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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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Wharton, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had made a reservation several months ago. About four days before our trip we had to change our travel plans. I contacted Sunshine inn via email and shortly got a reply that our credit card would be refunded. Then we received a snail mail confirmation a few days later, with a receipt showing our refund. To... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. It's extremely gratifying to get accolades like yours, which essentially consider our normal operating procedures to be "outstanding." We may be "mom and pop" in nature, but we try to maintain the highest levels of professionalism in every aspect of our business, including the way we handle our reservations. I couldn't be more pleased that... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, convenient. Will no doubt cost more during the tourist season, but so will every other motel in the area. John was a terrific host, the room was comfortable. I was in a room over the office right on the main street and I heard no traffic noise (remember, this is before tourist season so take that for what it's... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice remarks emphasizing our "great value." As you note, you paid the off-season rate, but even in-season (when our rates average around $70, we're still very competitive, especially compared to the franchised properties in the area. Going by AAA Tourbook posted rates, we'll save you $30 to $75 a night for rooms that are clean, comfy and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very outdated, close to Main Street, all you hear in the night is motorcycles, drunks fighting on their way from the bar, clean but not peaceful so bad we went and stayed at another motel the next night

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Sorry about your unpleasant experience last August, which is when the annual motorcycle rally takes place and generally creates noisy conditions similar to the ones you describe. We generally recommend that conventional tourists avoid the area altogether during the Sturgis Motorcycle rally, which is when you would hear motorcycles and commotion constantly. As we have no record of a complaint... More 

Pecatonica, Illinois
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317 reviews 317 reviews
84 hotel reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was fun! John, the owner, was a great host and I enjoyed talking with him. The hotel is meticulously maintained. Our king bed was so comfortable and the room was very clean. We could wake up in the morning and walk a minute or two to get to Wall Drug. John makes coffee and has packaged granola bars for... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments! It was our pleasure hosting you and couldn't be happier that you shared your experiences here. One of the things I love about our place is that I get to spend time with our customers and share all sorts of information and experiences--so glad you found our chat to be a pleasant one. As you... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed over night bases on other reviewers. This is indeed the most comfortable night sleep I've had at any hotel. The staff were friendly, the coffee was good and not only were the beds great the pillows were too. All for $44.00

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your experience here. Your succinct review summed it up--"the most comfortable night sleep" you've ever had in any hotel. Wow! That's quite an accolade--certainly one that we'll be looking to live up to in the future! Thanks for mentioning that we're clean and that "the coffee was good." As I... More 

london, uk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ok, so it's reasonably basic, but you don't go to/stay in Wall for sophistication! Room was a good size with two good comfortable beds and it was clean and quiet. It is in a good quiet location on the main street about 150 yards from Wall Drug and very convenient for the Interstate and the Badlands National Park. Breakfast is... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Sunshine Inn and commenting here. We especially appreciate that you focus on our most important asset--"value." We're committed to giving our customers all the necessities required for a good night's rest, and doing so for the most competitive rates (compare for yourself in the AAA tourbook) in the area. Thanks for mentioning that we're "clean,... More 

Owatonna, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have stayed here before. Very friendly owner and staff. Close to downtown and newly painted this year. Very clean, even have a roll and juice and coffee for you in the morning. No complaints, I will stay here again if I am in the Wall area

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the return visit to the Sunshine Inn. That you choose to stay with us when you're in the area is an endorsement that speaks volumes. That you choose to share your experiences here is a compliment that makes all of us here beam with pride. Your succinct remarks get right to the point, and you can... More 

Chicago, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ok, so I can't say enough about this hotel. If you're new to the Wall area, be prepared for the ultimate in small town amenities, very few dining options, and a feel of 'Whoa, where have I ended up?' Then pull a total diamond out of the rough when you get to Sunshine Inn. Friendly staff greeted us with smiles... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complimentary review. You certainly said "enough" for us, and more. We couldn't be happier that your stay at the Sunshine Inn went so well. As you note, personal service is a high priority here, so it comes as no surprise to read that we made an effort to make sure everything was going well for... More 

Wollongong, NSW
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a perfect stop for one night in Wall. We had found this hotel from recommendations on Tripadvisor and as usual we weren't disappointed. From the very start communicating via email to make our booking right through to our arrival the experience was positive. It's always difficult being in another country and making reservations however the process was easy... More 

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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying at the Sunshine Inn and commenting so favorably here. I'm especially appreciative that you called attention to our "great price," as we believe that "value" is our most important asset. We have plenty of experience with visitors from around the world and we know that going the "extra mile" to make them feel comfortable and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are looking to stay in Wall, SD. You have to stay at the Sunshine Inn! The Sunshine is an old style roadside Inn, that fits with the atmosphere of the Wall Drug area. The Inn keeper was very friendly and allowed me to inspect our rooms before checking in. I've stayed in roadside motels before and no matter... More 

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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. First off, I encourage our guests to check their rooms before signing in. We have much to be proud of here at the Sunshine Inn and I gladly make any of our rooms available for a pre-registration inspection. Though built during the 1980s, the Sunshine Inn remains fresh... More 

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