Best Western Graham's,  Murdo

4.0/5  - based on 352 guest reviews.
301 W 5th Street, 57559, Murdo, United States - See map
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Our Murdo hotel is located 60 miles from the Badlands and is just a few minutes away from the Pioneer Auto Museum. Located near South Dakota's Original 1880 TOWN and 50 miles from the State Capital, our Murdo hotel is your home away from home. We're located right off the I-90, which makes it easy for business and leisure travelers alike to get around the region. We understand that location and quality is everything when traveling, which is why our hotel always puts the comfort of guests first. With a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, comfort and relaxation are top priorities at our Murdo hotel. Count on us to provide you with the best quality service and accommodations year-round. We're a pet-friendly hotel because we know that it's important for the whole family to travel together. Bring Fido on your trip to make any vacation complete. There's a microwave and refrigerator in every room of our Murdo hotel, which makes extended stays simple. We also offer both free high-speed Internet and a deluxe continental breakfast. The most important meal of the day is served buffet-style with pancakes, eggs, and a selection of cereals, yogurt, pastries and 100% Arabica coffee along with chilled juices. Kick your morning off in style. We're just 130 miles from Mt. Rushmore, and are proud to be a popular stopping point for travelers working on their bucket list. Whether you're headed to the famous presidential rocks or on your way to the Badlands, you deserve to stay in a cozy and comfortable hotel. Our friendly staff members are committed to making every guest's stay enjoyable. From spacious, well-appointed rooms to the welcoming environment of our hotel, count on our Murdo hotel to make your trip special. Reserve your upcoming stay at Best Western Graham's today!

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Best Western Graham's,Murdo
  • 4
    « Overnight stay »

    Small town but since it was getting late and dark early we decided to give it a try. Saw they had a Best Western and that it was pet friendly so we got a room for the night. Lady at the front desk was very nice and gave us a comfortable room. Rooms are clean and since everything is all on one level you don't have to worry about overhead noise. Morning breakfast is the standard fare but was good enough to get us going.

    « Extremely friendly staff »

    Great location for hunting parties in south central South Dakota. Very friendly staff, clean rooms, overall nice property. Dog friendly. Bird cleaning station convenient to parking lot equipped with water, cleaning tables, and trash cans.

    « Friendly welcoming staff, comfortable bed, »

    I have just driven across the U.S. from PA to WA and I am very happy to recommend three hotels, this being one of them. It was close to the exit of I90, and had the nicest person in charge. She helped me when I had problems with my car, she couldn't have been nicer. There is an interesting restaurant up the street with a kind of wild West atmosphere to it. The room was clean and the bed super-comfortable. They have a nice free breakfast and plenty of parking spaces. Would return there.

    « Best stay of our trip »

    Our stay was very pleasant. The desk staff was very friendly both in making our reservation and upon arrival. She directed us to a nearby restaurant that served great food. The lobby was welcoming with its Halloween decorations and candy. The hot breakfast was plentiful and good with biscuits and gravy, sausages, eggs, fresh rolls, and much more. We were able to park our car right outside our door. The room was very clean and convenient, and the bed was quite comfortable.

    « Third times a charm »

    We always stay here if we're within an hour of stopping for the night. The rooms are spacious, recently updated and comfortable. I like motels we can park outside our room door. This trip, we had our dog along, so we used the pet area behind the motel, but even my seasoned older dog did not want to go near it. She must have smelled something she didn't like. This would be the only improvement I would suggest they work on. Unfortunately some rude pet owners don't pick up after their animals, ruins it for all of us. The hotel even provides little poop bags. The pool area is nice, breakfast is free, and there is ample parking.

    « Not a good place to go if you have a pet. »

    The room was fine. It was clean, but dated. And not very large. They charged a $20 pet fee, which I thought was a lot. Other places I've stayed don't charge for pets. This place is in the middle of South Dakota, so there are not a lot of options. With taxes, the total bill came to $100. The pet area in the back is covered with large stones. Difficult to walk on, really not pet friendly. The place has a lot of units; they put a highway work crew in rooms on either side of us. They were pretty tired I guess, so they didn't bother us except for a parking battle. They brought a lot of big trucks with them. Looking at the size of the place, they could have put us in a further away room without any problem. We were traveling at the end of April, so they were not very busy. All things considered, I will not stay here again.

    « I liked the retro look »

    If I hadn't found it on TripAdvisor I probably would have passed it by. Oh, it's clean and inviting, I'm just not used to the single level, park outside your door motels. Glad I chose it. Took me back to a simpler time. The receptionist was very kind and helpful. The morning breakfast included waffles. There was biscuits and gravy. And all the others you would expect in a free breakfast bar. I liked it. I was gonna be sittin in a car all day. I didn't need a big heavy meal. I chose cereal and biscuit. I was pleasantly surprised when the biscuit was not dry and crumbly. I haven't been this way since I was a child. I loved my trip to the monuments! I must come back. If I'm in the Murdo area I will choose this BW. Thanks for making me feel like a kid again.

    « Passing Through »

    Driving home and needed a place for the night. What a wonderful surprise. An older hotel that was completely renovated. Very friendly and very nice accomodations. Free internet, hot breakfast, and the rooms were beautiful. The artwork of the local area was a nice touch. Lots of pheasant hunters were there with their dogs so pet friendly too - but it was very quiet and we got a great nights sleep. They also had a nice outdoor area with picnic tables.

    « Outstanding stay »

    Spent 4 nights at Best Western for opening of pheasant season. The motel is perfect for hunters....large CLEAN rooms, fridge, microwave, pet friendly. Parking right out of your door. While probably built in the 1950's, this property is very well maintained and the service is outstanding. Will stay here every year!

