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Chief Motel

#7 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
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Braham, Minnesota
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed the Chief Motel in 2013, and have stayed two additional times since then. My 5 star review stands firm. This is a small family owned drive up motel that provides clean rooms, friendly staff and a few small touches that make it top notch. My husband and I are usually traveling by bike. The owners lay out dry... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

No five star amenities here, but then again you didn't pay for them! It is clean and well maintained. The manager at the front desk was very friendly and ready to share tourist tips and information. I would stay here again when in the area. Great find!

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Waynesville, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Older motel, clean, didn't smell old, reasonable rates Cute decor, big screen TV, big room, comfortable bed. Owner very helpful with tourist info. Would definitely stay there again. Close to Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is an older property that is well maintained. It's arranged like a typical motel with one window in front and a bath on the opposite side of the room. It was clean with folksy touches. The best part was its proximity to Custer Park which is a must see if you're in the area. The town of Custer had... More 

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The room was very clean, the night clerk was nice and we were upgraded to a king room. There was a big flat screen TV, a nice firm bed and a recliner. The room was neat and the bath clean. The decor was in good condition but could be updated.

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DeLand, Florida
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This may be a mom & pop hotel but it is the best & very reasonable. Our room was a "king" room with a very spacious bathroom. I did not expect the bathroom to be as large as it was; plenty of room to move around. You are assigned a parking space in front of your room, so you are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Chief Motel when visiting the black hills. The Motel was in a prime location to take advantage of Mt Rushmore; Wind Cave; Jewel Cave; Custer State Park; and more. We stayed in a double room and it was large, clean, and comfortable. The linens were a little dated, but clean and cozy. The only downside was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This Motel is really nice. Very, very clean. Our TV wasn't working on the first day. We left a little note to the housekeeping staff and they fixed it right away. If you stay in Custer, sleep,here - and go eat at the Black Hills Burger & Bun Company. Their burgers are awesome. And it's just down the road from... More 

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Bronx, New York
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

After a mistake with a very small room, we were moved into quite a large room with 2 queen size beds. Very nice. The only quibble I would have with this place, is, especially since it is right in the heart of motorcycle territory, instead of 2 little shampoos, have a least 1 conditioner. Every woman who has had her... More 

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Fountain City
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89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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