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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #15 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Custer
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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placentia, california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the renovated part of the lodge. The room was very nicely decorated and quite upscale. But the tub and shower had not been updated and was old. For over $200 a night we expected better and not plastic and paper water and coffee cups. There is only a partial view of the lake and it is a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived expecting this to be the one of the better Hotels on our trip. We were given a first floor room. Walking in in the middle of the afternoon we needed the lights on as it was so dark, the lights made little difference as the power of the bulbs was so low. Opened the curtains trees just two... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a housekeeping cabin by the lake. We were disappointed in the interior of the cabin. The bed was small, sort of lumpy, and seemed to lean to one side. The "kitchen" area consisted of a 2 or 3 burner stove, sink fridge and microwave. The utensils, pots and pans, etc., were few and far between-the hotel does not... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in rustic lodges before, so I thought I knew what to expect at Sylvan Lodge. We stayed in the older part of the hotel on the first floor. Horrible odor in the hallway -- smelled like cooked cabbage. Our room was small, but I expected that. There were long blond hairs on the one bedspread and a... More

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Ridgeway, WI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this lodge so that we could be right in Custer State Park for the Buffalo Roundup. We had small kiddoes, and we booked two rooms. Our room was very nice. The lodge is a bit dated, but our double queen room was big, very nice and comforable. However, do not open the windows - the screens have big... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights and enjoyed it in spite of not having any view of the lake which we expected. I guess there is a path down to the lake, but we drove down on the day we hiked up to the fire tower on Harney Peak (the highlight of our trip). The place needs new carpet to freshen... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. The room was clean (the beds not the most comfortable, but they were ok). The view off the balcony was great, except for some old folding chairs and a table in the grass below our balcony. Not sure why that was there. Also, there was no screen on our patio... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I feel a little bad writing this negative review, because the staff are so nice and helpful, but people should be aware that most of this facility is very dated. And not in a charming, rustic way. Just old bathroom fixtures, tiny beds, broken window screens that allow swarms of bugs in at night. We complained, and John the manager... More

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Killingworth, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for a wedding last weekend. This is a great location for a wedding. The scenery is just breathtaking no matter where you look. The drive to the Lodge is an adventure, just go slow and watch for approaching traffic on the turns.The auditorium for the reception was very nice. The food was OK. The rehearsal dinner was... More

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Dayton, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After 5 days in Xanterra lodging in Yellowstone, we took a "break" by spending a night in this beautiful spot, and we are so glad we did! Unlike Xanterra, who seems truly ignorant of what lodging in this price range should be, the management here knows very well indeed! We heeded the advice of others who posted here on Trip... More

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Address: 24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 66
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