    « Passing through »

    Very glad to have stayed here had to stop for the night & in a small town, always feel its a roll of the dice whether it's decent or not. I would stay again & recommend to anyone. Clean, friendly, comfortable. Comfy beds, lots of pillows!

  • 5
    « Sweet Little Motel »

    We LOVED this sweet little motel. Murdo was a planned stop along our road trip and when we got to town we saw this place and thought we'd give it a try. It's an older one-story motel that reminds you of years past. But while some of those older places aren't kept up, this one is! It's been remodeled inside, everything is nice and clean and just adorable. They are pet friendly and have a nice pet walk around the back. We missed breakfast at this stop due to being in a hurry to get to our first pit stop (Wall Drug) so I don't know if it was good or not, but I imagine it was just fine like everything else at the hotel. The cost was average to maybe a bit high for the area, but worth it for a comfortable stay.

    « Great for one night stop. »

    We came in late at night so this was a great place to stop for one night. Though the room was dated it was still very clean with comfortable beds and hot showers. We thought it was a little overpriced since it was more dated. There was a nice breakfast the next morning with plenty of choices to please all. The staff was super cheerful and friendly. The outside and front office was decorated really nice for Halloween.

    « Convenient location for I-90 travelers »

    We've stayed at properties in Chamberlain and Kadoka, SD before which met our expectations, and had originally planned to stay in Chamberlain again, but a change in our last two days of traveling made Murdo a more convention location. This BW was probably better than the other two properties in which we stayed before (and which met our expectation). It had all of the basic amenities (WiFi, good selection of cable TV channels, and a hot breakfast with good variety). It also had an appreciated extra--a windshield cleaning facility close to the office and swimming pool. It was especially appreciated in late summer given the number of large bugs flying across I-90 and other roads this time of year. There is a large car museum (which we didn't visit) very close by, and a full-service restaurant about a block away. We'd stay here again when traveling on I-90.

    « Visit Murdo! »

    If you ever travel in the Murdo, SD area, the Best Western here is really really nice. Easy access off I90. I've stayed here a number of times over the past 10 years and this place just gets better and better. The rooms are immaculate, the towels plush, the WiFi great, the decor lovely & customer service excellent. I wish I could have accommodations like this on my whole trip! #VisitMurdo

    « Nice Surprise »

    Didn't look like much on line but turned out to be a great place run by very accommodating people. Older but upgraded and very clean. Being able to park right outside your room is tops for me. Above average breakfast made it even better. Super rate, too.

    « Super Place to Stay! »

    When stopping in Murdo for the night, you must stay at Graham's Best Western. It is squeaky clean and you'll enjoy a full breakfast in the morning. Farmer Bros coffee, scrambled or hard boiled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, fruit, and every imaginable breakfast bread and cereal. The room was even decorated for fall. Friendly staff too.

    « South Dakota Trip »

    This hotel was right on the main street of town, easy to find. Staff was helpful and friendly and gave good recommendation for dinner. The pool had just closed for the season so that was the only disappointment.

    « Excellent motel in Murdo »

    This is a very good place with lots of nice features, including spacious rooms with microwave & fridge, park-at-your-door layout, a nice outdoor pool and a shady grassy area with picnic tables. Sleeping here was good on comfy mattresses in this quiet motel, away from the Interstate. Breakfast is included and it is above average for a free motel breakfast. I saw an assortment of nuts, fruits, granola and chips you can put on your yogurt, The hard boiled eggs were peeled for you, which was cool. Also fresh donuts, biscuits & gravy were offered. We were there on Labor Day weekend and the place was full early.

    « Very pleasantly surprised »

    On our way to the Badlands and very nervous about a Best Western in the middle of SD but we were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms are dated but they are incredibly clean and the mattresses and pillows were new and very comfortable. Again, the rooms were very clean. The front desk staff was welcoming and helpful

    « Nice place to stay on the way home »

    We were on the way home from Mt. Rushmore and stayed here. It was a good choice. Our room was very clean and had a nice shower. The room overall was very nice- it had a refrigerator and microwave. There was a nice outdoor pool. It is a one story hotel. You can park your car right in front of your room and walk in. It must be a good place because the parking lot was completely full in the morning. The breakfast was great. Sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage,eggs, danish, etc. The lady that was in charge of the area kept it totally filled and was always cleaning it up. When we arrived, it was recommended to go to the restaurant/bar down the street. The next morning we found out there was a whole town down the street the other direction with a lot of stores and restaurants. so check out the area.

  • 4
    « Traveling to Washington State »

    Nice hotel, large rooms with comfortable beds. The breakfast offerings were disappointing. I had to leave the hotel and travel to a restaurant.. Please advertise that the breakfast is basic continental so you customers will be prepared.

    « A Traveler's Understated Oasis »

    Located at what is essentially a crossroads in Montana, we found the motel to be a pleasant surprise. Very clean, very spacious rooms. The breakfast buffet far better than most and the staff friendly and helpful. They have a laundrya nd a small pool, don't gouge you in the vending machines. Would gladly stay here again.

    « Great place to stay »

    We were traveling and just needed to stay one night. The check in clerk lady was very friendly and helpful regarding places to eat around there. She also chatted about the Best Western points system and I signed up. The lobby has plenty of things to look at and we bought and mailed some postcards to the grandchildren. The breakfast was good. The room was very clean and had a door that the husband could step outside to smoke. (The motel is all nonsmoking rooms) We didn't have anyone with us that would have used the pool but it is advertised as heated and there is a playground for children there

    « Best place to stay!! »

    This is a fantastic place to stay. The staff treats you like family and will go out of their way to help with anything. I would not consider staying any other place other than this place if you are in the area.

