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580 Main St (for mail): P.O. Box 744 Hill City, Hill City, SD 57745-2006
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Hill City
Family owned and operated motel with 18 rooms and room front parking. We have a outdoor pool and hot tub,grills and picnic tables and a fire pit. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and a private trout stream located on the property with a great fishing lake right across the road. Only 2 blocks from downtown Hill city attractions and a short drive to the world famous Mt. Rushmore monument.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Mike P wrote a review Sep 2020
Platte, South Dakota11 contributions1 helpful vote
We were looking for an affordable, pet friendly place that was central to all the attractions in the hills and definitely found it and more. Very clean rooms, community atmosphere, many accommodations including grills and grilling utensils, great friendly and accommodating owners! We found our spot to stay while in the hills!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julie L wrote a review Sep 2020
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We stayed here this past Labor Day Weekend, and it was truly a simple, wholesome, great experience. The Lantern Inn is like a little oasis away from home. It feels like home in as many possible ways it can. The owners are amazing. The whole place is great. The kids had a blast running around. There was a huge crew of us razoring and we even were allowed to set up our own cooking area in the parking lot. Such a great place and I can't wait to go back and stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Kristyonthego wrote a review Aug 2020
Manchester, Iowa81 contributions15 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay. There are gas, charcoal and wood grills available for use. There is a small poor and hot tub which we did not use. A stream runs through the property with a foot bridge over it so you can enjoy it. They have done updates to the rooms. The shower was completely tiled and decent size. No breakfast. Drew was super nice and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bestplaces wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Best place we found all summer budget friendly, super clean and comfy little mom and pop hotel. We will not stay anywhere else when traveling in the Black hills of South Dakota. Thank to Drew and Wit for a perfect week.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Larry Pullen wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado1 contribution
I have stayed at the Lantern several times and it has always been a great experience. The rooms are very nice and the owners Drew and Wit are very accommodating to your every need. Conveniently located to all the attractions in the Black Hills.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$70 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesSouth DakotaHill City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lantern Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lantern Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Museum @ Black Hills Institute (0.4 miles), The Farmer's Daughter (0.4 miles), and South Dakota State Railroad Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lantern Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lantern Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lantern Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lantern Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lantern Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alpine Inn, Desperados Cowboy Restaurant, and Bumpin Buffalo Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lantern Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lantern Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Hill City.
Are pets allowed at Lantern Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lantern Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Holy Terror Mini Golf (7.9 miles).