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Sunshine Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
mendota heights,mn
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful location”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Every year we stay at the Sunshine Inn on our way to the black hills. It is so convenient, right off the freeway and one half block to the Wall Drug. the beds are very comfortable, the room is exceptionally clean, John the owner is nice, accommodating and very informative about the natural history of the area. He gives good advice about restaurants and activities in the area. As always we plan to return there next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mccle008
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Thank you for your return visits, which we consider the ultimate in good endorsements. That you choose to share your thoughts and experiences here only adds to our appreciation. Noting our great location, so handy to Wall Drug Store and the rest of Wall's historic Main Street shops and attractions, is very nice of you to mention, as it adds to our list of attributes that are the focus of our efforts in providing a great lodging experience to Sunshine Inn guests. I personally appreciate your mention of me as a host because I make every effort to share my experience and knowledge of the local culture and landscape with our guests. We certainly do look forward to your return and intend to make each successive visit as good or better than the last one! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We had a nice stay at this hotel. It's a basic motel, but you got the feel of an owner who cares and takes care of their place. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and they brought out a roll-away that worked well for our family.

I'd have no problem recommending this motel to anyone and would be glad to patronize them again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thanks for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your thoughts and experience here. We take a great deal of pride in our property and go to every length to keep it clean and in tip-top condition. Comfortable beds, clean rooms, competitive rates--yes, as you note, these are basics, but to us they're what a good lodging experience are all about. We couldn't be happier that yours was a good stay here. Thank you for recommending us. We do hope you will patronize us again. You're certainly most welcome here at the Sunshine Inn! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We are from Pennsylvania, and have been traveling for 2weeks, touring the country. We have stayed in quite a few hotels, and the Sunshine Inn was one of the best. This hotel is affordable, at less than $80 for the three of us. Beds are clean and comfortable, bathroom is spacious, and it has a tv, and air conditioning. For breakfast there was coffee and rolls or donuts. We grabbed a cup of coffee, and headed to Wall Drug, for breakfast and shopping! If you need a hotel in this area, check. Out Sunshine Inn. You will save money and be able to shop!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank sunny657
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thank you for your visit and for expressing so kindly our most important atttibute: Value. We believe that we provide travelers with a great night's rest in a clean, well-equipped and well-maintained room at, as you say, an "affordable" price. My thanks for the kind remarks! Certainly hope we see you again. Meantime, best wishes for continued successful travels. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

My husband and 2 teens stayed at the Sunshine Inn last week on our way through SD. The location and proximity to the Badlands was wonderful and Within an easy hour's drive to Sturgis, Needles, and Mt Rushmore. The hotel itself isn't a "fancy, 5 star all suite" chain...what it is, is a clean, welcoming and friendly respite for a tired traveler away from the chaos and noise of the bigger towns. Comfy beds, friendly faces and a surprise presentation by Lakota dancers made our visit a 5 star stay. Thank you John and staff for your kindness and hospitality. As for the few negative reviews on this site, I believe they came from individuals expecting more than what the Sunshine Inn promises to be. As for our family, our expectations were well-exceeded and we will return! :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
My husband and 2 teens stayed at the Sunshine Inn last week on our way through SD. The location and proximity to the Badlands was wonderful and Within an easy hour's drive to Sturgis, Needles, and Mt Rushmore. The hotel itself isn't a "fancy, 5 star all suite" chain...what it is, is a clean, welcoming and friendly respite for a tired traveler away from the chaos and noise of the bigger towns. Comfy beds, friendly faces and a surprise presentation by Lakota dancers made our visit a 5 star stay. Thank you John and staff for your kindness and hospitality. As for the few negative reviews on this site, I believe they came from individuals expecting more than what the Sunshine Inn promises to be. As for our family, our expectations were well-exceeded and we will return! :-)

Thank you so much for staying at the Sunshine Inn and sharing your thoughts and experiences here. As you note, we're anything but "fancy", however we do pride ourselves on being "clean, welcoming and friendly." That you call attention to our "comfy beds" and "friendly faces" only makes us beam with pride and gratitude all the more. I'm glad you happened to be there when a small group of dancers from the nearby Lakota Ways center came over and did a spontaneous presentation of a few of their dances--an occasional treat that our customers enjoy in the confines of our parking lot. We couldn't be happier that your expectations were not only met, but "well-exceeded." We eagerly anticipate your return visit! Thanks again, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is an old and minimally furnished hotel. It is well located to restaurants and the famous Wall Drug Complex. The proprietor is pleasant and helpful. The room was unattractive but clean, the beds were not bad, and the AC worked. There was a musty smell to the air in the room. Woke up with severe allergy and asthma symptoms. Had booked two nights but checked-out after one due to the respiratory issues.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank deevee2
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
I regret that your asthma and allergy issues proved to be a detriment to the enjoyment of your stay here. We appreciate your notation that our location is a good one and mentioning that our staff is "pleasant and helpful." In keeping with that theme, our staff is also quite scrupulous about maintenance and cleanliness, adhering to the highest standards in the industry--a feature that is frequently mentioned and lauded here on TripAdvisor and other user-review sites. A feature that is often cited is the lack of a musty smell in our rooms, so your comment about it comes as a surprise. I wish you had mentioned something regarding the issue to me as I'm sure we could have found you a room that would have met with your satisfaction. I'm sorry that our furnishings are not suited to your personal tastes, but have no plans to change them. I do thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn and giving me a chance to address your issues on this forum. Certainly hope your travels go well in the future. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Monessen, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Stayed at the Sunshine Inn in Wall SD. on 05/31/13 to 06/03/13. It was a very nice place, but small. The owner was very nice and helpful. My wife loved the place. It is easy to get to the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn for a multi-night visit. Many of our customers choose to extend their stays (or stop back on their returns home) once they experience the value and quality of our lodging "product." Add in the handiness of our location, as you note, and the overall experience seems typically to be a good one. We appreciate that you'd return, and most certainly hope that we'll see you again, sooner rather than later! Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

This hotel is an excellent value, with very clean and comfortable rooms. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were comfy and nice. The shower water pressure was a bit high, but i think that may have been my fault. The owner was very nice and was a nice host. The continental breakfast was very bare bones, and only had orange juice and a couple sweet rolls. But other than that, it was a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank ndshankar
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friendlysdinnkeeper, Owner at Sunshine Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thanks for staying and sharing your thoughts about the Sunshine Inn here. That you found it to be a "great stay" is what we strive for with every guest's experience. Our "quick start nook" is not intended to be anything other than just that:: a place where guests can get a quick start with coffee, juice and a variety of sweet rolls. As many others here on TripAdvisor have noted--and as can be confirmed by a rate comparison application or a glance through the AAA book--our rates are substantially lower than those of franchised properties in the area--often to the tune of $50, $60, even $70 and more. In order to maintain this sizable price advantage, our morning selections are (we hope) understandably limited to a few basic items that are calculated to give our valued customers an eye-opener and, as we note, a "quick start." Thank you for staying at the Sunshine Inn and for giving me the opportunity to reply to your observation. We appreciate your kind remarks and certainly hope that we see you again. Best wishes, John (owner, Sunshine Inn)
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Property: Sunshine Inn
Address: 608 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Wall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wall
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wall
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wall
#4 Business Hotel in Wall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
26 rooms approved by American Automobile Association, one block from Wall Drug Store, free Wi Fi, complimentary juice, rolls, and coffee in the morning. Clean and well-maintained, very competitive rates--locally and independently owned, with owner on premises. ... more   less 
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