Welcome to the Historic Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza
Hotel Rooms & Suites in Downtown Aberdeen
With a focus on comfort and luxury, our boutique hotel in Aberdeen, SD offers a variety of room configurations to meet your needs. All our hotel rooms include conveniences like a coffee station, hair dryer and iron with ironing board. What makes our Aberdeen hotel unique is the blend of old and new that’s evident at every turn.
About Our Historic Hotel
Conveniently Located in
Downtown Aberdeen, SD
The Ward Plaza, now a designated Historic Landmark, was originally built by Alonzo Ward in 1894. Following a devastating fire, Mr. Ward decided to rebuild. In 1928, he opened the new Ward Hotel as South Dakota’s premier luxury regional hotel featuring 90 hotel rooms, a grand ballroom, restaurant, coffee shop, and commercial spaces.
The Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza launched a complete remodel in the summer of 2022. The new design brought the Ward back to its roots with the completion of our boutique hotel featuring 18 beautiful guest rooms and suites with all new modern finishes.
Our historic hotel gives guests access to many places to eat, drink and spend time in Aberdeen, South Dakota without having to jump in a car. Downtown Aberdeen is very walkable, and we invite you to explore what our community has to offer.
What You’ll Find in the Ward Plaza
The Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza offers more than just a luxurious stay. Booking a room in our Aberdeen, SD hotel puts you on the front steps of several businesses that also call the Ward Plaza home.
Roma Ristorante Italiano
Enjoy delicious, authentic Italian cuisine on the main level of The Ward Plaza. You’ll find a full bar for happy hour and evening entertainment as well.
The Finery on Main
Aberdeen’s newest boutique will not disappoint. Find menswear, home décor and unique gifts. With an inventory that constantly changes you need to stop in regularly.
Dakota Music Academy
In the lower level of the Ward Plaza you’ll discover musicians in the making. Dakota Music Academy provides instrument and voice lessons to musicians of all ages.