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Hampton Inn & Suites Watertown

Watertown, SD, US (ATY)

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Hampton Inn & Suites Watertown
2720 9th Avenue SE, Watertown, SD US

The natural beauty of nearby Lake Kampeska is pretty inspiring. In fact, the landscape and wildlife in this scenic part of the world is the primary inspiration for the work of renowned artist Terry Redlin. Start your exploration of Watertown at the Redlin Art Center and view his masterful interpretations of Codington County scenery. From there, hike or bike the nature trails that meander along Pelican Lake and compare Redlin's art work to the real thing. Both Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake are located less than ten miles from our hotel in Watertown. Enjoy a quiet afternoon at the Bramble Park Zoo or a fun-filled shopping spree in the boutiques of historic Uptown Watertown. Plan a September visit to our hotel in Watertown during the annual Arts Festival and shop for handmade crafts from talented local artisans. Who knows, you may discover the next Terry Redlin.
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Even if you're in Watertown to enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to enjoy our great indoors as well. That's why we offer a full range of services and amenities at our hotel to make your stay with us exceptional.
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  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
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(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 338 reviews
from Midwest
Submitted on 08-05-2016
I stayed here for one evening on my way to an event in Sioux Falls. The hotel was clean. The front desk people and breakfast hostess were very friendly. Breakfast was very good with a lot of different choices. It was a pleasant stay and I would definitely stay here again.
from Minnesota
Submitted on 08-05-2016
The facility was quite clean and the staff were very helpful (extremely nice). The pool was warm (just right). Blowers to keep the air from feeling stuffy for those in the pool area but not in the pool.
from Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 11-05-2016
My husband and I are loyal Marriott customers but since none were available in Watertown we selected this Hampton based on reviews and what I already knew about the Hampton chain. It is a lovely Inn with friendly staff and nicely furnished, attractive rooms. Since we have family in Watertown we will make that our "home away from home" each time we visit.
from Kilkelly, Ireland
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Can't say enough about this hotel. Secure parking. From the minute you walk in the door you are made feel welcome. Reception staff were excellent. Room was terrific, roomy, clean, bright. Very comfortable bed. Room was quiet. Great shower. Excellent free breakfast. If in Watertown this is the hotel to stay in.
from Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Submitted on 21-05-2016
This is a nice hotel with friendly staff, great location, delicious breakfast, and affordable rates. I recommend this hotel for those look my for a place to get a good night's rest. The Internet is slower than some. I'd recommend spending a few dollars for their premium Internet.
from Franklin, United States
Submitted on 30-05-2016
The staff at the Watertown Hampton Inn are tremendous! They go out of their way to be helpful and kind. They seem to be good friends and enjoy the working relationships, which makes for a very pleasant stay for guests. You will feel very good about coming off the highway for a peaceful night's rest. Or even better-stay a while! You'll love it!
from Baxter, Minnesota
Submitted on 30-05-2016
In my opinion the nicest hotel in the Watertown SD area. The prices are a bit higher, but the little extra is worth being pamper once in a while. When we know we will be staying a few days we try to reserve a room at the Hampton just to treat ourselves. Good service clean great exercise room, and friendly employees makes each stay very worth the money.
from Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Submitted on 04-06-2016
The room was comfortable, clean, and spacious with several design touches and amenities that elevated our stay. Best of all, the facility was extra quiet!! Our sleep was fully uninterrupted. Nice pool (larger than most) and hot tub too. The breakfast was also above the usual standard with a good selection of hot items. Can't find one thing to complain about - we'll be sure to stay here again when we return on business to Watertown!
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This is a very clean, very comfortable hotel with a very helpful and friendly staff. They offer free basic WiFi with the option to upgrade at a very reasonable cost if you want. The basic worked very well for me. The free breakfast was very good. I was very satisfied with all aspects of this hotel and will certainly stay again.
from Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Based on reviews on this site, we picked this Motel for an overnight. I'm guessing it's 5 years old, but hard to tell that it didn't open this month. Comfortable, and nicely decorated..............but the detail to good housekeeping is outstanding. Better than usual breakfast offerings. My wife and I agreed, this is the nicest motel facility we've enjoyed in South Dakota in past half dozen years. Motel run N-S, and the highway run E-W so there's no side of the motel where room are more prote... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 09-06-2016
This hotel is in a very convenient location which is close to the highway, close to several restaurants for breakfast and dinner, and close to shopping. The hotel is nice and the room is comfortable. Definitely a good choice if you need to stay in Watertown.
