We stayed at the Dakotah Lodge for one night on 08/27/14. This hotel was such a nice surprise. Our room was newly remodeled and very nice. There was a work station, a big leather chair with accompanying ottoman, a mini fridge, microwave, and a cute baby coffeemaker. The bed was so comfortable that I hated to crawl out of it in the morning. The bedding appears to be of a lightweight type which can be laundered between every customer instead of the icky bedspreads that are reused over and over that you find at other hotels. The included breakfast is in a very cute country kitchen setting and the food was standard hot breakfast bar type food that is found in hotels, but still very good. There is a wonderful courtyard with a fireplace that made me wish we were staying another night, so we could actually enjoy it (we arrived very late).
The hotel is still hard at work remodeling their pool area, but it looks like it will be a good time when it is completed. The staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive.
Also of note, our room had a slight "chemical" like smell upon first entering the room that I think came from the new carpet, but it was very slight and not noticeable after just a few minutes. I'm sure the problem will dissipate after a short time.
If I find myself in the Sioux Falls area again, I look forward to staying at the Dakotah Lodge again