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4.2 out of 5

"Convenient. Priced right. Cozy. I’ll stay again when I pick up my boat from Cabella’s. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 06 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Enjoy free breakfast at this Mitchell motel

In Mitchell

You'll find Dakota Discovery Museum and Dakota Wesleyan University within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Hitchcock Park and Mitchell Aquatic Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel features a spa tub and a sauna. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 48 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$70* Per night/room Mar 31 - Apr 1

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Thunderbird Lodge ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Lodge

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Convenient. Priced right. Cozy. I’ll stay again when I pick up my boat from Cabella’s.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2019 by Jan H, General Manager

Awesome! We can't wait to have you stay again and to get a look at that boat!

5 out of 5
Great location. Comfortable bed. Convenient office hours for late check in.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2019 by Jan, General Manager

It was great to have you stay. Hope you can stay again when you are in Mitchell.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2019 by Jan

Thanks for staying with us! We hope that you will stay with us again in the future!

4 out of 5
This hotel is clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Limited breakfast, but a great stay.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2019 by Jan

Thank you for staying with us! Cleanliness and friendliness are 2 of our top priorities! We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Excellent stay. Also gave us a supper recommendation to The Cattleman’s Club, a local steak restaurant. Casual but excellent food. Also the hotel sells alcoholic beverages after a hot South Dakota drive.

Posted by , from River Falls,WI on Aug 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 14, 2018 by Jan H GM

Dear MaryJoan, Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your feed back and hope that you will choose our hotel again when you are in our area!

4 out of 5
We stayed there on our way to Deadwood. I wanted a hot tub and free breakfast and needed a handicapped room and easy access off I-90. Thunderbird had all 4. The breakfast, however was below my expectations. On a similar trip, however, I would stay there again if the price was as reasonable. We also stayed there on our return from Deadwood

Posted by , from Rogers, MN on May 22, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2018 by Jan H GM

Dear Harold, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We appreciate your honesty and value your feedback. If you are ever back through Mitchell again we would love to have you as our guest again!

4 out of 5

Nice place to stay

Pros: The hotel was easy to find, clean and comfortable. Perfect for travelers coming off the interstate.
Location: The main attraction in Mitchell SD is the Corn Palace. From the hotel, it was very easy to get to it.
I picked this hotel because I remember staying here some 40 years ago as a teenager traveling with my family. I thought the hotel might be run down after all these years, but was pleased that it was well kept and updated.

Posted by , from Seattle on Aug 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Interstate access, gas station and places to eat.

Pros: How friendly the staff was!
Matt the owner was friendly. Front desk clerk named Kurt had awesome customer service. Kurt was very helpful and definitely aimed at pleasing the customer. We really enjoyed visiting with him.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016

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1 out of 5


the room was so strong with cigarette smoke, our bed was barely a full size,dirty carpet. We didn't go much past the front door, checked out and went to an inn just down 200 ft away.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great deal

We were just passing through but hotel was a great place to stay. Clean

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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Property Features

Thunderbird Lodge offers its guests a spa tub and a sauna. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. The business-friendly Thunderbird Lodge also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Mitchell motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD-Sioux Falls Regional) (110.4 km / 68.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thunderbird Lodge offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub and a sauna.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets welcome with a deposit of USD 10 per night
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Number of children who can stay free - 4


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 10 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell
  • Thunderbird Mitchell
  • Thunderbird Lodge Motel
  • Thunderbird Lodge Mitchell
  • Thunderbird Lodge Motel Mitchell

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.