This review takes into account the remote location and incredibly harsh conditions with which the Panamint Springs has to contend. The term 'resort' is a misnomer, but you will find a clean and quaintly charming motel in an ideal location for exploring Death Valley. The staff were particularly friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the area. Dinner was actually pretty good considering where we were. Breakfast wasn't great and you don't get much for $10. There is no pool, which is a shame as a dip would have really hit the spot. In the hot months make sure you request one of the handful of rooms with AC when booking. The swamp cooling system will get the temperature from 120 to the 80s, but you'll need the extra AC to get into the more comfortable 70s. If you are a light sleeper my biggest piece of advice is to bring earplugs because both cooling systems are very loud and you might not get much sleep without them. The gas here is slightly more expensive than the Chevron at Furnace Creek and much more than outside the park. A few more tips: if you enter the park from the west, pull over and have a look at the Joshua tree 'forest' at elevations above 4000 feet, it's quite something. At night look up at the stars--Death Valley displays one of the most fantastic night skies I have ever seen. In conclusion, if you are fine with basic accommodation this is a good choice, and apart from the 5 star luxury resort at Furnace Creek (which is obviously way more expensive) the other options in Death valley don't look much better. We would come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panamint Springs is a small western-style resort seated in the beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park. Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000' Panamint Mountains complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation. Panamint Springs offers 14 motel rooms & 1 cottage, restaurant, campgrounds, RV park, gas station, and mini-mart. Our motel rooms are very basic, but clean. Our rooms are cooled with an evaporative cooling system. Some units offer their own A/C window unit in addition to this. We are pet friendly, however additional fees apply. If you are planning on doing some exploring, you'll find that Panamint Springs makes a great base camp for neighboring ghost towns, abandoned mines, and even desert waterfalls. Great for 4-wheel drive exploring, hiking, biking, or just relaxing! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Hotel Panamint Springs