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Dakotah Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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3200 West Russell Street, Exit 81 off I-29, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (Formerly Brimark Inn)
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Ranked #10 of 51 Hotels in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unbelievably impressed by this place! The S Dakota lodge is such an extremely rare find! It had very elevated customer service and a swath of hidden extras. From its locally sourced natural soaps, to complimentary breakfast complete with Belgian waffles, to its calm, wine country-like outdoor brick patio w/fireplace courtyard, extra large 10-person Jacuzzi, incredibly fine, soft bed sheets, and... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I walk in the door at the lodge, the kindest man checked us in. The place is clean, the room spotless, and very comfortable. My daughter regrets she didn't have her bathing suit after seeing the pool and slide!! Will definitely stay here again when passing through!

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dottie, Thank you for your kind comments, and for taking time to tell us about it. We do appreciate you! Hopefully you can come back soon and be sure to bring that swimming suit! Happy travels! Randy More 

Cincinnati
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that the staff was friendly and helpful when we checked in and checked out. We stayed there on a Monday night, on our way from Rapid City to Minneapolis. The room was decent and clean. Those were the pros. Now for the cons: there was no counter space in the bathroom. The small sink had... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for staying with us, we do so appreciate it. I am glad to hear our staff was friendly and helpful. Unhappy to hear of the problems you encountered. We will follow up with the sink, I am thinking it is a faucet problem. Unfortunately the rest was a result of a youth convention next door, good... More 

The Black Hills, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the hotel on a Sunday slow day cold outside but Rusty welcomed us very warmly and really made us feel very satisfied with our choice of hotels. The hotel itself feels brand new and the pool area is very cool (nice sized hot tub, slide, kids play area, etc) and the best thing of all was the PRICE lowest... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nk, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and recommendations. We are grateful to have Rusty and many other great people on staff. And grateful to you for allowing us to be part of your travels! Thanks again, Randy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent stay that was so affordable. The hotel was very clean and well-kept. It seemed like much of the furniture was new. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast. Would highly recommend.

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kkear, Thank you so much for staying with us and thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to serve you! We do have a great staff. Safe travels! Randy More 

Red DEER
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Our family was disappointed with room and breakfast.Staff were friendly. Hotel is old but has been remodeled but still feels old. Price was okay reviews have a lot of 4 and 5 not sure why . I would have given a 3 but read too many high reviews so we were disappointed.

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Expected Expectations are a funny thing and I do try not to over sell. We are an older building but we have replaced all beds, tvs, carpet, draperies, furniture, lamps and on, down to the sinks. We just opened new elevator, indoor pool with 167 ft water slide and guest laundry room last fall and new breakfast room, lobby,... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in tired after a long day on the road dealing with fog & rain. Staff were very welcoming & when asked recommended a restaurant that would deliver dinner to our room (Steakhouse - grilled shrimp & ribs were very good). The room was comfortable, clean, quiet with a good tv. On our road trip we stayed at Super... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Winni, Thank you for your comments and for staying with an independent hotel. We have to work extra hard to win your business, so glad we succeeded. It is our pleasure to serve you and be that nice surprise after a long drive.. Safe travels, Randy More 

Belt, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall very nice place - especially for families with kids. We had a couple of issues- peephole in door too high to even use and horrible coffee! Plus even though bathroom just redone - toilet was very very low. But cute eating area and very nice courtyard. Pool etc. looked nice for families. The desk personnel were friendly. Parking was... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DPH3 Thank you for your kind comments and for staying with us on your travels! We appreciate and work on all comments and suggestions. Not sure about the snow and parking but we do attempt to keep areas clean of snow, so as to not cause an inconvenience, we will keep working on it. Thankfully I won't have to... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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192 reviews 192 reviews
26 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here to break up an 8 hour drive, mainly due to the proximity to the interstate. Took advantage of their hospital rate as I was traveling to be with a family member who was having surgery. First off, the fact they have a hospital rate says a lot about the management. Check in was quick, the girl at the... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Coby, Thank you so much for your kind review, we count it an honor to be trusted with your travel needs. Safe travels! Randy More 

Gretna, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the hotel about 2:00 pm. YEs, check in time is generally 3:00, but we travelled from 3.5 hours away. The clerk at the desk, didn't say anything like, hey, we can get you your swim passes and you can swim and check in later or even actually act like he wanted to speak with me at all.... More 

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Randy H, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Disappointed, I am equally disappointed and want to apologize we did not meet even minimum standards. It is not how we do business. Please give us another chance, we will do all we can to exceed your expectations. Please email frontdesk@dakotahlodge.com with your name and room number and we will issue you a certificate for a room of your... More 

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