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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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mendota heights,mn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are happy to be back at the Sunshine Inn. John, the owner always greets his travelers with a friendly smile. Being repeat customers, we can attest to the continuously clean and comfortable rooms. The beds will provide a great nights sleep. Free parking, and plenty of free ice are also a plus. Situated within walking distance of Wall drug,... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

We're just as happy to have you back and couldn't be more thrilled that you're once again sharing your experience at the Sunshine Inn here on TripAdvisor. I'm personally flattered by your comments about the way you're greeted and can assure you and those who read this that a friendly greeting by all of our staffers is a big part... More 

Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with 3 generations of our family on the final days of our 2 week trip to the west coast when we discovered this gem of a hotel. We consulted TripAdvisor and this hotel was rated #1 so we chose it over the chain hotels. My son called and made the reservations on our way from Cody, WY... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and particularly for singling out Deanna (she takes over the front desk a couple of nights a week), who tells me that she remembers you well and that it was a pleasure having you here at the Sunshine Inn. Customers can always expect the friendliest and most accommodating service when they stay, and though... More 

Deadwood, South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very modestly priced locally owned motel. The manager was wonderful and the facility was extremely nice for an older property. The location was excellent to be able to walk to the limited number of restaurants and Wall Drug.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

An "enjoyable stay" for each and every one of our guests is the standard we set here at the Sunshine Inn. Thank you for confirming that yours was an enjoyable one and sharing the news here. Yes, we're an older property (built in 1977) with a great deal of charm and character, and we maintain it to the highest of... More 

Newton
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected high priced motels in this annoying tourist trap town but we were tired and needed a room. The Sunshine Inn was a pleasant surprise—reasonably priced, great location, friendly and courteous staff, clean and spacious room and good amenities.

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind remarks. Regular readers of TripAdvisor can expect a pleasant experience without the "surprise" thanks to the many friendly reviews that we get from customers like you, which make us feel extra proud here at the Sunshine Inn. That you found us "friendly, great, courteous, clean, spacious" and that we provided you with "good amenities" is the... More 

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a vintage-style motel where you park right outside the door to your room. It is in a quiet location. The room was small and plain but more than adequate. It was very well maintained and very clean. The A/C unit was very quiet. There were way more than enough grounded outlets in the room. The TV was a... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice remarks. Considering that we were built in 1977, the word "vintage" does indeed apply to our property, and as with the use of that word in another context, we believe the Sunshine Inn has aged very well. As you note, our rooms are "very well maintained" and "very clean," perhaps the two most important priorities... More 

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