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Where to Stay in Sturgis – Hotels and Campgrounds

If you’re planning to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you’ll need a place to stay. Thankfully, numerous hotels, campgrounds, cabins, and other housing options offer lodging during the Sturgis Rally.

However, because Sturgis is the largest motorcycle rally in the country, many of these lodging locations fill up fast. As a result, you’ll want to book your stay as soon as possible to secure the best prices and availability.

If you’re wondering where to stay at the Sturgis Bike Rally, here are some of the best hotels, campgrounds, and other lodging options. Please note: availability at these locations may vary.

Hotels Within Sturgis

You can find several top-quality hotels in and around downtown Sturgis. Here are a few of the best hotels in the area:

The Hotel Sturgis

The Hotel Sturgis is located on Main Street in downtown Sturgis, making it an incredibly convenient location for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attendees. This 1900s-style hotel offers snug yet chic rooms, many of which are loft-style or include other unique features.

This hotel is also one of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant. You can grab breakfast and an espresso coffee drink at the hotel’s cafe each morning before heading out to the rally festivities.

The Hotel Sturgis is incredibly clean with a trendy, organized layout. Many of the rooms also include balconies over Main Street, allowing you to check out the thousands of motorcycles parked at the rally right from your hotel room.

Altogether, you’ll be one lucky attendee if you can score a room at the Hotel Sturgis during the rally.

Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sturgis

The Baymont Inn & Suites is a relaxed hotel located on Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis. Many of the events and festivities during the rally take place on Lazelle Street, and staying at this hotel can keep you in the heart of the action.

Baymont Inn is a large hotel offering amenities such as complimentary breakfast, free parking, and a fitness center. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, allowing you to check in at all hours of the night — even after a late night of rallying. It also features a fully-stocked hotel bar and restaurant in the lobby.

Sturgis Lodge and Suites

The Sturgis Lodge and Suites is located on Junction Avenue, which is about a mile from downtown Sturgis. You can easily park your bike or car at the hotel and walk to the downtown rally activities each day.

his roadside hotel includes complimentary breakfast, a pool, and a hot tub.

Hotels Outside Sturgis

If you can’t find availability at any hotels in Sturgis, here are a few options that are a bit farther away from downtown.

Historic Franklin

The Historic Franklin Hotel is in Deadwood, SD, which is about a 20-minute drive from Sturgis. These hotels tend to have slightly better availability than options near downtown Sturgis. However, you also won’t need to waste too much time driving to and from your hotel each day.

The Historic Franklin Hotel has hosted legendary figures like Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Wayne. This historic hotel features Victorian-style decor and a truly unique lodging experience.

If you’re looking to add even more fun to your rally week, you’ll be happy to know that the Historic Franklin includes an impressive gaming complex and a grand buffet.

Alpine Inn

The Alpine Inn is located in Hill City, about an hour outside of Sturgis. This historic inn features antique-filled rooms, Victorian decor, and a German-style restaurant and bar.

Even though the Alpine Inn is a bit of a drive from Sturgis, you’ll still find plenty of other rally attendees staying at this inn. You may also be able to save money compared to staying closer to downtown Sturgis.

Sturgis Area Campgrounds

Reserving a campsite near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally can provide you with an affordable place to stay that only enhances your rally experience. Here are a few of the best campgrounds near the Sturgis Rally:

Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip is one of the most popular campgrounds for rally attendees. This campground hosts the major concerts and other events taking place during rally week. This year, Buffalo Chip will host Snoop Dogg, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Buckcherry, among other popular artists.

Buffalo Chip offers tent spaces and RV campsites. These sites are not assigned — instead, you will receive your campsite assignment when you arrive. As a result, if you’d like to park next to a friend or family member, you’ll need to arrive at the same time as them.

Staying at this campground can keep you close to the action of the Sturgis Rally and provide a wild party experience. Campers hold their own parties each night of the rally, complete with loud music, dancing, fires, and other festivities.

If you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep during the rally, you probably won’t be able to at Buffalo Chip. But you will have a lot of fun.

Rush No More

Rush No More is a campground located around 10 minutes from Main Street in Sturgis. This big-rig-friendly RV resort and campground includes amenities for tent campers and RV owners. You can even rent cabins on the campsite for a more home-like stay during the rally.

Rush No More also includes a few fun amenities, such as a pool and hot tub, a beer garden, and live entertainment. You’ll also appreciate a few rally-specific amenities, such as a free bike wash, paved roads, and a free shuttle to and from downtown Sturgis.

This campground is quiet, allowing you to get a good rest in between rally days.

Days End Campground

Days End Campground is on Avalanche Road, which is just a few minutes from downtown. This campground features 250 RV sites, 20 acres of tent camping, and 39 cabins — creating plenty of space for Sturgis Rally attendees to camp.

Other Sturgis Lodging Options

If you’d like to get creative with your Sturgis lodging, you can consider one of the following unique options:


Many Sturgis residents rent out guest rooms in their homes during Sturgis Rally Week. Renting a room can give you a comfortable place to stay and save you money compared to booking a hotel room. You may even get a home-cooked meal out of the deal.

You can find room rentals on Airbnb, VRBO, or by searching Facebook before the rally.


If you’re planning to travel to the rally with a few other people, you may want to consider booking an entire home through Airbnb or VRBO. In some cases, renting a home may be only slightly more expensive than booking a hotel room or campsite. You can also split the cost with several attendees to make your stay cheaper for everyone.


You can also consider renting a rustic or luxury cabin near Sturgis. Many campsites include cabins on their properties that you can rent for a daily fee. You can also check Airbnb and VRBO for private cabin rentals.

Tiny Homes

Tiny homes offer the privacy and amenities of staying in a full-size home with smaller square footage. You can book tiny homes for a few days using platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. These lodging options can give you a comfortable place to stay without any of the bells and whistles that may increase your costs.

So check in, get situated, unload your stuff and hit the endless Sturgis events planned for 2022.

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