Best Western Hotel Graham's,  Murdo

4.5/5  - based on 455 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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  • 5
    « South Dakota sunset »

    My stay at Best Western Graham's was clean and comfortable. I was able to park right in front of my room, so that made it convenient. Also, I'm glad they constructed the shower head so that it is higher, because I am over six feet tall.

    4
    « Clean and friendly »

    Headed for mitchell but had to stop due to icy roads. Nice surprise. Newly remodeled rooms with decent bedding. Pet friendly. Will return as a reliable stopping point between Wisconsin and wyoming. Helpful and accommodating staff and hot breakfast included.

    4
    « A Very Solid Average »

    Clean, updated, decent motel for being in the middle of nowhere (Murdo, SD). Clearly the best bet in town for a good place to lay your head. Wish for bigger bathroom, especially vanity area, a few more towel bars, and a heating/AC system that doesn't run full time and is a bit quieter when it does run. Very pleasant and chatty innkeeper, good hospitality effort

    4
    « Our Go to spot in South Dakota »

    We have stayed at this hotel several times over the years. It is not the fanciest place but we have found the rooms clean and comfortable and they take pets. The staff is friendly. We will continue to stop here for the night whenever we take cross country driving trips.

    5
    « Nice place »

    This motel was a perfectly fine place in the middle of nowhere. The room was clean, the bed comfortable and the front desk clerk very friendly. There is a great restaurant within easy walking distance that was recommended by the desk clerk.

    4
    « vacation »

    great place to stay very very clean everybody was helpful and kind wanted a queen bed when booking had to upgrade to a king and was charged more instead of making a ajustment for price would and will stay with best western again.

    5
    « Cozy spot off of I-90 »

    The company I work for requires a lot of traveling throughout South Dakota. We do blood drives in and around Murdo. This is one of my favorite hotels we stay at! The rooms are very cozy and clean. They also have a nice little breakfast area, which is nice, especially if you have to be up before the sun!

    4
    « Good place to stop for a rest »

    We were driving from Wisconsin to Wyoming and this was one of our stops. While it looks unimpressive from the outside, we found it to be a very relaxing and comfortable stop. Due to some horrible traffic, we ended up arriving several hours later than anticipated and the office was closed, but they called us to make sure we were still coming and made sure we were able to get our key. The beds were comfortable, and in the morning they had a nice breakfast put out - I was pleasantly surprised at the freshness and choices, including things like non dairy milk options. There was also a little playground for the kids to blow off some steam before another day of driving.

    5
    « Don't let the "strip mall" appearance fool you »

    As we approached the Best Western after dark and I saw the "strip mall" exterior -- single level, all room doors open to the outside -- I thought, "Oh no." But the reception area was lovely ... and when we opened our room door, the room was very nicely furnished and up-to-date! Really like the toiletries -- especially the lemon scent to the shampoo. We slept very well! B'fast was average (the b'fast area is quite small)/ Staff were great on check-in and check-out. Definitely would stay here again!!!

    3
    « Good stopover for travels »

    Good stopping point while crossing the state. Difficult to access with ongoing interstate construction but a nice oasis once arrived. Average room, comfortable bed. Some issues controlling the temperature. Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • 3
    « Okay overnight on trip through South Dakota »

    My wife and I stayed here on our way from Minnesota to Mt. Rushmore. While it is very old-fashion (single story and park in front of your room), the room was clean and quiet. The breakfast was limited, but adequate. It was not as nice or as modern as I had been lead to believe from the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor, but it met our needs for a stopover on our western trip.

    4
    « Very comfortable, close to freeway »

    We called while heading east on I-90. The woman who answered the phone, and was probably the same person who greeted us, was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and shower was great. There wasn't a big variety of food at breakfast, mostly carbs. More fruit would have been nice, but it was your typical hotel breakfast.

    5
    « nice overnite stay »

    Just exactly what we needed. Nice clean room for an overnite stay on our way home. Room was small but very clean and quiet. Had everything we needed and a fine breakfast in the morning. Would stay there again!!

