My husband and I spent one night here while visiting the Badlands. The location is outstanding as it overlooks the park and is just minutes away from the entrance. We enjoyed watching the sunrise from our bed on the second floor! The inn itself is a two-story motel with doors opening to the outside, which I usually don't like, but I felt safe. The stairs leading up to the second floor are a bit steep. The interior is spartan, as others have said. The bedroom part of the room looks newer. It has fake hardwood floors and nice linens on the beds. The beds are comfortable. The bathroom/sink area is obviously older and a bit rundown, though everything worked fine. The shower head is low for tall folks like me and my husband, but there was plenty of hot water. The fridge worked well. We never turned on the TV. We were very impressed with the breakfast, especially the Kashi Go Lean cereal, which I love, and had never before seen offered at a hotel free breakfast. There was also oatmeal, fruit, hard boiled eggs, and other decent choices. The front desk clerk was friendly. Be forewarned that the parking lot is gravel and the room doesn't have a hairdryer. The clerk said they used to have a hairdryer they loaned out, but a guest took off with it. Hmmm...first time I ever stayed at a lodging establishment that didn't offer a hairdryer. Also, be sure to stock up on food in Wall or elsewhere before you arrive as it's very slim pickings out here. Overall, we stayed here for the location, which was outstanding. If you want to be close to the park and have excellent views, stay here.
- 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