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Dakotah Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Aside from a clogged drain that backed up nasty water in the shower ....it was OK. If you want a place to stay though that is quiet and allows you to kick back ...sorry, but this isn't the place. With a water park (had I known about this I would not have stayed there ...details!!) you're sure to attract a loud bunch of bratty kids and parents who go out of there way to NOT control them! I expect this at Wisconsin dells, but not in Sioux Falls. Too much pounding literally forced us to leave. BUT ...this was NOT in any way the fault of those working there mind you. Just there are more ...quieter options to be had.

This hotel was very clean and the staff was all extremely friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast is included...waffles, eggs, yogurt, cereal, etc., and plenty of hot coffee. Beds were comfortable and there is a great center courtyard and indoor pool with 175' water slide. Bottom line, we had a great stay at the Dakotah Lodge.

Very nice family and pet friendly hotel. We enjoyed our experience here. The water slide was super fun for the kids and the pool was nice with a little play area. Hot tub was decent. It wasn't over crowded so we got to try everything multiple times. There was arcade type games that I saw many kids playing. Breakfast bar was amazing. Had the best variety of foods and drinks during our trip. Only negative remark I would have is that one of the beds in the room needs to be replaced. Felt like we were sleeping in a taco shell. My husband and I kept rolling towards one another while we tried to sleep.

People expect too much from roadside hotels. Nice and clean- that's all I care about.

Too tired to give a real assessment, but everybody was very nice. The water park look nice comma I did use the fitness center I showered then went to bed

The pool was so strong of clorine could hardly stay in there!

The staff were nice. Bed was comfy. The hallways were disgusting dirty... first thing I noticed walking to our room. The room was kinda clean but there was tape EVERYWHERE...walls, furniture, doors. Window was condensing and dripping all over the heater under it. TV and furniture was very small. Shelf on wall was wobbly and looked like it would fall off. Bathroom TINY. Not impressed. Won't go back. It's an OLD hotel with cosmetic renovation.

Room was ok, staff was friendly. Kids really enjoyed the water slide.

Only stayed for the night, but was very impressed. Very clean and quiet, nice pool and spa. Close to the airport.

Nice place, good pool, decent breakfast as long as you don't go in the last 30 minutes, but they must've had some breaker/electrical issues because the toasters were not working (kept blowing breakers) and then there was no hot water in the shower? I would guess the issue might be same, but? So after taking a freezing cold shower I was not as happy as I was the previous 1 1/2 days.

Some rude guests but that can't be helped by the hotel! Clean and modern, very comfortable

This hotel is a good deal. The price is affordable and the quality is better than I would normally expect for this price. The pool is simple but nice and clean. The slide was fun! And it's located in a good area of the city, near the main event center and good restaurants within a couple minutes drive. I would definitely stay here again!

Nice updated place. It was an older motel remodeled. Pros: The rooms were clean, pool was nice with zero entry pool for little ones, and breakfast on site. Cons: Older motel remodeled so ceilings are low/dark, slide not open all the time, limited fruit for breakfast. I would stay here again for a night. It was a good value.

Bathroom was deplorable. Sink and shower did not drain. Would not recommend based on this information alone. On the plus side, staff was very friendly and bed was comfortable.

Other than a slow draining bathroom sink the hotel was comfortable and clean. Staff were very courteous and helpful and let our group use the courtyard and breakfast area for grilling and eating dinner.

Excellent experience, will stay again! Would not hesitate to recommend for anyone.

Great location rooms were clean breakfast was nice but needs some type Meat product

Having stayed in this hotel prior to renovations, I was very nervous to book the room. I am happy to say the renovations have been remarkable. Our room was comfortable and the hotel in general lived up to its descriptions. The place is loud and the walls thin. I expected that. The hotel is geared for families wanting to swim and enjoy each other's company.

A good stop on the way. Large rooms, good breakfast, plenty of space for parking, easy to find.

My experience went well midweek. This is a recently- updated hotel, with attractive room and bath, fridge, micro, BIG pool, for a decent price. Access is easy and near airport. I encountered very helpful, friendly staff. Amble hot breakfast was provided. Would have given 4, maybe five stars except for below: Two concerns - Noise, and temperature. 1 - There is not good soundproofing from the hall. since there were few people midweek, this wasn't a major issue, but it sure would have been on a weekend. also, when flushing the toilet, there was a loud sound when the toilet was refilling - helicopter-like! I did not have neighbors on either side (to my knowledge) so I can't speak to sound from other rooms. 2 - Temperature - there is minimal insulation around the AC/Heat unit under the window. winter air leaked in around the unit ( which did its job) but the hall side of the room was noticeable warmer than the window side of the room. Also, that poor of an insulation is just not good for their costs or the environment.

3200 W. Russell Sioux Falls SD

Hotel highlights

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

Within a short walk of Elmwood Golf Course, Dakotah Lodge is within a mile (2 km) of Denny Sanford Premier Center. This 102-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a free water park, and an indoor pool. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Empire Fairgrounds.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

The 102 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, hair dryers, and desks are also available.


