$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 12, 2014

Grand Gateway Hotel

3 stars
1721 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
125 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

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.

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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

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 (125)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Gateway Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
125 out of 125
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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Jul 12, 2011

Bad Hotel Experience

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. The photo on the webpage is not at all like the hotel. The hotel with its dark wood is reminiscent of something out of the 1970s. An unauthorized person was allowed to attempt to come into our room unescorted by hotel staff. Luckily, my wife and I were in the room at the time--who knows what could have been stolen otherwise. The staff was, in my opinion, less than concerned about the incident. Additionally, the room smelled like urine. While checking out of the hotel, the concierge didn't even bother to ask how our stay was. He acted as if he knew the hotel was sub-par as well. The hotel is outdated and not worth the money. Overall, a bad experience.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Jul 12, 2011

Bad Hotel Experience

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. The photo on the webpage is not at all like the hotel. The hotel with its dark wood is reminiscent of something out of the 1970s. An unauthorized person was allowed to attempt to come into our room unescorted by hotel staff. Luckily, my wife and I were in the room at the time--who knows what could have been stolen otherwise. The staff was, in my opinion, less than concerned about the incident. Additionally, the room smelled like urine. While checking out of the hotel, the concierge didn't even bother to ask how our stay was. He acted as if he knew the hotel was sub-par as well. The hotel is outdated and not worth the money. Overall, a bad experience.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
dbier
New Jersey
Jul 10, 2011

Needs something

Went to Black Hills,Rushmore,Devils Tower. Surrounding area was great. Although the hotel needed some things. Simple things Something to write with in the room. Trash cans outside by exits. upgrade cable no pay channels just regular cable.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
dbier
New Jersey
Jul 10, 2011

Needs something

Went to Black Hills,Rushmore,Devils Tower. Surrounding area was great. Although the hotel needed some things. Simple things Something to write with in the room. Trash cans outside by exits. upgrade cable no pay channels just regular cable.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
denver, co
Jun 30, 2011

Maybe not so grand

A nice room, but not worth the money. The exit door, next to our room slammed well into the night on every entrance & exit.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
denver, co
Jun 30, 2011

Maybe not so grand

A nice room, but not worth the money. The exit door, next to our room slammed well into the night on every entrance & exit.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Billings, MT
Jun 22, 2011

Alright

The hotel was very easy to find and had great access to a gas station and a resturant. The pool area was clean & bright, and the water slide was pretty fun. However, there wasn't much of an area where toddlers could play, and the room was pretty dark, and the electronics were dated. Because it had a resturant attached, they did not have a free breakfast, which sucked. For the price, the season, and location, it was about right, tho for about $20 more, you could stay at a newer, better place. The staff was friendly & helpful.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Billings, MT
Jun 22, 2011

Alright

The hotel was very easy to find and had great access to a gas station and a resturant. The pool area was clean & bright, and the water slide was pretty fun. However, there wasn't much of an area where toddlers could play, and the room was pretty dark, and the electronics were dated. Because it had a resturant attached, they did not have a free breakfast, which sucked. For the price, the season, and location, it was about right, tho for about $20 more, you could stay at a newer, better place. The staff was friendly & helpful.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 20, 2011

Very Nice

Very nice rooms, and location. I did bother me that the hotel was advertised as having an airport shuttle. When I arrived I called the hotel for pickup and was told it only runs during "the season." I asked why they state they have a shuttle, and don't explain this fact that it isn't always available. No answer for that. The taxi ended up being $35 each way, or, the amount extra that I would have paid in another option in town that is nicer, and has a shuttle. I didn't like the false adverstising...

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

Business

Review of Grand Gateway Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 20, 2011

Very Nice

Very nice rooms, and location. I did bother me that the hotel was advertised as having an airport shuttle. When I arrived I called the hotel for pickup and was told it only runs during "the season." I asked why they state they have a shuttle, and don't explain this fact that it isn't always available. No answer for that. The taxi ended up being $35 each way, or, the amount extra that I would have paid in another option in town that is nicer, and has a shuttle. I didn't like the false adverstising...

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

Business

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