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Panamint Springs Resort
Padenstein from: Berkeley, California
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
One point because of the location and restaurant
This place is just absurd joke. The location of this "resort" is very good but the 2 bedroom cabin we stayed was just awful. Dirty fitted carpet, horrible, old and dirty furniture, broken tiles in the bathroom, broken doors, windows replaced with plywood...
I really understand that in this kind of place you cannot expect to get first class service or accommodation. But still this place is the worst I've ever been. And maybe I don't even have to say that I didn't really sleep at all. The room rate was about 250 dollars/night which was at least 200 dollars too much. I will never go to this place again. NEVER.
I think they don't even expect visitors to come back because if they did, they would do something to this place. No matter where you watch, something is broken, "fixed" and dirty. But maybe they don't even have care to because there are so few options in the area that this place is full anyway. My opinion is that they just don't care anything else than to get as much of money from the customers as possible.
Anyway, the restaurant was surprisingly good - both pizzas and burgers. So if you are driving by and you are hungry, I could somehow recommend the restaurant. But try to find your accommodation somewhere else. The included breakfast was typical "motel breakfast" so you get bad coffee, toast, yoghurt and pancakes. But no juice, just water.
The only stars you can see in this place are the ones that shine at night in the sky. And yes, this place is unique and one of a kind but in a bad way.
- Value: 1
- Location: 4
- Service: 2
theoneandonlyArnold from: New York City, New York
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Paying 220$ for such a shabby and warn out room is simply a joke. We got a “historic” room.... ultra old with a warn carpet in the bathroom, you can imagine how that looks and feels. Bathroom furniture looks like from scrapyard. The central aircon ran almost all night and then stopped. Was super noisy. The breakfast buffet... another joke. Asked for “fresh juice” ... watered down industrial juice for an extra price. And there was not really any staff around...
Chairs outside the “historic “ room... super dusty and dirty that you need to put clothes into the laundry
Avoid it if you can!
giacomocarenzi from: Busto Arsizio, Italy
Published Date: Aug, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Basic but with unique wilderness flavor!
Great experience with our group of friends. Most rooms have been renovated and are comfortable enough. 3 beds rooms were very spacious. Lack of phone coverage - wifi is acceptable for one night being in the middle of nowhere. View at night is fantastic, no lights around. People should appreciate more these basic accommodations.
Nicoman from: Sydney, Australia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Really cool place to sleep over
After a long day in the DV park, we were looking forward to a nice shower and a comfortable bed. That's what the resort offered. We stayed in a family cabin, which was quite spacious. The shower was very good and the beds very comfortable. The views were beautiful unto the mountains and the desert. The sky from the resort in the middle of the night was breathtaking. The place was expensive but it was worth it.
It is ideally located at the end/beginning of the park on the way to Route 395.
- Value: 2
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
S2935MDannd from: El Paso, Texas
Published Date: Jul, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Stay at the new cabins
It seems there is a difference in the motel rooms and the new cabins. I stayed in a new cabin. It was small, but very nice and clean. My only complaint was that I was kind of warm. Even with the ceiling fan on and I couldn’t adjust the AC. Probably not as much of an issue if it isn’t the summer. However, I enjoyed my stay. I could see the stars and the Milky Way from 5 feet in front of my cabin, and breakfast was also included. No refrigerator, but you got free ice and two free water bottles of water. Gas is crazy expensive, so wait until you get to Stovepipe.