$59 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 14, 2014 Check-out: Oct 16, 2014

La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

3 stars
1416 North Elk Vale Rd, 1416 North Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
64 reviews
Excellent Staff very Helpful and friendly

Awesome the best omelets for breakfast and the bar was typical See full review

  • 1Son1
  • Nov 17, 2013
Very enjoyable experience

The staff very was helpful and polite, room was clean and made up with all needs met. The breakfast... See full review

  • Perry Gauthreaux
  • Apr 27, 2013
Part hotel, part water park -- a retreat on the east side of town
Got kids? La Quinta Inn and Suites Rapid City has the ultimate playground. Home to the largest indoor water park in the state, the hotel boasts 30,000 square feet of aquatic play space (fees apply). Parents can unwind at the on-site restaurant, Sliders Bar and Grill, where a 10-foot video wall plays the latest games and tiny burgers are a must. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an easy drive from here (27 miles), and guests can also motor to the other major attractions of the area, including Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park.
Highlights
  • Hotel connects to WaTiki Indoor Water Park, a 30,000-square-foot playground with water slides, a lazy float river and more
  • Sliders Bar and Grill, an on-site restaurant with a horseshoe-shaped bar and massive video wall
  • Guests enjoy free continental breakfast every morning
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a 27-mile drive away
Location
La Quinta Inn and Suites sits just off Interstate 90, about four miles east of downtown Rapid City. It is two miles from Rushmore Mall, and convenient to just about every attraction in the region, from Sioux Park (six miles) to Crazy Horse Memorial (40 miles).
Features
Accessible for a fee, the adjoining WaTiki Indoor Water Park draws families with a lazy float river, arcade, lounge and waterslides galore. All rooms and suites at the La Quinta Inn and Suites come with free Wi-Fi. The on-site fitness center has a treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bike and strength-training machine.
Dining
A 10-foot video wall makes the on-site Sliders Bar and Grill a popular hangout for sports fans. Popular menu items include gourmet pizzas and -- of course -- slider sandwiches. The La Quinta Inn and Suites serves free continental breakfast every morning: waffles, hot and cold cereals, pastries, fruit and more.
Transportation
  • Rapid City Regional Airport (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Airport shuttle service available to hotel guests (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Rushmore Civic Center (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Sioux Park (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Bear Country U.S.A. (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Reptile Gardens (15 mi/24.1 km)
  • Custer State Park (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (27 mi/43.5 km)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (40 mi/64.4 km)
Business
  • Business center, three meeting rooms and 2,475 square feet of event space

Hotel Map

44.0996 -103.149
Nearby airports
Rapid City Regional Airport, (RAP), 6.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Suburban

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Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5

La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City Rooms

Deluxe
King Room Non-Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with king bed, recliner, oversized work area and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Deluxe
King Room Non Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with king bed, oversized desk and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Standard
Two Full Non Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with two full beds, oversized desk and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Standard
Two Queen-Bedded Room, Non-Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with two queen beds, oversized desk and two dataport phones with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Suite
King Suite Non-Smoking Relaxing and comfortable two room suite with king bed, sofa sleeper in living area, oversized work area and two dataport phones with voice mail and free local calls.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Game room
Jogging track
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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 (64)

Ratings and reviews for La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
64 out of 64
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BossHossZZ4
ND
Jan 1, 2013

Hotel OK, water park Great!

We Stayed here one night (Dec. 30). After trying twice to make a reservation directly, (once we got cut off, and the second time put on hold for over 6 minutes, and then I hung up) I booked it online. Location is right off of I-90. Check in went OK, fairly smooth. Room was clean, had 2 fridges??, beds ok, TV had good channel selction, but somewhat bad reception. This hotel is attached to the waterpark next door, which I guess it shares with another hotel. Most of the evening and early in the morning it sounds like a herd of buffalo is loose in the building. Kids running back and forth up and down the hallways and in the rooms. If you can live with it, you probably won't mind staying here. I figured the waterpark was included in the price of the hotel. Wrong. Add $7/person. Ok so I dealt with it. The best part (and only??) of staying here is the water park. It has a small lazy river, a good area for the smaller kids, and 3 big slides. The yellow one is not much fun, the green one is very fun, 1 or 2 people on a tube and includs a dark tunnel area. The real fun is the red and white slide. Again 1 or 2 people on a tube, but you start out on the slide, get shot into a big bowl, go round and round and then down thru the center into another slide and finally into the pool. I think I walked up all 70 steps 12 or 13 times to ride these slides and never got sick of them. My teenage son and wife loved it as did I. The bottom line here is simple: if you have kids or are a kid at heart you will like it here, if not probably stay somewhere else.

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

4
5.01.0
cwef
Tioga, ND
Dec 19, 2012

Great room for price.

Very nice and clean. Great value and nice hotel for price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JMKY
Crestview, FL
Oct 23, 2012

Happy Waterpark Experience

Remember the hotel is attached to a waterpark so expect to see alot of happy wet fast moving children. Swimsuits are no problem. The restaruant that is attached is swimmer friendly but still has a nice atmosphere. the food was good. We were able to all sit back and enjoy a nice adult drink and watch the kids have fun.

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

Close to Cabela's, Sheilds, and Gordman's,

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Palatin
Twin Cities
Oct 7, 2012

Better than average for the price.

The hotel is not located in the best area if you want to eat someplace else besides the hotel. The room was nice and clean. Unfortunatly there was some distracting noise, that I mentioned and they did not even send someone to check it out.

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

Nice Happy Hour.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ian P
Billings, MT
Aug 8, 2012

Not a bad hotel, but Rapid City is overpriced for rooms

This hotel wasn't bad, but every rating on the scale is lower to me because of the price. When I pay almost $200 a night for a room, I think it is reasonable to expect more. This was a $75 a night experience. There wasn't anything wrong with the room, and we had a good time, but these prices are unreasonable. The attached (unaffiliated) restaurant was a joke, and I would not eat there again. My wife ordered a $24 steak and they did not even have a steak knife in the restaurant! Anyway, the staff was very good, but otherwise this hotel was average at best- but at a price where you would expect more. This is definitely a family hotel. It is also disappointing that there is no discount at the water park for guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

If you eat here, don't get suckered in to spending more. The service is bad, and they try to pass the place off for more than it is. Just go to Applebees and get the same thing for less.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dpg Nag
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Apr 8, 2012

Good location for us.

Easy location for Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer park. They allow pets in some rooms so I would ask next time for a non-pet room because of family allergies, but the room was very clean. The connected water park was a big hit with the kids, of course. Breakfast was ok. All carbs, except for hard boiled eggs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lea T.
Business
Oregon, USA
Dec 30, 2011

Dirty, Noisy and Old

The hotel is run down. It is very noisy and not clean. It sounded like there were old water pipes in the walls that made a loud pump/humming sound and the walls are so thin you can hear your neighbors. I will never stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The restaurants in front of the mall are very good.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Wyoming
May 14, 2011

Best Hotel Ever Stayed!

Breakfast was excellent! rooms were cozy and great for the price, staff was helpful and area was nice! overall great place to stay and def will be staying there each time i return!

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

Several great restaurants around time near lacrosse st!

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Des Moines
Mar 23, 2011

Super off-season price

If you want to enjoy the Black Hills in the off-season and save some money, this is a great jumping off point.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Easy Interstate on-off location.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
South Dakota
Feb 21, 2011

TOO many people, TOO few staff!

Pool is super cool, but there were SOOO many people it was hard to enjoy. Grossly understaffed. Hotel is not that clean. We were not aware that they accept pets. Continental breakfast was very slim. Do not go here to relax!

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