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Sylvan Lake Lodge

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I've been here in 2012, great place, great hotel! Worked in the restaurant with tasty dishes. You may see beautiful landscapes, near is a lake, calm place! I liked it a lot! Hope one day I will visit it again!

Thank Andrei B
McFarland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We loved our stay at Sylvan Lake lodge! We stayed for 3 nights in a balcony room. Our balcony was on the side of the building as we were a corner room at the end of the hall. It was very quiet and we loved sitting on the balcony and looking at the lake and watching the sun rise. The...

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Finger Lakes, New York
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had received a recommendation from a friend to stay here, so I booked a king suite for three nights. The lodge itself is in a spectacular setting with limited views of Sylvan Lake. Here is where the hotel misses the mark. The front office people were pretty curt and just not that friendly. Turns out the lodge was closing...

2Thank Tommy B
Hailey, Idaho
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely drive winding up to the Needles Eye, we saw visitors coming down a hiking trail & decided to go! It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the trail challenging, but fun. The views were incredible. Hunger set in so we turned in to Sylvan Lake Lodge for lunch. Service was impeccable! Our two toddler grandchildren were treated royally. In...

Thank Olivekat
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms, friendly staff, and a beautiful view. The lodge restaurant had speedy and courteous staff, and although a little under-staffed, brought us our orders quickly and correctly. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank Sherster22
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our first time to visit this park and lodge. The staff was friendly and the views are impressive. There are walking trails down to the lake and along the ridge. If only in the area for one night, we recommend arriving as close to check-in as possible. This will give you plenty of time to explore the lodge,...

Thank DNvisitors
South Dakota
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is rustic. I knew that when I booked a lodge room. I was delighted that I could get a room at all having tried for years for a last minute cancellation on an impulse trip to the Hills during high season. I stayed in the oldest part of the lodge. The room was small and on the top floor....

Thank JQWD
Ladera Ranch, California
Reviewed 28 September 2016

After visiting Mt Rushmore and before going to see the Crazy Horse Monument, took a slight detour to the Sylvan Lake Lodge for lunch. Great setting up in the mountains with a wonderful dining room including a large stone fireplace. I started with the Tomato Basil Soup followed by the Reuben sandwich. Both were excellent. My wife had the classic...

Thank John M
Minneapolis MN
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I have always loved coming here but this time we definitely noticed it needs some TLC. We were there after Labor Day so all the college students who usually work there were gone. The staff that was there appeared overworked. Our bathroom was nice enough with two sinks and a good shower. We liked our balcony. We...

Thank Lindak1221
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had a two bed room with balcony. The fabrics are dated and somewhat musty but the view was nice and the room adequate for our stay. We were gone most of the day only to return at evening to shower and to go to bed. The bulbs in the lamps were of low wattage so the room was darker...

Thank Popeyebird

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This accommodation is located on Custer State Park's Sylvan Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Lake Lodge

Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-5201
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvan Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
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“Ask for a room with a lake view, if wanted. They also have a limited number of suites (with a sofa).”
 of 5 bubbles DNvisitors, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you stay in the lounge ask for a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Lindak1221, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony room.”
 of 5 bubbles Popeyebird, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with recent mattress replacement”
 of 5 bubbles LJScar, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from room 121”
 of 5 bubbles TampaNugget29, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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