    « Family trip »

    This is an amazing hotel! It is shiny and clean, smells wonderful, and is not lacking in any amenities. Staff are wonderful regardless of the time of day or night. Don't pass this hotel by if you are traveling through South Dakota.

    « Feels like Home »

    This beautiful property in a very small town was just like being at home, from the warm, friendly staff to the very nice comfortable room. Place was filled overnight, but it was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop.

    « Good place to stop »

    This was just a rest point on our road trip, but we were very pleased with it. Lovely pool to relax in. Close to Badlands NP. OK breakfast. Excellent choice. Room was clean and bed comfy. Very friendly staff.

    « Good for an older property »

    Tussled with myself about whether to give this motel a Good or a Very Good rating because other than the breakfast, which was below average, I really have only a few additional negatives about our experience in this older property. We were only offered a room with two queen size beds and the beds fit so tightly in the room that choosing either one meant one of us had to get up in the dark with only one foot of space between the bed and the wall. My glasses had to go on the floor overnight and I hoped that I remembered to fish them out so that I didn't step on them in the dark. The a/c was placed weirdly in the dressing room so that it had a hard time cooling the room. But the room, including the shower, toilet, and sink were clean. The bed linens were clean too, although they were too small for the bed and kept coming untucked whenever I arose during the night.

    « Excellent »

    Very friendly and clean. Were quick to help us find a plug in for hooking up our RV while friends stayed in a room. Highly recommended and the pool was great. Breakfast was good and had a decent variety of choices.

    « Traveler Friendly »

    On our way through South Dakota and stopped here. Super friendly and very helpful. We were traveling with friends in an RV and they did everything they could to help them out. Outside pool perfect for family fun. Great breakfast! For a small place they put out a lot! Clean too! Great small town bar/restaurant within walking distance.

  • 5
    « Exceptional Customer Service »

    My husband and I just completed a leisurely cross country drive and stayed in many small towns along the way but I must say this little hotel in Murdo, SD surprised me. The room was nice and clean, the bed comfortable and they had a lovely little breakfast in the morning. But the thing that stood out for me was their helpfulness when I realized 4 hours down the road that we left something in the room. I called the desk immediately and was told that the cleaning lady did find the item in our room and they would be happy to arrange to mail it to us! Now, this is not the first time I've left something in a hotel room but it is the first time I've ever been able to recover the item so I just want to say that from my perspective the Best Western Graham's deserves extra credit for their outstanding customer service.

    « Murdo Sd - Hotel »

    very nice place to stay. has a small playground for the kids. has pet area in the back of hotel. has a pool and vending room. the breakfast was disappointing and could use improvements and as a coffee drinker I would love better coffee and creamer options and the size of the area is small especially if the hotel is packed there is no room what so ever. the ladies at the front desk super nice. this was a stop for us between destinations that was great we even went to Pioneer auto to spend a few hours. would stay again for sure

    « Great service and Best Free Breakfast. »

    Customer service was great. Clean rooms and comfortable beds. This had one of the best free breakfasts we've encountered. Was not all Sugar and Starch actually had protein (sausage & eggs) dining area had staff cleaning and replenishing as needed! Good location for our drive. No stairs to deal with if you have any medical issues.

    « Good experience »

    I can see why this motel has such good ratings. It was clean, our room was spacious, the staff was friendly and professional, and everything was wonderful. I'm picky and I was very pleased. Thank you for such a great experience!

    « The Pet Friendly Place to Be »

    There was a nice lighted area for dogs to exercise and potty bags were available. It was large enough for dogs to avoid each other when there were more than one or two. The cost for pets was very reasonable which was greatly appreciated.

    « Clean and comfy »

    We spent one night when traveling through the area. Choose this place based on trip advisor reviews. Room appeared to be recently updated and clean. Beds are comfy and everyone we encountered was friendly. I felt it a bit overpriced but would stay again if passing through.

    « Would stay here again »

    Room was very clean and the staff was friendly upon arrival. Was pet friendly and they put us close to the pet yard which we appreciated. Breakfast was good and they kept it well stocked but was very crowded. Easy to find right off of I-90

    « Nice hotel experience »

    We found this place on Trip Advisor and booked it as it had good reviews and wasn't overly expensive. I love motels as I like to be able to pull up to my room and unload my stuff without having to walk across a parking lot, into a lobby, up an elevator an down a long hall. Some people like that as it gives more security but I like motels. It was clean and well maintained. The breakfast is your standard continental breakfast, not great but not bad for free.

    « Perfect »

    Our family stopped here on our way back home to WA. The family suite was large enough for my husband and I and our 4 teen/preteen girls to really stretch out and relax. It was very clean, and quiet, and the beds were so comfortable. Staff were friendly, breakfast was good - we didn't use the pool but it looked nice. I highly recommend this place.

    « Good stop for traveling »

    My family slept here on our way west. It was clean and quiet. The staff at the desk and working the breakfast was friendly. The breakfast offered the typical free breakfasts items you usually see with free breakfast. (Hard boiled eggs, pancakes, toast/bagels, cereals, biscuits and gravy, apples/bananas) We did not use the pool as it was rainy, but would have if the weather cooperated. It is only an hour to Badlands National Park from here. We would stay again.

