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Chief Motel

#8 of 17 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Belle Fourche, South Dakota
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Nope, not fancy but one of the best place to stay in Custer! We stay there for the MickelsonTrek each year! Always clean, really nice people, close to everything. Best vaule in town. I recommend it to everyone

2Thank BHBandit57
Doniphan, Missouri
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This maybe an old property but it is comfortable and clean. IT IS NOT THE RITZ! I remember traveling in the '50s & '60s. This is what we stayed in then. The rooms are small, they still have old TVs but it is clean as a whistle. The manager is cool. He discount cards for everywhere in town it seems...

2Thank Joe G
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This motel is in the center of town and within walking distance to all Custer shops and restaurants. The pool and hot tub are nice, but was packed with kids most of the time so we only used once. The 25 cent soda machine is out of order, so that was a bummer too. The rooms are a little small,...

2Thank lisajames98
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We were just looking for a place to sleep while in the Black Hills. The rooms were very reasonably priced and the owners were wonderful. The only problem I had was the door to the room had a space under it and I worried about things getting in from outside. But we had no claw lung visitors so it was...

1Thank Autumnskyalpacas
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the staff were very helpful and friendly - giving us a place to go to on the Fourth of July when our car got a flat, and giving us helpful advice on the area's attractions. Everything worked in the room, and the location in Custer can't be beat. The beds are super...

1Thank ndshankar
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

The owner was extremely friendly, and we got a room that was very clean and suited our needs perfectly. The bathrooms were clean, and it was the most towels I've ever seen in one room. The water pressure was good and the water was hot. Great location right in the middle of Custer. If you want to overpay for fancy...

Thank MDavidHood
Fenton, MO.
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed at Chief Motel for 3 nights in June while attending awesome Crazy Horse volksmarch and visiting several national caves in area. Our double room was small but clean. Bath towels were clean and reasonably soft. Water pressure was good. Windows opened. Room had lights on only one side of bed and few electrical plugs. Room had no phone...

Thank mfsinmo
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 6 July 2013

My group stayed here a week and everyone loved the motel. If you're looking for clean - and I do mean CLEAN rooms- this is the motel for you! Bruce and Nancy bent over backwards to accommodate us. The guys loved the covered parking and clean towels for the bikes. The breakfast coupons for $1.99 are the bargain of the...

Thank Mary P
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This motel was exactly what my family of three was looking for while staying in the BlackHills of South Dakota. The room was tidy and well kept. The motel itself was the same. In good shape and kept well and a charming reminder of what a old fashioned motel is supposed to be. We enjoyed the large indoor pool and...

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 28 June 2013

After stopping at the Comfort Inn and were told the only rooms available would be $178 we found this little motel on Trip Advisor. We ended up with a two bedroom room. The rooms were clean, but could use some updating. The pink bathtub was a hoot. We also purchased the tickets for the $1.99 breakfast at the Wrangler Cafe,...

Thank Connie J

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chief Motel

Address: 120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range: ₹ 6,168 - ₹ 10,279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chief Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Chief Motel Custer
Chief Hotel Custer
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Custer
#7 Family Hotel in Custer
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“Try to get a room away from the main road”
ByronB774, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms closest to the road hear a little road noise.”
SteveH180, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any room will be awesome!”
shoeboxdriver, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room with 2queen beds is nice to have the extra space...”
U9537DOdonnag, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Motel is U-shaped, rooms in the corners are furthest from street and have only 1 neighbor (although only minor detail)”
stefanl444, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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