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"The hotel was centrally located to the University, exactly what I needed. Although it was clean, it was in need of a renovation. The best part about ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 02 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Dakota Dome in Vermillion

In Vermillion

At this hotel, you'll be steps from Dakota Dome and within a 15-minute walk of National Music Museum. Also, University of South Dakota is within 2 miles (3 km) and Clay County Park is within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

Featuring conveniences like washers/dryers and dining areas, the 31 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Sitting areas, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$62* Per night/room May 29 - May 30

Prairie Inn ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Prairie Inn

3 out of 5
The hotel was centrally located to the University, exactly what I needed. Although it was clean, it was in need of a renovation. The best part about the evening was it was very quiet. I don't think there were many other guests there.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 3, 2020 by Manger

Hello Thank you for your review. yes we will be working on that in the near future. again thank you for your feedback. we hope to see you again. Thank You.

4 out of 5

Trip to the NW

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: outside looks
Hotel was a bit intimidating as it has a bowling alley and bar connected to it. Not too modern or welcoming to see when you first drive up. The staff were very friendly though and the rooms were comfortable, just not very updated. Good value though, if you just want a comfy bed and quiet.

Posted by , from Oregon, IL 61061, USA on Nov 18, 2011

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3 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel is right across the the University dome, and is within walking distance to the campus.

Posted by , from Omaha NE on Oct 17, 2011

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5 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
ery quiet and clean hotel, loved the feel of grandmas farmhouse decor vin the breakfast area, breakfast was excelent

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

Week-end with the family

The location of the hotel was good. It is right across the street from the dome, and connects to a bowling alley and restaurant. I did not visit either of those two establishments, but it was nice to have the option of some entertainment so close to the hotel I could walk. The lobby was pleasant, clean, and welcoming. The lobby area also had an Apple computer for guests to use which I thought was pretty cool. The rooms were clean and neat. Decor was dated, but seemed well taken care of. Nice shower and bathroom looked updated which helped. The beds I thought were very comfortable! Overall, I would stay at this hotel again as the price was good for the experience and location.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. Prairie Inn also features a vending machine, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Vermillion hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1990
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Sioux City, IA (SUX-Sioux Gateway) (72.8 km / 45.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Prairie Inn offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Prairie Inn has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


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! Children 21 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15.00 per stay, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 15.00
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 220 lbs)


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 may be 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per stay plus USD 15.00 one-time cleaning
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Prairie Inn
  • Prairie Inn Vermillion
  • Prairie Vermillion
  • Prairie Hotel Vermillion
  • Prairie Inn Hotel
  • Prairie Inn Vermillion
  • Prairie Inn Hotel Vermillion

You should know

  • Children 21 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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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.