$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 18, 2014 Check-out: Aug 19, 2014

Grand Gateway Hotel

3 stars
1721 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
127 reviews
Mt Rushmore vacation

Hotel was great. But the bed had big dip in it. That was our only comcomplaint See full review

  • michael biggs
  • Jul 6, 2014
A night away from home

Awesome! I would stay here any time! The hotel is very charming/ See full review

  • Travel 2 anywhere
  • May 13, 2014
Friendly staff, all-hours food and a giant waterslide
Half a mile from Rushmore Mall, the Grand Gateway Hotel lures guests with its elaborate indoor pool area and all-hours dining. Rooms feature thoughtful details like allergy-free pillows and windows that open and close. Four national parks and monuments lie within a 90-minute drive -- Badlands, Wind Cave, Mount Rushmore and Jewel Cave -- and the Black Hills National Forest begins less than 10 miles to the west.
Highlights
  • Convenient to major area attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park
  • Indoor pool area includes a hot tub, arcade, pool tables and 130-foot waterslide
  • On-site Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery serves a full menu and is open at all hours
Location
Grand Gateway Hotel sits just off Interstate 90, a few miles from downtown and a half mile from Rushmore Mall. Mount Rushmore is about a 40-minute drive from here, and the hotel is also convenient to the other major attractions of the region.
Rooms
Starting at 365 square feet, the rooms at Grand Gateway Hotel deliver standard amenities (free Wi-Fi, work desks, laptop-accommodating safes) with a touch of elegance (handsome wood headboards, one-off table lamps). The superior and deluxe rooms have sitting areas, and suites come with separate dining and living space.
Dining
The on-site restaurant, Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, serves a full menu 24 hours a day, but is best known for its breakfast offerings: the "secret recipe" buttermilk pancakes are a huge hit, and the three-egg omelets earn high marks too. Also located at the Grand Gateway Hotel, Cheers Sports Lounge and Casino serves the full Perkins menu and draws a mix of sports fans and entertainment-seekers.
Recreation
Kids gravitate to the indoor pool area, which features a 130-foot waterslide, hot tub, arcade and pool tables. Grand Gateway Hotel guests can order food from Perkins here and eat poolside. The hotel also has a fitness center with free weights and basic cardiovascular equipment.
Transportation
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Rapid City Regional Airport (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
Attractions
  • Rushmore Mall (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (19.9 mi/32 km)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (28.2 mi/45.4 km)
  • Custer State Park (28.3 mi/45.6 km)
  • Historic Deadwood (32.1 mi/51.7 km)
  • Wind Cave National Park (39.1 mi/62.9 km)
  • Jewel Cave National Monument (40.3 mi/64.8 km)
  • Badlands National Park (46.5 mi/74.9 km)
Business
  • Public computer and copy and fax services are available in the lobby (inquire at the front desk)
  • Meeting and banquet rooms can accommodate up to 300 guests

Grand Gateway Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - QUEEN
2 Queen Beds. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary. Television - Cable service. Premium TV channel(s). HBO. Telephone. Free local calls. Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Blackout drapes/curtains. Air conditioning. Non-smoking rooms only.
STANDARD - KING
1 king bed. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). In-room safe. Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary. Television - Cable service. Premium TV channel(s). HBO. Telephone. Free local calls. Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Blackout drapes/curtains. Air conditioning. Non-smoking rooms only.
SUPERIOR - QUEEN
2 queen beds. Located on floors 2-4. Sitting area. Desk. Complimentary wireless Internet access. TV with HBO. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe
SUPERIOR - KING
1 king bed. Located on floors 2-4. Sitting area. Desk. Complimentary wireless Internet access. TV with HBO. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe.
DELUXE - QUEEN
2 queen beds. Top Floor with Mountain view. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). In-room safe. Wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary). Cable television service. Premium television channel(s). HBO. Phone. Free local calls. Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Blackout drapes/curtains. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.
DELUXE - KING
1 king bed. Mountain view. Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). In-room safe. Wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary). Cable television service. Premium television channel(s). HBO. Phone. Free local calls. Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Blackout drapes/curtains. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.
DELUXE - SUITE
1 king bed. Mountain view. Separate Dining and Living Room, Desk. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). In-room safe. Wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary). Cable television service. Premium television channel(s). HBO. Phone. Free local calls. Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Blackout drapes/curtains. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

