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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Sylvan Lake Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is not professional. Rooms are very small. Hotel is old and needs repairs. Black Hills is absolutely beautiful but we would recommend staying at another hotel if you are looking for reasonable accommodations for your money. They really need to do a better job hiring staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary with a three day get away at a Sylvan Lake cabin and celebratory dinner at the lodge. We were so very disappointed with our dining experience. Our menu choices were not available even though we were early diners. After making a second choice and waiting a very long time, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sylvan lake is gorgeous. We stayed at the lodge for one night and had mixed experiences. Lodge common areas and grounds are charming and proximity to the lake can't be beat. We booked a double and room was tiny. One bed was a pull out couch which wasn't clear up front. Restaurant service was very slow. Food was ok but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in Custer (where there are few options for decent food), we were thrilled to eat at the Sylvan Lake Lodge for breakfast. Server was amazing and the food was quite wonderful. Had blueberry pancakes and a ham and cheese omelet. Would go back over and over again! Also sat by the windows and had a lovely view.

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Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the Sylvan Lake Lodge but did eat there for an early dinner / late lunch. It was after quite a bit of hiking so we did eat outside on the patio. They were not very busy as we were kind of in between typical meal times. The service was great and waiter attentive. We split... More 

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Bovey, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a real bonus to staying in these charming park lodges. The original building of the lodge dates from the 30's. Our room in the old section was small, but had a closet and a good view of the lake. It was great after a day of touring to settle in this quiet place with wonderful views and interesting... More 

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River Falls, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location Location. Location. Not only do you have the Needles Highway at your doorstep, you are at the base of Harney Peak Trail, Sylvan Lake Loop and jut 10 minutes to Custer. We stayed in Cabin #507 which is a 2 double bed cabin with kitchen. Very clean, compact but doable. We made the reservation on the Custer system for... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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36 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge has a fantastic location high in the southern Black Hills. Sylvan Lake is just below and Harney Peak trailhead is in walking distance. It’s a great outpost to tour the attractions of the area, but it offers a secluded retreat from the tourist crush on the main roads. The original building is from the 30s. There is a... More 

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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a pass on this eating establishment. There has to be somewhere better. Food is greatly overpriced and the burger ordered was not cooked. We ate outside on the dirty patio that needs to be resurfaced. Wait staff was fair. Parking isn't very handy.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the spur of the moment, my husband and I decided we would like to stay at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. Luckily, they did have a room available! We were checked in by Julia and she is a delight! Very helpful and a good personality. Our room was on the second floor with a balconey and it was VERY nice.... More 

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