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7 Best Places to Stay in Yankton, South Dakota

Bedroom with bunk beds at Lewis & Clark Resort

Once a transportation hub where boats arrived every hour along the Missouri River, Yankton has blossomed into a captivating waterfront town. Yankton remains steadfast in the history South Dakota for being a spot along the famed expeditions of Lewis and Clark as well as General Custer.

Its name is rooted in the area’s history as well. Yankton was named for the Yankton Sioux Tribe, who inhabited the region dating back to the early 1700s.

Now, this city, whose history is largely defined by transportation, is a place that transports visitors (figuratively) with its prosperous arts scene. Start off strong with a good night’s rest and book a room at one of the best places to stay in Yankton!

TL;DR Top Hotels In Yankton

Name Address Type Rating Price Range
Best Western Kelly Inn 1607 SD-50, Yankton, SD 57078 Hotel 4.1 $$
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Yankton 508 W 21st St, Yankton, SD 57078 Motel 4.5 $$
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Yankton, an IHG Hotel 2607 Broadway Avenue, Yankton, SD 57078 Hotel 4.4 $$
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2410 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078 Inn 3.8 $
Comfort Inn Yankton SD 611 West 23rd Street, Yankton, SD 57078, Hotel 4.1 $

Best Places To Stay in Yankton

1. Lewis and Clark Resort

Bedroom with bunk beds at Lewis & Clark Resort
Lewis and Clark Resort /

Address: 43496 Shore Drive, Yankton, SD  50708

A super budget-friendly option, the Lewis and Clark Resort may be a cheap hotel, but it’s big on amenities. This hotel features sandy beaches and has a seasonal heated outdoor pool, playground, and garden.

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s stainless steel grills for cooking, rent bikes to explore six miles of trails, or access a mountain of other games and gear. Some of the rooms even have kitchens for easy food prep.

It’s in the best location for families and couples to explore this fantastic area. Next door to the resort is a fully-equipped, full-service marina with fuel, picnic supplies, equipment and boat rental, and a restaurant.


  • Free wi-fi access
  • Perfect for a family-friendly getaway
  • Outdoor activities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Hiking nearby


  • Some rooms may be outdated

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See Related: Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in South Dakota

2. Yankton Inn

Close to Highway 50, the Yankton Inn is a perfect spot for guests on a road trip. With easy access to the highway, you can enjoy a rest before hitting the trail once again. Or you…

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