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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Spearfish

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

this was a nice hotel -- clean and comfy. staff was helpful. Even though major construction was ongoing on the street and interstate out front, . Hotel was accessible. We appreciated the card for Luckys --great please to eat.!! thanks

The staff at this Fairfield is their shining glory, very friendly. They were anxious to make our stay pleasant. On the other hand, the sheets were scratchy and it definitely needs updating. Usual hotel breakfast.

Decent stay but expensive for the accommodations. Room was large, but not enough furniture to fill in the space. Kids enjoyed the pool. The breakfast was one of the best I've had at a Marriott location.

Hotel was right off the interstate making it an easy stop. It is a bit run down (dated), but it was clean. The breakfast was good. We used the pool area with the kids and it was clean and the hot tub was nice and warm. I would note that they are doing a lot of construction on the exit that impacts access to the hotel. Just be aware.

Located just off the Interstate. Near to chain restaurants and maybe 10 minutes to downtown Spearfish (don't get too excited.) When we were there, road construction was going on in front of the hotel and on the Interstate overpass. Honestly, they get only a few months a year to do this work in SD, so it's understandable. Standard Fairfield. Small breakfast area, located just off the lobby. Usual offerings, but perfectly adequate. Pleasant check-in experience.

The worst beds ever! They told us they will have a remodel in 2018. Our air conditioner's fan stayed on 24/7, the cooling part went on and off like it is subpost to do, we asked 3 days out of 6 for it to be fixed and matanince never did fix it! On a positive not the front desk personal was friendly and helpful.

I will attempt to be consistent in this narrative by beginning each chapter with a review of the place we checked into at the end of our days' journey. I have taken to reading reviews of others' who have stayed in the same hotel, in this case Fairfield Inn and Suites Spearfish, so as to try to provide an unbiased review of the place, based on our experience. I get how some might consider this to be a less than premiere facility on the outside. The building is not inspiring, the front entrance less than spacious, This is just a generic hotel conveniently located right off I-90 at exit 14. There is an indoor pool and fitness room, neither of which we sampled. The hotel had all the basics you would expect, everything worked, They had our reservation in hand and the front desk lady was familiar with her responsibilities. By my measure, competence alone rates 2.5 stars. The Marriott in Sioux Falls was a much nicer facility but for our purpose; get a good cuddle and a peaceful sleep, the 2 hotels were equal. Our room was clean, smelled good (my wife is a stickler for that), lots of pillows and a comfy bed. They had a nice, quick hot breakfast the next AM. Spearfish is perfectly placed to get into the Black Hills if Deadwood is your first stop. This was the primary reason we stayed there. It worked out as planned so 4 stars constitutes a fair measure of our stay. We began the day leaving Sioux Falls @ 9:45 after breakfast at Perkins. (I know 'cause we kept a journal.) Perkins is Perkins. Staff was friendly, food was good, delivered hot and fast even though they were busy. A Red Sox fan was seated in the next booth. If you are familiar with recent World Series history the Sox have not been too kind to my Cardinals. Still, we exchanged genuine pleasantries. Driving on I-90 was a joy. I love to drive and our CRV is reliable, efficient and can deliver the power when called for. To drive 85 MPH on portions of I-90 w/o my wife having anything to say was liberating! She perhaps was distracted by her Roadside America app (no interest or endorsement inferred) which was useful in finding several side trips off I-90. Porter Sculpture Park (closed, but we could see the 60' bullshead) St. Peter's Rock Grotto (check out the Honey locust trees, Farmer, SD), the Corn Palace and a prehistoric Indian village (active archaeological excavation site) both located in Mitchell, SD and to cap it off, a 50 ft tall metal statue of a native American Indian woman (located at a rest stop just off the highway) that was impressive to behold. The Grotto is not far off the I-90, same for the prehistoric village. Both get thumbs up from us. The Badlands was our "go to" destination other than the hotel in Spearfish. This was a long days' drive and with our side trips we did not reach the Badlands until 3 PM or so. It helped that we gained an hour going into Mountain time. Reaching the Badlands also presented me with a difficult choice in that, upon arriving at our exit to enter the our objective I discerned, by way of abundant signage, that just to the north there lies the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Poor planning on my part. Certainly not enough research. Time dictated making a choice so we chose the Badlands. I only regret that the choice had to be made for I dearly wanted to see them both. The Badlands rewarded us with the scorched beauty we beheld, again and again as we toured the park by car. We got out at several turnouts/overlooks. Did some hiking into the park as well. We are not "hikers" by any stretch of the imagination but the walking we did here was easy. We were rewarded with incomparable vistas. This terrain is simply a wonder to gaze upon. If you take this trip you must see for yourself the magnificent desolation which abounds here. It almost makes you whisper in awe. Forgive my inability to do it justice with words alone. Go see and walk this ground. The area was also not overrun by clouds of annoying tourists. Editor's note: That's a joke, but it was not overcrowded. Drove through thundershowers on the way to Spearfish. You could see the rain from miles away when approaching Rapid City. It gives you a sense of how vast the American West is and what a wonder it is to behold. We are just 2 full days into this trip and so far it's just really cool! Next time: Spearfish to Casper, Wy. via the Black Hills

Checked into this Fairfield last night and was simply appalled. Our room was dirty (pee in the toilet, the bed still messed from either not being cleaned or someone "borrowing" the room for a quickie. The front desk guy was nice and welcoming and apologetic and he found us another room, but when I moved a chair there was trash under it. So, is this bad housekeeping only or a top down management issue? Well, let's see. The lobby was dirty. The lobby furniture is worn and stained. The lobby is tiny, like a Super 8 lobby or a Motel 6 lobby. The carpets in the halls was dirty. The elevator was dirty. The door jamb of the elevator was filthy. The sheets on our bed were poor quality and rough. The mattress was lumpy and old. So, had we not been exhausted, we'd have bolted. As it is, we slept fitfully and couldn't wait until morning. This hotel doesn't deserve the Fairfield by Marriott brand and is simply not worth your money or the fitful night of sleep you might not even get as you wonder if you're sleeping in a clean bed. Just awful.

We booked this for convenience of location. We stay at a lot of Marriotts and this one was not good. Had several hairs in the tub. Dirt and who knows what else on the walls. Carpet needed a good vacuum...bottom of toilet was filthy.

What can I say. It is clean and we rested well except since this is where we stayed first after our flight from the southeast, we had trouble adjusting to the extremely low humidity. Every morning we woke clogged up. The breakfast staff was very nice but it is the usual menu.

2720 1st Avenue East Spearfish SD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Spearfish is within a 10-minute drive of Black Hills State University. This 52-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Spearfish Canyon North Entrance is also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


The 52 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Spearfish enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 136 reviews