  • 4
    « Super Quiet for a full motel :) »

    We stayed in Murdo after visiting the Badlands. The motel is about a 50 min drive from the park. There is a time change between the park and the motel and that can be a bit defeating especially if you are running a bit late. This is place smacks of the Howard Johnston's I stayed in as a child. The motel was full but it was very quite. The room was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the shower rocked. They had a nice looking pool but we did not have time to enjoy it. The parking was great, right in from of our room. They offered a nice hot breakfast and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

    « Old fashion style motel. »

    Nice to have an outside pool. Very friendly staff. Great warm breakfast. Towels for the swimming pool are available in the lobby at check in. Lots of parking for those pulling trailers. Our room had a bathroom window should we need to make a quick get-away.

    « Staff is Great, Hotel needs updating »

    For the price paid this hotel needs serious updating. The staff is great and went out of their way to get us checked in on arrival. The confirmation says check in is 12 but in reality it is 1PM. They were able to let us in before one. The room definitely is not set up for 4 people in a room and the lobby was located way across the parking lot if you needed anything.

    « Clean hotel, friendly staff. »

    My husband and I recently stayed here before heading over to the Badlands and Black Hills. Cute little hotel - very clean and updated. The staff was very friendly and even stayed late to make sure we got checked in. Great (free!) breakfast. Far exceeded my expectations.

    « Old school but safe choice »

    Stayed here for one night on a road trip. It is an older property, but our room was clean and well maintained. Front desk staff was very nice. The front desk closes at 11pm as I recall, so contact them if arriving late. This was a family suite that had 3 beds and a sofa sleeper. Small fridge in the room, too. This particular room was very large. Bathroom was a little small, but large double vanity area made up for it. Breakfast was a bit above average. The photos on their website don't quite do it justice because there are actually three serving areas with a good variety of good options, both hot and cold. Outdoor pool was warm and clean, with a pretty nice deck area to lounge. Towels are provided at the front desk. At a glance this place looked a bit sketchy for our taste but it was a perfectly fine stay.

    « Yellowstone/Mount Rushmore »

    No complaints but nothing outstanding, maybe one of the better hotels in the area. If going South, Murdo is the last town to get a decent accomodation. The one thing they did have that I have not seen before was, a wind screen washing station, very handy

    « Great place to stay in Murdo, SD »

    The accommodations were great. The beds were exceptionally comfortable. Thought I was sleeping in my own bed. Recent upgrades to the rooms made our stay very comfortable. Loved the shower and bath accessories. Great breakfast with lots of choices, loved the coffee. We will be back and staying again at this Best Western.

    « Very clean place and friendly staff! »

    We stayed here for a night when traveling home and it was very clean and the staff was very polite. I would recommend this to anyone passing through the area. Pool did not have a deep end, but got to 5 feet deep. Pool was clean and maintained well.

    « Very Clean and Delicious Breakfast! »

    We are not used to staying in a motel, but this was very nice. The atmosphere was outdated, but it was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The weather was stormy, so the kids couldn't swim, but the pool looked nice. The breakfast was awesome. My teenagers were most pleased! It was a great start to our Black Hills vacation.

    « Great surprise »

    This was just a fights stay, with 3 teens on the way across the country. I expected this to be Ong the poorest hotel/motel we stayed in, but it was among the best. We stayed in a room w/ 3 queens! Nice room layout and comfy beds. As always, quiet is important with me, and didn't hear any unwanted noise. Breakfast was good, pool was nice, desk people were friendly.

  • 4
    « Fantastic... »

    This property was great! Clean inside and out, updated, and well kept. I love this old style of lodging where every room is on the first floor and you park right up to your room door but finding one that isn't a complete dump is very hard to find these days. I just wanted a clean room and comfortable bed on the last night of our trip but we got more. The only complaint is that the breakfast did not start until 6:30, most start at 6:00. I need my coffee but I would not let that stop me from staying here again, it was a great choice.

    « Great hotel »

    I admit that I am a bit of a hotel snob, usually staying at Marriott & Hilton hotels. But on our recent road trip we wanted to stay outside of the badlands so we could explore them the next morning. We were thrilled with the Best Western in Murdo. We got to the hotel minutes before a powerful storm hit & the front desk was experiencing problems with their credit card machines, but they never skipped a beat. The small lobby was packed with other travellers trying to get in from out of the storm. They quickly checked us into our rooms & on our way. The rooms were clean and spacious. We liked having the mini fridge and the moveable shower head. I will stay here again on my next trip through the badlands.

    « Very unique breakfast option. »

    Super friendly and helpful staff. Explained breakfast options in detail. Breakfast included an additional custom omelet breakfast held outdoors next to the pool. Softest biscuits I ever had. Very similar to KFC biscuits in softness.

    « Nice place to stat »

    Nice clean, quiet room with nice choices for breakfast and friendly people. Breakfast choices include eggs, sausage, toast, muffins, gravy, biscuits, yogurt with various toppings, cereal choices, juice, coffee and more. All rooms are on the first floor with door to outside, like older motels.

    « Best motel in America »

    I've stayed at this property various times throughout my life, this being the fifth time. Through the years the outdoor pool remains refreshing and the beds comfy. The staff is kind and helpful. We were informed that our room had been remodeled over the winter. No complaints! They even have a Windshield washing station! I'd stay again!

    « Don't let its looks fool you. »

    It may look like a run-of-the-mill motel, but its rooms and the staffs' service are first-rate. A very enjoyable experience! Murdo is a very small town, so everything is within walking distance. Stop there and enjoy South Dakota hospitality at its finest!

    « great setup »

    I love the breakfast outdoor setup. the Omelet outdoor was so yummy and delicious. It was easier to load and unload our stuff. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They even have bicycles for the guests to ride around town. I have never experience this great setup of the western style.

    « Super clean, super nice »

    The hotel room was immaculate. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The internet worked well. It is an old fashioned motel that has been totally refurbished and updated. We were happy with our stay.

