Best Western Hotel Pioneer,  Lusk

5.0/5  - based on 623 guest reviews.
731 S Main Street, 82225, Lusk, United States - See map
+1 307 334 2640 +1 307 334 2660

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Welcome to Best Western Pioneer! Mount Rushmore is just a day trip away from our Lusk hotel, and there are plenty of other must-see attractions right here in Wyoming. From the Crazy Horse Monument to Devil's Tower, welcome to the most exciting vacation imaginable. The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota brings in bikers from around the country. There's plenty of free truck and RV parking at our Lusk hotel, and complimentary high-speed Internet and a hot breakfast each morning to make you feel right at home. Start the morning with stacks of hot waffles, fruits and pastries, cereal, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, yogurt and 100% Arabica coffee or juice. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests can enjoy made-to-order omelets from an authentic 1890 chuckwagon. Whether you're heading to the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally or Devil's Tower, we offer a great location for several sites. A few of our Lusk hotel guests are here on business, and our spacious rooms are very conducive to productivity. Employees of the Wyoming Women's Center Correctional Facility, oil and land lease companies, the Union Pacific Railroad and Niobrara Health and Life Center all consider us their home away from home. The Wind Cave National Park is another big attraction that brings in Lusk hotel guests from near and far. Explore Mother Nature's bounty with complimentary use of cruiser bicycles, or simply relax at our heated seasonal outdoor pool. Cold weather hookups are available for trucks and RVs at no charge, and there's even a motorcycle wash area, so you'll be arriving at the rally in style. Enjoy a grill in the courtyard for an impromptu barbeque. Friendly staff, a fantastic location and plenty of amenities easily make our Lusk hotel a popular choice. Let us know what we can do to make your stay even more enjoyable. Our helpful staff always goes the extra mile, and our top priority is ensuring that you have a great trip. Book your spacious Best Western Pioneer room now!

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  • 5
    « Lemonade out of lemons »

    Hitting a deer in the middle of the night, in the middle of Wyoming, was not on the trip agenda, but Tom and his staff at Best Western Pioneer helped us make lemonade out of lemons! The facility was clean, plenty of room, great outdoor pool and relaxing area to lounge, and an amazing breakfast served up by Lore and Jordan! Kristina added wonderful conversation and made us feel like family. Thank you ALL for giving us a great stay, although it was not what we had planned. When the rental agency delivered a new vehicle for us to continue our journey, my boys did not want to leave. Thank you Tom - your hospitality is unmatched in any of my travels across the globe!

    5
    « Clean, spacious, great breakfast »

    This hotel had perfect accommodations for a family. Suite with 4 beds fit us perfect. Rooms were clean and breakfast was wonderful! Full breakfast available inside and made-to-order omelettes in the courtyard. Beautiful courtyard to visit outside. Highly recommend.

    5
    « All the comfort you need! »

    Great,clean and quiet hotel. Our stop always when heading to Sturgis. Great parking, friendly staff and comfy beds. Close to walk to dinner and cocktails. RV and trailer parking too. Great breakfast and water available too.

    5
    « Great Stay! »

    On our way to Yellowstone, we stayed in Lusk. After reviewing Trip Advisor, we decided to stay at Best Western Pioneer. Great choice. Very clean, quiet, handicapped accessible accommodations. The next morning's breakfast was a real treat. Chuck wagons set out in the courtyard, making custom omelettes. As it was raining, we went inside to the best breakfast buffet we have ever seen. Our omelettes were brought in for us. The employees are so very nice and accommodating. If we are ever in this part of Wyoming again, this will be a definite ?restay?.

    5
    « Lusk Wyoming »

    This was a random stop on our trip from So. California to Mt. Rushmore, but it turned out to be one of our highlights. The town was so cute, hotel staff so friendly, people we met in town so nice, we would consider moving here (if we ever want to leave So. Cal). Their pet area was really nice and sticker free. Their breakfast was AMAZING! For a simple roadside hotel, they offered just about every breakfast option you could imagine, and everything we tried was very good. Who knew?! Lusk Wyoming should be on everyone's bucket list of US places to visit. ;-)

    5
    « Great stay and friendly service! »

    Wonderful breakfast and very friendly staff. Room felt nice and inviting. The outside was nicely manicured and had a great feeling. There was three staff members during breakfast willing to answer questions. Food was delicious!

    5
    « Friendly »

    This hotel looks very old fashioned but the rooms are good, clean and large. The beds were very comfortable so we slept well. Breakfast is very good, lots of choice . The staff are all very friendly, very considerate and helpful.

    5
    « Very well pleased! »

    Awesome stay. Highly recommended. Staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. The beds were extremely comfortable and the breakfast that was served was by far the best I have eaten of any hotel stays I have had in the past.

    5
    « Great breakfast selection »

    The best place to stay in Lusk! The rooms have been updated and are very nice. The outdoor patio furniture is amazing! The screen doors to the rooms are a little old, but nice to have the option for fresh air. I would stay here again if i'm ever in Lusk.

    5
    « Clean, comfortable, fantastic breakfast »

    The breakfast is second to none. This Best Western (BW) has the top breakfast of 2,000 BW locations. Two flavors of waffles, a pancake maker, a burrito bar, water bottles in the refrigerator, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, sausages, and all the fruit, drinks, breads, bagels, hot and cold cereals, and pastries found at nice breakfasts. Jordan did a first-rate job in setting up the breakfast. There are regular plates, silverware, and glasses. This BW also has a fitness room. Our spacious room had a dual-sink vanity.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay! »

    My husband and I have stayed at the BW Pioneer in Lusk, Wyoming twice and both time we experienced the same great service. The rooms are clean, comfortable and decorated nicely. Internet works great and the breakfast is wonderful. So nice to see regular plates and silverware used rather than plastic. The breakfast lady was extremely helpful and friendly, too. A really nice establishment. You can tell the owners care.

    5
    « A gem in Lusk »

    We had to stop in Lusk because of a snowstorm and I'm glad we chose this motel. We were able to stay in a brand new room with a very comfy bed and pillows. The cooked oatmeal with many delicious toppings for breakfast was a welcome and healthy start to the day.

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    I came to town for the first time for business. When I first saw this motel I thought omg what I am I doing here. It didn't look like a typical BW that I had been to before. Then when I checked in the staff was remarkably nice and helpful. My room was obviously remodeled and was comfy and modern. Refrig in room. Flat screen TV. Hot clean shower. Then the free breakfast was great including make your own breakfast burritos. Also nice liquor store/ lounge across the street. Thumbs up for the owner and staff of this BW place. I would highly recommend staying here if coming or passing through town.

    5
    « Still a Great Stop »

    Like my last dog rescue Round Trip from Rapid City to Cheyenne, I found that it was best to spend the night in Lusk rather than attempt to drive through the Black Hills in darkness on my return. I was pleasantly greeted by a fellow I took to be Tom Wassenburger (hope I spelled that right), the owner, who checked me in and assigned a room. He agreed with me that animals on the roads at night just north and east of Lusk are a hazard, as he had almost had an unpleasant experience with an elk once! My room was comfortable, clean, and HVAC was modern and functional. Nice to have the option to leave the HVAC fan run continuously. Also great to have a functional exhaust in bathroom to get humid air out during a shower, something I have found sorely lacking in the majority of hotels where I have stayed. The shower curtain was clean and not "sour" smelling, like I have encountered all-too-often elsewhere. Next morning, as on my last visit in Sept 2015, I was given a personal tour of the breakfast bar by Loré, the General Manager. The lobby and breakfast areas have been remodeled since my last stay, incorporating a nice contemporary flair with a lot more room. It was a great breakfast, including orange & apple juice, nice hot coffee, the usual foods, biscuits/gravy, waffles, milk, yogurt, diced potatoes, sausage and real eggs/cheese. Loré went out of her way to help make my breakfast "special" as there were no others eating when I stopped in. She also checked me out, and all the other staff I met there were universally friendly and helpful. Lusk is still a nice little town. for you travelers from CO Sprs, FOCO, or Denver en route to the Black Hills or Badlands, BW Pioneer in Lusk is a nice RON.

    5
    « Great place »

    We had been on a trip to the Black Hills for about a week. We were tired when we got to Lusk so checked into this hotel. The best one we stayed in on the whole trip. The room was large, bathroom updated and the breakfast was far more than any continental breakfast we had ever had. Would recommend to anyone.

    5
    « Travelling with toddlers. »

    Customer service was knowledgeable, friendly and happy to help. I'm glad I stopped here for the night. Rooms were comfortable, every thing in its own place and spacious. The hotel was remodeling the breakfast room while I stayed, but breakfast was still great.

    5
    « Great Small Town Hospitality »

    Wonderful motel with great staff. Clean, wonderful breakfast and cute little outdoor area for visiting. Highly recommend. They are remodeling and making this an even better place to stay. Thank you Lusk, WY

    5
    « Warm and welcoming staff »

    The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was satisfying. I booked the room for my son and his new bride and they were very complimentary regarding their treatment and experience there.

    5
    « Awesome »

    Best stay during 2 week vacation with husband and 2 dogs pheasant hunting in Dakotas and Rushmore. Super clean, quiet, comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will visit again when traveling through Lusk.

    5
    « My dream hunt with my grandson was saved when Tom, the owner, loaned us his own vehicle when my truck broke down. »

    From Don, Sevierville TN. In October of 2017 a group of friends and my grandson was staying at the Best Western in Lusk. It was a trip I had planned for a long time. My grandson had recently graduated from high school and was looking forward to his first western big game hunt. We initially had rooms booked, but when we got there we were given a four bedroom house for a better rate than the rooms. Three days into our stay my truck broke down. It had to be hauled 60 miles away to the nearest Ford dealership to get fixed. When Tom, the owner found out he went above and beyond kindness to make sure we would have transportation and be able to finish our hunting trip. Tom loaned us his own vehicle after the other members of our group had to leave. My grandson had filled both of his tags but mine were still unfilled. But because we had a vehicle that allowed us the ability to continue hunting, I was able to fill both of my tags. When my truck was finally repaired, Tom even drove us the 60 miles, with all of our gear and meat, to get my truck! You will never find a more friendly place to stay. It was my third time to stay at the Lusk Best Western and will definitely not be my last! All the staff was very friendly and accommodating during our stay. If you ever get the chance, book a room at the Lusk Best Western and experience western hospitality!

  • 5
    « Nice place to stay »

    Friendly staff, nice room, near dark skies for astronomy, gave us a good dinner recommendation. Very good breakfast. Room was very decent and the bed was fine. Motel lobby is being renovated and will be even better. Lusk, which is in the middle of a great dark sky location, is a convenient location for this part of Wyoming.

    5
    « Great stop along U.S. 20 »

    In the big city, there are numerous choices for a place to stay. In Lusk, there is only one. With no completion, the staff would not have to be friendly, courteous, and helpful. However, we found the desk clerk to be exceptionally courteous. At breakfast, the manager was friendly and treated us as if we were long time friends.

    5
    « Lovely accommodation - best between Salt Lake City & Rapid City »

    Chose the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk, WY due to special rate offer on Expedia - it was good over night stopping point for me driving from SLC, Utah to Rapid City, SD. Although I thought the rate of $86 seemed a bit high at first, I was very pleasantly surprised from check in through the top-notch breakfast being served the next morning. Room was very nicely decorated & furnished, and probably the cleanest hotel room I have ever stayed in. The property is in process of being remodeled, and is sure to be even finer once that is completed! Definitely plan to stay there again in the summer time when I can partake of the pool and out door chuckwagon BBQ!

    4
    « Great Place! »

    We always stay here when we head up to North Dakota to go see our grandkids. Always guaranteed a great stay. The rooms are nice and large. Very comfortable beds. Lots of variety for breakfast. We won't even consider a different place when we travel through Lusk.

