The Best Hotels to Book in Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood attracts visitors thanks to a rich historical and cultural heritage
Deadwood attracts visitors thanks to a rich historical and cultural heritage | Courtesy of Deadwood Mountain Grand / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Whether you know it by name or by legend, you’ll see a new side to this Gold Rush town when you stay in Deadwood and really take the time to explore it. Restored 17th and 18th-century saloons, bordellos, historic inns and other remnants of the Wild West sit alongside more contemporary museums and casinos. Beyond Deadwood’s borders, the Northern Black Hills are an outdoor adventurer’s dream, but you don’t need to leave town to strike it rich. You’ll feel like you’ve hit the jackpot when you check into one of these hotels in Deadwood, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Lodge at Deadwood, for on-site entertainment

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Room at The Lodge at Deadwood with leather sofa, desk and flatscreen
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You won’t mind being a few minutes from downtown when you stay at The Lodge at Deadwood. Heck, you may not even make the drive into town; between the casino, indoor water playland, and Oggie’s Sports Bar, you’ll be kept busy on property morning, noon, and night. Don’t even think to look at your watch when you book the king spa suite. You might as well forget any concept of time as you soak – but maybe set an alarm so you don’t miss your hand-cut steak reservations at Deadwood Grille.

2. Gold Dust, for getting lucky in the Wild West

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Gold Dust Hotel in Deadwood exterior
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Put the wild in the Wild West when you and your partner stay at Gold Dust. Rainfall showers will greet you both regardless of whether you’re snuggling in a queen room or stretching out in a king room. After grabbing a bite to eat at Mavericks, head out into Deadwood for a little fun. Might we suggest The Brothel, the Naked Winery, or the His & Hers Ale House and Wine Bar? By the time you get back to the hotel, you won’t need to stop on the casino floor to get lucky that night.

3. Deadwood Mountain Grand, for a luxurious suite stay

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Deadwood Mountain Grand lounge with wood floor and high ceilings
Courtesy of Deadwood Mountain Grand / Expedia

Stake your claim at Deadwood Mountain Grand without needing to duel over the coveted Mountain Harmony Suite. A stone gas fireplace, private balcony, and California king bed are all yours for the taking. Not quick enough on the draw? No worries at all. Nearly every room has a balcony, fireplace, and Cali king mattress so you won’t have to sift through other hotels in Deadwood to find gold in your pan.

4. Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort, for downtown sightseeing

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Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort room with desk, flatscreen and armchair
Courtesy of Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort / Expedia

You’ll think that the Gold Rush is still in full swing when you stay at Hampton Inn. Attached to the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort, you’ll have your fun rolling the dice practically right when you roll out of bed. There are multiple places to dine and drink on-site, but you’ll need to see the sunlight at some point, too. Step outside the hotel and into historic downtown Deadwood where you’ll find more gambling, gaming, and good times right down the street.

5. DoubleTree by Hilton Deadwood at Cadillac Jack's, for attending a rodeo

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DoubleTree by Hilton Deadwood at Cadillac Jacks with microwave, flatscreen with pattern carpet
Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Deadwood at Cadillac Jack's / Expedia

Even if it’s not your first rodeo at the DoubleTree by Hilton, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this hotel in Deadwood’s prime location. Not only does it have a symbiotic relationship with Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, but you’ll also find the Days of ‘76 Event Complex & Rodeo Grounds right across the street. Grab a complimentary chocolate chip cookie from the front desk, go watch a rider or two get bucked off of a bull, then relax around the outdoor pool and fire pit.

6. First Gold, for a stay in a proper man-cave

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First Gold room with flatscreen tv and clean design
Courtesy of First Gold Hotel / Expedia

Those who like to enjoy a long smoke, a good bourbon, and playing cards until you’re down to your last chip will love a stay at the First Gold. Technically, you’ll be staying at the Travelodge that’s attached. You’re welcome to opt for a smoking room so you can light up your pipe in a recliner chair by the roaring fireplace. The casino deli is open nightly if you have a midnight hankering for pastrami on rye. And, of course, you’ll have your fill of free beer and wine when playing on the casino floor.

7. Celebrity Hotel, for movie buffs

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Celebrity Hotel room with check decor and pattern carpet, large windows
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You can’t help but feel like Old Hollywood royalty at the Celebrity Hotel. This former bordello mixes its preserved Victorian antiques with restored decor like gold gilded decorative ceilings to give you an A-list experience. Film buffs will love scoping out the props used by Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and countless other actors in the Memorabilia Museum – including a lovely lock of Elvis’ hair. Craft beer aficionados will enjoy spying the autographed axes along the Guitar Bar’s walls.

8. Martin Mason Hotel, for a step back in time

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Martin Mason Hotel room with sofa, kitsch decor and art on walls
Courtesy of Martin Mason Hotel / Expedia

Party like it’s 1899 at the sensitively restored Martin Manson Hotel. Victorian splendor footsteps away from Deadwood’s Main Street lets you experience the town exactly as it was during its infamous Gold Rush days. Well, sort of. Wild Bill Hickok won’t be sleeping in the king room beside yours and we doubt you’ll see Calamity Jane at the Wooden Nickel Casino on the first floor. You may meet some modern-day riders at the Lee Street Station Cafe, though; only riding hogs not steeds.

For more great hotels in South Dakota, check out our pick of the best hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, bookable on Culture Trip.

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