"The AC in my motel room didn't work, and the cable TV was terrible. Find a better place to stay.2019-07-22"
"We had a comfortable stay, but we were disappointed that our motel room hadn't been vacuumed. Everything else was clean. The breakfast area was quite congested, so we ate elsewhere.2017-07-14"
"Close to Mt. Rushmore - room was musty and smelled like smoke - bathtub drain was clogged, so there was water up to my ankles by the end of my shower - housekeepers didn't seem to change bedding daily - I had to call a few times to get directions, and the night clerk wasn't at all helpful - didn't get 1st-floor room as requested, and the clerk's response to my complaint was, "I can't help you" - the day clerk said we should have been able to get a 1st-floor room, but the night clerk didn't put guests with children in those rooms - disappointed that the pool and whirlpool were closed for the season - breakfast was mediocre at best - a terrible experience.2013-08-01"
"The hotel room was fantastic, and so were the views. Excellent staff and dining. We loved our stay and will definitely return.2021-05-28"
"The lodge was gorgeous, and we loved our room and the dining area. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. A wonderful experience; definitely book a room.2021-05-27"
"I loved this hotel and would stay here again. The location was perfect, and the rates were reasonable. The beds were so comfortable, and the service was wonderful. There were outdoor whirlpools and a campfire at night. Great place.2020-10-02"
"The hotel was beautiful, and the scenery was calm and relaxing; you can actually see part of Mt. Rushmore from the exterior of the hotel. The staff was nice. I can't wait to return.2020-08-28"
"Great location. The hotel room was clean. No pool or workout room. Breakfast could've been better, and there was no coffee in the lobby.2020-08-05"
"We didn't stay at this hotel because of all of the stairs. We'd requested a 1st floor room, but were given a room on the 2nd floor.2019-06-06"
"Located at the end of town away from the busy area. Easy access to Crazy Horse Memorial. We had a great stay at this hotel. Nice room and helpful staff. Breakfast was super good. Do stay here.2016-08-03"
"The hotel room was decent, but the breakfast buffet was a disappointment.2018-07-08"
"Great hotel. The room was clean. Stay here.2017-06-06"
"Excellent hotel with attentive employees.2016-09-02"
"Conveniently located hotel. I stayed 3 nights, and the room was nice. Didn't get as many towels or extra coffee packs as requested, and had to go to the front desk to get them. The clerk didn't apologize for the inconvenience.2015-08-29"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.