Town Hall Inn

Town Hall Inn

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Step through the doors of the Town Hall Inn located in Lead, SD and find yourself swept back in time to the early 1900's; an exhilarating time where hospitality flourished and adventure was plentiful. For our customers, we offer a clean, friendly place to stay; for our associates we promise an upbeat and fair place to work; for our community we promise to be a place that educates patrons in the rich history of the beautiful Black Hills to inspire repeat visits.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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215 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1603
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J H wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
2. Town Hall Inn , Lead
This is an interesting old historical building, inside and out. The décor is unusual & different and the room we had was very comfortable with a fridge, microwave & tea/coffee making facilities. A small and very basic continental breakfast is provided in the small lobby area. There is on-street parking outwith peak time and free parking behind the B & B. There are not many places to eat in Lead, especially in the evening but we were recommended to try Lewie’s Saloon and Eatery on the outskirts and we had a delicious bar meal there. Lead itself is small but is fairly near tourist sites such as Deadwood. Note: there is no lift to the upstairs rooms for eg disabled use, just a fairly long flight of stairs. However, the host will happily help with luggage and there are ground floor rooms available. It was a pleasantly different experience from the more mainstream hotels and B&Bs.
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Date of stay: July 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mark M, Manager at Town Hall Inn
Responded 27 Jun 2020
We are honored to have hosted you!
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Wif52 wrote a review Sept 2020
Harvard, IL74 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Town Hall Inn & Jail, even with the lack of an elevator. Be prepared to lug your things up 32 very steep stairs. There are only 12 rooms in the hotel, and it is very popular for those who like history.

The only caveat we have with this hotel is that they only take credit or debit cards for payment; no cash. Just be prepared for that policy.

The 106 year old building has an interesting history. The front desk woman was very informative and knowledgeable about it.

The room was very large, with everything needed for a good night sleep. I was leery of the bed at first; it had some pretty bad depressions on one side of the bed, but it was a memory foam mattress and I slept well. The room was very clean and very quiet.

The room (The Vault Room, 204) does have a microwave and refrigerator hidden in the armoire. Unfortunately, we were not curious enough the evening before to open it up, so did not know this until we were leaving in the morning. Breakfast was pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.

There is a microbrewery onsite in the basement, but we did not visit it.
Parking is on the street, with very limited parking behind the building, so be prepared for a possible long walk.

There is a free municipal parking lot across the street. There is a “load/unloading area in front of the hotel, but you cannot park there long term.

We would stay again, but possible book a first floor room instead.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Room Tip: If you have any mobility issues, reserve a 1st floor room - there are 32 steep stairs to the...
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Response from Mark McGrane, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Thank you for the in - depth review! We appreciate you!
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Traveler452026 wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owner Mark is awesome. He dusted off 2-3 inches of snow off my SUV in the morning when we were parked in front of building....he also ran more coffee and shampoo up to our room for us when running low. Super quiet and clean, cant wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark M, Manager at Town Hall Inn
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, and thank you for your business. We appreciate it!
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Pam S wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia311 contributions147 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This unique old building is beautifully restored. Our room with period furnishings, which was on the ground floor was very quiet & comfortable. It was one of the best beds we slept in on our travels across the US. The owner was very friendly & helpful. Great shower & wonderful towels. The only thing that let it down, was the average breakfast & did not enjoy sitting in the reception area to have breakfast while other guests were checking out. Well worth a stay in this old mining town in the Black Hills of Dakota.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark M, Manager at Town Hall Inn
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Kathy C wrote a review Aug 2020
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States45 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We randomly chose the Town Hall Inn for a reservation during a cross country move. Due to logistics and car trouble we were delayed and feared losing our accommodations. Owner Mark called to check on us and rescheduled our stay. I was shocked to say the least. We arrived around 9pm and Lisa was still there waiting to make sure we arrived safely, got us checked in and parked correctly. A lovely continental breakfast was provided in the morning along with lots of friendly conversation and tips for sightseeing in the area. The inn was so charming!! We stayed in the Jury Room which was spacious and beds very comfortable. All the original features of this 1930's building were a real treat, yet they somehow managed to add modern bathrooms! Highly recommend this unique hotel...we were so happy we didn't just go with a boring national chain.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark McGrane, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Your five star review has us super grateful for the work we do and love!
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Road Trippers wrote a review Aug 2022
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Perhaps it was our misfortune to have visited during Kool Deadwood Nights, or maybe it's due to the inexperience of the new owners, but this was the most expensive and disappointing lodging of our 12 night trip through Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It would not take much to elevate the experience. For more than $300 a night, we expect more amenities. Upgrade the towels, provide a couple bottles of complimentary water, have ice available. Add a full length mirror,or just a second mirror anywhere in the room. Partner with a local bakery for a more appetizing continental breakfast. It's not a terrible place. It was very clean, and the new owner is very friendly. If the history of the building is higher priority than the amenities, this may please you.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kody Bybee, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 31 Aug 2022
I appreciate your review and your suggestions for improvements. We are always looking for new ways to help improve the experience for our guests. Several of your suggestions are already in the works, but you bring up some additional good ideas. Thank you!
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Wanderer738086 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We pulled into Lead South Dakota at 9:30 at night, and found the Quaint Town Hall, because we were late, there was a very nice sign for late arriving guests to push the buzzer, and someone would be right there. Mark the owner greeted us, such a pleasant person!!

