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“Hitting the Wall in Wall, S.D.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Plains Motel

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BEST WESTERN Plains Motel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Wall
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Hitting the Wall in Wall, S.D.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Last night we pulled in to Wall, S.D. For dinner and a nights sleep. We came to Wall as it is the gateway to Badlands National Park. We had something to eat (not dinner, not supper, no dining) at the Subway sandwich shop attached to the gas station.

We did not die of hunger, thirst, bed-bug bites, noisy neighbours and this morning are leaving Wall for our intended tour of the Park.

The total overnight and eating experience were rather like buying a sausage- you don't really want to know how it's made just the results. If you've any interest in the S.D. Badlands this is what you must endure- if you've no interest in the Park then by all means don't stop in Wall, S.D.

Room Tip: Stay at the Best Western- it's the least bad of a terrible choice of places to stay. As for some...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
I am aorry to hear that you did not enjoy our little town in Wall. We hope that syou give us another chance sometime and try out some other things in the area.
Thanks for your response and once again we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced

Jackie Heathershaw
manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This hotel is in Wall, SD, so it is a perfect place to stay if you plan to see the Badlands National Park. It is a decent hotel, no complaints. The breakfast area is in a separate building, so if it is raining or snowing, it isn't convenient. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank iinadia
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope the rest of your vacation went well. stop by again sometime and visit us.

Jackie Heathershaw
manager
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Smiths Grove, Ky., United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Spent two nights at the B.W. Plains in Wall, S.D. We had a great stay. The staff got out early and put towels on each motorcycle to dry them off. They were all friendly and willing to do all they could to keep us all happy. There were 45 in our group and I didn't here a single complaint.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Thanks for yuor ocmments.. We appreciate them and are glad you took the time to respond. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Mankato, Minnesota
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We spent a night here on the way to the Black Hills and got 3 rooms for our whole family. Clean, comfortable and such a friendly staff! We had our dog along, and she had made a bit of a mess on the sheet we had covering our back seat in the car. I asked at the desk if I could purchase an old sheet from them. The manager came up with an old sheet and said if we didn't mind a couple rips it was ours! no charge. Very considerate and helpful. Recommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mutti_D
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
Thank you for your comments. More than happy to get a used sheet for you. I hope ther est of your trip went well and we hope you come see us again.

Thank you

Jackie Heathershaw
manager
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Benicia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Not all Best Western hotels are clean and comfortable. Fortunately, this was one was. A good deal for your money. We liked it the last time we stopped in wall, so we stayed there again. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great stop for a cross country trip.

(When you have two Best Westerns near each other, then one of them could be old and run down. Check the pricing and reviews before you book.)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yvonne v
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
We apprecaite you taking the time to respond to our survey. We hope you had a great vacation and appreciate all comments good and bad. We hope to see you again in the future.

Jackie Heathershaw
manager
Sept 11, 2013
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Monument, Colorado
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196 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Each chain has an ethos, as does Best Western. For the Best Western chain, this is one of their better properties. Though there are many choices in Wall (fewer in the winter as many close down, as does this one for a few months), most of the properties are older. This one is no exception. However, as motels on the plains go, this one has been kept up to date. It appears that they upgrade and replace on a regular basis.

My room was clean, the air conditioner worked well and did not have the musty smell that many single room air conditioners in this region seem to have, and the bed was comfortable. I was on the second floor. There is no elevator, but I usually take the stairs even when on the 4th floor of a Fairfield Inn.

I have stayed at several motels in Wall through the years. This is one of the best the town has to offer. Friendly staff, indoor and outdoor pool (both are smaller pools - I don't use the pools), I will stay here again.

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong as far as I can tell. All the rooms seem equal in quality.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hiddenshutter
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you so much for your great comments and taking the time to write them. We like all comments given and use them to help improve ourself for the next customer. Hope your vacation was great and you come see us again sometime.

Jackie
manager
Sept 11,2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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596 reviews
151 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This is probably the nicest hotel in Wall. The parking lot was empty when we got there in the early afternoon and I was surprised, but by the evening it was packed to the gills. The front desk person was nice but not overly friendly or talkative. I'm guessing it's been a long summer with thousands of tourists coming through there.

The breakfast was great, in the adjacent pool room, with all sorts of things that we've all come to expect (eggs, oatmeal, waffles, juices, coffee, cereals, etc.) I didn't use the pool but there were some kids in there enjoying it on this hot day. The room was good with a sink outside of the small bathroom, and I mean small. The main drawback is that if you're standing at the sink you're right there in the middle of the room and it's a bit awkward. I would rather see the sink moved to the wall outside of the bathroom in the corner and then slide the beds over towards the window. The current layout is pretty awkward to be doing your sink duties right there in front of everyone in the middle of the room while they're watching tv.

There isn't a lot to say about this hotel, other than it was clean and quiet. It's not cheap at $100 for a basic two-queen room but it's the best one in town so it's worth it. I usually don't like motels with doors opening to the outside like this, but there isn't much choice in Wall.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ScottyG777
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bwplains, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plains Motel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. We use all our comments to help better ourselves for customers in the future. We hope you had a great vacation and come back and see us again sometime.

Sincerely,

Jackie Heathershaw
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Property: BEST WESTERN Plains Motel
Address: 712 Glenn St., PO Box 393, Wall, SD 57790
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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 ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Wall
#4 Family Hotel in Wall
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Plains Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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