Property features

Dakotah Lodge features a free water park, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 11 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Dakotah Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (12) Business (7) Family (10) Other (1)
3

great hotel. but loud!

Couples

Aside from a clogged drain that backed up nasty water in the shower ....it was OK. If you want a place to stay though that is quiet and allows you to kick back ...sorry, but this isn't the place. With a water park (had I known about this I would not have stayed there ...details!!) you're sure to attract a loud bunch of bratty kids and parents who go out of there way to NOT control them! I expect this at Wisconsin dells, but not in Sioux Falls. Too much pounding literally forced us to leave. BUT ...this was NOT in any way the fault of those working there mind you. Just there are more ...quieter options to be had.

By , from Green Bay on Nov 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 1, 2017

Dan I appreciate the honest review and once again I do apologize for not so great nights rest. I do thank you for coming to us and letting us know of how you enjoyed us but for you a pool free hotel would be a better fit for you. Have a great day and get some quiet time in!

5

nice hotel with very friendly staff.

Everyone

This hotel was very clean and the staff was all extremely friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast is included...waffles, eggs, yogurt, cereal, etc., and plenty of hot coffee. Beds were comfortable and there is a great center courtyard and indoor pool with 175' water slide. Bottom line, we had a great stay at the Dakotah Lodge.

By , from Germany on Oct 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2017

Neil I appreciate the 5 out of 5 review you have left us. I am glad you were able to enjoy your stay with us and that you were so pleased you left us a review. Our courtyard is a great place to relax and enjoy the fireplace. Thank you again, enjoy your day.

5

nice family (and pet) friendly hotel

Everyone

Very nice family and pet friendly hotel. We enjoyed our experience here. The water slide was super fun for the kids and the pool was nice with a little play area. Hot tub was decent. It wasn't over crowded so we got to try everything multiple times. There was arcade type games that I saw many kids playing. Breakfast bar was amazing. Had the best variety of foods and drinks during our trip. Only negative remark I would have is that one of the beds in the room needs to be replaced. Felt like we were sleeping in a taco shell. My husband and I kept rolling towards one another while we tried to sleep.

By , from Biwabik, MN on Aug 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

I am sorry about the taco shell you were sleeping in, I hope you let the desk know so we can fix that issue so no one else is sleeping in that. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, our pool is a great thing for the kids and the kids always enjoy the arcade games. I hope you guys are able to enjoy the rest of your vacation. Thank you for staying with us we appreciate your business.

5
Everyone

People expect too much from roadside hotels. Nice and clean- that's all I care about.

By on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you! We much appreciate your time!

4
Everyone

Too tired to give a real assessment, but everybody was very nice. The water park look nice comma I did use the fitness center I showered then went to bed

By on Jun 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2017

Thank you for leaving us feedback on your stay we do appreciate it. Our fitness center is something that does not get enough use so I am glad you were able to enjoy it.

2
Everyone

The pool was so strong of clorine could hardly stay in there!

By on Apr 24, 2017

Review comment responded on May 7, 2017

I apologize you were not able to enjoy the pool that is a great place for families to hang out and enjoy themselves. I hope you were able to enjoy the courtyard and the breakfast while you stayed with us.

3

okay

Everyone

The staff were nice. Bed was comfy. The hallways were disgusting dirty... first thing I noticed walking to our room. The room was kinda clean but there was tape EVERYWHERE...walls, furniture, doors. Window was condensing and dripping all over the heater under it. TV and furniture was very small. Shelf on wall was wobbly and looked like it would fall off. Bathroom TINY. Not impressed. Won't go back. It's an OLD hotel with cosmetic renovation.

By on Mar 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 31, 2017

I am glad you enjoyed the staff and the comfy bed while you stayed with us. I see by your review that we have some housekeeping issues and we are currently working on this and have updates and renovations coming in the near future.

4

kids loved the water slide!

Everyone

Room was ok, staff was friendly. Kids really enjoyed the water slide.

By , from Sioux Falls, SD on Oct 22, 2016

4

very nice hotel,great bargain.

Everyone

Only stayed for the night, but was very impressed. Very clean and quiet, nice pool and spa. Close to the airport.

By , from Ft. Lauderdale on Sep 16, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2016

Thank you Rob for taking time to leave us a review on what you experienced while you stayed with us. We love to get feedback on how we are doing and what we can do to make your stay enjoyable. We have figured out that knocking on the door gives a personal touch to the wake up call. Yes our waterslide does have hours where we man the slide and those are busier hours if guest would like to use the waterslide we can open it up so everyone gets a chance to enjoy the 167ft slide we have. Thank you again Rob and enjoy your trip.

4

electrical issues?

Everyone

Nice place, good pool, decent breakfast as long as you don't go in the last 30 minutes, but they must've had some breaker/electrical issues because the toasters were not working (kept blowing breakers) and then there was no hot water in the shower? I would guess the issue might be same, but? So after taking a freezing cold shower I was not as happy as I was the previous 1 1/2 days.

By , from Nebraska on Sep 5, 2016