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“I wouldn't stay here again.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kadoka
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“I wouldn't stay here again.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Very basic motel, nothing special-just a place to sleep for the night. Just so-so in every way except the woman checking us in was very nice. Someone pulled the fire alarm at the unsecured exit at midnight and the staff didn't really know what to do. In fact the volunteer fire department people that came 10 to 15 later didn't check rooms or verify everything was okay. Luckily we found another place to stay
in Rapid City the next day. Stay someplace else if you can. If this is all you can book just know its not going to be a great experience.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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65 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

I stayed here because of its location on the east side of Badlands and because of good experiences at other hotels in this chain. It had some good points, most notably the friendly staff at reception and the fluffy towels in the room, which put to shame those at many higher rated hotels. But against this there was no coffee maker in the room and the breakfast was thin and of poor quality, unless you are a fan of biscuits and gravy, which I’m not. It was also quite expensive given its basic facilities.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PSKT
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Feels like the Bates Hotel since Kadoka, SD is made up of this hotel and a gas station or two. The owner is a bit spooky scatterbrained and awkward yet if I lived in Kadoka I would be too!

Given that Kadoka is "the Gateway to the Badlands National Park," this is as close as you can get coming from the East (25 miles away) without staying in the one location within the park (Cedar Pass Lodge). If you're coming from the West, I'd recommend staying in Wall, SD.

-Smoky, mildew smell
-Pet-friendly and offers both smoking and non-smoking rooms
-It may take a while for them to find your reservation (especially if it was done online)
-Free Wi-Fi
-An ultra simple continental breakfast that is set up the night prior

What can you expect for $65 bucks a night?

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Richie D
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Parker, Colorado
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253 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This use to be a Super 8, and they left.
Rooms were nothing special, but there was hot water, and they are Pet friendly.
Breakfast if that's what you could call it was a disgrace.
Not even good coffee.
We packed up and left and went to Wall Drug in Wall SD for breakfast.
If you are thinking about stopping in Kadoka - don't.
Drive the extra 50 odd miles and have a decent range of Hotels and Motels to choose from.
Never again.

Room Tip: Don't stay here. Drive the extra 50 miles to Wall.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fogsworld
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Macomb, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

While the rooms were clean and decent, the real gem at this stop is the helpful couple that manage the facility. Drive around Kadoka and you won't find a better place. While it's not a five-star hotel, you will find clean rooms at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gracie W
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wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

There really are not many options in the Badlands area, so America's Best was a much appreciated, convenient find during our July 2012 road trip. They welcome pets (in designated pet rooms) with a manageable upcharge. Friendly and helpful staff, exceptionally clean, and good quality beds. Although the morning breakfast itself was decidely average, it still was fun to chat with other travelers about sites to see, travel plans, etc. Probably the absolute best you can expect from this category of hotel - we'd stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank larsch
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

On our road trip, we chose this place (ahead of time) to sleep for the night and be at Badlands the next morning. Check in was fine, it seems like the hotel is run by a couple who live on site. Our room was non-smoking but it seem like owners smoked and/or someone else had been smoking in the lobby/hallway. The ceiling was low and stairs narrow; I felt like I was staying in someone's home. This hotel served it's purpose, a place to sleep. Did I expect anything better in the middle of nowhere? No I didn't so we made do. We skipped breakfast..... Badlands NP is about 20 min drive away.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anthony31
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 401 South Dakota Hwy, Jct I-90 and Hwy 73, Kadoka, SD 57543
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Kadoka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kadoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Americas Best Value Inn is centrally located in Kadoka, South Dakota. Our facility offers spacious Guest Rooms. All our Guest Rooms are furnished with High-Speed Internet Access, Cable TV, Complimentary Local Calls, and Wakeup Service. We also provide a fresh Complimentary Continental Breakfast. For business travelers we offer Fax and Copy service. We have a Dining Room which can be converted to a Meeting Room. Our courteous and experienced Front Desk staff is here to assist you 24/7. ... more   less 
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