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Rapid City hotels

Originally a mining town, South Dakota's Rapid City has evolved into a research, shopping and cultural Mecca. Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills are grace notes for anyone staying at a hotel in Rapid City. Those seeking budget Rapid City hotels can check in at the Super 8, while the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features moderately-priced accommodations for hotels in Rapid City. Journey Museum and Dahl Arts Center are easily accessible from hotels Rapid City.

Rapid City Quick Picks and Tips


The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo take place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, near hotels in Rapid City.


Pay bargain prices for Saigon's Thai curry shrimp that keeps visitors coming back for more. The Firehouse Brewing Company is a converted old, haunted firehouse with an out-of-this-world shepherd's pie.

Major Point of Interest

The South Dakota Air and Space Museum features Rapid City's history of missiles, silos and air bases. Visitors with rooms in a Rapid City hotel can also see a deactivated silo.


Jewelry collectors with accommodations in Rapid City hotels will be thrilled by Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold store, while chocolate aficionados will moan in ecstasy over Mostly Chocolates' fudge and truffles.


Sports fans can witness some of the best amateur games around as they watch junior athletes compete in the Rapid City Post 22 American Baseball legion, the Rapid City Rush CHL Hockey league, and the Rushmore Hockey Association, which features the award-winning Rushmore Thunder kids' hockey league.

Recently Rated Rapid City Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Foothills Inn
3.5 / 5
81 reviews
2 stars $29
MainStay Suites Rapid City
4.3 / 5
6 reviews
3 stars $54
Ramada Rapid City
2.8 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $46
Econo Lodge Rapid City
3.0 / 5
125 reviews
2 stars $39
Howard Johnson Rapid City
4.1 / 5
66 reviews
2 stars $36
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City
3.9 / 5
34 reviews
3 stars $54
Days Inn West Rapid City
3.3 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $48
BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
3.4 / 5
31 reviews
3 stars $73
Holiday Inn Express & Suites RAPID CITY
3.9 / 5
34 reviews
3 stars $91
The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3.9 / 5
60 reviews
3 stars $49

Featured Rapid City Hotels

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Modern luxury meets 1920s grandeur in this downtown historic landmarkThe Hotel Alex Johnson offers a thoroughly modern experience (flat-screen televisions, pillowtop beds) in a rich 1920s setting.... More

decent night
The room was tiny but very clean. The toilet was very slow to flush. The location was great I could walk to restaurants and bars. There were several different taxes added and when I asked for...
Apr 6, 2015
From $36

2 Howard Johnson Rapid City

2 stars
4.1 / 5 66 reviews

950 North Street Map

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Oversized digs and breakfast on the house, half a mile from downtownBuilt in 2002, Howard Johnson Rapid City draws guests with oversized rooms and suites and a convenient address. The family-owned... More

It was okay was great for the location and price Services were also good for the price
Feb 23, 2015
From $48

3 Travelodge Rapid City

3 stars
3.3 / 5 72 reviews

2505 Mount Rushmore Road Map

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Fresh digs and hot soup in the lobby. How is that for a warm welcome?About three blocks from Rapid City Regional Hospital and 20 minutes from Mount Rushmore, Best Western Town 'N Country caters to... More

Nice Place!
Gets the job done. Nice staff! It was next to a road, so not an ideal location, but the restaurant next door is great and everything was clean and tidy.
Dec 6, 2014
From $80


3 stars
4.2 / 5 44 reviews

505 North Fifth St Map

Stay at One of the Best Hotels in Rapid City, SD. As soon as you enter our greenery-filled atrium, featuring a 60-foot waterfall, you know you're in for a memorable trip. The Holiday Inn Rushmore... More

Fantastic Mount Rushmore getaway
Terrific, close to everything, great dinning and shopping.
Oct 22, 2014
From $40

5 Super 8 Rapid City Rushmore Rd

2 stars
2.6 / 5 61 reviews

2520 Tower Rd Map

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Minutes from Main Street, a convenient crash pad for the Rushmore-boundFancy? No. Convenient? Yes. The Super 8 Rapid City Rushmore Road lies within walking distance of restaurants like Ruby... More

Great for the price
Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. location near gas and food.
Nov 29, 2014
From $76

6 GrandStay Residential Suites Rapid City

3 stars
4.1 / 5 23 reviews

660 Disk Drive Map

Rapid City home away from home, just off Interstate 90One of the newer additions to the Rapid City lodging scene, GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Rapid City welcomes extended-stay visitors with... More

Great family trip
The hotel was great. Love the breakfast in morning. Convenient location. Kids loved the pool.
Apr 6, 2015
From $29

7 Foothills Inn

2 stars
3.5 / 5 81 reviews

1625 N. La Crosse Street Map

The Foothills Inn a Rapid City Hotel is conveniently located just off I-90 at the gateway to the Black Hills National Forest. The Foothills Inn invites you to experience spectacular geography,... More

Black Hills trip
We had a great stay at Foothills. It was a brilliant base for us to explore the surrounds and the motel itself was great value. The wifi was a touch patchy.
Apr 14, 2015
From $69

8 Comfort Inn & Suites

2 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

915 Fairmont Blvd. Map

100% smoke free hotel. Great location, just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, area attractions and businesses. All rooms have FREE high speed Internet access. The hotel features a business center,... More

Great location, Very friendly staff
Perfect location, the hotel was very clean and staff very friendly. Great family hotel
Nov 24, 2014
From $48

