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River Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I saw this motel on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We have two well behaved dogs which were welcomed into the room. The room (104) was clean and of good size.the breakfast was sufficient and coffee nice and hot. Ron, the morning desk guy, was helpful and accommodating
My only problem was I love to take a bath after 12 hours on the road. The tub was clean but I didn't feel "bath" friendly. BUT the shower was awesome. Hot, steamy, full power shower!! Made up for the hot soak I wanted.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for such a great review, we appreciate you recognized Ron's great service. We always try to meet our guests request concerning room preference and was delighted that we could meet yours. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon!
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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stopped overnight to visit the South Dakota State Capital Building Christmas tree display. The front Desk clerks were polite and most helpful. The room was clean and had excellent décor. We enjoyed the continental breakfast. The gentleman at the front desk in the morning, Ron, was very personable and informative. If we should return to Pierre In the future, we would definitely stay there again. The River Lodge has all the elements that together give guest a pleasurable, relaxing stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for you great review, we appreciate your feedback. I am glad we have your loyalty and appreciate your business. Our front desk staff works hard to ensure our guest have a exceptional experience here at the River Lodge and i will definitely pass on your feedback to Ron. We plan to keep improving our Lodge in 2013 and would love for you to return and stay with us again.
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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I really appreciated the reduced rates and the great continental breakfast! Ron and all the staff were a great help! It was a very pleasant find when I needed it most. The staff was friendly and the rooms were very clean. I was given much more than what I was expecting.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel. We very much appreciate your positive comments about our rooms, breakfast and staff. We always try to meet our guests request concerning room preference and was delighted that we could meet yours. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Our stay here was comfortable. The rooms are priced for the "economy" traveler and thought the price was very fair. Our room was very clean and comfortable- just what we needed for an early evening arrival and early morning departure. The Lodge's location is very close to several fast food and family restaurants.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We thank you for you time and your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms comfortable. We know you have a choice and are glad you choose the River Lodge for your home away from home. We hope you stay with us again and are able to give us a 5 star review.
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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the River Lodge. The front desk help Branwen was helpful and friendly, you can tell she enjoys her job. The room was clean. Branwen made sure we had everything we needed the next morning since we were staying another night. We would recommend this hotel to travelers.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for review, me and my staff are happy to have loyal guests like you. We appreciate you noticing the excellent customer service Branwen provides. Come back us stay with us during hunting season and take advantage of the great deals we are running. During hunting season you will also be able to try our new breakfast menu just for our hunters. Again thank you so much for business and your kind comments
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Morrison, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ron and all the front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. I was amazed by the "pet friendly" attidude of the staff. I greatly appreciate this being a hunter. The Lodge was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very satisfying. The fact they provide a freezer for guests game and fish was also a huge bonus. Every time I return to Pierre,SD I will certainly stay here. It is a great value for the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Sean,

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your business and your time to share your kind words on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed our locked freezer space we provide for hunters. We are happy to be a pet friendly hotel and glad you recognized our special hospitality our staff offers to our fury friends especially the giant dog treats we offer. We welcome all hunters and their Dogs and look forward to seeing you next year.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

ron has always been very helpfull. I stay there quite often and have always been treated very well. have recommended River Lodge to many of my friends. enjoy the breakfast provided.DavidFrankman Sioux Falls, So.Dak.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rick P, Owner at River Lodge, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for a great review David. We appreciate your business and are lucky to have great staff like Ron here to serve you year after year. We are consistently improving are breakfast and hope you enjoyed our hunting special of Sausage patties an scrambled eggs. Thank you for your referrals and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Address: 713 W. Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Pierre
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at the River Lodge We Welcome you as family and pamper you like guests. We offer Better Value than any Franchised Name Brand Hotel on the Strip. We are a mid sized 47 room Locally Owned and Operated hotel, we are not part of any big chain but offer better bigger rooms, better hospitality at a lower rate. The Hotel is under new ownership and is becoming better than ever. We just recently upgraded our High Speed Wireless Internet to be even faster and stronger than before and our business travelers love it. All our rooms apart from our economy rooms now have Microwaves and Fridges with many rooms having a spacious Freezer compartment right in your room. We also have a large freezer if you need to use a bigger one too. We have just finished upgrading our lobby area with large flat screen TV, new lighting and an upgraded breakfast menu. For Breakfast we now feature Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, fresh make your own malted waffles, Four different types of cereal, different types of bagels, toast bar, donuts, English muffins, different flavored instant Oatmeal’s, yogurt, fresh orange juice, fresh coffee, herbal Teas. In the Afternoon join us for a fresh baked cookie reception with fresh baked cookies daily with either ice cold lemonade during the hot summer days or hot coffee and tea during the colder days. No matter what the weather is we always have hot Coffee in our Lobby for our guests. We have started to upgrade our rooms with the latest and the greatest with many rooms now featuring High Efficiency AC units, CFL Bulbs in all our rooms to help save our environment, new BIG 42” HD LED TV’s for your viewing pleasure and i-Phone Docking station Alarm clock radio so you can wake up to your favorite music in our new executive rooms. Stay tuned to our face book page to see all our latest improvements. All our rooms now feature our new upgraded bathroom amenities and bedding, Coffee makers, hair dryers, Iron and Ironing boards, Writing desk and lamp, and many rooms feature comfy relaxing arm chairs for you to relax in and read a book if you choose. If you like to work out then we have special free one day gym passes just for our guests courtesy of River City Fitness. We have plenty of Boat Parking with plug-in, truck and trailer parking and special Motorcycle parking and bike wash during Sturgis Rally week. Many of our rooms on our upper floor have a River view. We have 24-Hour Desk Service, Valet Laundry service if you need and a Business center with High Speed Internet with Fax and Copy service. Choose the River Lodge for your next stay in Pierre and be part of our family of guests. ... more   less 
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