$36 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 4, 2015 Check-out: Oct 7, 2015

Travelodge Rapid City

3 stars
View map of 2505 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
13 reviews
very nice stay

wasn't informed ahead about $20 a day fee for pet but was nice enough to compromise to $10 a night. See full review

  • Mark C.
  • Aug 30, 2015
Fantastic service and cleanliness

Great stay, very helpful staff, immaculate lobby and rooms. Attention to detail in cleaning the... See full review

  • Rob
  • Jul 28, 2015

About three blocks from Rapid City Regional Hospital and 20 minutes from Mount Rushmore, Travelodge Rapid City caters to hospital visitors and sightseers alike. Guests can help themselves to fresh soup and cookies in the lobby every afternoon, and a number of restaurants lie within walking distance. All of the rooms underwent renovations and about half of them have outdoor balconies. Bonus: During warmer months, guests can use the outdoor pool and hot tub.

Location

Travelodge Rapid City sits on the south side of Rapid City, about a mile from downtown and less than three blocks from Rapid City Regional Hospital. Black Hills National Forest is about six miles away.

Rooms

All rooms have been renovated and feature complimentary Wi-Fi and cable satellite television with free HBO. Some come with microwaves and refrigerators, and about half have outdoor balconies. Travelodge Rapid City also has three suites: one with a Jacuzzi and the others with two bedrooms each.

Property features

Travelodge Rapid City puts out a free continental breakfast spread with hot perks like Belgian waffles and biscuits and gravy. Guests can also dine next door at Colonial House Restaurant and Bar, which serves American-style fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Every afternoon the hotel treats guests to fresh soup in the lobby -- chicken enchilada, say, or vegetable beef -- along with just-baked cookies. Travelodge Rapid City courtyard has an outdoor pool and hot tub (seasonal).

Highlights
  • Conveniently located, close to Rapid City Regional Hospital and 20 minutes from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Free continental breakfast includes Belgian waffles and biscuits and gravy
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub (seasonal)
Nearby attractions
  • Reptile Gardens (5 mi/8 km)
  • Story Book Island (5 mi/8 km)
  • Black Hills National Forest (5 mi/8 km)
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Sitting Bull Crystal Cave (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Pactola Lake (20 mi/32.2 km)
  • Mount Rushmore (22 mi/35.4 km)
  • Black Hills Central Railroad (22 mi/35.4 km)
  • Parade of Presidents Wax Museum (22 mi/35.4 km)
  • Rushmore Cave (24 mi/38.6 km)
Business
  • A 24-hour business center in the lobby with a computer and printer
  • Complimentary fax and copy services available (inquire at the front desk)
Transportation
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Rapid City Regional Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Free one-way shuttle service from the airport to the hotel
  • Free shuttle to Rapid City Regional Hospital and other nearby medical facilities

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
In-Room Safe
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge Rapid City

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.4

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark C.
Couples
N/A
Aug 30, 2015

very nice stay

wasn't informed ahead about $20 a day fee for pet but was nice enough to compromise to $10 a night.

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

Couples

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wajan
Couples
fMitchell
Aug 17, 2015

We've had better experiences.

Room was not ready at 3 PM when we got there . Stool plugged up and we had to go get a plunger at about 11. Air-conditioner was quite noisy. Coffee was always running out at the breakfast buffet.

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

Couples

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willy
Couples
N/A
Aug 3, 2015

Get a way for two.

We saw Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower and Sturgis.Hotel was a perfect location but construction in the area made it hard to see and traffic was backed up at times. Our room could have a refrigerator and microwave.Ice machine was far from our room too.

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

Couples

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bob
Couples
N/A
Jul 31, 2015

Not Impressed

The online hotel information and photos are not representative of the actual facility. The facility is old and reminiscent of the old time roadside motels however, the room was clean and in reasonable repair. The Wifi was totally inadequate and essentially not usable. I raised this issue with the desk and they were aware that the Wifi survice is Inadequate. If so, then why advertise the service. The breakfast was very minimal and not at the level advertised by the online hotel site. There was no fruit or juice nor some of the hot items suggested on there site. Also, the breakfast bar was not attended by staff the days we were there. In fact, we had to go to the desk on one occasion to request milk for our cereal as well as additional coffee. Finally, the exterior of the building in which we stayed was spray painted with primer during our stay. The windows were taped off with paper and we're still this way when we checked out. Honestly, I was floored that we were not moved to another room during this work.

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

Couples

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rob
Single
N/A
Jul 28, 2015

Fantastic service and cleanliness

Great stay, very helpful staff, immaculate lobby and rooms. Attention to detail in cleaning the rooms. Great stay

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

Single

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hacksaw 82
Family
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Good hotel

We where a little afraid to try a Travelodge but where pleasantly pleased. Rooms where nice, great pool. Would try a Travelodge again.

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

Family

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Philip H.
Family
Carlinville
Jul 15, 2015

Not impressed with room

The good thing about the room was it was clean. The room felt a little small. The bathroom door was hard to close & there wasn't a exhaust fan in it. The air conditioner was in the side room where the sink was. The air coming out of it was hitting the wall next to the doorway going to the main room. We had to keep it set to the coldest setting to keep the main room cool, but at times it still wasn't good enough. Don't count on the breakfast to be sufficient unless you like cereal and toast. There was a great restaurant next to the hotel that had a good breakfast. The hotel has four different buildings and we were in building C, room 199. The rooms in the other buildings might have been laid out better, so if you avoid that area of the hotel you might have better luck. In another positive note, the location was good.

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

Family

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christopher S.
Business
Baton Rouge
Jul 14, 2015

business

Overall good quality. One set back is the road construction at this time

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

Business

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ChromeToaster
Family
Aurora
Jul 13, 2015

Hotel & Location Are Both Rundown

The hotel is located right off a main street where road work is being done. You practically need a 4x4 to get to the hotel if it's raining, which it did the whole time during my stay. The wifi is terrible, continental breakfast consisted of coffee and a choice between sugary breakfast cereals/pastries, and the rooms are tiny and falling apart. The best thing this hotel has going for it is the restaurant across the parking lot.

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

Family

Review of Travelodge Rapid City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark H.
Family
Bellevue
Jun 29, 2015

Family Trip

The room was clean and comfortable. It was cleaned well each day. The location was good on the highway to Rushmore and many other attractions so the city traffic didn't make a difference. The breakfast was cereal and muffins but there is a very good restaurant next door that's good for any meal.

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

Family

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