Re: advice on lodging in Death Valley
Posted by genie on January 15, 2004 at 15:58:28:
In Reply to: advice on lodging in Death Valley posted by Janel on January 14, 2004 at 21:01:18:
Beatty is, yes, the cheapest, and IMHO, The Exchange Club has the biggest, nicest rooms and the best food; Stagecoach has a pool and the best casino, and worst attitude among waitresses etc. "honey if the forks are dirty just wipe 'em off." Motel 6 is very clean and new, but the rooms are very tiny, and it doesn't feel like beatty, it feels like a motel 6. (I like small casinos)
Most enjoyable meal, definitely and absolutely is Panamint, the vibe is just good there and so is the food. Rooms small, clean. Nice people.
Stovepipe is cheapest of "in the park" resorts", can sometimes get non view non tv room for $69; good location, the food is horrible.
Furnance creek inn - not worth the price IMHO, but maybe if i had it i would spsend it. Nah, i'd buy out the entire panamint and have a party. The brunch is great. lovely pool.
Furnace creek ranch. Decent sized motel room quality for four times what you pay in beatty 40 minutes away, and the food is better in beatty too. (watch out for forks at the stagecoach).
Longstreet Inn and Casino, closest to furnace creek outside of park - right now closed because of fire damage, very nice rooms a cut above Beatty, nice view, good coffee shop, a band and cheap beer on saturday nights.
then there's the amaragosa opera house. go there and see the show if you don't mind the ticket prices, Marta is a very cool person; the motel um. hmm. well. hmm. hmm.