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Cottage Inn Motel

Highway 14, De Smet, SD 57231
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night in the two-story building to the west of the main office. The room was spacious and very clean, although everything from decorations, furniture and bed coverings were out-dated. Carpets, walls, and bathroom were well-care-for. Front desk reception was prompt but brusque and matter-of-fact. When I called to make the reservation, I was told that no refunds... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favourite hotels – I don’t think I can fault it. From the very start we were treated like family. The welcome we got from the receptionist (I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten your name) was the warmest I’ve ever received. She was so pleased to see us and she said she’d just been wondering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My Family The Gearys Have been stay at the cottage inn motel since I was a little girl and as my siblings got older we still continue staying here. Especially the state fair time and the place is clean, nice and the owners are very friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who was visiting the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very clean rooms and is located at the epicenter of De Smet. It's a short drive or walk to explore the surrounding vicinity of most LIW sites. Owners are very friendly and hospitable. The Oxbow Resaturant across the streets has good meals and Ward's store also was a good lunch.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed there the first time cause it was the cheaper of the two. when we decided to go back to DeSmet we knew we would be staying there again. She is a VERY sweet lady...both times made sure my elderly mother had easy access to our room. The next time I'm in DeSmet...I WILL be staying there again. I... More 

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Arlington, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Cottage Inn located in DeSmet. The rooms were very clean and the owners were beyond kind and helpful they went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you. Betsy Lingbeck

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A coworker and I stayed here while in the area on business. As someone who travels frequently in the state of South Dakota for work this motel has been by far the worst. Customer service here is nonexistent, to the point of being openly hostile. It is common for staff to become defensive even when asked basic questions about their... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The airconditioner did not work. My wife slept in the car. I was asked to return later in the day to speak with manager and was told it is working fine. It was blowing air but not cold air. The owner disreguarded our experience. Unless you are a hunter and walk many miles in a day and dont need air... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The room was clean, the staff was friendly and very helpful, and the location was great... The pool area was clean and the pool was very nice. Kids had a good time...Would recommend this motel to anyone....

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

After checking in and went on late tour of area, returned to Motel to get a night's rest. The next morning got up and noticed dries blood on sheets I was sleeping on that night. Went to check out and management gave no response, never offered a refund or discount and never said sorry or anything. Never stay at this... More 

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