My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Chief Motel in June of 2013. We were in the Black Hills with our motorcycles, and the truck and trailer we used to haul our bikes to the area. The owners were extremely accommodating, and made sure we had a place to park all our vehicles. The room was clean, the bike parking under the deck came in very handy during a night of hail, and the $1.99 breakfast vouchers were a great money saver on our trip.
We travel a lot, and it's the little things that mean the most to us. This place has it; the 25 cent soda machine, a dry towel on my bike seat each morning, passes to Custer State Park, a fridge and microwave in the room, and a friendly couple who own the place.
I've worked in the hospitality business for 15 years, and as such, tend to notice small things others don't. There is pride in the ownership here, and it shows. If you're looking for a chain motel or 5 star accommodations, don't bother. If you're looking for a clean room you can park right outside of after a day of site seeing in the hills, or if you're on a bike and enjoy leaning back on the deck and meeting other folks on bikes? This is your place.
I will note that while several extra accommodations are given to those on motorcycles here, making it an especially friendly place for bikers, I would not hesitate one second bringing my children here during a family vacation. They would love the pool, and the owners encourage a family friendly environment.
We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and operated * Free HS wireless internet * Custer's largest indoor pool (in season May 20-Sept 18)* Hot Tub * Sauna * 2 Restaurants adjacent * In-room coffee/cocoa * ref/micro * All rooms no smoking / no pets * Near Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road (1500 buffalo), Scenic Needles Hwy, Iron Mt. Road* Jewel Cave * Wind Cave* ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chief Motel Custer
- Chief Hotel Custer