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Prairie Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   916 N Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Vermillion
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a clinic that I was attending at USD and it was a very nice stay for the price. There wasn't a pool or any of the extras, but it was a very nice, quiet, clean and restful place to stay. Their breakfast in the morning was average, but always well stocked.

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PrairieInnManager, General Manager at Prairie Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our property. We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your stay. We request you to stay with us every time you visit Vermillion, SD. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

With some of the reviews I was unsure of this place. The shot my expectations out of the water. We had a suite it was clean with plenty of room for pets and kids. Room had no pet odor and the people are do small town friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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PrairieInnManager, General Manager at Prairie Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to recommend us at Tripadvisor.com. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our property. We will make sure that your stay will be even better next time you visit Vermillion, SD. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My stay here was very pleasant. The rooms were clean, wifi good and owners were lovely. It was within walking distance to everything. The only thing was breakfast didn't have a lot of protein choices for a vegetarian

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PrairieInnManager, Manager at Prairie Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our property. We at Prairie Inn strive to make our guests stay memorable and better every time. We really appreciate your comments and would welcome you again to Prairie Inn whenever you visit Vermillion, SD. Thank You Again!!! More

Houston, Texas
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12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My stay at this hotel was substandard. The major "plus" for the property is its closeness to the Dakota Dome which is directly across the street. The lobby area had an unidentified odor in it. Shortly after arrival I picked up the room phone to sign up for a wakeup call for the following morning. The phone was inoperable. It... More

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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Hard beds, flat pillows, noisy. The showers in the 2 rooms we booked had holes in the sheet rock from excess moisture. $70 per isn't too bad, i guess. Just need to shine it up a bit inside. Also, the Howler attached is a disaster out back by the kitchen exit. Garbage and crap all over and just general filth.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is about the worst hotel I've stayed in. I booked for 2 adults and 1child, they had us booked as 1 adult. Plans changed and my 13 year old son ended up coming with us. I had no problem paying for the extra person, I just think they could have waited till check out to address it , instead... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went there to see my friend who study in university nearby.he suggest me this motel.room was neat,clean and tidy.front desk staff was very friendly n also provide local map.there is exercise(gym) room in this motel.Bar is attached to this motel which was very convenience for us.

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The room itself was ok for the price. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bathroom was awful, with a lot of water damage around the shower which is very unsanitary looking. If I had to stay in Vermillion again I am not sure I would pick the Prairie Inn again.

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Creston, Iowa
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We needed a place to stop off late on a weeknight, in the dead of winter, on our way up to Fargo. We easily found this locally owned, locally referred, small hotel just walking distance from the big muffin shaped Dakota Dome. Excellent price, staff was quietly polite and accommodating. There is an attached restaurant/bar. The simple room was very... More

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31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a nice mainstream American motel with very ordinary but very satisfactory rooms. My wife and I and son stayed here while visiting USD. We had 2 queen beds. They had a good cable package, in-room appliances, and a good shower. The breakfast room was quaint with an antique looking milk fridge, and a standard enhanced cold breakfast plus... More

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Address: 916 N Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069
Location: United States > South Dakota > Vermillion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Prairie Inn 2*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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The only full service hotel in Vermillion. The Prairie Inn is attached to Howlers a restaurant and lounge, there is also a bowling alley in our complex. The Prairie Inn was recently remodeled inside and out.We feature all flat screen TVs, new beds,and refrigerators/microwaves.We are most proud of is our real dakota hospitality! We are located across from the Dakota Dome and adjcent to the University of South Dakota. ... more   less 
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