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Chief Motel

#7 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Fountain City
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90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was looking for something more cost effective for our vacation. We also wanted to start out south and work our way north to Rapid City. We chose Custer as our first stop and stayed 3 nights here. I loved this little city and this motel. Easy to pull up to your room, get drinks and snacks out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. We came in late, and left in the morning. It is a nice mom and pop place. It was very clean. The room isn't anything spectacular, but it was clean and comfortable. I would stay here again.

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Pendleton, Indiana
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was a little out dated, need new mattress, carpet clean, everything was clean and that means more then a dated room. Mattress does need to be replaced. Friendly maids, whatever you need they provide. Would stay again. Was a little shocked when handed a key to the room, I thought oh no what have we done, but was pleasantly... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew this was an older motor inn, but the reviews were mis-leading. I guess I expected more than I should have. It is spartan, no breakfast, and I wasn't given the wifi access info when I checked in... didn't have time to track it down when I needed it. The room I had was clean and well situated in... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking a long and strenuous hike in Custer State Park it was real nice and refreshing to come to get into the hot tub and pool at this motel. It was also nice to be able to sit outside our door in the cool of the evening in chairs provided for us. The room was clean and adequate, but... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be traveling through Custer the week before the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We did not know this until we were given the room that was closest to the road (like 6 feet away) and all we could hear were Harleys driving loudly up and down the road. We had had a very hard time finding accomodations for Custer... More 

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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 4 rooms here for 6 nights during the Sturgis Rally. This place is great! The rooms had plenty of space & the cleanliness was fantastic. Only two of our group of 8 used the pool & hot tub. They reported that the hot tub was very hot but loved it anyway. You will find very large TV's in... More 

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Velva, North Dakota
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, this is not a brand new motel. This is a motel that has been brought back to be the cleanest most wonderful place to stay. We had a king room this time. The bed was so comfy, everything was so clean. Only negative, little more water pressure in the shower. I also out of laziness froze one night... More 

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Como, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a road trip with my mom and sister in mid-July 2015. We stayed two nights at the Chief Motel. We loved it! Our room was actually two rooms: the main room with a queen bed, refrigerator, microwave and TV. Off of this room was a full-size bathroom. The sink was in the bathroom. My sister commented that its... More 

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Kensington, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a family vacation to the Black Hills in mid-July. We wanted to stay at an affordable place as we had quite the itinerary planned out for the week! Based off of reviews we decided to stay at the Chief Motel in Custer, SD. SO glad we did. This motel was perfect for us. We traveled with my... More 

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