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“Great little friendly hotel!”
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Econo Lodge Custer
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
Arkansas
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little friendly hotel!”
Reviewed August 27, 2009

We stayed here 2 nights to tour the area. Even though it didn't have an elevator, we loved the little hotel. They had fresh baked cookies available all the time. It was a great little treat to come back after a day out touring. The rooms we spacious and clean. It is nothing fancy but worked great for us. We had a fabulous welcome even though we checked in fairly late at night. I would highly recommend it. It was also a great location to tour the Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park etc.

Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2008

I chose this place because it is close to Mount Rushmore. (It is a 20 minute drive.) It is situated on Custer's main street, so it's very easy to find and is in the middle of the local restaurants and shops. The room was very basic - there wasn't even an iron/ironing board. The bathroom was tiny and smelled faintly of mold. Although I personally don't find $100/night to be pricey, I didn't think it was worth that much. But considering it is a high-volume tourist area in the summer, I suppose it was a bargain.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — lack of basic amenities, smell in the bathroom, not necessarily worth the money
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2007

We arrived late to this hotel and were very tired after traveling 5 hours. I had called earlier to make sure the extra cot was in the room and when we arrived it was not only there but made up! The room was very clean, with 2 queen beds, and nicely updated. The room wasn't super big but it met our needs nicely. The lady at the front desk was nice and helpful. The next morning the front desk lady's were friendly in pointing out different sights in the area and how to get there. The breakfast was fabulous with muffins, frozen waffles, cinnamon french bread, bagels, cereals, oatmeal, hardboiled eggs, juices and coffee. The area for the breakfast was clean! The pool is small but still would be fun. I was expecting this chain of hotel to not be as good, but I was pleasantly surprised by this particular one!!

  • Liked — clean, comfortable, updated, quiet, excellent breakfast, friendly staff
  • Disliked — it isn't the greatest scenery right in town, but we didn't care
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2007

When I booked this hotel it was a Travelodge, sometime they changed their name and the company I was to get my points with, not resolved yet.

The room was not very large, it was about the smallest, poorest designed bathroom I've ever been in. The pool was ok and proudly heated to 81 degrees, no hot tub. There was breakfast, but nothing hot unless you heated it in a toaster or microwave.

  • Liked — Internet worked everywhere
  • Disliked — size of bathroom, no hot tub
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Custer

Property: Econo Lodge Custer
Address: 342 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1928
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Custer 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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