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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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Reviewed 22 August 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few days. The staff is very nice and welcoming. The beds were very comfortable, the shower was nice( though the water does not get incredibly hot, just warm) and the breakfast was a great deal. The wifi is slow, that was probably the worse thing for us, but everything else made up...

1Thank Michelle G
Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Called in Custer en route to Sturgis and decided to stay a night. I must admit the Chief Motel was not our first choice for accomodation, but I am so pleased we booked in. Our room was lovely and clean and spacious enough for our needs.The pool was also clean and tidy. The gentleman on reception advised which route to...

1Thank lyn b
Schuyler NE
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Friendly place to stay, very helpful. Rooms small, but very clean. Clean towel on bike every morning was a nice touch. Pool and sauna great after a long day of riding. Could be more sheltered bike parking. Free passes & discounts make it a great value. Will stay here again for sure!!

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Went to Custer for a quick end-of-summer get-away with my grandson before giving him back to his parents and school. Didn't realize I'd picked the middle of the great "Sturgess motorcycle rally" and the Chief had one of the last rooms available in town. Was expecting to be disappointed, but very pleasantly surprised. The office staff (both evening and morning)...

2Thank Dan_and_Ellen_Morin
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Been coming to the Chief for dozens of years. It keeps getting updated, and growing. Came during Sturgis week (hint: Custer is a great central location to enjoy the area, its scenic rides, and a biker friendly town with a dozen bike paraphelia shops and a few nice bars. City even sets the Main St. center for biker friendly parking)....

1Thank j d
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2013

My wife & I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of June. We liked the location in the centre (English spelling) of Custer. Glad we stayed in Custer rather than Hill City or Keystone & the free pass to Custer State Park was a bonus. Found the rooms OK & very clean, they were set back from the...

1Thank SteveFromBristolUK
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed at The Chief motel for 4 nights while seeing all the sites. The motel is older, and our room in need of some repair. The bathroom ceiling is peeling and the entire bathroom sorely needs re painting. The tub had mold all along the bottom of the shower door, not inviting when you want to soak in the...

Thank Chowlee55
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Nice homey well cared for property. Everything worked great even though they are dated. Very friendly helpful owners! Nice pool area with spa, pool was warm enough to swim in comfortably. Great value in a great location.

Willard, Ohio
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have been to Custer many times in the past and have always stayed someplace else. This time our usual place was booked so we called Chief Motel. Bruce was so friendly and nice, we stayed there for the night. The room was very clean, and quiet even being located on the main street. The pool was an inside pool,...

2Thank Whipper226
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Our stay was essentially a quick sleep before hitting the parks again. The motel was a blast from the past - I remember staying at motels when I was a kid. The room was comfortable and clean. The lady that checked us in was very helpful and gave us a great recommendation for dinner. The inexpensive breakfast option at the...

2Thank trinididder

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • 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: RM418 - RM693 (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.”
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“Any room will be awesome!”
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“The room with 2queen beds is nice to have the extra space...”
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“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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