Great stay, right in the heart of Deadwood-Lead.
Posted Oct 15, 2016
We really enjoyed our two-night stay. The hotel décor has an upscale rustic lodge-type feel, with slate flooring, timbers, etc., but with an updated flair, not a cabin-in-the-woods sense. It's clean, in good condition, nice bathroom and toiletries, beds are comfortable, and staff very helpful and accommodating. We ate twice in the sports bar area, and had excellent sandwiches. Breakfast in the Grille dining area was plentiful and promptly served. We didn't use the pool or the hot tub, but both looked clean and inviting The location is great for strolling the downtown area. We toured Mt. Rushmore and Jewel Cave, and much preferred the Deadwood-Lead area for access to those attractions, instead of larger and more commercialized Rapid City. The hotel does have a casino on the ground level, which is the only 'negative' comment I would have. While not opposed to gambling, it was a bit of an inconvenience to have the only entrance to the hotel be through the casino, and to use the casino elevator to get to the hotel lobby, and then the hotel elevator, to get to and from our room. There are luggage carts to use, and valets to assist with getting baggage to rooms. Very nice that the hotel has an on-site covered parking garage, particularly as it dusted sleet/snow on the second night we were there. If we are ever in the area again, we would choose to stay at the Holiday Inn Grand again.