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State Game Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Custer
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights whilst we did some hiking and sightseeing around the area. We thoroughly enjoyed or stay in a motel cabin a short way from the main lodge building which contains the dining room. OK maybe our room wasn't brand new, but it was comfortable and met our expectations for comfort and cleanliness. The dining room provided... More

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Crestview, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the cabins not the lodge or motel. Cabin was dated and in need of upgrading. Location was good, food at the various lodges was excellent and the park is a must see. Would try other accommodations next trip.

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
51 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the State Game Lodge cabins for 3 nights during our west trip. They have about 10 of them just down the street from the State Game Lodge. They are getting much older and a bit run down since the other times we have stayed there. We had an alarm clock that didn't work but they promptly exchanged... More

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, and as it helps us with our customer service. We were glad to read that you were able to take advantage of the many amenities we have to offer at State Game Lodge. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming... More

Long Island, NY
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153 reviews 153 reviews
21 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed elsewhere in Custer State Park. I am reviewing the site of the State Game Lodge and not the lodge itself. What makes this site so interesting is the fact that two of our Presidents, Coolidge and Eisenhower, stayed here for extended periods, thus running the executive branch of the government from Custer, South Dakota. Communication... More

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear resingle1, Thank you for writing a feedback, Custer State park has a lot to offer. It is rich in history and wildlife, we appreciate your visit and hope you will visit us soon as a guest in the near future. Best Regards, State Game Lodge (605)255-4541 cgill@custerresorts.com More

Southampton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Given motel room as close to lodge as possible. Room overlooked car park but facilities were fine. Food at Lodge was excellent and we were served by most polite staff. Breakfast was buffet style and good. Great place to explore Custer State Park.

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and your kind words. We take the comments of our guests very seriously, as our goal is to always improve on and exceed expectations. We hope to see you in the near future. Best Regards, State Game Lodge, (605)-255-4541 cgill@custerresorts.com More

New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I lay here in the Eisenhower room in the State Game lodge, I am listening to every word of the conversations going on between the women staying in the next room. The rooms are only separated by a thin door and I can hear e everything, them spitting their toothpaste out. NOT worth the money! Oh... My view for... More

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear njgirl93, It is very regretful to hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us here in the State Game Lodge. I would like to mention, that our property was built in the 1920's and although the building has gone through various renovations, we try to maintain and preserve the historic significance of the building and surrounding... More

Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the motEl rooms adjacent to the historic lodge. I would not recommend this choice. Space was cramped. The room did have a fridge and microwave which was nice and the room was quiet. The restaurant in the main lodge was excellent!

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear activertravellerusa, We regret to hear that you did not have a good experience with your stay here at SGL. The motel wing of our facility was built during the 1950's and we have kept up with the expectations of modern amenities to the best of its limitations. We are glad that you enjoyed the service in the dinning room... More

San Mateo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would stay here again definitely. The general manager made-up for the fact that the Eisenhower Room, our room, unfortunately.. was "used" by someone before we arrived. Evidently they leave the Eisenhower hotel room open all day for anyone to see because it is a historic room. Well on the particular day we stayed, someone had left the toilet and... More

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, as we take our guest comments very seriously as it helps us facilitate you better. We were glad to read that you had a good time and enjoyed the experience at the State Game Lodge. We appreciate your patronage and look forward... More

Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a Creekside room for three nights, attending a wedding reception at State Game. The room was very comfortable, including the bed and pillows. We were on the first floor, and if I knew better, I would have requested the second floor. The rooms essentially either look over the parking lot or the highway, but you really aren't... More

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review. We take the comments of our guests very seriously, as our goal is to always improve on meeting and exceeding expectations. We are very proud of our Banquet and Catering team here at the State Game Lodge, and they work really hard for guest satisfaction and we are glad you had... More

Sydney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour. The rooms need a facelift but the bed and pillows were comfortable and the heating was good - it was extremely cold. Make sure you do the buffalo safari. It's a great afternoon with lots of wildlife to see.

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sglmanager, Manager at State Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback. We were glad to read that you were able to take advantage of the many activities we have to offer at the State Game Lodge. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again to our resort. Best Regards, State... More

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Address: 13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — State Game Lodge 3*
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Also Known As:
State Game Hotel Custer
State Game Resort

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Located in Custer State Park, this family accommodation once served as housing for the state's game keepers. ... more   less 
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