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“Excellent hotel in Deadwood” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Martin Mason Hotel
Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
Southlake, Texas
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hotel in Deadwood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Melanie and entire staff made our two night stay a memorable experience. The personal attention to guests makes this hotel a MUST DO in Deadwood. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a stay to remember.

Room Tip: The Lucy Martin room was excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James G
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Melanie H, Owner at Martin Mason Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! We really enjoy having such nice guests in our small hotel. It is what makes this business so rewarding and fun. The Lucy Ann is one of our favorite rooms too! We look forward to hosting you again sometime!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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166 reviews
99 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

The Martin Mason hotel embodies everything that is great about Deadwood. It is authentic and atmospheric, yet has all the up-to-date necessities for these days such as a lift, air conditioning and modern bathrooms. The bed could not have been more comfortable, and the welcome and hospitality could not have been warmer. Melanie is such a charming and friendly woman, as is everyone who works at the hotel.
Breakfast at Lee Street Station attached to the hotel is cooked to order and delicious - the rye bread the best I've tasted this side of Poland.
I accidentally left a precious necklace behind, and Melanie was in touch to let me know before I had even realised I didn't have it. Incredible service.
I would say to anyone planning to visit Deadwood: stay at the Martin Mason - you won't be disappointed.
PS I just wish I wasn't already married because I'd love a wedding in the ballroom on the top floor - a magic place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Thank you to Melanie (and staff) at the Martin Mason Hotel, it was a pleasure to stay at your hotel and you were more than accommodating to us. The restoration done to this hotel is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We will definitely recommend your hotel and friends who will be travelling to South Dakota.

Thanks again,
Rick and Dee

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane M
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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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159 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

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.

Room Tip: Don't be discouraged by the casino, the rooms and people are wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charles C
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Melanie H, Owner at Martin Mason Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We all really enjoyed meeting you on your trip through the west. It is guests such as yourselves that make a small hotel like ours so much fun. We hope you had a great time on the rest of your journey and hope that you will return again to see us!
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed in the Martin Mason Hotel between 6th and 10th June. From the start, Melanie and her staff could not have been more welcoming, approachable and helpful. The decor of the hotel, especially the bedrooms, are all based on the victorian age, in sympathy with historic Deadwood. If you want a hotel with modern, "any town", facilities then this hotel is not for you. We stayed in room 11 which was very comfortable (great comfy bed!). There are no coffee facilities in the room but Melanie kindly offered us a kettle and tea making facilities, which was very welcome after our long journey from Elk Mountain. Although the Martin Mason doesn't provide breakfast, It does provide lovely scones and fresh coffee from 6am in the morning. The scones were delicious!!! However, if you want a cooked breakfast, the adjoining Lee Str Station diner/cafe is well worth a visit. Martin Mason hotel is right in the centre of Deadwood and only minutes away from all the activities, restaurants and shops. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and we were a little sorry to leave. If we are ever back in the Black Hills, we will definitely stay in Martin Mason Hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stewart_Anke
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Melanie H, Owner at Martin Mason Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
It was really our pleasure having the chance to visit with you while you were at the Martin & Mason Hotel. It is so good to know that you had a pleasant time here and in the Black Hills. We sincerely thank you for such a nice review and we will certainly not forget our new Scottish friends! We hope you return to stay with us again when you come to the Great American West for your next visit.....until then "happy travels"!
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Pkymouth
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

The suite is pretty great - rated value as a 3 just because we didn't pay - the others in our group did. The pull-out bed just got made and it looks more comfy than my bed at home. Scones are good - free water is an awesome touch that is incredibly handy when you're in a group with family. I would say - if you need a shower instead of a bath, make sure that's known - the shower was the best I've been at for a while - lots of room and tons of pressure.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joshua S
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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140 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

My buddy who had spent a week in Sturgis during motorcycle week suggested we stay in Deadwood for a better experience. I went on-line and found the Martin Mason Hotel which is a restored historic hotel in town. We loved it. Our room was room #1 and it was in a great location in the hotel. It was Victorian decor, windows facing the street and old train depot. The bath had a large shower and vanity. The people at the hotel were just like old Friends. Melody and Mona were extremely helpful; it seemed like they lived there. We did not know there was a casino in the hotel but it was nice and not very crowded. They had a small rsturant that served good breakfast and lunch. We walked to everything in town and stayed for 5 nights vising sits in the area. Turns out, this area of South Dakota has some wonderful things to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank scott92
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Property: Martin Mason Hotel
Address: 33 Deadwood Street, corner of Deadwood and Sherman St., Deadwood, SD 57732-1351
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Deadwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Deadwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Martin Mason Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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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