Known for its gold rush history and picturesque surroundings, Deadwood is a gorgeous city in the heart of Black Hills National Forest.
History buffs from all over the world flock here to get a unique insight into the lives of Wild West figures like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, explore paleontological exhibits at the Adams Museum, and relive Deadwood’s colorful history on Main Street.
If you aren’t much of an explorer, you can skip the historical points of interest and check out the amazing shops and restaurants nearby. Nature lovers should head to Black Hills National Forest to appreciate South Dakota’s unparalleled natural beauty. The Crazy Horse Memorial is a hotspot for art enthusiasts that come to witness the progress of Ziolkowski’s magnificent design.
Whether you want to stay close to Main Street attractions or somewhere amidst the woods, Deadwood boasts an ever-evolving array of boutique hotels, historic B&Bs, and vacation rentals. Here are the top cool and unusual hotels in Deadwood, South Dakota (in no particular order)…
1. Martin & Mason Hotel – a beautifully restored Victorian hotel located in the heart of historic Deadwood South Dakota
A luxurious lodging experience awaits you at Martin & Mason Hotel on Deadwood Street, steps from the Adams Museum. The elegant B&B is set in a restored Victorian property above a casino and a diner.
Stylish rooms at the 3-star hotel feature vibrant colors, high ceilings, and period furnishings like claw-foot tubs and 4-poster beds. All rooms have cable TV and free Wi-Fi, while suites also feature kitchenettes and living rooms with pull-out sofas. Parking is complimentary for all guests and breakfast can be ordered in-room.
Address: 33 Deadwood St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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2. Celebrity Boutique Hotel – a cool Hollywood-themed gaming hotel that features a movie memorabilia museum
Set in a restored Victorian gambling hall with a movie memorabilia museum, Celebrity Hotel is a perfect pick for Hollywood fans. Plush rooms at the 2-star hotel come in a variety of styles, ranging from Mission to Victorian. Some rooms have period antique reproduction furniture.
Basic amenities like Wi-Fi, TVs, and coffee makers are available in all units, while suites also offer separate sitting areas. You’ll also have access to the gaming floor which features multiple slot machines.
Located on Main Street, the Hollywood-themed hotel is within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants.
Address: 629 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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3. The Hotel by Gold Dust – a fun but laid-back casino hotel housed in a former apartment building dating from the early 1900s
A laid-back casino hotel housed in a former apartment building from the early 1900s on Lee Street, less than 10 miles from the Adams House Museum.
Contemporary rooms at The Hotel by Gold Dust are equipped with coffee makers, microwaves, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with rainfall showers. You’ll love the cowboy-themed artworks featured in all rooms.
The 2-star hotel also has a rustic steakhouse with a bar and a buzzing casino with tons of table and slot games.
Address: 25 Lee St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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4. 1899 Inn – a cozy and charming quirky-chic B&B that is the perfect home away from home
Original stained glass, light fixtures, and a Victorian country feel make the 1899 Inn a truly amazing place to stay in Deadwood. This clapboard B&B is set in a merchant’s home built at the end of the 19th century.
There are three uniquely designed rooms with antique furnishings, wooden floors, and a warm ambiance. In-room amenities at 1899 Inn include private bathrooms, heated floors, cable TV with DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free-standing or whirlpool tubs.
The B&B is located about nine miles from Interstate 90, with the Adams Museum reachable within an 8-minute walk.
Address: 21 Lincoln Ave, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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5. Cole Cabins – rustic and cozy accommodation that provides a peaceful setting where you can unplug and unwind
Cole Cabins offers a peaceful retreat in the picturesque Black Hills of South Dakota. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees, Strawberry Creek, and fresh air, these log cabins combine luxurious amenities with homey comfort.
You’ll have five accommodation options to choose from, ranging from a one-bedroom cottage to a four-bedroom bungalow. All units have private bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and dining areas. Communal areas include an outdoor dining area with a fireplace and BBQ grills, a picnic area, and a sun terrace.
