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State Game Lodge

3.0 of 5 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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London, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So lovely to stay in the Park and see deer walking past early morning plus swallows nesting in the porch at the Lodge. Our room was in the building to the side of the main lodge and did not look much from the outside but was surprisingly lovely inside. The buffalo themed quilts and pillows were a nice touch. The... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel i nice but could be better for my thinking is too old and need to be renew The service doesn't not exict but maybe is part of the athomphere and the hotel. Good location Is better to sleep in the park

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our family enjoyed our stay here. We had two queens and a pull out sofa with a patio overlooking a beautiful creek. Mountain style decor with top quality amenities. The Game Lodge was short walking distance to have our meals. The beds were very comfortable and the room and bathroom was clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful about things... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We drove to Custer State Park from Cheyenne and enjoyed the scenery a little too much and it was getting late. As a heavy mist descended it was a bit of a race against time to travel along narrow bendy roads, even if well sign posted to get to the Lodge. We got there in the dark and checked in... More 

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London UK
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51 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The location is excellent - very convenient for everything in the park with wildlife at the door. Local store not well equipped but at least it was open. The rooms were rather gloomy, the food a bit "odd" (not sure what to make of it) and the tea positively cold. Free Wi-Fi but the quality of the connection was poor.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Will not come back. Yes, I am a bit of a hotel snob. Only to the extent that I expect a completely clean 'room' and one in which I am comfortable walking around barefooted or at least in socks. Stayed in the house keeping cabin #2. It is literally twenty paces from the highway (16A)....too close. Thought we would have... More 

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17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed in one of their cabins. It was very clean and the furnishings more than adequate. We could park right at the door. Maid service came around daily with any needed supplies. It was very quiet and a great location for driving the wildlife trail. We would definitely stay again.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed in the motel portion of the State Game Lodge for a wedding. Other friends stayed in cabins and I actually thought the motel portion was nicer and a better deal for the money. The only problem we encountered was regulating the heat at night. It didn't seem to stay consistent - which led to us getting too hot... More 

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Washington, Illinois, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The State Game Lodge was a beautiful historic place to stay and made a convenient starting point to explore a wonderful State park. It also had a very good restaurant on the premises. I would recommend a room in the historic part of the hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews 267 reviews
53 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed two nights at the State Game Lodge while visiting Custer. From there we visited the Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore Memorial and the State Park through the Buffalo Safari. The room was small and reasonably clean. No air conditioning. We used the fan or the heater setting. Bathroom was small and tight. But it was a convenient... 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*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
State Game Hotel Custer
State Game Resort

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