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Dakotah Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3200 West Russell Street, Exit 81 off I-29, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (Formerly Brimark Inn)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Brimark offers an unbelievable value. The location was easy to access. Front desk staff welcomed my party and were very professional and helpful. We found the rooms to be tastefully updated and super clean. The amphibious travelers enjoyed the large outdoor pool. There were a few rough edges like dirty windows in entry ways and landsacape contructions near pool (... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We really enjoy hearing from our guests .We are trying hard to provide you with a clean comfortable room at a reasonable price. Our staff are a great bunch of people who really care about our guests. Hope you come back and see the new improvements. Donna Gratzfeld, General manager More

Florence, Montana
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27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

You won't find a better combination of value, cleanliness, friendly service and good breakfast. This was a real find. We did some quick looking on the phone on our way home from Iowa and found some promising reviews for the Brimark. We were not disappointed. Thank you fellow TA reviewers! Front desk staff very nice and helpful. It's obvious the... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review. We are doing some really big renovations now that the summer season has ended. The pool is no longer here. We have removed it and made a beautiful courtyard where it was. We will soon break ground for the new addition which will house our new indoor pool, spa, children's spray area... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed August 11th on the way to yellowstone. Friendly front desk staff, clean rooms. The bed was comfortable and the water pressure was average. The air conditioner was so loud it woke me and my 9 year old up every time it kicked in. There is no elevator so we had to lug our suitcases up the steps. The... More

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

Thank you for your review. Please come back and try us again. We are still renovating and you will be happy to hear we are putting in an elevator. We also are adding an addition with an indoor pool, spa, small children's play area and a large waterslide.. We have a new courtyard with a grill area for our guests,... More

Hudson Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

First night out on a 10 day western trip. Arrived late and check in was fast and simple. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Nice TV and the bathroom was clean. Great room for the money. Easy access off the interstate.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is very rewarding to know we provided you with the kind of stay that made your trip enjoyable. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager More

Mitchell, South Dakota
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was very happy with how nicely updated this hotel is. It was very clean and friendly. The breakfast was great, with a lot of selections, from waffles, to biscuits and gravy. Parking was very convenient. We were very happy and will definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate your business! Hope to see you again soon! More

Kalkaska, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were pleasantly suprised with this little find. A great price for a great room. Very clean & comfortable beds. Front desk was very nice & accomodating. The breakfast was decent. Dont be turned away by the outside as all the rooms are all refurnished! Very nice! Would stay there again if passing through!

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for staying with us. The exterior will be upgraded this winter, hopefully the next time you come through you won't recognize us. Happy travels! More

Billings
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

At times we are leery to stay at off name hotels because so often it is merely a dilapidated hotel with a thin coat of fresh paint. As we first arrived we were in for a pleasant surprise. While it is a far from a new hotel, it has been well updated, clean and appears to have had a decorators... More

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I agree with you on the lamp shapes being dark and darkening the room we are working on a solution. We are so please all else at the hotel meet or exceeded your expectations. Best to you! More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Folks, don't let the outside fool you. This is NOT a "drive by and go to a chain hotel" moment. This entire property has been upgraded...the only thing not new in my room was the tub and the phone. EVERYTHING else was new! I've stayed in Hiltons that weren't as nice. It is very obvious the owners take a lot... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is comments like yours that we strive for and really why we are in business. I am sorry to say we have closed the outdoor pool but am happy to announce we are building a new indoor one.. Happy future travels! More

Bella Vista, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Once again I wish there was something between average and very good. Because that's where The Brimark should be. It's trying hard in a market of big chains. It's old and showing signs of wear. The halls smell like cigarettes. The breakfast was just ok. The rooms are very neat and clean. When we get down to it, that's what... More

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

Thank you for your comments and staying with us. It is our goal to provide the best value in Sioux Falls and are still working on the property. Our property has solid block walls and that makes for quiet rooms. We do have 8 smoking rooms but they are in their own section. Hope all your travels are memorable for... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We are getting ready to check out of this hotel, and I couldn't even wait to write the review because we are so pleased with this hotel. We are on a cross country road trip, and it's important to us to be able to find great values without having to compromise cleanliness and amenities. The rooms are newly renovated. They... More

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

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the great comments. Pam is an asset to us and I will make sure she see's your comments. .Happy traveling! More

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Address: 3200 West Russell Street, Exit 81 off I-29, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (Formerly Brimark Inn)
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dakotah Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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