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River Lodge

#3 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a clean bed and place to shower than this place is for you. There are no frills. Windows need to be replaced. We were on the front of the hotel and could hear all traffic passing by on the busy street. Carpet had a red stain and chair was covered in stains. Breakfast is basic. Waffles,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice front desk help (kate) great breakfast bar, the eggs and biscuits and gravy and waffles were amazing. had a lot of caffeine. ate way too much. nice to have rolls on deck. wish that the annex building locks worked a little bit better. will continue to stay here twice a year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked this room because it was a little less expensive than our usual lodging place for our trip to Pierre for Thanksgiving. Since we are there for a family gathering it doesn't make much sense to pay a lot for a room we only use the to sleep in. We received a quiet room in a comfortable size. Nothing... More 

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Story City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When looking for a place to stay, noticed good reviews and "fresh baked cinnamon rolls"! That sold us on checking this place out! Nice friendly people, nice clean rooms! Good beds! Very pleased! Those cinnamon rolls.........yummy! Had two for breakfast and was offered another one upon checking out shortly before 11:00 am! I couldn't refuse! Great location and a nice... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

clean rooms in the annex. had a non smoking room, although the common area did have small odor, room did not. cute woodsy room. paint job in room was not great but you could tell it was recently painted which was nice to see. cleaning cloth was a plus to clean up spills. would stay here again. for the price,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Such a nice place , Was meet right away by Erika at front door,very friendly asked how she could help I said I just wanted to find out there Rate's. Erika , said great , and the rate was great , then she topped of by telling cookies are almost done please stick around. good speed at the internet restaurant... More 

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Carlyle, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were disappointed with our accomodation on this stay at the River Lodge. The staff and the breakfast were great as was the rate, but the room was in need of some TLC. The window crank was broken, the noise from the hallway and exit was disturbing, and the room smelled of mildew.

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Mason, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Simple accommodations. Clean. Small breakfast. Most small hotels agree simple and clean. Nice place to stay if you are hunting or fishing and won't be in the room to long. Most rooms she two double beds and a frigerator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Cookie on arrival. Friendly staff, Ron was very helpful. The room was very clean and roomy with refrigerator and microwave. Breakfast was good. We only stayed the one night as we were passing through. Very good value not over expensive. Would recommend.

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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love giving my business and thumbs up to well-deserving independently owned businesses. This is not a fancy place but the rooms are comfortable and have nice amenities such as refrigerator and microwave. The front desk guy (Mr. Fabulous) was a stitch and very welcoming. Happy employees are generally a sign of solid management that knows how to treat their... More 

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