from Huron, South Dakota, United States
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Hampton Inn Watertown SD is convenient on U.S. 212, very well managed; our stay was comfortable, pleasant, and well attended by staff. We highly recommend this hotel for convenience, quality of appearance and orderliness, and attentive staff.
from Cheyenne, Wyoming
Submitted on 12-06-2016
Located on Highway 212 just to the west side of the Interstate exit. Plenty of restaurant choice within walking distance. Buffalo Wild Wings is located across the parking lot with Walmart directly behind the hotel. Very well managed and in excellent condition. Rooms were as new condition and very clean - excellent maid staff. Bedding was excellent and comfortable. Staff was very nice. Pool was perfect not heavily chlorinated like some hotel pools. Stayed two nights. Great hotel.
from Sturtevant
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Clean, friendly staff, modern and great comfortable beds! We asked to use the common lobby/breakfast area for family events as we were in town for a funeral. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us! Highly recommend this hotel!
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Super brand H I & S has never let us down! Super clean rooms, one of the best beds we have ever sleep on. Pool and work out room was immaculate! Coffee always on! Super close to more than 6 different Resturants! The Lake is only 6 minutes away.
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Nice, clean hotel. There are complimentary hot beverages and Continental breakfast. It also has a hot tub and pool. The only downside was it didn't have any nice views (only businesses and parking lots).
from Yankton, South Dakota
Submitted on 04-07-2016
I think the woman that checked us in, was named Crissy.....she had blonde hair, and a ready smile, and was SO helpful in answering our questions, and warmly chatting with us. That right there, scores big points with me, because the person at check-in is your first impression of the hotel, and when they are smiling and friendly, it quickly puts you at ease and you feel welcome and valued as a guest. We upgraded to a suite, since suites are the only rooms with fridge & microwave. We were given c... Read more
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Room was clean and spacious, bed was comfortable. Everything was very clean! Staff was friendly and funny and very helpful. Shower was good and it was nice and quiet all nighy. Quick one night stay but well worth it!
from Rapid City, South Dakota
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We stayed here for 3 nights early in July and we're pleased with the accomodations. The staff were very nice and helpfull. The room was spacious and very clean. There were several choices each morning at the complimentary breakfast and coffee,tea and cocoa were available all day. We will definitely stay here again.
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We almost always stay at Hampton Inns, or other Hilton properties when we travel, so in all honesty, at some point they all start looking alike. Unless, of course, one stands out as particularly good or bad. I think the average Hampton Inn is a 4-star hotel, with an occasional 5-star or 3-star thrown in. I rate this particular Hampton Inn on the high side of four stars...just not quite perfect. The staff was very accommodating, but the room was still the old style decor and design and we didn't... Read more
from FOLEY
Submitted on 18-07-2016
It's a Hampton Inn. I like Hilton Hotel Points, and Hampton Inns have the right level of amenities for me. I especially appreciate the table with to-go coffee with the creamer pumps in most Hampton Inn lobbies. Very handy for grabbing or topping off coffee as you head out without having to go into the breakfast area. Beds are always comfortable. This hotel is right in the same parking lot with most of the chain restaurants in Watertown (Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver's, KFC, Jimmy Jo... Read more
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I stay in this hotel every year in July, and am never disappointed. They recently won an award from Hampton Inn's and it is not surprising. They do everything well. All of the staff are friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very, very clean. I am thinking of buying a Hampton mattress for home, because they are so comfortable. Just an all around great hotel.
from Nisswa, United States
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Nice place to stay. Staff was very courteous and prompt, hotel was very clean and neat. Complementary breakfast was more than adequate, and the eating area was also clean and orderly. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to the Terry Redlin art gallery.
from Leesburg, Virginia
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We had 2 nights in Hampton and were very satisfied. The hotel is in the newer part of Watertown as the city grows to the interstate, so it is convenient with stores and restaurants nearby. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were nicely cleaned. Breakfast was acceptable and plentiful.
