The Best Hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Whatever you want from your hotel, Sioux Falls has the place for you
Whatever you want from your hotel, Sioux Falls has the place for you | © Alamy Stock Photo
Pierre de Villiers

Usually, to see waterfalls you need to head into the great outdoors – but not in the most populous city of South Dakota. In lovely Sioux Falls, water cascades around town, next to cafes, boutiques and nightspots. The city is also known as one of the healthiest in America and has been voted as one of the best places to live in the country. Buying into the themes of wellbeing and water, hotels in Sioux Falls offer great dining, comfortable rooms and heated swimming pools. Here are the best.

1. ClubHouse Hotel and Suites Sioux Falls, for fireside conversations

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The exterior of ClubHouse Hotel and Suites Sioux Falls, lit up at night; on-site car parking is available
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With a distinctly homey feel, ClubHouse Hotel and Suites in Sioux Falls is equally adept at catering to those on romantic getaways, business trips and family holidays. Here you’ll find a courtyard fire pit – s’mores sold separately – and a beautiful sundeck with a terrace and gazebo, ideal for summer days. Be sure to make good use of the complimentary cruiser bicycles and explore the surrounding area.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Sioux Falls, for an excellent location

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Starting with a free shuttle from Sioux Falls Regional Airport, the Courtyard is all about making your trip to Sioux Falls hassle-free. From here, you have easy access to nearby attractions such as the District event venue, Empire Mall and the Denny Sanford Premier Center for concerts, sports and conferences. The newly renovated rooms and suites have complimentary wifi and plush beds.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South, for sleek sophistication

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A double room with a large bed facing a TV in a Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South
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Bring your dancing shoes – the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South has a ballroom, a bold counterpoint to its largely businesslike feel. Foodies are catered for with a buffet or cooked-to-order breakfast, an American restaurant, and a market that’s open 24/7. Rooms feature sophisticated decor and have custom-designed beds, microwaves and – in the upgraded suites – whirlpool tubs.

4. GLo Best Western Dawley Farms in Sioux Falls, for contemporary cool

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Social area at GLo Best Western Dawley Farms in Sioux Falls, with various mult-colored soft seating and tables
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Channeling the cascades of the Big Sioux River, GLo Best Western Dawley Farms has a blue, wave-like exterior and carpets that resemble a babbling brook. Meanwhile, the lounge is like a modern design museum, with funky swivel chairs and couches, multi-colored light fixtures on the ceiling and Lichtenstein-style paintings on the walls.

5. Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls Southwest, an IHG Hotel, for a work-away vacation

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Double bed, TV and sofa in a brown-towned room at Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls Southwest, an IHG Hotel
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Offering spacious apartment-style studios, plus one and two-bedroom suites, Staybridge is one of the best hotels in Sioux Falls for combining work with play. Between free wifi, an indoor pool, a hot tub, fitness center and guest laundry, you can really make this a home from home. To kick back, head for a fire pit in the outdoor living space or soak in one of the whirlpool baths.

6. Hyatt Place Sioux Falls South, for Lake Lorraine views

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Two single beds, a TV, sofa, desk and chair in a Hyatt Place Sioux Falls South suite
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This Hyatt edges one of Sioux Falls’ most fascinating sights – Lake Lorraine, a clear lake on the Skunk Creek aquifer. It was dug out almost entirely by one man, Duane Fanebust, who worked on the project for nearly 20 years – his noisy excavator even earned him the nickname ‘Squeek’. You can get an eyeful of his extraordinary creation from some of the suites here.

7. Holiday Inn Sioux Falls-City Centre, an IHG Hotel, for easy convention center access

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Double bed facing a TV on a cabinet in a room at Holiday Inn Sioux Falls-City Centre, an IHG Hotel
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Just a block from the Big Sioux River, this slick hotel is also close to Falls Park and the Denny Sanford Premier Center. A casual restaurant, lounge and fitness room make your stay a comfortable one, along with an indoor pool, whirlpool bath and business center, if you plan to combine work with play.

8. Residence Inn Sioux Falls, for fun with all the family

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A large bed in a Residence Inn Sioux Falls room with a red wooden backdrop, a yellow mini tree and white linen
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With one of the best locations of any hotel in Sioux Falls, Residence Inn offers comfortable suites with full kitchens just off the I-29, next to Empire Mall and the District entertainment venue. It’s also close to Wild Water West waterpark, Great Plains Zoo and Thunder Road Family Fun Park, making it a great spot if you’re traveling with kids.

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