Beatty is the only significant place along US 95 between Las Vegas (115 miles) and Tonopah (93 miles), and although small it offers all the basic facilities including a general store, and a selection of restaurants & casinos. The town has a scenic setting surrounded by hills, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, with a few historic buildings at the center. Beatty lies at the junction with the central route into Death Valley National Park from the east, Hwy 374, which reaches the valley floor after 26 miles; across the neighboring Amargosa Desert and through the Grapevine Mountains. A few miles west of Beatty, Rhyolite is an easily-reached ghost town containing an interesting collection of photogenic ruined buildings. Although geographically close to Death Valley, Beatty has a significantly higher elevation (3,300 feet), so the summer heat is less extreme.
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Beatty, NV has one chain motel, located near the north edge of town along US 95, just down the road from the Stagecoach Casino. The Motel 6 is one of the newer properties of this brand - an elegant, three story building backing on to the (usually dry) Amargosa River, with mountain views in all directions. The entrance to Death Valley National Park is 8 miles west via Hwy 374. Facilities at the motel are restricted to cable TV, free internet access, free coffee and guest laundry, but the rates are low, and the rooms are clean. The nearest restaurant is at the nearby casino, or there are more choices in the center of Beatty a few blocks south.