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“Great value for standard room” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish

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Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   323 South 27th Street, I-90 Exit 14 South, Spearfish, SD 57783   |  
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Spearfish
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

rooms were way bigger than expected and nicely furnished.staff was great, shower heads were short but that was the only issue. will be back again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Staff was very nice and extra accommodating when we needed an early check-in. Breakfast was fine, with standard fare, some items were a little stale. Biscuits w/gravy was a nice touch on weekend. Indoor pool and game area is nice for families and groups. Took a walk thru the adjacent pizza buffet restaurant and kept on going (it was a little late 8:30PM) as no salad bar/closed, limited pizza etc.

Rooms were a little eclectic and all three 1st floor rooms that we booked had a slight odor. Got the impression that there may have been a water event at one time and the carpets had gotten wet. Rooms in general were clean. No bad bad, but could of been nicer.

Small 5-6 game "casino" was fine. Had a slight smoke smell from days gone by.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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J_Tordsen, Owner at Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for recognizing my staff as they work hard to make sure our guests are happy with their stay. I apologize the complementary breakfast was not as fresh as it should have been. I can only guess that the bread was what disappointed you, I will admit it is hard to keep it oven fresh. In the 18 months we have owned this hotel, 33 of the 64 rooms have been remodeled and 100% of the public areas have been done. Remodeling around here never stops and is more aggressive in the winter months. Thank you for taking time to write a review, it can't be fixed if we do not realize its broke. We do truly appreciate your patronage.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Would like to see the cleaning with natural products instead of bleach. Shacklee makes a germiside cleaning for tables which kill 100% of germs and no harmful smells. We used it when I cleaned hotel rooms in the hills many years ago and we use it at home.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish

Address: 323 South 27th Street, I-90 Exit 14 South, Spearfish, SD 57783
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Spearfish
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Spearfish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Spearfish 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Howard Johnson has a strong mission to provide its guests with a home away from home. We promise to deliver the best and most sincere service while you relax and enjoy your time in either your room, our indoor-heated pool, hot tub, arcade, lobby, or casino. We provide free WiFi, continental breakfast, and parking. We are looking forward to having you stay with us on your next visit! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Spearfish
Best Western Spearfish
Spearfish Best Western

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