My better half and I stopped in Wall following a day of driving from the western edge of Wisconsin and a few hours of touring the Badlands. We stayed in Wall to continue touring the Badlands and also to see the famous (infamous? Merely well-marketed?) Wall Drug.
The Sunshine Inn is a tiny, cheap motel in a town of tiny, cheap motels. When I say it is a dump, it seems more dumpy from the outside than any of the other motels. But I did not stay in them, and therefore can only speak to the Sunshine Inn.
Pluses: it is right next to Wall Drug, that testament to entrepreneurship and great marketing. Wall Drug is full of cheap crap, vile coffee, not-at-all-cold "ice" water, mediocre food, and tacky spectacle--but I like it. If you like that sort of thing too, it's a short walk down the road, and marginally shorter than any other place in town. Also, despite her general dourness, the innkeeper did recommend a restaurant for dinner that we enjoyed.
Minuses: in brief (for I could go on at length), the rooms are smallish; the air conditioner is extremely loud and woke us repeatedly; the breakfast is only Mrs Fresh's packaged donuts, bad coffee, and sugar wat--, er, "orange juice"; the towels are too small; all the linens are very scratch; the inn-keeper was less than pleasant.
Overall, I suspect this place is about or above-average for Wall. The problem is Wall itself: don't stay there if you don't have to. Stay an hour away in Rapid City and drive out to the Badlands (and Wall Drug, if you must), rather than staying in this silly little town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 26 rooms approved by American Automobile Association, one block from Wall Drug Store, free Wi Fi, complimentary juice, rolls, and coffee in the morning. Clean and well-maintained, very competitive rates--locally and independently owned, with owner on premises. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Hotel Wall
- Sunshine Motel Wall