    5
    « Down home friendly hotel with great breakfast »

    The Lusk Pioneer hotel is probably the friendliest hotel you will ever stay at with management and staff that will go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. From giving extensive recommendations and directions on local sights to researching road conditions for us these people are very helpful. As you may gather from the title their breakfasts are excellent and you will enjoy the authentic artifacts and decor from the pioneer family of the owner.

    5
    « Very friendly and helpful in Lusk »

    As it was getting dark as we headed east to South Dakota we decided to find a place in Lusk. Saw the Best Western Pioneer and decided to give it a try. What a surprise! Clean and quiet room and the most friendly staff we encountered on our three week driving trip. They gave us driving route suggestions to Mount Rushmore and back to Devil's Tower that were great. The breakfast was homemade that even consisted of real oatmeal. If your travels find you in Lusk this is a great place to stay.

    5
    « Great experience during a loooong drive! »

    Very friendly, welcoming property during a 1400 mile drive. We were thrilled to stay in this gem, right off the highway. Property is immaculate, owner very friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast was fresh and delicious.

    4
    « Great place »

    Very spacious rooms, excellent customer service and even though the lobby was under renovation it was still very clean and welcoming. The bed was a little soft for our personal taste, but we slept well.

    5
    « Best Western in Lusk Wy »

    Comfortable and clean! Wonderful, helpful and friendly staff! I felt comfortable in my bare feet! I travel for business but this was a family trip and I would stay again at any time. The courtyard stone furniture is truly art work!

    5
    « Fabulous, Small town motel »

    Transport yourself back into the 70's with modern amenities. Hospitality of owners above and beyond. Home cooked, flavorful breakfast - Yum - served on "real" dishes, glasses and mugs. Beautiful outdoor courtyard with trees, furniture, heaters or pool (by season). Wish we had an extra day to stay!

  • 5
    « Traveling Around »

    This is it if you stay at hotels and motels you will love this wonderful place. The staff members are great the rooms are very clean and the food good. In the summer they have a chuck wagon breakfast out side it the greatest adventure to have. Put Lusk WY on your travel plans, great little town and Best Western Motel is the place to be.

    5
    « What a great place »

    This is a wonderful quiet motel where you park your car outside the room. When we came in they had arrangement of a artificial flower with two mints. The room we were in was small and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful and there was a public computer. The breakfast buffet was the best I ever had with real eggs and real oatmeal.

    5
    « Hidden Gem »

    This place has the best customer service I have seen at a hotel. You would never know how wonderful this hotel is until you stayed there. Rooms were great, staff was awesome, free bottled water and the breakfast was to die for!

    4
    « Clean Rooms and good Breakfast. »

    We stayed here 3 nights and it was generally quiet. However, on one night a group of guests were out in the lawn area until late apparently drinking and being rowdy. We should have called management to tell them to disperse. Another night a very loud truck parked next to our unit and it woke us up at 5 AM. Ask for a quiet room. We did, but were disappointed with these incidents. Other than that, the room was clean and comfortable and they served an excellent breakfast. But I think the rates are on the high end for being in Lusk and an older facility. Management was also helpful in answering questions about the area which is why I give it 4 stars.

    5
    « Great hotel with a small town feel »

    Loved the hotel! My family took the bikes for a ride which was great because the was my son's favorite part of the hotel! The omelet bar was wonderful and seeing it came from the chuckwagon out front made us remember we were in a small town (which was a good thing). The only complaint was that our screen door screen was broken but if that if my only problem with the hotel, I will gladly take that! Thank you for an enjoyable experience!

    5
    « Road trip 2017 »

    Very pleasant surprise in small town in Wyoming. The owner was great plus clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great. Hotel is in the process of being updated so there were workers there but everything was clean and neat for breakfast the next morning. The owner sat with his customers and went over vacation activities in South Dakota. Great value in a small town.

    5
    « Amazing experience! »

    This hotel is so well cared for, you can tell the staff takes great pride in the place. They were all so nice and caring while we were there. Everything was extremely clean throughout the hotel. Breakfast was wonderful, lots of delicious options including some veggies fresh from the garden! More than we ever expected! We would highly recommend this BW and will definitely be back when we're driving through the area.

    3
    « Good Place to Spend the Night »

    If you have spent the day touring the Black Hills and are driving back to Denver, Lusk is a good place to stay. There are a couple of restruants in town and the Best Western is located right on the main street. The hotel has been around a long time. The cabins are original I believe. The room was a little cramped for 4 but the location and staff made up for any issues. The Chuck Wagon breakfast was a neat treat but the regular breakfast was also excellent. The staff was very friendly.

    5
    « Great place »

    We stayed 1 night- September 1, 2017. Very clean and well kept. Nice staff, large room, Bath and BodyWorks soap and shampoo. Great breakfast with made to order omelets. Nice pool and atmosphere. Very charming. Highly recommend!

    5
    « Best hotel I've stayed at in years! »

    We were traveling late at night and needed a hotel, I searched and found a few in Lusk, WY. I attempted to book on my smartphone, but was struggling. I called the hotel directly and the lady was no nice and friendly. Upon pulling in, the lot was full of cars, we were notified we had the last room for the night. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the room! The extra touch of the handwritten note and flower on one bed was so nice. The greatest option of this hotel, was the AMAZING breakfast they have! Items included: sausage gravy & biscuits, build your own burritos (scrambled eggs, green peppers, salsa, cheese, etc.), oatmeal with all the fixings, waffles, toast, pastries, cereal, juice, coffee, bottles water (LOVED THIS) and the wonderful omelet station outside. Tom was so kind in the morning to inform me of some low key tourist attractions on our way into Colorado. Tom, keep up your good work with your amazing hotel and staff!

  • 5
    « None better for a small town »

    If you are looking for a 5 Start new big city hotel this is not it. If however you are looking for one of the best and nicest places you will stay in an out of the way location this is it. The hotel has been kept up and is in great shape, the staff is over the top friendly. We stayed here labor day weekend and for breakfast hey had an omelet bar! Wow what a fantastic breakfast, I think the best I have had for a free hotel breakfast. Every staff person we had contact with was very friendly and helpful. HIGHLY recommend this place if you need a hotel.

    5
    « Great Place. »

    We really enjoyed our stay of one night while passing through. Greeted by the Manager who was very helpful with sights to see and do on our journey. Room was spacious and had an excellent shower. We enjoyed the outdoor pool and met some fellow travelers who had some interesting stories. The breakfast was amazing as delicious omelettes were served from chuck wagons on the patio by friendly staff. Such a unique experience! Everything was well done and and attention to all details was appreciated.

    1
    « Vacation »

    Wasn't too sure about hotel when we first pulled up!! Turned out this was a very nice place. Rooms clean, little extras left for guest in the rooms. Chuck wagon breakfast wAs amazing!!! Staff was so helpful and friendly!

    5
    « All Motel Stays should be like this one, but really, they won't. »

    This was my last overnight of my trip, and I had just chosen it as the place to break the journey from Mt Rushmore to Denver Airport. Good grief, I am glad that fate brought me here - this was one of the best places I have ever stayed in, and a 5 star motel experience. The team were friendly and helpful in a very genuine way, and the attention to detail was beyond almost anywhere I'd ever stayed in. I had been in a few motels this trip, and they all "included breakfast" which amounted to sugary cereal dispensed from a hopper, varying types of pancakes and occasional hot troughs of scrambled eggs or meat, almost always with disposable plates and utensils, but this place actually cooked a custom omelette for everyone at a chuck wagon in the yard with cowboy music on the radio - a super omelette by the way, even if you don't want to hear Johnny Cash. Parking was right up to the door, they offered to lend me a bike to go to the post office, people who weren't dealing with me directly knew my name, Lore the manager sorted out some carwash tokens for me, it was a tremendous lesson in customer service.

    5
    « excellant Hotel »

    Hotel with a heart. We got into an unexpected car accident and the staff went way out of their way to help us, even driving us to the ER. You will be well taken care of. Also checked in on us to see that we had a meal. Cant say enough nice things about this hotel.

    5
    « road trip »

    This is the type of motel I dream of when on the road. Its all one level with plenty of parking. The staff go's out of their way to insure your stay is a good one. Top notch all the way. Other Best Westerns should take lessens from these fine folks.

    5
    « Nice room and amenities, free bicycles, awesome breakfast. »

    The BW Pioneer in Lusk get 5 stars for all the important stuff: clean, quiet, secure, 24-hour desk, friendly, good wifi & cable TV, nice bed and in-room amenities. But the morning made-to-order omelette breakfast in the tree-covered, grassy, and fully-equipped motel courtyard surpasses any other travel experience I've ever had. Plus, great BBQ a block up the street at the Smokehouse 307 drive-in. Great combo. Highly recommended.

    4
    « Great hospitality »

    We stayed here for the eclipse and were very impressed by this motel. The rooms were large and modern, beds were comfortable, shower was strong, staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the outdoor seating area was charming. Loaner bicycles and a swimming pool were available. In addition to the standard breakfast buffet, the motel served very good made-to-order omelets. As a special for the eclipse, they served a free bbq dinner with beer and wine. We hadn't expected such a nice place in such a tiny town.

    5
    « Best of its class! »

    For a small-town motel, this place is terrific. Clean, well-equipped rooms - terrific staff (attentive, smiling, hustling) - excellent breakfast. We felt well-cared-for. PS - I'm a fussy traveler, and I would stop here again.

    5
    « Best stay ever! »

    If you are looking for a great experience... This is the place! I have never felt so comfortable at a hotel as I did here. We had omelets from a western wagon per order with many other hot items inside. The staff was welcoming and explained the layout of the town. We also enjoyed the warm pool that was nonchlorine.

  • 4
    « Nice place, great omlet »

    This was one of the best Best Westerns that we have stayed at. Only problem was that we lost air conditioning in the middle of the night. The wonderful omelet specially made for you was an awesome perk. So tired of the usual tasteless scrambled eggs and sausage. Very friendly staff.

    5
    « Great Hotel To Stay »

    I would keep everything as it is I enjoyed myself staying there I showed some of the pictures to my family and they ask me were it was at I also told them that Mount Rushmore is only 1 hour away. You can see when each state became union and what year.

    5
    « The best ever!! »

    Check in was easy and the entire staff were super friendly and helpful! We had the most comfortable bed of our trip. I think I had the best sleep I've ever had away from home. The made to order omelets were fantastic and the ambience of the patio with the chuck wagons was great. The rooms are somewhat dated but so very well cared for and exceptionally clean. The towels are so soft and large we thought we were in heaven. We will always make a point to stay here on our trips through Eastern Wyoming! If you find yourself debating on staying in Newcastle or Lusk pick the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk it will be so worth it. We were pleasantly surprised to have a hand towel on our bike to dry it since it had rained overnight. They sure go the extra mile!!

    5
    « Can't be beat! »

    We found BWP at the last minute and couldn't be more impressed. Friendly staff and clean, modern rooms. The omelette station in the morning and outdoor patio can't be beat. Also, totally appreciated the free bike station. My daughter and I took a tandem bike ride around town before continuing our journey. Thank you BWP!

