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State Game Lodge

13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need to book this accommodation well in advance of your trip as Custer Park is a stunning location but the motel style room we had was tiny and tired. I feel it was over priced. The main lodge is lovely and you can eat in the main old dinning room. The outside area was neglected. The restaurant had a... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night; the rooms are very well appointed in a turn of the century style, very solid amenities, shower no tub in an older type bathroom, very comfortable, clean and quiet in the wing we stayed in. Buffalo roaming the grounds, the restaurant was in the lodge and everything we expected it to be. We did have a little... More 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the motel portion of the State Game Lodge. The best part about this facility is that it put us close to the wildlife loop, where we saw a lot of bison, deer and prairie dogs. The motel itself is quite dated - it was clean, but very dark and unremarkable. The beds seemed to be quite old... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were quite disappointed when we arrived to our 2 bedroom cabin. The condition of the cabin was deplorable, and seemed as though it hadn't been thoroughly cleaned for quite some time. After debating on staying or going for an hour, we were able to get a reservation at the Bavarian Inn, and received a full refund... More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling on a Tauck tour, our first overnight was at this location. From the outside yes it looked great the rooms however left something to be desired. Our room 218, had one window that didn't open, room was decor was "tired" and needed some up to date amenities, i.e. a chair, more lights, a fresh and thorough cleaning, Bathroom... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked into the Coolidge Suite at the recommendation of our tour company since they know we enjoy park lodges and historic places. The suite is quirky and UNIQUE but hard to justify the cost just to say you slept in the president's room. The bed was unusually high and hard to get in and out. The mattress could... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great three night stay at the Stage Game Lodge. I would definitely recommend staying in the Coolidge room if it is available. The room itself is fairly basic but it has a wonderful air of history to it. A very comfortable bed although it was insanely high in terms of getting on to it. For a short... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in the park and decided on the State Game Lodge. We were in what I would call the motel annex. Just a short walk to the attached main, historic building. Our room was clean and pretty good size but we were out and about most of the time and pretty much just slept there. We had... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed one night here. I thought it would be fun to stay in the Park. We had a hotel room. It seemed like it could use a remodel. Old, but it was clean, it wasn't worth the money. I was disappointed after staying at the Black HIlls Wild Horse Sanctuary. The staff at check in was a bit impersonal.... More 

Greenfield, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I thought it would be fun to stay in Custer State Park while re-visiting the area and by the time I made our reservations about all that was left in the park was the State Game Lodge. The room was very dim and well used but clean. The bathroom vanity was only about 28 inches high and even though I... More 

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