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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
CutiePie007 Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Enfield, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Clay Center, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Marshall, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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

Parsippany, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Not only is this motel close to everything that is fun in Pierre - it's also owned and operated by the nicest folks! Trisha and Rick and their staff just make you feel so welcomed and comfortable. Their motel is clean and well taken care of. There is pride in their facility. We didn't stay at the River Lodge the... More

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

HI Thank you for your great review, We appreciate your business and your choice to stay local. We do take pride in our business as it is where many call there home away from home while in Pierre. We take great care to ensure we provide a great room and the right price. We are continuously improving our property and... More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Should this review see pricing as an excuse for short-comings? I’m sorry but know. I have to say a couple of things first. The River Lodge proudly displayed a Trip Advisor Owl plaque, “Winner 2013 City accommodation of the year recipient” (or some such paraphrase). Thus, I was first very disappointed in Trip Advisor and second with the City of... More

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

Hi Robert We understand you had a less than excellent stay with us and please accept our deepest apologizes. Our Annex decor is orientated to our fishermen and hunters as Pierre is a busy fishing and hunting destination. Most hotels in town will relate to this decor. If this by any means was undesirable for you, we would have been... More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Room was big with good bathroom area. Clean, comfortable, good water pressure. no problems. Location is good, right on main drag and near the Missouri River bridge. Lots of restaurants nearby, some within walking distance. For the price, you'd have a hard time beating this place, and it includes a good breakfast as well.

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

Hi 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... More

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Address: 713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Pierre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Lodge 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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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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