    « Trump would stay here !!! »

    Would-be President Elect Donald J. Trump would think he woke up in his Penthouse Suite in Trump Tower if he so fortunately found himself in these rooms. Melania would enjoy the biscuits and gravy, to the fresh hand picked fruit! Ivanka, Don and Eric would give this place 'two NY thumbs up' I'm quite certain. It's that good!

    « Simple-Good Value »

    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was small, but all we needed for a quick overnight stay while driving through. Rooms were updated. Breakfast and lobby area were very nice, clean, the food was good, and the staff was attentive!

  • 4
    « Refreshed on Road Trip »

    My 89-year-old dad and I were on a 5,000 mile road trip in June. We needed a place to stay as we crossed South Dakota, and I found this Best Western online. I read the reviews ahead of booking it, and I'm glad I did. This was the best looking place in town and the staff was phenomenal. Jeannette took my call the night before we arrived and made sure to save a large room close to the office for my dad and me so he wouldn't have too far to walk. She was the one who greeted us in the office when we arrived and pleasantly took care of getting us checked in. This may not be the newest or fanciest hotel around, but it was certainly clean and welcoming after our long journey. I'd be happy to stay here again anytime I'm in the area.

    « Wonderful surprise for large fam! »

    Coming through late with our 6 kids, other hotels full. Stopped in, not very hopeful that we'd find the 2 double rooms we need for our crew. Sweet woman at the desk informed me there was only ONE room available - because no one wants such a big room. 3 queen beds and a pull out! Perfect for us! Room was clean and very well stocked. Breakfast the next morning was excellent - a wide variety, well stocked, and tidy. As anyone with a big family can attest, hotel breakfasts can be a huge $ savings, and variety keeps everyone happy. Staff was very friendly, kind and helpful. We will stay at this hotel again.

    « Great laundy facility »

    This is an old motel than has become a Best Western. The rooms are nice size. The best feature is the laundry facility as there is no public laundromat for nearly 100 miles. There are not many motels to choose from for miles so they can charge higher prices. We could get points here. No breakfast is offered. Lobby is closed at nights.

    « Nice place to stay »

    This is third year we have stayed at Graham's on our way to Yellowstone. Very clean pleasant place to stay. Ladies were very helpful at the desk. Good breakfast served with everything freshly stocked. We have been very happy staying there.

    « Don't pass on this hotel! »

    I pulled in off the freeway in the early evening and found this place and am I ever glad! The woman behind the desk was very nice and helpful and even though I requested a single room , which were all gone< she put me up in a wheel-chair access room anyway. It was super clean and spacious! The pool was a short walk away which suited my needs as the temps were approaching 100 F. The breakfast in the morning was ample and tasty which sent me on my way westward.

    « Very nice, clean motel! We liked it! »

    This is a vintage 70s type motel that has been redone and is very nice. It's a throw back in a very fun way with clean rooms completely remodeled and a nice pool out front. It's nicer than any we've stayed at in Wall or Chamberlain. We typically stay at Holiday Inn Express or Hamptons. We would stay here again! Try the Drive Inn for the best hamburger you'll ever eat! Rooms have ref and micro.

    « Great place to stay!! »

    We were traveling to Mt Rushmore and all the hotels close were booked. We called and asked about 2 rooms and she graciously told us she had a room w/ 3 Queen beds available. We arrived around 10:30 pm and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Hotel was very clean and beds were comfortable!! Breakfast the next morning was also very good!! So glad we stopped!!

    « Old Motel with Modest Updates and Tricky Front Desk »

    Ran into a weird deal upon checkin. I asked what they had for rooms and they had a Family room option 134 with 3 Queen beds and a pullout couch for $139. I said I would take it and gave her my card. Ran to the bathroom in the lobby (1970s decor but very clean) and came back to get my card and room keys. We had just weathered a wicked storm with 50 mph winds, and we're looking to settle in. Went to room 144 and opened it. Only 2 queen beds! Went back to the office to explain that they had given me the wrong room. They tried to convince me I got what I paid for. I almost relented but told them that I agreed to take the family room for 139. Finally, the Mgr told the coworker, "Oh, just give it to him. It's not worth arguing. " Wow! They tried to pull a fast on me after committing to the family room and price. Weird, but we did get the spacious family room 134 with 3 Queens. The room is clean with Modest Updates to make it comfortable. It still has old windows, doors, walls, trim, etc. It will certainly work but for $150 after taxes, perhaps should have looked around for a 1-night pass thru stay. Hopefully breakfast will make up for the fast one being pulled on check in!

    « Clean & Pleasant Room At A Reasonable Price »

    Due to a automotive breakdown, my family ended up staying at this motel for 3 nights, while searching for a repair shop and waiting for car parts. The staff at this clean, pleasant, friendly motel worked hard to help my family be comfortable and to find the help that we needed. We ended up making some friends and having a good time, thanks to this motel staff.

    « Clean & Comfortable »

    We were so impressed with the cleanliness, comfort, & customer service. We stayed one night with our kids. The breakfast was good and there were many options. The wasn't a spec of dust or grime in our room. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « Lovely one night stay »

    This place looks like an old-fashioned motor hotel from way back, but don't be put off by that. Very nice staff, room was a bit dated but very clean, comfortable and QUIET!! Breakfast was typical but there was enough food to fill us all up before we hit the road again. Nice stay.

    « Best Western, Murdo, South Dakota »

    Staff was very nice. My family was traveling during their vacation and this was, happily, the hotel that had a room with 3 queen sized beds! We had no objection to paying a little extra for the room, because it saved us from having to get a second room!!