    3
    « Ok for and overnite stay »

    It was clean, quiet and very acceptable. The included breakfast was just OK. They did an excellent job of getting our luggage to the room from the bus. It is an old style motel, one floor with rooms opening to the outside. If your worried about safety, this may not be your place. Although it is well lit and the wasn't any problems.

    5
    « Best Western in Murdo, SD »

    The comfort, the cleanliness, the amenities, the breakfast, the heater, the carpet, the desk clerk, the towels, everything about this stay was wonderful. We'd been sleeping in hotels for 4 days and this was our very best experience.

    3
    « Murdo, South Dakota »

    The location was OK, Continental Breakfast lacked any Gluten free bread products, over all breakfast met everyone else's needs, service and staff were very helpful and met all our needs, over all this is just a upgraded motel, some what poor by Best Western standards we have become accustomed to. We will in the future stay at other Best Western's.

    5
    « TRIP OUT WEST »

    VERY clean all updated...VERY NICE STAFF, outdoor pool... we were traveling in a group of 4 and loved our trip to Grand Junction Co. would recommend it to all....this motel is a few blocks off the Interstate but well worthy the visit...Staff were very sweet and accommodating ....

    4
    « Older but good hotel »

    When you first pull into the hotel, you can tell it is an older hotel, single story with outside room entrances. The woman at check-in was nice and informative. The rooms have been remodeled, so the rooms are nicer than what the outer appearance seemed. Only complaint I had was the bathroom is small. Being a bigger guy, it would have been better if the door opened out of the bathroom instead of in. Beds was good, decor was updated. I would suggest it in your travels.

    5
    « Great people and clean facilities! »

    If your travels take you to the Badlands or the Black Hills of scenic South Dakota you can rest easy at Graham's Best Western. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff make you feel like a family friend visiting their home. No impersonal motel feeling here!

    5
    « Wonderful basecamp for an exploration of the Badlands »

    This really is a great place. From the front desk to housekeeping, the staff treats you like friends who are stopping in for a visit. At only 60 miles to the Badlands, you can not find a nicer place for your lodging. Great beds, spacious room, free internet and breakfast. We had a very nice time.

  • 4
    « Clean and Confortable »

    This hotel is clean as a whistle. Rooms are basic but comfortable and have everything needed for a good nights stay. Staff are really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend the Best Western Grahams if you are traveling through Murdo.

    3
    « Comfortable »

    Traveling long distance, found ourselves in Murdo. Property consistent with other Best Westerns. Better breakfast than some included. Nice staff. Otherwise nothing remarkable. Located convenient to chain restaurants.

    5
    « Great Stop in Murdo »

    We've stayed here several times over the past 20 years or so, most recently on a return trip from the west coast. We have never been disappointed. The rooms are always clean and in good repair. The motel is located a short distance from the highway, so vehicle noise is not a problem. Good breakfast with a nice selection of hot and cold items.

    5
    « When you need a stop in the middle of "nowhere!" »

    As others have mentioned, Best Western Graham's doesn't look like much from the outside. But the rooms are clean, well maintained and spacious. Internet works well, breakfast included is above average. Staff is kind and helpful. Grocery store is right around the corner should you decide to eat in (as we did). A welcome respite on a long drive home!

    4
    « I'd stay again »

    Clean, modern comfortable room. Welcoming and helpful staff. I would definitely stay here again. I was initially concerned because the outside seems like an old fashioned motel. Rooms are modern and up to date.

    5
    « Quick overnight »

    As my friends and I were traveling through, we decided to stop in this town because of the time change that happens. We were greeted by excellent staff as we walked in around 9pm. The establishment is clean and has a pool. They also offer breakfast in the morning and it was very good. They even had things for people who can't have dairy like almond milk.

    5
    « Small rooms, but lovely »

    We spent a week traveling through South Dakota, and this was the best hotel we stayed in. The rooms were small, but clean and comfortable. There was coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours. The pool looked good! They even had a windshield cleaning station set up in the parking lot. Breakfast in the morning was well-stocked and the staff was courteous.

