$49 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 7, 2014 Check-out: Dec 8, 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
spacious, comfortable room close to airport

Large room with lots of counter space in bathroom. Water park for the kids with water slide that... See full review

  • SSchaf4
  • Sep 13, 2014
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

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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

4
5.01.0
4th October
Business
Minnesota
Oct 9, 2010

Week of the 4th

Very pleasant and helpful staff.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Could drive to most attractions from here without being in town where congestion is.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South Dakota
Jul 9, 2010

Not as expected!

Our stay at La Quinta Inn and suites was not what we expected. On arrival at check in they told us we couldn't check in until 3pm when our receipt said 1pm. Also we were upset the indoor water park was not complimentary like most Hotels offer, we ended up paying over $50.00 to use the pool, and pool pass was only good for one day. Also the maid service wasn't that good, they hardly brought fresh towels and set the beds. The Hotel did have a great location and the continental breakfast was nice. The staff at the front desk was not that friendly. Also the Hotel did smell of chlorine from the pool. Definitely would not stay again even though the water park was a lot of fun but expensive.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

La Quinta Inn does have a good location, very close to all the attractions in South Dakota.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bowman Bum
Business
Bowman ND
Jun 27, 2010

Water Park was Fun

In the morning our water for showering was not very hot. The second shower was cold. The rooms could have been cleanier also.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The water slide park was the best reason for staying at this motel.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Harry the Spontaneous traveler
Business
Bellevue, NE
Jun 15, 2010

Not the best hotel for the price

Did not like the idea of spending 14.95 per person for waterpark. No pool for adults. We went to Mt. Rushmore. Many hotels around Keystone were cheaper and nicer. Keystone is a much better location for Mt. Rushmore and Custer National Park.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tracy mom
Business
Denver
Jun 11, 2010

Pool not included price. Extra charge.

to many extra charges.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
denver
Jun 6, 2010

water park

good

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

on site water park

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
jacksonville, fl
May 29, 2010

Iowa

vacation

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
or
May 18, 2010

clean room

The room is clean, service is good. However, since the hotel is connected to a water-park, the smell of chlorine is literally everywhere! We also had a little accident in the bathroom. The bath tub is so slippery that it's extremely easy to slip and fall, especially with soap on. My husband has actually fell backward and hurt his back. He was still lucky as it could have been a very serious accident. The hotel does provide bath tub mat that would have helped. However, it would be nice if they also leave a note to warn us of the slippery bath tub.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago
May 14, 2010

La Quinta Inn AND Suites Rapid City

Good location, and breakfast. Typical budget chain hotel. Very clean. Great working desk, and free wireless.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa Family Travel Planner
Business
Minnesota
May 9, 2010

nice place but walls are thin

The use of the huge waterpark is an additinal fee for each person--this was not clear when reservations were made. Breakfast had waffles and toast/bagels/cereal but no eggs or meat. There were noisy young kids next to us and we heard them bright and early in the morning as well as their TV.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Custer State Park was a fun drive through the wildlife loop as we saw mountain sheep, bison, antelope, and deer all very close to the road.

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