    5
    « The Highlight of our Trip »

    Our stay at the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk was the highlight of our trip. Definitely the best breakfast we had, with a free full, delicious and varied, buffet plus chef-prepared omelettes made outside at a chuck wagon. Friendly, helpful staff and old-style park-at-your-door rooms with comfortable beds and all the amenities. Easy walk to restaurants and the fairgrounds. We were lucky enough to be there for the amazing Legend of Rawhide pageant, with lots of activities and community spirit. The number of horses involved was remarkable, as well as the most outstanding riders and wagon team handlers we've ever seen. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

    5
    « Great Hotel Rooms »

    This hotel is so charming the staff were all very helpful the1880 coverd wagon in front serves a great omelette along with many other breakfast items served inside. The rooms were very clean with modern decor with very comfortable beds and had everything we needed. This was a very long road trip for us and we stayed at other hotels and this was the best

    5
    « Worth it for the breakfast alone »

    At breakfast, eating our omelettes cooked outdoors on the Conestoga wagon, my son said "I couldn't understand how a motel could have a perfect five star score, but now I understand." I write a lot of reviews but the superlatives will not suffice on this one. The manager is friendly and competent but not intrusive. She helped me plan our tour of the Black Hills area. The motel style, park in front of your room, works great for getting stuff from the car. The room, while not brand new, was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. We rode the provided bikes to dinner and loved the clean town and friendly folks of Lusk. Even apart from the made to order omelettes, the rest of the breakfast puts the Holiday Inn Express and Fairfield to shame. My 17 year old son has repeatedly pestered me - "Dad, have you given Pioneer a 5 star review yet?". Our whole family was impressed and you will be too.

    3
    « As good as it gets in the area »

    This gem is in the least populated county in the least populated state in the country. The town of Lusk doesn't have a ton going for it, but the folks at this hotel take pride in their establishment. This is an older place, but one that is well maintained. It seems like the best of the bunch in the area. Definitely worth the stay if you find yourself here and in need of a room.

    5
    « Really nice stay here »

    I read mixed reviews of this hotel online but we were just passing through and werent too picky. Its actually a really nice Best Western. Super friendly service. Room and bathroom large and very clean, big fluffy towels, very comfy bed. Pet friendly. A great cooked to order omelet (included) at the chuckwagon in the really cool courtyard in the morning. I would recommend this place. Definitely at the top of Best Westerns around the country.

    5
    « Absolutely charming »

    So I haven't written many hotel reviews. But I won't miss this one! I was so pleasantly surprised and delighted with our stay here! It's set up like a motel, but the doors have screen doors and lace curtains in the bathroom, made me feel like I stopped by grandma's house for a stay! It was charming, clean, comfortable and so many personal touches like the folded towels with flowers & a note from the maid welcoming you and the covered wagon & outdoor tables where you can get a made to order omelet! The breakfast was simply amazing! All in all it was probably one of my favorite little places I've stayed at! They have the hospitality thing down!

  • 4
    « A Welcome Oasis on the Way »

    We ended up staying at the Best Western Pioneer on our way to Mt. Rushmore. We were towing a trailer, but had blown a tire which had put us behind a day in travel. After a long day of trying to make up the miles, it became obvious we weren't going to make it to the campground we'd reserved, and since our camper is a hard-body pop up, we didn't want to have put it up and unload it for just a one night stay somewhere. So we started looking for hotels. The hotel had to be pet friendly because we had our dog with us. We booked online and when we arrived, saw they were undergoing renovation at the lobby entrance which elicited a few mile-weary groans. However the clerk on duty, who was also the General Manager, Lori, was very friendly and welcoming. When she found that they had no pet-friendly rooms left, she promptly upgraded us without an extra charge. She also showed us where we could park our car and trailer behind the hotel, which worked out fine. The room was comfortable with only a few minor problems. The pillows were rather lumpy on one of the beds, and because the room was divided into two separate sleeping areas, but only had one wall AC, one room was cool and the other not as much. However those things aside, the room was clean and well-supplied. The morning breakfast was really good. The staff was very pleasant and hard-working - even the owners were out front cooking made to order omelets that were excellent. A lot of work has gone into modernizing and upgrading the property, and the work continues. They are expanding their breakfast area and planning to put in a work-out room. All in all, we found this a comfortable oasis after a long day on the road with an awesome staff.

    5
    « Great Service »

    Great service at this hotel. Awesome breakfast with personally made omelets served outside! Family 4 bed / 2 room room was perfect for our family. Hotel owner is full of great information about the surrounding area. Ask him about his wagons!

    5
    « Excellent stay - great for bikers »

    On arrival we were greeted by the owner Tom who was friendly and knowledgeable, gave us all the information we needed regarding eating places etc in town, and provided us with some cold water bottles which were much needed after a hot motorbike ride. Our room was clean, well appointed and had little added extras like a hand written welcome note and flower. The pool was refreshing and clean, with good seating. the highlight of our visit was the outdoor omelette breakfast station. Set up like a wagon train, you chose your ingredients and amount, and they made a fresh omelette for you - actually was the best omelette I've had. There is a beautiful stone based outdoor eating / socialising ares and it was great just sitting here having breakfast. There was also the usual options plus some inside in the breakfast room but the omelette was plenty for us - coffee and juice also. (and with real plates and cutlery). An added bonus of a motorbike wash station and being able to park the bike right outside our room made this the best Best Western experience we have had. Thanks to the owners and staff who made us feel welcome, and seemed happy to be there.

    4
    « Great welcoming service »

    Arrived and asked to upgrade to two beds - only booked one bed for me and my daughter but wanted our own space for a good nights sleep. Check in was great and man behind counter gave us loads of information with asking questions - he told us all about the eating places in Lusk. Rooms were great with all the usual fridge, microwave, tv. There was even small packets of dental floss beside sink. There is a pool but high fence blocked out sun so I sat on chairs outwith the pool area to enjoy the sun. Breakfast was great - one of the staff gave us a full run- down of what was available without asking. There is a wagon outside ( where you can eat your breakfast if you choose - or you can eat inside) and they will make you an omelette to order - you select your own fillings. Brilliant. Would stay here again.

    5
    « Omelets by the Chuck wagon »

    Made to order omelets by the chuck wagon and coffee in a tin cup, It doesn't get better than this. Clean hotel with great friendly service. A motorcycle wash in the back. I will go out of my way to stay at this hotel again.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We have stayed here a few times and the owners and staff are just amazing. The rooms are very spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. The lady who oversees the breakfast room is so sweet and just so caring, we love getting to see her each time we pop in. The new addition will be amazing once it's complete and we look forward to staying there again.

    5
    « Fun stop »

    Fantastic breakfast. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. The made to order omelets in the courtyard from the covered wagon was great. Love the courtyard, perfect for the local. The only thing missing was a hot tub.

    5
    « Best Western Lusk, Wyoming »

    Whenever traveling North, I always stay at this Hotel. The rooms are very clean, beds are super comfortable and the staff is the friendliest, caring and helpful ever! I highly recommend your stay here and don't forget to sit on the "Flinstone" furniture. Always a great experience!

    5
    « Wonderful stay »

    This hotel was perfect for us. We stayed in the room with three beds (there were 5 of us), and it was very spacious. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool, and the breakfast was outstanding. We had been camping, so I used the guest laundry - very convenient and very clean. We were within walking distance of several different options for dinner. Everyone on the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. If we are ever in this part of Wyoming again, we'll go out of our way to stay here.

    5
    « Amazing place, clean hotel, awesome customer service! »

    Such an adorable hotel with the best breakfast and amazing customer service. I have an 11 month old and am very picky about cleanliness. This place gets a 5 star from me. Parking right outside the room, fresh omlettes from a covered wagon in the morning included in your room rate. Amazing.

  • 5
    « Awesome place to stay! »

    I've never seen such a large variety for breakfast before. There was a burrito buffet, made to order omelets, homemade biscuits and gravy, and so much more. It was like visiting grandmas house for breakfast! It couldn't have been better! The pool was great! I will definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    We were so happy with our experience staying at the Best Western Pioneer Motel in Lusk, WY on our way to CO that we HAD to stay there on the way back! Everyone on staff was so kind and helpful and my children loved the pool and cruiser bikes (2 tandem bikes, even)! We plan on staying there every time we go to and from CO!!

    5
    « Great place to stop for an omelet »

    If you like to wake up in the morning and have an omelet made for you then this is the place. Great place to stop on the way to Sturgis for you bikers. Great rooms, clean, friendly service and wonderful amenities. Pull right up to your room.

    5
    « Roamin in Wyomin' »

    You just can't stay at a nicer place. The center area is so nice for sitting for a visit or to read a book. A short walk to area restaurants or the fair grounds. Pool is wonderful. Everything is well cared for.

    5
    « Great end to our 8 day motorcycle trip »

    My group that I ride motorcycles with had been on the road for 2400 miles visiting the Grand Canyon and many places in between. Our Final resting place was Lusk, WY and The Best Western Pioneer. We road hard and extra miles, just so we could stay here and have the great breakfast they do with home made omelets in the old cowboy chuck wagons. Rooms we had were those that have been remodeled. Staff was very friendly and made the stay a great visit.

    5
    « The Best Best Western »

    No question this is the best Best Western ever. The staff more than met out need and requests. This is my hometown and love returning to visit and our stay at the Best Western Pioneer feels like home. There is no better breakfast anywhere. Our grandsons love the pool. The outdoor eating area around the chuckwagon is fun and out of the ordinary.

    5
    « Exceptional Hotel »

    We were not expecting to find such a wonderful hotel in the small town of Lusk, Wyoming. It is obvious that the owners and employees take great pride in the care and maintenance of this facility. The room was very clean and inviting. The quality of the breakfast that was offfered was the best that we have ever encountered. Everyone that we dealt with was warm and friendly. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area.

    5
    « Best Motel on our trip. »

    Our stay in Lusk was a last minute change at the end of a 13 day motorcycle trip. The lady at the front desk felt like a friend. They even have supplies and a spot to wash the cycle. The pool is a saltwater pool heated to 82*. It felt amazing. The bed was great. Comfy pillows. The room was clean. Free WIFI worked well. Breakfast, wow! There really is a chuck wagon out front making omelettes! There was so much breakfast inside we didn't have omelettes. We enjoyed all of the fixings to make breakfast burritos. There were lots of other choices. The front desk offered glass plates and real silverware when pizza delivery didn't bring us any. That's what they use for breakfast, by he way! I would go to Wyoming just to stay here!

    5
    « Unique hotel »

    We stayed here overnight on our way to Mt. Rushmore. The room was large with lots of storage and counter space. The beds and pillows were so soft and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. The staff cooked omelettes out of the back of a chuck wagon and they were the best we've every had. They also had cooked oatmeal with so many toppings to choose from. Also fresh fruit, yogurt, toast, and so much more. The staff is super friendly. We will definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Excellent Place to stay »

    Older but definitely well maintained; clean, comfortable room. Very friendly staff and made to order omelets eaten outside can't be beat. In addition to the omelets the inside breakfast presentation was outstanding; the best we have ever seen at any motel. We would stay here again when in the area.

  • 5
    « Best hotel ever »

    staff was so nice and kind. I want to stay again in future. Breakfast was so good. There was a little issue with a refrigerator , but it didn't cause too much trouble. Overall experience was very satisfying.

    5
    « Great breakfast!! »

    They have a great chuck wagon omelet breakfast that they serve. Slept well, comfortable bed and nice location in Lusk. Would stay there again if we travel through this area. Also appreciated the Best Western promo that was going on at the time of our stay.

    5
    « Great chuck wagon breakfast »

    great motel don't let the renovations of the front lobby area scare you away it is a great place to stay. very friendly staff and great omelets made out by the chuck wagon in the morning. The rooms are not fancy but very nice we felt this was one of our favorite motels on our 11 day vacation.

    5
    « Amazing »

    The rooms were really clean, the team was friendly and nice, the attention to details was unsurpassed. The check in and check out process was excellent. They tried to remember every guests first name. The breakfast was great!

    5
    « Clean Updated and Comfy Beds »

    We were very impressed with the hotel and the staff. The room was comfortable and updated. I dislike offensive odors and our room was very pleasant. The bed was so comfortable that I wish that I had This kind of comfort in my own home. This renovated motel was as nice as any hotel. The courtyard was darling and pool was clean and inviting. Breakfast was delicious.