    4
    « Would stay again. TINY breakfast room »

    Check in staff was pleasant, cheerful and helpful. Nice room. Expensive to do laundry. Felt safe. Hotel is just around the corner from the "main" traffic area, so it was quieter. Hotel wasn't full when we arrived, but it was full within a short time. Nice shaded small picnic area to sit at. The breakfast room is TINY.

    3
    « Traveling Around »

    This motel and just like some or all the motels in Murdo SD don't have a night person. So when you stay there book before 11:00pm. The motel has parking for pickups with trailers. It's a very nice motel with a good hot breakfast. Not bad for the value

    4
    « Passing through stay »

    We pulled off the interstate after long hours of driving and found this motel. I don't normally stay at Best Westerns. The motel was built in the 60-70s but very nicely updated. I loved it! The front desk lady was super nice and offered a discount so we checked in. She suggested a steakhouse up the road from the motel for supper. It wasn't fancy but it was delicious. And the breakfast provided by the motel was very good. If I'm ever driving through South Dakota again, I would stay again.

  • 4
    « Oldie but goodie »

    Built before 1970, I think, recently remodeled, a pleasant surprise. The check-in desk clerk went beyond the ordinary in making certain we received points, information about amenities and local restaurants. Lisa at check-in was great, thanks. The room was clean and comfortably decorated. Very small however. Price was a bit higher than facility of this vintage warranted.

    4
    « Best Western in Murdo, SD »

    Our last stop going home to Illinois from a 2 week trip out West . Older motel, but love you can drive right up to your individual room. Staff friendly, and breakfast was fine. Hot eggs and sausage and dry cereals and rolls. Internet was great, best we had out West, clean, remodeled up to date rooms and plug ins for your cell phone and computer. Would stop there again. Just down the street we ate late at a great place, called the Rusty Spur.

    5
    « Happy surprise »

    We've had good luck and bad luck with Best Western but were extremely happy with our choice in Murdo. After a very long day of driving we found a completely updated motel that must have been a "mom and pop" kind of place but was clean, pleasantly decorated with the current style and a nice size room. It was quiet and we slept very well. Breakfast was better than the average small town continental and included eggs and sausage. We will definitely stay here again on our way west this fall.

    5
    « Very clean and updated! »

    We were very impressed with this hotel. Being out in the middle of nowhere, you never know what you're going to get! We were pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was, we would definitely stay there again!

    5
    « Excellent value »

    Had lower expectations for this type of lodging but was very pleasantly surprised. Quiet and clean rooms of better than average size. Good breakfast included. Would recommend this lodging to family and friends.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay! »

    The staff was wonderful, the room was clean and neat and very pretty, and lots of room to move around and it was just a great experience. We had a bad storm the next morning and the ladies even held breakfast for us and offered to make more of anything they offered, very considerate and it was a great place to stay.

    5
    « One of the greatest hotel experiences ever!!! »

    We weren't at the hotel long as we had so much photography to do in the Badlands and we had to leave early for the total solar eclipse. When we arrived the nice person at the front desk made us a fresh pot of hot coffee for the road and also got some hot water for a nice cup of tea. Truly a wonderful stay and you guys should proud of the staff (especially whoever was working around 4 p.m. on August 20, 2017). Thanks again!

    4
    « Small Town Motel »

    The rooms were very small but clean and modern. Tiny bathroom for a family of four. I liked that we could park right outside our room-it made it easier to unload and load the car. Breakfast was great. Lots of family friendly options and healthy options like fruit and yogurt. Mini fridge in the room was great! Front desk staff was very friendly. We should have listened to their suggestion to eat at the local drive in for dinner, but instead we tried the Rusty Spur and were extremely disappointed. Our kids had fun splashing in the pool but it was very cold - I lasted about 3 minutes before getting out to huddle under a towel.

