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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
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Paying for the location
User: Teresa C from: Morpeth, United Kingdom
Published Date: Nov, 11, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
We arrived on a Monday in late September, whilst acknowledging we were a bit too early for 3pm check in we didn't expect to be turned away from reception 3 times as rooms were not ready. Once, fair enough, but to go back at an advised time & be turned away by a different receptionist was not a good experience. By 3pm there was a queue of people all waiting to check in, we later found out the hotel was only at a fraction of the normal capacity so why they hadn't organised servicing the booked rooms first was beyond comprehension. Once checked in our standard room was quite basic with little room to manoeuvre, the luggage rack didn't open up in the recess so had to be placed next to the bed making space even tighter. The TV wouldn't work but was quickly fixed by a chap in reception. Housekeeping didn't replace coffee etc so off to reception again & directed to a vending area but no decaf options. The worst thing was the bed, it squeaked with the slightest movement so everytime one of us turned over we woke up. On a plus side the AC was quiet & very effective. Wi-Fi is only available in the main areas, outdoor seating is scattered about & you're not guaranteed to have any outside your own room. The onsite restaurant was decent, food was pretty typical of an American diner. & the bar was well stocked. Stovepipe Wells is without doubt in a great location, the scenery is fantastic & the night sky amazing but you do pay a lot to stay here & what you get for your money is by no means luxurious. The place is in need of updating, beds need replacing & customer service skills addressed.
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Comfortable but dated
User: Senioronabudget from: Kent, Washington
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
The village hotel is somewhat dated and in need of some renovation. However, the room was comfortable. We arriived in the middle of a sand storm. The door did not seal completly so sand drifted in. A complement to the cleaning staff. They did a great job cleaning up afterwards.
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Decent hotel in Death Valley
User: Beth L from:
Published Date: Oct, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
When we arrived to check in we were told that the dates on our reservation had somehow been changed and that they did not have a room for the price that we booked but they did upgrade us to another room for both nights of our stay. The room was clean and modern. It had air conditioning and satellite television. There is a buffet breakfast for around $13 that is pretty decent. It's best to eat a good breakfast before you go out and explore for the day. The saloon served a limited menu for dinner. The prices are about what you would expect from being in the middle of the desert. The first night I had salmon ($22) and the next I had the burger($15). They have a general store across the street that carries drinks (including beer) and snacks. My suggestion is that before you enter Death Valley, stop at a grocery store and buy a Styrofoam cooler and a large pack of water. Also get snacks to take out with you.
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One night stay
User: Ccnmb from: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We were doing a trip through Death Valley and chose to spend an overnight so we could cover more ground. Hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had excellent wings in the saloon but took off before the breakfast opened.

Good place to stay in Death Valley
User: Mike096 from: Bristol, United Kingdom
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Location is fantastic - just a couple of mile from the Mesquite Dunes. We had a basic Patio room, which was fine - clean, quiet, comfy bed, efficient but noisy aircon (fortunately not needed on a cool night). Dinner in the restaurant was good, breakfast buffet disappointing. Nice pool, and a useful shop. Even has wifi, although limited to a few areas of the hotel. Very good value considering how hard it must be to staff and supply!
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