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Sunshine Inn

#1 of 11 Hotels in Wall
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608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not knowing when we would get to Wall, SD we did not have reservations. We stayed at the Sunshine Inn because it was in walking distance of Wall Drug. The room was fresh and clean. Additional amenities are available and in the morning they offer coffee and a "quick breakfast". The manager treated us like family. Great service at a... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and for summing up the essence of the Sunshine Inn philosophy: "Great service at a good price." We also appreciate the notation about our proximity to Wall Drug Store, that the room was "fresh and clean," that we offer a nice array of available amenities and our "quick start nook" at breakfast time--plenty of regular and decaf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 1 night and found this gem perfect for our needs. The owner/ manager was friendly and accommodating. I've gave me his coffee mug when I told him I was a styrofoam cup snob. ( I hate drinking hot coffee from styrofoam.) No hair dryer in the rooms, but just ask the manager and he'll get one for you. If... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind words and for sharing them here. That you stress service and value here at the Sunshine Inn is all we could hope for when it comes to customer satisfaction. Your notation about the coffee cup was particularly gratifying because it's a good example of how we work to make everybody's stay enjoyable and convenient. Noting... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sunshine Inn. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The bed was extremely comfortable. John, the owner was great. Super friendly and helpful. Great value. I would highly recommend this motel.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Brief as it was, your visit was most appreciated by us. Thanks for noting that our rooms, besides being clean, feature "extremely comfortable" beds. We're now fully stocked with Sealy or Serta Pillow Top beds, and our customers continue to rave about them. Also appreciate your comment about our "friendly and helpful" approach to doing business. You can expect that... More 

Princeton, North Carolina
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106 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John is a great host at the sunshine inn. We have stayed with him a few times in the past and it is always a great time. The hotel rooms are always clean and the hospitality is spot on. I don't know how he does it but he greats everyone by name after checking in. I will visit here again... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

John is a great host at the sunshine inn. We have stayed with him a few times in the past and it is always a great time. The hotel rooms are always clean and the hospitality is spot on. I don't know how he does it but he greats everyone by name after checking in. I will visit here again... More 

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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in mid July. We stayed in one of the "cabins". They aren't quite as updated as the regular rooms, but are still comfortable. John, the owner, told me he has plans to update the cabins soon. Comfortable bed and great staff. The motel is also convenient to Wall Drug and the... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the 3-night stay. Staying over for more than one night is a statement from our customers that the rooms at the Sunshine Inn are well-worth an extended visit. Putting your testimonial into words is an added bonus for us, a compliment that we accept enthusiastically, but one that we don't take for granted. We love making the effort... More 

Jacksonville, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there only one night, but the staff was wonderful and very helpful. The place was clean and close to everything! We would highly recommend it to other travelers! It is family owned and they were really nice.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. Your brief but, to us, priceless remarks make all of us at the Sunshine Inn feel great about the effort we put into making this place the best possible lodging establishment it can be. We couldn't be more appreciative and certainly hope you'll visit us again. I'm 100% confident that you'll get the same great value, convenience and... More 

New Derry
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, lackluster, local owned motel literally next door to the Wall Drug and other shops and eateries on Main Street. We stayed here after spending the morning and part of the afternoon in the Badlands. It was very convenient and easy to find, however, don't expect any amenities. Our room was extremely small, old tube 20" TV that sat on... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn and taking the time to share your experiences here. I appreciate your comments on the friendliness of our staff and your conclusion that you'd recommend us to "anyone looking for a basic room for a decent price." We've built up a sturdy reputation and clientele consisting of value-oriented travelers who appreciate saving... More 

Poole,UK
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not one of the chains, this local run Motel was great value for money. It was a very busy time for the whole area with the Sturgis Motorbike Rally and rooms were at a premium. Sunshine delivered clean, tidy rooms and everything worked! Well located in this small town. Staff very friendly and welcoming!

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for briefly but succinctly calling attention to our most impotant attribute: "great value." As you note, here at the Sunshine Inn, we "deliver". For "clean, tidy rooms" that are in excellent working order," we're glad you singled us out as the place to go. It's also gratifying to see you mention our good location near all of Wall's historic... More 

Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little older hotel, but nice. Owner was awesome, we came in with motorcycles and a truck and trailer. He helped us park and in the morning we had rags on our bikes to clean them up. Hotel was a little dated but clean and quiet. Not much for a breakfast in the morning but he got my wife tea from... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your favorable comments and your notation about my military service (USMC, Republic of Vietnam 1966-68). Serving my country was a privilege, and serving great customers like you is a pleasure. Yes, we're older (built in 1977), but as you mention, we're clean and quiet (and as legions of other TripAdvisor reviewers comment, we're "well maintained"). Our morning offerings... More 

Wallingford, CT
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel, and the room, are your standard old-style basic motel/motor inn. What makes this place special: 1. Great location: right in downtown Wall, not far off of I-90, about a couple of blocks from Wall Drug. 2. Great hospitality: Both John and the woman who worked the front desk the night we arrived were friendly and helpful people who... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Wow. Thank you for the most generous accolades. Though "basic," as you say, we think travelers get all the necessities (and plenty of extras) they'll need for a comfortable, high-value stay at the Sunshine Inn. I most particularly appreciate your kind remarks about me and my front desk staff (two professional and experienced ladies, Lorna and Deanna) because our commitment... More 

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