My questions are: should we stay in Deadhorse? I've seen pictures of the motels there and it makes me wonder what they're like on the inside. I'm not expecting luxury, but are they clean/comfortable/safe, or should we plan to sleep in the car? 2 beds per room? terribly expensive? I'd love to hear from someone who has stayed there.
Second question: i've read many articles about the road quality of the Dalton, but i'm not sure how recent they are. Has the surface improved in recent years, especially north of Atigun Pass?
Finally, If we plan to stop at every attraction, take lots of pictures, and drive slowly to prevent tire blowouts, can we expect the round trip to take 2 days? or 3?
Thanks in advance.