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“Excellent hotel nice value” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dakotah Lodge
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel nice value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very nice hotel for the value I received from my online booking site ! Also I didn't have to ask for two beds it was imediately giving to me when the host saw we were two male cell tower workers.This is appreciated greatly!! very clean and ongoing improvements can only add to the experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank walter_mego
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
5 Thank yous for your 5 star review. It is very satisfying that we were able to meet all your needs. Road warriors like you really have seen a variety of properties and to get such a great review from you is very exciting thank you for choosing us and safe travels. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Booked in for one night in June but stayed two nights. Although there is some construction going on it was very quite. All the staff were extremely helpful and polite. Manageress was delightful. Room was very good, breakfast was great. It has a delightful garden to relax in with a waterfall. Spent time sunbathing it was very peaceful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Brian M
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. I found you quite delightful as well. You were lucky to be here when the sun was shining it seems to have rained a little each day since you have since you left. The courtyard is a great place to sunbath , read a book or just relax. After your long journey it was nice to see you take advantage of it. Hope to see you next summer when all the work is done. So happy we were able to be of service to such nice people from across the pond. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Brookings, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

I must admit I wasn't expecting much but ended up being very pleased with this hotel. We unexpectedly had to stay the night in Sioux Falls and my husband picked this as the near-cheapest option from an online booking site (in the same price ballpark as the Six and the Eight). I just crossed my fingers and hoped for "clean." It did, in fact, turn out to be very clean, but it was better than that. The room and bathroom had very nice appointments, picked with a good eye. The mattress, pillows, and bedding were good quality. The painting scheme both in the hallway and in the rooms was tasteful. The place is being renovated [the part in front was under construction, a new water park I think]. Somebody is clearly pumping a lot of money into spiffing the place up, and making good choices about it. Don't let the outside fool you, it's not a shabby place. It's a bit hard to find even though it's next to I-29 (the access roads there are a bit byzantine), but once you learn the trick it's not hard to get to. My only negative is that the energy-saving bulbs [which I'm for, in theory] were dim, making the room a little darker than I prefer. But all in all, I don't think I've ever stayed at a better place for the price.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SDTraveler343
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you for such a nice review. It is always good when we exceed someone's expectations. We do have many pleasantly surprised guests. We did the interior first so you would be comfortable but we are getting to the outside as you could see. The stonework is going well as is the siding. Windows are now in the waterpark . The tower stairs will be here the 20th for the 167 ft waterslide. It is coming but not fast enough for us! Thank you for staying with us. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

This hotel is making some construction changes. The check in was seamless & everyone was exceptionally friendly. The mattress had a quilted top and was very comfortable. The hot & cold breakfast had just about everything to get your day started. Courtyard was very appealing too.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jim M
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so happy we met or exceeded your expectations, We all enjoy our job and like to show we are truly in the hospitality business. As our slogan says "Distinctive Lodging , Real Dakota Hospitality " Hope you will be back again soon. Thank you for the 5 star review. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at this little hotel because of the price. We realized we had stayed there before. It used to be named Brinmarck Inn. They have really outdone themselves updating the hotel. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. They are adding an addition to the hotel which will be a water park which should be open this summer.

They have a very nice breakfast and the seating looks out onto a beautiful courtyard.

The hotel isn't hard to find, but it sits ext to an RV dealer and you might miss it. Take the time to look for it, it is well worth it. We will definitely stay here the next time we go through Sioux Falls.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Many thanks for all the kind words. I cannot tell you how happy this makes us all to feel. We are always hoping for the 5 stars when we get a review because it says you can tell we are doing the best we can. It is a pleasure to have been of service to you. Safe travels and hope to see you soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Although this hotel looked rough on the outside the lobby was modern and inviting. Abby, the front desk lady, was friendly and informative.
The room was clean and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised by the comfy bed and soft pillows. Only one complaint; the water pressure was low so it look longer to take a shower then it should have.
Overall, a great place at an inexpensive price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for taking time to write a nice review. We are currently working on the outside appearance. We started with the inside first so our guests would have a comfortable stay Now the out side and some plumbing issues are getting the attention . Thank you for letting us know about your shower pressure. It is with the help of people like you that we are aware of these little quirts and are able to quickly remedy the problems. Hope you will be back to see us soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

The room looked and felt newly remodeled, the bedding was very comfortable (although I used my own softer pillow). There is a lovely interior courtyard with a fountain, fire pit, tables and chairs, & it was a nice location to unwind after driving all day. The breakfast area was clean & tidy, & the food tasty - hot or cold foods. They were building an indoor pool when we were there - due to be complete in late June, I think. Pet friendly, & quite reasonably priced for what we got! Also, amazing quiet location off, but near, the highway.

Stayed May 2014
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Wow, another 5 star review. Our staff was very excited about this. We all read the reviews and appreciate that you would take the time to write such a nice review about us. We really strive to provide you with a clean comfortable stay at a great price. Thank you, Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Property: Dakotah Lodge
Address: 3200 W Russell St, Exit 81 off I-29, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0712 (Formerly Brimark Inn)
Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dakotah Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This totally remodeled property is an all masonry construction which makes our rooms so very quiet.We have interior corridors, a beautiful courtyard with a guest barbeque grill, fireplace, waterfall with a large seating and eating area great for group gatherings. Refrigerators, microwaves,coffee makers, flat screen T.V.S in every room. Rooms have new beds either 2 queen or 1 king.We have a business center and fitness center.Complimentary hot breakfast. Indoor pool, 167 foot waterslide and kids play area. Waterpark is for registered guests only. ... more   less 
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