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America's Best Value Inn
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Very Nice!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

I expected an America's Best Value Inn to be more than decent, but this was WAY more than decent! If I remember correctly, this room was too hot, but that was our fault - we did not adjust the air conditioner properly. Vegans are able to eat hot and cold cereal and fruit (bring your own soy milk, though). One weird thing was that a man was sitting outside the lobby door when we arrived and he appeared to be just another weary traveler. He didn't greet or acknowledge us in any way, so we walked right past him. When we got into the lobby and up to the desk, this man entered the lobby and then walked behind the desk! He was an employee! He was then very pleasant to us. It was kind of a strange experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review! We are very happy we met all your expectations and then some! I will address the issue you had with our front desk staff though as I want my staff acknowledging people when they walk in the door. We sure hope to see you on your next trip through Wall, SD.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Good hotel option in a town that doesn’t have a lot to choose from. Nice location and the room was decent with a newer tv, fridge and microwave; however the chair was filthy and the carpet was kind of gross.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your room and will be sure to have our housekeeping attend to the chair and rug issue as we like to keep our rooms looking and smelling fresh. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip through South Dakota.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

This place is a diamond in the rough! Has very attractive remodeled rooms with great western decor! We enjoyed the very large flat screen tv, along with the new flooring! This room also had a sofa so we could relax while watching tv. Pool was nice clean and cool. Lots of great landscaping, and friendly staff! Pleasant checkin and checkout! Breakfast had many selections, especially me as I like a lot of protein. Also was a nice large business area, although we never used it, seemed very functional. Will stay again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Dusty2014
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so very much for your review. We have worked very hard with our renovations and are very happy you enjoyed your room! We are pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast as we know our guests usually have a day of travel ahead of them and a good breakfast is a great way to get your day going. I am very happy to hear your check in and check out process was very easy and pleasant. I love to hear when my staff does such a great job!

We hope to see you on your next trip through Wall, SD.

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Honor, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We're on our "dream" trip out west, to include all the things along the way - including the Badlands. When you're headed there, there are a limited number of places to stay that are convenient to be able to see all that you want to see. We saw the poor reviews of the Best Western and Days Inn, where we might typically have booked a room, so we decided to try America's Best Value Inn. The room was got was supposedly one of their newly remodeled ones. It WAS large. It had a king bed, which was the best thing about the room. The room had cheap vinyl fake wood flooring that had apparently not been mopped in a very long time. After a couple of hours wearing my socks in this room (I try never to go barefoot in hotel rooms), they were absolutely FILTHY! The room felt like a dungeon. It was very dark and had been "paneled" in old barn wood, which was already full of dust and will be impossible to clean. There was not a desk or dresser or table to be able to put anything on. There WAS a giant faux leather sofa that was probably a sleep sofa, but we had to put all of our belongings on it to keep them off the floor. The dark and dreary continued into the sink/bathroom area. The only lamp in the room seemed to have about a 40 watt bulb in it. The first morning we were there, we got up to find the parking lot absolutely JAMMED and when we tried to get the "free" breakfast, there was nowhere to begin to sit the number of people they had promised "free" breakfast to. So, our stay included an additional $20 next door for breakfast. The second morning, we wised up and went to the breakfast room (which is clear across the parking lot) early. It was a pitiful offering. Biscuits and gravy, bad scrambled eggs, and bread/bagels in bags that everyone had to handle to get out. If you wanted milk or cream for your coffee (which was watery), you had to try to retrieve the 1 gallon jug out of the mini fridge.

I understanding that most people coming here are on a trip to somewhere and will probably never be back. But this town - from one end to the other - seems to care little if anyone ever does return. Wall Drug is one giant junk store, and they probably hope no one else in town ever does anything better - so they can maintain their monopoly. The Badlands were just as wonderful as we thought they'd be. With a guaranteed influx of, probably, MILLIONS of people each year, it's too bad everyone has to settle for this kind of stuff.

Room Tip: I can't think of anywhere we'd want to stay in this property again. In spite of terrible ra...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank tjcachers
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us in Wall, SD. I will be sure to look into the housekeeping issues with your room with our head housekeeper as well as look into the lighting situation to see about adding more lights or stronger bulbs into our lamps. We really try hard to keep up with our breakfast and if yours was cold I apologize for that as we like to keep everything fresh and keep up with all the guests needs at all times. We really work on our Customer Service with our guests and hope that you will give us another try on your next trip through the Badlands area.

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Ogallala
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

The staff was great. Rooms were exceptionally large. We were there for a wedding so had a block of rooms. All rooms in our group had at least 2 queen beds and large bathroom. For being so close to the interstate there was very little noise

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jo R
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review as this is very important to us. We are so happy we were able to meet all your needs and you enjoyed your rooms. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip through Wall.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

It is always nice to stop at Wall Drug while driving in that area. I have yet to find a hotel that fits my needs. This year I stayed at America's Best Value Inn. At this time of year accommodation is very expensive in this area. Therefore we have to pay more and get less. This hotel was dreary to me. There wasn't anything really wrong with it functionally speaking, it just lacked energy and attractiveness.

Room Tip: All rooms much the same, except that there is no elevator to upper level. This is a motel so all roo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking time out to write your thoughts about our hotel. I am sorry to hear you didn't think it was that attractive. We keep trying to keep up on the hotel looks with painting and renovating when we can. During the summer months we are very busy but will keep this topic in mind when we get back working on the hotel this Fall. I hope you had a wonderful trip through South Dakota and that you will considering giving us another try on your next trip through Wall.

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Cardston, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Outdoor pool was great. Good breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. Smaller room, but sufficient for our needs. Nothing spectacular, but a nice little place that we would use again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank ydatrt
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abvijoe, Manager at America's Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so very much for your review. We do strive to make everyone's stay a pleasant stay and hope to meet everyone's needs which it looks like this is the case with you. We sure hope to see you on your next trip through Wall.

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Additional Information about America's Best Value Inn

Property: America's Best Value Inn
Address: 201 South Boulevard, Wall, SD 57790
Region: United States > South Dakota > Wall
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — America's Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at Americas Best Value Inn in Wall, South Dakota and discover the "Window to the West" that opens to reveal prairie vistas and beautiful scenery that can be found in South Dakota. Our hotel is centrally located to lots of various activities in the surrounding area. We offer rooms that provide you with features such as free WIFI, cable TV, HBO, continental hot breakfast, electronic door locks, outdoor pool, in room fridge & microwave & coffee and much more! Our rooms are comfortable and clean and will provide you with a relaxing place to rest your head at the end of a long day. ... more   less 
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