BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel ★★★

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$84
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Check-in: Feb 18, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016
3.5 /5
Overall score
80%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6
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Overview

An award-winning restaurant, 15 meeting rooms, one of the largest indoor water parks around -- if you can name it, the Best Western Ramkota Rapid City Hotel and Conference Center has it. The hotel also scores high points for its convenient location: Just off Interstate 90 and minutes from shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Sightseers use the hotel as home base between day trips to Mount Rushmore, say, or Crazy Horse Memorial. Business travelers take advantage of its generous event space and proximity to local companies.

Location

Best Western Ramkota Rapid City Hotel and Conference Center sits right off Interstate 90, about three miles north of downtown. The Rushmore Mall lies about a quarter of a mile to the west, and restaurants, shops and a movie theater are minutes away.

Dining

Located on-site, the award-winning Minervas Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu covers everything from cherry apple chicken salad to nine-layer meat lasagna, but steaks are its selling point.

Rooms

Best Western Ramkota Rapid City Hotel and Conference Center guest rooms deliver basic amenities (high-speed Internet, cable satellite television) and emanate a Western vibe. The hotel also has 33 suites -- three of which have Jacuzzis -- as well as business-class rooms with two phone lines.

Highlights

  • New indoor water park is one of the largest in the region
  • Indoor heated lap pool and hot tub
  • Award-winning restaurant located on-site
  • Home to the largest hotel convention center in the upper Midwest

Nearby attractions

  • Rushmore Mall (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • The Museum of Geology (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • The Journey Museum (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • The Reptile Gardens Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Storybook Island Amusement Park (5 mi/8 km)
  • South Dakota Air and Space Museum (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Bear Country U.S.A. Park (11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (42 mi/67.6 km)

Business

  • Computer and printer available for guest use in the lobby
  • Offers 36,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • A number of local businesses lie within five minutes of the hotel

Transportation

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (8.4 mi/13.6 km)
  • Free shuttle service to the airport and points around town

Recreation

You cannot visit Best Western Ramkota Rapid City Hotel and Conference Center without paying its new indoor water park a visit. The hotel also has an indoor heated lap pool, hot tub and fitness center.

Dining

Texas Roadhouse
Across the street from Texas Roadhouse, full service, American, open for: dinner
Golden Corral
0.70 mile(s) from Golden Corral, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, huge buffets - fresh food served throughout the day.
Millstone
0.40 mile(s) from Millstone, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, great home style cooking.
Perkin's
Across the street from Perkin's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours. On site bakery.
TGIF
Across the street from TGIF, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Red Lobster
0.50 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
Olive Garden
0.60 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, wine and beer available.
Longhorn Steakhouse
3.00 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
Applebees
0.80 mile(s) from Applebees, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, full service bar.
Minervas
Minervas, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Boating

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Lounge
  • Room service

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Guest laundromat
  • Express checkout
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Porters
  • FAX
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities

Room

  • Television with cable
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Microwave
  • Over sized rooms
  • Cribs available
  • Fire place
  • Sofa bed
  • Electronic door locks
  • Ironing board

Reviews

3.5 /5 Overall score

80% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.9/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.8/5
  • Location: 4.1/5
  • Value: 3.6/5

Family birthday

Would recommend Tue, Oct 6, 2015
We converged from two states to celebrate a 6-year old's birthday. The water park feature was perfect for the six children, parents, and grand parents. The only draw back was no breakfast included...the kids begged for a morning swim before checking out.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Awesome family trip

Would recommend Thu, Jun 4, 2015
Fun hotel. Great indoor waterpark. We enjoyed our stay. Fun city to visit.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

good location for sightseeing

Would recommend Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Our stay at the Best Western Was very good. Convenient location, a friendly, helpful staff and a great on premises restaurant. The room on the ground level had a sliding door to the outside right where our vehicle was parked. Very convenient.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Training

Would recommend Mon, Feb 9, 2015
In town for the LNI Tournament. close to shopping mall and places to eat.