    5
    « Nice, Clean, Friendly »

    Needed a place on short notice on return trip from Montana. Rapid City area busy and expensive with motorcycle rally so moved on. Staff (Lisa), was very helpful. Knew I would be a late arrival, made sure that even if I arrived after she was gone arrangement could be made for keys. Clean, hot breakfast, and imo a great value. Next time through will stay there again.

    4
    « Travel Home from Yellowstone NP--Stayed in Murdo, SD »

    This hotel is AAA rated and we were able to have a discount on the room due to our AAA membership. Check in was smooth and our room was clean (except for the toothbrush and razor that was left on the small desk). The room appeared to be newly refurbished. Clean bathroom, but very small tub/toilet area. Beds were very comfortable and had clean, white linens. Breakfast, though free/included in the cost, was mediocre. Presentation of the breakfast was very nice and the staff kept items full. One staff was a bit rude to another guest--the guest wanted a to-go breakfast bag (front desk referenced this option), and when they asked the staff for this, the staff acted put-out and asked if the guest had already eaten. Most hotels offer this without question.

  • 5
    « Small town surprise »

    Traveling across the country with my wife and dog we always look for nice accommodations. Sometimes the time of day dictates where we stop. Using the Best Western app pointed us to Murdo. Always apprehensive about hotels in tiny towns we decided to give it a try. We we greatly surprised with the hotel, staff and accommodations. It was one of our best stops in our 14 hotel stops. Thanks for everything.

    2
    « Not good »

    This hotel is not very good. The room was hot even though the air conditioner ran all night it only put out warm air. Beds are very soft. Breakfast limited. people at front desk were very friendly. Town is only a block long so don't expect much in Way of dinners

    3
    « Vacation stop over »

    Hotel was okay. First room had a offensive smoke smell. We were moved per our request, at once. Bed, linens, towels were great. Breakfast was just okay. This was listed as a best western plus. Nothing about this hotel is a plus

    2
    « Dirty! »

    Our room had 3 large dead beetles. Room & bedding smelled like dirty clothes. Maid practically kicked us out at 7:30 the next morning. I almost slept in the car but with 2 young children, that wasn't an option. Breakfast & front desk staff was great. That's about it. The "lobby" is deceiving. Very nice! Rooms are not.

    4
    « Quaint town »

    The hotel was very clean and neat, the staff were all great. It was a nice place to stop for the night. However, the town itself is run down. There was only one place to eat and it took 2 hours to get our food. With hat said though, they too were friendly and very accommodating.

    5
    « Our favorite! »

    My husband and I stayed here during a 6500 mile trip across the US to sightsee and visit family. We stayed in several hotels that were fancier, and many that cost the same or more. Hands down, this was our favorite hotel of the entire trip. We booked it last-minute from on the road, and were worried upon arrival ? it's very old-school, the kind I remember staying in when I was a child: one floor surrounding the parking lot, with the pool in front. It turned out to be the perfect form of nostalgia ? the outside quaint and old-fashioned, but the rooms beautifully updated with wonderfully comfortable beds and bedding, the latest in technology (including ?clean remotes,? which I love!), and quiet-running, higher-end AC units rather than ?window shakers.? The folks at the front desk were every bit as friendly and welcoming as you'd expect in the Midwest, and the whole experience makes me want to visit again, just to stay here. It has my highest recommendation.

    5
    « Summer vacation out west »

    Very friendly, clean and reasonable. Several eating places near and picnic tables on the lawn. A museum was near with lots of very very interesting things to see. They also had a restaurant inside with ice cream which was very good on such a hot day.

    4
    « Nice accomodations »

    We had a nice room, clean, comfortable and spacious. And, on the advice of the desk clerk, a nice dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast was fine, normal motel breakfast. It was a little too cool and windy to use the pool but it looked nice.

    5
    « Great »

    We searched for a clean, reasonably priced place to stay. We found it in Murdo. The motel was clean, comfortable and the price was right. We would plan to stay again! We can't say that so much in this part of South Dakota. We try to avoid Rapid City and Wall. Nothing fancy -but you'll be happy you stayed!!

