$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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mountain View, CA
Sep 22, 2009

Good hotel

It's very good. I paid only around $60. But this hotel has a great room and good pool etc.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Spyder #509
Business
Rochester, MN
Aug 25, 2009

Great Location Great Rooms

Great location with plenty to do with the HUGE water park. Easy to find and out of the main stream.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JBN
Business
Massachuestts
May 28, 2009

Not for the light sleepers.........

Staff was very friendly and the hotel itself is in a very convenient location but rooms leave something to be desired. Inasmuch as this is a waterpark hotel, there were lots of kids(and adults) running around and being noisy. There were also several dogs on our floor who occassionally barked. If you want a quieter hotel after a day of sightseeing in the area, you best look elsewhere.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Several chain type restaurants within a few exits (this LaQuinta is right off I-90, X-61. There is also a good size mall & Wal*MArt at X-59. Easy access to jump to all local attractions (Rushmore, Badlands, Crazy Horse, Black Hills, etc)

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sioux Falls
Oct 17, 2008

Excellent Value

The LaQuinta in Rapid City is a new facility located right off Interstate 90 in a very convenient location. The room was very nice with a desk, internet access, chair and plenty of room around the beds. Bathroom facilities looked new and clean. There is no restaurant in the facility, but there are good restaurants close by the names of which the staff were very willing to share with us. This was without a doubt the best quality hotel for the price of any that we have stayed in recently. I will definitely seek out a LaQuinta Inn on my next trip.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

There is a water park attached to this motel. It would be a big attraction for children.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Monroe
Sep 21, 2008

Great value for the price

The La Quinta Inn in Rapid City was a pleasant surprise. The personnel at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. Our room with two queen beds was large and well-furnished and very clean. The mattresses could not have been more comfortable in our opinion. A continental breakfast complete with waffles and the daily newspaper was a great way to start the day.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

There was a gas station/convenience store one block away. Great place to pick up some snacks/drinks or even postcards!

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Raleigh, NC
Sep 5, 2008

pleasant , but short stay

My son and I stayed at the La Quinta overnight arriving in very late from the airport. Enroute from the airport I became quite lost (Rapid City has rather poor road signage) The staff were very helpful and patient with me as I had to call several times on the road for fresh directions. When we arrived they were glad to see us and check in took only a moment, then we were off to our nice comfy pillowtop beds uptairs. In the morning, we had the best (and the busiest) hotel continental breakfast that I've ever seen of it's kind. There was the option of making fresh waffles, as well as all kinds of other choices to suit different tastes. My son loved his waffle and doughnut, and I had a yogurt, a couple of hard boiled eggs and fruit, as well as juice and coffee. Two ladies were there the whole time doing nothing but passionately refilling, clearing, cleaning and chatting warmly with the guests. We felt more like customers in a family restaurant than people taking advantage of a complimentary service in a large hotel. We were off to a great start in the Black Hills!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

My 11 year old son loved Bear Country USA on the way to Mt. Rushmore. He was thrilled to get up so close to bears.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jun 5, 2008

Very Comfortable Hotel

The La Quinta Inn & Suites In Rapid City, South Dakota was very comfortable, larger than expected, very clean, nice large bathroom also. There was construction on the road right outside the hotel, so it was a little difficult coming and going. The continental breakfast was very good.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
May 7, 2008

Spacious and Well Designed

La Quinta Rapid City was very spacious. There was good storage for clothes and suitcases. The writing desk was a pleasant surprise with an outlet and Cat5 connection right on the end for computer hookup. Wireless also worked fine in the room. A very nice motel.

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

Business

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 1, 2007

Very relaxing time a way from home

La Quinta Inn & Suites in Rapid City South Dakota was a very comfortable stay. The room was just the right size for four people not to feel crowded. The water park was fun it was a chance for my husband and I and our friends to relax in the hot tub and act like kids again on the water slides. Very easy to find right off the interstate.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Rushmore Mall is just a short drive away. Just get on the interstate heading west and its the next exit.

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Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Buffalo, NY
Nov 10, 2007

Extremly family friendly

This hotel has a huge waterpark inside and therefore is full of families with children. Although I was not with kids, this did not bother me at all. It was still quiet and very comfortable. For a family with young kids they would have a blast! The room was comfortable, there was lots of parking and it has excellent highway access. The only drawback was its location at the very edge of town which was not close to many amenities.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

We visited Mount Rushmore on a day trip from here and still had time to drive through Custer State Park which is beautiful. The hotel is right on the main road which joins the highway to Rushmore making it extremely covenient.

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