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Chief Motel

120 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1829 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
2 Star accommodation
Family owned and operated * Free HS wireless internet * Custer's largest indoor pool (in season May 20-Sept 18)* Hot Tub * Sauna * 2 Restaurants adjacent * In-room coffee/cocoa * ref/micro * All rooms no More smoking / no pets * Near Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road (1500 buffalo), Scenic Needles Hwy, Iron Mt. Road* Jewel Cave * Wind Cave* Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$75 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chief Motel Custer
Chief Hotel Custer
United States > South Dakota > Custer
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Out of the 10 nights of hotels, this is probably the best one. It was homey, rustic and clean. The owners were great and helpful. Told us the best places to go and how far places were. I liked that there were a separate bedroom if you had 2 beds. And it had a bathroom light IN
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We stayed 2 nights at the Chief motel for being a vitange style motor court it was fairly updated... was quite surprised by the pool area... I was told that it is the largest pool in the Custer area lodging also there is a hot tub and Sauna...The room we had was a 2 bedroom setup
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This little gem in Custer, S.D. should be on your Black Hills lodging short list! The motel is right on the Custer strip, located just blocks from the downtown tourist area, and is clean as a whistle. Customer service is top-notch -- our room was cleaned, and new patterned beddin
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Checkin was quick and easy. Pool was clean...with jacuzzi. Five steps from my parking spot to our room. Yes, a little dated, but clean and comfy. Easy walk to downtown cafes and shops. Hometown advice on where to go. Decent--not great--price point but we were most satisfied.
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The owner was very helpful. Also, as a solo traveler, I looked for budget and safety. Custer was a great location and this property was a great choice for a base to explore the Black Hills. Thumbs up!
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Is this hotel in the centre of Custer / if not how far ?
Not right in center but close enough to walk to most things. Custer is fairly small.
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How about pets? I dont see anything about allowing them.
This is a pet & smoke free motel :)
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Do the rooms have a mini fridge or microwave? What about hairdryer?
Yes as I understand it most or all of the rooms have a mini fridge and microwave(ours did). The office does have one or more hair dryers to loan the customer (ask Nancy the owner for one), but there are none in the room. I hope this helps you.
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"Rates go up Labor Day Weekend before the city shuts down to tourists the next week."
"We asked for a king two weeks ahead of time and a week before we arrived they had one and let us know. Thanks!"
"The pool is located in the middle of the parking lot in the center area of the hotel."
"Moldy rooms"
"Room 114 is great for families"
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