"The hallway was dirty, and my room needed a lot of maintenance. I found a sock under the curtain. Find another hotel.2021-05-19"
"It took 3 tries to find an acceptable room. The 1st room had worker's materials in the bathtub. The AC didn't work properly in the 2nd room. The 3rd room was OK, but we couldn't log on to the WiFi. Needless to say, I wasn't happy with our hotel experience.2020-08-27"
"Nice hotel, and the front desk clerks were polite. Book a room.2019-11-21"
"The hotel room was OK, but the carpet was dirty. The last 2 nights of our stay, the noise from the room above ours was unbelievable. We called the front desk to complain, and then heard a slamming door and the noise got worse. Don't stay here.2019-08-24"
"This was the worst hotel we've stayed in for a long time. Housekeeping was terrible; our room wasn't even serviced 4 of the 8 days we stayed. The hallway floor and elevator were wet from kids coming from the pool without drying off. The breakfast area was dirty and unsanitary; there was spilled food everywhere. Stay somewhere else.2017-10-03"
"The hotel staff was great. We'd stay here again and recommend it to friends.2019-06-15"
"The hotel was fine, but housekeeping needed improvement.2018-08-23"
"We had a great hotel stay.2017-11-27"
"The hotel rooms were filthy. The 1st room hadn't been serviced since the previous guest left. The 2nd room had bedsheets with blood on them. The 3rd room had nail clippings on the bedside table and trash on the floor. The manager personally inspected a 4th room before we moved yet again. Don't stay here.2017-01-05"
"Reasonably priced hotel. The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. Helpful, pleasant front desk clerk. I recommend staying here.2015-12-29"
"Easy access to all the attractions. Nice room, though ours smelled like wet dogs and had urine stains on the carpet. The hotel staff was pleasant. No complimentary breakfast or laundry service, so I wouldn't stay here again.2019-08-06"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was knowledgeable. The pool looked fun. Not impressed with the service at the Perkins restaurant next door.2016-05-09"
"The 1st room had what looked like dried blood on the blanket. We were moved to another room, and there was hair in the bathtub and on the walls. The toilet was dirty. The hotel clerk sent a housekeeper to clean the bathroom, and she made us wait outside the room.2022-04-24"
"The hotel room was clean. Smooth check-in and checkout. Book it.2021-07-23"
"The hotel looked and smelled old. The room was dark, dreary, and not worth the price. The front desk clerks were accommodating. Don't stay here.2018-09-28"
"Close to town, but not too close. The surroundings were especially quiet and attractive. The hotel was quiet and clean.2018-08-28"
"Great experience. The hotel room was clean. Nice employees. The pool was warm, and breakfast was wonderful. I enjoyed the social time with free drinks and popcorn.2016-11-28"
"Good rates. I loved the hotel room. It was spacious and clean, with a living room and full kitchen. The beds were comfortable. The staff was friendly, and a continental breakfast was provided. Book it.2021-08-26"
"The 1st room had an awful smell, so the hotel clerk moved us to a room that was quite nice.2020-06-09"
"Many things in the room were broken or falling apart. We informed the front desk, but nothing was done. The hotel lobby always smelled like burnt toast. Not worth the price.2015-07-31"
"For the price, I've stayed in better hotels.2021-07-28"
"The hotel was clean, but the room had a strong odor. Great staff.2019-07-17"
"A nice, clean hotel. Great breakfast. We had a short but good stay.2018-09-26"
"The hotel was clean but a little noisy from arriving trucks at 5 AM. The beds were too hard. Nice breakfast.2018-08-19"
"Good value. Nice suite with 2 queen beds, 2 TVs, a microwave and refrigerator, and a separate seating area. I enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and the hot breakfast was delicious. Stay at this hotel.2018-05-30"
"I can't say enough good things about this hotel. Everything was wonderful, and it was well worth the price. The room was spacious, the bed was super comfortable, and the bathroom was clean. Good breakfast and pleasant attendant. Stay here.2019-10-06"
"We had a pleasant hotel stay overall, but we did find a dirty sock under one of the beds, and our room wasn't serviced during our 2-day stay. We had to go to the front desk for clean towels, and the used ones weren't picked up.2017-10-16"
"A pleasant experience all in all. The hotel room was large, and the beds were comfortable. Loved the blackout drapes. But we found a dirty sock under a bed, and our room wasn't serviced the 2nd day. We had to ask for clean towels, and the used ones weren't removed. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay.2017-10-11"
