Explore Death Valley National Park
Conveniently located along the U.S. Highway 395 Business Loop, also called South China Lake Boulevard, the BEST WESTERN PLUS China Lake Inn is the ideal place to stay for Sierra Nevada–area visitors looking for a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure. When you stay with us, you’re less than three hours from Death Valley National Park and its countless opportunities for fun.
Let us be the basecamp for your excursion. From our hotel, head north on Interstate 395 and then head east on State Route 190 when you reach Olancha. Continue on the 190 until you reach signs denoting park attractions. Death Valley offers a vast landscape with plenty to see and do, but the dry climate makes for hot summers and chilly winters, so visit during the spring or fall for the most pleasant temperatures.
Along with mountain biking, four wheeling, and motorcycle touring, Death Valley is ideal for hiking. Check out the unique geology of Mosaic Canyon by hiking through its smooth rock trails, and stroll through Bad Water Basin or hit the Natural Bridge trail to see more unique rock formations.
Other noteworthy attractions within the expansive park include Harmony Borax Works, an abandoned borax mining outpost, and Scotty’s Castle, a 1930s mansion open for guided tours. If you stick around for nightfall, you’ll also get to enjoy some of the country’s best stargazing.
Before you head out on a Death Valley adventure, let the amenities of the BEST WESTERN PLUS China Lake Inn provide the rest and relaxation you need. Spend time in our pool and hot tub, rest easy, and fill up with a complimentary full hot breakfast to get the energy you need to experience all Death Valley National Park has to offer.