Manuel Brothers Park and Adams Museum are within a 9-minute drive from the property.
Address: 21357 US-385, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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6. Gold Country Inn – a down-to-earth motel that is within easy access to Deadwood’s historic Main Street
A downhome hotel set along a trolley route on Main Street, about eight miles from Terry Peak Ski Area with Adams Museum accessible within a 1-minute walk.
Featuring classical furnishings, the unadorned rooms at Gold Country Inn are accessed through exterior corridors. Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms.
There’s also a low-key diner for lunch and breakfast and a gaming room with slot machines. If you want your meals to be fancy, plenty of excellent restaurants are on the street.
Address: 801 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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7. Cedar Wood Inn – a rustic-chic woodsy family-run hotel close to local attractions
If you are looking for a quiet retreat with easy access to downtown attractions, you won’t find a place as good as Cedar Wood Inn. Located on Charles Street, the laid-back hotel is a 14-minute walk from downtown casinos.
Modest rooms at Cedar Wood Inn are outfitted with gas fireplaces, sofas, mini-fridges, cable TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. All guests have access to a landscaped garden with a covered seating area.
Address: 103 Charles St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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8. Historic Franklin Hotel – a cool historic casino hotel that has been welcoming guests for over a century
A stately casino hotel dating from 1903, located on Main Street about four miles from the Black Hills Mining Museum. It is a 2-minute walk from the Adams Museum & House.
Guests lodge in Western-style rooms with private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and flat-screen TVs. The hotel also boasts a buffet restaurant, a steakhouse, and a bar with a terrace. The neighboring casino features a wide variety of games, from poker to slot machines to table games.
Address: 709 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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9. The Lodge at Deadwood – an upscale award-winning lodging, dining, and casino entertainment
The Lodge at Deadwood is one of the most sophisticated hotels in Deadwood with easy access to downtown shops and restaurants.
Contemporary rooms at this refined casino and convention hotel come equipped with coffee makers, working desks, flat-screen TVs, private balconies, mini-fridges, and fireplaces.
You’ll love the hotel’s many onsite amenities, including a 24/7 gym, a casino floor with tons of games, a spa, a high-end American eatery, a sports bar with pub fare, an indoor heated pool with waterslides and a pirate ship, four meeting rooms, and a ballroom with a capacity of over 1,700 people.
Address: 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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10. Hickok’s Hotel and Gaming – a quirky-chic 19th-century hotel that features great amenities
An Old West-style hotel housed in a former commercial building dating back to 1899, located about a mile from Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Traditional rooms at Hickok’s Hotel offer upscale amenities, such as microwaves, coffee makers, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, claw-foot baths, and coffee makers, Suites come with sitting areas or living rooms with sofa beds.
The historic hotel also boasts a western-style restaurant, a cozy lounge with decorative fireplaces, a casual pub, and a 24-hour gaming room.
Address: 685 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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11. Iron Horse Inn & Casino – Deadwood – a historic casino with authentic vintage-chic decor
Occupying a brownstone former post office building, this no-frills hotel is just across the street from the Adams Museum.
Straightforward rooms at Iron Horse Inn have all basic amenities, from complimentary Wi-Fi to premium bedding. Suites come with advanced features like whirlpool tubs and coffee makers.
There’s an American diner on the first floor, a smoking lounge, and a casino with slot machines. If onsite dining options don’t excite you, there are multiple great restaurants steps from the hotel.
Address: 27 Deadwood St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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12. The Branch House – a cozy and charming budget hotel housed in a redbrick building
The Branch House is one of the most unique places to stay in Deadwood. This no-frills hotel is set in a red-brick building on Sherman Street, less than a mile from the Gold Dust Casino & Hotel.
Warm rooms at this relaxed hotel boast exposed-brick walls and luxurious amenities, such as wet bars, flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea makers, mini-fridges, and plush sofas. Though there are no onsite dining options, there are tons of excellent restaurants on the street.
Address: 37 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
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