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Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you're looking for a small, nice, and simple place to stay, this is the place to be. It's less than a mile from the town where are the shops and restaurants are located. It's family owned and the family is really friendly. They have free wifi however it doesn't work very well in the rooms although the owner said...

Thank Don S
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night while traveling through town on a work trip. The man at the front desk was very kind and checked me in efficiently. The room was outdated and small, but sufficient, especially for one or two travellers. Breakfast included English muffins, oranges, and homemade oatmeal (not the packet stuff) with fixings. The adjacent wetland provided...

Thank Brittany W
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016

WE LOVE The Lantern Inn. You know it may not be the fanciest place to stay, but there is so much more. The facilities are clean, it is a quiet peaceful place to stay and is very homey. The staff are incredible who will do whatever is required to make your stay a pleasant one. I recommend this place to...

1Thank Kellyned1172
Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Lantern Inn is a great family owned motel in Hill City. It's conveniently located on the main road, across the street from the only grocery store in town, just a couple blocks to access the Mickelson Trail and a couple more blocks to downtown Hill City. This is older motel, well kept grounds with a small pool and a...

2Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Me and my family stopped in for 1 night and stayed for 4. This non chain motel is exactly what we look for on our trips better service extremely soft beds and a nice breakfast in the mornings to get us going. It's has a beautiful view and superb location from all attractions in and around hill city. Outdoor hot...

2Thank John S
Holdrege, Nebraska, United States
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Only stayed one night for a quick mini vacation. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We had 2 small dogs with us for small additional fee. Rooms are clean and property is well kept. Simple breakfast is offered, as well as free wifi. Its also located close to local market across the road. Easy walking distance to businesses, restaurants,etc.

1Thank Tammy D
Sioux Falls
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. Drew, one of the owners, was friendly & upbeat. I even got an AARP discount. The morning breakfast buffet was a good start to the day. Nothing fancy, but it was hot & good.

1Thank BBsquared
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Simple and clean- hostess snd host very friendly-nice location- The breakfast was simple but plentiful I hope this hard working family can make a go of it- not a chain We had a unit with two beds and a stream right outside of our window It was close to where we boarded for the train ride Good experience

2Thank bradygirl48
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We had a mini family trip (wife, dog, dad) for 4 nights in the Black Hills. After staying here 3 years ago, we knew what to expect and only wanted to stay at the Lantern Inn for our SD leg of the trip. The owner Drew is fantastic and makes sure that your stay is memorable and comfortable. From the...

3Thank Brad H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My wife and I are travelling on motorcycles. We arrived at the motel but were a way too early (about 2 hours!) to formerly check in and our room wasn't quite ready but the owner let us leave our bags in the room and we were also able to use the refrigerator. Whilst waiting for the room to be made...

3Thank Justin B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated motel with 18 rooms and room front parking. We have a outdoor pool and hot tub,grills and picnic tables and a fire pit. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and a private trout stream located on the property with a great fishing lake right across the road. Only 2 blocks from downtown Hill city attractions and a short drive to the world famous Mt. Rushmore monument. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lantern Inn

Address: 580 Main St, (for mail): P.O. Box 744 Hill City, Hill City, SD 57745-2006
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Hotel Class:2 star — Lantern Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“I usually stay in the end room close to the water, river.”
 of 5 bubbles WAMBLI2013, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The whole premises is quiet at night. I don't think there is a bad location.”
 of 5 bubbles irishmadjack, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in back units, very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 298Dave, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms are ground level. We stayed in the end room by the pool & Jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles BBsquared, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“get one with a bench out front, away from bridge ( noise)”
 of 5 bubbles 367tammyk, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
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