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“Nice waypoint by the Badlands.”

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Budget Host Sundowner
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kadoka
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice waypoint by the Badlands.”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

I booked this based in the reviews here and was happy with what I found. Though not a fancy place, it is well-kept and has friendly staff.
They have some family rooms that sleep 5 easily.. A huge plus.

The modest breakfast included bread, bagels, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, and sugary cereal. I thought it reasonable, though I would have preferred some fruit.

I would stay again when passing through.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

It is certainly true that you can't judge a book by its cover. If you could you perhaps would not consider staying overnight at the Budget Host Sundowner in Kadoka. The outside of the building is old, the sign is broken, and your first impression is to go on down the road in either direction and find someplace else to stay. Well, if you did you would miss a great buy; inexpensive price and a motel that is well cared for on the inside. Had it not been for the recommendations on Trip Advisor we would have driven right on by, but so may people were so complimentary of what the rooms were like we decided to give it a try.

It turned out to be a great buy; clean neat rooms, well cared for, and a staff that was very helpful. Good choice for an overnight stay. Don't let the book be judged by its cover.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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krazybrat, Manager at Budget Host Sundowner, responded to this review, 1 June 2012
Dear Valued Customer,
I am so pleased that you didn't go down the road and you found your accomodations to be clean and comfortable.The staff and I take great pride in providing you with a clean and comfortable stay.Thank you so much for the compliments.Weather permitting we are making improvements to the outside and are waiting the arrival of our new sign.Again Thank You for staying at our Motel.We hope the rest of your trip is enjoyable!! And if you travel out this way we hope we can accomodate you!!

Best Wishes!!
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bloomfield hills, mi
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

As we continued our cross country adventure we stopped here. It was very late at night having travelled the entire day. All we wanted was a bed and a shower and to see the Badlands during in the morning. The receptionist was pleasant. The room was clean, plenty of towels, non smoking room on ground floor. Dinner was a challenge as we arrived very late. We did pizza from the gas station across the street which was ok. Breakfast in the morning was mediocre. But, actually, for the price and a great nights sleep it was all good.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We could see this hotel from the interstate so we decided this might be a decent place to crash (stay) after a long day of driving (we were heading home from Montana). The desk clerk was personable and friendly. We were assigned a ground floor non-smoking room. Unloading the car was easy as we could park right in front of our room. We found the room to be quite comfortable and clean. The bathroom, while small, was fine for us. Larger customers might have some issues. We didn't watch tv (too tired) and we had no use for the phone. Soon after we settled into our room, very loud sirens sounded. Apparently there is a siren VERY close to the hotel . . . and we're guessing it was summoning a volunteer fire department. Of course the siren is not the fault of the hotel. Overall, a good experience other than the breakfast. The continental breakfast was worthless, and, we hated all the signs taped to the "breakfast room" walls . . .i.e. "don't do this. . .", "don't fill your thermos", etc. (very child-like and unwelcoming). How about "We hope you enjoyed your stay!"?
Note: photos taken by my husband.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank midwestnature
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Level 1 Contributor
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Pulled off the road just east of Badlands- we wanted a shower, quiet clean room, and comfortable bed. Although an older motel, well kept with lots of flowers and even a grassy picnic area (and small pool). It was basic, but just what we needed. ((Note: American Inn, also reviewed was an option we considered- but it was right next to I-90).

  • Stayed September 2011
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1 Thank gdonnab
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Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Stayed one night, no problems. Room was clean, price was OK ($65) but I felt it could have been a bit less for just one person. It's nearness to Badlands National Park probably explains the higher room rate compared to similar motels. Breakfast was fine. Not a bad place to stay for one night.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Gainesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

We stopped on a cross country trip. The beds were comfortable, surprisingly quiet rooms, fridge, microwave and even a small pool. Breakfast is included, but is isn't much. We ate dinner at Restaurant 21 ( or something like that, there are only three or four restaurants in town) . The food was good and good value and wait staff super friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank LaGrandegirl
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Property: Budget Host Sundowner
Address: 510 SD Hwy 73, Kadoka, SD 57543
Region: United States > South Dakota > Kadoka
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kadoka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Budget Host Sundowner 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Budget Host Sundowner in beautiful Kadoka, South Dakota. Our Inn features 40 well-appointed guest rooms located just minutes from top South Dakota attractions. Come and experience hometown pride and hospitality at its best. ... more   less 
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