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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
Dave H Parsippany, New Jersey
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Rating summary
  • 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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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

Regina, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We booked River Lodge on our way to Texas and we're pleasantly surprised. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and quiet. Ask fora room away from the street to ensure quiet. The hot breakfast was average. Easy to get to.

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

Hi Thank you for a nice Review, We appreciate your time and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We always ask for guest feedback as this always us to be a true guest centric hotel.Come back and stay with us again and hopefully you can give us a Five star review. Thanks again More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Rooms were big and comfy. Big comfy pillows and in room coffee was a nice touch. My king room was just under $65 and had a huge 42inch tv. Breakfast was nice with eggs and sausage patties that weekend. Hotel come well recommended.

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

Hi Thank You for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us at the Lodge. We look forward to your next stay and showing you our new rooms. We give our guests the best value in town. We are glad you enjoyed our special hunting season breakfast and the huge TV's in many of our rooms.... More

Bandera, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I called early after looking at tripadvisor reviews. They told me yes discount for mention trip ad name. The placeis very very clean and very secure and we'll lighted lots off places to eat withen walking. Yes I will return rooms are great.

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

Thanks for you great Review, hopefully you can give us a 5 star review on your next stay. As a big thank you for our guests who use TripAdvisor to book rooms we offer time to time promotions. Make sure you book using the links on the hotels TripAdvisor page to take advantage of these great prices. Thank You Again. More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Been coming to Pierre for years on hunting trips and first time to stay here. Usually try to go budget route since I just need a place to sleep that is clean and well managed. This place fits the bill. I stayed in the annex portion of the property which is great as it is ground level and you can... More

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

Hi Thanks for taking the time for a review, we appreciate your review and take your comments to heart. We have one of the safest parking lots in town as we feature bright LED lights in our lots with full CCTV coverage inside and out. We have several entrances so its very easy to move around too. We do understand... More

Virginia City, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

An older motel but don't let that scare you. The rooms are updated, quiet, and clean. I had a very friendly reception while checking in and the staff was most helpful during my stay. Nothing like home-made cookies to make the check-in pleasant. I reserved a room that was more than the marque advertised "from" rate. They cheerfully changed me... More

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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 glad you mentioned that. Thanks again ! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I liked the idea of a little budget motel and picked this property based on reviews. Was surprised that the room we got was nicely decorated, clean, & comfortable. The morning staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Hotel is directly across the street from a very nice restaurant too. (-1 star because evening staff wasn't very nice and... More

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

Hi Were Glad you choose the River Lodge for you accommodation needs in Pierre SD. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay. I do apologize for the confusion regarding your rate. We highly advise our guest to use the Booking link in TripAdvisor to book direct on our website. We have more flexibility in matching prices. Unfortunately you had... More

Kearney, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our stay at the River Lodge was very good. They had just recently put in new carpet and painted the walls and the room was clean and comfortable. The bed was a little too firm and better mattress covers are my only recommendations. The staff was very helpful and for the price you can't beat this location. Would definitely stay... More

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

Thank you for staying with us, We try hard to ensure we give our guests the most bang for their buck. We provide better lodging than most of the name brand hotels in town at a lower rate. We are locally operated and locally owned and thrive to ensure our guest have a great experience. Thank you for staying independent... More

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Additional Information about River Lodge

Address: 713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Pierre
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Pierre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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