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“Great Value & Professional Owner”
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Sunshine Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Great Value & Professional Owner”
Reviewed June 28, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at the Sunshine Inn. It is the best located hotel in town - an easy walk to Wall Drugs. John the owner is very hands on and made every effort to make our stay very enjoyable. I was most impressed that John called us by name - a nice personal touch. The rooms are simple but very clean and comfortable. The price is right - very good value. The breakfast - coffee & pastry - is very basic but adequate for our needs. If a full continental breakfast is important to you, this is not the place to stay. If you want a clean & comfortable place to sleep with a caring owner, this is a great value. Thank you John.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

We arrived late (with a reservation) and found the owner waiting to greet us. The rooms are simple but comfortable and clean. I chose this hotel based on other people's reviews and was not disappointed. You can have coffee and minimal breakfast at the hotel or head down the street to Wall Drug.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2009

A rather austere room--No pictures on the wall, no coffee maker, no microwave, adequate beds.

Close to "downtown" Wall.

You came to Wall, South Dakota to view the Badlands, didn't you?

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jfm1
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Fillmore, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2009

The owner, John, answers his phone and engages you from the onset. The place is simple, clean (very) and pleasant. I can't say anything fluffy or grandiose....I just wish that there was a place like this in every City we visited on our trip. Well done, to everyone there. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2009

Backpacking in the badlands in early March confronted me and my hiking buddy with a couple days of weather a bit too harsh for tent life. We scouted out a few of the hotels in Wall, and found the Sunshine in to be the best deal. Finding a place that was easy on the wallet was all that we had sought. Well, on top of that, we were treated to the interesting conversation and great hospitality of the owner, as well as an immaculate room; which was a good size and very comfortable. Located in the heart of the town, we were able to meander the streets during the day, and check out the National Grasslands visitor's center right next door. By the time the weather had improved, we were fresh-legged and high spirited. A locally-owned hotel that definitely exceeded the quality of chain hotels was a great find on our trip.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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Arvada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2008

I initially emailed him about their pet policies. He returned my email to say they were welcome. The other review regarding John are on mark. He is pleasant, hospitable and fair. We cut our stay short because it was cold and very windy (and we'd wanted to check out the Badlands). He returned our 2nd day prepaid funds without prompting.

The room is clean but cut rate. Bring your own shampoo!

  • Liked — The owner
  • Disliked — The indoor/outdoor carpet
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Seattle, WA area
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Reviewed October 17, 2008

We have stayed at Wall's Sunshine Inn several times, after trying other Wall facilities, and now would consider no other. For location, service, courtesy and information, Sunshine Inn tops them all. John has a fantastic memory...On only the second time we pulled in, with no reservations made, John was waving and smiling from the Inn's doorway as soon as he saw us, "I remembered the pickup and knew you when you pulled into the drive, and I've got a room for you," he confirmed. As we left Sunshine Inn he advised, "When you go home, and reach South Dakota's border, call me and I'll save you a room." We did, and he did. You can bet we will be back, John!

Stayed June 2008
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Additional Information about Sunshine Inn

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 Family Hotel in Wall
#1 Best Value 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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Sunshine Hotel Wall
Sunshine Motel Wall

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