Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from Erie pa
Don't do it.Posted Jul 31, 2015
Rooms were old and dirty. No on site amenities. Staff was a 90 year old guy running the place. Office smells of cat pee.
by A verified traveler
not recomendedPosted Jul 2, 2015
Heater cranked to high, we couldn't adjust it & roasted through the night. Couldn't find any staff to report to. Saw no staff in the morning either. The only breakfast available was a diner with high prices.
Recommendedby Philip from Washington
No! No! No!Posted Aug 27, 2014 on Hotels
Brutal! We stayed on the 2nd floor and I thought I was going to put my foot through the stairs. Room had shag carpet in it, wore shoes until climbing into bed. Cobwebs in the corners. Urine on the toilet bowl. A BIG stain on the box spring of one of the beds. Sheets had been washed, but had dirt stains on them. Just keep on driving down the road.
for Personal Eventby Ashley J from Arlington, VA
It's like a motel from the moviesPosted Aug 22, 2014 on Hotels
Wow, the Dakota Inn was a surprise. It's very isolated; across the freeway from the rest of the (small) town, and surrounded by farmland. It felt like we'd stepped into a road trip movie from the 80s: sweet old man at the front desk, bedsheets older than I am. None of this was necessarily a bad thing! I've stayed at plenty of "dive" motels before but none of them had this movie-type quality. I wasn't expecting it. On a more serious note, the room was comfortable, although it smelled a bit stuffy when we arrived (it seemed like no one had stayed in there for a while). Also, it was clear by the parking lot that we were the only guests that night. But it was clean and cozy, and checking in and out was a snap.
by A verified traveler from Iowa
NO Free BreakfastPosted Aug 22, 2014
for Familiesby Mardel from Kadoka
Finding MotelPosted Aug 19, 2014 on Hotels
GPS can't find the motel. A note saying "right off exit 150 on I-90" and a large sign advertising their motel would have greatly helped us find them. TV is hard to see from beds or chairs. Nice stay and good breakfast.
for Familiesby Terry from Denver
South Dakota SmilesPosted Aug 13, 2014 on Hotels
The Dakota Inn exceeded my expectations for a "mature" motel in the middle of nowhere. While the exterior definitely needs attention (and paint), the room was large, comfortable, and clean...if a bit weirdly designed. (The bathroom was in between the two beds, and the decidedly non-HD TV was mounted on a swivel so it could be viewed from one bed or the other, but not both.) South Dakota in August is home to an abundance of flies, etc. (which is not the hotel's fault), so the provided flyswatter came in handy for the pests that followed us into the room. The window A/C cooled things off quickly, and I slept in absolute comfort. The proprietors were delightfully charming geriatrics, and the check-in process consisted of me saying my name and him tossing me a room key. To me, this experience is what rural America is all about. It ain't the Marriott, but I loved it!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from U.K.
Striking distance from Badlands N.P.Posted Aug 13, 2014
Pros: Good value.
Location: Restaurant on site is usable.
Touring South Dakota at Sturgis time wasn't well-planned, but hotels like this one made the trip manageable.
Recommendedby Carla Truax from Los angeles
Skip itPosted Aug 12, 2014 on Hotels
Skip this place. Very rude operators, creepy old furniture in rooms. Bathroom was fine except no shampoo provided.
by A verified traveler from ohio
Worst than Iraq.Posted Aug 11, 2014
Cons: This place should not be on your list of recommendation. It's filthy, unsafe, dilapidated , unsanitary, need I go on.
I had better accommodation in tent city in Iraq then this place. Wouldn't recommend this place to my enemy.