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The Ranch At Death Valley
Courtney W from: Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Published Date: May, 14, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
The Value is in the Location
We stayed one night at the Ranch at Death Valley, driving over from Vegas and spending the next day in the park; our choice was made entirely on location and cost, and it definitely met both of those requirements for us. I imagine if you're staying in the park it's to spend time out and about, so probably a no-frills lodging in a great location works for you (like it did us), and in that case this place is perfect.
The rooms are very spartan and dated, though ours did seem to be acceptably clean (we were in the 600 bldg.). The beds are average, with few, small pillows, the space is bland and monochromatic, and the walls are very thing; the bathroom "rug" was actually just a hand towel on the floor, the lotion was empty, and the bathroom fan sounded like a recording of a loudly-dying car played on repeat. Those complaints aside (none of which were insurmountable), we did really appreciate how well the grounds are maintained and the balcony off our room with rocking chairs.
The food at the Saloon is nice to have nearby and the breakfast was pretty good, though overpriced (which you can do with a captive consumer base in a national park).
Bottom line : the stay is just fine, but the location can't be beat.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
adrenlinejunkie from: Pa
Published Date: May, 12, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
We stayed at The Ranch for 3 nights. Before we left for this trip we called and asked if there was a microwave knowing that food was VERY limited and VERY pricey and were told the General Store had a microwave we could use. When we got there NO MICROWAVE in General store or anywhere. We bought all microwavable food to eat and could not eat any of it. Very disappointing.
Also beware.. you can not get a drink at the bar without ordering thier very expensive food. This is a 2 star hotel at best. Room was average. Cleaning needs improvement..long hairs were on bathroom floor, balcony floor stained, A/C was average. Small fridge in room. Beds comfortable, pillows were hard. Quiet rooms, pool was nice and relaxing.
Staff not friendly, man at front desk extremely rude and unfriendly. Checking out he didnt say Hello, good morning or even how was your stay..nothing just 'Put your key on the counter'. We can understand the very limited food situation due to covid but the unfriendly staff didnt make things any better.
Would not recommend staying here unless you have your own grill you can cook all your meals on.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 2
Dionges1 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: May, 3, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Great Location, Rooms Spartan and Dated, Staff Very Helpful
Stayed two nights with Family, and we had two rooms; very nice property and a good stay. Considering the choices in Death Valley, The Ranch has the most to offer of the three choices. Beds comfortable and good bedding and towels. The complex has a great playground for children, an open air museum, a pool, tennis courts very nice and well maintained grounds, nice gift shop (General Store), and a more than adequate restaurant and bar but pricey. As other reviewers have suggested, yes bring some food, especially snacks, and drinks. Soft drinks, beer and wine can be purchased in the General Store but expensive. The menus in the restaurant and bar are limited. Hotel in the mid-price range for the hotels at Furnace Creek and Stove Pipe Wells.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 5
sccrref from: Tucson,Az
Published Date: Apr, 26, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Location is everything
Not many lodging options in DV so unless you want to pay double at the Oasis or camp you're stuck. It's a dated motel 6 but w/ nice grounds. No issues with staff- friendly though the guy at checkin was working first day and was a little lost. Used pool. We thought food, both here and Oasis, pretty good. Maybe slightly overpriced. Having the market available for food and take out helpful. Wish they were open both earlier and later. Maybe in high season. We knew what we were getting into before we booked so I cant complain. Good place for kids
- Rooms: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
aprillU7371SW from: Bondi, Australia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Their campground is called Fiddler’s Campground. The campsites aren’t much (dirt lot) but you have full access to the resort. It was a short walk over to the pool which we loved as it was extremely hot. The pool showers are closed due to COVID so we washed our hair in the sink (not ideal). We got free WiFi sitting near the main office and were able to use the bathrooms at the restaurant. Definitely the best option if you’re planning on camping in Death Valley!