My husband and I vacationed in Custer the early part of June and was very eager to get to our hotel after our drive in from Denver. I chose the Chief Hotel for the great reviews on here, but I was disappointed right at the start. I made sure in booking our room that I asked for the "Large Queen Room". Someone had previously posted that the rooms were very small. Well I felt like we were staying in a box. I have done alot of traveling over the past few years and this was the smallest room that I had ever stayed in. Now granted we only booked 1 queen bed room, the rooms that have more than a queen bed would obviously be bigger. This motel is maybe from the 50's, I am not sure. The room heater was very loud, it worked great but loud. I had to have the heater or fan going to drown out the noise from the party of about 6 next door. The walls must be very thin. It is very close to the road so you could certainly hear the traffic during the day. The tv is very small, if you wanted to watch it after a long day of seeing Custer. Now on a positive note the housekeepers were super, seeing to our every need. This motel is kept very clean. There were some extra perks, free use of a Custer State Park Pass, that was a great place and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the buffalo. We also purchased the discount breakfast tickets for next door, that was appreciated. Don't forget to try The Purple Pie Place, the best place to eat in town. Beautiful area, we took a trip over to The Badlands, a really unique area. We had booked for 3 nights and get the 4th night free, but I couldn't stand being cooped up any longer and forfeited the free night and left early. Now don't get me wrong, this is a truly beautiful area, I just wish we had stayed elsewhere.
- 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