First, let me say that I have stayed at some very "eclectic" hotels and generally enjoy them as long as they deliver the basics (bed, shower, etc.). My parents and I went into this place, trying to laugh off how bad the amenities were, but eventually enough was enough. This is undoubtedly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The floor was cheap indoor outdoor carpet glued over broken, cracked concrete so I was terrified that my 78 year old parents were going to trip over the cracks. The single available outlet in the room had no cover and exposed wires. The matresses were prehistoric, had no support, and creaked with every movement. You had to crawl under the bathroom sink to lift the sink plunger. And to make our stay more perfect, the next morning there was no hot water for the morning shower! The room had no phone or TV, but more incredibly when I asked for a public phone (there is no cell reception there) the hotel said they had none to use and I had to drive 20 minutes away to a visitor center to use one. Of course I used it to find another room anywhere else for the second night. The hotel refused to let me out of the second night payment, but the room was so decrepid that we left anyway and found a very comfortable hotel in Stovepipe Wells for about the same price, with great amenities (nice restaurant & pool) and twice as close to the park (Panamint Springs is about an hour drive into any major part of the park). If this is the only hotel left, I suggest you pick a different travel date to Death Valley.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Hotel Panamint Springs