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Governor's Inn - Pierre

700 West Sioux Ave., Pierre, SD 57501-1859
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As one reader mentioned it is an older hotel, but it is kept clean. I liked the food. They had 2 waffle makers, omlets and burritos ready to go as well as several cold breakfast options with a bowl of salsa available. The juice dispenser was adequately stocked with three different options.They have a very good rectangular hot tub that... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older hotel, but it is kept clean. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. The hot breakfast is rehydrated and tastes like it. I much preferred to go to McDonalds next door. To save water, they have put water restrictors on the sink and shower heads.....barely any pressure to speak of. The toilet seats are not... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Owner at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Sorry your stay was not so enjoyable. And i want people to ask about new items we are doing we have been very busy with new items, yes we are doing our part to save water and electricity ,,but i disagree its not a trickle. We have a great breakfast and changing it up very other day. waffles is always... More 

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a two story hotel with rooms that have walk out to parking lots which was great as we had motorcycles. Each outside room had a chair and there were a couple picnic tables. Nice to be able to sit outside and visit. On motorcycle trips its always interesting to visit with others and we met contractors who were... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Owner at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

I will check on the smell not sure what it would have been, but i know we dont use cleaning chemicals to hide things. Glad you enjoyed most of your stay breakfast should have had either biscuits and gravy or eggs omelets with wraps we try to mix things up every other day. thanks for taking the time to comment... More 

Rapid City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Check in went very smoothly as I had made reservations. We had a king room with a recliner on the 2nd floor that included a refrigerator and microwave. This is a pet friendly hotel which we needed. It smelled of new carpet - I believe in the stairways & hall. The graduation reception was held in a room right off... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Manager at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Yes we have replaced most of the furniture, new carpet on first floor and always trying to keep breakfast fresh with new items. We just got our new bed spreads and have had a lot of great comments on them We had 4 graduations this past weekend and they all went very well Thanks for taking... More 

South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Located on the main street of Pierre, just three "doors" down from the Ramkota where many events are held each year, this two-story motel offers great value for the price. Hospitality is the number one best feature. I not only found it during check-in, it was there throughout the stay, including one very nice counter lady who overheard our conversation... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Owner at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Governors Inn, Everyone works hard at cleaning and taking care of the customer. Glad you noticed. Hopefully soon we will have the new bed covers they have been delayed. and we are working on making some rooms bigger, into a family room. Combining 2 rooms into one bigger suite. Thanks and i... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every December, we go to Pierre So. Dak. to go see the Christmas trees in the Capitol Building, and it is called Christmas at the Capitol, which runs from Dec.1st through the 25th. The Governors Inn gives a discount to everyone that is in Pierre to go see the trees, and has nice rooms plus a continental breakfast. The trees... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Manager at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Glad you made it up to see the Christmas trees at the Capitol they are great as always. over 30,000 people stop in each year to see the trees and feed the geese on Capitol Lake. If i may take a minute to promote some of the new items we are doing right now to make everyones stay more enjoyable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The hotel lost power. (Transformer blew up) And even with this very inconvenient situation our stay was still very pleasant. The previous reviews about decor are ridiculous. These issues seemed to be resolved. It's more...country than I care for but that's a matter of taste. Breakfast was good....pool clean, room was clean, got fresh towels everyday. My only small complaint... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Manager at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and sorry it took so long to get back to you. Glad you liked things and i want to let people know what new items we are planning, we have new bed covers ordered and should be here in late Feb they are a nice medium brown and should make the rooms look great. also have... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were in town for a friends wedding and staying at the Governor's Inn, only planning a one night stay. Our vehicle broke down in town and our plans changed considerably. The hotel staff was incredibly accommodating to our situation; providing not only an ear to hear about our problems but solutions and recommendations. They recommended good service locations for... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Owner at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let others know how well our staff does. I have printed this off and will show to the staff at our next meeting. Thanks John Poncelet More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our first stop on our trip through South Dakota. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The beds were comfortable after a long day of traveling in the car. There were many options to choose from for dining. If we are in the area, we will stop back in.

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PIERREGOVINN, Manager at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Glad you enjoyed things we have been working hard this summer to improve things. I will pass this on to the staff I know they will enjoy it. John Poncelet Governors Inn More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Needs some updating as it has dated decor and could be made a little more sound proof since it is on the main road into Pierre. Front desk staff were very friendly and inviting. Good wireless service but also has data ports for hardwire linkage if necessary. Bed was comfortable and couch was nice for sitting and relaxing. View was... More 

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PIERREGOVINN, Owner at Governor's Inn - Pierre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Governors Inn. You talked about the internet our local provider should be in this week to make it better its just time to replace things and update to up with all the mobile systems. For updates on the hotel we replaced all the carpet in first floor rooms in June, painted and... More 

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