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Cottage Inn Motel

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Highway 14, De Smet, SD 57231
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Cottage Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in De Smet
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Rating summary
  • 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

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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BEARDSLEY
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4 hotel reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We didn’t get off to the best of starts here, as when we arrived they had no record of our booking! I had spoken to both of the owners on separate occasions on the phone in the weeks before our arrival, but our booking request had been lost. Turns out it was written on a scrap of paper and misplaced.... More

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Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Super clean rooms! Reasonable rates! Friendly staff and helpful owners with a knowledge of De Smet history. They'll tell you everything you need to know about seeing all the Little House sites both locally and close by. Within walking distance of LIW Memorial Society, Loftus Store, and Depot Museum. Short drives to Silver Lake and Ingalls Homestead and cemetery. Convenient... More

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Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

I stayed here four nights. The room and bathroom were spotless. This motel had everything I wanted - a clean, basic room in a great location with the usual amenities of clock and tv (which I never turned on). It doesn't have a coffee maker, but there are two convenience stores and a restaurant just across the street, which I... More

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San Juan, PR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2005

The Cottage Inn Motel is clean, basic, economy lodging in De Smet. The staff is very friendly. Beds were comfortable; hot water; a/c and cable TV worked well. Very convenient and a good choice while attending the Laura Ingall's Wilder Pageant.

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Address: Highway 14, De Smet, SD 57231
Location: United States > South Dakota > De Smet
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