Although you might be inclined to think that North Dakota is limited in its offerings of amenities and comforts, my experience here would challenge you to think again.
After four nights of primitive camping in State Forests and National Parks, and with a 10 hour drive between the Minnesota-Canadian Border and our next stop of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, our family was ready for a brief return to civilization, or at least a shower.
Surprisingly, Bismarck, North Dakota and its Wingate by Wyndham provided us with the haven we needed. We obtained a room for an affordable $104, and were happy to take advantage of its luxurious shelter.
Guest-laundry facilities and free wi-fi were only the start of our relief. With clean clothes and some work put behind us, we were only too happy to bask in the hot tub and lounge by the pool, which was spacious and sparsely populated, and featured section measuring only 18 inches in depth where my two year old could splash to her heart’s content.
The website will advertise “continental breakfast included,” but upon coming downstairs, we found pre-prepared bacon and eggs staying warm over a burner, and a cook ready to prepare your omelet, made-to-order, while we watched. This Wyndham property also boasts an exercise facility, conference and meeting rooms, free parking, dry cleaning, and a hotel bar.
With a sleek décor and modern design, not to mention its location near shops from which we replenished our food supply and boosted our morale (a nail salon for me!), this Wyndham property was exactly what a week in the woods had ordered.
We are now refreshed and ready for the Dakotan Badlands!
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