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Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lead
Certificate of Excellence
Hill City, South Dakota
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great service and location for an OK hotel”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The good: friendly people, location, views from the room, beautiful lobby, pet friendly, comfortable beds
the bad: lack of amenities, dated hotel, not the cleanest, knowledge of staff is hit or miss, overpriced, the only available restaurant is not great and also overpriced

Overall we concluded we would not stay here again. It's not worth the cost although our experience wasn't horrible. We could stay at the Days Inn for half the price and the same room. You have to really be intent on staying in the canyon for this to be worth it.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Custer Suite for one night -- what a beautiful property! The lobby has an abundance of seating in front of a gorgeous fireplace; the lobby and the hallways both are lined with beautiful pictures and paintings of South Dakota scenes. The Custer Suite also had an electric fireplace right there in the room, a beyond comfortable bed, and large bathroom. The view of Spearfish Canyon is unmatched, as you can see the scenery right out the bedroom window. Though it was winter, the roads were well-plowed.

Room Tip: For a quieter stay, ask to be away from the laundry room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMLinda, Manager at Spearfish Canyon Lodge, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the Custer Suite. I also appreciate your tip about the laundry room creating some noise inn that area and we will be taking steps to avoid that in the future. Again, thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Oakland, CA
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel in a beautiful canyon. The rooms were nice and in keeping with the rustic decor and setting. My only complaint was not enough light to read by. All the staff were very friendly. No cell service but free wifi. Nice Hikes in the surrounding area.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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PA
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

This lodge was built in 1995 and has all the modern conveniences including free wifi, which is good since there is no cell service. The lodge and adjacent restaurant are beautiful, rooms are comfortable with nice beds, free coffee, in room and in lobby. The staff is very friendly, the wait staff at the restaurant was excellent, especially Danielle.
The location is great, with server all excellent trails, plus many non established trails to explore. I would recommend at least to nights to properly enjoy the surroundings, more nights would be even better.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Massillon, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at the lodge for 1 night and were wishing we were staying longer! What a beautiful place and the scenery is amazing! The rooms were decorated so nicely and so clean! We walked to the nearby falls which was so pretty. The restaurant across the street was delicious too! The staff was so nice in the lodge and in the restaurant. Such a great place to relax, enjoy the stream and all the surroundings! Definately recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the end of July. We enjoyed the scenery, room and hotel across the street. We hiked to the falls and enjoyed watching the American Dippers. The week of Rally, the restaurant changes the menu, which is a little bit disappointing (the rally menu is good, but not as varied). The rooms have a nice, lodge feel to them. The gift shop inside is fun, too.

Room Tip: all rooms looked nice. Avoid Rally, unless you are on a motorcycle!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights and had a fantastic experience. Room was excellent, clean, comfortable bedding, with a fireplace and comfy robes!!!! Restaurant was yummy, yummy, yummy....breakfasts were awesome! Lot's of good choices for dinner and lunch! Great overall lodge with friendly staff and interesting décor...I can't recommend this lodge enough!!!!!

This is the perfect quiet place to get away too!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Address: 10169 Roughlock Falls Road, Lead, SD 57783
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Lead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spearfish Canyon Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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