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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 4 days ago
SAH144 Bemidji, Minnesota
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in Pierre for the night on way to Black Hills. Decided to stay here because of rating on TripAdvisor. Had reserved room over phone about an hour before we got to Pierre. Got to hotel and checked in to find we were given a smoking room, which was never mentioned when I booked. I guess my bad for not... More

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

Hi Thank You for taking time to write a review, we apologize for the issue you had with your room. We are a local hotel and take great pride in our hotel and " Just OK" Is not good enough for us. Call me at 605 224 4140 to discuss your stay and i will make it right. I noticed... More

Florence, CO
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall nice hotel. It's old and a bit dated, but the room was decent, it was quiet, and it provided excellent value. Internet wifi worked well. Room was nicely furnished and included a fridge and microwave. Shower was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel is biker friendly, providing a hose, buckets, rags, and cleaning supplies to clean up your... More

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

Thank you for such a great review, we appreciate you taking your time and sharing your great experience with others. We try hard to ensure we exceed our guests expectation and we glad we met yours. Thank you for your business, We look forward to your next stay. Check out our new Renovation including great new beds and huge Tv's... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel all over the country.the river lodge is one of the better hotels i have stayed in you all have good breakfast and great rooms.you all have great staff one of the best was Erika she was really nice and friendly.

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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 ! Rick & Trisha More

Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms, very clean. The Staff very happy to help. especially the night clerk shane. If you need a pick me up after a long night of travel he is your guy! Never seen anyone so happy to work at a hotel graveyard shift. breakfast was great. overall stay was amazing! I would recommend this hotel to any of my... More

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

Hi Thank You for a great review and mentioning MR Fantastic (Shane). We appreciate your comments and we will be sure to pass them to Shane. We thank you for making us your home away from home and look forward to welcoming you again. Rick and Trisha More

New Ulm, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for the night on our way to Sturgis for the rally. Got a very good "biker rate" and was just the kind of place we wanted to stay, nothing fancy but very clean and pleasant. They had a little continental breakfast in the morning and even provided towels for bikers to wipe down their machines after the overnight rain.... 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

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Aberdeen
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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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