"Reasonably priced. Great hotel room; it was clean and updated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Ample parking for trailers. I'd stay here again.2015-08-17"
"I spent a week at this hotel, and the front desk clerks were tremendous. Stay here, it's great.2015-08-13"
"Very nice hotel. The indoor pool was a big hit with the kids, as was the continental breakfast.2015-06-30"
"The hotel room was quiet and accommodated 3 of us comfortably.2020-07-15"
"The price was right, and the hotel was comfortable. Good-sized pool and whirlpool, and the workout room was convenient since it had a view of the pool area. Great experience.2016-12-21"
"Great rates. The hotel room was clean and nicely appointed, and the employees were helpful. Loved the pool and whirlpool area, and the shuttle service was a bonus. Breakfast was fast and hot, and the wait staff was friendly. Good experience.2016-05-01"
"Nice hotel, but the pillows were terrible. Excellent staff. Stay here.2015-09-11"
"The hotel room was great, but the heater didn't come on the 2nd day. As soon as we told the front desk clerk, someone was sent to fix the problem.2022-01-10"
"Perfect location. This hotel was the best of the best.2018-11-12"
"The hotel was built in an atrium structure; the restaurant was on the 1st floor, and food smells filled the building in the morning. Other than that, everything was OK. The staff was friendly. Full set of amenities.2015-09-13"
"Not a good value. This motel was a dive and needed updating. Stay somewhere else.2021-07-10"
"The motel was old, and the room smelled musty. Didn't look like online photos. There was dog hair on the carpet, and the AC didn't work properly. No towels in the room, though the front desk clerk said he saw the housekeeping put them there. The hair dryer didn't work, and no toiletries were provided. I was really disappointed.2021-06-16"
"The motel clerk refused my request for an early check-in despite my being there for a medical procedure. Don't stay here.2021-05-17"
"The rates were low, but the motel room was old, run-down, and smelled like smoke. I won't stay here again.2018-05-31"
"The motel clerk was friendly, but I got a room on the 2nd floor instead of the 1st floor as requested. It was difficult without an elevator, but the room was clean and suited my needs.2017-08-26"
On the eastern slope of the Black Hills of South Dakota sits Rapid City, a town that’s perfect for accessing everything from scenic trails to Mount Rushmore. Known as the City of the Presidents and the Gateway to the Black Hills, Rapid City offers plenty of Rapid City hotels and attractions, so you’ll never have a problem finding a place to stay and things to do.
Things to Do in the Black Hills
Rapid City attractions are ideal for a wide range of travelers, from couples and families to solo adventurers. The Old West city of Deadwood and 1800s gold mines are just some of the historic sites that draw visitors. For animal lovers, the Reptile Gardens features a snake show, giant tortoises and alligators. And Bear Country USA is a drive-through safari attraction that lets visitors get up close and personal with giant native grizzly bears. At the end of the day, you’ll also find an array of restaurants and even movie theaters in Rapid City proper.
For anyone lodging in Rapid City, the attractions nearby include:
The unfinished but fascinating Crazy Horse Memorial
Custer State Park
Wind Cave National Park
Take in the area’s natural beauty, and you might even be lucky enough to glimpse roaming bison, prairie dogs, river otter or feral burros. Of course, the most famous attraction in the area, Mount Rushmore, is only a short drive away.
Convenient and Pet Friendly
The Black Hills may seem rough and wild, but Rapid City hotels offer every modern comfort and convenience. If you’re planning on bringing a pet with you on your adventures, La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City, Econo Lodge and Super 8 Hotel Lacrosse Street all offer accommodations for your furry friends. Want to be where all the action is? The Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza sits right downtown in a walkable area, so you’ll have easy access to transportation, restaurants and shopping. Plus, there’s an indoor heated pool and a free shuttle to the Rapid City Airport. There are plenty of hotels around Rapid City, too—including in neighboring Spearfish, SD. and Pierre, SD. Browse your options on HotelGuides.com and enjoy our lowest price guarantee.
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