Death Valley National Park is so big and the nearest towns so far away that the best option is to stay inside the national park. You'll find hotels or motels in three locations:
Furnace Creek Resort: Offers two hotel options. The Furnace Creek Inn, a grand national park lodging in early twentieth-century style with a spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts and nice restaurant, open mid-October through mid-May only. The Ranch at Furnace Creek, a more basic Death Valley hotel with comfortable, motel-style rooms, more affordable and open year round. Use the Furnace Creek Resort guide to get all the details.
Stovepipe Wells Village: The motel here is moderately priced and they have a restaurant, swimming pool and Internet access. Also camping options, including an RV park.
- Panamint Springs Motel: This Death Valley hotel is 35 miles west of Stovepipe Wells and is the least expensive lodging (by a small margin), with limited WiFi Internet access. They also have an RV Park and allow pets in both the hotel and campground (extra fee).
Death Valley Hotel Options Outside the National Park
In Death Valley Junction, southeast of Furnace Creek is the Amargosa Hotel. The adobe building was constructed by the Pacific Coast Borax Company in 1924. Visitor reactions are mixed, but some rooms are decorated with charming murals. Get more information at their website.
Just across the state line east of Death Valley, 35 miles from Stovepipe Wells and about 50 miles from Furnace Creek, you'll find several hotels, campgrounds and a couple of casinos in Beatty, Nevada. It's not the most convenient place to anchor a Death Valley visit, but prices are low. Get some ideas, ratings and rates at Tripadvisor. Beatty may also be a good choice if all the Death Valley park hotels are filled up.