    5
    « Great night »

    For a one night stay, I had a nice night. I like the screen door on the room, nice to be able to get fresh air. Beautiful chuck wagon that makes omelets! The room was so comfortable and I got a real good nite sleep.

    5
    « Great place in Lusk »

    Great hotel, caring staff, clean and comfortable rooms - highly recommend. Currently exterior is under renovation but did not bother us as work started later after checkout and ended by 4pm. Hotel staff recommended a good place for dining too. Accommodated our pets who have travelled with us across country many times. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff. Very comfortable beds and the breakfast was top notch. I doubt you'll find a better place to stay in your travels. These people really roll out the welcome mat.

    5
    « A great place to stay! »

    We stopped at this hotel on our way to Mt. Rushmore. Everything was great! The room was very clean and it was large. The kids loved the pool and the breakfast was amazing! It is obvious that the owner has been spending a lot of money on improvements and the place looks amazing! It is a great example of what can be done with an older property! We stayed in the back building where four rooms shared a small entry foyer. It was very quiet despite the fact that the hotel appeared to fill up the night we were there. Breakfast was outstanding. The made-to-order omelets received big thumbs up from those in our family that had them. Note that the property is still under renovation. I understand that the breakfast area will soon be larger and that there will also be a workout room. Currently there is a guest laundry. Wifi worked fine in the room. We would not hesitate to stay here again if our travels take us through Lusk in the future!

    5
    « Enjoy your stay at Lusk! »

    The staff at the Pioneer are very friendly. The omelette station is unique and the kids loved it! Remodeling was being done, but that was just to make our next stay that much better. Breakfast items were great, it was very nice to have an early option to accommodate the early risers such as myself.

  • 4
    « Great option in small town »

    Great option while in town for a family reunion. The property was clean and well-maintained. We took advantage of the great breakfast (don't miss the omelette bar in the courtyard!). Wifi worked great and pool looked nice, although we did not use while we were there. Highly recommend!

    5
    « Great Place! »

    You will love this place. Real cowboy like with fantastic free breakfast. Even a real chuck wagon that makes to order omelets. Rooms and staff are super! Good location and perfect stop between Denver and Rapid City, or a trip to Devils Tower. You can't go wrong here!

    5
    « Loved our stay »

    It was the last night of a two week road trip across the Midwest from Utah and our best night by far! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was over the top. The room was clean and comfortable. I was traveling with my family of six plus my mom and everyone enjoyed it.

    5
    « The Nices Staff you will find in any motel »

    I Really in joyed the 8 days I was there ,at first I didn't think it was going to be a good stay but all the staff and owner was just great, the motel just has a good and comfortable fill. get there early and just in joy the afternoon but don't leave before having one of there custom made Omelets out in the court yard

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    At first I wasn't crazy about this hotel. I felt that it was expensive and the rooms were in desperate need of updates. That being said in the morning I realized they were working on renovating the hotel. Once this is done I'm sure the hotel will be beautiful. I fell in love with the chuck wagon breakfast and the friendliest staff I have ever met! I will definitely stay in this hotel again and I would recommend it.

    5
    « great stay »

    Privately owned hotel, laundry service, fresh homemade breakfast items with multiple flavors of syrup for the waffles. They were under construction, adding on to the front, but it was easily navigated. Very nice place

    5
    « Best WESTERN - BEST VALUE. »

    This motor inn was under renovation and construction but still extremely clean and quiet. Breakfast could be had inside or out on a patio. A Chuckwagon breakfast of freshly made inlets was wonderful. Will stop again.

    5
    « Wonderful Hosts »

    My girlfriend stopped for the night in Lusk on our way up to Mt Rushmore. The owners and staff were welcoming and delightful. Our room was perfectly clean and a large flat screen tv! I wish more more family owned hotels took as much pride in their business as the Best Western in Lusk.

    5
    « Thee Best, Best Western! »

    This BW is worth a Trip to visit all in itself!! The most Friendly, Caring owners and the most Awesome Breakfast! There was a bit of improvements construction going on, but the place is Great!!! A Must Stay!!

    5
    « Great Place to stay »

    Everyone was so friendly, especially Tom and Lore'. We stayed there on our way to S Dakota from Denver and on the way back to Denver. It had a wonderful breakfast! In the summer months they have omelettes to order on the patio! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this place to stay if you are passing thru.

  • 5
    « Excellent place to stay! »

    What a GREAT place to stay! Tom, the owner, was friendly as can be. Comfortable room, and one of the BEST breakfasts I've had in any hotel. Everything you can think of on the menu: hot/cold cereal. make-your-own breakfast burritos, bagel/cream cheese, fresh oatmeal, fruit, juice, milk and coffee, and LOTS more. Everyone I talked to was very helpful and friendly. This is a must stop place if you are looking for a room between Denver and the Black Hills,.

    5
    « Wonderful friendly place »

    Our stay at the Pioneer was wonderful. The greeting we received from Tom the owner when we arrived was friendly and welcoming. Our room was spotless, well appointed and so very comfortable. The bed and pillows afforded us the best night sleep yet on our 4 week journey. We sat outside on the most amazing comfortable stone chairs and enjoyed our beverages. The finale was the breakfast. Waffles, burrito's cereal, steel cut oats, eggs with sausage, biscuits and more. If you visit Lusk, stay here, you'll love it.

    5
    « Great room at a great price »

    We arrived at the hotel after a long day of winter travel. The room was clean and cozy- just what we needed after hours of stressful driving. We were given recommendations on where to eat and the staff was kind and helpful. We would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Great visit »

    Hotel/motel built in the 1930's but clean, comfortable beds with large rooms. Remodeling but didn't effect our stay at all. We travel far & wide & without a doubt they have the best free breakfast we have ever had. Employees went above & beyond assisting us with local travel plans. Recommend highly!!

    5
    « Absolutely the Best Best Western in the West »

    I give BW Lusk all 9s across the board, only because if I gave them 10s, the next trip after that would have to be 11s and that option isn't available. Ask for the BW-branded quesadilla, only available in Lusk Wyoming, and if you're lucky, the owner will make it for you!

    5
    « Wish we could stay longer! »

    The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, great knowledge of things to do. The room was immaculate and had everything we needed for a great night's rest before we headed into South Dakota. Breakfast choice was excellent and the food was hot and fresh. I wish we could have stayed longer!

    4
    « Good place to stay in a small town »

    We stayed here just one night on our way home from a trip out West. While the exterior looks a bit dated (they are in the midst of some exterior renovations, though) we were pleasantly surprised by our room's interior. It was nicely decorated with sort of western wood furniture and very clean and cozy. Nothing to complain about here. We were impressed by the quality of the breakfast which was included in the rate. Lot's of options and inclued real scrambled eggs, steel cut oatmeal, fixings for breakfast burritos, and more. The staff were warm and welcoming, especially the lady who handled breakfast. She was very friendly and made a point of talking to all her guests and even made a special egg scramble for one who wanted something different than what was offered! That's service! Probably one of the best breakfasts we've had at a hotel. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would certainly stay here again.

    5
    « Great stay!!!! »

    Best place to stay in lusk. I would recommend this to anyone passing through or just looking for a place to stay for the night. Definitely have the best breakfast I have ever had at a hotel/motel. Five for sure.

    5
    « Great Accomodations »

    The Staff went out of their way to make us welcome. The breakfast service was exceptional. Lots of selection for breakfast. The rooms were of exceptional décor. I would recommend anyone travelling in this direction use this Best Western Hotel.

    5
    « "Stop dodging the deer" »

    On a recent trip out to Jackson Hole to go skiing, we found ourselves dodging Mule deer and Antelope as the sun was going down. We pulled into the Best Western in Lusk, and were immediately greeted by helpful staff. The room was spacious and modern, and the continental breakfast was outstanding. The general manager gave us the name of a homemade pizza place up the street, Great Pizza!

  • 5
    « Lusk »

    Great staff and great place to stay. Highly recommend to anyone in the area needing a place to stay overnight or extended stay. With family or solo . Great breakfast and selection of options, and variety are awesome.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise! »

    We had an excellent experience at Best Western Pioneer in Lusk. Friendly staff, nice breakfast presentation, very clean and tidy rooms. Check-in and check-out went smoothly as well. All and all recommend this motel.

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    Very personable, friendly staff. They seriously treat you like family. As nice of folks as I have ever ran into at a motel. The building is not new , but was well maintained and taken care of. I see there is a new addition coming soon! I will stay there again when I'm in that area.

    5
    « best hotel of trip »

    Spent 9 nights travelling and this was the best hotel experience of the trip, Who would have thought in such a small town in Wyoming. The beds were the best and had a great nights sleep. Also the hotel was pet friendly

    5
    « Great experience. »

    This motel with extremely helpful and courteous staff is our best motel experience in years. Marvelous breakfast!!! Obviously a restored older motel in perfect shape with great landscaping and all ground floor rooms with parking right outside the room door. Great place.

    5
    « Best Western in Lusk Wyoming »

    Wonderful place to stay! Accommodations are great, breakfast is best, rooms are neat, clean and well organized. Enjoyed all the comforts of home. In summertime, hotel has a chuck wagon and serves home-made breakfast in courtyard as well as inside the hotel. Very fun! Best waffle-making machine.

    5
    « A Wonderful Repeat Experience! »

    We were driving from Denver to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. I choose the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk, WY as an overnight stop from an online booking site knowing nothing about the property. I was very pleasantly surprised as soon as I walked into the warm, welcoming lobby. The staff had my reservation and check in went smoothly. The site erroneous booked me into a smoking room which I had not requested and the staff easily changed us into a non-smoking room after checking my preference. The room had two queen beds and was very clean, large and fashionably decorated. It was a bit chilly outside but the heat inside kept the room comfortably warm. The next morning we enjoyed one of the best complimentary breakfasts I have had in a motel. There were hot and cold choices available including breakfast burritos and bacon and eggs. It was also interesting to have breakfast among some of the owner's antiques in the lobby. From the conversations in the breakfast room among guests I could tell that many people regularly make this motel a stop on their travels. I can understand this given the graciousness of the staff and owners. Repeat customers are always a good sign to me of a quality restaurant or motel. In fact, I liked the motel so much that I became a repeat customer and stayed here 4 nights later on my way back to Fort Laramie and Denver.

    5
    « Best Motel Ever.... »

    Stayed here on our way from home in Boulder to the Black Hills on a mini-road-trip in early October. Accommodation was hotel rather than motel standard. Even little flowers tucked into the neatly folded washcloths. So good we stayed again on our way home. Each room was of a good size with either one king or two queens. Very comfortable beds and extra blankets provided. And good bedside reading lamps - very important. Decent quality towels and little extras in the bathroom like make-up remover pads, as well as the usual shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc. Plenty of room for two small armchairs and a table, and refrigerator and cable TV. Happy to find out that the heating/cooling system was quiet - not always the case in motels. The breakfast was outstanding. We missed the chuck-wagon breakfast because we were off-season, but were very impressed with the variety and quality of offerings. Various hot dishes - eggs, potatoes etc. that were replenished frequently, yoghurts, oatmeal, various teas, excellent coffee, bagels, waffles, and, perhaps best of all, real china and silverware. A small breakfast area, but immaculately clean, with dirty dishes removed promptly. Refrigerated water bottles available for the day, as well as fresh fruit. Perhaps the best aspect of the Pioneer was the staff, including the owner. Everyone we came across, including the janitors and maids, were friendly and helpful. We've never given a tip to a motel handyman before, but this time he was included when we left. And a surprise when leaving in the morning - found out that the three middle-aged Harley guys, had had a pretty wild night in the room next to ours - and the soundproofing was so good we heard not a sound. Don't know that I'd drive to Lusk just to stay at the Pioneer - but pretty close!

