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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: Good location, Friendly desk attendant (although English was an issue), Never felt unsafe, Wi-fi worked CONS- Reeked of bad food smells, Dirty room (hair in shower and sink, sticky juice or something on nightstand), No mention of breakfast (not that we would have eaten anything), Overall gross

Thank Pendarella
Mequon, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think we may have been the only ones there, besides the family that owns it. It was very quiet. I imagine it would be a lot louder if school was in. We checked in late, but they were prepared for us. You do have free wifi, but they have to give you a code. They did not give that... More 

Thank Britt M
Berryville, Virginia
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice room. Very roomy. Excellent king bed. It took awhile to cool off because the A/C was completely off. If I knew about the A/C I would have gone to dinner while it was cooling. Once the room cooled off it was really very nice.

Thank Bill H
Oakland, California
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Our room was comfortable, but the place, as a whole is really getting run down and dingy. Several different devices in our room were either unplugged or needed some kind of managing before they would work properly. The manager was very good about coming and fixing them. A very nice man. On the same score, the breakfast was almost abominable.... More 

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San Francisco
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56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Prairie Inn looked quite nice from the outside but it seems pretty run down. The owner could not have been nicer responding to our needs, however. The breakfast buffet was pretty awful. The milk curdled and the butter was rancid. No hot water, no tea bags, messy environment. I wish I could say something nice but afraid I cannot.

Thank BerylV
Marshall, Minnesota
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130 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

First stayed here 3 years ago and I was impressed for a small rural hotel. Stayed here again this past month and I was disappointed. Walls were noticeably dirty, light switch in the bathroom had to be wiggled to work, sheet rock was rotting by the shower and had been covered up with masking tape and paint (which was peeling).... More 

Thank jeffswmn
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44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

When I made our reservation I was told we could make use of our CLC membership rate but once there, since there was a large event in town, we had to pay full price which was $103. We've had better stays in $60 a night rooms. For two of us the room was stocked with just two very thin bath... More 

Thank Vickie K
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This conveniently located hotel is just fine. For an independent hotel, I found the price to be too high. Our first floor room was clean and roomy, but there were some poorly repaired spots on the wall in the bathroom that I would not expect in a $100/night room. That, combined with just two pillows per bed, and old-school blankets... More 

Thank ArtisticGardener
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our family of four stayed at this hotel on July 20, 2015. We were on the first floor on the north side of the hotel, and the room was as I expected after reading others' reviews. The carpet was stained and a portion of the bathroom wall by the shower had obviously been replastered. The front desk staff was friendly,... More 

Thank M S
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, carb laden breakfast that should keep us full all day lol! Friendly staff. 7 miles off 29 but thank God I found a room, everything was booked between Sioux Falls and Sioux City. Nice beds, nice bathroom, flat screens with many channels. After tenting all week it felt luxurious lol

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are priviliged to have you as our guest. We welcome you to our property everytime you visit Vermillion. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only full service hotel in Vermillion. The Prairie Inn is attached to Howlers a restaurant and lounge, there is also a bowling alley in our complex. The Prairie Inn was recently remodeled inside and out.We feature all flat screen TVs, new beds,and refrigerators/microwaves.We are most proud of is our real dakota hospitality! We are located across from the Dakota Dome and adjcent to the University of South Dakota. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prairie Inn

Address: 916 N Dakota St, Vermillion, SD 57069-1201
Location: United States > South Dakota > Vermillion
Price Range: $87 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Prairie Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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