9 Days Inn West Rapid City

2 stars
3.3 / 5 44 reviews

725 Jackson Blvd Map

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A convenient place to crash near town -- and do a little gaming, tooAbout a mile west of downtown, the renovated Days Inn West in Rapid City makes a convenient stopover for Black Hills explorers.... More

Excellent Stay here
Great staff, clean room, excellent stay. Would highly recommend this hotel to any
Feb 15, 2015
From $90

10 Holiday Inn Express RAPID CITY

3 stars
3.6 / 5 30 reviews


Comfy rooms and suites in the medical hub of Rapid CityFor hospital visitors, Holiday Inn Express Rapid City is about as convenient as it gets. The hotel lies within walking distance of Rapid City... More

Good location-bad service -10/10/14
Good points: huge room with kitchen, couch and jaccuzi which I didn't need since I was alone. Location was perfect for me to see Mt Rushmore. Also, it was close to anything I needed and on a main...
Oct 20, 2014
From $46

11 M-Star Rapid City

1 star
2.9 / 5 8 reviews

2401 Mt Rushmore Rd Map

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The Smoke Free newly renovated M-Star Rapid City is located 22 miles from Mount Rushmore and 1 mile from downtown Rapid City. Other nearby attractions include the Childrens Science Center, Cosmos... More

Really great for what it is
Keeping in mind that this is a motel, the M-star was a really pleasant surprise!! It felt homey and like a hotel room rather than a one night motel type of thing. Staff are super friendly as well....
Sep 12, 2014
From $69

12 Cambria hotel & suites Rapid City

3 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

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The Cambria Suites hotel in Rapid City, SD is conveniently located off of Interstate 90 near attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. Our spacious suites are... More

My kids loved the room! So spacious
Very modern, clean and spacious room, loved the amenities.
Apr 6, 2015
From $32

13 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rapid City, SD

3 stars
4.1 / 5 43 reviews

2321 North Lacrosse Street Map

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A warm welcome (and swimming pool) just off the interstateLocated just off of Interstate 90, Country Inn and Suites By Carlson Rapid City makes a convenient stopover for Black Hills explorers. Both... More

Night getaway
We loved the hotel and our room. Staff was nice when we checked in and out. The location is even better! Love how they gave us a card with discounts for various resturants and bars. Would...
Jan 19, 2015
From $42

14 La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

3 stars
3.8 / 5 66 reviews

1416 North Elk Vale Rd Map

Part hotel, part water park -- a retreat on the east side of townGot kids? La Quinta Inn and Suites Rapid City has the ultimate playground. Home to the largest indoor water park in the state, the... More

Clean comfortable stay. Kind of far from town. I was not impressed with the food. The staff were excellent.
Jan 19, 2015
From $45

15 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City

2 stars
4.1 / 5 50 reviews

1740 Rapp Street Map

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This Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Rapid City is just off Interstate 90, convenient to Mt. Rushmore, restaurants, Black Hills Caverns and Rapid City Regional Airport. The Rushmore Mall is also... More

you get what you pay for
My boyfriend and I were looking for a cheap place to stay for our travels. The room was very small but we also didnot pay much for the room. They had a lot of options of their complimentary...
Apr 6, 2015
From $73

16 BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 31 reviews

2111 N LaCrosse Street Map

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Family-friendly, business-savvy, and utterly convenient (just off I-90)An award-winning restaurant, 15 meeting rooms, one of the largest indoor water parks around -- if you can name it, the Best... More

good location for sightseeing
Our stay at the Best Western Was very good. Convenient location, a friendly, helpful staff and a great on premises restaurant. The room on the ground level had a sliding door to the outside right...
Feb 12, 2015
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17 Ramada Rapid City

3 stars
2.8 / 5 75 reviews

1902 N Lacrosse Street Map

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Basic lodging with big entertainment on the side, just off I-90When it comes to guest entertainment, Ramada Rapid City has no shortage of options. Kids flock to the multi-use pool area... More

family trip
The hotel was nice clean and staff was great I had received a room to my disliking but the staff was nice and able to accommodate my needs. very courteous and the weekend security they have is good
Mar 3, 2015
From $91

18 Holiday Inn Express & Suites RAPID CITY

3 stars
3.9 / 5 34 reviews


Convenient location, fresh amenities, and free omelets for breakfastIn terms of location, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Rapid City hits all the right notes: Two miles from downtown and the... More

Very good value
This was my first stay at this particular hotel and I was very surprised. The rooms were updated and in top shape. The breakfast service was a little slow, but that is the only criticism I had. We...
Feb 4, 2015
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19 Baymont Inn & Suites Rapid City

2 stars
4.3 / 5 18 reviews

4040 Cheyenne Blvd Map

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Enjoy the hometown hospitality at this Baymont Inn and Suites Rapid City, just off Interstate 90, convenient to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Crazy Horse... More

Great weekend getaway
Had a great stay. Hotel was clean and comfortable, staff was friendly and will def stay here again next time I visit.
Dec 30, 2014
From $39

20 Econo Lodge Rapid City

2 stars
3.0 / 5 125 reviews

625 E. Disk Dr. Map

Easy access to Black Hills adventures -- and an on-site waterslideLocated off Interstate 90, Econo Lodge Rapid City is convenient to just about every major Black Hills attraction. Mount Rushmore... More

Northern hospitality for a Southern visitor.
My mother-in-law from Georgia loved the trip. We had been on a few trips to the Black Hills and love it ourselves, but it was her first trip there. The hotel stay added considerably to her...
Apr 17, 2015