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Chief Motel

120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
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Chief Motel
Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Chief for 3 days. Having driven 6 hours we were a little bit disappointed to see a sign on the locked reception door at 1:20 saying check in was at 2pm. No big deal, we got back in the car and went to Mount Rushmore, 20 minutes further down the road. The rooms at the Chief... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had planned to camp in the state park, but that fell through. We drove around Custer, first stopping by all the large corporate hotels/motels, and they were sold out. We wanted something with a pool for the kids, so we stopped here. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. We got to the room and were pleasantly surprised. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel without reading about it first. I saw all the great reviews and felt reassured. The reviews don't even tell how great the staff is! It may lack big fancy upgrades but makes up for that with great service! The room was clean and big enough for my family of five. Beds were comfy. Staff was ready... More

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Maryville, TN
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Chief Motel. We were surprised at how clean and large the room was and the pool and spa were such a great way to end a dusty hiking day! The $1.99 breakfast was excellent! We were so happy with our stay, we stayed an extra night. The manager even loaned us a pass to... More

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Valrico, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Chief Motel. The rooms were large and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The pool was huge. They also have a sauna and hot tub. Bruce and Nancy were very kind and helpful. They offer an excellent breakfast deal at a local restaurant; $1.99 is 1/3 what the breakfast costs at the restaurant. Also we bought the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Spent three nights at this wonderful family friendly motel. Our family loved it. The owners, Bruce and Nancy personally greeted us as if we were family. All the comforts of home make this clean motel a home away from home. This was the base for our vacation. It is perfectly located in Custer and is within walking distance of... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this room last minute. Absolutely charming and LARGE room with handmade quilts on the beds. 55" flat screen TV which you just don't get in a motel room. Checkin gentleman was very kind and we just fell in love with his little dog! We thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi and swimming pool after a long day of driving. ***Only... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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154 reviews 154 reviews
74 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was quite clean and comfortable. I stayed there during the last week of a three week trip and noted that it had the best Wi-Fi and best toilet paper of the entire trip. Aside from being near restaurants and other businesses in Custer, it's a convenient spot for drives to Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore or along several... More

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Saint Joseph, MO
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here two years ago and loved the room. Same this time. Absolutely emaculate and well decorated. Love the guy at the front desk. He advised us on where the best place for a sit down meal was. Even the lady cleaning the rooms the next morning was cheerful. The pool is extra large and clear... More

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a motorcycle friendly establishment. We were able to park the motorcycle under a deck out of the weather. Bike cleaning materials supplied by motel. Restaurants and bars within walking distance.

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Rose O, Manager at Chief Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. I will let the "The Chief" know you mentioned him. He will be happy to know you enjoyed your time in Hulett, WY. Please come see us again soon. More

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Address: 120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Chief Motel Custer
Chief Hotel Custer

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Custer #7 Family Hotel in Custer
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated * Free HS wireless internet * Custer's largest indoor pool (in season May 20-Sept 18)* Hot Tub * Sauna * 2 Restaurants adjacent * In-room coffee/cocoa * ref/micro * $1.99 restaurant breakfast: 2 eggs, hashbrowns, 2 slices toast or 2 pancakes, and choice of bacon, ham, or sausage * $1.99 Homemade Pie (saves 50%)* Stay 3 nights and receive free use of Custer State Park pass * All rooms no smoking / no pets * Near Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road (1500 buffalo), Scenic Needles Hwy, Iron Mt. Road* Jewel Cave * Wind Cave* ... more   less 
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