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Hailey, Idaho
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72 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lovely drive winding up to the Needles Eye, we saw visitors coming down a hiking trail & decided to go! It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the trail challenging, but fun. The views were incredible. Hunger set in so we turned in to Sylvan Lake Lodge for lunch. Service was impeccable! Our two toddler grandchildren were treated royally. In... More 

Thank Olivekat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean rooms, friendly staff, and a beautiful view. The lodge restaurant had speedy and courteous staff, and although a little under-staffed, brought us our orders quickly and correctly. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank Sherster22
Knoxville, Tennessee
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264 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first time to visit this park and lodge. The staff was friendly and the views are impressive. There are walking trails down to the lake and along the ridge. If only in the area for one night, we recommend arriving as close to check-in as possible. This will give you plenty of time to explore the lodge,... More 

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South Dakota
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is rustic. I knew that when I booked a lodge room. I was delighted that I could get a room at all having tried for years for a last minute cancellation on an impulse trip to the Hills during high season. I stayed in the oldest part of the lodge. The room was small and on the top floor.... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Mt Rushmore and before going to see the Crazy Horse Monument, took a slight detour to the Sylvan Lake Lodge for lunch. Great setting up in the mountains with a wonderful dining room including a large stone fireplace. I started with the Tomato Basil Soup followed by the Reuben sandwich. Both were excellent. My wife had the classic... More 

Thank John M
Minneapolis MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have always loved coming here but this time we definitely noticed it needs some TLC. We were there after Labor Day so all the college students who usually work there were gone. The staff that was there appeared overworked. Our bathroom was nice enough with two sinks and a good shower. We liked our balcony. We... More 

Thank Lindak1221
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a two bed room with balcony. The fabrics are dated and somewhat musty but the view was nice and the room adequate for our stay. We were gone most of the day only to return at evening to shower and to go to bed. The bulbs in the lamps were of low wattage so the room was darker... More 

Thank Popeyebird
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend it. Cute, old hotel with all the old lodge charm - huge stone fireplace, great outdoor deck, majesty of Sylvan Lake. Restaurant and bar on site with good food and drinks. I've stayed at a lot of national and state park lodges- they are usually not updated. Sylvan Lake was nice but I will say for $175/night... More 

Thank T J
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip through the Black Hills. Custer State Park is amazing. The Wildlife Loop a great ride. The Needles highway wonderful. The park is A+. Then there's this place. Dated would be kind. The mattress was definitely 20th century. The towels were anything but fluffy. The room was cramped and due to the way it was arranged, one's... More 

Thank DMK62563

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New Castle, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

On our past visit we stayed in a cabin and we were hoping to do that again. However, with making this reservation at the last minute, we were booked in the lodge. The room was fabulous, with a balcony, wonderful bed and bedding. The dining proved to be excellent and the servers were a delight.

Thank sjsNewCastle_IN
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This accommodation is located on Custer State Park's Sylvan Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Lake Lodge

Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-5201
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvan Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
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