Once an oasis for old Hollywood (think Marlon Brando and Clark Gable), the Inn at Death Valley is experiencing a resurgence. With a recent renovation to bring all the features you could hope for, today the Inn retains its charm and character while also offering modern luxury – in a jaw-droppingly beautiful location.
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a long weekend for my birthday, and it was delightful.
Journey to the Hotel
Some say getting there is half the fun, and the journey to the Inn at Death Valley was certainly an amazing experience. The landscapes that stretched out before our eyes were absolutely stunning in all directions. The scenery is magical at any time, but a burst of dramatic weather added an even more moody and atmospheric feel.
The Inn at Death Valley appeared like a beautiful oasis in front of us as we drove through the desert. Surrounded by palm trees and nestled in lush greenery, I was immediately drawn to the charming architecture flanked by dramatic hills. Stepping inside, we were soon checked in and aboard a golf cart for a fabulous ride to our casita.
We stayed in a ‘casita’, a small house that is very private and inviting. Tucked away in a secluded part of the property that’s only accessible by golf cart, I could see why Hollywood legends would love this place. I especially loved having our own golf cart to travel around the property – no need for our car, which we left at the parking.
The casita consisted of a large and inviting lounge area complete with a wet bar, a stylish bathroom and a huge bedroom with two Queen beds. The decor was charming with rustic yet luxe appeal, while we also loved the sun-soaked patio area just beyond the sliding doors.
The casita was just a short walk from the glimmering swimming pool. Although it looked lovely and inviting, with so much to see in Death Valley we didn’t get to try it – perhaps next time!
The Inn at Death Valley is known for having a beautiful restaurant (which was partially open during our stay), however due to the pandemic we opted for room service instead. We particularly loved the delicious breakfasts savored on our charming patio – they were absolutely scrumptious.
My husband enjoyed the Oasis Classic, a generous serving of two eggs, breakfast potatoes, bread and a choice of meat (he chose the sausages). It was so good it became his staple every morning, while I tried a couple of choices. On the first day, I had a vegetarian omelette with a latte, while on the others it was the oatmeal. It was no ordinary oatmeal – instead it’s made from groats that take over 40 minutes to prepare.
It was absolutely delicious, and the perfect way to start the day in the gorgeous paradise that is Death Valley.