My wife booked this hotel by mistake, thinking it was the Travelodge just up the street (to her, the name was similar). We come to Spearfish often. This hotel, although older, was one we never considered before. The price seemed reasonable, so we gave it a try.
We booked in advance, but when we arrived, there seemed to be some confusion about our reservation. We initially went to the Travelodge, but they didn't have our reservation, and directed us here, saying many people made this mistake. And a "mistake" it was to spend even one night at the All Star.
The hotel had a strange mural painted on it, which was a precursor for what to expect inside.
Our room was tiny, and although it seemed impossible, the bathroom was even smaller. My wife likes to bring lots of bathroom cosmetics, toiletries, etc. with her, so I got to hear her complain endlessly. You can be sure I booked the hotel reservations from now on.
We could hear a couple next door arguing as the walls were very thin. We needed to use the air conditioner to circulate some of the air as the air in the room was stale so this drowned out their conversation.
The furniture and the mattress seemed very old and made noise, as if they got it from a garage sale or chose it from someone's garbage. There was an old invoice or paper in the nightstand from June along with a half-eaten muffin, so the cleaning staff was far from thorough. Hard to believe since the hotel did not seem busy.
My wife didn't sleep at all that night, and I admit that my sleep was not very restful because of the mattress.
We have stayed in worse properties, but for Spearfish, this hotel was one of the worst. Our normal hotel, the Super 8, was booked solid, so we cancelled the remainder of our reservation rest of our stay at the Travelodge just up the street. For a few dollars more, the stay was much better.
The only good things I can say is that the location of this hotel made it easy to find, and there were two very decent restaurants a short walk away.
Spearfish is a wonderful town, especially for people who like the outdoors as we do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, friendly and beautiful central location by Spearfish Creek, within walking distance of great eateries, events, parks and biking paths. All outdoor entrances for convenient door front parking. Queen beds, microwave and fridge in all rooms some kitchenettes units. WIFI, cable, flat screen tvs. Pet Friendly rooms available to responsible pet owners. ... more less