BEST WESTERN Hotel Vermillion Inn,  Vermillion

4.0/5  - based on 116 guest reviews.
701 W Cherry Street, 57069-1139, Vermillion, United States - See map
+1 605 624 8333 +1 605 624 6366



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Sauna
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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn! The University of South Dakota and Coyote Athletics are a big draw, but guests at our Vermillion hotel stay with us for many reasons. Whether you're here for a Coyote game, graduation or for water recreation on the Missouri River, there's something for everyone to enjoy near our Vermillion hotel. Explore the famous Lewis and Clark Trail, and enjoy the biggest indoor pool in Vermillion just steps away from your spacious room. Stay in or head out for an adventure. It's all possible when guests choose the friendliest, most comfortable hotel in the area. Breakfast waffles and hot sandwiches are just a couple of the items featured at our free breakfast buffet. Nothing starts the morning off quite like a selection of your favorites from pastries to a cereal bar. Bottomless 100% Arabica coffee or cold juice is the perfect touch. It's just what you need before heading out to the National Music Museum or canoeing, boating or kayaking on the river. Of course, we understand that guests want to keep up with their fitness routine even on vacation. A variety of newly remodeled equipment in the fitness center of our Vermillion hotel provides you with everything you need to keep feeling and looking your best. We're a popular destination for tourists because of all the outdoor activities, but we cater to all. Business travelers with Eagle Creek Software, Polaris Incorporated, the university and service men and women with the South Dakota National Guard are just a few of our regular guests. The university draws businesses here for the athletic department and families count on us to be a home away from home when in town for graduation and other special events. Small meetings are often held in our spacious breakfast area, making us an excellent choice for business guests. No matter what's brought you to the region, you'll feel relaxed and welcome the moment you arrive. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn,Vermillion
  • 4
    « Best in town »

    Best part was to not have surprises at all. Nice and quiet location, clean rooms and corteous service and average breakfast. Parking is very easy (no charge). Wifi was good and felt no interruptions. City is small so you´re close to everything, if into a walk one can easily get to restaurants downtown.

    « Very Clean, comfortable, and quiet »

    Very well maintained motel. There is just one elevator and I never did find the stairs, which I was told were on the far end of the motel, outside. The breakfast was good, and the grocery store is right next door if you forget anything. A good motel. This is pretty spendy for a South Dakota hotel.

    « Journey Across Am.#4 »

    This property is 8 miles off I-29,on business #50, in the city,Vermillion, that has the University of SD.This property is the epitome of how to own and operate the right way.Clean,everything in the room comfortable, a microwave,a good breakfast,great coffee,twice as many towels as St Charles BW,and most of all, the staff was well trained,very friendly, professional,and knew how to use a BW gift card,and .Its worth getting off I-29.Add this one for a night,when heading to the Badlands and Black Hills, as it's a good decision.

    « Good hotel in a small college town »

    This is a nice down home hotel, it has a nice pool area and a good breakfast selection, staff was helpful when one of my travelling party arrived before I could. It is easy to park close to the main doors and the elevator is right off the lobby if you need it, instead of way down the hall.

    « Not Clean »

    When I closed the bathroom door, there was a dirty towel from the last person that stayed there hung on the back. There was also no hand soap or shampoo in the room. Not a good experience, but it is Vermillion.

    « Hotel Stay »

    Great Location, Great Staff - Encounter no problems. Would like to stay more times but the hotel is BOOKED!!! Hopefully the hotel would consider enlarging their facility, they would fill up the hotel.

    « Excellent value and location »

    The Best Western is on the western edge of town, next door to 24 hour grocery store. Clean rooms, nice pool area, and an overall excellent value. Reception clerk very friendly, helpful with directions, and made you feel welcome.

    « Decent hotel for a quick stay »

    I stayed here due to a quick trip to Vermilion. Very close to everything and there was a grocery store right next door. The room was clean as were the grounds. The only thing I was a bit annoyed by was when I checked in, the front desk did not inform me the water was off for a few hours due to a water line break. I wish I would have known that beforehand. But other than that, the stay was fine.

    « Refreshing break in suite-big city prices »

    We stayed in a king suite with Jacuzzi tub, on the second floor. The room was very clean and spacious. The staff were all outstanding and seemed to truly care about guests, especially the front desk who checked us in at midnight; we had been on the road all day. The only miss was just two bath towels. Breakfast had good basic items, hot & cold. Well done by same person working the front desk, which was awkward at times, but he did a superb job. We will return on our next visit to Vermillion in a few weeks.

