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We would stay here again ---
We were traveling from Zion NP to Death Valley NP and decided to stay at The Ranch at Death Valley since their sister (?) hotel (The Oasis at Death Valley) is closed for renovations. At first we were a little skeptical when we were walking down the hallway of the 700 building (we were in room 717) because it was dimly lit, has somewhat of an 'older building smell' (which we got used to) and generally looked like it needed some TLC. With that said, the room was fine for me, my wife and son, and we enjoyed our two nights there. As another reviewer pointed out, there really was no cold water in the faucet (perhaps that's a function of being located in Death Valley?), but that was a minor inconvenience. The staff (Chris at the desk, the nice young ladies at the ice cream counter, the guys monitoring the pool, and all of the ladies in the general store) were extremely pleasant and friendly. The pool is huge and was not crowded while we were there (mid July, 2020). The dining options are limited (again, realize where you are --- in the middle of the desert), but that was fine with us. We generally just got our meals from the general store and ate outside at one of the tables. Naturally it is super convenient for whatever activities you plan on doing inside the park, so overall we give it a thumbs up, and we would definitely stay there again.
Too many problems..
I should start with what worked: the bed was comfortable and the area was quiet enough for me to sleep a full night. Now the problens: water pressure for a shower was non existent, the "cold" water was not cold.. hotter than body temperature., they did not provide soap; instead they had mounted soap dispenser: the one for body wash was empty. AND the wifi was out of service.
Booked 2 rooms in October at this hotel. Due to the current situation both rooms cancelled. Booking clearly states money will be refunded. Called hotel from UK last week and told to wait 3-5 days. After 5 days no refund, called the hotel again to be advised I would receive a call back. Guess what no call back. The hotel is taking reservations for June onwards. If you can take payments at this time you should be able to refund payment.
The Oasis at Death VaLLEY WAS DEFINITELY AN OASIS!!! Quite unexpected in the middle of the dessert! Beautiful place with streams and palm trees and 2 hotels and a couple of places to eat- one was laid back and western motif and family friendly. The other restaurant was more formal and that is where we ate. Gary, our waiter was excellent- he helped us decide what to order and he was right! The food was delicious! Michael, was very nice too and talked to us about places to stay there and nearby. Were would love to stay there again.We had a wonderful time!
An Oasis in the middle of nowhere
After driving many miles through desert wasteland we came upon this ranch in the middle of nowhere, You have to wonder how and why this place came to be. Everything is extremely well kept and maintained, I would recommend staying here if you have time. There is so much to see in this National Park, take your time and enjoy.
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