My family of 5 will be traveling to South Dakota this summer. We are coming from Oklahoma, seeing the sights around the black hills then heading to Wisconsin. Our current travel plans have us arriving in Hot Springs late in the evening. I know Hot Springs is not the BEST place to stay in the black hills but because of the timing of the trip I would like to stay in Hot Springs and then the next morning see Wind Cave and do the wildlife loop in Custer State Park on our way to a 3 night stay in Keystone. It just makes more sense than driving on to Keystone late at night and not being able to see the beautiful scenery that everyone raves about. So ..... if we have to stay in Hot Springs where should we stay? The hotel reviews are so mixed!! I would like to hear from someone who KNOWS the area and could recommend a SAFE place for a family with small children. I have to admit the post in the hotel reviews concerning marijuana smells has me EXTREMELY nervous!!
Thank you so much!