    5
    « Very impressive »

    While a little overpriced, it was a great place to spend the night. The staff could not have been more outgoing or helpful. A great breakfast and our room had extras you don't find in other motels. They actually use real plates and silverware.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Very clean and friendly staff. Best free breakfast we've experienced anywhere. They we're very accommodating. I will stay there anytime we need a hotel in the area. we really enjoyed the outdoor area in the courtyard of the hotel

  • 5
    « Great hotel »

    Staying the night at the Best Western in Lusk Wyoming. Tom checked us in, asked if we'd eaten, which we had not, and gave us great advice for places to eat. The room is very clean and very nice. They even include items for dental hygiene and flowers in the room. Internet works good. Would I stay again? Yes. Even at the $107 a night price. Least that's what i paid. It was worth it. Breakfast is included and is much more than the "Continental Breakfast".

    3
    « Cute and Comfy »

    We pulled in to this hotel after driving in From Denver. It's your typical small town with nice little restaurants and the people were very nice. The breakfast in the morning was great and the ladies that worked there were especially happy and more than willing to help or get anything. Very clean and well taken care of. NOT many hotels in Wy in this neck of the woods that are rated more than a two star....this is three to four.

    3
    « Room ok breakfast average »

    We stayed here to break a long drive. Our room, whilst on the small side was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was laid out in a small area by reception and when the hotel is full would be a very tight squeeze. Best I can say about breakfast is that it was adequate. If you have the misfortune to happen across Lusk there's not much choice of accommodation.

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    Not many choices in this small town. Just picked one for a reservation. Was pleasantly surprised at first impression. Very clean and well kept exterior. Front desk help was friendly and also helpful in suggesting food in town for any meal. Room was clean, quiet, and had all necessities. Breakfast was equally surprising. The quality and assortment was well above what I expected. Very helpful staff there as well. Liked the screen door on the front door as well. Felt real "home" like with it shut and front door open and killing time in the room.

    4
    « Pioneer BW - Lusk »

    Friendly and accurate check in and check out. Cool property with period wagons all around. Cool pictures of early days of the property. Breakfast featured a very attentive staff, making sure nothing was missed or wanting. Much appreciated. Well done.

    4
    « Super Hospitaility, Clean and Quiet »

    The staff were extremely hospitable and friendly making suggestions for restaurants, etc. The room was great. Inside looks much better than you would guess. Rooms are up to date and bed was very comfortable. Good linens. Bathroom spotless. Great water pressure. The wifi worked well also. TV of excellent quality. Breakfast was included and there is a lot of variety. Yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, juices, Belgium Waffles maker, Eggs with sausage, all kinds f things to put on cereal or make a breakfast burrito. There is something for everyone. I liked that there is a beautiful handmade quilt hanging the breakfast room. It was made in 1913 and is title Wasserburger Ranch. It shows many Ranch brands. The property is well kept and there is an area in the center with outdoor tables and covered wagons that give the impression there are some outdoor events or cookouts. There is also a Pool although it was closed. There is a laundry which we used and it was also very clean and convenient. Having travelled from Yellowstone, and the Tetons it was nice to be able to do some laundry while we ate breakfast. The one thing that does need an update is the small refrigerator in the room. It ran non-stop and was a bit noisy. We were in Room #118. Maybe the others have been updated. Since the management seems very capable they will no doubt attend to this. It makes sense since it would be costing them more in electricity.

    5
    « Great Start to Our Trip! »

    Stayed here on our way from Denver Airport to the Black Hills, SD. After miles of driving through beautiful vast open spaces of eastern Wyoming, it was a surprise and relief to enter the delightful Town of Lusk and find the clean and comfortable Best Western Pioneer. Many nice western touches on the grounds and in the rooms. We even took the available bicycles for a spin through town after dinner. The free breakfast buffet the next morning was the best we had on our entire 16 day trip: a perfect eggs & ham offering, and hearty make-your-own waffles. Plus apples and other fruit to go. Much more than we expected from a relatively small town in WY.

    5
    « the most wonderful experience »

    The town of Lusk, South Dakota has the most wonderful Best Western. We're giving the owner, Mr. Wasserburger, a 10. He takes obvious pride in this property. The room furnishing, toiletries, staff - Cassie - that delighted us at breakfast, what a charming lady, thank you! Our stay, although only over night, was one of the highlight of this trip, because of the staff and owner. Believe us, our trip had so many fantastic experiences, and this was one!

    5
    « Great »

    The breakfast was super. The outdoor service was excellent. Was clean and room was like new. Bathroom was clean and like new. The clerks both at check in and exit were very friendly and helpful with local information and dining info.

    5
    « Great hotel,excellent staff »

    This hotel shows pride of ownership in every aspect. Rooms emaculately clean,decor very nice. All staff friendly and extremely helpful The owner Tom was so nice !! Very nice outdoor décor. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • 4
    « An unexpectedly delightful stay »

    All we wanted was a place to stay on the way through, but what we got was a delightful surprise and a fun chuckwagon breakfast. The proprietor/s made us feel welcome, practically like family. I would stop here again in a heartbeat if traveling anywhere near.

    5
    « Best Yet »

    Couldn't have asked for more. Staff was very helpful, room clean and pleasant and for those of us older folks the commode was the right height. Would recommend this hotel highly as the breakfast food was also the real deal.

    5
    « Great find! »

    You'll feel at home at the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk. Friendly people, great rooms, best breakfast buffet you'll find. Good midpoint if you're traveling from the Colorado Front Range up to Standing Rock.

    5
    « There's a reason it's #1 on TA »

    After staying here for only one night it's really no surprise why they are the #1 on TA in Lusk. The room was very clean and comfortable. As far was hotel breakfasts go this one is second to NONE! I highly recommend a specially ordered omelet from the outdoor chuck wagon. The people are so nice & friendly too! If we are ever in the area we would certainly stay again.

    5
    « A Good Night's Stay »

    My daughter and I chose the Best Western Pioneer for an overnight stop when traveling from Mt Rushmore to Denver as part of our "Great West Adventure 2016" trip. This was a nice "vintage style" motel that had been updated and cared for. We arrived late, and the lady checking us in whose name I didn't catch was very pleasant for 2 a.m. This was greatly appreciated. The room was nice and clean which always tops my list of criteria for offering a good review. The made-to-order omelette from the chuck wagon was a nice change-up from the typical breakfast spread served by most chain hotels. I am not expecting to return to that part of God's country, but I would definitely recommend the Best Western Pioneer for anyone who is venturing along my same path.

    5
    « O You must stop »

    Another hidden jewel. It was late in the day and was looking for a motel with a disabled room. Glad we stopped here. The person behind the counter (Lore) was very friendly and helpful. This is a great motel. Was told we should have the omelette's, you pick what you like, the owner cooks them outside on the back of a chuck-wagon, well I don't like omelette's! But I will eat another on my next trip. So good This is a great place to stop and relax so don't pass it, stop and enjoy

    5
    « Excellent! »

    Best Western Pioneer is a great place to stay if you're spending the night in Lusk, WY. The rooms, service and breakfast are fantastic! The people are very friendly. I stay there whenever it's not already booked.

    5
    « Travel stay »

    My twin sister and I always stay at the Best Western Pioneer Motel in Lusk, WY, on our way to and from the Denver area once a year, at least. We have come to know and love the people who own and run this delightful and inviting space. They make it what it is for us, a home away from home on the road. It is the graceful affection with which everyone is treated that makes this a wonderful place to stop.

    4
    « one of the nicest, simple motels, free bike riding! »

    Very clean rooms, great atmosphere, updated recently, been there twice for work and not disappointed. I didn't get a chance to eat the omelette's. I counted 9 bicycles that can be ridden around town free of charge. One was even a double seat. Not locked-just grab & go. Haven't seen that in very many places. Great place if you can't make it to the Hills or wherever.

    5
    « FINEST BEST WESTERN »

    We were passing through Lusk at the end of the day and it was a convenient place to stop. The experience blew us away. Friendliest people, great breakfast - omelettes cooked outside. If you are in the area, make it a point to stop.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay in Lusk! The Chuck Wagon Omelette is a must! »

    This is a motel style hotel which is different than the Best Westerns that we've stayed in before. Even if you're not a motel person, this place is great and you can park in front of your room door! The location is easy to find. The rooms are clean and comfortable. They even had Bath & Body Works soap/shampoo in the rooms which I thought was a nice touch. There is a well maintained gated outdoor pool in the center of the motel "U" with towels available nearby. There are poolside tables as well as others immediately outside the gate. In addition to these, there was a very large patio area with nice tables/chairs which is available and is also the site of the Chuck Wagon Omelettes for breakfast. WIFI worked well in the room. The only thing that would have made the hotel better would be having chairs available for use right outside the room door. Tom, the owner was very friendly and helpful. He checked us in and also made us the omelettes the next morning. I'm not sure when he slept since we arrived late & were up early. At check in, he gave us the option to keep the pool open later if we'd like since we had gotten in late. As a long time resident of the town, we talked to him about local history and nearby restaurants. He also provided tourist stop recommendations & maps for South Dakota as we were driving that way. We walked to the restaurant to be able to take in some of the local sights. We saw the old city jail & county clerks office, the stagecoach museum with an original (only one of two- Lusk & Washington DC!) stagecoach used on the nearby Express Service route. Last but not least, your stay would not be complete without having breakfast at the hotel. Normally the included breakfast at Best Western hotels is fine. The breakfast here is great - especially since it is included in the room rate. The actual breakfast "buffet" room is quite small, but there are a lot of options to choose from with extras despite the narrow space. When were stayed, you could get biscuits & gravy, make your own breakfast burritos, cereal, toast, oatmeal (with nuts, fruit, brown sugar etc), eggs, sausage as well as the regular coffee/juice. Of course the best part is that in addition to all of this, you can walk out to the patio for a made to order omelette. By taking an enameled plate and choosing whatever ingredients you want added to the eggs, you can feel a part of the Old West while watching your meal being made at the back of the Chuck Wagon. To add more authenticity, you can also drink your coffee out of an enameled mug. Very fun! Clearly its a draw as there was a group of people waiting for the cooking to start but the wait wasn't long at all. A must to do during your stay & a great way to start the day!

    5
    « Ya just gotta stay here! »

    You won't be sorry you stayed at this motel. Anything you might need is promptly attended to. The custom omlets are wonderful. Great coffee and unlimited knowledge of the area is helpful too. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

    5
    « Amazing owner and staff, great property »

    Tom and his staff are amazing, friendly and helpful. He has the most unique courtyard furniture and who knew that stone chairs could be so comfortable. The rooms are clean, the pool area is great and the property is well kept. Liquor store is across the street and restaurants are within walking distance. He even has a BBQ if you want to cook up your own meal, something very important to us since we are on the road a lot - nothing better than a home cooked meal. A bonus at this time of year is that he cooks up omelets to order for breakfast and the selection of omelet items are fresh and plentiful. If he has a line up at the Chuckwagon Omelet station - it is worth waiting for. Wonderful stay, we will be back next year.

    5
    « Really nice hotel in Lusk, WY »

    We had a wonderful night's stay at Best Western Pioneer Hotel. We had a two-bedroom unit with four queen size beds. We were all very comfortable there. The bathroom and shower were really nice, too. The free breakfast the hotel offers is one of the best we've ever had, with tasty scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, yogurt, waffles, and pastries. The management and employees were all friendly and helpful. We would be happy to return for a stay at the Pioneer Hotel in Lusk.

    5
    « Bikes and breakfast »

    The Best Western in Lusk is a wonderful place to stay. We rode the hotel bikes, two of the tandem, and enjoyed the delicious made to order omelets in the morning. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were attentive and caring.

