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Best Western Graham's
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Murdo
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin
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146 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed October 3, 2009

We picked this hotel by the recommendations of others. We were driving from WI to the South West with a stop in the Mt. Rushmore area. I'd say the reviews give a very accurate view of the hotel, but I still didn't expect the room to be so well appointed (well, the tissue is pretty crummy, so we'll skip that little detail). It reminded me of a small Hampton Inn with the decorating, pillows and touches. The sink was new, separate toilet/shower had a curved shower rod, clean grouting. The hotel itself is from the early 60's but they've done a terrific job. Actually, when we walked I realized it was the exact same set up as the Egg Harbor Lodge in Door County, WI that we stayed at recently. That was a bit bizarre. The nice part about that is the sink is tucked away behind a wall with the toilet separate.

One drawback, not their fault is lack of places to eat. I'd suggest eating further out, as the local diner was borderline. I wish we had eaten in Chamberlain instead. The Days Inn is right across the street, other hotels near by on this quiet, main street only a few minutes from I90.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

Very clean and tidy. Our room had plenty of room to it - not the typical smashed hotel room. Only complaint was the breakfast room - very small and really nowhere to sit after about 8 people show up.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Illinois
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

As one reviewer mentioned...we were a little leary as well when we first pulled into the hotel, but were pleasantly surprised once we got to our room. The room was very clean and looked to be recently remodeled. The staff was very friendly and happy to help with any questions. There was a continental breakfast included...donuts, cereal, bagels, etc.. which was just fine with my family. It was a good place to stay on our way to the Badlands & Yellowstone.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Wisconsin
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2009

We weren't all that impressed when we pulled into the parking lot, but the room (and the bathroom) were super clean and the beds were comfortable. Check-in was easy, the clerk was friendly, and the rate was very reasonable. What more could you want??

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Milwaukee, WI
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Reviewed June 27, 2009

We arrived at Graham's Best Western in Murdo, SD at about 4:00 p.m., the front desk was tended by a very friendly woman who signed us in and went into detail about the facility and where everything was located.

The room was very large and very clean and comfortable. There was a swimming pool in the front portion of the parking lot with deck chairs all around. Murdo is a small town with one or two resturants, the desk clerk gave us her recommendation and we went there. Nothing memorable was served.

Continental breaksfast in the morning consisted of coffee, tea and juices, cereal and doughnuts.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2009

First off, Murdo is a very small town. But for us, it was a great place to stop after a full day of driving.

This motel definitely exceeded our expectations. Check-in was fast, the staff very friendly, and the rooms clean and roomy.

The only small negative point is that in a room near ours, there were very loud kids. If the walls were a bit thicker, I'm sure it would not have been as bad.

But overall, I definitely recommend this place if you have to stay in Murdo.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Green Bay, WI
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

Graham's Best Western was an awesome choice for our trip. Close to I90, easy to find. My husband called it "quite a little gem". Super clean, nicely appointed. For the $60 rate the bed compared to the best I have ever slept in. The bathroom was spotless, the staff genuinely friendly. Really a great value.

  • Stayed May 2009
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Property: Best Western Graham's
Address: 301 West 5th Street, Murdo, SD 57559
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Murdo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Murdo
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Graham's 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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