    « Great place not far from Badlands Nat'l Park! »

    When we first drove up, I was concerned, as the hotel is a renovated motel, with exterior doors. However, when I checked in, the lobby was very nice and the staff were very helpful. When we entered the room, I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms have been completely renovated and are very nice. The bathrooms are small, but have new tile and are clean and up-to-date. We had a very pleasant stay.

    « Exceptional! »

    We were all pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Not a lot of hotels to choose from but we think we got the best place. Very friendly & helpful staff. The price was reasonable. The rooms have all been remodeled. My husband lived the shower head. The beds were very comfortable. And all the guys loved their biscuits & gravy. We highly recommend this hotel.

    « Great place! »

    We stayed the night traveling back home. It was a wonderful stay. Swing set and pool outside for kids. Clean, large room and great hot breakfast! Will stay here again if ever passing thru! Nice little town that's a hidden gem! When you get a chance a recommend you stay here.

    « Small Town Gem »

    While Murdo South Dakota is not a large town nor having multiple tourist sites it has a gem in the Best Western franchise .Decent, clean rooms, wide driveways, a place to relax next to pool and all on one level .You get a good breakfast also . All foe a reasonable price .

    « good »

    The room was clean but small. The staff was excellent. A good place to spend the night while traveling. We were ok with this place. We would stay here again if we ever pass this way again. The staff were really good.

    « Great! »

    We had a busy day of exploring and traveling. We were tired and were delighted to find this Best Western would be just right for the distance we wanted to stop for the evening. The room was clean, large, great bathroom area with a window that opened nicely, comfy beds, nice place to take our dog, and a good breakfast in the morning. It was a great stay to get us ready to continue our travels. Thanks!

    « Quirky Fun Place »

    We stay at least one night on our annual family prairie dog trip. The hotel has 2 'bunkhouse' rooms 3 beds and a fold out so we can get the common experience. The breakfast area has been enlarged. Nice. Murdo is not touristy in spite of the car museum. The Buffalo Bar, the Rusty Spur and the Anchor get mostly locals - places where you can kick back and enjoy a few cocktails.

    « On the way to Colorado »

    Stopped here for the night. I was so impressed! Rooms were Very Clean, had a small dog with me they even had a dog area out back of our room to walk the dog! Front desk personnel were extremely friendly and accomodating. Beat part was the free breakfast we had before we headed out. WOW! I would highly recommend this Hotel to all people traveling West. Superb!

  • 4
    « Badlands National Park Stopover »

    This was basically a one night stopover before heading into and exploring Badlands National Park. I was able to make it to the motel before a major thunderstorm hit the area, and the room was a good comfort from the storm. It was a clean room, good bed, TV and Internet, and breakfast in the morning.

    « Great Hotel in a "Secret Location" »

    If traveling along I-90 and you don't want to spend insane amounts of money in Rapid City or Wall for lodging, consider staying in Murdo at this Best Western. It's a single floor and all rooms are accessed from outside. Very pleased with this hotel and it was very enjoyable.

    « Worth staying...and visiting pioneer Auto show.. »

    Staff friendly and informative. Rooms clean and comfy.Enjoyable Breakfast. A good base to visit surrounding areas. We ate at the Rusty Spur..very good.The outdoor pool wasn't open due to the time of year...The Auto museum is 2 minutes away from the motel, within walking distance. 1880 town about 20 miles away towards Rapid City.

    « Overnight at Murdo »

    Graham's Best Western is a motel--drive right in, all rooms are ground level. Very neat and clean. Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, coffee maker. Bathroom sink separate from tub/shower and toilet. Two double beds in our room. Pool available, but not open during my visit (not in season yet). Free wifi that works well. Excellent value.

    « Quite impressed »

    The rooms were very well maintained and clean. I wasn't expecting much from this older fashion motel in a small town. But it was great. We were very comfortable. Plus the breakfast was so much better then other hotels we have been to. They even had almond & Silk milk. The staff was also friendly and helpful. Nice place.

    « What a pleasant surprise »

    Murdo doesn't have many hotels so as a recognizable name, we booked a room. The exterior was clean sand well-maintained. The desk clerk first helped correct an error I had made while booking, then gave recommendations for dinner. Much appreciated. Our room was well-appointed and spotless. Beds were comfortable. Everything had been updated. Because this motel was originally one of the many built in the 1960s, my expectations were low but I was very pleasantly surprised.

    « Clean roadside motel but pricey »

    We stayed here on a cross country trip with a toddler and a dog. We chose the location out of necessity, both in driving distance and the need for a pet friendly location. Overall, it was acceptable. The rooms were clean, but make no mistake, this is a motel not a hotel. All rooms are walk in first floor units with really no amenities. For the price, it was hardly a bargain. Considering the wonderful hotel we found in Deadwood the next night for a lower cost, I'd recommend that anyone keep driving past Murdo. If you have to stop, however, this place will do.

    « Great Find »

    Normally I would not stop at a motel like this with old-style single-level wings and outside doors. I like Holiday Inn Express when I do road trips. However, TripAdvisor had really good reviews of this place, so we checked it out. The rooms are recently remodeled, and they are every bit as nice and fresh and clean as Holiday Inn Express rooms. The hotel also has a hot breakfast/continental breakfast with eggs, etc. The room was spacious and had a refrigerator and microwave. Very nice! I would definitely stay here again. We ate supper at the Buffalo Restaurant and Bar down the street, another surprising and serendipitous find in Murdo. (See my review on that.)

