The town of Deadwood
has been known as the gambling
center of South Dakota ever since the 1870s, when it was established as a gold
camp. Today, visitors can try their luck in more than 50 casinos and gaming
halls or see what life was like during the gold rush at one of several history
centers and museums. The town also holds several famous South
Dakota festivals each year, such as Wild Bill Days and the Deadwood Jam.
Whether you're visiting the town for a short weekend trip or you're taking a
Dakota vacation, there are several different choices for lodging in Deadwood.
Many Deadwood motels are located right above the gaming halls where the legends
of the Wild West were started.
Deadwood hotels are known for their unique charm and character. Many Deadwood
motels and hotels have an old-fashioned feel, and some have even retained furniture
from the late 1800s. One example of this type of lodging in Deadwood is the
Martin and Mason Hotel, a Victorian-themed hotel decorated with antique furniture
and artwork. It's located on the corner of Deadwood and Sherman Streets, near
the casinos, bars, and museums that Deadwood is famous for. Guests can choose
from spacious suites with kitchenettes and sofa beds, or standard rooms with
two queen-size or one king-size bed. Because of its location near gambling halls
and bars, the Martin and Mason Hotel does not allow guests under the age of
The Cedar Wood Inn is one of many Deadwood motels located in the center of
town, where visitors can ride a trolley through the historic main street or
take a walk along a scenic creek. This lodging in Deadwood offers a complimentary
continental breakfast and wireless internet access. Guests won't have to travel
far to access entertainment venues and other attractions because the Cedar Wood
Inn is right next door to a restaurant and casino.
Another option for Deadwood hotels is the historic Celebrity Hotel. Originally a theater and gambling hall, the restored hotel offers guest rooms and suites complete with a TV, high-speed internet, heated towel bars, and a security safe. Some rooms also have a sofa sleeper or a kitchen. The main reason to stay in the hotel is its proximity to Deadwood's famous nightlife, casinos, and restaurants.
While most visitors to Deadwood prefer to stay as close to the casinos and gaming halls as possible, others prefer quiet hotels off the beaten path. If that's your preference, the Penny Motel is a great option for accommodations in Deadwood. Located in a peaceful neighborhood just minutes from historic Main Street, the Penny Motel features a patio restaurant, free wireless internet access, and discounted admission to the Deadwood Recreational Center. Although Main Street is only a five-minute walk, guests can choose to take a trolley to the attractions of downtown.
With so many things to do and see, Deadwood is the perfect option for trips
to South Dakota. Deadwood is only fifteen miles from the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally and just over sixty miles from Custer
State Park, where visitors can go fishing,
hiking, and horseback riding.
Just keep in mind that if you're planning on visiting Deadwood during the summer,
make your plans early as Deadwood hotels have a tendency to fill up fast.