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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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grandmahenry
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361 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in - nice staff, great rooms and the renovations are fab. The outdoor fireplace, stream and garden are gorgeous, the pool area - which we didn't have time to use - looked wonderful, kids would have a blast. The breakfast may not be much more than other motel/hotel breakfasts,... 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 happy to have been able to exceed your expectations. It is so satisfying to be able to provide our guests with an excellent stay that brings them back. Hope you have time to try out the new pool area on your next stay. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Spring Hill, Kansas
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed here on our way to and back from the Black Hills. Very friendly staff. Good free breakfast. Not in the flashy part of town, but not far from restaurants. Room was not extraordinary, but it was clean and comfortable (loved the overstuffed chair). Both rooms we were in had been recently remodeled. Small bathroom was a bit cramped,... More 

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

Thank you so very much for the 5 star review. The staff is so excited by the great reviews we have been getting. They do their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Yes, all the rooms have been updated .The last were finished about 6 months ago. They have all been a hit as well as the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Normally we don't stay outside of chain hotels but took a chance based on the trip advisor reviews and we're glad we did. We really enjoyed the outdoor courtyard and fireplace. It was relaxing after a day of travel. Also appreciated the breakfast starting at 6am so we could get on the road again. The rooms were nice and 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. So happy we could show your our real Dakotah hospitality. Our goal is to give you that comfy ,homey feel you don't get with some of the chains. Glad we succeeded. Hope to see yu again soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

California
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I almost hesitate to share how awesome this place was in fear that they raise their prices. Freshly remodeled. Rooms were in great shape. Front desk staff were great. Courtyard was very nice as was the am breakfast service. I appreciate knowing that there is a safe, affordable, and clean hotel where I can lay my head in Sioux Falls.

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

WOW we are so happy to have been able to exceed your expectations. Our commitment is to provide the most amenities , cleanest rooms and great service at a reasonable price. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

While my wife was in the hospital, my son and I stayed here. Renovations were still going on but it was super quiet. They even sell pool supplies for the kids! We will be back! I hope that the slide will be finished

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

Super thanks for the nice 5 star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, sorry it had to be for medical reasons. We look forward to your return with the children. The pool is open but the slide looks like it should be done by the first of November. Waiting on steel. Thank you for staying with us.... More 

Burgettstown
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

3 day stay at the end of a 2 month west trip felt like home with a great room in a new hotel.Worth twice the price!Great outdoor courtyard with a waterfall & grill.5 min to gorgeous falls downtown .Just finishing an indoor water park.Can't wait to come back with grandkids!! Great Free brkfast!!!.

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

Thank you so very much for the great 5 star review. We appreciate very much your taking the time to write it. We are really enjoying the final stages of the remodel. Our guests have been very complimentary of all we have done. We are so excited about opening the pool area and the slide should be finished by October... More 

Lubbock, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My colleagues and I stay at the Dakotah Lodge for 1 week every month because of our frequent business activities in Sioux Falls. Recently I checked out to return home to Texas and forgot all of my clothes in the dresser drawers. The next day I spoke to the housekeeping supervisor about it. She quickly located the clothes and sent... 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 was our pleasure to return your items to you. Our housekeepers are wonderful, hardworking ladies. They do try their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Happy to hear your things arrived safely and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Oh, we opened the pool Friday... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were on our way home from a 3 week family vacation with our last stop being Sioux Falls South Dakota. Fortunately we found the Dakotah Lodge. Our vehicle broke down as we were coming into Sioux Falls, and along with that several family members were sick - I can't say enough about the staff and the hospitality shown our... 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. You all were a pleasure to host. It was such a shame to get ill to begin with and then to have your car breakdown just as you get here. Well,you just needed to be pampered a little. So happy you choose us. Will look forward to seeing you again. Donna... More 

Worthington, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I love this place!!! We got stuck in Sioux Falls and were desperately looking for a comfortable, yet reasonably priced hotel.. this is the one!!! Costs $8 more (dbl occupancy) than motel 6, yet you get an amazingly beautiful room with a frig, microwave, coffee maker, free wi fi , indoor pool, continental breakfast and an amazingly helpful staff that... More 

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

WOW a 5 star review! thank you so much. We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We haven't forgotten we are in the hospitality business and we really do enjoy working here. It is our pleasure to serve you. Hope you get back soon and try out the new waterpark. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Found this little gem on our trip back to Mpls. from Custer, SD. It was tucked away and very comfortable after a long day of driving. The court yard area was nicely landscaped and had a wonderful fire pit area to relax by. The pool area looked to be open soon. If in the area, we will definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate hearing from our guests. Glad we made your stay an enjoyable one. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Donna Gratzfeld , General Manager More 

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