    5
    « Wonderful place »

    Great place, wonderful staff. Awesome breakfast, everything was clean and orderly! I would highly recommend ! If I was ever in the area again I would definitely stay there and I plan on taking my other family members on another trip in a few years and I will be at this hotel

  • 5
    « Clean and Spotless »

    This place was clean and spotless. Very impressed. Staff was friendly and courteous. Typical carb breakfast but that was fine. Coffee could have been stronger. Outdoor pool area was very nice. We just stayed one night but would stay again when passing thru.

    4
    « Clean, friendly, safe »

    We stopped in tiny Murdo, SD on our cross-country move. This hotel had friendly staff, a clean room, an very good breakfast. It's easy to get to from I-90. I usually feel less safe when my door opens to the outside, but in Murdo, this doesn't seem to be a problem.

    4
    « Clean and Friendly »

    We stopped here overnight on our way back from a road trip. We had our four-year-old son and nine-month-old daughter with us. The room was very clean, and the staff was extremely friendly. Complementary breakfast in the morning was also very good. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    1
    « Beware »

    We cancelled our room 10 days in advance and got charged for it anyway. Appeals to corporate and the hotel fell on deaf ears! Have never had this problem with other hotels. Will not recommend or stay at Best Western hotels in the future!

    4
    « Nice overnight stay »

    My wife and I had reservations to say the night on our way to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Check in was quick and easy and we were able to get into our room very quickly. The room was very clean and room enough for the two of us. The bathroom was a bit on the small side, but not a problem. My wife is a reader and is always worried about lighting in motels/hotels and was very happy to have bright lighting. We didn't stay for the free breakfast since we were on a schedule.

    3
    « Good enough for a night »

    We are used to staying in hotels like Holiday Inn Express when on the road. This was not quite up to that standard, but there were few choices in town. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it was fine for an overnight stay. The pool was too dirty to swim however.

    4
    « Family vaction to South Dakota »

    The desk clerk was very helpful with getting us checked in, helping us find dinner options, and directing us to a city park as well as explaining the pool and park on site access! The next morning breakfast was amazing, lots of variety and good food! All the staff were very friendly.

    5
    « A chance to experience a vintage motel! »

    Our family stayed at Graham's Best Western on a recent family road trip. It's an old-fashioned court-style motor inn, and the kids were fascinated by the ability to park right in front of our room. The room was updated, very clean, comfortable and quiet. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful. There's a window wash station to remove bugs from your windshield, essential on long car trips. My husband enjoyed a swim in the pool after checking in, and the kids and I went to the Murdo Drive In for ice cream based on a tip from the staff. Their menu includes old-time treats and flavors that you can't find most places anymore. The breakfast exceeded expectations, too, with an excellent variety of hot and cold options. We enjoyed sharing with our teens what traveling was like when we were kids! Except this was probably better, because I don't remember motels providing breakfast back then. Highly recommended! P.S. My son left something in his room. We called, and they looked for and found the item. They mailed it to our home (I paid postage, of course), and because we were traveling for two weeks, they offered to wait a few days to send it so it wouldn't sit on our doorstep. It arrived home right before we did! We appreciated the exceptional customer service at this hotel.

    4
    « small and quant »

    This hotel is old but they have spent the money to up date the property. It was a good buy for the money. if you are in this area it would be a good place to stop. It is not to far from the Badlands and Wall.

    5
    « Very clean! »

    We were very pleased with the cleanliness of our room....very enjoyable!! Everything worked great! We are always leery of staying at a hotel where the entrance is outside....but we felt really safe here!!

  • 5
    « Great last minute rest stop »

    We were halfway through a 20 hour road trip and wanted to rest for the night. There weren't a lot of options in the area. I chose this hotel because of the reviews and wasn't disappointed. The rooms seemed as though they have been updated recently and were kept very clean. We had a room with a small dining table and it was very spacious. Perfect for my husband and I, and 2 teenage boys. The boys used the outdoor pool to burn off some energy from being in the car all day, and refueled at the breakfast in he morning. The breakfast area was spotless and there were plenty of selections for the whole family.

