Stayed one night last week of June. We were en route to Spearfish and wanted to spend a day in the Badlands National Park. Pretty spartan property, but friendly check in, clean room of adequate size. The prior posts about leaving your door open not only apply to mosquitoes and other bugs but also the occasional toad hopping around eating the bugs.
This place worked great for us but we felt the key to success is to have your own food with you, and make sure you gas up before you leave Wall or Kadoka depending on which way you come. The motel is one mile from the entrance so we ate our home-brought dinner looking out over one of the many beautiful views in the park. We got up at 4:30am and hit sunrise at the door / notch overlook - you can't do that unless you are right there. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We will stay here again. Just understand it's a bit spartan and there is not much in the way of stores or restaurants nearby.
- 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