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The Oasis at Death Valley
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Richmond, CA
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Reviewed 22 February 2005

We stayed five days at Furnace Creek Ranch (not the Inn...more expensive). The rooms are very basic but comfortable. Since it was the middle of a very wet winter, the temperatures were very mild. We left the ceiling fan on and the sliding door open......so VERY quiet!

The restaurants were adequate and on the expensive side but the staff was fantastic. They were all pleasant, accomodating, and made us feel at home.

Because this is lodging in a National Park, all I expect is something clean and comfortable. Furnace creek fit the bill. The scenery is spectacular and other-worldly and the wildflowers were extraordinary. It is in a perfect location to explore the largest National Park inthe lower 48. Although there might be nicer lodgings outside of the park, they are simply too far away. I look forward to returning to Furnace Creek.

  • Stayed: February 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2005

We stayed @ FCR a couple of nights this February (2005). The rooms are indeed a bit basic, as is the pool and cuisine in the restaurants, but the staff are friendly and helpful.
Room rates are pricey for the facilities - but they have a monoply so nothing can be done there.
Our principal gripe is a the OUTRAGEOUS phone charges - which are nowhere flagged up in the room services booklet or on the phone handset. An international call home (to a landline) which cost 4 quarters from the phone box in the car park, cost $62 from the room - a 6200% mark up!! - you may wonder why we didn't go and put our quarters in (as we had done previously) but I wanted to speak to our son in a quiet environment - and expected say to spend an extra $5-$10 for the priviledge. What a shock! - The checkout ladies were sympathetic, but couldn't help, other than saying inform the management of our dissatisfaction. We thought we should share it too with other prospective guests. Bon chance!

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Reviewed 14 February 2005

I am giving this an above average rate simply because the other options in Death Valley looked like basic motels and not as nice. We stayed here 2/4-2/6/05. It was difficult to locate in the dark as there were no road signs. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very pricey but had good food. The rooms weren't anything to write home about- certainly dated, but comfortable. My husband was annoyed that we weren't allowed to use the a/c because it was 'winter' (65 degrees out), although we used the fan which kept it comfortable. Our room, which was on the 2nd floor, had a shared balcony which was a bit odd. The grounds were lovely and the pool looked really nice, although we weren't able to use it. Overall, I would definitely stay here again, even though the prices were ridiculously expensive for what you get (we paid $280/night). It's an older (or as they say) historic hotel and while certainly not 4 stars, it was very decent. Death Valley, however, was incredible, and not to be missed!

  • Stayed: January 2005
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30  Thank airpixie
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Reviewed 17 January 2005

We arrived very late and we found that the rooms were very simple and the air conditioning very noisy. At the restaurant the food choice was very limited and the glasses were not so properly clean.
The Death Valley is anyway a unique spectacle of nature and is really worth visit. The hotel could have been better.

17  Thank gwillis
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Reviewed 30 December 2004

Used the Ranch as a stopover from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite. Ideally positioned in the middle of Death Valley. The buildings housing the rooms do not look particularly attractive but the rooms themselves are fine, with a balcony, fridge and excellent air-conditioning - we visited on the hottest day they'd had this year (125 degrees F!!). Even though the temperature was so high, because it was a very dry heat we didn't find it too uncomfortable. We ate dinner in the 49er cafe and thought it was a very good meal as was breakfast the next day. We didn't really allow ourselves enough time in the area and so would like to return. We would be happy to stay here again.

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Reviewed 25 October 2004

Unfortunately there was not much of the Death Valley sights open due to the floods when we were there, but we enjoyed our stay nonetheless. Yes, the rooms are basic motel type, but they are clean, have comfortable beds and good air conditioning. We were really close to the pool, which was really bizarre as the water was warm as it was spring fed. The onsite shop was brilliant and had some great Native American souvenirs as well as every day items. We ate in both the Wrangler steakhouse and 49er cafe. The food was very good and value for money considering you were in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 30 September 2004

Stayed here just after the flash floods in September. The reception staff were very helpful and everything you needed was in the room - the only one in our stay to provide tea and coffee making - nice one! Due to the immense water pressure (brilliant shower!) had a few problems but thanks to an efficient maintanance man it was sorted straight away - Thanks! The museum/ restaurant and shop staff are also ace. As previouslyreported the prices are very very reasonable although they have the monopoly in the area. In fact the wine was the cheapest I had had whilst in the area (pricewise that is). NICE PLACE with lovely sunsets! Be sure to visit Scotty's castle

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Additional Information about The Oasis at Death Valley

Address: Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328 (Formerly Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort)
Region: United States > California > Death Valley National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Death Valley National Park
Price Range: £191 - £426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oasis at Death Valley 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ranch at Death Valley, situated in Death Valley National Park, is just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. The Ranch at Death Valley offers accommodations in a casual, family-like setting — the perfect complement to the classic elegance of the Inn at Death Valley. As you wander around the expansive grounds, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to when this site was established as a working ranch. Yet, you’ll enjoy the amenities of modern civilization, like quiet, clean rooms, a spring-fed swimming pool, large grass lawns, sports courts, a children’s playground and the National Park Service Visitor’s Center – which is just a stone’s throw away. So is the 18-hole golf course – the lowest elevation course in the world – and Golf Pro Shop. The Ranch at Death Valley is the ideal place to stay when visiting Death Valley National Park. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Furnace Creek Inn And Ranch Hotel Death Valley National Park
Furnace Creek Resort
Furnace Creek Hotel
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Furnace Creek Inn Death Valley

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