    5
    « Graham's Best Western, Murdo, SD »

    Graham's Best Western has been our resting point on our travels from MN to Mount Rushmore over the past years. Service has been wonderful and friendly, rooms clean and very comfortable, and just a great spot to rest for the night.

    5
    « Super clean and very accommodating »

    We were headed east from Montana and need a place to stay after visiting Mt Rushmore/Custer State Park area. This is about 2 hours east so, while not in the heart of things it was on the way for a much better price. The property itself was exceptionally clean, the breakfast was nice and the staff was super friendly. One feature I thought was awesome was they had a gas station like window washing station in their parking lot, very accommodating! We did not get to try it but they have a nice outdoor pool that would have been a hit for the kids if had arrived earlier.

    4
    « Friendly and Clean »

    Front desk staff was incredibly friendly. I arrived very late and they were helpful and understanding. Breakfast accommodated gluten free guests which was surprising. They had nice assortment of cereal, pastries and yogurt etc.

    5
    « Would stay again! »

    This hotel is wonderful. Everything was renovated and beautiful inside. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. They recommended a local place to eat that worked well for my family. The rooms were smaller, but really clean and bright. Overall, great experience.

    5
    « Small town »

    Small town, nice hotel and had a great stay. Did not realize there was that much in Murdo, they did not have as many signs up a Wall Drug so you could have missed it. he car museum sounded interesting but we stopped to visit a cousin and go to the Lutheran Church.

    4
    « Baggerdude »

    The rooms were very nice. Comfy beds and nice amenities. This is a "motor lodge" type of motel with only 1 level, exterior entrances and parking right outside your door. As a motorcyclist, this is a great feature. I'd recommend this motel to my family and friends.

    4
    « nice for a nights stopover »

    There aren't too many hotels in Murdo, we stayed one night, it was clean, quiet and friendly. It just has small rooms, is why I gave it a four, but we had no complaints at all. Would stop there again if passing through.

    5
    « Don't let it fool ya! »

    This a quaint little place and the hotel is quaint as well. Don't let the remoteness of the area fool you. The rooms were extremely clean. So much so you will notice the freshness of the linen when you walk in. The breakfast is good for a quick breakfast and the staff friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Our stay in Murdo South Dakota »

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Best Western in Murdo South Dakota. To have such an excellent lodging facility in a community of only 500 people was unbelievable. The room was quiet, neat and very homey. The staff was excellent and friendly. We would stay there again.

  • 4
    « Great Hotel in Murdo, SD »

    Clean rooms, great breakfast, convenient. Breakfast are small but food was great. Hotel was not an inside hotel as door faced the outside, Was very quiet though, Rooms were not modern but were clean and adequate,

    5
    « Nice tidy hotel »

    Our family found this hotel to be friendly, clean and convenient. The breakfast wss excellent. Nice pool area. The room was clean and comfortable. Don't let the old style motel format fool you (drive up exterior rings), the rooms are updated and nice. It gave it a nice retro feel!

    4
    « Good nights rest »

    Nice, clean rooms. Friendly staff. Quiet even though just off interstate. Older Best Western but not really obvious as rooms were updated. Good, clean accommodations for my two dogs. I like the older curbside entrances as it is easier to unload and load my car when I travel by myself. No long trips to room with luggage.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Newly remodeled large clean room. Friendly staff and hot breakfast, pancakes, sausage, biscuits gravy, eggs, etc. Great value and location for those traveling with family. Free wifi and outdoor pool. Will stay again!

