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The Best Hotels in South Dakota


Discover some of the top-rated hotels throughout South Dakota.

The West Region: Black Hills and Badlands

After spending the day at the majestic Mount Rushmore National Memorial or surrounding yourself in the rugged beauty of the Badlands National Park, relax and recharge at some of the top hotels in South Dakota. Listed as a top luxury hotel by, Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City abounds with amenities and historical ambiance.

Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Historic Deadwood
Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City
Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City

Looking for a resort feel? Consider The Lodge at Deadwood, rated #1 of the 15 Best Resorts in South Dakota. In Custer, Bavarian Inn Black Hills is a must for those looking for a mountain boutique complete with indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub. Finding its place on the 10 Best South Dakota 5-Star Hotels, Spearfish Canyon Lodge is the place for captivating canyon views from hotel suites. Numerous 5-star reviews and a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award of 2022 make The Hotel Sturgis a charming choice for visitors wanting luxurious bedding, a spa-like bathroom, and views from a private balcony.

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The Northeast Region: Glacial Lakes & Prairies

Beautiful lakes and outdoor adventures abound in northeastern South Dakota.

Conveniently located near South Dakota University and deemed a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award and Best Seller in 2022, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Brookings has pristine accommodations and a nearby waterpark that make it a popular destination for visitors. The Ramkota Hotel Watertown, heralded as one of the 15 Best Family Hotels in South Dakota That All Ages Love, allows families to enjoy Lake Kampeska for hiking, fishing, canoeing and swimming at the beach and spend time at Bramble Park Zoo (just five minutes away). 

Lake Kampeska
Lake Kampeska
Watertown, SD
Downtown Watertown

The Southeast Region

The largest city in South Dakota, Sioux Falls offers tons of recreational fun in the Southeast region with amazing attractions and accommodations. Rated by as one of the Top Luxury Hotels in Sioux Falls and TripAdvisor as a Travelers’ Choice for 2022, the Sioux Falls Clubhouse Hotel & Suites is the perfect place for visitors to take a plunge in the indoor pool or simply unwind in oversized guestrooms and first-class suites after taking in sensational Sioux Falls. Another popular destination in Sioux Falls, ranks Hotel on Phillips as one of the Top Hotels in Sioux Falls. Recently transformed, this upscale boutique hotel is filled with chandeliers and charm. Not surprisingly, it is also deemed a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2022 and is just minutes away from Falls Park, historic buildings, bike trails and the Butterfly House & Aquarium.

The Treasury Lounge, Sioux Falls
The Treasury Lounge, Hotel on Phillips
Sioux Falls Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
Sioux Falls Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
Lewis and Clark Resort
Lewis and Clark Resort

Looking for a lake-style getaway? Head south to Yankton and stay at one of the 15 Best Resorts in South Dakota at Lewis and Clark Resort. Situated on the Missouri River, the recreation area is a popular destination for bike & nature trails, while the marina offers boat rentals for all-day family fun. The on-site recreation includes a heated outdoor pool, playground, sand volleyball and much more.

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The Central Region: Missouri River

The rambling Missouri River is the perfect location for top accommodations in the Central region of South Dakota. 

Looking to visit the state capital and the heart of South Dakota, visitors will find themselves enveloped in the natural beauty of Pierre. Selected by as one of the Top Pierre Luxury Hotels, Pierre Clubhouse Hotel and Suites is a great choice for visitors to relax in a hot tub or heated pool, spend time at the on-site children’s playland (including a waterslide), or take advantage of free bike rentals to roam nearby biking trails. Located just one mile from the State Capitol and six minutes away from the South Dakota Discovery Center, families are certain to find plenty of fun here. 

Overlook of Pierre
Downtown Pierre
Pierre Clubhouse Hotel's Children's Water Playland
Pierre Clubhouse Hotel's Children's Water Playland

Awarded the TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice of 2022, the AmericInn Lodge and Suites by Wyndham in Chamberlain is an ideal choice. Guests can escape to suites equipped with a whirlpool & fireplace and relax by soaking in the property’s indoor pool and hot tub. Exploring around Chamberlain, the Dignity of Earth & Sky monument, South Dakota Hall of Fame, Akta Lakota Museum, and the Missouri River are all fantastic options to fill your eyes with wonder.

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