Grand Gateway Hotel

3 stars
1721 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
102 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

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 (102)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Gateway Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tgray
Business
Orange, CA, USA
Oct 22, 2014

No shuttle

The hotel was nice but they advertised that they had a shuttle and they didn't. I paid as much for transportation to and from the airport as I paid for the room. I wouldn't have chosen this hotel if I knew there was no shuttle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uptight laidback kayaker
Business
Seattle, Washington
Oct 14, 2014

Overnight stop

Excellent value and friendly atmosphere. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uptight laidback kayaker
Business
Seattle, Washington
Oct 13, 2014

Overnight stop on road trip

Would recommend for anyone needing a room for a night or longer. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Was very satisfied and the price was more than reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shadewyse
Business
New Orleans
Oct 4, 2014

Black hills jump off

This hotel is very nice. It ha an old elegant look to it without feeling old. Great staff and it is very close to the highway and central to a lot of the big sites in the area.

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

Business

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shars
Business
Rapid city, South Dakota
Sep 29, 2014

average traveler

The Hotel was nice. I don't have any complaints about the amenities, but it was the first time that having paid in advance. the hotel double charged us at check-in even though they had all my prepayment information.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lovelyfunjen
Business
Rapid City
Sep 3, 2014

Perfect little getaway!

I will be back. There is a bar and restaurant on site and my daughter loved the waterslide and pool. The staff was exemplary from the front desk staff, (including Cheryl, the manager) to the bar staff and of course the maids. Its a very good location as well. There is a 24 hour convenience store and restaurant adjacent to the property and several stores and a mall within walking distance. I will be returning.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

There is a Perkins attached to the hotel, but I recommend dining at Cheers, the onsite bar. They will place your order and your food will be delivered to you from Perkins. I had a much more pleasurable experience.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Audrey74
Business
NYC
Aug 9, 2014

Nice family expérience

My family enjoyed the hotel and all the amenities. It is not too far from the town and mall and the area is pretty nice. Kids enjoyed the awesome swimming pool!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Zmariks noodle

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KKGJD
Business
Denver colo
Aug 6, 2014

Family Vacation

The kids loved the pool rooms were very clean staff were friendly many good restaurants around

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harahan Yat
Business
New Orleans, LA
Aug 4, 2014

Good night's sleep

After a full day of driving and touring the Mt Rushmore/Crazy Horse area, it was wonderful to revive at this hotel. They offered a full breakfast in the morning; the beds were super comfortable, and the location was right off the main highway.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

A surprise was finding the 130' long water slide inside of the hotel at the pool.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vullo
Business
Elk Grove Village, IL
Aug 1, 2014

Satisfied

The hotel was very nice. The only complaint I had about the entire visit there was the AC unit was blowing directly onto my head in the bed close to the unit and I had to make a wall with my blanket and pillows to block it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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