We found this hotel after a bad experience in South Dakota when we didn't check TripAdvisor. We checked with TripAdvisor and found the Martin & Mason as the top rated hotel in Deadwood.
We must admit that when we first got to the hotel we were a little concerned. First, it's not that easy to find since it is inside the Wooden Nickle Casino and there is no typical entry area or "front desk". You check in at the Casino Cashier.
We tend to be particular about where we stay and we almost called it quits before checking in. But the folks were so nice that we decided to take a look at the room. As soon as we got off the elevator on the hotel floor, we began to be impressed. This old building had been lovingly restored to it's former glory. Our room, the Lucy Ann, was very nice and gave us the feeling of the past while providing everything that you need. Our guide (we hesitate to say Bellman) was Archie and he was wonderful. He offered us a tour and showed us most of the unoccupied rooms. We were especially impressed with Room 1, the Sanderson Suite, and Archie offered to work with the owner to get us a complimentary upgrade. We took Archie's recommendation for dinner at the Deadwood Social Club which by the way was excellent. When we returned to the hotel, Archie was waiting to help us move into the Suite.
In addition, Melanie, the owner, was waiting to give us much of the history of the building and by coincidence, she had relatives very close to our home in Kentucky. We had a very nice talk. The hotel provides complimentary soft drinks coffee and there were warm scones in the morning.
This is a "don't miss" if you are in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the historic district and walking distance to the best of Deadwood, the 1893 Martin & Mason Hotel stands as the premier historic renovation in Deadwood. A quiet and unique experience, offering Victorian era ambiance with all the modern amenities. Luxurious King beds in our rooms and suites and the best sleep in South Dakota. Scones, tea and coffee are served each morning to our guests. The best breakfast restaurant in Deadwood, the Lee Street Station, is located in the building and open daily. Award winning staff available 24/7. Weddings, special events and meetings are our specialty in our 1898 ballroom. ... more less
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