"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"
"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"
"I loved this hotel from the moment I arrived. There was dust all over my car windows, and there was a trash can and window cleaner right there. The location was convenient to restaurants, a grocery store, and area sights.2019-07-13"
"Always a good place to stay. Book a room at this hotel.2019-06-03"
"Great location next to historic downtown and restaurants. The hotel room was comfortable, but I heard a lot of noise from neighboring rooms. The AC was loud. Friendly staff and nice indoor pool and whirlpool. Breakfast was good.2017-08-28"
"The hotel was OK, but there was no fridge in the room.2017-06-26"
"We had a great stay at this hotel. Easy walk to town and restaurants.2016-07-29"
"We arrived at the hotel at 8:30 PM, and there was no one there to let us in. We had to call the main Super 8 number, then wait a half hour for an attendant to arrive. We were given a room that wasn't clean, so we had to go back to the front desk and ask for a room change. After that, everything was fine. Nice breakfast.2015-02-19"
"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 had a pleasant hotel stay overall, but we did find a dirty sock under one of the beds, and our room wasn't serviced during our 2-day stay. We had to go to the front desk for clean towels, and the used ones weren't picked up.2017-10-16"
"A pleasant experience all in all. The hotel room was large, and the beds were comfortable. Loved the blackout drapes. But we found a dirty sock under a bed, and our room wasn't serviced the 2nd day. We had to ask for clean towels, and the used ones weren't removed. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay.2017-10-11"
"Reasonably priced. Great hotel room; it was clean and updated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Ample parking for trailers. I'd stay here again.2015-08-17"
"I spent a week at this hotel, and the front desk clerks were tremendous. Stay here, it's great.2015-08-13"
"Very nice hotel. The indoor pool was a big hit with the kids, as was the continental breakfast.2015-06-30"
"Not a good value. This motel was a dive and needed updating. Stay somewhere else.2021-07-10"
"The motel was old, and the room smelled musty. Didn't look like online photos. There was dog hair on the carpet, and the AC didn't work properly. No towels in the room, though the front desk clerk said he saw the housekeeping put them there. The hair dryer didn't work, and no toiletries were provided. I was really disappointed.2021-06-16"
"The motel clerk refused my request for an early check-in despite my being there for a medical procedure. Don't stay here.2021-05-17"
"The rates were low, but the motel room was old, run-down, and smelled like smoke. I won't stay here again.2018-05-31"
"The motel clerk was friendly, but I got a room on the 2nd floor instead of the 1st floor as requested. It was difficult without an elevator, but the room was clean and suited my needs.2017-08-26"
"Great hotel. I was treated well, and the front desk clerks were wonderful. Stay here.2021-10-09"
"My basement room smelled musty. Stay upstairs.2019-06-13"
"The hotel employees were helpful, and breakfast was good.2018-07-30"
"Hard to find, but there were many restaurants within a few blocks. The hotel was old and run-down, but it was clean and worth the price. I had no problems and got what I expected.2016-03-01"
"Didn't like being charged for an in-room safe I didn't use. The check-in clerk was less than helpful with a reservation error, but the hotel manager overheard our conversation, stepped in, and resolved the matter.2015-06-22"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
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.