Okay, so you are in Wall, SD, and you shouldn't expect four star lodging. So you have to go in with your standards and expectations limited. But you should still expect cool water from the cold part of the sink tap. Even with my lowered expectations, the Sunshine Inn still disappointed.
I had two adjoining rooms and in both rooms the sink did not dispense cool water. The 'hot' was very hot; the 'cold' was very warm no matter how long we ran it to let it adjust. And not that a television is particularly important on vacation, but the sound didn't work and the reception was good on only two channels in my room (but more in the other).
Worst of all, the front desk worker was really unfriendly. It's really strange to be checking into a hotel and feel like you are not wanted there - like you are imposing upon the worker by checking in. (I note that this was a strange contrast to the woman who took my reservation a couple of months in advance and was very friendly and welcoming.)
One nice touch was a brief presentation in the hotel parking lot by a trio of Native Americans. I don't know if the hotel arranged it, or merely permitted it. But it was a nice touch.
I should say this too; there didn't really look like there were that many good alternatives in Wall, so the Sunshine Inn might still be one of your better options if you choose to stay in Wall.
- 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