    « Quiet stay »

    There aren't many places to choose from in this part of SD, but I stayed here 2 years ago, so tried it again. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, and it was a fairly quiet stay. The room A/C seemed to only have one working fan speed-- so it was noisier than I would have preferred. Breakfast selections included both hot and cold foods. It's pet friendly, but the $20 charge for one pet seems high. However, they did provide me with a 'pet blanket' to cover the bedding so that I didn't have to worry about my cat getting on the bed. (The pet rules say no animals are allowed on the furniture.) It's a 7-mile drive from the interstate, but there's minimal traffic. Would stay here again.

  • 4
    « A great break from the highway rush »

    This is an older Best Western In (hotel) that is off the highway, but worth the short drive. Short drive slows your day down, great break from the rush. Room was well kept, comfortable, clean and welcoming. We wouldreturn again!

    « A Diamond in the Rough »

    A trip to Mt. Rushmore took us through South Dakota on I90. Not knowing where you are going to end up at bed time is always a challenge. We checked with the BW in Vermillion and found a great room at an equally great price. Quiet and in wonderful repair! Better than the property, however, were the people working at the location. Every employee we met were friendly, courteous, and very helpful to us since we had never ventured to that area of the country. All the features of the room and amenities were well maintained, clean and welcoming. We highly recommend this BW property (especially if you are visiting a student at the local university).

    « Would not stay here again »

    Our visit to the Best Western was not a great experience. This hotel is located on a main thoroughfare and appeared busy into the night. They appear to be understaffed as I saw no more than 1 person at any given time at the front desk and she was always very busy. In the morning, the front desk attendant was also the one watching over breakfast. We were given a king room on the second floor. It was fine except for the strong smoke odor upon entering. I asked about it and was told the room had not been a smoking room for 3 years. It smelled strongly of cigarette smoke and air freshener. She offered me air freshener to cover the odor. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was fine, and there was a fridge! The Wifi and cable worked fine. The breakfast room is tiny but the breakfast offering was fine. Everyone was milling around the small room, making it difficult to get settled. I don't know where the friendly, amazing staff were when I visited, but I did not encounter them. I was not impressed with this hotel and will not stay again.

    « Road trip »

    It was nice, and the staff was friendly. It was several miles off the highway tho, but not too far. Beutiful small town. We just stayed overnight. Breakfast was ok.. Good Mexican resturant just down the street!!

    « Vermilion Inn »

    Very clean, well maintained rooms. Exceptionally friendly helpful staff. Very enjoyable stay for our family. Breakfast items were fresh and nice presentation. Eating area small but all rooms have table and chairs.

    « Excellent »

    Amazing staff, Tamee was a great person to deal with, clean cool room, big breakfast, free wifi, she gave us several places to get delivery when your tired and have kids, to tired to try pool but it looked nice

    « Stay at Vermillion, SD Best Western »

    Everything was fantastic! All of the staff were great! Thank you! I really enjoyed all the aspects of the hotel. It really served all of our needs completely. It was a pleasure to stay at such a wonderful hotel.

    « Nice clean stop »

    We stopped here on vacation, and found the hotel clean, comfy, and with friendly staff. Lori at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. Room was clean, beds were nice. Great location, peaceful. Had a great nights rest.

    « Nice »

    We enjoyed our stay. Good place for our dog. Breakfast was good. We should have asked for another blanket. Also, the coffee pot in the room would not keep the coffee warm...we should have told the desk, but did not have time the next morning. These were issues that would have been taken care of, I am sure.

    « Great experience »

    I stayed one night at this hotel while in town for business. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The interior of the building and the room I stayed in was clean, updated and modern. The Breakfast room was small, but had all of the basic food items offered at most motels. I did not use the pool or fitness room, but they did look nice.

  • 4
    « Cost... »

    This hotel was very nice,however the location or town did not justify the cost. The cost would seem better, if this hotel would have been in a major city. A cost of $40.00-$65.00,would be more reasonable for a town of this size.

    « Needs updates »

    Need to update your HVAC and beds. Couldn't get the room a consistent temp - it tended to be too warm, even though we had it set clear down to 64. The bed was hard as a rock - felt like sleeping on cinder blocks. Over priced - $169/night for a BW in Vermillion SD is crazy.

