There is a growing number of hotels to choose from in Sioux Falls, but very few of them are downtown. If you are visiting Sioux Falls, the three main spots for accommodations are near the airport, near the mall, and downtown. Each offers different advantages, and among these hotels are a full range of prices.
If the purpose of your visit to Sioux Falls is to have fun with your family, you probably want to stay in the family friendly hotels near the Sioux Empire Mall. These hotels are newer and often carry a better rate than hotels elsewhere in the city. Many of these hotels have been constructed in the last 10 years, and some are brand new.
In the heart of the city are two hotels: The Holiday Inn City Center and The Country Inn and Suites. They carry comparable rates, so the Holiday Inn is a better deal. It is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and soon will be a completely updated hotel. If your business is downtown, this hotel is likely a short walk or drive from teh hotel. The Holiday Inn also offers a free shuttle ride within one mile of the hotel. In less busy times, they will even stretch that mile a bit to get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in the city. The Country Inn and Suites allows smoking on one of its floors, so if you need to stay downtown and you are a smoker, you may want to stay there. When considering prices, make sure to factor that staying at one of these hotels might make it possible to skip renting a car for your stay. The other hotels in Sioux Falls can make renting a car essential.
The hotels close to the airport, such as the Sheraton, often offer shuttle service to the airport. If you are in town to do business with Sanford hospitals, they offer a discounted rate for Sanford. These hotels are the closest to the Convention Center and often team up to offer promotions and discounts for those attending conferences and events at the Convention Center.
In the outlying areas and suburbs of Sioux Falls, hotels are harder to come by. While there is a Holiday Inn Express in Brandon, your best bet for staying near Tea might be to stay at one of the many hotels on the southwest side of Sioux Falls and make the short drive to Tea.
Beyond hotels, there are small inns, bed and breakfasts, and other non-traditional accommodations. If traveling with a large group, ask Augustana College or the University of Sioux Falls about possibly using their dorm facilities in the summer months. Sioux Falls also has many churches which have been known to open their doors to mission groups and students looking for an affordable lay-over.
There are campgrounds on the west side of town and northeast of Sioux Falls near I-90. It is convenient for a one night stay or an extended stay with or without pets.
Hotels in Sioux Falls commonly allow dogs. Be sure to ask before you assume a hotel will not allow your dog.