| N/A Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

very disapointing

Would not recommend Mon, Jul 7, 2014
we chose this hotel because of the water park facility. Yes, the water park facility was fine but hotel itself was old. Besides, we asked a crib/pack n play for our little one when booking but we were told it's all gone at registration. the staffs were not friendly either. I'd choose other hotels in the area if I'm to suggest my friends who plan to visit Rapid city.

| Minneapolis MN Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Vacation

Would recommend Thu, Jul 3, 2014
Great location for visiting a lot of the great sites in the area. Great restaurant and there are lots of other places to eat or shop around the hotel if you wish. Convenient to I-90. Quiet comfortable rooms. Clean. Staff was helpful when needed. No problems at all. Will stay there again when in the area. Great water park for kids.

Attractions

Close to Mt. Rushmore. Just about a 20 mile drive. Close to Crazy Horse. There are number of other attractions on Highway 16 along the way to Mt. Rushmore but we did not stop at those.

| Kansas City, MO Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Very Comfortable Rooms

Would recommend Sun, Jun 22, 2014
This hotel was very nice. Rooms were spotless and guest ready. Had a great stay and will stay again.

| Rapid City SD Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Average motel.

Would recommend Tue, Jun 17, 2014
Did not make up our room one day, had to order clean towels.

Dining

Very good.

| Winnemucca, Nevada Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

RC

Would recommend Fri, Aug 23, 2013
We had a great stay here. Easy access to Mount Rushmore and the surrounding attractions. The waterpark was a great time for the whole family. Staff was friendly although it took two calls to front desk to resolve issues with tv remote.

| Minnesota Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

problems at Ramkota

Would not recommend Sun, Jul 7, 2013
I am glad that you are asking for our feedback because we had some problems with this hotel. I would say that a major problem was security. The hotel is located in a pretty insecure location. There are many rooms and several buildings. Twice upon returning to our room the door was not closed completely, anyone could have pushed the door open. The first time occurred when we checked into the hotel room--the door pushed open--not needing a key. The second time the door was left open all of our belongings were in the room--free for the taking--a laptop computer my husband uses for business purposes, personal clothing, possessions of all kinds. We were also told of a guest's car that had been broken into and completely cleaned out of all the guest's possessions. The manager was not available for our discussion. The employee who was available said she had no knowledge of any car being broken into in the parking lot. We were continually told that manager would be available for discussion--but they never were. I must say the last night I was there I slept with 1 eye open--not feeling very safe. We checked in Sunday June 30th. One employee was manning the desk, she was new and inexperienced, the line for checkin was long, and no one appeared to be helping her. I needed to do some laundry. There are only 2 laundry rooms--each with 1 washer and 1 dryer--for all the hotel's rooms--which are substantial in number. The soap machines were empty. The maintenance staff was very helpful in getting me started and finding a laundry room--as it was not in my building. By the time the clothes were dry I had spent $4.50 to wash and dry 1 load of clothing--which I thought was ridiculously overpriced. Again the manager was not available for comment or help. The room itself was clean except for the bathroom. I don't think the maid was interested in cleaning it, as she left the bottle of Tilex on the counter and the black mold in the shower. I was surprised that the shower would have that much mold as it takes time for it to get that thick. The small towels and wash clothes were also only supplied on one night of our 4 night stay. We checked out early. We have stayed at Best Western before (not at this location) and had a very positive stay. This hotel did not meet our expectations. The room key did not open the rear door of the building on the first try--or even the second--it usually took 3 or more tries. The hot breakfast usually supplied by Best Western was not supplied. The desk told us to get breakfast on our own as nothing would be provided. You should be aware that your competition is providing a much better hotel experience at about the same rates--as we stayed in a Hampton Inn for about the same price per night--with a much better result. I would love to revisit the Black Hills of South Dakota. But I would not revisit this hotel. It is large, spread out, not being managed appropriately--and frankly just not safe. Being so close to the freeway and located in a shopping mall--they should have some feeling as to the necessity of providing guest security. It is one thing to hear about a guest's car being broken into and cleaned out--but to find that your room has been left open--that is unacceptable. thank you Dr. Martin Professor of Accounting California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

| La Verne CA Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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