    5
    « Added to my favorites »

    We were on a business trip with a little recreation thrown in. We got in just as they move into "night desk mode", I called and Donna said she would just wait for us before leaving. Warm greeting and then an absolutely clean room with comfy bed, fridge and microwave was a great ending to our day. In the morning it was great to be greeted so brightly by the desk attendant as we came in for breakfast and the breakfast area attendant was just as sunny and friendly the whole time. They had the normal offerings of biscuit, gravy, hotcakes, sausage, fruit, eggs both scrambled and hard boiled, pastries, toast, cereals etc. All was kept filled and hot. They even had almond milk for our dairy free toddler! My number one judgement for a hotel is clean and this one hits it but it also makes a big difference for me (and my return visit) is the staff and they were flawless at this location!

    5
    « Best Western grahams (looks can be deceiving) »

    We stopped in Murdo SD for the night. We booked this place based on trip advisors reviews. On first sight I thought wow is this place looking old. Our room was pretty good. Lots of space pretty modern. The bed was comfortable. We all slept well. The complimentary breakfast was good. I would go here again. Lots of parking. We were pulling a trailor and they provide parking for this and bigger rigs. I called the hotel directly and was given a better rate than calling the chains reservation system. So if you are on the way to SD this is a great stop over.

    5
    « Back again! »

    BW Graham is the place I go to when traveling through SD. The price is reasonable, the rooms updated, spotless and very nice. The breakfast is also very good, even offering Gluten free choices and lactose free milk. The owner has tried to think through every detail in making the place comfortable and is very helpful.

    4
    « Happy »

    Very small town but very happy with staff and our stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Don't be put off by appearance. Everyone we came into contact with we're friendly. Seems like many people stay at this location due to remoteness of area.

    3
    « Average »

    Not horrible but not great, Wi-Fi kept disconnecting about every 30 minutes. Average hotel with average accommodations. People in the area didn't seem real friendly and the staff was kind of just there with the exception of an older gentleman that was in the lobby drinking coffee. He was very nice but not even sure he worked there. When you are in the hospitality business you need to be a little outgoing.

    5
    « small town hotel off the highway but really nice place to stay in SD »

    If you are ever passing through the eastern part of South Dakota, say on your way to the Badlands or Rapid City, and need a place to spend the night this is a great choice. This hotel is a nice, clean, comfortable place, offering many things (pool, breakfast, and more). Murdo is a one light (blinking red) town but really pretty nifty in my opinion, it was a neat place to spend the night on a recent road trip to Yellowstone National Park.

  • 4
    « What a gem of a find »

    We're traveling from Chicago to Seattle, and wasn't sure where we'd end up each night. About two hours east of Murdo we started researching where we might stay that night. Via several searches we decided to take a chance on the Best Western due to its great reviews. We so glad we did. The clerk over the phone was very friendly, and once we got there, we were surprised to see it was a renovated motel, but no worries. Front desk was friendly and efficient, and explained all the perks of the hotel -- free wifi, and breakfast the next morning. The room was renovated fairly recently and the whole room was spotless...including sanitized remote! Yes, the bathroom was tiny but completely updated, functional and spotless. Breakfast the next morning was quite thorough....biscuits and gravy, makings for egg sandwiches, cereals, yogurt, fruit, pastry, juice and coffee. The biscuit and gravy was quite good. We were very pleased with our choice. The owners/managers obviously have pride in their property.

    4
    « Convient and clean »

    Stopped here on our way to Badlands National Park while driving across country. Staff was extremely helpful at check-in with recommendations for restaurants in the area. Very good accommodations and I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Exactly Right »

    Friendly front desk clerk and fast check in. Clean, nice smelling room. Very comfortable bed, soft fluffy towels and nice toiletries. Good shower with good water pressure. Very nice breakfast, quick check out.

    5
    « very clean and friendly staff »

    i enjoyed my stay at the best western in Murdo, South Dakota. staff made me feel at home and helpful to answer any questions i had. i would definitely stay here again when passing through South Dakota.

    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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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

  • 5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    5
    « 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!

  • 5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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!!

    4
    « 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!

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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!!

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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 .

  • 4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.)

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « THIS WAS A TRIPADVISOR MOTEL OF THE YEAR »

    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

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    1
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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!!

    5
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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!

    5
    « 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!

    4
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    2
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.