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New Castle, IN
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

On our past visit we stayed in a cabin and we were hoping to do that again. However, with making this reservation at the last minute, we were booked in the lodge. The room was fabulous, with a balcony, wonderful bed and bedding. The dining proved to be excellent and the servers were a delight.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We spent two nights at the lodge and had a great time. The room was huge and had two queen beds. The food at the lodge's restaurant was great (Breakfast and dinner). Sylvan Lake is a quick 5 minute walk from the lodge.

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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous scenic drive that brought us to the Sylvan Lake Lodge where we stopped for lunch. The food was so wonderful, It was truly the best meal we had had in the last week of traveling. The salad with grilled salmon was fabulous! Our server Marcos could not have been more accommodating. Looks like a gem of a hotel... More 

Thank norestraveller
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

There is only one reason to stay here. Location. It's just a half mile drive from the lake. Oh!! By the way , the lodge is not on the lake shore as some pictures indicate. The rooms are outdated. Bed and comforter looked old. Bed is not very comfortable. Room was not well lit. Kind of a depressing atmosphere. I... More 

Thank Pgsdeepak
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 1 night in the lodge. Room was small but comfortable with a nice view from the window and the front and back of the lodge. Would not recommend the restaurant however. Poor service and expensive for value.

Thank Cynthia V
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Convenient for Custer State Park, and 25 minutes from Mount Rushmore. A mile from Sylvan Lake. Comfortable, but could stand updating. Rooms have microwave, and a good size refrigerator. No issues with this hotel, and would definitely stay here again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I guess I've been to too many national park lodges to get excited about staying at Sylvan Lake Lodge. Our room was very tiny. We had to step over suitcases and even though there was a small closed with a luggage rack, the closet was too small to get a suitcase into. I think the overnight rate for the tiny... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Had the grandkids ready to go fishing at Sylvan Lake and needed to make sure no own got 'hangry'... quick service, very tasty, and the front staff were super nice. Its a beautiful location, by the way.

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is hard to beat the location of this seasonal lodge, located along the Needles Highway in the Black Hills. It sits high above the eponymous lake and has commanding views of the area. The common areas of the lodge are warm and inviting, if a bit rustic. As restaurants are few and far between in the area, we ate... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We only had a night to stay in a new-ish, cute cabin on Sylvan Lake but loved our time there. We walked around and explored the interesting terrain around the lake and went for a swim too. Dinner at the lodge was pretty good and the view from there at sunset was amazing. Kind staff, kid friendly, sad we had... More 

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This accommodation is located on Custer State Park's Sylvan Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Lake Lodge

Address: 24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvan Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
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“Ask for a room with a lake view, if wanted. They also have a limited number of suites (with a sofa).”
 of 5 bubbles DNvisitors, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you stay in the lounge ask for a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Lindak1221, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony room.”
 of 5 bubbles Popeyebird, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with recent mattress replacement”
 of 5 bubbles LJScar, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from room 121”
 of 5 bubbles TampaNugget29, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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