Just outside of Badlands National Park, Badlands Inn is a perfect place to end a visit to the national park. It is really a two story motel. There are evening ranger tours close by making the hotel room convenient. The room was very basic, fake hardwood floors with a window air conditioning unit and screened windows. The room was clean, comfortable beds, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. A splurge are the organic based soaps, shampoo. You can see the rock formations from your window. 7 AM offers a complimentary self serve breakfast of cereal, pastries, waffle, hard boiled eggs. I found the orange juice frozen and the melon in the fruit salad was old.
Cons: If you are on the second floor, you will have to be able to climb stairs. Also, the Badlands are filled with mosquitoes so don't prop your door open for even a minute or you will need to kill the bugs before you sleep. No place for dinner.
Traveler hint - if you are coming to the Badlands, go to Wall, exit 110 first, drive the scenic byway and have dinner in the Cedar Pass lodge. You will end the trip in Interior at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each of our 20 rooms has a magnificent view of the Badlands. You will rest well in our double queen rooms with upgraded high thread count linens/with bamboo towels (the linens use less energy to dry and are made with long bamboo fibers making them last longer than cotton towels), free WiFi, AC/Heat, cable TV, Energy Star Microwave & Mini refrigerator, Energy Star Coffee Maker with organic and shade grown coffee and complimentary breakfast in the lobby. There is an evening happy hour of local wine tasting in the lobby of the Inn for our guests. Night Skies in the Badlands are particularly dark and we encourage you to experience the FREE Ranger led tours in the amphitheater located inside the Park, less than a mile away. We are an Environmentally Friendly Inn and encourage recycling, plus we are a 100% non-smoking property and welcome pets. (There is a $10/night additional fee per pet). Children 15 years and younger stay free in same room with adult. We are the closest lodging to Badlands National Park (an easy walk from the Interior entrance) and only 9 miles from I-90 at Exit 131 and the Minute Man National Missile Monument. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Badlands Hotel Interior
- Badlands Inn Interior, South Dakota