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Howard Johnson Rapid City

2 stars
950 North Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
65 reviews
Our vacation experienc in SD

It was a perfect vacation experience- it was centrally located to all of our areas of interest. we... See full review

  • Ena2412
  • Oct 19, 2013
very enjoyable,lovely hotel

brill hotel,would use again,the staff were excellent,the free wine and beer was a bonus,so saved on... See full review

  • bamisami
  • Oct 18, 2013
Oversized digs and breakfast on the house, half a mile from downtown
Built in 2002, Howard Johnson Rapid City draws guests with oversized rooms and suites and a convenient address. The family-owned hotel sits within walking distance of downtown and the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, and within an easy drive of Black Hills attractions like Mount Rushmore and Historic Deadwood. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, and other on-site perks include an indoor pool with two hot tubs, weeknight wine and beer receptions, and a free continental breakfast featuring warm extras like Belgian waffles and breakfast sandwiches.
Highlights
  • Walking distance to downtown and the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
  • Indoor pool and two hot tubs
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast includes warm treats like Belgian waffles and hot pocket breakfast sandwiches
Location
Howard Johnson Rapid City stands adjacent to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and about a half-mile walk from shops, businesses and restaurants (choose from Firehouse Brewing Company, Delmonico Grill and more) of downtown Rapid City.
Rooms
The 97 rooms and suites of the Howard Johnson Rapid City deserve their reputation for extra space. Expect plenty of room and standard amenities like free Wi-Fi and expanded cable. One- and two-room suites are available, and the three "themed" suites are a big hit. Cowboy, African, or Country?
Features
The hotel serves free deluxe continental breakfast daily, including warm items like Belgian waffles and hot pocket breakfast sandwiches. Howard Johnson Rapid City treats guests to free wine, beer and popcorn between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Guests can use the on-site indoor pool and hot tubs, and there is also a fitness center. Howard Johnson Rapid City is a AAA Triple Diamond Hotel.
Transportation
  • Rapid City Regional Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
Attractions
  • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Journey Museum (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Rushmore Mall (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Storybook Island (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Reptile Gardens (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
  • Bear Country U.S.A. (13.8 mi/22.2 km)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (18.5 mi/29.8 km)
  • Custer State Park (20.2 mi/32.5 km)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (38.4 mi/61.8 km)
  • Badlands National Park (43.3 mi/69.7 km)
Business
  • Four meeting rooms on site
  • Howard Johnson Rapid City can host events for groups of up to 275 people

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Rapid City

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Comfortamust
Business
Houston,TX
Dec 1, 2014

location is a great plus

It was a straight shot from the airport (with one curve to the right at the end to the hotel off the feeder). No restaurants within walking distance but i could see walking to downtown in the summer days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown rapid city in the winter, short walk in the summer. Close to Mt Rushmore drive (straight shot).

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
luckysonofa
Business
Indiana
Oct 4, 2014

Mt. Rushmore

I've stayed at this hotel before on countless business trips to Rapid City visiting customers. It has a great location to my customers as well as the downtown area, for restaurants, etc. It offers good value, clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, nice breakfast options, and a beer and wine happy hour in the evening. I will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Boss Harvey
Business
Woodland Hills, CA
Aug 27, 2014

Better than average

Great staff, good facility, well located, Full, free breakfast, but no restaurant. well located for visits to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Air and Space museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base, and even Devil's Tower, Wyoming.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Excellent Italian Restaurant (Botticelli's) close by.

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
coxie
Business
fort worth, tx
Mar 17, 2014

vacation

Clean hotel, bed was very comfortable. . Need better selections on breakfast items

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dart buster
Business
Kimball sd
Feb 24, 2014

Dart weekend

The beds were super hard and the pillows were so flat u really need three to make one. Other the that the hotel was okay. The breakfast left something to be desired

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ena2412
Business
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Oct 19, 2013

Our vacation experienc in SD

It was a perfect vacation experience- it was centrally located to all of our areas of interest. we would love to do it again soon, the staf was outstanding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of things to do & see within an hour drive.

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bamisami
Business
north wales
Oct 18, 2013

very enjoyable,lovely hotel

brill hotel,would use again,the staff were excellent,the free wine and beer was a bonus,so saved on money there,nice pool,and hot tubs,free internet,big room,nice clean beds,what more could you ask for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CJCBona
Business
South Jordan
Jul 21, 2013

Great place to stay

The room smelled so good. Everything was clean and fresh. They provided a great breakfast. I was impressed with the Howard Johnson in Rapid City.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flying Wedge
Business
Whiehall, PA
Jun 1, 2013

Great spacious room and good staff.

Good breakfast with lots of choices! Very helpful,employees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go see: Ellsworth Air Force Base. Free admission and free van tour. SD Mining & Geological museum, free admission. Lots of pre historical displays.

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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Game Playing Grandma
Business
Olympia, WA
May 30, 2013

Black Hills Affordable Get Away

This is a new hotel (in name at least). You need a car to get places as there were no restaurants nearby. Room was large with a sofa and king bed. The room was very clean. Breakfasts were very good. Everyone was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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