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“Nice Stay in Custer” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Custer

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Holiday Inn Express Custer
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Custer
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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217 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nice Stay in Custer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Hotel is relatively new, clean and well maintained. The décor is very appropriate for the Black Hills and quite attractive. When checking in, we were recognized for our Platinum Elite status and given an upgraded room near the pool. The front desk personnel were very friendly and provided us with some good restaurant recommendations while in town. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast with lots of choices.

We did use the pool one evening and noticed that the surface of the pool interior is very slick. One of us almost had a nasty fall. Suggest they either rough up the surface or provide warning signs.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to comment on our Hotel. Would like to also thank you for being a loyal HIE member. Nice to hear that our staff met all your needs. Sorry about the pool surface, we will be checking into that. Hope you make us your Hotel of preference the next time you are in the area.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed for several nights as our base to explore the area. The rooms were as you would expect but most importantly clean. The morning breakfast was very good and it was a nice touch to be able to dine outside and take in the waterfall and other nature. The fire pit at night was nice as well. The pool was clean and adequate for our 10 and 9 year old chioldren to burn any remaining energy at the end of the day.

I would recommend staying in Custer and specifically the Holiday Inn Express to explore the area. It is very close and central to most of the attractions the area has to offer.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to write a review on our property. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations. We take pride in our property and welcome all feedback. Hope to see you the next time you are in the beautiful Black Hills.
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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196 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel in a spacious and comfortable room. Although the room was on the side of the road, it was absolutely quiet. This hotel is the newest in Custer, so furnishings and decorations are spotless,
The self service breakfast has a fine variety. It is served in the grand hall that overlooks a pretty little garden with waterfall, a nice start of the day.
Restaurants and shops are nearby and the hotel's location is perfect for sightseeing in the lovely Black Hills.
Higly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pensionado
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to comment on our hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities. We take pride in our property and its always nice to hear that is pays off. We hope the next time you are in the Black Hills you will make Holiday Inn Express & Suites your lodging choice.
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Houston, Texas
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287 reviews
184 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Our room was a King Suite, the single A/C unit takes a while to cool the
distance to the front door/sofa area of the room. The sofabed
creaked and popped, even when small person sat on it, needs replacing?
They seemed to be cutting corners since our last visit here in 2010.
Their large man-made waterfall on the embankment behind the hotel was dry this
time. Last time they pumped water over it for nice waterfall effect.
There are about 5 hotels lined up here & all have the same owner/operator,
so there is no real competition among them.
Breakfast; cinnamon roll, cereal (no granola), bananas (ok, if you could find a good one),
small 'bought' blueberry muffins and yogurt cups.
Wi-fi on our 1st night had OK speed and no cut-outs. 2nd nite: multiple (10+ times cut-out/
dropped out. Had to redo/resend messages (but not re-sign back in).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BigTXN
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to write a review on our property. Sorry to hear that you had some issues, we take a lot of pride in our property and will make sure these things are taken care of. We drained the waterfall one day before the forecast of 2 ft. of snow and cold weather were on the way. We closed the property for the season on the 6th of October. Hope the next time you are in the Black Hills you will give us a chance to improve on your most recent stay.
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Bloomington, Indiana
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152 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed here for one night, it was supposed to be two, but the recent blizzard had us abandoning our plans and hightailing it south as quickly as possible. Regardless, the hotel was great. We had a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the hills and a lovely waterfall. The beds were super comfy and the shower had amazing power in the morning. The decor of the hotel is very charming and the hot tub is worth the experience. It was so relaxing and soothing to use. This hotel is in a great location, very close to Custer, Custer State Park and the memorials. The service was exceptional. With the blizzard coming the front desk staff was under the gun with people canceling reservations, extending stays, and bombarding them with questions--they handled it with grace, professionalism and friendliness. I wish I could remember their names to give them accolades, but we were rushing out the door. When we come back to the area, and we will come back, this is where we will stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pmulvihi
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to comment on our hotel. First of all, would like to apologize for the blizzard this is was not normal. However, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the accommodations. Nice to hear that our staff was also doing their job. Hope to see you again in the near future with nicer weather of course.
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Oriskany, New York
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Four of us shared the 2 bedroom suite, the price was much better than 2 separate rooms. However we did have to share 1 bathroom which was understandable. The inconvenience was that if you were in the king bedroom you had to walk through the other bedroom to get to it. Other than that and the not so hot, hot tub which reeked of chlorine (picky, picky), it's a nice hotel. Breakfast was average but adequate, rooms were clean and lobby and dinning room were clean and modern. Overall it was a pleasant experience and I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The backside rooms have patios, but when we were there it was too windy to use.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jimiwaz
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to comment on our hotel. Glad we could accommodate you with one of our suites. Sorry about the chlorine smell in the hot tub. Hope to see you the next time you visit the Black Hills.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is a nice hotel in Custer. It's got a very nice lobby and the rooms seemed modern and updated. The breakfast was good and it was very clean. I like having a fridge and microwave in the room as well. It's got everything you could ask for. We traveled in off season, and given that, I felt like it was priced to high, which is the only thing that kept me from giving it five stars.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DaveMyong
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Steve O, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Custer, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us in Custer and taking the time to write a review on our property. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We take much pride in making sure all of our customers have a memorable visit. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Custer

Property: Holiday Inn Express Custer
Address: 433 W Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1542
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Custer
#4 Romantic Hotel in Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Custer 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Black Hills of South Dakota at our Custer hotel. Travelers will enjoy a comfortable stay at our newly-built, non-smoking Holiday Inn Express Custer hotel, located conveniently off Highway 16. The whole family is sure to enjoy staying at our charming hotel in Custer, South Dakota. Situated in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, our contemporary Custer hotel is just minutes from several of South Dakota's most popular attractions including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. Other nearby sights and attractions include Bear Country USA, Evans Plunge and Jewel Cave, the second longest cave in the world. Unlike some hotels in South Dakota that can be disappointing, business travelers are sure to be pleased and impressed with the accommodations our Custer hotel provides. Along with breathtaking views and close proximity to many Custer, South Dakota attractions, our hotel in Custer is also located near a variety of companies such as Custer Hospital, Pacer Corporation and the US Forest Service. During your visit to Custer, South Dakota, take time to relax by our indoor, heated pool and work out in the fitness center. Also, make sure you try our complimentary hot breakfast bar that features our signature cinnamon rolls. Start planning your South Dakota vacation or business trip now, and enjoy the best Custer hotel deals and rates. Book your reservation today. ... more   less 
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