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Sunshine Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“We keep coming back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Once again we're in the Badlands. If you plan a trip to Wall S D., you won't find a cleaner and friendlier place to stay than the Sunshine Inn, bar none.... The rooms are very comfortable, and we always sleep sound at this motel. The rates are good, and you won't be disappointed in any way. Most people never find the bison herd that roam Badlands national park, but John the owner of the Inn can tell you where to look. This is our eighth year staying here and hope to return many more times. Keep up the good work, and thanks for everything.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind remarks and the time you took to post them here. That you choose to return to the Sunshine Inn--year-in, year-out--speaks volumes for the consistent quality that we strive to maintain, so we're exceptionally pleased to get your feedback and positive reinforcement. Comfortable rooms, sound sleep, good rates--your comments say it all. Mentioning that we make a special effort to "steer" our customers to good spots for getting the most out of the natural wonders of our region is especially appreciated, as we take pleasure in sharing our knowledge and love of this area that we call home. Thanks again for the nice comments. We most certainly look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We rolled into Wall around 8pm and stopped here first. The rate was exactly what we were hoping and the owner was so amazingly kind. The rooms are basic, but nice, very clean, and comfortable. The TV had more channels than the previous motel we had stayed at - good enough for us! I give the Sunshine Inn an excellent rating not because it was the greatest inn/hotel/motel option out there, but given the location and the usual stock of options through this part of the country (and how strangely expensive some of those motels can be) - it was such a lovely, easy place to stay for a night before we were back on the road. We were there for less than 12 hours and the owner knew us by sight and name. We would stay here again if roadtripping through Wall! We didn't stay for the breakfast (prepackaged doughnuts, coffee, juice - but again, for the price, we weren't expecting anything), but it was available in the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn and taking the time to comment here. Your observation that our "rooms are basic, but nice, very clean, and comfortable" succinctly sums up our value-based operation. Adding that "it was such a lovely, easy place to stay for a night" certainly reinforces our belief that the Sunshine Inn "experience" is one that thousands of satisfied guests every year take away with them as they continue their journeys from here. Getting to know you a bit better on a personal level is also a joy for us, one that makes for many lasting and satisfying friendships as the years go by. Thanks again for the kind remarks. We certainly hope that we'll get a chance to see you again. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Okoboji, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

For $54 you can't expect anything other than a clean room and thats what we got. This place was highly rated on tripadvisor, I'm guessing primarily for the price. No kleenex or blow dryer but the room was clean and there was cable tv, although the tv was old & small. Probably not somewhere we would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay here at the Sunshine Inn. We feel that we offer a great value and are happy that you called attention to how clean your room was, which is a common reaction among our many satisfied customers. I wish you had mentioned your need for tissues and a blow drier, as both are availabile on request even if not immediately available in your room, per the list of amenities that we post on our credenzas. Our televisions are basic 20-inch sets that conform to generally accepted industry standards, and we have no plans to change those. I regret that you wouldn't choose to return and have no doubt that you'll find lodging options in the region that are more suited to your requirements, though at considerably higher cost, based on AAA-rate comparisons. I wish you well on your future travels. Best regards, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Bronson, Michigan
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights last summer. This time we traveled with another couple and booked the Inn for a 3-night stay. I will never stay anywhere else in Wall!! We had a wonderful stay and were completely taken care of by the hotel owner, John. He gave us connecting rooms for a suite price, saving us money on our stay and hassle by not having to walk a long way to the other couple's room. It was clean, comfy, conveniently located (within walking distance of Wall Drug and all the shops & restaurants). Plus it's only a 10-min. drive to the Badlands! Ya can't get much better than that! John gave us great tips on where to see buffalo in the park, and upon learning it was my husband's birthday during our stay, John went out of his way to do a little someting special for him. What a wonderful place to stay in such an amazing part of the state. Hopefully we can make it back again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank epica101
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
We couldn't be more flattered that first, you chose to return, second that you chose to share the Sunshine Inn with your friends, and third, that you chose to do so during your husband's birthday. It was my pleasure to accommodate you and add a little something to the birthday celebration. You certainly said it all when you characterized us as "clean, comfy and convenient," the three most important qualities that the Sunshine Inn offers. Also, as you note, I was able to improve on the deal with a special rate that includes our connecting rooms and packages them as a "suite." You might even call it our "suite" deal, one which we're happy to make based on availability. Larger groups reading this review and considering a stay at the Sunshine Inn should ask for it during their inquiries about our rates and availability. We couldn't be more delighted that your return visit was a good one. That you chose to comment here for a second time is a kindness that we'll long remember. Looking forward to your next stay! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was clean, reasonably priced, and super friendly.We stayed August 16 and it is super close to Badlands National Park and next door to the WallDrug spectacular. The rooms are sparse but in this part of SD you only need a clean comfortable bed/room which is overwhemingly provided.

  • Stayed August 2012
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thanks for the positive comments. As you note, we provide clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable prices, and do so "overwhelmingly." Super friendly attitudes come with the deal! We couldn't be more pleased that you found the Sunshine Inn "experience" to be a good one and appreciate the effort and time you put into making your remarks public. Certainly hope you'll come through and stay with us again. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Clean, comfortable, basic, great location and very affordable. You can't ask for more for the price. The hotel owner, John, is very hospitable and gracious. The Wall Drug Store is one block away and one block the other direction is the National Grasslands Headquarters with excellent information and displays on the conservation of lands in the US. The Badlands National Park is right across the Interstate. A gem along I-90.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank redrosesue
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Discriminating travelers know the great American prairies contain many delightful surprises, so for you to call us a "gem" in the midst of this vast expanse is a compliment of the highest order. Thanks for noting that we provide great value, and thanks especially for calling attention to our convenient downtown location, where we're walking distance between Wall Drug Store and the National Grasslands Visitor Center, another "must see" attraction for those who want to learn more about the history and natural wonders of this country's prairie lands. On a personal note, I appreciate the kind remarks directed at me--though I must say that my outstanding staff's support is the basis for the friendliness and confidence that I can share with our customers. My best wishes for your future travels, which I hope will bring you back this way. It would be wonderful to see you on a return visit. Warmest regards, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Very good place to stay and affordable. John the owner is very helpful and a pleasant man to chat it up with. We arrived late and john had saved us a parking space in front of our room. The motel is within walking distance to walls Drug and all the shops downtown. Would stay here again when in the area. So go on by and pay John a visit, stay the night and get a good nights rest for your journey ahead. Thanks for the restful place to lay our heads John.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank GinaKlick
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Speaking for the motel and myself, thank you for the kind remarks. We pride ourselves on personal attention. Staying up late, saving parking spaces, chatting with customers--all are part of the package that we offer in addition to clean and affordable rooms. Throw in our great location, just a block away from Wall Drug Store and all the other great shops, restaurants and attractions on Wall's famous Main Street, and you've captured the Sunshine Inn "experience" in a nutshell. We appreciate your comments and the time you took to post them here. Thanks for "staying and saying!" Hope to see you again some time. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Property: Sunshine Inn
Address: 608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Wall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wall
#1 Family Hotel in Wall
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wall
#4 Business Hotel in Wall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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