    5
    « We recommend you give it a try! »

    The staff alone makes a stay at the Pioneer worth it. Incredible experience with every person we interacted with. Awesome breakfast, nice clean rooms. All very good experience - don't hesitate to stay here!

    5
    « Friendly staff, clean rooms and grounds »

    We stopped at this hotel on our way from Ft Laramie to Hill City, SD. The hotel was amazingly clean and had very comfortable beds. Our room had plenty of towels, fridge, microwave. The young lady at the front desk, Lore, was so kind and patient with all our questions. She told us of a great place to have delicious pizza and craft beer. Our room was serviced by Steve, and he did a great job. If you are in this area, this is a great place to stay. I almost wish we could stay another night. Can't wait for the hot breakfast and made to order omelets in the morning!

    4
    « One Night Stand »

    Visiting brother who lives near Lusk needed a place for one evening. We were more then pleasantly surprised with a traditional small town motel. The owners have done a great keeping décor and amenities relevant, especially enjoyed the chuck wagon breakfast.

    4
    « appearances can be deceptive »

    Looks an ordinary motel in a remote town. However behind the initial appearance was an excellent experience. Staff were attentive and eager to please. The morning chuckwagon was a novel bonus and my son enjoyed the swimming area. Lusk is a stopover town but this hotel does the job and the pizzeria in the centre was excellent too

    4
    « Excellent Breakfast and Hospitality »

    The staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and the free continental breakfast is one of the best. The outdoor pool was heated and the kids were able to swim late into the evening. Would definitely stay again if ever in Lusk.

  • 5
    « Great little hotel »

    Spent one night here. The hotel check in was friendly and fast. The staff washelpful with recommendations for dinner and driving directions. The hotel is only one level. It is easy to park right in front of your room. The rooms are large and have a small fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Breakfast was very surprising. There were excellent scrambled eggs (very creamy because of the cream cheese). There was salsa, onions, peppers, cheese, etc. to top the eggs. They had sausage patties and potatoes. You could make a waffle. There was cereal, bagels, English muffins, and toast, along with an assortment of juices, coffee and bottled water. Outside there was a really cute area with a covered chuck wagon and tables to eat at where they were making made to order omlets. It was a fabulous little breakfast. I really recommend staying here. It iswell worth the reasonable price!

    5
    « I Highly Recommend this Motel »

    I love this place! The beds are the best, they are so soft. And the showers heads are really high, no ducking, with great water pressure. But probably the best thing is the breakfast on the patio. It is great fun. I highly recommend this Motel - the owners have thought of everything.

    5
    « They thought of everything. »

    I could go on and on about this place. Please just go experience it for yourself. From the flowers on the bed, the bath sheets not towels were soft, mineral outdoor pool, bicycles for you to see the town of lusk. The amazing breakfast inside and the omelet bar from the covered wagon outside. Nothing was missed.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We were expecting a good place having read all of the reviews and it didn't disappoint. Called in on a trip between Estes Park and Custer and it was perfect. Not much to do in the town but the room was ideal and the staff were friendly. Great breakfast selection and interesting range of people to chat to at breakfast. We did have a tornado warning while we were there which made it a bit different for a Brit but thankfully it touched down about 9 miles away. Got some good photos though.

    4
    « Best breakfast hotel »

    We found this to be a really nice motel. I believe two old rooms were made into one so they were extremely spacious and very clean. Nice furnishings as well. We did upset the owner slightly by coming in at midnight. Cheyenne and the next town were both without rooms due to graduations and track meets, but they quickly recovered and made us feel welcome. The breakfast might be one of the best I've ever had at a motel. I also enjoyed the quilts displayed! We did not find this to be a bargain, but we were able to negotiate.

    4
    « Vaca »

    Clean rooms, friendly atmosphere . Breakfast in the courtyard with omelette! Awesome! Staff recommended a local pizza restaurant that was fabulous ! Check out the stone furniture in the courtyard. They have bikes to use to go into town. Western themed.

    5
    « Fabulous room and delicious breakfast »

    We stopped here one night when we were too tired to continue driving. Our room was modern, clean, cool (a/c) and had a very comfortable bed. The room was well insulated and very quiet. While there was a serve-yourself breakfast inside the hotel, what caught our attention was the made-to-order omelette Tom served from the 1890s chuckwagon outside in the courtyard. We chose the ingredients (various veggies, cheese) and Tom cooked it for us. It was an excellent omelette and very tasty. I recommend staying here.

    4
    « Road trip »

    Best hotel in town. Have stayed there a couple times. Very friendly staff. Nice breakfast in the morning outside. Clean rooms and a place to wash your motorcycle. Nice and quiet as well. Would recommend!

    5
    « Great hotel small town »

    We are traveling out West with no lodging reservations, so we can stop and do as we please and just take out time. It was getting pretty late on the first day of our journey when we came into Lusk and ran across the Best Western Pioneer. We norammly don't stay at motels, especially with my family. I have stayed in several motels out in Wyoming by myself and they aren't usually much to speak of. This one was different. The front desk staff, Cassie, was wonderful. She was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, even with 4 of us, we all had plenty of room to stretch out and relax after a long day of driving. The room was very quiet as well. Breakfast the next morning was great. They had a good selection inside and had made to order omelette's outside. They have a very nice sitting area outside and the weather was terrific. We are from TN and have been battling 100+ degree heat indexes and very high humidity so the 60 degree weather here was great while eating outside. If I were ever out this way again, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    5
    « Very Pleased »

    My family planned to travel all night but decided to get a room because my daughter didn't feel good. It was late and I was happy we picked this Best Western in Lusk. I definitely recommend this place.

  • 5
    « Fabulous motel -- highly recommended »

    We spent the night on a two-week cross country drive and it was the best hotel experience we had the whole trip. Lore, the front desk staff (and one of the omelette chefs for the complimentary breakfast experience at the outdoor chuckwagon :) was super friendly and helpful. Yes, that was OMELETTES TO ORDER as their complimentary breakfast! Great place.

    5
    « Great Place to Stop »

    We (family of 4) stopped here on our way to South Dakota. Room and bathroom were clean & spacious. Like other reviewers have mentioned, breakfast was great, people were friendly and I would definitely stay here again if I'm passing through town again.

    5
    « Unique Property! »

    We loved our stay at the Best Western Pioneer in Lusk. From the check in to the check out it was a great stay, The chuck wagon breakfast is a unique experience on it's own. The friendliness of all the staff is above and beyond. We will be back!

    4
    « Nice hotel in small town »

    Nice hotel with alot of historical artifacts from old West. Few thrills hotel close to Black Hills and alot of scenery. Good breakfast and decent rooms in a small town make this a very safe and peaceful place.

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Best surprise of our trip. We loved the western feel, and the warm and friendly staff. Rooms were clean and fresh. Breakfast was amazing, the best we had in 10 days of travel! We would stay here again!

    5
    « Fantastic home away from home »

    Wasn't sure what to expect for service or hotels in this small Wyoming town, but this one is a gem. Fantastic service and super clean hotel with outdoor pool, incredible breakfast...omelette to order at the chuck wagon outside in the morning?! Worth stopping here even if you hadn't planned to.

    5
    « Very satisfied »

    Most helpful and friendly staff at any of our stays so far. Unique dual breakfast option. Standard indoor and a made to order omelette option outdoors. Western style covered wagon cooking stations used for outdoor breakfast. Both are included in the rate. You can partake of either or both.

    4
    « Lovely! »

    Stayed here for one night as part of a road trip, on our way from Badlands NP to Rocky Mountain NP. Lusk is a tiny town and it seems like there is not much to do so we were surprised that there was such a good hotel there. The room wasn't too big but just fine. The best thing was the fresh omelets which are prepared to order in the garden for breakfast. The regular breakfast served inside was also really nice, with ingredients to make your own burrito or granola as well as a waffle maker. Staff are also nice, a sweet lady at the reception even gave us two granola bars for the journey when we left. Would have rated the hotel excellent if the lady manning the reception during our arrival had not denied our request for an upgrade to a room with two beds. From what I understood she still had those available but we couldn't get one because we had booked through Booking.com. We booked almost all our hotels through Booking.com and none made a problem of an upgrade if there was a room available...

    5
    « Best Experience in a long time »

    This is one of the best run hotels I have ever stayed in. Personal attention by owners themselves. Attention to detail and one of the most unique breakfast experiences I have ever had. The owners themselves served guests. Great guest laundry. Relaxing atmosphere. Located in a small town with excellent choices for eating.

    5
    « Diamond in the Rough »

    The Best Western Motel in Lusk, Wyoming turned out to be the highlight of my road trip back to the Denver area from North Dakota. This little oasis in the middle of nowhere provided everything you could ask for in an overnight experience. They had a home cooked breakfast that was unequaled in the 5 star hotel I stayed at in Fargo, ND. Fresh eggs, country style potatoes, crisp bacon, burritos, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, REAL fruit juice, ice water bottles for free and so on. It had a salt water swimming pool, NO chlorine! Egg omelets in a chuck wagon setting on the veranda made to your liking FREE. The room had all the amenities that you could ask for, free HBO with a large HD screen TV. The staff was very friendly, a nice change from the current lack of customer service you find in many places. I will stay there again and highly recommend this establishment.

  • 5
    « Great night sleep »

    This small hotel in the middle of eastern Wyoming is always clean and neat. This was the best nights sleep on our two week vacation. The people are the best in the US. The breakfast was very good. They even had a omelette bar in a Chuck Wagon.

    5
    « Mt. Rushmore. »

    This place a gem. I can't say I ever been in a hotel at any price that paid this much attention to detail. Breakfast was awesome. The mineral pool was an unexpected delight and the bikes were s nice touch. Thank you guys. It was an awesome stop on our way to Rushmore.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Traveling across country with the family and small baby and we ended up stopping in Lusk. The hotel looked shabby from the outside but rooms are recently renovated, spacious and clean. Best breakfast of all the hotels on our trip :) with a cowboy making omlets for people. Friendly staff and we stay here next time when traveling.

    5
    « Exceptional Experience »

    Our stay here was exceptional. The room was on the small side, but Very Clean and comfortable The employees were so helpful and cheerful. Great outdoor atomosphere and the made to order Chuck Wagon breakfast was awesome. The clerk suggested the Pizza Place in town which was the Best pizza Ever.

    5
    « A great western experience »

    The hotel had a very friendly staff, clean rooms, wonderful options for breakfast. They also offered free water which was helpful for our day trips. They are keeping the friendly western hospitality of Wyoming alive.

    5
    « Great for stay on roadtrip »

    We were driving cross country and this was a wonderful stopover. Clean, friendly, good breakfast. Convenient location right off the road. A real slice of western hospitality. We only stayed one night and didn't explore the area, but it was well located between Black Hills of SD and Wasatch Mountains in Utah.

    4
    « Motel with passionate staff. »

    This was just a one night stopover to break our journey but was planned well in advance. Check in was busy on arrival but we were soon allocated our room by a friendly receptionist and offered bottled water from the cool box. The rooms was on the ground floor with parking adjacent. Inside was a bit dated but very clean with comfortable bed , fridge , microwave and coffee / tea facilities. Also a nice sized bathroom. Out side are 3 seating areas , one enclosed like a beer garden one next to the chuck wagon , where fresh omelettes are made to order by enthusiastic staff and an unusual rocking chairs and tables area made from stone to the front. The lobby where breakfast is served is a bit congested and seating a bit cramped, causing a bit of a bun fight over the toaster! We never noticed any road noise through the night and the town centre is a 15 minute walk away.

    5
    « Quain but well-maintained »

    This is a nice quaint hotel in Lusk. Rooms are clean and modern, even though from the outside it looks like a normal motel. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful, with chuck-wagon made omelets to order! Seating inside was a bit tight but there was also plenty of outdoor seating. I'd stop there again.

