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Clean, ice cold air conditioning, and attentive staff. The breakfast offering isn’t much but we didn’t stay there for the food.

The only room left was a non-smoking room, which smelled really, really, really bad. They refused to refund my deposit. Stay away from this property.

Clean and reasonably priced. Convenient location near I90

Room was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. I was traveling with my elderly mother, who needs a walker, we had a handicap accessible room and had no problems with access to breakfast. There was not an accessible shower though.

When you see the hotel it looks old school but inside it is clean, nice and very friendly staff. The beds were very comfortable and it was very quiet - all the things that are important to me. The room had a refrigerator and microwave and there is a continental breakfast and hot tub. Great pick for the price for a nice stay.

We always stay here when passing through from Minnesota to Deadwood and back because in all our years of travel we have never found better customer service than the Thunderbird. Case in point, recently, due to a mix up on our part, we accidentally booked the wrong date and the manager agreed to waive our mistake. Then, when making a new reservation, the manager called and told me that we had booked a smoking room when in the past we have booked non-smoking, so he wanted to just confirm if we had made an error in reserving a smoking room. We would challenge anyone to find a major hotel chain that would provide that level of customer service! If there is one out there, we have not found it and we travel often! Every time we have stayed, the person behind the desk has been cheerful, helpful and genuinely seems to enjoy their job. Besides that, the rooms have always been neat and tidy. We will continue to stay here again and again. We just wish every hotel had this level of service!

The hotel was very easy to find right off highway 90, so that was easy. Check in was very fast, and we were in town for a wedding and they accommodated an early check in for us, too, which was awesome! The room was clean, the beds were very firm, but comfortable. There was a strange loud noise from about 9::0-10:30 pm, which we think came from the laundry room beside us, maybe, but it stopped before we were trying to sleep. The breakfast left a lot to be desired, but we did go down a bit late, too. But it was all carbs like toast, bagels, cereal and donuts. I was hoping for some fruit. I did find yogurt eventually. The coffee was good, though! Overall, for paying less than $100 for two queen beds, we were very happy with our stay and would recommend this for anyone who didn't care about frills and amenities and who was just looking for a place to sleep and shower.

S Burr St Mitchell SD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Thunderbird Lodge is located within a mile (2 km) of Dakota Discovery Museum and Dakota Wesleyan University. This 48-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 48 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Thunderbird Lodge features a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Family Room, Non Smoking

3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 8

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Lodge

Everyone (11) Family (2)
5
Everyone

By on Apr 26, 2021

Review comment responded on May 11, 2021

thank you

4
Family

Clean, ice cold air conditioning, and attentive staff. The breakfast offering isn’t much but we didn’t stay there for the food.

By on Aug 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. We are very glad that you did!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again!

1
Family

The only room left was a non-smoking room, which smelled really, really, really bad. They refused to refund my deposit. Stay away from this property.

By on Oct 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2019

Dear Jeff; The reservations that you made for our hotel was for 2 smoking rooms, which happened to be the last two rooms that we had available for that night. These reservations were made at approximately 8 pm and when you arrived at our hotel at 10 pm and refused to accept these rooms we did charge your credit card for the rooms however we did release the rooms trying to sell them which did not happen because our window of opportunity to be able to sell these rooms had passed. I am sincerely sorry that you had accidentally booked the smoking rooms and I was unable to cancel them for you.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2019

Thank you for staying at Thunderbird Lodge!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2019

Thank you for staying with us. We hope if you are ever in the area you choose to stay with us again...

5
Everyone

Clean and reasonably priced. Convenient location near I90

By on Jul 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2019

We are glad you could stay with us at the Thunderbird Lodge. if you make it back to this area we would love to have you stay again.

4
Everyone

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Thanks for the great rating! We appreciate your business!

3
Everyone

By , from Hudson, IA on Aug 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business!

4

locally owned hotel

Everyone

Room was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. I was traveling with my elderly mother, who needs a walker, we had a handicap accessible room and had no problems with access to breakfast. There was not an accessible shower though.

By on Jul 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2018

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. I am sorry that our handicap accessible room with the walk-in shower was not available on the night of your stay. I hope that if you are in our area again you will stay with us again!

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