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“Historic Hospitality In Deadwood!”
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Bullock Hotel
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
Long Island, NY
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260 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Historic Hospitality In Deadwood!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

As soon as my wife and I came in sight of The Bullock Hotel, it's "I"-appeal was evident. The old brick architecture of the storied West, draped in its own red neon light and paneled with a dark-brown wood is a sight to behold. Close your eyes and you can almost hear Wild Bill Hickok playing at a card game in the ground floor casino.

The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms modern with an old-West retro façade. We found the beds to be incredibly comfortable. The only negative concerns the window. It is only covered by wooden blinds. Having no blackout curtains, the room is bathed in light at sunrise. I can sleep through almost anything, including the morning light. The only thing I can't sleep through is my wife's displeasure. And this displeasure manifests itself during light-interrupted sleep. If you suffer the same frailties, plan accordingly.

A curious side note: whether by accident or design, our bathroom toilet did not have a lid of any kind. Only the seat.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inverness Scotland
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night after Badlands and Mount Rushmore heading West. Nice atmosphere once you've past the stupid casino stuff. Staff very friendly, helpful and professional. Room was spacious corner looking out on back toward parking lot across the street. Large bathroom. Comfortable bed. Bit of street noise from the big throaty hogs in particular. Free parking out back is simple when you read the signs and know where it it is. It would have helped if it was on Web site. Breakfast in the restaurant is great. Great staff, great food, huge quantities. Good start to the day.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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lp5790, General Manager at Bullock Hotel, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank You for your wonderful review of The Bullock Hotel, Bully's Restaurant and our staff. We take pride in giving our guests the best stay possible. We hope you come back to see us again.
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Management makes a stab at keeping the hotel in a 1890's motif but that is where it ends. Service was lackluster the staff seemed to really care less weather you stayed there or not. The Bully" restaurant" serves as the bar at night. The meals served during the day are the worst! We attempted two meals , the first was breakfast the food and service was both less than poor and could care less about the servers personal problems. Lunch was just as bad and when mentioned to the management they were not surprised or concerned.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Bill N
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Boone, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I made reservations for our large group three months in advance with the general manager, Lycy. When we arrived there was a glitch. Instead of trying to figure out how to fix the problem the general manager sat down at computer and started dropping the F bomb and blaming her "stupid staff" for the problem until I handed her my cell phone
with the email confirmation she personally had sent to me three months earlier. Suddenly she was able to make the room situation work. Very poor first impression.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Kimmero
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The Bullock is really nice historically speaking and the rooms are nice. Great location right in the heart of downtown. Having said that, it's overpriced and the gaming was absolutely terrible so save your money if you're into that type of thing. The parking situation is a bit complicated also.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Dean H
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Florida
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46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Spend two nights here before heading out to the Badlands. They probably don't need all the slot machines, but I guess that is a draw in Deadwood. Had lunch in Sturgis - no reason to return. The staff at the Hotel was welcoming and friendly. Had a heat room - believe it was 214. The Main Street has all the street performers doing their acts right outside the door - and a wonderful music act right inside the restaurant here. Restaurant is only open for breakfast - but that was very good. Did not see Seth !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ja45
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Port Austin, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Bullock for three nights in June and we were very pleased with our stay. The staff at check in was friendly and gave us a pass to park before our room was ready. Very nice to have a parking lot for guest right across the street.

Our room on the second floor was just what we wanted, history and old west charm. My husband had watched the Deadwood series and could imagine being there in the old west.

The shower was hot and a lot of pressure. Flat screen tv was a plus.

Not a fan of the restaurant , we only had breakfast there, service slow and food so so, maybe lunch would be better.

Overall we had a great time and would stay there again when in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Grandma5plus1
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Property: Bullock Hotel
Address: 633 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1123
Region: United States > South Dakota > Deadwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Deadwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bullock Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bullock Hotel is a Deadwood Treasure. Experience the history and elegance of Deadwood's first hotel located right on Main Street. All are unique and have been painstakingly restored to the original details that Seth Bullock first envisioned. We have the perfect accommodations for leisure guests or family weekend getaways! ... more   less 
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