    5
    « Cleanest rooms and best breakfast in Wyoming »

    The Pioneer has a great western atmosphere. Everyone working there is very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast in the summer, is made to order at their outdoor chuck wagon. The rooms are clean, modern and quiet. The mattress was excellent. I don't think I'd stay anywhere else while in Lusk.

    5
    « Wonderful Place!!! »

    Cute motel, second generation family owned, great chuck wagon breakfast included. Really nice outside eating area for breakfast by the chuck wagons. Nice pool, small but clean. The best bed we've had on our trip so far. A real treasure!!!!

  • 5
    « What a place! »

    Just can't say enough about this place. Owner cooks your custom-order eggs outside next to the covered wagon, which you eat outside on tables made of rock. Staff is very helpful, answering any and all questions. Great recommendation for dinner at the local Pizza place. Cute touch; a folder towel on the bed included flowers. If you're in Lusk, you just have to stay here.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise »

    We were a family of four driving from the east coast to Wyoming. Being light sleepers, our main concerns are cleanliness, and quiet and dark for sleeping. This hotel was a pleasant surprise on a long drive (seemingly in the middle of nowhere) through Wyoming on a hot day. Making our way back east from Devils Tower, we stopped for the night in Lusk. There are not a lot of choices around for places to stay, but even so, this is a great place to stop. The staff are so friendly, and it is refurbished but has been there since the 30s. The owner has his family antiques in the lobby and the breakfast is the best anywhere. In addition to the great breakfast spread indoors, they cook omelets to order outside out of a "chuckwagon." This is the only place I've stayed that had TWO luggage racks! It was spacious, clean, newly painted, had dark curtains, a really large TV, a closet, VERY comfy beds, blankets and pillows, and a pool. Traffic can be noisy, and the shower water temp. fluctuates a bit. Highly, highly recommended.

    5
    « Staff makes this place great »

    Nicely appointed room, great breakfast including the owner making you eggs to order. Very friendly staff willing to answer all questions and make your staff perfect. Really enjoyed eating breakfast outside in custom rock chairs/tables.

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    What a great find in a small town - the reviews are all correct. The staff at this hotel were hands down the best we have ever encountered. Genuinely nice and wanting to please. The breakfast was amazing and has ruined us for any other hotel. Nothing will ever compare - far more than a bagel and donut. Custom ordered omelets were wonderful! We will stay here again if we are ever back this way. Clean room and convenient too. Thanks for everything!

    5
    « A wonderful experience »

    An outstanding experience with the best breakfast to be found. Customer Care and Service is obviously a key goal of all who work there. They go out of their way to make the stay a memorable one. Want to know the best routes and best places to see in the Black Hills/ Rushmore? Just ask. they even gave me a map with rooutes highlighted

    5
    « The best small town hotel I've ever stayed at »

    Just had an absolutely delightful stay. I'm on a road trip so we are only spending one night here but the people are friendly, the rooms renovated and the breakfast... oh the breakfast. Best free breakfast I've had in a motel. If my travels take me through the Lusk area again, I'll definitely start here again.

    5
    « best free breakfast ever »

    the breakfast served form the back of a chuckwagon stagecoach was great and the whole experience from check-in to the easy check-out was excellent and I would recommend to anyone. It was actually worth the extra our drive when leaving mount Rushmore

    5
    « GREAT! »

    Loved this hotel and would go back when in the area! The owners were friendly and helpful and their staff was wonderful also. We would recommend this hotel to all persons visiting in the area! We also went to a restaurant recommended by the staff and really enjoyed the food and service.

    5
    « Very friendly little place »

    We stopped for a night on our way to SD, and again on the way back. The service is the friendliest we've ever encountered. The breakfast omelette wagon is great! We took a room with 2 queens that has a second bedroom with another 2 beds, and it was very convenient with the kids. The room was clean and comfortable.

    5
    « 5 stars in Lusk, Wy »

    After driving for 6 hours I stopped at a in gas station in Lusk,Wy to get directions to a clean safe place to spend the night and was directed to several motels i was unfamiliar with so when I saw the Best Western sign i felt like I had come home I was so relieved. The price was reasonable, room was very clean including the TV remote....the staff was 5 stars....had a swim and turned in for the night. Breakfast was chuck wagon style, Coffee and omelet were excellent even met 2 couples from my home state of New Jersey. So if your traveling thru Lusk,Wy or anyway and see a Best Western that's the place to stay!!!!!

  • 5
    « Great suprise »

    We stayed twice on our family vacation this month. We enjoyed each of our stays. Lore and staff are great and very helpful. They have a very nice and clean location. Enjoyed our stay. Best beds we have had on a trip. Breakfast is great. We will add this stop on all other trips when we are in the area.

    5
    « Old but better than most new motels »

    I expected this place to be somewhat run down. It is old, but it has been remodeled, and is in very good condition. The Bed:The best I experienced during our week long trip which included visits to Denver and Rapid City. It was firm, but soft on top. By far the best breakfast. Steel cut oats, and omlets made to order. The owners and mgr are on site, and everyone provides excellent Service.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay »

    Really glad we stopped off here in the very nice town of Lusk. Received a warm welcome and great hospitality throughout our stay. The rooms have a fridge, microwave, comfortable beds and free wi-fi but no safe. The complimentary breakfast was good with a decent selection. On the recommendation of the lady who checked us in we dined at ?The Pizza Place? and had one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted. I can thoroughly recommend breaking your journey with a stay here.

    4
    « Nice surprise »

    Stopped overnight and were greeted by a very friendly and informative gentleman. The room was clean and the size was adequate. The location is not too far from downtown and there is a coffee stand next door. The morning breakfast was very good (they brag about it and it's true). In the summer they have an outdoor area for breakfast that looked pretty nice.

    5
    « A great hotel! »

    I recently stayed at the Pioneer while attending meetings in Lusk. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable, and updated nicely. There is an outdoor patio area where you can hang out at and where breakfast is served. They make delicious (free!) omelets out of a chuckwagon. Really great ambiance. They even have bikes that guests can use to ride around town on. I would highly recommend staying here if you ever are in Lusk.

    1
    « Extreme Disappointment, »

    Very disappointed,my wife and I had stayed once before was very impressed and were so looking forward to our stay again even changing route to stay in Lusk. I made my reservation months in advance. I should've known something was not right when the lady at the front desk, mumbled something about smoking or non-smoking room not sure what she was referring to. Then mumbles something about rearranging. She knew at that point she had given my room to someone else. Unwilling to inform us of her mistake or say I am sorry or anything else. Then when I confronted her at checkout about not getting the right room then gave me a half way sencire "I'm sorry" I have to say this is nice place to stay, but I would strongly advise anyone to confirm you are getting the room you reserved.

    5
    « Overnight stay »

    Nice large rooms. The breakfast was the best we've had, period. Not fancy, just good old American comfort. Made us want to stay another night. People were great and you could tell the owner really enjoyed working with people.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    It's obvious this hotel has been around a long time but the room was clean, food was great, staff was very helpful. There is also a place called The Pizza Place which had great food. The Pizza Place was recommended by staff. This Best Western also offers omelets cooked in and old covered wagon! My husband and I enjoyed the 18 hours we stayed there! if we ever go through Lusk again we will stay there

    5
    « Best place to stay on your way back from Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse »

    Wonderful hosts. Excellent breakfast - you wouldn't think it's a chain by the amount of care they put into this place. Also, it is fun to have outdoor breakfast cooked to order by the covered wagon! I stayed in room 102 and my colleagues stayed in 136.

    5
    « Simple but Excellent »

    Here is what we will place on trip advisor: This is a very simple hotel and, in fact, a motel. The rooms are not fancy, and the carpets could use replacing. But the rooms and the entire premises are clean and well-maintained, and everything else about Pioneer at Lusk makes it a very nice place to stay. The staff are not only welcoming; they are genuinely warm and caring. The breakfast has a well-deserved reputation for its great breakfast, which has a "crew" of four or five serving the guests with the greatest personal attention. We stayed twice and looked very much forward to the second visit there.

  • 5
    « Outstanding Hotel Experience in Lusk, Wyoming »

    This small motel in Lusk, Wyoming is outstanding in every way. It is a throwback to the retro hotels of the 1950s, but the service and hospitality was exceptional. They provided a freshly cooked omelette breakfast in their courtyard (while you watch!), biscuits and gravy with "real" sausage gravy, free water bottles - 24-7, and did I mention hospitality? They also recommended visiting the "best pizza" joint in Wyoming in Downtown Lusk, and they were right - it was superb. Other hotels should be learning from this small, well run family business.

    4
    « Clean, Well managed Motel »

    Clean room and very friendly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast including custom made omelets and do it yourself breakfast burritos. What's not to like about this motel? We would definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Pleasant surprise in Lusk, WY! »

    Before we even reached our room, my husband commented on how polite the reception staff was. It was immediately evident that extra care was taken to maintain the exterior of this charming, older property. Our room was well-lit, with a restful, updated contemporary interior. It was prepared so that we felt as if we were the first guests to ever use the room. Best night's sleep in 4 days of travel due to firm, king-size bed and the abilty to set the fan to remain on. Thoughtful bathroom amenities. And no styrofoam plates or plastic utensils at breakfast. Kudos to the owner/mgr. for that special touch. Scrambled eggs were a welcome sight with wonderfully fresh condiments for the option to build-your-own breakfast burrito, plus a variety of healthy toppings for the homemade oatmeal. The usual breakfast fare such as biscuits with sausage gravy, yogurt, cereal, etc. were also available. Unfortunately, the family with children who checked in next door could be heard clearly enough in the morning for us to learn their sons' names. However, it was certainly less disturbing than guests who allow their hotel room doors to slam shut at all hours of the night and early morning, which did not occur here.

    5
    « Overnight stay »

    We were traveling with another couple and decided to stay overnight in Lusk before heading to Denver airport the next day. Great place to stay! Beds were comfortable. Refrigerator, etc...The other couple said it was the best night sleep they'd had on our vacation, also. Friendly, clean and by far, the best free breakfast we've ever had!

    5
    « Awesome Place To Stay! »

    What a pleasant surprise this motel is, I would have to say that this was possibly the best stay we had on our rode trip. On arrival they offered us free bottled water and there were comfy chairs to relax in while checking in which was so appreciated after a long ride and being a group. Our room was spacious and very clean and had everything you could possibly need or want. We headed to the pool which was heaven on a hot summers day. The outdoor furniture was unique, quirky and fun, the wagon breakfast was AMAZING, it was the best breakfast ever, the staff were amazing, friendly and helpful, this place ROCKS I would totally recommend a stay here!

    5
    « Great service »

    Nice accommodations with a great breakfast. We forgot and left a briefcase with important items in our room. The maid found the briefcase and immediately took it to the office. The motel personnel went out of their way to contact us and they secured the briefcase until we were able to pick it up the next day. Thank you so much. Wyoming has great people!

    5
    « Unexpected pleasure »

    We stayed here on our journey through Wyoming. Form the moment we walked through the door, until we left, we were impressed. We were greeted very warmly as soon as we walked in. They offer free bottled water upon check in. We went to our room, it had everything that we could want or need, and decorated very nicely. The next morning we went to enjoy the free breakfast. This was by far the BEST breakfast that we ever received free at any hotel. They show you all of their offerings, which is quite abundant. They even use fresh eggs, instead of the powered ones. Everything was absolutely delicious. I cannot say enough good things about this place, we were very pleasantly surprised.

