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Staff and property were great. Lack of dining options was disappointing. Signage for registration and parking need improvement

If you want to visit and stay in Death Valley, you can either stay at the Ranch or the Inn at Death Valley. They are both located near the best hiking in the entire park. If you stay outside the park, you will have a very long drive to get to these beautiful hiking and scenic areas. The only negative comment is that the dispensers for soaps, shampoos, etc were not filled up for us.

The grounds around the ranch are beautiful, the outdoor museum interesting, the shopping was good, snd the steakhouse was authentic.

It beats camping, we were in the cheap seats, but it was good value for the money. Group of us - brought our own food crockpots and a microwave. Hiking was spectacular, but dining options were expensive and not stunning. But the location cannot be beaten for exploring the valley

Excellent location in Death Valley. Almost all one would need available in walking distance for a visit to the park. Price of lodging and food higher as expected.

I was surprised how much I like staying here. We normally do not stay in National Park hotels; we prefer to stay outside the park and drive in each day. We really had no choice here since hotels were very far away. Even though the room was a little bit more expensive than a standard hotel, we were pleasantly surprised. The overall place had a very good feel, all the staff we talked to were friendly and helpful, and the location was perfect for exploring Death Valley N.P. Like other reviews said, the food there is quite expensive so we brought our own and warmed it at the General Store as the rooms do not have microwaves. This is the only reason I did not rate a 5 because for remote locations like this they should have a microwave in each room for their guests' convenience. Other than that, the room was very good and the ground were beautiful to walk around in the morning before heading to the park.

A nice place to stay in Death Valley, but the prîces are very high in the restaurant

Great location and the facilities were in excellent condition. I would highly recommend this resort.

DISAPPOINTED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!! Expected better quality, service, and experience for the price of this place. The room is cozy, if you enjoy being inside a coffin. Homeless shelters have a better menu selection than their buffet and the entrees are subpar. The Oasis Shoppe is the only kudos I'll give to this place and that's because they had sandwiches and fruit available to purchase to wash down the awfulness of the buffet. Again, overpriced, but it's a hotel convenience store, afterall... Gilligan's Island is looking pretty posh.

Location is great. Food is terrible.

Ritz Carlton price, Motel 6 experience. Shower curtain covered in pink mould, Spartan amanities, no tissues, no microwave even though there is no food in the park except your exorbitantly priced restaurant. $29 for the worst buffet ever, dried spaghetti, no meat, dried lima beans. Gas $8.09, even though it's $2 less at Stovepipe Wells, then a $22 "resort" fee on top of that. Ripoff. I want my resort fee refunded.

The food could be better especially if charging that much.

Didn't do anything but sleep there , so have no opinion on amenities/services, but the room was clean, and the beds comfortable. It's all about location, which was excellent.

New management has neglected the property. The food selection is unhealthy and very much over priced. This property has lost its appeal.

Great location.

The night before I was told could probably check-in between 2:30-3 so I adjusting my hiking day. As I used ORBITZ, same man who I talked to the previous night said I had to wait until 4pm. Because I had a sunset hike, I did not get back to room until 10 pm and awoke again 6am for sunrise hike. A lot of money for 10 hours but couldn't have done the 2 hike if I did not stay there.

Pro: Good location. Cons: Room was outdated, bathroom was dirty & smelly. They jacked up food prices. Be prepared to pay $19 for a hot dog! 2.5/5 overall.

Highway 190 Death Valley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Golf course
  • Outdoor pool

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park places you 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Zabriskie Point. This resort has 244 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like 3 restaurants, a golf course, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including 1849 Buffet, which specializes in American cuisine. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park enjoy access to a golf course, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of RV, bus, and truck parking, along with an area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf resort include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Cottage with 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Cottage with 1 King Bed

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park

Everyone (24) Couples (16) Family (23)
4
Friends

Staff and property were great. Lack of dining options was disappointing. Signage for registration and parking need improvement

By on Jan 25, 2023

4
Partner Couples

If you want to visit and stay in Death Valley, you can either stay at the Ranch or the Inn at Death Valley. They are both located near the best hiking in the entire park. If you stay outside the park, you will have a very long drive to get to these beautiful hiking and scenic areas. The only negative comment is that the dispensers for soaps, shampoos, etc were not filled up for us.

By on Jan 15, 2023

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we will certainly relay your experience with the soap dispensers to our housekeeping department. We hope to welcome you back to Death Valley again soon!

4
Family

The grounds around the ranch are beautiful, the outdoor museum interesting, the shopping was good, snd the steakhouse was authentic.

By on Dec 27, 2022

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2022

Thank you for your review- we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

It beats camping, we were in the cheap seats, but it was good value for the money. Group of us - brought our own food crockpots and a microwave. Hiking was spectacular, but dining options were expensive and not stunning. But the location cannot be beaten for exploring the valley

By on Dec 14, 2022

Review comment responded on Dec 16, 2022

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We hope to see you again in the future.

5
Friends

Excellent location in Death Valley. Almost all one would need available in walking distance for a visit to the park. Price of lodging and food higher as expected.

By , from Fitchburg on Nov 13, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 15, 2022

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again next time!

5
Partner Couples

I was surprised how much I like staying here. We normally do not stay in National Park hotels; we prefer to stay outside the park and drive in each day. We really had no choice here since hotels were very far away. Even though the room was a little bit more expensive than a standard hotel, we were pleasantly surprised. The overall place had a very good feel, all the staff we talked to were friendly and helpful, and the location was perfect for exploring Death Valley N.P. Like other reviews said, the food there is quite expensive so we brought our own and warmed it at the General Store as the rooms do not have microwaves. This is the only reason I did not rate a 5 because for remote locations like this they should have a microwave in each room for their guests' convenience. Other than that, the room was very good and the ground were beautiful to walk around in the morning before heading to the park.

By , from Alvin on Nov 6, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2022

Thank you for your detailed review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

A nice place to stay in Death Valley, but the prîces are very high in the restaurant

By on Aug 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you for your feedback!

5
Family

Great location and the facilities were in excellent condition. I would highly recommend this resort.

By on May 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

2
Partner Couples

DISAPPOINTED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!! Expected better quality, service, and experience for the price of this place. The room is cozy, if you enjoy being inside a coffin. Homeless shelters have a better menu selection than their buffet and the entrees are subpar. The Oasis Shoppe is the only kudos I'll give to this place and that's because they had sandwiches and fruit available to purchase to wash down the awfulness of the buffet. Again, overpriced, but it's a hotel convenience store, afterall... Gilligan's Island is looking pretty posh.

By on May 19, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry that we did not meet your expectations on value; we are always striving to improve our offerings to our guests.

3
Family

Location is great. Food is terrible.

By , from Westminster on Apr 17, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2022

We appreciate your feedback and your comments to improve our resort.

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park

Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328
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