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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 29, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
A well worn hotel. Glad it was only one night. Clean but definitely worn and just hanging on. The air conditioner buttons were all worn out though it did work. The bed was not comfortable but worked for one night. We didn’t use the pool but it looked nice.
twopugtravels from: Bella Vista, Arkansas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 25, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
Perfectly adequate given you are staying in the hottest place on earth in the middle of nowhere. Food was ok in adjacent restaurant, room was relatively clean but dated. Biggest complaint is the a/c needs cleaning- it worked but an unpleasant odor (like old socks) filled the room every time it came on (and yes we checked - it wasn’t us or our shoes :)
Curiosity63466809180 from: Newark, Delaware
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 6, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Stayed here two nights. Our room reminded me of the moderate rooms at Disney—not quite as nice as the price would suggest they be, but worth it because of the location. Our room had a double and single bed, nice bathroom with a noisy fan, decent lighting, good AC, ceiling fan, windows that opened, small fridge and coffee maker. It was certainly adequate and comfortable, just a little tired. That being said, we loved the location and having gas, restaurants and small store on site. I would happily stay here again though I wouldn’t choose a double bed!
mojave_ben from: Boston
Published Date: Apr, 11, 2023 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
You'll be happy if you keep your expectations low
I've been coming here for decades, literally, and have stayed in all sorts of the rooms. I love Death Valley for the hiking - we go to wild places most readers of Tripadvisor have not heard of and would not go - and just want a quiet place to sleep and prepare for the next day's hiking. SPW is much more quiet than Furnace Creek and that suits us. I find that the staff is generally helpful and friendly though it is hit or miss whether they will try to help with any special requests (we like particular rooms). On this trip we were in a room with one of those connecting doors that offered so little sound insulation, you could see light underneath it from the other side. At least you can turn the AC on to constant fan, to drown out the neighbors, but then of course you don't get to appreciate the quiet of the desert. There is wifi and sort of cell service, but both get totally bogged down in the late afternoon and evening - try at 4 am :) The WiFi is good only around the lobby, although there are repeaters all over the place (they have been there for years) and suddenly on our last two days we were getting signal in our distant room. Maybe a change? Front desk had no clue. As others note, sometimes the power goes down - transmission line is above ground from Furnace - so bring a flashlight (or your phone of course). The restaurant is pretty mediocre, though breakfast is a good deal. The "general store" is a souvenir stand with some junk food and empty dairy cases - plenty of soda and beer though. You can buy some food at Furnace. The usual hospitality industry story of the "covid precautions" becoming just "less service" - no lobby coffee, no housekeeping (though you can ask for it, and get a bunch of stuff at the front desk, like coffee and TP). Emphasis on the "mini" for the in room fridge. In short, an adequate place to sleep, but no reason to hang around these grounds during the day.
149EricS from: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 8, 2023 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023 Rating: 1
Do not stay here! I repeat do not stay here! I politely asked for assistance for WiFi connection. “The satellite must be down.” That was a lie. I checked with other guests and confirmed this. It’s nice to know about management in advance before you stay! Since WiFi doesn’t work what other amenities and services are also unavailable? Don’t believe the “amenities” list on trip advisor. This place earns all the negative reviews it receives. They also had a scheduled power shut down at noontime. It was wonderful that they DID NOT post this notice in the morning so guests planning excursions and lunch were impacted! Be forewarned…stay elsewhere!