Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

2 stars
323 South 27th Street, Spearfish, SD 57783
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
26 reviews
Great hotel

Great location, clean rooms, very helpful staff, gave great local attractions information, would... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 29, 2009
Convenient location

We chose the hotel because of its location relative to our activities in July, and were satisfied... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 5, 2008
Take the family to this Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish conveniently located off Interstate 90 for your next fun-filled adventure in the picturesque Black Hills. Take a drive along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and explore the perfect destination for rock climbing, mountain biking and fishing. Experience the wonder of Devils Tower National Monument, or view the Crazy Horse Memorial. After an exciting day, refuel with a meal at Pizza Ranch next to this lodging, then challenge the family in the game room or splash in the indoor heated pool and hot tub. Start your morning with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and laundry facilities are available. A meeting space and business center are available for your convenience. Plan your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access. Pets are welcome at this smoke-free lodging.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Casino
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Duffman320
Business
Florence, NJ
Jul 26, 2013

No Elevator !

If you stay on the 2nd floor, you have to lug all your luggage up a flight of steps. None of the windows have locks on them, so staying on the 1st floor is no bargain either. At 4:00AM every morning you are awaken by water pipes making loud clanky noises. The rooms were clean. The free breakfast was pretty good. The price was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

15 minutes to Deadwood

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
THE MONTANA TRAVELER
Business
MT
Sep 26, 2012

SLEEPY TIME

VERY NICE A PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD THAT DONT COST A FORTUNE

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

DEADWOOD

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
debbyrn
Business
Rockford, Il
Jul 26, 2012

Nice place to stay

We booked this on line, which worked very well. Quiet place for the 2 nights we stayed.. The only problem we had was the wireless was not very strong and kept going out, but otherwise, everyone we came into contact was very nice, and more than happy to help, I would reccomend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CMP on the road
Business
Moorhead, MN
Jun 4, 2012

Unfortunate

The price (and somewhat decent recent reviews) were what lured us to book and prepay. As anyone can see, there are unfortunately no highly rated hotels in Spearfish. Upon first impression, the hotel seems to be going through a renovation. The ceiling over the check-in counter is messed up, so I hope that is just a work in progress. We were told upon check-in that the room we pre-paid for online was unavailable. The desk clerk was very nice and helpful. He told us the room he was putting us in was nicer than the one we pre-paid for anyhow. The room we were placed in was not newly remodeled or renovated, so it made me quite curious as to the condition of the room we prepaid for. It was somewhat clean (there were crumbs on the carpet, but the bathroom looked clean). The beds were comfortable. The bathtub was peeling and the overall state of the room needs serious updating. The light fixtures were mismatched and the room had some other "oddities." We were also told that the hot tub was not working and the internet was acting up. This was not a concern for us as we planned to use neither. However, I can see how these issues would be a big deal to other people. The HUGE issue for us was in the morning. The shower did not function. The water would run in the tub, but would not through the shower head once the lever was pushed over to "shower." I called down to the desk to see if there was a vacant room we could use the shower in and she told me they were booked, and there was "nothing she could do for us." This was about 9am, and several people had checked out (I could plainly see the housekeepers working down the halls). She did not offer to send a maintenance person up to try and fix it, nor did she offer us a recently vacated (and cleaned) room to use the shower in. We checked out and the desk clerk was quite polite and apologized, of course. I told her I was not upset at her, as these things are beyond her control, but asked that she relay to her superior that I was most un-pleased. Being that there are no highly recommended hotels in Spearfish, next time we drive through, we will keep driving to Rapid and perhaps we will have better luck there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
uss inchon
Business
sioux falls, sd
May 29, 2012

south dakota state track meet semi finals at spearfish

we stayed at the howard johnsons in spearfish to watch the sd state track meet semi finials that was held in spearfish, it was rea easy to fine the hotel, the rooms were real nice. the staff were great, they did a great job in keeping the rooms clean and beds fixed. nice breakfast each morning. the staff was real great in answering questions we had about the city. would stay there again if we get out that way. thanks howard johnson hotel. CE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jt123
Business
rapid city, sd
May 18, 2012

New owners

New owners took over this past summer, and have remodeled the public areas, the pool and hot tub have been repainted and most of the rooms have new paint, carpet and furnishings. The staff is very accomadating and knowledgable. Although not a new hotel it is clean and well kept. The breakfast was good and the arcade for the kids kept everyone happy. Great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cheryl101
Business
North Dakota, USA
Sep 23, 2011

Nice, Pleasant Stay

It was a nice stay. Clean room Friendly staff Good Breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wyoming
Business
Wyoming, USA
Aug 28, 2011

Nice Pillows but hard beds!

Nice hotel for the price. Awesome pillows but the beds are too hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MaggienerDoggiesMom
Business
Billings, MT
Jul 4, 2011

Stinky!

The hotel was very smelly. The man at the front desk checked us in and sent us to a room that already had someone staying in there. Luckly the person wasn't in the room and luckly we were not there to rob the person. The guy wasn't very concerend about the problem. The room was not very clean, needed to be updated, there was no closet door, and the room door was very loud when we would shut it. Also, the key didn't work very well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the Fish Hatchery.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn-Spearfish

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Jun 23, 2011

Clean room, nice staff

Clean room, nice reception. Not enough staff to keep the breakfast room stocked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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