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“Historic hotel, but loud rooms and rude staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bullock Hotel

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Bullock Hotel
Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Deadwood
South Dakota
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historic hotel, but loud rooms and rude staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2010

We have stayed at both the main Bullock Hotel and the Branch House. The main hotel is a fun stay for its historical aspect. We enjoyed the ghost tour and looking at the numerous historical photos in the hotel. No ghostsightings for us though. The hotel rooms are small but clean, no frills, The walls were thin and we had trouble sleeping at night due to people walking in the room above us. We were disappointed with some of the staff that worked in Bully's. The waitress brought me the wrong drink, when I pointed this out to her, she replied, "you're being a pain in my a**". There is pleny of parking behind the hotel. You do have to cross the highway to get back to the hotel, but traffic was never a problem for us.

We had a much better experience at the Branch House. This was located a few blocks behind main street in a nice quiet location, but a quick walk to main street. The rooms are much larger and nicely updated. It was also super quiet. The only downside is that because it is seperate from the main hotel, there are no restaurants, vending machines, etc... And our room never got cleaned while we stayed there either. The website claims there is a fitness center at the Branch House, but it was closed when we stayed there. Overall, I would stay at the Branch House again simply because of its great price. Can't say the same for the main hotel.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2009

Before we stayed at this hotel I read about most of the "paranormal" activity. I honestly do not believe in this and thought it would a fun place to stay. After my stay at the Bullock Hotel, I am now a believer! I was standing outside the door to our room (305) and I heard a male voice whisper to me, "CAN YOU HEAR ME?" I turned around and no one was on the floor but me! I freaked out! Needless to say, I didn't sleep much the last night we were there. When we returned home and developed pics, I do have a "mysterious blur" next to the Seth Bullock picture on the 3rd floor. The staff is AWESOME and very friendly and helpful! We love Deadwood and hope to return someday, but I think I may opt to sleep somewhere else simply because it totally freaks me out!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2009

I just love this hotel. I stay here whenever I come to Deadwood. We came for the Black Hills Rally and the hotel never disappoints. It is a perfect Victorian/old west hotel with the modern conveniences and a ghost or two (namely Seth keeping an eye on his guests.) We were told that we had the most haunted room in the hotel, and I certainly believed the staff. One night while I was falling asleep on the bed I felt the corner of the bed mattress sink down and the pressure of someone sitting on my feet at the edge of the bed so that I had to move my feet away. Another night I went downstairs to the casino. My husband went to bed , and he locked the door. When I came upstairs later I realized that I had forgotten my key. The door was unlocked. My husband was sound asleep, and when I asked him in the morning if he had unlocked the door he said 'no, I thought you had your key'. Thanks Seth!
Wonderful, clean place with great atmoshere and friendly people in a great town.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lakeview,OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

we stayed there , the accommodations were just what you would expect for an older hotel, but what I heard during the night was something else. At about 3:00 am I woke up because I heard someone or something rifling through my suitcase. At first I thought it was my husband but I felt him lying next to me. It was pitch dark in the room, so I couldn't see anything, but no one left or came in the room; I guess maybe it really is haunted.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

stayed in room 306, this one was a little small but seen that a lot of the others were larger, was adequate for what we needed and nice bed, clean and good location Coffee and 2 bottled waters in room. Did not have any ghost encounters and basement was roped off so we couldn't go down there, took a couple of pictures by the mirror on the 2nd floor and got the "A" in both pics, maybe it has something to do with the mirror being on the top of stairs that face a south window.
Free parking across street and they have a personal parking pass with your name written on it like they were expecting you. Love the place but wish I would of met Seth's Ghost

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2009

Having never been to Deadwood before, I had no idea what to expect. However, I think the Bullock Hotel was the perfect choice. Communicating via email with the hotel was a bit challenging – the staff weren’t all that responsive, but we eventually got a room reserved for a few nights in May. The rate was something like $55 a night. Whoa.

Check-In is in the main building, in the casino. The woman at the front desk was gruff, but not entirely unfriendly. We got the keys to our room (217?) and headed to the Branch House – out the back door and across the street. At first the location of the Branch House seemed a bit shady – in the dark, next to a cliff with fallen rocks… and I was still a bit suspicious when we walked in to discover that the hallways were easily over 90 degrees F. BUT – once we got to our room, all was forgiven. The room was spacious, comfortable, climate-controlled, and quiet. Incredible. I couldn’t believe what a value this place was!

If I make it back to the Black Hills again, you better believe I’m staying at the Bullock.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln NE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2009

My husband and I spent 3 nights, Thursday-Saturday at the Bullock Hotel. We've been
to Deadwood before. Last year we stayed at the Franklin, which is about a 2 on scale
of 1-10. Bullock is at least an 8. Beautiful historic furnishings in room. We upgraded to
the Bullock Suite ,our original room, 201, was roomy and lovely but with a window looking into the hallway was a bit claustrophobic for me, we still got the AAA discount which helped with the price or the suite.. Great decision to upgrade. This room was gorgeous, included a jacuzzi tub...lovely view of Mainstreet.
Even though is was a smoking room(we don't smoke), never smelled any smoke, it
didn't bother us in the room and I am allergice to smoke.
Perfect location if you want to stay a few days, gamble, dine out,run gifts up to the room between shops, listen to blues (right across the street) or listen to Yancy at the Buffalo Stockade (1 block down,outside bar).
The lobby has slots but isn't a busy feel like the others in town. Nice, relaxing,
calm place to gamble. The ghost tour was fun. Didn't see old Seth Bullock but did
get some pictures with orbs and other mysterious things in the room mirror.
The parking, included is right across the street to the back, can't be more convenient
than this.
We had a great time, would absolutely come back again and try to get in one of the
suites again. Staff was friendly, ghosts were friendly...perfect time was had by all.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank netimetraveler
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Property: Bullock Hotel
Address: 633 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732
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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