I chose this hotel as a fan of the Deadwood TV series. The overall experience was pretty nice. Slot machines on the ground floor and comfy, old-fashioned rooms. It is important to note as a historic hotel, the rooms aren't equipped with modern amenities like microwaves and refrigerators and usb-outlets. The room was clean and well-lit and the bed was comfy. My only complaint was waiting at the front desk for about 20 minutes for someone to show up. Lastly, the location is very central and ideal for exploring Deadwood.
This place has to have the absolute hardest mattresses and the worst pillows on the planet. Also avoid eating in the restaurant there the food is amazingly awful. They excelled at one thing and that is completely destroying something as simple as biscuits and gravy. Not to mention the really friendly server we had. She was really thrilled to have customers she had to deal with.
Booked a stay here mostly for the historic nature of the hotel. We found our room clean and it was comfortable. Even having a casino directly below us we found the hotel to be fairly quiet. Parking was available for guests across the street but very limited space for parking long enough to unload and load. Right in the heart of downtown and walking around for sites, food, and beverages was no problem.
Enjoyed the hotel as far as the historic aspect of things. The room was fine and clean, elevator was extremely slow. The problem that we had was when we got home we realized that we had forgot a couple of items in the room. We called back to see if the items had been found. The person we talked to said that she would check it out and get back to us. We never heard a word back. A month or so later we happened to be back in Deadwood and stopped in. The clerk at the desk seemed to be quite aware of the incident, laughed about it and offered no help. Probably won't ever stay again
Since we were visiting an old cowboy town it only made sense to stay in an old cowboy hotel. Yes there are more up dated, newer hotels in Deadwood, but this one was really special. It was built in the 1800s had an old staircase leading up to the rooms (plus an elevater) there was a saloon and casino in the lobby, lots of huge mirrors and velvet seating all around. I really expected to see Wild Bill Hicock come strolling by! The hotel is reportedly haunted, sadly we didn't see any ghosts during our stay. But it was located right in the middle of old downtown all the shops and restaurants were within easy walking distance. We had a wonderful time there and will certainly visit again!!