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2 reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Nothing fancy about this place, but it was clean and had all of the necessities. An inexpensive motel, but the manager actually cooks the breakfast herself. If you don't want what she's preparing, she'll fix you something else. The breakfast room is like being in a friend's kitchen.

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California City, California
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This motel is off the beaten path. It is located in a quiet and peaceful spot. The rooms are furnished with old furniture. My grandmother had the same chairs and I remember my little sister had the same bedspread when she was 7 years old. However, the room was spotless. It was very, very clean. The bed was super comfortable.... More 

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mothersd, General Manager at BEST WESTERN U-Bar Motel, responded to this review

Please be advised that the furniture in the rooms is about 5 years old and we do not have bedspreads -- that was a duvet and cover. We appreciate your business and thank your for your review about the cleanliness of our small motel. More 

Miami, FL
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Made a pit stop on the way home from vacationing in Montana...arrived at 11pm at night and driving on the gravel road, it felt like we were heading into the cornfields but by morning realized it is in a nice residential area...the manager informed us they mostly serve the Ortman chiropractor clinic which is nearby...looks like it's a converted mom... More 

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Libby, Montana
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Good for passing through, and apparently a lot of people stay here for the chiropractor nearby It looks sketchy from the outside, but it seems to be in a safe area. The only trouble is the noise. I had a hard time sleeping because every time someone shut a door it would echo throughout the building. It was cheap though,... More 

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Great Smoky Mountains
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Best Western seems to be improving on the quality of their properties in the last few years. This place does not fall into the "improved" category. Now understand, this property is not bad. The room is clean and what you would expect from a slightly better than average Mom and Pop hotel. But we were surprised to see it is... More 

Thank livet0ride
Red Boiling Springs
2 reviews
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Greatly enjoyed the stay. The accommodations were great & the town was very interesting. If we are in South Dakota again we will definitely visit this place and possibly take advantage of the clinic in town.

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Thank Marsha T
South Lebanon, Ohio, Usa
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here two years ago and it is as good as the last time. Check-in was a breeze and the desk attendant was very friendly. After returning from dinner, I went to the front desk to obtain a wifi password. Jim, the owner, was at the desk and I talked to him for a few minutes. Just as personable... More 

Thank Maddog1947
Pierre, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed June 9, 2016

I stopped here on the way to a business event. Ar first I thought it was hard to get to, but just followed the signs. The motel is quiet, clean, and hearing birds singing was a plus. The Check In man was no end of helpful and gave me all the details I needed. Got up the next morning and... More 

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Thank Daniel B
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2 reviews
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have traveled through SD many times, but this time were delayed in our departure. I looked for a Best Western Hotel at approximately the right distance (length of time) between Winnipeg and Denver and found this BW property. It is a hidden Gem. The 'Staff" were the "owners" who said that they prided themselves on the cleanliness. It certainly... More 

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Brownwood, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Owners Judy and Jim Hale are awesome! They were attentive to all my needs starting with my late arrival for the evening of my return. Judy fixed a virtually made to order breakfast with REAL eggs, not the curdley ones at larger hotels. She was cheerful. Jim started my room heater prior to my late arrival on a chilly night.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN U-Bar Motel

Address: 130 W Ash Street, PO Box 97, Canistota, SD 57012-2009
Location: United States > South Dakota > Canistota
Price Range: $68 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN U-Bar Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Room 11 WiFi is slow.”
 of 5 bubbles livet0ride, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“Just tell Judy or Jim what you need. They will work to fill your needs!”
 of 5 bubbles mrs281, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“Very small one level motel.....I would guess all the rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles mfjayhawk, Sep 22, 2014 | Read review
“I don't think there would be a bad room at this place.”
 of 5 bubbles Maddog1947, Sep 15, 2014 | Read review
“I was in a no-smoking, no-cooking room, but I am told they have kitchenette rooms, too.”
 of 5 bubbles KansasCityFellow, Jul 24, 2014 | Read review
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