After a nice review of what to exoect,explaining the light breakfast etc. My husband asked him if he would be able to help him unload his Harley off of our trailer the next morning because he has bad shoulders, Mark did not even hesitate! Wow!!

We had the deliberation room, it was clean, comfortable, and quiet, the bed was super comfortable!!

The light breakfast consists of coffee, Juice, instant oatmeal, fruit, muffins, tiny cinnamon rolls, it was perfect! We loved sitting outside on the little table in the mornings enjoying our little breakfast and watching all the Harleys go by!!

Mark helped my husband take his bike off the trailer, and also volunteered to sharpen my husbands knife after noticing that it wasn't as sharp as it should be, I could go on and on, but we loved it here, we stayed for 5 nights, and will be back for longer next year!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark McGrane, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 21 Aug 2020
Thank you for the great review! It was nice meeting you two. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we looking forward to seeing you again next year. Thanks again.
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Sotongirl49 wrote a review Aug 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom193 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the Old Town Hall. We had a 2 night stay in the 'Mayor's Office', a King room on the ground floor. A large well equipped room with a comfortable bed. Access to the building and room is via key pad, which saves carrying round an extra key or card. We noted the numbers on our phones to avoid any late night issues (!) as there is no manned reception as such, albeit a contact phone number.

The only issue we had was noise as the complimentary breakfast area was in the lobby outside the room, which meant as guests came to the area for breakfast we could hear their conversations, laughter etc. We did feel that this 'downside' should have been made clearer or reflected in the price?

Lead itself was a bit of a bonus - we wished to visit Deadwood and were unable to book our preferred accommodation in Deadwood so opted for Lead itself. Whilst there we visited the Homestead Mine / Sanford University research centre and enjoyed a meal at the Sled Haus - a good 20 min+ walk but worth it.

Room tip - Get a room on an upper floor. Ground floor can be noisy.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jameyyawn wrote a review Sept 2020
Fairview, Tennessee20 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights over the Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful stay. Our room and the entire hotel were very clean and the beds were so comfortable! Lead and the Town Hall Inn are a great alternative to staying in Deadwood if you are looking for something a little quieter and family friendly while also being really close to everything. Sue at the front desk could not have been more friendly or helpful, always there to answer any questions and point us in the right direction for anything we needed. Lastly, they have a great brewery in the basement that had just opened, Jailhouse Brews. We really enjoyed speaking with the owners, playing darts, and of course trying a few of their delicious beers!
We would highly recommend the Town Hall Inn if you are in the area, we hope to visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark McGrane, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Thank you for the kind review! We are honored to have hosted you!
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Eestigirl wrote a review Oct 2020
Leavenworth, Washington337 contributions148 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a great experience staying in the old Lead Town Hall (our room apparently was the former library and had a door to a safe). The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was great. We enjoyed a 50-cent beer (for hotel guests) in the pub down on the lower level before heading out for dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark McGrane, Owner at Town Hall Inn
Responded 30 Nov 2020
We love giving our guests good beer!!!
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Answer from Mark M
Lead, South Dakota
Thank you for the email. We currently do not have any available rooms for those dates. Have a good day.
Answer from Mark M
Lead, South Dakota
Hello and thank you for the email. We do have a 3 day cancellation policy, a $10 charge would be applied. There is a link on the top of our homepage for our cancellation policy, I cannot paste the link to this email. Thanks again.
tirakatz wrote a tip Jan 2024
Bonn, Germany74 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Elderly or disabled people: You have to carry your luggage from the parking lot behind the hotel uphill to the front door and then upstairs."
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Bruce k wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can't handle 31 stairs each time you need to get to your room, ask for a room on the first floor. "
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billk1954 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Parker, Colorado288 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The less luggage you have the better, as it is 32 stairs to the second floor."
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RealJZ wrote a tip Jun 2023
Irvington, New York116 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator"
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Greg W wrote a tip Jun 2022
116 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 102 is excellent. Ground floor, full kitchen."
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PRICE RANGE
₹6,664 - ₹14,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Town Hall Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Town Hall Inn?
Nearby attractions include Deadwood Alive (3.8 km), Adams House (3.8 km), and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Town Hall Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Town Hall Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Town Hall Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Town Hall Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Town Hall Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Deadwood Legends Steakhouse at The Franklin Hotel, and Jacobs Brewhouse & Grocer.
Is Town Hall Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Lead.
Are there any historical sites close to Town Hall Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Adams House (3.8 km), Wild Bill's Trading Post on Main St. (4.1 km), and Aspire Boutique (0.1 km).
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