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“Great stay, great value!”
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Dakotah Lodge
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Sioux Falls
ELKHART LAKE
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great stay, great value!”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Found this property by reading reviews like this and thought we should contribute. This is a very newly remodeled property. Not quite done actually, water park was still under construction.,but otherwise was just as everyone else said. VERY clean hotel all around and nicely decorated. Beds were comfortable with nice pillows and linens. Bathroom was a tiny bit small but adequate for our family of three. Breakfast was also good and the breakfast room was super clean and very pleasant overlooking a beautiful courtyard (including a grill), that would be a great place to relax in the evening with family and friends for a cocktail. Overall a very nice stay that we purchased on Priceline that would have been even a little cheaper if we would have used our AAA membership. Great experience!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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6 Thank J B
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful ,5 star review. We really appreciate hearing that our efforts are pleasing to our guests. We promise to keep providing the most amenities at the least price. Hope your travels are all happy and safe. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Pioneer, California
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Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Found this place on Trip Advisor and after staying I can say we enjoyed our visit. We arrived and could see they were currently doing construction, and was greatly surprised at what we got for the price!! We walked through the hall past the construction of the new pool inside, wow when it's all done ! Our room was great, spacious, clean and updated! We had a flat screen tv, brown leather chair, desk, wifi was fast, nice comfy bed, updated nice bathroom, couldn't ask for more! I expected to hear some type of construction work but all was very quiet! We also walked into a nice breakfast with eggs, biscuits and gravy, cereals, breads, juices and coffees, nice surprise. The room to eat was a little small and was full, but they offered a nice outdoor patio with patio tables, fireplace, and patio furniture. This place is doing a fantastic job on the motel, and would definitely stay again!!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the 5 star review. we really appreciate that you took the time to write a review. Happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We are constantly striving to provide distinctive lodging with real Dakota hospitality. We like our job and hope it shows. Safe travels to you. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Wakonda, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

thank you for this incredibly wonderful hotel!! it was so very clean- and trust me that is one of the most important things me and my family look for! it was very homey feeling. loved the room we stayed in and would most defiantly be coming back to stay over and over. The bed and the pillows were clean and smelled it. the bathroom loved it!! the tv nicely updated to flat screen. the room was just so nice that you felt like you were safe and comfortable. I loved the feeling of feeling safe. that goes a long way!! The breakfast was amazing! And the staff was so warm and nice. They made you feel like part of the family and not just some random guest. They smiled and so you know they enjoy their jobs- they enjoy their jobs -you enjoy your stay! they were very well informed about the area and things to do and places to eat. The manager Donna showed us around to see what was coming up with the renovations- the new water slide heck yeah!! my children will be entertained and so will my husband for hours!! Thank you Donna for this exceptional hotel and can not wait to see you and your staff again soon!!

Room Tip: They are all good rooms! even the ground floor is quiet!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for the 5 star review. The whole staff gets excited every time we get 5 stars hoping we will go up in the ratings . Our goal is to provide the best service at the lowest price. It is very rewarding to hear we accomplished it in your case. Thank you for staying with us . Donna Gratzfeld , General Manager
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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped by this hotel for a night at the end of our road trip. Location is convenient to the highway, but tricky to get into and it doesn't look like much from the outside. Surprisingly nice inside!! Very clean, obviously newly remodeled, nice amenities and breakfast. Was a nice quiet place to rest. Would stay here again if I were in the area!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank sczarn
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is greatly appreciated. Happy we could provide you with a comfortable stay. We are still working on the exterior and hope to have it finished soon. Each day brings us a little closer to the finished product. The road construction has made it a little difficult to find the frontage road but it to is almost completed. They opened the other side of Russell this afternoon. Wishing you safe travels. Donna Gratzfeld General Manager
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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410 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

This property has undergone a HUGE transformation and the neighborhood is also getting renewed. Stay here for a good rate too! They are adding on a new hotel indoor waterpark and pool area. The courtyard area is beautiful and the rooms were really really clean and comfy. Very updated and contemporary. Nice job!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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5 Thank td397
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
WOW, 5 thank yous for the 5 stars. We repeatedly hear how surprised people are when they see how nice our property is for the price. We start on the front exterior this week. The pool and spray area and the hot tub are all poured. The elevator is in service. We are almost there. Thank you again for staying with us. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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Piedmont
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed here a few times. Every stay was wonderful. Even with remodeling going on. Breakfast is more than expected. Friendly staff very helpful. Looking forward to next time we stay should be even better.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the nice review. We really appreciate the fact that we have so many loyal repeat customers. The kind words are encouraging as we continue to forge ahead on this large project. Completion day is coming very soon and each day brings a little more excitement. Thank you again for staying with us and see you soon. Donna Gratzfeld, General Manager
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163 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed the nights stay. Wish I could stay another night. The hot breakfast was good. The place was very clean. The bed! I didn't want to get out of it. Wish I could sleep all day in it. Nice big flatscreen tv! A big comfy leather chair. We'll stop on in of your tired and spend the night. You won't be disappointed.

Stayed August 2014
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s.d.granny, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We could provide you with a great stay. We have been working hard for the last two years to make it a great hotel So glad we are getting there. Hope you come back again soon. Donna Gratzfeld
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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 #13 of 52 Hotels in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dakotah Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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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