Very nice family hotel. Love the location. Indoor water park attached to the hotel was very nice.... See full review
Jimbo Family man
Aug 6, 2012
We had a great stay here. Easy access to Mount Rushmore and the surrounding attractions. The... See full review
Aug 23, 2013
Family-friendly, business-savvy, and utterly convenient (just off I-90)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapid City Regional Airport (8.4 mi/13.6 km)
Free shuttle service to the airport and points around town
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)
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
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0.70 mile(s) from Golden Corral, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Huge buffets - fresh food served throughout the day.
Minervas, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
3.00 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
Across the street from TGIF, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
0.80 mile(s) from Applebees, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Full service bar.
Across the street from Perkin's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours. On site bakery.
Across the street from Texas Roadhouse, full service, American, open for: dinner
0.50 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
0.40 mile(s) from Millstone, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, great home style cooking.
0.60 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Wine and beer available.
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.
Went traveling in the Black Hills to visit various attractions.
The Hotel, Best Western Ramkota, is really a large layout that is 2 stories. There are no elevators in the complex which means all of the retired old people have to climb the stairs
with their heavy luggage. There is a fine restaurant and bar on the premises but offer no continental breakfast but that have breakfast in the restaurant.
There was no refrigerator or safe in the room and it was a hike to the pool and workout area.
They have a convention center that is extensive and is in use every day so parking in the daytime is reduced.
The staff is friendly and helpful but the front desk is handleing guests and phones at the same time.
The rooms are comfortable but I saw a number of older patrons and some heavier patrons struggeling with the stair climb, only one story but they had problems still.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone who visits the area.
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Review of BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
Jul 17, 2012
Back after 30 years
I was visiting Rapid City for the first time in 30 years. This hotel was within walking distance to the Mall which was a plus, next to the highway and the water park was a big hit for the grand kids.