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Dakotah Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this hotel on a family vacation on our way out to Mt Rushmore. Overall, we enjoyed it. The room was a bit outdated but it served its purpose. It did have a mini fridge and a microwave as well as free parking and wifi which are musts for me. The only thing about the room we did not...

Thank LauraHenke
Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a long trip home so the kids could swim and use the water park. The pool/water slide was overcrowded and kids were out of control. The slide was dangerous as there were too many kids being let down too fast. Kids were running around and jumping in without looking. There is no lifeguard on duty which...

Thank kate9117
47frontdesk, Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had to take your family some where else instead of enjoying our pool area. We do have to figure something out with weekend parties that show up and have no chaperone paying attention to them, it never fails those are where the issues come in. I do have staff entering and stopping the behavior that...

Usa, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is very very nice. We stayed Easter weekend and totally enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very nice, loved the updated decor. The pool looked really fun even though we didn't have the time to try it. The breakfast is amazing. And I can't wait to go back to use the courtyard. Over all a very enjoyable place...

1Thank Gerrc21
47frontdesk, Owner at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Geri for taking the time to give your imput. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you stay again. We are a work in progress and hope you enjoy the changes as much as we will.

Milbank, South Dakota
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's not a very good feeling when you walk back into your room and find your purse not sitting the same it was when you left. Then to look inside and see the housekeeping staff took $90 right out of it. Very upsetting that I work hard for my money and they think they can just take it.

Thank idontlikethieves
47frontdesk, General Manager at Dakotah Lodge, responded to this review

We take our guests property as seriously as we take our own. Had you advised us that there was an issue while you were still on the property, we possibly could of pin pointed exactly what happened. We are not set up to view over 48 hours of previous activity. Two things have been accomplished here, 1) we need to...

Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stopped here one night traveling from Phoenix to Brainerd, MN. It was dark and our GPS told us to make a U-turn instead of just turning left and then another left onto the frontage road. Otherwise, we found it ...no problem. We didn't really know what to expect but our room was actually really nice and the bed super...

Thank konakai2008
Management response:

Thank you for staying here with us even though your gps was trying to figure out our confusing street our here. I am pleased to hear that you guys got the rest you needed and were recharged for the remaining drive. Thank you, we appreciate it!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stayed at the Dakotah Lodge in March '17, and enjoyed our stay immensely! The staff was so friendly and helpful. Our girls absolutely loved the pool and the water slide. They're still talking about it. The rooms were nice and quiet. The continental breakfast was great too! Lots of variety, and a really cute kitchen area. They have a...

Thank Stephanie P
Management response:

Thank you for staying with us while you were in town. Our staff are very friendly that is a plus and they are willing to help with what they can. Our fireplace is going in the courtyard for the season and as soon as the weather cooperates we will be playing movies in our courtyard also. Please do come and...

Sioux Falls, SD
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a very nice place that has been remodeled recently. Very quick and friendly check-in. Cozy rooms, with new carpet, frig, microwave, flat screen ,and nice bathrooms. The entire hotel seemed to have new furnishings throughout. We went for a day with the kids for the waterpark. The pool area is nice and clean. It was a Saturday afternoon,...

Thank steelcity1w
Management response:

I am glad that you and your family enjoyed a Saturday in the pool area, with our 167 ft slide and hot tub you could spend all day in their and come out feeling relaxed. Thank you for noticing all the hard work we have been doing in the hotel, we appreciate that.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here a Saturday night on our way west. Our assigned room was ajar and beds had been used so I went back for a new room and was immediately tended to and a new room was provided across the hall. Pool was mayhem and overcrowded with kids, teenagers and drunk parents. Kids liked the water slide but it...

Thank happybaby212
Management response:

Weekends are very busy with children for us the pool area is a great place for them to hang out, I wish we could quiet them before they hit the halls with their happy feet and voices. I do apologize for the noise, if something like that is going on contact the front desk and we will do everything in...

Carthage, Illinois
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The price was right. Everything was great. Entire hotel was immaculately clean and well cared for. Extremely friendly staff and very informative who warmly greeted us anytime they saw us. Fitness room as good; pool was fun for families and for us older generations. Free breakfast was delicious. I especially like the decor and the two fireplaces in the lobby.

Thank Brightens
Management response:

Thank you for choosing to stay with us we do appreciate your business. We also have our outdoor fireplace going for our guests to enjoy. I will let the staff know of your kind review, we enjoy the feedback on how we are doing. Thank you, Heather

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We reserved this hotel to enjoy the water park with our children. The website states that the water park can be reserved on SUNDAYS from 1-3 pm or from 3:30-5:30. So imagine the unpleasant surprise when we came to the water park at 1:30 on SATURDAY to find 2 HUGE parties going on. 1 birthday party full of young teens...

Thank Alecia35
Management response:

I am sorry that you were not able to enjoy your stay with us due to so many people in the pool area. We had 2 rather large family reunions that weekend and the pool was the meeting place for the families. Our pool area is a smaller area and that must have been a shock to you, I am...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This totally remodeled property is an all masonry construction which makes our rooms so very quiet.We have interior corridors, a beautiful courtyard with a guest barbeque grill, fireplace, waterfall with a large seating and eating area great for group gatherings. Refrigerators, microwaves,coffee makers, flat screen T.V.S in every room. Rooms have new beds either 2 queen or 1 king.We have a business center and fitness center.Complimentary hot breakfast. Indoor pool, 167 foot waterslide and kids play area. Waterpark is for registered guests only. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dakotah Lodge

Address: 3200 W Russell St, Exit 81 off I-29, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0712 (Formerly Brimark Inn)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Price Range: £69 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dakotah Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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#11 Family Hotel in Sioux Falls
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sioux Falls
#15 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
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“We were on the first floor across from the breakfast area. Very convenient!”
Celador66, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room facing the center they have a beautiful court area”
natalieach2016, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“On weekends, lots of people in hallways due to slide/swimming pool area”
  • Faucet so loose on sink it was difficult to turn on and off
  • Loose windowsill
  • loose windowill - made out of thick cardboard or foamcore
Suecreader, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing court yard have nice view”
pamc922016, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you spend time relaxing in the patio area.”
AllisonB527, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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