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4.4 / 5Excellent
134 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Teddy Bear Town
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Granite Sports
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Slate Creek Grille
    9 min walk
  • Airport
    Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)
    43 min drive

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  • Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ground Floor

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Family Suite, Kitchenette, Ground Floor

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Queen Beds
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About this area

Hill City

Lantern Inn is located in Hill City. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. Needles Highway and Rushmore Tramway Adventures are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Teddy Bear Town - 10 min walk
  • Granite Sports - 10 min walk
  • Wade's Gold Mill - 2 min drive
  • Naked Winery - 4 min drive
  • Prairie Berry Winery - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional) - 43 min drive


  • Subway - 1 min walk
  • Slate Creek Grille - 9 min walk
  • Alpine Inn - 12 min walk
  • Desperados Cowboys Restaraunt - 12 min walk
  • Dairy Queen - 12 min walk

About this property

Lantern Inn

Motel with free parking, walk to Black Hills National Forest
A seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area, and free self parking are available at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a vending machine. All 18 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Lantern Inn offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Things to do

Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Seasonal outdoor pool


Vending machine


Picnic area


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Premium bedding
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries


Cable channels
Flat-screen TV


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily until 10 PM. <br />
  • Guests arriving outside of regular check-in hours can use the exterior telephone number for check-in assistance. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.75 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

  • Lantern Inn Hill City
  • Lantern Hill City
  • Lantern Inn Motel
  • Lantern Inn Hill City
  • Lantern Inn Motel Hill City

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Very friendly owners. Was clean and comfy and met all our needs for the night

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Laid back attitude; easy breakfast foods; small above ground hot tub - not easy to enter/exit for senior citizens but still appreciated; daily maid service - lovely bedspreads - beds made, plentiful towels after forgetting to leave bath towels our first night. We are not accustomed to the no. of motorcycles on the roads/at the motel those days. Quite noisy in the morning/night at times. All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

      Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Cute little cabin atmosphere in a well maintained older facility. Loved the decor...rustic and cute. Color coordinated bedding and towels. Not the normal stark white. Friendly management. Enjoyable stay!

      Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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