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Badlands Inn

2.0 of 5
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I-90 Exit 131 Highway 377, Interior, SD 57750-0103
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Badlands Inn is an old, run down motel that has been annexed by Forever Resorts to help with the overflow from the Cedar Pass Lodge. The accommodations were the poorest I have seen in years. The room should have cost $32.88, not the $132.88 we paid. The flies were terrible, floors dirty, birds nesting outside our door with all... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Badlands Inn around 8pm on 8/12 for 2 nights. We had to go to Cedar Pass Lodge to check in. We expected some fly issues having read some past reviews but we learned that this is the area where you just have to deal with flies and swallows. So, no problems with them. We, however, found a... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The badlands inn has every opportunity to be a terrific business. Had read all the negative reviews but booked anyway as we enjoy the environment and are not bothered by a few flies. We were greeted by a rather tired receptionist who yawned all thru our sign in. The flies were there & the window was cracked & broken. We... More 

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Usa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Disappointing stay for this price level. Room on first floor was nicely decorated, comfy beds, but dead flies lined both window sills. Should have been vacuumed/removed by housekeeping. No towel bar in bathroom. Issue of no check-in until after 5:00 is ridiculous. They will not simply allow check in by Lodge staff. Breakfast hostess was disengaged. Had Sci-Fi channel on... More 

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McCordsville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed at this motel with our son and granddaughter and were very disappointed. The website says it is in Badlands National Park, but it is NOT. It is just outside of the entrance. The view is wonderful, but we could not enjoy it as the birds (alive and dead) near the bench outside our room caused worry for germs... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Cedar Lodge was booked so I selected the Badlands Inn, which turns out to be run by the same group. Great location, literally right outside an entrance to Badlands National Park which was absolutely amazing! The Inn doesn't look like much from the outside, but the rooms inside were very nice. The breakfast was adequate, enough to get going... More 

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Slade, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were referred to this motel by the website of the Cedar Pass Lodge. They call the Badlands Inn their "sister property" located just one mile outside the park boundary. That's all correct - it is run by the same company (Forever Resorts) and you can see the entrance to the national park from the parking lot of the Badlands... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is the second Badlands park hotel run by Forever Resorts, who seem to be the #3 operator of National Park resorts after Xanterra and Aramark. A couple of hundred yards outside the south entrance (about 1/2 mile from Cedar Pass Lodge) in the "town" of Interior. Just a motel, nothing to look at from the outside, but the rooms... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We booked this because we wanted to get as close to the Badlands as we could for the next day and there wasn't much to pick from! The room was clean overall but Very basic - a vanilla box. The beds were both so squeaky that I got no sleep. I wasn't expecting a lot but certainly more than we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Disappointed by some previous reviews who appear to be comparing this to urban hotel chains. This is a motel just outside the Badlands park with nice clean rooms, good service, very nice motel front desk manager, excellent advice, and a simple but easily adequate and fresh, delicious breakfast. Book early, ask for upstairs, enjoy the view, and relax!

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