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Newport News
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here on night 6 of a 9-day cross-country trip, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was clean and had everything we needed, and the guys at the front desk were very nice to talk with. I would definitely return.

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DakotaCowboyInn, Public Relations Manager at Dakota Cowboy Inn, responded to this review

Thank You very much, we are pleased to hear about your positive experience staying with us.

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently ate here twice during a week stay in Custer. The portions were plentiful, the food was very good. The prices were very reasonable for the area. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner. The staff was especially attentive and friendly.

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DakotaCowboyInn, Front Office Manager at Dakota Cowboy Inn, responded to this review

Thank You Very much for your review

Gillette, Wyoming, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Nice place, helpful, pretty comfortable for some of our family that chose to stay in town instead of the more remote and pricey lodge, cabins in Custer state park where my daughter's wedding transpired

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DakotaCowboyInn, Guest Relations Manager at Dakota Cowboy Inn, responded to this review

Thank You very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again in the future

Morrison, Illinois
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel was clean with great price. However we had no air conditioning in our room. We went down to tell the office several times that the air didn't work and there was no help or price reduction for our stay. We will stay somewhere else next time

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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay. Nice, clean room and bathroom. Friendly staff. Looks a little run down from the outside but don't be deceived. Outdoor pool is ok and the Dakota Cowboy Cafe next door is amazing! My only complaint is the free breakfast. The food was limited and not well stocked. Still, we did appreciate the free breakfast. Nice place to...

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We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us with feedback, hope to see you again soon.

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a terrific place to stay in Custer. It is an above average motel with fridge and microwave and decent beds. It's great advantage besides price is the young people in charge from all over the world. They are great at taking care of the place and of you. We also enjoyed just getting to know them and their...

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Rooms are clean and reasonably comfy staff nice and helpful. Outwardly hotel has a lot of wear and tear. Custer lives in summer many business are for sale some vacant but many are in business including several 1940s style motels so be sure to look around. This one has large AAA yet doesn't take AAA. Rate seemed alittle higher here...

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

My family is on a road trip across the country and this hotel was a great choice. The cost was reasonable. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Wifi worked great. Breakfast was a nice standard hotel breakfast with hot and cold options. My husband and daughter loved the pool. The room had a microwave and fridge in the room was...

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Thank you very much for leaving such kind words, we work very hard to provide an excellent guest experience for everyone.

Englewood, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I'm struggling to understand how anyone can rate this above a 2. Stayed three nights in July 2015 with three young children. It was so poor that we switched hotels to The Bavarian Inn halfway through our week stay. The rooms are in decent condition and are marginally clean and tidy. The beds, linens, towels, and other amenities are low...

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South Jersey
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Yeah, okay...I'm not the most discerning traveler. I'm more than willing to spend the night in some cheap hotels, but this place is just off the charts in need of an upgrade. The rooms are down right bizarre. Our room had a double sink next to the front door. Looked like a kitchen sink in an apartment. The bathroom door...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Dakota Cowboy Inn

Address: 208 W Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1800 (Formerly Americas Best Value Dakota Cowboy Inn)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range: $102 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dakota Cowboy Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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Americas Best Value Dakota Cowboy Hotel Custer
Americas Best Value Inns Custer
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