    « A Night in Vermillion »

    Do not consider the Vermillion Best Western before every other alternative is exhausted. Definitely do not come from I-29 for this hotel The staff is not concerned with return business and is willing to share that opinion with the customer, "like it or leave it." The Vermillion Best Western's business model is people with business in Vermillion, such as the college. It is not intended to support travelers coming from the highway, it is nearly 10 miles from the freeway and simply not remarkable. The breakfast area is small and quickly crowded and so to replenish. The lobby noise is easily heard in the front rooms of the second floor The desk clerk must be summoned to the counter. There are no stairs to the second floor and only a small elevator. During our visit, twice practical jokers held the elevator at the 1st floor, right in front of the empty front desk I stayed at this location because the Best Western website assistance assured me Vermillion is Pet Friendly, they're not, they're pet tolerant, and once you realize your pet is an inconvenience to Vermillion the better. I was handed a blanket and informed my pets are not allowed on the furniture, only the blanket. I was not made aware of the $20 per pet fee until I checked out and read the bill. The bill was nearly $60 above what I signed for a check-in. The poor clerk at check out at first said it was a buffer for unplanned amenities, until we both read it again. I assume he was surprised and p10rovided no apology or explanation, I guess he was as ignorant as I was of the additional charges Additionally, the local taxes are extraordinary, simply put the room is not worth the cost unless you absolutely have to be in Vermillion

    « Vermillion SD »

    Great hotel. It is a good value for the price. The staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms are very clean and very up to date. Breakfast is great. I stay here all the time when I go out to see my son at college.

    « Good price, nice rooms »

    One of the cheaper hotels in the area with modern, average rooms. Hot tub was broken during our stay, but the pool was a nice size! The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful if you're not from this area. They have many suggestions for restaurants and activities. Overall nice stay for the price you pay.

    « Decent for price, but not a spectacular experience. »

    Cheapest hotel in the area for just a one night stay. So I decided to go with the Best Western. While the room was fine, the pool and sauna were good amenities. I didn't really find my stay to be entirely comfortable. Unfortunately the fan/ac heating unit in our room was to me, rather loud. While having that blast every 10 minutes to keep our room cool, along with noise from the pipes and other equipment in the ceiling and walls, and combined with the noise of several running individuals in the hallways, made the stay less than enjoyable. Good for the money, i'm sure the noise is just my own taste and experience but just tossing in for context. The staff was awesome! But the room itself, it's a hotel, not sure I had very high expectations to begin with.

    « Excellent rooms! »

    The front desk was always helpful and polite. The room was clean and well decorated and contained both a refrigerator and microwave. The room provided an excellent night's sleep even though I knew people were next door to me.

    « Ok if you're here for vacation but not for work. »

    You're not going to get any rest in the afternoon/evening cause this particular Hotel allows non-guests to pay for all day pool time. (All day!) All the screaming from the pool was not what I needed after a long day. When I asked at the front desk if there was a better time to come back. She acted like she was offended if would even ask. Seems pool paying guests take priority over room paying guests.

    « Nice enough, but needs some attention. »

    The Best Western Vermillion is a decent BW property. It's easy to find right not he main highway through town. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean. The breakfast area offers warm, pre-made sausage, egg and cheese biscuits that were pretty good. The night staff person was very new, and seemed unsure of here self, but the day person who helped us check out was competent and efficient. The pool area is large and inviting with a good sized hot-tub and sauna. The jets in the hot tub were very weak. Wi-Fi Internet was quite slow. The bathroom in the room was so small, you had to move out of the way to open the door. For a BW it was quite expensive -- more than $100 for one night in a room with 1 Queen bed.

    « Nice. »

    We stayed one night. Room was a little smaller than we expected. But comfy. Breakfast was good. They had the standard variety of waffles, eggs, cereals, etc. The shower was clean but the massage shower head was hard to adjust.

  • 5
    « February 2016 visit »

    The hotel was very nice, and the staff were wonderful. The breakfast was the usual fare, but the breakfast room was quite small. The rooms were nicely sound-proofed and the beds quite comfortable. I didn't use the pool, but friends with us liked it.

    « Great hotel and great price »

    We were in Vermillion for my grandmothers funeral and found this hotel based on the other reviews. The reviews were very accurate for cleanliness and location. Since we didn't have a lot of time in the morning the breakfast onsite was very good and the location next to the HyVee was perfect.

