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Badlands Inn

I-90 Exit 131 Highway 377, Interior, SD 57750-0103
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Oceanside, New York
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129 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

After reading the reviews, I was unsure of what we'd find, but was pleasantly surprised to find a clean motel just outside the south entrance to the park. Since the motel is set off by itself, you are able to take in a great sunrise and sunset view. Breakfast was adequate and a great asset since there are very few... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We made our reservations months in advance, we didn't know that some of them do not have back porch, our front porch looked at the other cabins. They know they have your business if you want to stay in the park! They were not full but they would not change our cabin. Also the cabin was not ready at check... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We wondered why they charged us in advance for this motel, which is what it is, and once we saw it we figured it was so we couldn't refuse. Not that there are a lot of choices in the area. No one was in the office, we had to drive to their other location a mile down the road. The... More 

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Darnestown, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I arrived at this motel and found that it was a two story building sitting all by itself about a mile from the gate into Badlands National Park. There was not a car in sight! I went to the office and found it was locked with a sign to check in at the Cedar Pass Lodge in the park about... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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