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“Perfect place to stay while visiting the black hills”
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Lantern Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hill City B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My fiance and I just returned from our trip out west which consisted of a 3 night stay in Hill City. We were very pleased with the Lantern Inn. The rates were reasonable, the room was great, you cannot beat the location and there was a hot tub (but we didn't get to use it because we were so busy). In addition to the facility being top notch, it really helps that the owner Drew is onsite and makes sure you are taken care of...whether it be giving advice on what to do during your stay or providing a basic continental breakfast.

- Brad

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Brad H
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the Lantern Inn on three separate occasions this summer, and have been thrilled with the facility and it's owner Drew each time. The rooms have recently been updated and are cozy and comfortable, and the rates are more than reasonable. Drew, who recently bought the hotel, is so friendly, and enjoys visiting and getting to know his guests. During our stay this year during Sturgis week, my husband's motorcycle broke down in Spearfish leaving us stranded there. Drew was nice enough to offer his pick up to our friends, who were also staying at the Lantern, so they could come and pick us up. Now that is service well above and beyond!! We will be back next summer!!

Stayed: August 2012
5  Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were lucky to find such a nice place with reasonable rates, clean, quiet and convenient! Even a nice hot tub to relax in, and the owner, Drew, a friendly fellow who knows the area. Best of luck from J & C, we hope to be back to spend more time.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Seish
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed there last week and had a great time. The place is little outdated and small, but it was so clean and friendly. Drew (the new owner) was great so was his mom. It seemed like the guest would leave during the day and return for cocktail hour, He has a grill there for the guest to use so we cooked out. The grocery store is dirctly across the street so it made it very handy. We meet alot of friendly people from all over. Our next return to Hill City we will stay there. Good luck to Drew!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank travelerGreenBay_WI
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

A nice young man has recently taken over operations at this hotel. He is a wonderful young man and is taking very good care of this place. It is a little dated , but he is working on updates. Hill city is very close to all the local attractions and a very nice town to stay in! So if you want to stay in a place that is a little quaint, but clean, and feel at home,stay here!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Pauline P
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This motel has been around for some time, but is well maintained and updated. Bed's were very comfortable. Rooms are a ittle crowded, but adequate. Owners have been here for a number of years, are very friendly and have many repeat customers

Room Tip: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, 1880 Train
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank mwsmithmn
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Our family went on a vacation and stayed at the Lantern Inn for three nights. The rooms were spotless and the staff was so friendly and helpful. There was an outdoor swimming pool and spa. The location was very close to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park and Keystone. Desperados was a very good restaurant in downtown Hill City.

I would definitely stay here on my next visit to South Dakota and would recommend it to friends and family!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank SueMAppleton
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Address: 580 Main St, (for mail): P.O. Box 744 Hill City, Hill City, SD 57745-2006
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Hill City
Price Range: $73 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lantern Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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