44.1056 -103.2035
Area served
Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Gillette, Wall, Lead, Deadwood, Hill City, Keystone, Custer, Hot Springs, Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, Elsworth AFB.
Nearby airports
Rapid City Regional Airport.
Area description
The Grand Gateway Hotel's central location, state of the art equipment, and spaces able to handle up to 300 people make it the perfect place to host your convention, conference or meeting.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Grand Ballroom A-D Salon Meeting Rooms Board Room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
Check-out:
1100

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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Guest Reviews (127)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Gateway Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BthiabLis
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 11, 2014

great experience

This place is great. Our room was clean and welcoming.The Perkins restaurant attached to the hotel was very convenient to access if you need to get food and don't want to drive anywhere. The food at Perkins was great also. Overall, we had a great time and wonderful stay at this place. Will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carter Bug
Bloomfield, Nebraska
Jul 11, 2014

Great family hotel

Overall the Grand Gateway fulfilled our family vacation needs. It was in a great location in Rapid City and had easy access to plenty of attractions around the Black Hills. My kids (ages 3 & 6) really enjoyed the pool. My oldest especially loved the slide! It was also convenient to have Perkins right there in the morning for breakfast. The only really negative aspect was that the walls were way too thin. We could hear everything our neighbors were saying!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of places to eat by Rushmore Mall or down Lacrosse St.

Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Blackhills Adventure
Minnesota
Jul 7, 2014

Blackhills

The rooms have poor ventilation. The humidity in the room caused the sheets and our clothes to feel damp. The humidity is also trapped in the carpet causing a terrible mildew odor in the room. Each day we left In the morning the window was open to dry out the room. Upon returning we discovered the maids closed the window thus trapping the humidity once again! Overall the rooms comfort was terrible due to the humidity level.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Deadwood!

Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twinsway
Minneapolis
Jul 7, 2014

Nice location

Indoor slide is good but crowded. And overall amenities are good. pretty close to RushMore Mall and Restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
michael biggs
mesquite tx
Jul 6, 2014

Mt Rushmore vacation

Hotel was great. But the bed had big dip in it. That was our only comcomplaint

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Great location for Mt Rushmore tour

Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JSlacker
SD
Jun 27, 2014

Expected more

Expected more based on the pics, ratings and review. Not that it was awful, but smelled a little like smoke, and although the pool area wasn't that great, it had a waterside the kids enjoyed. Has a dive bar in it too, which seemed kinda odd.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CelinaFelton
Powell, WY
Jun 23, 2014

Wedding week

My bridesmaids and I rented the hotel from a Wednesday to Sunday which worked out great it was close to the mall and close to other locations that all of us wanted to do. There is only a role bed which they do state, it is not a rollout bed it's just pillows and a bed mattress rolled up. Besides that everything else was great from this hotel. Will definitely stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2 Old Guys
South Dakota
May 31, 2014

Road Trip

Enjoyed our stay. Wish they's had a guest laundry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travel 2 anywhere
Newcastle, WY
May 13, 2014

A night away from home

Awesome! I would stay here any time! The hotel is very charming/

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kevck04
Business
Pine Ridge SD
May 5, 2014

Great place to stay with a few exceptions

Appreciate the value and location of the Grand Gateway hotel. The staff is great and my only negative was I requested a late checkout but was denied because of a floor of rooms being closed. Other than this, it's a great place with great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Located right off I90 and close to Rushmore Mall!

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