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River Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Pierre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stayed on friday nt. We had a great welcome. The hispanic receptionist was awesome and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. They were pretty much booked solid for this night..prob mostly due to the sturgis crowd. The rooms were very clean and neat and fold out bed delivered right away.... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi TotterCop, We appreciate your time and valued comments. Thanks for such a wonderful review. We are always making improvements to ensure we are a great value and a great place to stay for our guests. Most Room now feature 42"LED Tv's and are in the process of replacing our beds with new comfy pillow top beds. Come back and... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at our room and it was clean and had the amenities that you would find at a more expensive hotel. Fridge, Microwave and WiFi. The queen size bed sagged in the middle and there was a recliner in the room that was okay, but looked like it had seen better days. The bathroom was small and our shower drain... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review and i apologize for any issues you may have had. i understand you stayed in our Single Queen Room which does feature 2 towel sets and is part of our Green Leader initiative to reduce our environmental footprint. Our Front desk is always happy to offer more towels or any other additional supplies you... More

Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on my way out to Yellowstone last week, my friends and I needed a place to stop and rest for the night. We decided that Pierre, SD was a good location so we made a reservation ahead of time at this lodge. Around 6:30pm, we hadn't arrived at the hotel yet (it's a long drive from Chicago!) but I... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for being a recent guest of the River Lodge during your trip across South Dakota and for leaving feedback about your time with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and had a pleasant stay overall. We are sorry for any issues you may have had with your reservation. They only reason why we... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many of the other reviewers, my husband and I needed a stopping off place for a night while crossing South Dakota by motorcycle. We prefer family-owned hotels to chains when possible, so we opted for the River Lodge. It was a perfectly acceptable, entirely adequate hotel. The staff is very nice, and there are some extra amenities provided to... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments on your recent stay with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you would choose to stay here again in the future. We hope to see again soon and hopefully award us 5 Stars on Trip Advisor. More

Enfield, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here late afternoon and were delighted to be so close to a park along the river. The staff was pleasant and the room was clean. Our only complaint was the evidence of smoking. We were in a building where all but two rooms were non-smoking. However, I am not sure that smoking did not occur in the other... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your overall stay despite having a few issues. We strictly adhere to Non Smoking policies and charge previous guests up to $250 for smoking in non smoking rooms. If we do discover smoking we thoroughly deep clean the entire room extensively including washing carpets, drapes and washing all walls.... More

Clay Center, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have stayed here twice in the last 6 months both times were great experiences. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast simple and great grab and go options. Location is very convenient to the state capitol the Missouri River. Will stay again next time we are in Pierre.

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank for your great review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon again. We offer exceptional value among the hotels in Pierre and pleased to have your loyal business. Thanks again ! More

Marshall, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'll keep it simple. I saved $65.00 a night vs another hotel I usually stay at in Pierre, and the accomodations were just as good. I'll be back the next time I am in town. The hotel is a little older but well kept and comfortable. Sure glad I made a last minute change to stay here and save some... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had a good experience at our locally owned and locally operated hotel. We strive to provide an exceptional value to our guests. We strive to continuously improve and improve the experience for our guests by keeping our prices low and offer all the features and amenities all the name brand hotels offer in town. We don't... More

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Arrived late (11:30 pm), tired, and ready to sleep. We were greeted by a friendly clerk that got us registered quickly and effectively. This was important since we had just finished riding over 600 miles on our motorcycle, while having to deal with unexpected detours and out running very severe weather all day out in the middle of South Dakota.... More

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time out of their busy scheduled to write a great review. My team works very hard to ensure we keep our standards high and consistent so guests get the excellent experience they expect from us time and time again. We pride our self’s in been a locally owned and operated independent hotel with better than most... More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have stayed here a couple of times. When we got here the AC was on and the room was fresh, cool and clean. Every time I have stayed here I the rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff are so friendly, nice and helpful, This is my home away from home!!

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Dawn Thank you for making us your home away from home. Were glad you found your room cool and fresh. We appreciate your business and your loyalty to our locally owned and operated hotel. We offer home town hospitality with all the modern amenities. Kind Regards Rick More

Deer River, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been traveling between Minnesota and Black Hills almost every month for the past year and the River Lodge has provided a very clean nice place to stay. Every time I check in I see new improvements being made. The staff is friendly, decent continental breakfast all at a affordable price.

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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jennings H, We appreciate your time and vaulted comments. Thanks for such a wonderful review. We are always making improvements to ensure we are a great value and a great place to stay for our guests. come back and see us soon. Thank you Rick More

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Address: 713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Pierre
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Hotel Class:2 star — River Lodge 2*
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Here at the River Lodge We Welcome you as family and pamper you like guests. We offer Better Value than any Franchised Name Brand Hotel on the Strip. We are a mid sized 47 room Locally Owned and Operated hotel, we are not part of any big chain but offer better bigger rooms, better hospitality at a lower rate. The Hotel is under new ownership and is becoming better than ever. We just recently upgraded our High Speed Wireless Internet to be even faster and stronger than before and our business travelers love it. All our rooms apart from our economy rooms now have Microwaves and Fridges with many rooms having a spacious Freezer compartment right in your room. We also have a large freezer if you need to use a bigger one too. We have just finished upgrading our lobby area with large flat screen TV, new lighting and an upgraded breakfast menu. For Breakfast we now feature Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, fresh make your own malted waffles, Four different types of cereal, different types of bagels, toast bar, donuts, English muffins, different flavored instant Oatmeal’s, yogurt, fresh orange juice, fresh coffee, herbal Teas. In the Afternoon join us for a fresh baked cookie reception with fresh baked cookies daily with either ice cold lemonade during the hot summer days or hot coffee and tea during the colder days. No matter what the weather is we always have hot Coffee in our Lobby for our guests. We have started to upgrade our rooms with the latest and the greatest with many rooms now featuring High Efficiency AC units, CFL Bulbs in all our rooms to help save our environment, new BIG 42” HD LED TV’s for your viewing pleasure and i-Phone Docking station Alarm clock radio so you can wake up to your favorite music in our new executive rooms. Stay tuned to our face book page to see all our latest improvements. All our rooms now feature our new upgraded bathroom amenities and bedding, Coffee makers, hair dryers, Iron and Ironing boards, Writing desk and lamp, and many rooms feature comfy relaxing arm chairs for you to relax in and read a book if you choose. If you like to work out then we have special free one day gym passes just for our guests courtesy of River City Fitness. We have plenty of Boat Parking with plug-in, truck and trailer parking and special Motorcycle parking and bike wash during Sturgis Rally week. Many of our rooms on our upper floor have a River view. We have 24-Hour Desk Service, Valet Laundry service if you need and a Business center with High Speed Internet with Fax and Copy service. Choose the River Lodge for your next stay in Pierre and be part of our family of guests. ... more   less 
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