    « Family trip »

    I came to see my son in college and was very pleased with my stay. The room was clean and quiet. The microwave and fridge were an appreciated bonus. There were not enough breakfast options. The location was good and right next to a grocery store.

    « Friendly Staff »

    The desk clerk at check in was extremely nice and courteous. The room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was nice, but would like to see more whole wheat options in the bread area. We enjoyed our stay, and will return.

    « Great stay great room clean and comfortable »

    Looking at the other options in town, I am VERY glad I chose to go with the Best Western. Very clean rooms, bed was comfortable, rooms were quiet. Will definitely stay here again if I am in town. My coworker has been coming to the area every year for about five years and this is the first time he stayed at the Best Western...he said it's the best hotel there he has stayed everywhere else.

    « Nice rooms, wonderful staff, great pool & hot tub »

    While this may seem like a pretty ordinary property at first glance, the staff during our 5-day stay was so exceptional and helpful, this motel will stand out in my mind for a long time. The room was spacious and well-appointed (a good refrigerator and microwave for once!). And the pool and hot tub were excellent and available during reasonable hours (6 am to 11 pm). It can be so frustrating to be somewhere on business and encounter a pool that is only open the hours you are committed to working! Not so here. If I am ever in Vermillion again, I will definitely choose the Best Western. It was also less expensive than the other national chain motel.

    « Pleasant Surprise in South Dakota »

    My husband and I found ourselves stranded in rural South Dakota when a deer decided to take on our truck. The nearest town was Vermillion and Best Western had a hotel there. Thankfully, they had room availability and a wonderful staff that helped us secure a room booking late at night. Once in the room, we were completely blown away. The room was incredibly spacious and had modern furnishings including a comfy chair and ottoman, a nice sized table with two chairs, a large flat screen TV, and a high-end pillow top bed with luxurious bedding. The bathroom was spacious as well and boasted a large deep jacuzzi tub. The hotel provides a hot breakfast with waffles and breakfast sandwiches in addition to an assortment of cereals. During our stay the staff was super helpful and accommodating given our circumstances. Overall, the Best Western in Vermillion, SD provided excellent service and wonderful accommodations! I would highly recommend this hotel when in the area.

    « They allow pets »

    We were traveling with our dog and needed a room for one night that allowed pets. The room was clean, although the bed was a little hard. We just prefer a softer mattress. They have breakfast available, but it was mostly things we don't eat (gluten and grain free.) They referred us to a local restaurant, Cafe Brule, which was very good.

    « skip this one »

    Price was $20 more than highest price listed in 2015 AAA book - we paid $159; similar rooms in area were $70-90. Refused to accept either AAA or AARP card (both current). Room was dirty - accumulated dust on lamps and table, locker-type odor (sheets? pillows?). No shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap or towels. All but the conditioner were available.

    « Pleasant stay »

    Clean and quiet facility. Close to the University and the activities there. Convenient for a gathering of friends or a solo business trip. I had stayed there before it became a Best Western. Significant improvement with Best Western.

  • 5
    « Updated, Clean, and Comfortable »

    I needed a room for one night while visiting my child at USD. The hotel is clean, updated, and comfortable. The room had a microwave, mini refrigerator, and coffee maker. Breakfast was offered but I did not take advantage.

    « Best Place to Stay in Vermillion »

    By far the nicest place to stay and a fair value. This is our 5th year attending the Margarita Ride on the 2nd Saturday in September, sorry it took us that long to try the Best Western Vermillion Inn. The water pipes were a little loud, but other than that our room was nice and quiet.

    « Best Western - Vermillion »

    The sauna & hot tub did not work. The shower was not the worst I have ever used, but.... The coke machine ate my $2. The room was spacious and clean. The folks at the front desk were very friendly and the lady I checked out with remembered me from last year. The breakfast was hot and fresh. However, for the money I paid I expected more.


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·From: The North. Take Interstate 29 South to Exit 26. Go west on Highway 50 for seven miles. Keep straight on Business 50. Business 50 turns into Cherry Street. The BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn is on your right. ·From: The South. Take Interstate 29 north to Exit 26. Go west on Highway 50 for seven miles. Keep straight on Business 50. Business 50 turns into Cherry Street. The BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn is on you right. ·From: The East. From Highway 50 West, stay on Business 50 as you enter Vermillion. Business 50 turns into Cherry Street. The BEST WESTERN Vermillion Inn is on your left.