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Big Sky Lodge
Ranked #16 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
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Lubbock
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Place to Stay”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

This was a great place to stay! Location perfect! From our room we could see the entire city as they are up on a little hill, but even if you are on the other side it faces the woods. Owner was great and so helpful, and thier cleaning staff could not have been better. I really can not see how you could go wrong staying at this motel, and you will love just hopping on HWY 16 to go to Mt. Rushmore, getting to the Badlands or anywhere else. It does not have a pool, but has a nice hot tub.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

We stayed 4 nights and were very pleased with our accomodations.
They have a fantastic complimentary breakfast from 7-9:30 am. It's owner operated and they treat you the way a guest should be....like good friends.They have a computer in the office area that guests are allowed to use. Very convenient to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. We would stay there again!!

  • Stayed September 2010
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Swift Current, Canada
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

Thank you SO much to Jay (owner) for mailing back my 7 yr old sons manatee stuffed animal......we just received it yesterday and he was SO excited to have it back....It meant EVERYTHING to him to have it returned to him.....appreciate your help in locating it and sending it back...Also, a huge thanks for your hospitality.....we would luv to try the family suite next time as it would be a bit more room for the 5 of us......nonetheless...we enjoyed the hot tub at night and the easy access from the lodge to our adventures the following days we stayed there.........thanks once again! We enjoyed our stay.......

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2010

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we stayed here for 1 night during our trip across Western USA. We were delighted with the views and accomodation at Big Sky Lodge. The property was clean, comfortable and we received a very pleasant welcome. The breakfast was also very good. But the best thing about this lodge is the amazing customer service. My husband forgot to pack his shoes and left them in room at the lodge. When I called the next day, the lodge were really helpful and sent the shoes onto our hotel in Las Vegas. The shoes were there ready and waiting when we arrived. Brilliant!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newark, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2010

We spent one night at Big Sky Lodge while on a week long tour of the Black Hills and Badlands. Like many others have said, this is a no frills, outdated, cheap motel with friendly, helpful owners. The room furnishings are outdated and old. The ac made the room smell mildewy when it was running. The wi-fi signal was so weak I had to go sit outside the office to get on the internet. If you don't mind that kind of stuff, then this is a great bargain and you'll love this place. If you have room in your budget to spend a bit more, though, I'd go someplace else.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Minnesota USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Nice place. Easy to get to location. Had washer/dryer that they said we could use (we ended up at a laundromat-didn't want to inconvenience them). Small room but very quiet end room. Nice touch of fridge and microwave. Outdated bathroom but very clean. Hot tub was a nice touch and not too crowded. Family enjoyed the view from the deck. Friendly staff and owners.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2010

This property is a motel on the southern edge of Rapid City. As the other posts comment, the rooms are very clean, but a but dated as to decor. And, some of the furnishings are a bit worn. The name is a bit deceiving, the property isn't a lodge or a spa. However, there is a hot tub with a nice view and the exterior of the building has a log facade. The main pluses for this property are the extremely helpful owners (Jay and Alicia)--they know a lot about the area and will point you in the right direction--and the price. The included breakfast is ok, mostly store bought baked goods, cereal, fruit, and beverages. The property doesn't have an office staffed 24 hours, so if you run into a problem (we did) you will probably need to wait until the office opens. All in all, the property is a good value for Rapid City. I would give it a 3.5 if we could give fractions.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Big Sky Lodge
Address: 4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5391
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#3 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Business Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Sky Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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