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“OK, but keep your expectations low” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rodeway Inn

Rodeway Inn
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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Watertown
Denver
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“OK, but keep your expectations low”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Booked cheapest room online. At check-in was told that "those rooms" were in an old annex across the highway (no crosswalk). Went to room and there was only one bed. Back to office where I had to wait because the desk clerk was literally out to lunch. Explained problem, and was told, "Oh, we'll just put you up 'in house', those are nicer rooms". OK. "The bad news is, we'll have to charge you more". I said that wasn't acceptable, so she called a manager, who obviously said to give us the better room. "But, he wants to pay the rate he booked at", she said. That was the end of that. So, back across the highway with the clerk and a pass key, so she could find a room with two beds and a working TV. What I got was reasonably clean and comfortable, although the decor was right out of the 70s. Also, I'm glad it was spring, because it got a little humid, and the AC wasn't working. Maybe they turn it on in the summer?
Breakfast was OK, although one morning an employee was watching a movie on the TV, rather than having it on morning news. Bottom line: I wanted a cheap room, and that's what I got. That's all I got.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Promouth
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Watertown, South Dakota, United States
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We recently helped a friend in need by paying for a room at this hotel. The guests had a house fire and needed a place to stay. They allowed the guests to use their laundry facilities and made them feel at home and welcome. Their room was clean and well taken care of. The front desk help was always friendly helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carol S
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Yankton, South Dakota
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

It was and OK room. It was reasonably clean. The door lacked any lock beyond the door handle itself.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave M
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Additional Information about Rodeway Inn

Property: Rodeway Inn
Address: 621 5th St SE, Watertown, SD 57201-4916 (Formerly The Drake Motor Inn & Restaurant)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Watertown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Watertown
Hotel Class:1 star — Rodeway Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Rodeway Inn Hotel Watertown

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