from Michigan
Submitted on 27-07-2016
My family has stayed at this Hampton Inn four or five times over the past several years. It remains the nicest Hampton we've stayed in. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful, calling me by my first name throughout our stay. The hotel is immaculate, breakfast delicious and the pool area was very well-maintained. Many hotels say they have heated pools, but the pools tend to be very cold. This pool was perfectly warm. A very nice change from the typical chain hotel. Thank you, Hampton... Read more
from Colorado Springs, United States
Submitted on 30-07-2016
The hotel itself is very nice, has healthy and fresh breakfast options and the staff is wonderful. The rooms are modern, have a good amount of space and although the hotel is located on a major street - the road noise in the rooms is not noticable.
from Roseville, Minnesota
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Two or three times per year we go there while we are visiting relatives. It is a fantastic place to stay. It is extremely clean, the staff is fantastic and the quality is as good as they come. Each year we stay at over two dozen hotels and this one is at the top!
from Burlington, Iowa
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Modern and clean hotel with quite rooms. Good breakfast and swimming pool. Complimentary internet was god! Nice sirroindings with walmart and restaurants. Friendly staff. Mediium / expensive price. Good for the area!
from Watertown, South Dakota
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Excellent and clean hotel. Staff is excellent. Staff is very courteous from top to bottom! Rooms are spacious and very quite. I can't say enough good things about the staff. Always attentive. Rooms and entire hotel is very clean and well maintained!
from St. Paul, Minnesota
Submitted on 08-08-2016
The front desk host, Patrick I believe, was the nicest Hampton desk host we have ever encountered. Very friendly and professional. Also, the lady working in the breakfast area the next morning was also the nicest we have ever encountered! Wish they could all be like those two!! Clean room, comfy beds and pillows.
from Fargo, ND, United States
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Overall the best Hotel I have stayed at in my 67 years! I've traveled a lot in my 48 years in the Government and this place is by far, a 5 Star Hotel!!! The staff and management were professional and very personable, always asking if everything was to our satisfaction. Rooms and surroundings were is excellent condition and well maintained.
from Watertown, United States
Submitted on 11-08-2016
super friendly , clean and homey nice rooms and good place to stay. Some good eating places within walking distance and well lit for walking at night. Desk personal was extremely helpful. I will stay again when needed.
from WI
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Stayed here on the way out west. Clean, great location, shopping nearby for anything you need. Utilized the kitchenette in one of the suites we had and it worked great. We had 3 different rooms for our party of 10. If you need a kitchenette, make sure you check the details for your room - one of our rooms was not a "suite" so no kitchenette which we knew. Would stay again if ever back to the area!
from Dubuque, Iowa
Submitted on 14-08-2016
On my motorcycle headed to Sturgis and Watertown was a logical stop over. I used Hilton rewards points and this Hampton Inn is very modern and better than most Hampton properties. Shopping and dining were close by.
from Clinton Twp. Mi
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I have stayed at this hotel on my way to and from Sturgis rally. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The staff is professional, and always smiling and easy to talk to. Most Hamptons are quality hotels, this is one of their top ones. Highly recommend this hotel! And added bonus is some quality restaurants just across the parking lot!
from Big Lake, Minnesota
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Stayed one evening during work. This newer HI & S didn't disappoint. Typical Hampton amenities, featuring clean comfortable rooms set up right for a business traveler. Premium location offers dining options nearby and is adjacent to a 24 hour Walmart should your forget anything. Free breakfast too. This might not be the least expensive option but it certainly the best.
from Huron, South Dakota, United States
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I've stayed at this hotel several times over the past few months. I recognize solid professional staff during every stay. Location on U.S. Hwy 12, close to I-29, is a key reason for my stays here. As well, because good restaurants and shopping are very close by, Hampton Inn Watertown SD makes for a very efficient Hotel stay in this area.
from West Monroe`, United States
Submitted on 26-08-2016
Stay here when in Watertown on business, and as always first class. From the desk staff taking care of luggage problems to the cleaning staff meeting personal requests (extra coffee!) The ladies taking care of breakfast were patient with each persons desire and would take care of it if they were able. Highly recommend staying here!
