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“Smallest room we've ever stayed in.” 3 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   908 Madill Street, SR 40 E, Keystone, SD 57751   |  
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Smallest room we've ever stayed in.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The room was tiny, the chairs weren't comfortable. The bed (queen) was fine. The site we booked with said this was a two star hotel, it isn't. There are much nicer hotels in Keystone, and the Hills for the money. The breakfast offered few choices.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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352 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The rooms are tiny but clean, the bed is super-soft and crowded between walls and all the furniture is past its prime. Sound-proofing is poor, climate control is good. The smoking rooms are all downstairs and there was no smoke smell in our upstairs room.
Parking immediately outside the building is tight and limited but there are large open parking lots immediately next door and across the road. The main tourist drag is a 15 minute walk away through the old town. It was nice to be out of all that noise and tacky madness and yet still be close to the town and the Monument.
There’s a free, very basic breakfast to tide you over till you can get to somewhere else for a decent meal. Check in and check out took but moments.
I wouldn’t stay here for a long break but for an overnighter why pay more?

Room Tip: Upstairs I suppose is quieter, but there's no lift
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice little place to stay and it was on the outskirts of town. Pool was clean and warm. Hot tub was great! Room was small but everything looked nice. Room did NOT smell like cigarettes. Never heard anyone through the walls. They offered breakfast items such as toast, bagels, muffins, cereal, apples, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffee, and my favorite biscuits and gravy! Only down side was there was no elevator. Staff was very nice and friendly!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, IN
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The hotel is off the beaten-track --tucked back in a small town very close to Mt. Rushmore--, but the value is tremendous. The rooms tend to be small, but clean and comfortable. The indoor pool and spa were really surprisingly nice --in fact, the pool temperature was absolutely perfect! The morning complementary breakfast is not tremendous, but you can get coffee and other basics before heading out to Mt. Rushmore. Very good experience both with the hotel and with the staff.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dime Box, Texas
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207 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Basic Econo Lodge with friendly employees, clean room and convenient location (short drive to Mt. Rushmore and near tourist themed shops). Free internet and breakfast.

Room and bed tight but for $45 a night, we were happy.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was an older hotel with updated rooms. The staff was friendly. Pool was lovely.
We had a suite with a couch that was torn and I reported it. The manager was happy that I reported it and she said it would be taken care of. But on the 2nd day it still hadn't been. Breakfast was not that great at all. Bed was not that good either.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is an older hotel but our room was newer and we liked it. Second floor, large room with convenient back door to the steps. We arrived at night and were glad to get a room. Located near Mt. Rushmore, it was a great find.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 908 Madill Street, SR 40 E, Keystone, SD 57751
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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