The Amargosa Motel is like no other lodging you'll ever experience... that is for sure. But it is not for everyone! Staying at this historic site is a trip back in time as well as the closest thing to experiencing a Death Valley legend firsthand (meeting owner and artist-in-residence Marta Beckett). You have to be in love with the lore of the dancer who turned her back on the Big Apple and found her soul on a small stage in the Amargosa Valley. The motel was built as part of a company town in the 1920s. It had not undergone any major rennovations since. If you don't want to stay in the Xantera properties in the National Park, this is your best choice for lodging in Death Valley. The rooms are shopworn, but very clean. Where else can you sleep in a work of art? Marta Beckett's painted murals adorn most of the rooms as well as the halls. The beds are clean and comfortable, the room amenties sparse to non-existant. The showers are big (each has its own skylight) and you'll love the water pressure (not bad for a place just outside Death Valley). The staff is very friendly and efficient, but 24-hr desk service is something reserved for the big boys in Las Vegas. In colder months the rooms are supplied with space heaters. Lodging at the Amargosa costs a fraction of what it costs a few miles down the road in the National Park. The newly opened cafe is simple, clean, and about as close to home cooking as you'll find outside of your house. Marta is recovering from an injury, so her performances and appreances are very limited. She graciously granted me a brief visit while I was at the motel in early February.
Experience a unique facet of Death Valley while you can at the Amargosa Opera House!
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- Also Known As:
- Amargosa Opera House Hotel Death Valley Junction
- Amargosa Opera Hotel
- Hotel Amargosa Opera
- Amargosa Opera House And Hotel Death Valley National Park/Death Valley Junction