Chief Motel

2.0 star property
Motel with indoor pool, near Black Hills National Forest

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Chief Motel

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Double Room, 2 Queen Beds | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Chief Motel

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
The price is $119
Price available on 9/23/2023
120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD, 57730
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Triple Room (One queen bed and two double beds)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed

Triple Room (Two queen beds and one Twin bed)

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Twin Bed

Double Room, 2 Bedrooms (w/ one queen bed + 1 double bed )

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed

Room, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 63 min drive


  • Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar - 7 min walk
  • Purple Pie Place - 2 min walk
  • Miner's Cup - 17 min walk
  • Laughing Water Restaur - 9 min drive
  • Gold Pan Saloon - 6 min walk

About this property

Chief Motel

When you stay at Chief Motel, you'll be 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Black Hills National Forest and 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Custer State Park. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Other features include a sauna, a terrace, and a garden.


Dutch, English, French, Italian

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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna


  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 2 and May 22.

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


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.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Chief Custer
Chief Motel
Chief Motel Custer
Chief Hotel Custer
Chief Motel Motel
Chief Motel Custer
Chief Motel Motel Custer

Frequently asked questions

Is Chief Motel currently open?
The property is closed between October 2 and May 22.
How much does it cost to stay at Chief Motel?
As of Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chief Motel on Sep 23, 2023 start from $119, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Chief Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Chief Motel 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 Chief Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Chief Motel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Chief Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Chief Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Chief Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Chief Motel and nearby?
Chief Motel has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a garden.
What's the area around Chief Motel like?
Chief Motel is a short 5-minute walk from 1881 Courthouse Museum and 4 minutes' walk from Grand Magic Show.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Chief!
Older hotel, very clean. Everyone was very friendly. Felt at home. Enjoyed our stay.
Cynthia, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I stayed there 7 yrs ago and so happy i stayed there again. It was clean, quite, informative and helpful.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3 night stay
Perfect location for everything i wanted to do in that area plus it was easy walking distance to a few stores and restaurants right on the main downtown street of Custer.
Eric, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shawn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Book it up!
This place is dated but in a classic and quirky kind of way. It’s clean and comfortable and the owner was absolutely amazing! So easy to communicate and super helpful. The pool was wonderful as well!
Levi, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brooke, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Hidden Gem
I was very satisfied my overnight stay at the Chief. Bruce at the desk could not have been more helpful. Although an older property, the room was spotless and everything worked. The beds were comfortable. The water pressure was good. I had an assigned parking spot right in front of my room. And we were within walking distance from downtown Custer. I'll stay here again!
John, 1-night trip with friends
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