Historic Franklin Hotel And Day Spa, Deadwood

Historic Franklin Hotel And Day Spa

700 Main Street

The Black Hills of South Dakota is rich with the history and culture of the Old West. Part of that history is the Historic Franklin Hotel & Day Spa in the lively town of Deadwood. The Franklin Hotel had its Grand Opening on 4 June 1903. Unlike most buildings of that era, the Franklin Hotel featured phones, running water, radiant heat and electricity in each room, quite an accomplishment in 1903. The hotel was built in the Greek Revival style for the then-astounding cost of 100,000USD. Its unique features combined with the beautiful architecture soon attracted guests such as John Wayne, Pearl Buck, Babe Ruth and President Theodore Roosevelt. Over the past 15 years the Franklin Hotel under went a meticulous USD 3 million renovation. More recent guests that have stayed at the Historic Franklin Hotel and Day Spa include Kevin Costner, Gayle Sayers, and as recent as October 2004, Big and Rich, the top Country Western duo for 2005.