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place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

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place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Hi there,

I'm not sure which forum is the best one to put this question in, so apologies if this isn't the best one, but here goes.

My boyfriend and I are doing a road trip in late september, flying into LV for 3 nights before hiring a car and driving to the Grand Canyon (South Rim). We'll stay at GCNP for a night and then be heading back to Vegas where we will stay for a night before heading off toward Death Valley (staying at Lone Pine) and then onwards to Yosemite Valley.

I'm just wondering whether someone could suggest a good place for us to stop for the night when we arive back in Vegas after GCNP? We probably won't arrive back until early evening and I'm thinking it's probably not worth driving into the centre of LV as we'll have already been there 3 nights. We aren't in need of casinos etc, just a nice area, reasonable hotel etc. Doesn't even need to be in LV if someone can suggest a good stop point which will put us in a good place to head to DVNP in the morning.

On the other hand, if you think there are good reasons to head back into the city, we could obviously consider that too.

Any thoughts appreciated,

thank you!!

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1. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g45963-d59654…

This is the other side of Vegas which is the right side for DV.

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2. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Hi Cantoncross, thinks for the tip, I'll have a look at that place in a minute :-)

I had also posted this question on the Death Valley Forum as I'm not sure where this question best fits and somebodyhas suggested Laughlin instead of coming back into Vegas as LV would be out of my way. Does anybody else have any other towns outside of Vegas that might be worth considering?

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3. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Lauglin is out of the way going to DV from GC, Las Vegas is not.

In LAs VEgas on the way there are plenty of chain hotels that arent on the strip and dont have casinos, is that what you are lookking for? If so I can name several right on the way.

Or you could drive past Las Vegas and into Pahrump NV which is about 45 minutes past Las Vegas but on the way to Death VAlley

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4. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Over the hump to pahrump. There's a best western there.

…bestwestern.com/bestwestern/…

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5. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Try google maps and see the way they suggest as 'best route'. This will also give you a good idea of distance etc.

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6. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

Laughlin is not on the direct route from GCNP to DVNP.

If you are going "the back way" to DVNP via Pahrump (that is how I would go) then the Silverton Hotel would be a perfect place to stop for the night. Silverton has the added attraction of the on-site Bass Pro shop where you can pick up supplies for camping or other outdoor activities that may interest you based on the NP tour.

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7. Re: place to stop overnight before heading to Death Valley...

wow, thanks everyone! for the responses!!

On my plan, we are indeed heading in via Pahrump, so maybe just powering on through to there would actually be the better option as we'll then make a better start and have more time in Death Valley the next day.

Realistically, how long should driving from Grand Canyon to Pahrump take do you think? WE'll be leaving on a Sunday afternoon and probably would just stop for maybe a food/ fuel break.

thanks again

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