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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 September 1, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Colorado Springs, CO
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Wi-Fi was not reachable several times. Had to ask that the staff "reboot" their system so their router would work again. They were aware of the problem before my mentioning it. Also, needed to ask them to replace their orange juice dispenser supply as it was providing something that was about as clear as water. Rooms were OK. The "fitness... More

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

For the money it cant be beat. Thursday thru Sat. nights after taxes just $175.00 If your looking for a nice clean comfortable place to stay without some of the frills this is the place for you. We stayed during a heat wave and the AC struggled to keep the room cool but it sufficed. Every place in town had... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was in room 217. The phone doesn't work. I told them about it 3 times during my 2 night stay. Nothing happened. Only received 1 washcloth each day. No church directory in the room or at the front desk. No new soap or coffee on 2nd day. I understand that the motel just changed management. The new management are... More

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Great Falls, Montana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I would book a room here at the drop of a hat. Every one of the staff could be working at a 5 star and management would be impressed with them. Location is great, rooms are excellent, the kitchen is authentic and the best. I have a family of 14 and it took 3 rooms for all of us and... More

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College Station, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was looking for something local instead of the typical chain hotels for a memorial and family visit. Found this and booked a room for me and other family members. After traveling 16 hours we were excited to get checked in and get some sleep. My room was the King Suite and was very clean and comfortable. 3 kids took... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I was looking for a nice, clean, and comfortable stay while visiting the university of south dakota. I found all of those things there and left feeling great about my stay. Slight smell of smoke in the room but I understand that's not the hotels fault but lack of consideration from previous guest.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed for two nights and for the price of the room - wouldn't go anywhere else! Clean, quiet, and comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. Simple breakfast that does include Belgian waffles was wonderful! Took a chance and glad we did!

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Brookings, South Dakota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Met up with a college friend of mine for a weekend reunion a few weeks back since we hadn't seen each other in a couple years - couldn't have been more perfect. I brought a gift basket for my friend and was allowed to bring it and place it in the room for when she arrived. The bathroom in my... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stayed just one night but everything was fine. Staff was friendly, Room was clean and comfortable. Restaurant and bar right next door......very handy. Close to University of South Dakota campus.......across the street from the Dakota Dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed here for the first time on a trip back to Vermillion to visit old friends from USD. We had great service, the staff was very nice, accomodating and helpful. The price of our room was the cheapest in town, we had a very clean & comfortable room, great bed, large bathroom and vanity, free wifi, good breakfast and... 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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