Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

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Overview of Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

2.5 star property
Beachfront lodge with restaurant, near Custer State Park

7.4/10 Good

167 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
Map
24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD, 57730
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Custer State Park - 1 min walk
  • Black Hills National Forest - 11 min drive
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial - 24 min drive
  • Mount Rushmore - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 58 min drive

About this property

Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

Lodge by the lake
You can look forward to a marina, game and wildlife viewing, and a grocery/convenience store at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort. With a beachfront location, kayaking, and rowing, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Enjoy onsite activities like hiking/biking, rock climbing, and fishing. In addition to a terrace and shopping on site, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), 2 meeting rooms, and an elevator
  • Smoke-free premises, a gift shop, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort have thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 30-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1930
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Marina

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 22 and April 28.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lake Sylvan
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Sylvan Lake Custer
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Frequently asked questions

Is Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort currently open?
The property is closed between October 22 and April 28.
Does Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, mountain biking, and rowing. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing.
Are there restaurants at or near Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Mill (7 mi), Maria's (7.1 mi), and Our Place (7.1 mi).
What's the area around Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort like?
Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort is a short 1-minute walk from Custer State Park and 10 minutes' walk from Sylvan Lake. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.

Overall score and ratings

7.4

Good

7.9/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

6.8/10

Amenities

7.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.1/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Shane, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rebecca Jo, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The living room was charming with an outdoor motif and the dining room had large windows with magnificent views.
Deborah, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

I liked that this felt nostalgic staying at a state lodge versus a chain. And the proximity to Sylvan Lake and Custer State Park couldn't be beat! The onsite restaurant and bar we very nice. (The S'More martini was especially good!) My wife prefers a bathroom with more counter space, but if that is worst you can say about a property like this, you're living pretty good. (The shower did take a little time to warm up, but once it did it was wonderful and stayed hot the entire time.)
Michael, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gina, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location
ANTHONY, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Issue was that after a day HiFi g we went back to room to shower. We could not get shower to work. We ended up with two staff ( desk person and someone who was a ‘maintenance’ worker) come in. They could not get shower to work. I called multiple times. Was misdirect3d multiple times. Finally manager called back and said shower worked. It did not.
Bernard, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clarrissa, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice stay
Everything was clean and comfortable and there was plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. We especially enjoyed watching the bison herd right below our patio in the morning. It's not really the hotel's fault but the large groups of people smoking everywhere we went were quite off-putting and the noisy group of people smoking cigars and drinking whiskey on the deck at the lobby entrance were not exactly the best first impression the hotel can offer. Otherwise I think I would have given this a perfect rating. So take it with a grain of salt that I did not. I'm pretty sure they won't be there when you check in. ;)
Rebecca, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

For the pros, lodge is set in the hills and feels remote. Cons, front desk staff was rude, door to the room was very difficult to open, found dirty socks in the room from the prior guest, shower made a horrible screeching noise when running, and wifi is super slow.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review