    5
    « Very clean! »

    This motel is so clean and cozy. It is a very neat set up and good parking. The rooms were updated and comfortable. The breakfast was free and very good. Lots of different options. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Also really neat outdoor furniture

    5
    « Very Clean & Quiet »

    I travel with my westie Lucy, and found the location perfect for walking her. Also, the room was fresh and clean, with new carpet and nice furnishings. The staff was great, and offered directions for dining options.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    This hotel looks like an old hotel, but looks can be deceiving! It has updated and very clean rooms and comfortable beds. The rooms are quiet and restful. Since Lusk is a long drive from other places and you are on the way to another, it is a welcoming place to find rest. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast is like no other I have seen. There is a wide variety of tasteful home cooked items served buffet style. It is all cooked in a kitchen right beside the dining area. It was delicious and they make sure to keep all items ready for guests. We try to stay here every time we travel through this area and look forward to our stay.

  • 5
    « Best Western Pioneer, Lusk, WY »

    This is an excellent lodging place. Worth the trip. We go out of our way when needing to lodge in Eastern Wyoming in order to stay at this location. The people there are most hospitable. This is well worth the price.

    5
    « GREAT BEDS! »

    The Beds at this Best Western are GREAT! Room was very clean, and the amenities were also very nice. The breakfast was the best! I don't think I've had a better breakfast and felt like I was eating at a restaurant! What a great example of western hospitality!

    5
    « 4 Queen Beds »

    We stayed one night passing through Lusk,WY at the Best Western and had a room with 4 queen beds for our family of 4. They offered great customer service and a wonderful women that made breakfast and prepared or receipt for us in the morning. We will stay there every time we pass through Lusk.

    4
    « Cute Place, Questionable Beds »

    Stayed here a quick night en route to Deadwood. This place is DARLING! Fixed up very nicely, the rooms are very clean, but... THE BED.... So Uncomfortable! The pillows could certainly stand to be replaced as well. The breakfast was mediocre, but the folks that run the place couldn't be any sweeter. We suspect we will stay here again if the need arises!

    4
    « You will be pleased with this hotel »

    There were no weird smells, and the rooms were comfortable. White sheets and bedding and flat screen TV. Tub very clean. No weird smells in the towels. White and not worn down. I didn't feel creepy as in some small town hotels. You would be very satisfied to stay here. It is a good place to stay on the way to Rushmore also, only about 3 hours or so away.

    5
    « Very pleasant experience »

    The hotel staff were experienced, knowledgeable, and genuinely friendly. Room was immaculate, decor very pleasing, breakfast exceptional. Truly an oasis. Lobby decor included historic furnishings and wall hangings. Staff were very helpful and efficient, and knew a lot about the area, places to eat, nearby attractions, and history of the frontier West. It was overall a very pleasant experience and a nice surprise while on a business trip.

    4
    « A pleasant surprise »

    Needed a place for an overnight stay after a late start and this proved very satisfactory. Room was clean and comfortable enough. Facility looks to be kept well. Staff were warm and friendly and although I had to be back on the road at 6 the next morning, they had breakfast out early so I was able to grab a bite to eat as well.

    5
    « 2-29-2016 »

    We were very impressed with this motel. The room was very homey and the owners, staff and breakfast was great we would highly recommend this motel to any one. It was a refreshing stop on our way to Jackson Hole

    5
    « Great trip »

    Tom, the owner is great. I traveled with a group of 25 and everyone enjoyed the hotel and breakfast. Tom went out of his way to make the stay trouble free for me. I needed to get to another town and Tom made sure I was able to make the trip.

    4
    « stayed in the family rooms on 2/18/2016 due to bad weather. »

    we were pleasantly surprised by the adjoining rooms with 4 queen beds, all with fine linen, comfortable pillows and new bedspreads etc all in a small rural Wyoming town. this is an older motel but well maintained and very comfortable stay. very friendly staff and most unique.... a full hot breakfast with everything you could ask for...even meat! and best of all this motel is very affordable! unless you are used to 3 and 4 star hotels, you can't go wrong with jewel in the rough Wyoming plains. it met all our expectations and then some!

  • 5
    « Western hospitality »

    Very nice motel with a western flair, with the buildings being of historical significance to the area. Nicely updated with modern amenities. Clean and quiet, with a great hot breakfast. Lobby has a quaint western décor with historical treasures on display. Helpful and friendly staff.

    5
    « WHAT A BREAKFAST »

    Got there during a blizzard and stayed another night due to road conditions and the ongoing snow storm. Smiling faces and quick to remove the snow from the area. Beds are comfy. A great place to eat is just south a few blocks (super hot beef sandwich). Highly recommend!!!!Great people//Great rooms//Great service//EXCELLANT BREAKFAST!!

    5
    « My winter stay in Lusk, Wyoming »

    Very welcoming and caring staff. Accommodations are great! Bed is comfortable and the scrapping of snow and ice on sidewalks and driveways are very appreciated! The breakfast can be tailor made and caters to most dietary needs!

    5
    « Lusk hotel is nice »

    Staff was most welcoming and helpful. Rooms were very clean, well furnished. Full breakfast was as good as any at any hotel I have had. Would definitely stay there again. Only issue was the short power outage in 0 degree weather, due to an apparent circuit overload.

    5
    « Hometown Hospitality »

    Stayed recently for an extended period at this motel. It provides all the comfort you could ask plus the best staff hospitality and genuine caring for your needs. Their home cooked breakfasts are really good (with actually good tasting coffee and juices!). Would heartily recommend staying here!!

    5
    « Amazing clean hotel and friendly staff »

    I am an International Tour Operator and used Best Western Pioneer Inn for 4 bus groups in September. The rooms a very nice, clean and overall the property is well maintained. The staff is super friendly and very accommodating, especially Renae, the front desk manager. I had almost a total of of 100 room nights at this hotel and our company will for sure use it again.

    5
    « Fantastic for the middle of nowhere! »

    One of the best hotels I've stayed at! Comfortable beds and the best breakfast ever! Staff was incredibly nice and courteous. Doesn't seem like much in the middle of nowhere, but it was a diamond in the rough for sure.

    5
    « Cleanest hotel room ever! »

    I loved the friendly people, my room and the comfy bed. It couldn't have been better. They also offer a very nice breakfast along with local newspapers to read. The whole experience was great and the location is convenient to everywhere. Even though it is on the main street I didn't notice any noise at all.

    4
    « Wonderful Staff »

    As i had said before the staff and employees were very very kind , pleasant , caring , The breakfast was amazing , a very comfortable atmosphere, the rooms were clean , a little Musky ordor in the room , but nothing a bit of fresh air didnt cure , being an old building that is understandable . Maid service was on top of it , very good . I will deffinitly stay there again on my next vist

    5
    « Clean and FRIENDLY »

    Our travels have brought us to Lusk multiple times per year for the last several years. This hotel is a gem! Each time the staff is accommodating and FRIENDLY and the hot breakfast buffet with many more choices than we've seen in much larger cities (like a BW near Dallas). In the summer (Memorial Wknd thru Labor Day Wknd) they have an outdoor omelet chuckwagon - how fun! Although there is typically a chill in the air the hot coffee and atmosphere makes for a fun experience. (don't worry, you can bring your omelet inside to eat) We were even there once a Sturgis travel weekend and things were quiet and we got the rest we needed.

  • 2
    « Expand the room size and get of room smell »

    The hotel is a quaint drive-up. The lobby was cute and the woman working the front desk, was friendly and nice. However, our room was too warm and very small, the bed was uncomfortable. Those things can be tolerated, however, the room smelled terribly of mold and mildew. Our clothes and hair smelled like the room in the morning. The hot breakfast was better than any we've had in a long time, at a hotel, but we would not stay at this hotel again, because of the horrid stench of the room.

    5
    « Personal experience »

    Great room, comfortable bed, nicely decorated. Breakfast was very good. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Very excellent motel in which to stay. We are repeaters at the motel. We had a family reunion there last year and had a wonderful time there.

    5
    « Best Western Pioneer in Lusk, WY »

    Big surprise in small town. Our room was very nice and newer than we expected. Good size room and comfortable beds. Good breakfast in the morning. Very friendly and helpful staff at check in and check out with directions.

    2
    « Who rated this hotel, their grandparents? »

    Our room was very, very small, couldn't fit all our luggage in it, however, the worst part was our room stunk of mildew and mold. It appeared clean and quaint on site, but I would only stay here on a day I could open the windows and no other hotel was available. Bed was uncomfortable and room was over $100/night for 1 full sized bed. Pictures of hotel were very deceiving. I suggest you shop around. I would have, but it was too late at night. I base ally hotel room stays off of trip advisor, however this time the ratings were dead wrong. Travel on.

    5
    « Great Little Best Western Hotel in Lusk Wyoming »

    Several years ago we found the Pioneer hotel in Lusk which is an older hotel but is very well maintained and clean, features some antiques from the Pioneer days (e.g. it has some charm), has a very friendly and helpful "down home" staff. In addition to first floor convenience and spacious parking they provide a delicious country breakfast with eggs with ham, sausage, or bacon, waffles and all the trimmings. We stay there every year

    3
    « Bad experience »

    The check in staff was great, the room had a bad air freshener smell when we arrived, but it cleared up after running the air for a while. The beds were good, breakfast was nice but cramped. Small facility but well kept. The clean up staff does not speak or read english and ignored the do not disturb sign on the outside of the door. While we ate breakfast, the room was stripped and cleaning was underway when we returned. We had not checked out. We received apologies, but it seems the normal procedure is if a guest is seen leaving, the staff goes on in to check to see if the bags are out and then cleans regardless of anything else. I thought it was also overpriced, but I don't know the seasons or what you do in Lusk. We were just passing through and came in late and left early.

    5
    « Pleasant Stay »

    After a too-late start attempting to do a round trip from Rapid City to Cheyenne, I ran out of daylight and stopped for the evening in Lusk at the Best Western Pioneer. (It's better to stop than risk deer collisions in the Black Hills at night.) Luckily, rooms were available and I found my room to be clean and well-appointed, with microwave and refrigerator. Interesting period photographs of the hotel from what I guessed were '30s and '40s, when the hotel office had been a Phillips 66 station. Parking spaces were a little tight, but that was the only minor negative of my stay. Wi-fi was available and I suppose TV channel selection was acceptable, although I didn't turn on the set in my room. Nice lookin' Samsung HDTV though. Water pressure was great for an invigorating shower. Next morning I was given a personal tour of the breakfast bar by Loré, the General Manager. It was a great breakfast, including REALLY COLD orange & apple juice, REALLY HOT coffee, the usual foods, plus BACON! and real eggs. No one to blame but yourself if you leave here hungry. Loré also checked me out, and she and other staff I met were universally friendly and helpful. Lusk is a nice little town; I've passed through on dozens of occasions, but this was the first time I stayed overnight.

    5
    « Motel stay at Lusk »

    This motel was excellent. It would have made Best Western Proud. We would stay there again if ever in Lusk. The rooms were clean and fresh. The breakfast was very good. The staff was super friendly. I don't have anymore to say.

    5
    « Great Place! »

    The room was very comfortable and clean, as good as any of the larger, more expensive places that we stayed. Breakfast was very good, including omelets at the chuck wagon outside! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall very nice!

    5
    « 8 »

    Great, helpful staff, really nice for the money. Also very motorcycle friendly with right out the door parking and security was good, no issues at all. Great breakfast is included too! Check in and check out were easy and quick. However, do NOT eat at the pizza place down the street.

 

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·From: Orin Junction off I-25. Head east Highway 20 for 41 miles. The Best Western Pioneer is located at the Junction of 85 and 20. ·From: Newcastle South Highway 85. Head south on 85, the Best Western Pioneer is located at the Second stop light head South on 85. ·From: Lingle North Highway 85. Head north out of Lingle on 85, the Best Western Pioneer is located at the Junction of 85 and 20. ·From: NE State Line on Highway 20. Head west on Highway 20, come to the stop light and turn left, south on 85, the Best Western Pioneer is located at the Junction of 85 and 20.