea and coffee, there was a light covering of dust/fine sand however there was a sand storm while we were there and I honestly think no amount of wiping over could have prevented that. Anyway, the air con unit really didn’t make a difference so we ended up soaking towels in cold water and sleeping with them on us! Us Brits can’t handle the heat clearly. We did take a look at the pool area which was ok, although there were only a small handful of sunbeds which were all being used. We went to the restaurant on the complex which was where we ordered the CowBoy burger and it was honestly the best burger of the whole 3 weeks we had in America (and that was a lot of burgers) the service her was super quick and friendly so would recommend a visit there. breakfast was still on the complex but in another location and it wasn’t great, it was cold, limited choice and it looked like they’d forgotten but put half the stuff out but your choices for breakfast are very limited. Other than that, the room did the job, albeit hot, but really idea for exploring bad water basin, natural bridge trail, artists pallet and Zabrinski Point.

Basic accommodation and horrible food
User: Victoriantraveller5 from: Victoria BC
Published Date: Apr, 22, 2022
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Check in was rough. Fortunately we were able to use the pool while we waited a couple of hours to check into our room. The room itself was fine. The food was terrible. Under cooked hamburger and the next day an inedible pasta dish. I love garlic but the dish was so heavily laden with garlic and salt that we couldn't eat it. You really have few choices here. Staff were indifferent. Expect to be disappointed if you stay here.
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Perfect stay to see Death Valley NP
User: DisneyFan0311 from: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 12, 2022
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We had stayed here 3 nights over the weekend. It was a perfect place to base for our visit. The room was clean and surprisingly had a tv. Hubby was happy with the tv. Our room was in the courtyard near the registration office. So convenient to walk to the General Store across the street and the Toll House restaurant in the back. Parking is right upfront the courtyard. Definitely stay here again if we come back.

Comfortable stay in Death Valley
User: bcrisp2 from: San Francisco, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 9, 2022
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We stayed in a Deluxe King room at Stovepipe Wells Hotel for 3 nights in April. The room was clean and roomy. There was a refrigerator, microwave and TV. The blackout shade, air conditioner and ceiling fan kept the room temperature comfortable. The village consists of the hotel, pool, saloon, restaurant and general store. The dinners at the saloon/restaurant were well prepared. Given the remote location of the park the menu is understandably limited - mostly fried foods. The breakfast buffet was reasonably priced but served cold and in a poorly lit space. The buffet at Furnace Creek is served hot but double the price. We’ll probably bring breakfast from home next time. The general store has limited food - mostly snacks and drinks. The swimming pool is a welcome relief from the heat. It’s a simple, unadorned area but comfortable enough. More seating would add to the enjoyment. When we stay in National Parks we don’t look for fancy resort amenities or crowds. As senior citizens we appreciated the clean simplicity of Stovepipe Wells complemented by the beautiful starry nights and comfortable bed.

Good for a desert
User: tinkers234 from: London
Published Date: Mar, 29, 2022
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
Because of a mix up in our booking we stayed in both a standard and deluxe room. The standard rooms are snug, very dated, dark but clean and functional. The deluxe room is significantly larger, with a modern bathroom and because they are closer to reception you get wifi. Definitely worth the extra $50 per night but that said all the accommodation is over priced for what you actually get. Breakfast is not included but is $9.50 per person. It is a basic, small buffet but the gentleman running it is friendly and super efficient. Wonderful, scenic location with a general store and petrol station across the road.
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