from Baxter, Minnesota
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Having stayed at the Best Western (in need of renovation), the Holiday Inn Express (nice for sure), and now this Hampton, I'd say this is the best place to stay in Watertown. Everything's exceptional, with restaurants close by if you want to walk and stay close. Charlie's downtown is a great restaurant away from this premise. Will definitely stay here again. Plenty of parking space for a boat and trailer, too.
from Rock Rapids, IA
Submitted on 05-09-2016
We were able to rooms for our entire family to stay and very accommodating about trying to get us close together. Wish the fan would be able to run continuously. My husband and I like to have the feel of air moving while sleeping.
from La Crosse, Wisconsin
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Stayed on our way to North Dakota at the Hampton Inn Watertown. Always a great experience, staff are wonderful and rooms super clean. Breakfast was very good with papaya, mango and pineapple for fruit along with bananas. Easy to get to and parking for handicapped great. Would easily stay here anytime.
from Nassau, Minnesota
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Mother daughter bonding. Now days when you have a teenager its hard to have a mother daughter night &bond Cruz they are so busy. It was an Awesome time with her. Spent time at the pool, hot tub & & talked. Was a good night.
Submitted on 09-09-2016
This nightmare began when I decided to drive an extra two hours to get a decent night sleep at the Hampton Inn. I was going to book my room online for $119 but decided to call and they said they are full and only have suites which are $129. No big deal yet. I booked the room and arrived two hours later around 9pm. When I arrived there was no parking. The real nightmare began at the stroke of midnight when I was awoken by pounding on the floor above. For a half hour I tried to call the front desk... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 11-09-2016
This is a top-notch place,truly feels like a home away from home. Excellent service. Exemplary hospitality. Top-notch cleanliness. Genuine concern for each customer. I couldn't ask for any more from a hotel.
from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Very clean property. Good breakfast, if you are tired, go ahead and stay here. Please be respectful of others early in the morning and do not allow your room door to slam. You are not the only one here.
from Indiana
Submitted on 15-09-2016
My fiancé and I stayed here for one night on a Harley trip across South Dakota to Rapid City. The hotel was built around 7 years ago, but you'd never know it because the staff keep it looking and smelling brand new. The front desk clerk was very nice and helpful, breakfast was delicious, and the pool/hot tub were just right.
from Oel, United States
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Very Clean, Great walk in shower, close to Terry Redlin museum. Great complimentary breakfast, staff friendly and efficent. Would recommend this motel. Great experience at this Hampton Inn. Convenient to get too, close to resturants.
from Springdale, Arkansas
Submitted on 17-09-2016
We pulled into this Hampton after a long day on a motorcycle. We were disappointed when the desk clerk informed us the only rooms available were King suites and they were priced too high for our travel budget. We thanked her and started to leave when the assistant mgr. Greg Baldwin said wait - we will get you a room here. He did - and it was affordable. Many thanks to Greg, Valerie and Nancy at the desk. This is a beautiful hotel. Very clean with hospitable staff. There is an Applebee's, ... Read more
from Marshall, United States
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Four stars because of the limited breakfast choices. The items they had weren't very good. However the hotel was lovely. The bed and bedding were wonderful and the bathroom was beautiful. Everything was very clean.
from Southlake, Texas
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Easy access from interstate, super friendly folks, spotless throughout, comfy King-size bed, fresh smells everywhere. Pass on the scrambled eggs for breakfast, they disappointed but really enjoyed my stay.
from SD
Submitted on 25-09-2016
I stay there every time I spend a night in Watertown. The staff is always courteous, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is good. Hamptons are consistently a nice motel, and I use them wherever I can, when I travel.
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed here for 4 nights on a combined bushiness/family trip. Staff was super helpful, housekeeping staff as well, breakfast was always tasty and the property was well cared for and in good shape. We booked a large room because of the size of our family and it worked out perfectly. Will stay again.
from Cascade, Idaho
Submitted on 08-10-2016
After a variety of overnight stays, it was a relief to find a Hampton Inn. Cotton sheets. quiet rooms. drapes that closed to keep the lights out. My only complaint was that the window didn't open. A breath of fresh air would be nice. Valerie at the front desk was helpful. And, Cheryl who was working the breakfast room offered me a fresh pear. How nice!!
