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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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Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Como, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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kansas city
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 stayed in a room with 2 queen beds plus a twin which gave us all plenty of room. The room was very clean and quiet (we didn't hear any outside noise from other rooms until the last night we were there and even then, the motel was quiet well before 11p.m.) Shower pressure was better than... More 

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Midwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Chief for three nights in July. We had originally reserved a duplex at Custer State Park but decided we'd rather be closer to town and have a pool. After a lot of research we chose the Chief based on reviews here. I was able to reserve a room online with three queen beds. After emailing back... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was about to give it 3 stars for it was an average stay for us - the room was noisy, we could hear everything from the next room and from the parking lot. definitely not a place for light sleepers. The owners were very polite but wouldn't call it friendly. When I asked for suggestions of places to eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on 7/7/15. We loved the character of the Motel. We read good reviews about the place and the owner's customer service. They lived up to the good reviews! The owner gave us a map with a great suggested route/activities for sight seeing. The room was clean and well maintained. The place was quiet. Would highly recommend staying... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a last-minute room at the Chief Motel when it looked like the weather was going to be too lousy to camp at Custer State Park. Our room at the Chief Motel was very clean and comfortable. Despite being a bit on the small side, the bed in the adjacent room with the pocket door provided a really wonderful... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very good experience, they no longer offer the $1.99 breakfast and they did not offer the park pass. But I will still go back. The rooms are outdated but super clean and all the staff is friendly and willing to give you ideas of any special events happening or must-see places to go. Also loved that our kids... More 

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rate Hotels: 1-5 Stars (1 the worst – 5 the best) 4 Room Comfort: 4 (minuses the short sink and toilet [and for me to complain being 5'2" says something}) Bed Comfort: Very nice. Water Pressure: Acceptable (the sink drained very slowly) Cleanliness: Very clean. Friendliness of Staff: 9 WiFi Strength: Strong, but for some reason my laptop wouldn't remain... More 

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Red Wing
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed a place at the end of the day and found the Chief. Reasonable rates and clean. Like many such places, needs some updating. Hot tub we enjoyed after driving long hours. If you need a spot for overnight, this is just fine.

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