Modern Luxury Meets Historic Charm: The Redesigned Alonzo Ward Hotel

Photo Credit to Byron Banasiak/Travel South Dakota and to the Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nestled in the heart of downtown Aberdeen, the Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza stands as a proud historic landmark, offering a blend of modern amenities and captivating historic charm. Our boutique hotel has undergone an extensive renovation, and we’re excited to show it off to Aberdeen travelers looking for a great hotel downtown that’s close to everything.

Originally constructed in 1894 by Alonzo Ward, the Alonzo Ward Hotel has been an integral part of the Aberdeen community for over a century. After enduring a devastating fire, Mr. Ward made the resolute decision to rebuild. In 1928, he introduced the new Ward Hotel, establishing it as South Dakota’s premier luxury regional hotel. The grand establishment boasted 90 opulent hotel rooms, a magnificent ballroom, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and commercial spaces.

In recent decades the Alonzo Ward Hotel played host to residents only and no hotel bookings were possible. However, in the summer of 2022, as new owners of the Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza, we embarked on an ambitious remodel. Our vision was to honor the hotel’s rich history while creating a boutique hotel experience that would captivate our guests. The meticulous renovation process sought to preserve the building’s original character while introducing contemporary elements that meet the expectations of modern travelers.

summer flowers and trees on main street downtown aberdeen south dakota

Today, we proudly present our newly transformed establishment. The Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza offers 18 elegantly appointed guest rooms, each with a sense of luxury and sophistication. Every room is adorned with comfy bedding, high-speed internet access, and a range of modern amenities to ensure your stay is nothing short of fantastic.

One of the many advantages of choosing the Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza is our prime location in the heart of downtown Aberdeen. Our guests are just steps away from the city’s finest bars, restaurants, and activities. Whether you want an evening of vibrant nightlife or wish to immerse yourself in the local art scene, our central location makes us the perfect home base for your adventures.

modern hotel room at the Alonzo Ward Hotel

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Alonzo Ward Hotel & Plaza, where history and modern luxury blend seamlessly.