    « Clean rooms, friendly staff, great hospitality »

    Everything was perfect during our stay over the weekend. Rooms were very clean, the breakfast was outstanding, and the front desk attendant ALWAYS greeted us every morning with a smiling face. It's the little things that make this place stand out over the rest of the hotels in town. Definitely staying here next summer.

    « Travel Stop »

    When heading back to Minnesota from Colorado our preferred stop is at Graham's in Murdo, SD. The service and quality is always consistent and is the value to the cost is good. We have stayed there many times over the last several years.

  • 4
    « I dig it »

    Really nice and updated on the inside. Not much around but this is a good pick. And the tv is a flat screen with all the good channels. It's really clean on the inside. It's nice what more do you want me to say trip advisor. It's not a roach motel or a rent by the hour place. The people are nice around the area it's not the ghetto

    « Nice Hotel »

    The bed was nice and comfortable and the room was quiet. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would stay there again if in the area. The room was clean. The bathrooms were small, but clean. Gave us a bag of bottled water, a banana and an apple to take with us.


    We have had a lot of breakfasts in hotel, motels over the past few years and this was the best of all. It was so clean I think you could eat off the floor. The room was quiet and the bed was comfortable along with good pillows. The lady that checked us in was a wonderful person with all the information necessary to make our stay a good one. I recommend this motel as a good one

    « What a nice stop! »

    I was shocked at how nice this little motel was. It had a nicely updated bathroom, the bed was comfortable, and the TV was a nice size for viewing. The room rate was also pleasing. I easily would recommend this as a nice haven for the evening.

    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    I hadn't stayed in a motel in years, so was a little hesitant about this location. From the moment we turned onto the property, you could see that it was well maintained and cared for. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable, updated, and had lovely prints of South Dakota landscape on the walls. Being such a remote location, I was not expecting much for breakfast options, but again was pleasantly surprised with hot breakfast options. Highly recommend staying here if you are in the area.

    « Great Hotel! »

    We chose to stay at Grahams on our way to Mount Rushmore. It was a great place to rest our heads the breakfast was good and hot. Would stay there again if we were in the area. Lots to do wish we would've gone to see the car museum but the weather was not in our favor.

    « Comfy bed in a snowstorm! »

    This was a lucky find in the middle of a late spring snowstorm - and a very pleasant surprise! Helpful staff provided a late night snack of milk and yogurt, and there was popcorn and pop in the vending machine. A hot, well-presented breakfast got us on our way in the morning.

    « Gave away our reserved room!! »

    We reserved a room over a month in advance for a king bed and when we arrived they had given away our room and told us all they had left was a room with two full beds instead. They gave away the room that we reserved. Absolutely awful service.

    « Excellent little place »

    Room was very clean and very well maintained, staff was excellent, rooms were small but it was all I needed. The hotel is in the middle of South Dakota and I needed a place to stay because of bad roads, I was very impressed!

    « Motel with clean but small room »

    Clean property & room. This is a motel with small standard rooms only large enough for 1-2 people. Heater was a little funky but bed was comfortable and hotel staff were nice. Good choice for traveling business or truckers.

  • 4
    « Great Place for overnight stay! »

    The staff at this location were exceptional!!! The rooms were a bit small, but the king size bed we had was Awesome. We had stayed the previous 7 nights elsewhere and I finally got a good night sleep here. Off the beaten path, but nice and quiet.

    « Really Good place to stay! »

    This motel is an excellent example of what can be done eith a floor plan from the 1950's. The owners have updated every detail - paint ,bathroom, lights, TV, king bed, to the best of today's standards for a travel motel. The people were very friendly, they had a really good breakfast, and a very nice room that you could park in front of and walk into your room.

    « Very nice room »

    Very friendly staff, pillow-top comfortable mattress, very nice room. So glad we stayed here. Would definitely recommend this motel to others. Very quiet. Price was reasonable, good internet, adequate breakfast. Linens were so soft. I love parking right in front of the door.

    « Good Place to Stay »

    Newly remodeled rooms are very comfortable, the beds are excellent, towels & linens are soft! Good internet connection, breakfast was good, CLEAN quiet rooms. Friendly outgoing staff, I would recommend over any of the other motels in Murdo!

    « Comfortable and reasonably priced »

    Graham's is a comfortable motel and I slept very well. We usually stay here when going through this area rather than closer to Rapid City where the prices are considerably higher. You can park right in front of the door so it is very convenient. Staff is always friendly and breakfast is fine.

    « Honest and decent people »

    Driving across the country from Florida to Idaho trying to make it in three days this was a late evening stop off the highway. Cold night and very tired the receptionist was kind and friendly. My room was clean, warm and a home feel to it. Dated room but all clean linens, clean bathroom and just a nice comfortable feel. A nice early breakfast and off I went. A couple days later I realized I left a gold anniversary watch there. A 1,000 dollar watch that my wife gave to me. I called them and they had been trying to reach me but my voicemail was full. They sent the watch home to me in two days. I was very thankful for their honesty and goodness. Its great to see people who still care and have a kind soul. By the way Rustys down the street had a great Bacon Cheeseburger.

    « Great Start to our vacation »

    My mom and I took 4 grandkids on a vacation and stayed here out first night. Everything was great, although they thought the pool was alittle chilly. Across the street is Prairie Pizza which is very yummy. Ordered it over the phone, walked across the street to pick it up and there were nice outdoor tables by the pool to eat at. The front desk person was very helpful with many questions we had. Would definately stay here again!!

