Simple & Fantastic
Posted Nov 1, 2016 on Hotels
Lakota Lodge ... Simple & Fantastic. A newly renovated (in progress, mostly completed) older hotel that, for a simple person, is perfect. Visited in late October so the pool was closed but it looked freshly remodeled. This is not a Five Star hotel with room service. This is a comfortable home away from home with friendly staff and owners with hearts as big as the South Dakota view. Our room, 104, had two full sized beds with a dividing door, microwave and mini fridge (both looked new), and a... seeable flat screen TV in the main room with both front and back doors. The view from the back lot was beautiful.
On the property was a diner, also owned by the hotel, that looked like your typical truck stop diner but the food was GREAT home style food. The french fries were awesome. You could tell the fryer oil was recently changed. My wife had a side salad that looked fresh enough to be garden picked (may or may not have been). Looked to be the local home town diner. Everyone looked very happy and having a good time.
It was my first trip to South Dakota and Lakota Lodge was second place we stayed. The first was a Days Inn in Pierre SD. When we return, we will be staying with Bob (owner) and his wife at the Lakota Lodge!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks again for staying with us! We greatly appreciate your feedback and positive comments! We've been working diligently on updates here and also at the cafe... hard work but, worth it when you hear guests are noticing and are HAPPY!!! Hope to see you again sometime soon... :)