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Sunshine Inn

#1 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
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608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
Sunshine Inn
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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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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

John , the proprietor, was more than happy to help us map out our plans for the area and beyond for the next couple days. I appreciated the effort he made to remember the names of his guests. The motel is very clean and maintained . Walking distance to touristy places and restaurants. Enjoyed visiting the national grasslands visitor center... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments. We enjoy helping customers plan their trips because we get a chance to show our enthusiasm for this wonderful part of the country that we call home. And knowing our guests by name? Just comes naturally to our friendly nature. We're extra-pleased that you noticed that the Sunshine Inn is "clean and well-maintained." It makes... More 

Oglesby, Illinois, United States
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were welcomed with a smile. The motel is convenient to all of Wall. We asked good place to eat away from crowd downtown and directed to Red Rock restaurant. Very good, fresh cooked food, great fried chicken and REAL mashed potatoes with homemade brown gravy!

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your experiences here. Being the "best" part of your stay in Wall is certainly quite the accolade. We are very convenient for visitors who can enjoy all of Wall's historic Main Street, with its attractions, shops and of course, the world famous Wall Drug Store. We're glad everything about your stay... More 

New York City, NY
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sunshine Inn is a small, family run motel that is very clean and well maintained. John is the owner and he's very helpful and informative. No hair dryers in the rooms, but if you ask at the front desk they will give you one. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and is limited to coffee, juice and packaged... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your experiences here in such detailed and flattering fashion. As you note, we offer plenty of value here, along with amenities and a "quick start" morning combo of coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, sweet rolls,fruit and granola bars to get customers up and running. The short walk to Wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sunshine Inn was perfect for the evening. It was a short walk to Wall Drug and the room was comfortable. The price was extremely affordable and the owner was super friendly. I will stay here again, if I ever pass through Wall, again.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for nice remarks! Being called "perfect" is quite the accolade, one which take with pride and as a challenge to maintain our high standards. Customers love our location, just a short walk to Wall Drug Store--making a drive downtown with all the hassles of finding a place to park unnecessary. And yes, we consider our rates... More 

Estero, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the main street in Wall. In walking distance to all the downtown sights. Very clean rooms and comfortable beds.. No hair dryers. Limited Continental breakfast - orange juice, coffee, and danish. Wonderful staff. Good bargain.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the succinct and nice comments. Our location has always been one of our greatest assets, close as we are to all the historic and interesting stores, shops and restaurants on Wall's Main Street, Wall Drug Store included. We make cleanliness our top priority here at the Sunshine Inn, so it's gratifying to note that you mentioned it. Same... More 

mendota heights,mn
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a year we stop at the Sunshine Inn on the way to the Black Hills. Again, we had a great night, comfortable bed, 1/2 Block to the Wall Drug, where we had a nice supper. John, the owner of the Inn, is a great guy and very knowledgeable about the area. It is great to park you car after... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review. That you revisit annually is probably the best endorsement an innkeeper could as for, only made all the more gratifying by the time and effort you make to share your experiences here on TripAdvisor. Flattered and appreciative as I am that you speak so highly of me, I really must share the credit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is an old school Motel you remember stopping at on a trip with your parents on a vacation as a kid. It is a bare bones property with no frills. If you are just looking for a clean place to sleep for the night and leave early this motel is fine. Nothing special but nothing bad either.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind remarks. We're quite proud to be considered "old school" here at the Sunshine Inn, because to us, "old school" represents a set of traditional values that our facilities and services are all about. As you note, we offer "clean" rooms. We keep the furnishings and fixtures in them in tip-top condition. We have all the... More 

Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I were on a road trip and decided to settle in to Wall after visiting Mt Rushmore. After seeing Sunshine Inn ranked #1 here on Trip Advisor, I gave them a ring and reserved us a room. While driving to Wall, we encounter a lightning storm, which gives way to high winds and eventually tornado warnings &... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all the nice remarks. You were at the Sunshine Inn for the only night since our opening in 1977 when I've had to evacuate the motel due to tornado warnings in the area. Though none touched down in town, their proximity made extraordinary measures necessary. Events like these are extremely rare, but memorable nonetheless. I enjoyed... More 

Hugo, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called John at the Sunshine Inn to make reservations a few weeks prior to driving through South Dakota on vacation with my family. I knew after my phone call that the Sunshine Inn would be the place for me! The owner, John, is always there! He is friendly and helpful and makes you truly feel like family. He knew... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

And I thank you, Debra N, for the kind words and for sharing them here on TripAdvisor. All of us at the front desk know the importance of making our guests feel welcome and appreciated, so you can expect a "friendly and helpful" reception from me or my front desk helpers Lorna and Deanna. It's just our way of getting... More 

uniongrove
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on are way through to Wyoming and wanted a cheap place to hang our hat for the night and visit wall drug at the same time. This was perfect, located right on main street we could walk to all the stores and not have to worry about parking. Most of other motels are not on the main strip... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and sharing. You can hang your hat here, anytime, podnuh! Appreciate you mentioning our great price, great location and attentive service. All of us here at the Sunshine Inn are pleased to go to any length to make your stay as convenient and comfy as can be. And believe you me, we don't consider it "going out... More 

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