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608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Wall
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“great night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

we recently took a trip to yellowstone with our grandkids, on the way home we stayed in Wall to visit Wall drug and stayed at the Sunshine Hotel. From check in to check out it was really nice.
I am somewhat of a hotel snob, but the room was clean, comfortable and quiet and the price is amazing. They definitely are doing something right here. Within walking distance to Wall and the kids enjoyed themselves even though there was no swimming pool. If ever I am in the area again that will be a stop for me.

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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for the nice comments. Groups with children are at a big advantage when they stay at the Sunshine Inn because of our short distance from the world famous Wall Drug Store, which is less than a block away on Main Street and very easy for families to visit, both as groups or individually, with everybody going back and forth easily and quickly. No need to pack the family and friends into a car, only to deal with parking and the cumbersome demands of loading and unloading . That you found your room to be an "amazing" value only adds to the pleasure that we had in hosting you. Best of luck with your further travels, which we hope will wind back our way again sometime. We'd certainly love to host you here again! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Manteca, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Clearly Mark Twain must have met John, the owner of the Sunshine Inn. Though there was thunder and lightning just outside the door, within was the peace and warmth the inn’s name implied! While on vacation with my mom and our friend, our plans took a detour and we ended up in Wall, SD. I was nervous about finding a place to stay, but unnecessarily so. I walked into the office of the Sunshine Inn and John took it from there. He was friendly and helpful and didn't bat an eye when I asked if I could see the room first. The room was clean, the beds were comfy, and the price was right--what more could you want? Hankering to walk around Wall Drug? Great--it's just down the street! Interested in touring the beautiful Badlands? Perfect--it's about a 10 minute drive to the entrance (which is perfect for catching the sunrise/sunset colors)! Looking for great conversation? Excellent--head to the office and John will be ready with it! I hope to visit Wall again and, when I do, you can bet I’ll be staying at the Sunshine Inn!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for the kind personal remarks, We try to maintain the friendliest face possible here at the Sunshine Inn and gratefully appreciate any feedback that calls attention to our efforts. Sharing information and ideas about our home region is the real fun of our business. It's easy for us to maintain a confident and cheerful bearing here at the Sunshine Inn because we're so confident about our rooms and the value we give to our customers. As you note "the room was clean, the beds were comfy, and the price was right." Add to that our list of available amenities and our complimentary orange juice, sweet rolls and coffee that are available every morning at our "Quick Start Nook" in the office, and we think that the value and comfort at the Sunshine Inn can't be beat. Your visit and your more-than-gracious comments here are a pleasant experience for us. We certainly hope you come by and stay with us again! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

The owner really went out of his way to make our stay the best as possible. We have a service dog & there wasn't any problem. My fiancé couldn't say enough about him & we will always pick this hotel if we're in the Badlands area again!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for staying and commenting here. Personal care and attention come naturally at the Sunshine Inn, where we try to get to know our customers and share our insights and knowledge about this area we call home. We'll make special arrangements for service animals on request--just part of our way of doing things and, in your traveling companion's case, an extra show of appreciation for service to our country. Please travel with my best wishes and gratitude. With luck, your travels will bring you back here, where you can always count on a warm welcome. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Older decor but super clean. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful. The only part I was concerned about was the small parking lot with a full sized van.
Your are right next to wall drug, you can walk 300 ft and your there.
Perfect!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for the nice remarks. Though "perfect" his hard to beat, we continue to try to improve on what we do in every respect. Your concerns about parking your van should have been allayed by the fact that we have six extra deep parking spaces in our parking lot, perfect for oversize pickups, vans, even vehicles with small trailers. Should you or any other customer have need for one of those spaces, a quick call ahead of your arrival with a "heads up" about your vehicle will insure that you get a space that is more than large enough to accommodate your vehicle. Meantime, thanks again for your stay and the kindness of your remarks here. Sure hope we see you again! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Junction City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was a great steal of a deal for our stay . A very basic room but the beds and pillows were so very comfy that it made it hard to get rolling in the morning. The room was very clean and tidy. Everything was in walking distance and the staff at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thanks for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your positive thoughts here. We take a lot of pride in providing our guests with excellent bedding, replacing our mattresses and pillows on a regular rotation the ensures comfort and support throughout our facility. And when it comes to clean, we're fastidious and thorough. Very little escapes the attention of our trained staff. As you note, our office personnel strive to be friendly and helpful, which comes naturally when everyone in the office has confidence in the quality of our rooms. We couldn't be happier that your made note of these qualities and mentioned them here. Thanks again for the kind remarks. We most certainly hope we'll see you again! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is my favorite place to stay when headed west. Nice, clean basic room at a VERY good price. Not fancy...but I am a simple man with simple needs. It's also very nice to be able to walk downtown. John the owner is on site and always has the coffee pot going at 6:30am.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thanks for the kind remarks. We appreciate the return visits and the enthusiastic endorsement. We take a lot of pride in offering good quality lodging that suits most travelers' needs at a competitive price. Value is the name of our game here. Hope to see you on your next time through! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I came back again this year and John (the owner) has a real knack for making one feel welcome. He is quite helpful with directions, recommendations, and stories of local history. If you decide to stay here walk to the lobby and have a coffee and danish (both complimentary) and spend a few minutes talking to John. I will guarantee you will learn some new interesting information about the area.

The rooms are clean and quiet, and the prices are very reasonable. I will be returning again next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thanks for the visit and the kind remarks. There's really no greater endorsement of a business like this than a return visit, so your choice to come back to the Sunshine Inn is already one in which we take a great deal of pride and satisfaction--your time to write a second positive review of your experience is particularly appreciated. As you know by now, I have a "love affair" with the prairies and history of this region and take a lot of pleasure in sharing my knowledge of the area with interested customers. That some useful information and handy tips materialize during the process makes the experience all the more worthwhile. On behalf of the whole staff at the Sunshine Inn, I thank you for staying with us and certainly hope we'll get a chance to see you again. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Address: 608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Wall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
26 rooms approved by American Automobile Association, one block from Wall Drug Store, free Wi Fi, complimentary juice, rolls, and coffee in the morning. Clean and well-maintained, very competitive rates--locally and independently owned, with owner on premises. ... more   less 
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