    « Nice Place after a long ride »

    We had left Deadwood late in afternoon and made it to Murdo. We chose the Best Western because we had stayed here before. The rooms were newly done and had the most comfortable beds and pillows. Very Clean and the breakfast was very good. Eggs, Cheese and Sausage on a English Muffin. Better than McDonalds. Fruit,yogurt, Cereal, Toast , Rolls, Etc. Very good variety. Had a very nice dog area cleaned out for us behind the buildings. Didnt have to walk through the snow.Would definately stay here again

    « Decent and Clean »

    We drove into Murdo at 6 at night in a white out blizzard on Christmas Day. This was the only hotel open, so it got points for that. Rooms open onto the parking lot, which I never like, and is especially bad when there's drifting snow. Rooms are definitely a little dated. That being said, it's a good place. Room was very clean, beds were comfortable and shower was nice. Seems like a family run place and the staff were all very helpful and kind.

    « Surprisingly Nice! »

    Really friendly, helpful check in staff and pet friendly motel. I travel with 2 working dogs so I prefer to stay in motels with immediate outside access rather than having to take them down hallways or elevators. It's become very hard to find nice motels now and this place was a very pleasant surprise. Very clean, very modern with lots of extras in the rooms. Full breakfast was included though I don't usually bother with it and didn't this time either. My only complaint was that there were tons of loose dogs harassing my leashed dogs. They don't seem to enforce a leash or even a pick up policy and that becomes a hazard to my working dogs. I mentioned it to the housekeeper and got nothing but a shrug. I hope they fix that policy for the safety of all but other than that, a great place to stay and I'll definitely try then again as I'm on that trip every 2 weeks.

  • 5
    « Best Western hotel, Murdo, SD »

    Everything was excellent and I was able to get a perfect night's rest and a good breakfast. The staff were well trained, timely, and polite. I had no problems in the room. Breakfast was served at a time which worked very well with my schedule. I was even given tips on local eateries. I would definitely go back and give this hotel more of my business. Thanks for helping me with my trip!

    « Murdo rocks! »

    If you're looking for a clean comfortable stay in the heartland of South Dakota...go out of your way to stop here. The ladies are welcoming and helpful to all your needs. The beds! OMG the beds! The most comfortable in all of the Milky Way Galaxy! Stop in and talk Steelers Football with the staff and locals, and enjoy a phenominal breakfast to boot! Never have I seen such loyal fans, and I am from Pittsburgh! Double Tree, Hilton and LaQuinta move aside...the peeps at Graham's have it all!

    « Great place for the price »

    We have stayed here for years while hunting in the area. Very clean and nice for the price. Nothing fancy but great people. The breakfast is basic but good. They allow dogs and have a bird cleaning station

    « Good stay in a small town »

    We were on our way to the Badlands and Black Hills and stayed at the Best Western in Murdo for one night. This is an older motel with outside entry to rooms. However, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff was very friendly and the breakfast was very good. I would rate 5 starts except for the age of the hotel.

    « Quick stay, off interstate. Good value, breakfast included »

    Stayed here while driving on I-90. Decided to stop due to construction/rain that permeated trip. Free WiFi, decent value. This is an old-style hotel/motel with street-level buildings surrounding a pool/lobby area. Good value, decent stay. Price $119 Auto museum in Murdo.

    « Great Value »

    I chose this motel because of the reviews and the price. The price was so reasonable and I was not disappointed in the room. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and the shower drained properly (very important to me). The room also had a refrigerator and microwave, which I appreciated. The breakfast was tasty and the staff was friendly.

    « Quick overnight stay »

    We were on our way back from hunting in Wyoming and needed a place to stay, so we called from I-90 and we got the room we were looking for 3 Queen beds and a sofa bed 140.00 good price for us, room was clean for a quick stay

    « Good Breakfast... Fair stay »

    The staff was great and friendly. The rooms were spacious. The towels were a bit dingy. The breakfast was great. Overall a good stay, but for what I ended up paying, I would have liked to have a bit more. For over $100 a night, I typically expect more.

    « Great stay! »

    While this is an older motel with smaller rooms the friendly, courteous staff outweigh the size of the rooms. Breakfast was wonderful. The location was a bonus with a nice friendly restaurant down the road. The room we had was comfortable, clean, and cheerful. We would stay here again!

    « Poor Best Western. $126.00 »

    Old style motel rooms. Pool not open, Breakfast was mediocre at best. $126.00!! Not representative of Best Western. On way back stayed in Murdo SD at Landmark Motel South of I90. $59.00 warm pool open until midnight. Room very well decorated and would definitely stay there again.

  • 5
    « Very clean!! »

    This hotel is super clean with very helpful staff. There is plenty of HOT water and the bathroom drains worked quickly, no clogs or slow tub draining. Breakfast area was very clean and the food selection was excellent. The guest laundry was spotless and the machines appeared as new. Nadine at the front desk was very pleasant, offered helpful suggestions and directions to local restaurants and quick to remedy a minor problem with the room coffee maker. Overall, this is a great place to stay and I would not hesitate to stay there; neither should you!

    « Nice stay »

    The rooms are modern looking and very clean. We has 2 queens and the room was spacious and had a small table with 2 chairs. We could pull our vehicle right up to the door. All the usual amenities. They had some play ground equipment for kids. Breakfast was the usual and the attendant was attentive. The staff was friendly. My only complaint would be the towels. They are gray looking.

    « Vacation »

    It was an acceptable hotel with nice beds and a recliner internet access for free. It made the room more comfortable. It is a remote area of Wyoming, but we were on our way to see Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and the Tetons. Not a lot of choices for resturants but found one that worked out for us. We were only at this hotel one night moving on to Yellowstone the next day..


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: I-90. Take either Murdo Exit 191 or 192 to Hospitality Row on I-90 Loop to the Best Western Grahams.