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Mountain View Lodge & Cabins
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly owners, disappointing room”
Reviewed 2 August 2010

We booked this room knowing that it would be different from the average Best Western. The staff was friendly and accommodating, but the location was disappointingly close to the noisy highway. Although it claimed to be newly renovated, the only thing that looked refurbished was the lobby. The rooms were small and worn, but clean. The shower was tiny, and the furnishings were cheap and sparse.
Our first night we stayed we had a terrible, sewage-type smell in our room. When my husband went to speak with the owner about it, he said they'd had "a few complaints about that". The hotel quickly changed us to another room and it was better. Overall we managed and liked the friendly staff but it was not enough to make up for the poor quality of the rooms and location.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Illiopolis, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

Our room had two double beds and 19" tv (5 channels), a microwave (no fridge) and a bath with very small shower. It was clean and comfortable but taking a shower was a little uncomfortable. They have internet only in the office area. Not in the rooms. The balcony view was beautiful and there were chairs and bbq grills for your use. You are a few miles from a town or attraction but it is a nice location. The swimming pool was quite small.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

We were up above in the cabins. We had 4 families in three of the cabins. We had a very enjoyable time. We were there in the month of June, so we were able to take advantage of the outdoors. The location was gorgeous and plenty of room for our families to be outside when we were around. There is so much to check out in the area. As I look back at the pictures that we took it just reminds me what a great place for us to all gather. The ages ranged from 55 - 12, we were able to keep us all entertained. The couple that manages the lodge were very gracious and accomadating. Thanks for a fun family gathering.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2010

I stayed @ the Mountain View Lodge for an extended weekend and couldn't be more pleased with my experience. The rooms were very clean and the caretakers were the sweetest couple! The lodge also was conveniently located right outside Hill City.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2010

My husband and I traveled from Seattle to Hill City for a wedding. The wedding took place behind the lodge in a beautiful wooded area. I would highly reccomend this space for an event. We stayed 3 nights in a very nice, clean 1 bedroom suite (2 Queen beds). The kitchenette (microwave, toaster, fridge, sink) was convenient for chilling our wine we picked up from the Prarie Berry Winery up the road. A fantastic continental breakfast is served each morning in the main office. The lodge was located in the perfect location for our purposes. We were close to Harney Peak, various trails in the area (I recommend the Horsethief Lake hike...approximately 15 minutes away from the lodge), Deerfield Lake (fishing), Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Lead, Custer State Park, Keystone, downtown Hill City, Rapid City....and much more. There is also a wonderful burger/ice cream spot across the street (Dairy Twist) as well as miniature golf. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mountain View Lodge & Cabins
Address: 12654 S Highway 16, Hill City, SD 57745-6522
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Hill City
Price range (per night): $90 - $319
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain View Lodge & Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your Black Hills vacation at our lodge and cabins within minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and several area attractions, ride on the Mickelson trail or kick back at Sheridan lake 2 miles away, cookout on our covered deck, and enjoy the scenic hills. ... more   less 
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