The hotel seems newer and not as worn as many hotels in this class can get. The staff is very friendly and helpful and this hotel has a strong set of rules that are meant to discourage anti-social behavior that usually leads to a bad experience for travelers. It ensures a good night's sleep. The hotel is owned and managed by a small Midwest based investment company that also owns about a dozen other hotels which are all listed in a booklet in each room. There's also a list of principles and rules in each room that I've never seen at any other hotel. The management is very clearly thankful for the business. The rules are pretty simple... you HAVE to be quiet. If you are there'll be no problems. But this kind of hotel knows they get a lot of social events/sports teams. While it's good business, it's also very loud and sometimes disruptive business to the other guests. The rules say no running in the halls, no loud parties, no gathering in the common space after 10:30 p.m., etc. They will not hesitate to remove loud parties.
All I can say is THANK YOU. Finally a hotel that gets it.
If you want a budget hotel that is not going to allow rude, obnoxious guests then this is a great place.
The rooms themselves are fairly large with a fridge, microwave and coffeemaker in each room. Beds are decent, carpets not worn. The rooms come equipped with an in room safe. The bathroom does not have the sink/vanity in it. The sink is in the room itself which actually frees up space in the bathroom and makes it much larger and easier to get around in. It also allows two people to get ready at the same time and not have to trip over each other in the microsized bathrooms that some budget hotels have.
The shower works well and has good hot water with a strong flow. The amenities are way too small particularly the soap, which is more like a sliver.
The free WiFi works well and the breakfast room was large and well stocked. They had two make it yourself Belgian Waffle Makers which was the main breakfast item.
The hotel also had one unusual feature. While it is a hotel in the truest sense of the word (indoor hallways with rooms that open indoors), there are four larger suites that are more long term stay oriented that open directly outdoors, which is probably actually a welcomed feature for those guests.
The hotel is located right at the I-29 exit so its super convenient for folks traversing either I-29 or U.S. 212.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Watertown Quality Inn and Suites you'll find great rooms guaranteed with the service you expect! Conveniently located along I-29 & Hwy. 212 in Watertown, SD and overlooking the Terry Redlin Art Center. All 59 rooms have been completely remodeled in 2009 and you won’t be disappointed in what they have to offer. The hotel is equipped with a pool/hot tub, exercise room, expanded continental breakfast with hot items served daily, wireless internet, business center and guest laundry. Each room offers flat screen TV’s, microwaves and refrigerators, iron/boards, hairdryers, coffee makers and in-room safes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Watertown
- Watertown Comfort Inn