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Bavarian Inn, Black Hills
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
Spencer, Iowa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Place”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed here for one night toward the end of our vacation in July 2014. We were in a Queen Balcony room. The place is very impressive, good value, good atmosphere, good customer service. A couple things to mention, is they maybe need to go to the card system for door locks and if your concerned about mobility, they have no elavators. They do have a great breakfast and the rooms are comfortable. They also have a German Restaurant on the premises, that we had dinner at which was good too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lives_In_SPENCER_IA
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business and your feedback. Your suggestion to move to the key card locks is certainly one we are looking into. We hope to see you again soon.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014

My son and I traveled to Custer for a July 4th vacation. Staying at the Bavarian Inn was definitely one of the many highlights of our trip. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Marcel, in particular, was a true gem. He went completely above and beyond our entire stay. The outdoor pool area was perfect... clean and relaxing. Everything was just right!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
We loved reading your review titled "Our Best Vacation Yet." Our mission at the Bavarian Inn is to assist you in making the most of your Black Hills Vacation. Thank you for taking the time to spread the word about your experience. We really appreciate the kind words.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoy Bavarian atmosphere and we found it here amongst the Black Hills. Nice room, neat Bavarian restaurant on the premises and nestled in the mountains, what's not to like?
Also a central local to almost everything!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jimandlisa M
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure serving you. We hope to see you again soon.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here with three kids. We reserved the queen deluxe room and I am glad we did. The room had extra space that we needed (big enough that there was still room even with a roll away!). There is an inside pool and hot tub as well as an outside pool. The kids loved it. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The restaurant was OK....the food was just average. If you go with kids, check out other places to eat. Definitely glad we stayed here...highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
We appreciate your business and your kind review. Thank you so much. Please come back and see us again soon.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Cumberland, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The location is perfect for touring the Black Hills area, and the beautiful surroundings include a walking trail, indoor and outdoor pools, and plenty of chairs and tables outdoors to enjoy the pleasant weather. For our group (2 couples and one single) the rooms were comfortable and kept very clean. At breakfast time, the waffle line tended to be long, but there were plenty of alternatives and everyone was patient since the result was delicious. We had a nice dinner at the restaurant next-door to the inn.
Marcel and Sherry as well as all the personnel were welcoming, knowledgeable and pleasant and made us feel at home. Marcel was particularly helpful with suggestions for itineraries and less famous must-see attractions. A big thank you to all the staff. (Go Brazil!)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Molly M
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Bavarian Inn. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us. We also appreciate your support for Brasil! Hope to see you again soon.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Mason City, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 6, 2014

My granddaughter and I recently stayed 4 days and 3 nights and were both perfectly comfortable and satisfied with our room and it's amenities. The location was ideal for traveling to the sites we came to South Dakota to see (Jewel Cave, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Reptile Gardens, Cosmos, 1880 Train Ride, to name a few....)
We had a spectacular time there in the Black Hills and our lodging was a comfort to come back to at the end of each day.
Every staff member we encountered during our stay was very kind, friendly and helpful anywhere from the early morning hours to the late night hours. I'm assuming the owners MUST be great people to work for as their employees really did a wonderful job representing the Hotel with their welcoming, pleasant attitudes...and were very knowledgeable also!
Specifically regarding the room...Our room was on the back side of the hotel and VERY quiet. The bed was VERY comfy and clean. There were three things I noticed that could have improved the room just a little more..
1. The bathtub felt slippery. Not enough "gripper" surface. 2. I was surprised there was no chain lock on the inside of the door. 3. A towel bar next to sink would have been nice. But Hey! Those things certainly did not impact the comfort of our stay!
I highly recommend the Bavarian Inn and will definitely stay again and again!

Room Tip: The photos of the Hotel show small balconies which we assumed would be a little more "private&q...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Deb F
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Bavarian Inn. Your suggestions will be considered for our upcoming room remodel this fall/winter. We appreciate your business and love hearing your thoughts about us. We hope to see you again soon.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Oregon
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Comfortable beds, clean rooms and quiet area of town. Staff were friendly, breakfast is standard hotel offering. Breakfast area is a little cramped and lines form quickly for breakfast servings. It is not a 5-star resort but an affordable option that we were very pleased to stay at. We would stay there again. The restaurant is very good and reasonably priced even though the setting is outdated. Laundry room area is messy but usable....3 washers and 3 dryers (1 of each was out of order). Overall.....the hotel and grounds are outdated but was clean and comfortable for what it was. We would stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Sherry B, Owner at Bavarian Inn, Black Hills, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Your feedback is very valuable as we are currently planning for our upcoming remodel this fall/winter. Thank you for your business and please come again.

Marcel & Sherry Wahlstrom
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Property: Bavarian Inn, Black Hills
Address: 855 N 5th St, Custer, SD 57730-8212
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Custer
#6 Romantic Hotel in Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bavarian Inn, Black Hills 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a picturesque mountain resort setting, the Bavarian Inn, Black Hills offers 64 rooms, suites, and jacuzzi rooms. Amenities include flat screen televisions with HD programming, free high speed wi-fi, indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tub, tennis court, playground, fitness trail, on-premise laundry, daily cookie happy hour and a free pancake bar for breakfast. ... more   less 
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