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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 2 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Apopka, FL
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Long Island, NY
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21 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Southampton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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San Mateo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
27 helpful votes 27 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

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel due to the location and Creekside was all they had. The Creekside rooms were large with couches and balconies. The sink was a long area outside of the shower or toilet. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Ask for a room with a balcony on Creekside unless you want to overlook parking lot. We took a... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time and reviewing our property, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here at SGL. We truly appreciate your comment and hope to have you visit us in the near future. Best Regards, State Game Lodge, (605) - 255 - 4541 cgill@custerresorts.com More

chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is in need of a facelift, at least in the attached sections. Did not stay in historic part. Mattresses need to be replaced. Also the fly swatter they provide gets used ALOT. Very small bathroom. Good restaurant on site. Compared to other places in the area it is ok and major benefit is that it is in the park... 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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