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Lantern Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hill City B&B and Inns
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Green Bay, WI
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed there last week and had a great time. The place is little outdated and small, but it was so clean and friendly. Drew (the new owner) was great so was his mom. It seemed like the guest would leave during the day and return for cocktail hour, He has a grill there for the guest to use so we cooked out. The grocery store is dirctly across the street so it made it very handy. We meet alot of friendly people from all over. Our next return to Hill City we will stay there. Good luck to Drew!!!!!

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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chesterville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

A nice young man has recently taken over operations at this hotel. He is a wonderful young man and is taking very good care of this place. It is a little dated , but he is working on updates. Hill city is very close to all the local attractions and a very nice town to stay in! So if you want to stay in a place that is a little quaint, but clean, and feel at home,stay here!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This motel has been around for some time, but is well maintained and updated. Bed's were very comfortable. Rooms are a ittle crowded, but adequate. Owners have been here for a number of years, are very friendly and have many repeat customers

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Appleton, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Our family went on a vacation and stayed at the Lantern Inn for three nights. The rooms were spotless and the staff was so friendly and helpful. There was an outdoor swimming pool and spa. The location was very close to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park and Keystone. Desperados was a very good restaurant in downtown Hill City.

I would definitely stay here on my next visit to South Dakota and would recommend it to friends and family!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

This was a great place for us to stay. Located right in the middle of all there is to do in the Black Hills, the Lantern Inn was very comfortable, clean, and the owners are so accomodating! The beds are very comfortable, the rooms (we had a king) are nice sized with a refrigerator and plenty of storage room. Morning coffee in the office offers a wonderful time to get to know the owners and others staying at the hotel. The pool is fairly small, but clean and refreshing. We would definitely stay here again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

My sister and I stayed here for 3 nights in July and found this inn to be a great base for visiting the sights. The beds were comfortable, and the ac welcome in the heat. Breakfast is basic, donuts and juice, enough for a start. The hosts offer conversation and lots of information. I would return.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lancashire England
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

My Wife and I stayed here for three nights at the start of a road trip.
It is a few blocks into down town but not too far.
It is a great place to base yourself for the attractions.
The owners are really friendly and helpful.
The basic breakfast is taken in a small lobby, which if more than 6 guests congregate is a little congested.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lantern Inn

Property: Lantern Inn
Address: 580 Main St, (for mail): P.O. Box 744 Hill City, Hill City, SD 57745-2006
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Hill City
Hotel Class:2 star — Lantern Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated motel with 18 rooms and room front parking. We have a outdoor pool and hot tub,grills and picnic tables and a fire pit. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and a private trout stream located on the property with a great fishing lake right across the road. Only 2 blocks from downtown Hill city attractions and a short drive to the world famous Mt. Rushmore monument. ... more   less 
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