from Edmond OK, United States
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Great location, easy access off H-Way, close to restaurants. Staff was helpful to local activities. Everything was clean & nice. Great stopping point off I-29 between ND-SD-IA-MO! Didn't have a reservation, but at check in was treated as did.
from Dallas, United States
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Staff is great and always makes me feel at home. Rooms are well taken care of and always clean. Always stay here on my visits to Watertown. Highly recommend the Hampton Watertown if you are ever visiting the area.
from Papillion, United States
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Outstanding Customer Service! They went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of; to include moving my room closer to a family member staying at the Inn as well,...all done within minutes of checking-in. Also was able to check in an hour early, which helped out with my overall trip schedule.
from Sioux Falls, SD
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We stay at Hilton properties on a regular basis and this was one of the nicer locations we have stayed at. The staff was attentive to the few things we needed and the breakfast area was well designed for traffic flow, although the seating area was a little small. The rooms were fresh and well appointed. Nice modern design. You could be marooned at this property for about a month and everything you need is within walking distance. There are about 10 restaurants and a Walmart within a two blocks.
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Traveled for a dance competition in Aberdeen, but all hotels in Aberdeen where full or did not have good reviews. We decided to stay in Watertown and it proved to be a good decision! Upon arrival the stay was extremely friendly, a little mess up with our keys not working, but this was fixed very quickly. The room was extremely clean! (I pull sheet down and check everywhere, as cleanliness is very important to me to feel comfortable). I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this h... Read more
from Bismarck, North Dakota
Submitted on 24-10-2016
The hotel is located next to Walmart and within walking distance of several restaurants. It is also near the Terry Redlin Art Center. The rooms are nicely furnished and the beds are comfortable. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was good with hot food items. There is easy access on and off the interstate.
from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Loved everything about our stay at the Hampton in Watertown, SD. We had a suite which was very roomy and perfect for having an infant with us. The continental breakfast offered something new each day and staff showed real pride in making sure it was clean and alway refreshed. Hotel and rooms were very clean which made our stay even better. Can't say enough about this hotel and staff which made our 5 day stay that much more enjoyable!
from Bettendorf, iowa
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Great hotel for the price. Very clean hotel and nice staff. The breakfast area was kept clean and comfortable. Near restaurants and shopping. Was a work group over 10 people and all were very pleased with accommodations.
from Indianapolis, IN
Submitted on 31-10-2016
Super polite, hotel was very clean and would stay here again if in the area. Was traveling for business, had decent restaurants near by and was easy yo get to from the interstate. Some of the most polite people I have met at check in
from Boone
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Our family just moved to South Dakota 1.5 months ago. It has been a hard transition for our small children as all of their grandparents are still living in our old town. We had family come visit and decided to stay here. Earlier in the day a wonderful housekeeper by the name of Terry was asking questions about our son. We told her that our family was here to visit for his 5th birthday. She pulled me aside and asked if she could get him a little balloon bouquet and deliver when she got off work.... Read more
from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Submitted on 16-11-2016
From the time we walked into the lobby until we checked out our experience was a 10. The front staff said welcome with their smiles and helpful attitudes and it was genuine not just company policy. We arrived late and wanted just a bite the front desk staffer pointed out the Jimmy John's hidden behind the hotel. Our room was spotless and comfy. Loved the walk in shower. Breakfast selection was huge even by Hampton Inn standards, well presented and the breakfast area was spotless. I have a few s... Read more
from Peoria, United States
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Once arriving I was greeted by awesome staff and the rooms are very nice from the bathrooms to the sleeping areas. The internet was great never had it go out and the fitness area/pool is very nice. It is close to a lot of areas to eat and close to the interstate. Thanks for everything
from Oakley
Submitted on 30-11-2016
An excellent Hampton! Had a ground floor room that was nicely appointed and clean. Typical Hampton bed, that I really like and my wife doesn't (too hard). I would say almost all the rooms (except those right next to the road) should be reasonably quiet as the property sits perpendicular to the road.
from Brookings, South Dakota
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Arrived and was welcomed by pleasant smiles. Checked me in and gave me a great rate. Helped me sign up for for the rewards program. The room is spacious, comfortable and clean. The beds are extremely comfortable. Location is great, next to many eating places and lounges so one may enjoy themselves without needing to drive.