Wondering where to stay in Death Valley? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide to the best Death Valley hotels.
It might be one of the best national parks in the USA, but Death Valley’s rugged terrain can be completely unforgiving. Which is why bagging yourself a bangin’ hotel is key to making the most out of your stay.
And, let’s face it, after a day of hiking through scorching heat, you’ll be thankful you booked a gorgeous place to bed down.
Luckily, I’ve just returned from a recent venture to Death Valley, and I’d like to think I’ve got the lowdown on the best places to stay. From cosy ranches to upscale resorts, these are the top Death Valley hotels.
Ready to explore? Death Valley awaits.
Best Hotels in Death Valley: At a Glance
|Best Hotels in Death Valley – Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Overall Hotel in Death Valley||The Inn at Death Valley|
|Best Budget Hotel inside Death Valley||The Ranch at Death Valley|
|Best Hotel Near Death Valley||Best Western Pahrump Oasis|
|Best Resort for Exploring Inside Death Valley||Panamint Springs Resort|
Best Hotels in Death Valley
The Ranch at The Oasis Death Valley
Compared to its cousin resort, The Ranch at The Oasis is a more casual and affordable option in Death Valley. The Ranch emanates a rustic and laidback lifestyle perfectly suited to the valley.
You’ll find 80 recently renovated cottages, two restaurants, and a coffee bar. Beyond that, The Ranch stands out with its ice cream parlour and even a general store which sells groceries and souvenirs.
And should you want something to do, the property features a massive outdoor pool, horseback riding, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, and numerous fire pits. Oh, I almost forgot, the lowest elevation golf course in the world as well.
The Inn at The Oasis Death Valley
There’s no debate about this one. When it comes to Death Valley lodging, The Inn at The Oasis Death Valley has no competition. As part of the larger Oasis area, this little slice of heaven within the sun-kissed ground of the valley is a standout.
This Death Valley accommodation offers 60 spacious and simplistically luxurious rooms and 22 standalone Casitas (cottages). Rated as a 4-diamond resort includes a spring-fed swimming pool, sprawling palm garden, and a spa.
On-site, you’ll also find a fine-dining restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Paired with stunning views of the Panamint Mountains from its dining room, it’s quite a spectacular way to kick off (or end) your day.
Panamint Springs Resort
A small western-style motel, the Panamint Springs Resort is a no-frills and welcoming addition to the range of Death Valley National Park hotels. It sits within the Panamint Valley, and is the perfect spot for those eager to explore Death Valley’s ghost towns.
At Panamint Springs, you’ll find cabin-style rooms, cottages, RV sites, tent cabins and camping sites. The resort also includes a restaurant, bar and general store for groceries.
And, as a bonus, you can bring your dogs along for the adventure, too.
Best Western Pahrump Oasis
In the heart of Pahrump, Nevada, lies the best hotel near Death Valley National Park. The Best Western Pahrump Oasis offers modern luxury an hour’s drive from the park at a very budget-friendly price.
Spacious rooms and well-equipped suites feature separate seating areas and a range of amenities. While the park sits at your doorstep, on the grounds of the hotel, you’ll find two outdoor swimming pools and a hot tub.
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Looking for a swish, modern hotel by Death Valley? The Holiday Inn Express in Pahrump is an excellent option. Better yet, it’s kind to your wallet yet still boasts large rooms and ample amenities to fit any need.
Centrally located directly across the Gold Town Casino in Pahrump, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast (and an excellent one at that).
An outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a fitness centre are on-site. You can also bring along your furry friends, as the hotel is pet-friendly.
Best Hotels in Death Valley: Frequently Asked Questions
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Death Valley Hotel
- If you’re planning to visit Death Valley during spring, take note that it’s peak season and accommodation fills up quickly. Book as far in advance as possible.
- Add Death Valley to an epic California road trip to include highlights of the state along with the valley’s landscapes.