Death Valley National Park isn’t the easiest national park to visit. To start, it’s incredibly remote, meaning most visitors have to fly into Las Vegas, rent a car, and then drive roughly two hours to get there. The park is technically open year-round, but the sweltering summer heat means you either have to come prepared for dangerously high, 100-plus days or wait to visit until the temperature drops — just be warned that it can drop below freezing at night during the cooler months. On top of all of that, the wild and rugged park doesn’t have as much tourist infrastructure as some other American national parks, meaning you’re harder-pressed to find a place to stay that’s not a campground or backcountry campsite.
Hotels Near Death Valley National Park To Make Your Visit To America's Hottest, Driest Place More Comfortable
If you’re looking for a little more comfort, an Airbnb in Death Valley is probably your best bet. But there are a few hotel near Death Valley National Park. Another option is to stay in Las Vegas — either in a hotel or an Airbnb, possibly one with a great pool — and day-tripping to Death Valley National Park from there. You can even find tour operators to take care of the Death Valley day-trip logistics for you, including hotel pickups, as well as inquire about transit and tour options with your hotel concierge.
Read on to learn about the best hotels near Death Valley National Park, but rest assured that whichever accommodation strategy you choose, you’re bound to be mesmerized as soon as you see the otherworldly desert that straddles the California-Nevada border.
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The Inn at Death Valley
A Hollywood haunt in the 1920s, the Inn at Death Valley recently underwent a massive renovation that, among other improvements, added 22 luxury casitas to the property. A short walk from the hotel’s spring-fed pool, which is always kept at a balmy 87 degrees, each casita comes with a complimentary golf cart and a private wet bar, while guests of the hotel’s 66 other rooms can enjoy their cocktails at the Stargazers Deck alongside excellent views of the night sky. Naturally, the daytime views are just as spectacular — the sustainably-minded Inn at Death Valley is located at the foot of the Funeral Mountains inside Death Valley National Park, and also has an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, restaurant, spa, and more on site, so you never have to leave the park at all.
The Inn at Death Valley : Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
Price per night: $298
The Ranch at Death Valley
Located within Death Valley National Park, The Ranch at Death Valley is a family-friendly property with a variety of accommodations ranging from standard rooms to spacious cabins, all designed with a rustic charm that complements the desert surroundings. The Ranch features an array of amenities, including a spring-fed pool, sports courts, horseback riding, and an 18-hole golf course. Dining options are plentiful with the on-site Last Kind Words Saloon, the 1849 Buffet, and The Coffee & Cream café. For those looking for adventure, the Ranch is ideally located for easy access to popular park attractions such as Badwater Basin and Zabriskie Point. Guests should note that while the Ranch offers modern conveniences, it maintains a commitment to sustainability, operating on solar power and asking guests to be mindful of water usage.
The Ranch at Death Valley : Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
Price per night: $172
Panamint Springs Resort
You won’t find a golf course at Panamint Springs Resort like you will at the Inn at Death Valley or the Ranch at Death Valley, but what it does have in common with the larger hotels is that the rustic, western-style resort is located within park bounds. Accommodations at Panamint Springs range from motel rooms to cabins, tent campsites, and RV facilities for road-trippers. Amenities are modest what you’d expect of a two-star hotel, but you technically have everything on site that you’d need during your stay — a restaurant and bar, garden, terrace, gas station, and ATM. Best of all, the resort offers guests beautiful views of the surrounding sand dunes and expansive desert beyond that.
Panamint Springs Resort : 40440 Highway 190, Panamint Springs, CA
Price per night: $65
Longstreet Inn & Casino
Just outside the entrance to Death Valley National Park, the Longstreet Inn & Casino is located in the historical district of Amargosa Valley in Nevada, offering easy and quick access to the park. Its unique location on a lake adds to its charm while local attractions like the Ash Meadows Visitor Center are nearby. The resort offers a variety of accommodations, including comfy hotel rooms and a lakeside RV park for those traveling with their mobile homes. When they’re not out exploring the park, guests can swim in the pool and soak in the hot tub — then, at night, the inn has both a full-service casino and stages live performances to ensure guests are entertained all day long.
Longstreet Inn & Casino : 4400 South Highway 373, Amargosa Valley, NV, 89020
Price per night: $157