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Spencer, Iowa
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights at Sylvan Lake Lodge, Custer, SD. BAD EXPERIENCE. FIRE/SMOKE, On the second night when we were just getting to sleep, the FIRE/SMOKE alarm went off. This was not a drill as I smelled smoke and the hallway outside our door filled with smoke. It ended up being the they tried lighting a fire in...

4Thank Lives_In_SPENCER_IA
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had a room on the first floor with a queen-size bed. The rooms are very small. When you open the door to the hallway anyone passing by has a direct view of the bed. The mattresses are old. The bathroom is small. And, the air conditioning does not cool down the room sufficiently. You can hear noise from the...

1Thank travelingmom1955
kansas city
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed in lodge 503, just two twin beds and kitchen area. Great location. Short walk down to the lake. Highly recommend this lodge. Lake is great, nice trail to walk around it. We did the Blue Bell Lodge Chuck Wagon as well (associated with this lodge) - Highly recommend it. See lots of animals, have a great time with...

1Thank payton21
Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Five star, unbelievable location and scenery! With two star motel-like sleeping rooms. You are not here for the rooms. The bed was full, not queen, but the mattress was pretty good. The bath towels were good and there was hot running water. Otherwise, the rooms were small, noisy and not all that clean. But the location is why you make...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stopped in here on our way through the park. It is absolutely magnificent and the views from the patio spectacular. The staff was very friendly and we took the time to stroll around and take in the ambience. We were too late for breakfast and too early for lunch so it was suggested that were go to Blue Bell...

Thank Richard F
Cleveland, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We were excited to stay in a Black Hills tradition. The first Sylvan Lake Lodge was built there in 1895. Our party rented three queen-bed rooms on the second floor of the old (1939) part of the Lodge. The desk clerk never mentioned the elevator (hidden about 60' from the desk) and watched me lug two suitcases up the stairs....

2Thank walt c
Fremont, California
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had a very nice stay at Sylvan Lake Lodge. We got a large King Size Room. It had a comfortable bed, couch, desk area, and outside patio. Very nice. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the lobby area by the fireplace. For dinner, we ate in the dining room; food was good. We enjoyed breakfast in the dining...

Thank mini
Kansas City
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Sylvan Lake Lodge..each night in a different room due to high bookings. First night we stayed in one of their first floor queen bed rooms. There's not a great deal of space to maneuver around but it was definitely serviceable. The room was very clean. Bathroom was pretty small, but based on...

1Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Custer State Park and the Sylvan Lake Lodge rival the national park system. We stayed two nights in the park, one at the Lodge Lake campgrounds and one at the Sylan Lake lodge. Both were delightful. The food at Sylvan Lake Lodge ( not inexpensive but good value) was the best we had in South Dakota . The room was...

Thank KatembNyc
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We were hiking with a group and stayed 2 nights in the cabins. The room was cold and the heater didn't work. The bathroom was small and situated so one couldn't stand between the toilet and the sink. The shower barely fit one. While we are hikers, the walk up the hill for meals was a chore, ESP after hiking...

1Thank remery1513

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This accommodation is located on Custer State Park's Sylvan Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Lake Lodge

Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-5201
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvan Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
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“all new cabins ,all new beds, new lodge appeal , they are getting it together for sure !”
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“Ask for a room with a lake view, if wanted. They also have a limited number of suites (with a sofa).”
DNvisitors, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you stay in the lounge ask for a room with a balcony”
Lindak1221, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony room.”
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“Ask for room with recent mattress replacement”
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