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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 #16 of 51 Hotels in Sioux Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Comfortable, clean, newly decorated, great central courtyard, great breakfast. Highly recommended. This was the last stop of our two-week vacation, so we really needed to be pampered. You cannot go wrong with this motel.

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. Please hurry back so we can pamper you again. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recently stayed at this hotel on our way to Mt. Rushmore. Hotel just about finished being remodeled. What is done so far is very nice. The outside patio is unbelievable. !! The pool area when finished will be a great place for families with small children. Loved the breakfast in the AM. Even took advantage of the workout room. We... More 

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much fro taking the time to write us a review. We greatly appreciate it. If you enjoyed the workout room maybe next time borrow one of our complimentary bikes and go on the bike path that winds along the river. It is a beautiful ride. Hope to see you soon, Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found this hotel on the hotels tonight app. It was very affordable so we booked a room for the night on our way to Mt. Rushmore. We were very pleasantly surprised! It's very clean and the staff goes above and beyond friendly. It was a great stay and if we are in the area we will definitely be back.

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hotels tonight is something we have only recently signed up with but it has been bringing lots of great people to us. Thanks for staying with us. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Conveniently located next to highway. Outside of building is currently being renovated, but don't let that deter you. Staff was polite and friendly. Room was very comfortable and clean, having been recently renovated. Breakfast selection is good. I highly recommend this hotel.

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you much for the 5 star review. It was our pleasure to be of service to you. Our staff are all dedicate to provide you with a memorable stay and a reasonable price. Thank you for choosing us. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hotel is nice. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Only bad thing about room was the bathroom is small. The courtyard is very nice with a nice gas fireplace, waterfall feature and even a grill to use. There is a pool but we never used it. They are planning to add a water slide. Exercise room has a couple treadmills and... More 

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review we enjoy hearing from our guests. We appreciate you choosing us. Our remodel is still continuing but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Each day bring something new. Hope you come back soon and see the end result. Donna Gratzfeld, General... More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family had a fantastic experience at Dakotah Lodge, and I strongly recommend supporting this local, non-franchise establishment. My wife, two small children and I stayed overnight earlier this week (Thursday night, 8/28/2014) on our way to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead in De Smet. (1) The pricing was very reasonable - about 2/3 the cost of other local... More 

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review. Glad you got to meet our boss. He really does have a passion for this property and as they say "it comes from the top" We all feel that it is our pleasure to serve our guests. Looking forward to your return visit. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Bronson, Michigan
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48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here one night after driving all the way from southern Michigan. Despite ongoing construction to another part of the facility, the lobby/front desk area was uncluttered and welcoming. The staff were all very friendly, and our room was just what we needed. Complete w/ king bed, fridge, microwave, and wifi, we were set for a... More 

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the slow drain. We have not gotten all the old plumbing removed as yet. With 102 rooms you can imagine it takes awhile. They will all be replaced soon. we will be looking forward to your return. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Elk Mound, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our family stayed here on our way to Rapid City, SD. Would highly recommend this hotel. Great customer service upon check-in, newly appointed rooms, comfortable beds, super clean, and a good complimentary breakfast in the morning. You can't beat this hotel - especially for the price!

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review, we really appreciate hearing that our guests enjoy all the extra amenities we provide. The courtyard with barbeque and fireplace have been a great plus. Many smores have been prepared by the fireplace. Guests have enjoyed the fish in the water feature area. A good time seems to be had... More 

S.W. Michigan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed at the Dakotah Lodge for one night on 08/27/14. This hotel was such a nice surprise. Our room was newly remodeled and very nice. There was a work station, a big leather chair with accompanying ottoman, a mini fridge, microwave, and a cute baby coffeemaker. The bed was so comfortable that I hated to crawl out of it... More 

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. It gives the staff a good feeling knowing we exceeded your expectations. They all work hard to give you a pleasant stay at a reasonable price, and providing the extra amenities that you normally will not find at some of the more expensive properties . The courtyard is a big hit... More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here last night. There was a storm so there was no power when we checked in. The room was really nice. Bed and linens were clean. The only thing I don't like was the smell of new paint in the room which was really strong. Hope they do something about it. The staff were all nice though.

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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. The power outage was definitely a problem for us and 2999 other places. We were so happy when it came back on at 11:15 A.M. I apologize about the the paint smell we try to air them out as long as possible. Please give us another try... More 

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