This place is no luxury resort, but perfectly fine for staying close to the eastern entry of Death Valley. It's just ten minutes north of Death Valley Junction, the point you need to pass anyway when entering Death Valley from the east.
Reception was friendly and the rooms are spacious enough and have everything one needs after a hot day in Death Valley.
The AC was quite loud and I chose not to use it at night, which was fine given the room temperature and the fact that I don't like cold AC air when I'm sleeping.
The ground floor rooms that go to the back have an exit to the grass/pond area (with the ducks) which is twice as lovely when you consider the remote location in the middle of the desert.
The included restaurant closed already at 8PM - too early if you intend to fully enjoy sunset and the magical time thereafter at e.g. Zabriskie point (at least in September), but closing times do vary.
There is a shop however that does not leave you hungry or thirsty and is open until later (in my case until midnight).
In the evening I stayed there, the casino/bar had a small crowd of older locals enjoying some karaoke (preferably folk/country songs). For me as one of the few tourists this was a quite authentic and interesting experience. This probably does not happen every day, but is a clear indication that the place is frequented by local people (who do not have much choice, anyway).
WIFI worked fine, just ask for the user/password and point your browser to any page to log in.
The alternatives to this hotel are those few places inside Death Valley where you pay 2-3 times as much and need to book well in advance, the close-by Amargosa Hotel which has very mixed reviews (but some history) and is even slightly more expensive and towns like Beatty and Pahrump that are quite far away from the heart of Death Valley and may not be on your way.
I was really happy about having chosen this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in the vicinity of Death Valley for a reasonable price (not cheap, but given the alternatives...).
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