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Bavarian Inn

#4 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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855 N Fifth Street, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, CO
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location for visiting everything in the Black Hills. Well managed, clean facility with friendly and helpful staff. Stayed with 3 children aged 4-12 who loved the two pools - one indoor and one outdoor as well as the complimentary milk and cookies every afternoon. Only criticism is the continental breakfast - heavy on starch and carbs (donuts, cereal, pancakes).... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for several days during our Black Hills vacation. The hotel staff are all amazing! There are several 2-story buildings, the second floors lead out onto a long shared balcony, and the 1st floor rooms lead right into the parking lot. This is a great set-up for meeting and greeting other travelers! Continental breakfast was good; we especially appreciated... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We choose this place because of the ratings from TripAdvisor (they even have a sign up indicating their special rating), however, we were less than impressed. The stay was fine, and the staff were very friendly and helpful, but the buildings were an old motel, not very recently refurbished. We were disappointed in a couple of things - no proteins... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed On The Rocks Chophouse located on our 5 acre property. We have a variety of rooms at different stages of updates throughout the property, this allows us to have a price point to fit every budget. I would encourage you to... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Bavarian Inn on a Trip Advisor search. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was very clean and while a little dated, obvious care had been taken to ensure that all our needs were met. The breakfast was simple but delicious and the expresso machine was a hit!!! Would highly recommend it as a place... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 STAR review of the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here and the free espresso. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! Nice comfy rooms, delightful staff! Lots of Bavarian touches, check your tub area for a fun surprise! Great indoor pool, hot tub, game room with board games and pool table, nice relaxing deck. Be sure to check out the restaurant in the parking lot, too "On the Rocks"!

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

We loved reading your review of the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. It's nice that you noticed and enjoyed the little German Rubber Ducky on the side of the bathtub. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again. Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom More 

Shipshewana, Indiana
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a different type of lodging- almost "resort-like". We stayed in room 102- in back, facing the pool and tennis court. Large trees gave us privacy. Furniture is "mirrored" and a bit glamorous for the location and the town- but certainly functional and adequate. The only complaint I had was that the carpets were in need of a good... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you chose the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. Your feedback is valuable and we appreciate your business and hope to see you again. Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom More 

Plover, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first family vacation to the Black Hills, and staying at the Bavarian Inn felt like a home away from home. Though the rooms aren't very fancy, they are clean and quiet, and clearly well looked after. The staff is awesome and genuinely friendly and helpful, and especially great with kids! You can tell they really care about... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to hear that your Black Hills vacation and your stay at the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills were a success. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 STAR experience with us. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again. Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom More 

Southern Manitoba
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60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent trip to the Black Hills this was our favourite hotel. My wife and I booked online directly with the hotel. I selected the only deluxe room available as I read they were recently renovated. We had a double queen deluxe. My wife said it was the nicest room on our trip. Very well kept and clean property.... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

It was such a delight reading your very sweet review of the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. We feel great pride in hearing this was your favorite hotel during your vacation. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to spread the word. We appreciate your business and your kind words. When the beautiful Black... More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 very nice nights in Custer. The hotel is an interesting older facility. Had a room on the ground floor right at the stairs to go to the second floor but slept like babies. Not at all bothered by ambient noise. Had a complaint with the bathroom, spoke with Savannah at the front desk and the problem was rectified right... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills. We appreciate the feedback and your recognition of Savannah. We agree, she is a valuable asset to the team. It was a pleasure having you here and we hope to see you again. Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing wrong with the Bavarian Inn, but at $150 a night, it's very average. It might be a great place for kids, but otherwise it doesn't have much to offer. The rooms are clean, though a little worn. The breakfast was a few cereal options, a make-your-own-pancake machine, a few small pastries, and some containers of fruit in... More 

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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage of the Bavarian Inn. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our 5 acre facility. With 2 pools, hot tub, pool table, tennis court and fitness trail, there is something available for all ages to enjoy. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope you enjoyed your time in the beautiful Black Hills. Marcel & Sherry... More 

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