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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
3.4 / 5
75 reviews
2 stars $59
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City
4.1 / 5
47 reviews
2 stars $50
La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City
3.8 / 5
64 reviews
3 stars $59
M-Star Rapid City
2.9 / 5
8 reviews
1 star Choose dates
Econo Lodge Rapid City
3.0 / 5
123 reviews
2 stars $46
4.2 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $87
MainStay Suites Rapid City
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $64
Baymont Inn & Suites Rapid City
4.4 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $71
The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
4.0 / 5
55 reviews
3 stars $69
BEST WESTERN Town 'N Country
3.3 / 5
70 reviews
3 stars $50

Rapid City hotels

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From $69

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

Retirement Trip
Hotel was very nice. Location was perfect. Central to all site seeing spots in the Black Hills. Down side - no continental breakfast, and no secure Wi-Fi. Housekeeping could have been better. Gift...
Sep 3, 2014
From $50

2 BEST WESTERN Town 'N Country

3 stars
3.3 / 5 70 reviews

2505 Mount Rushmore Road S Highway 16 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

Inexpensive place to stay in Rapid City
If your looking for a place to sleep the night this will be the place to stay. Note if you need a refrigerator ask for it before or when you arrive. Air conditioner is a window unit that is mounted...
Sep 3, 2014
From $48

3 Super 8 Rapid City Rushmore Rd

2 stars
2.6 / 5 60 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 Location!
It was awesome to stay at the hotel, while the Sturgis event was going on that week. I am a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider also. I liked meeting new people, looking at all the motorcycles, and...
Aug 7, 2014
From $54

4 Howard Johnson Rapid City

2 stars
4.1 / 5 63 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

Better than average
Great staff, good facility, well located, Full, free breakfast, but no restaurant. well located for visits to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Air and Space museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base,...
Aug 27, 2014
From $87


3 stars
4.2 / 5 42 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-feet waterfall, you know you're in for a memorable trip to South Dakota. The... More

Good place to visit
Friendly staff and clean room. Room is wide and the beds are firm.
Sep 11, 2014
From $69

6 Grand Gateway Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 97 reviews

1721 N. LaCrosse Street Map

Friendly staff, all-hours food and a giant waterslideHalf a mile from Rushmore Mall, the Grand Gateway Hotel lures guests with its elaborate indoor pool area and all-hours dining. Rooms feature... More

Perfect little getaway!
I will be back. There is a bar and restaurant on site and my daughter loved the waterslide and pool. The staff was exemplary from the front desk staff, (including Cheryl, the manager) to the bar...
Sep 3, 2014
From $59

7 Foothills Inn

2 stars
3.4 / 5 75 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

Solid value
It was a solid hotel and good value. Free continental breakfast.
Sep 17, 2014
From $103

8 Holiday Inn Express RAPID CITY

3 stars
3.6 / 5 29 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

No hot tub in pool area. Cookies at 6pm were good but there wasn't enough fot everyone. Staff was very nice but there was not enough desk help.
Jun 23, 2014
From $51

9 Days Inn West Rapid City

2 stars
3.3 / 5 43 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

Nice, not extravagant.
Good room, clean, everything worked. Friendly staff, smooth check-in, check-out. Good spot to stay a couple nights.
Jul 27, 2014

10 M-Star Rapid City

1 star
2.9 / 5 8 reviews

2401 Mt Rushmore Rd Map

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 $59

11 La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City

3 stars
3.8 / 5 64 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

spacious, comfortable room close to airport
Large room with lots of counter space in bathroom. Water park for the kids with water slide that runs right through the fun bar,
Sep 13, 2014
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12 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City

2 stars
4.1 / 5 47 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

dream trip
The floor NEEDS to be clean better.They need a new vaccum
Sep 15, 2014
From $83

13 GrandStay Residential Suites Rapid City

3 stars
4.1 / 5 21 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

Good value, appreciated the suite and separate bedrooms
This was one of very few hotels in the area that had separate bedrooms which we try to look for with two young children and earlier bedtimes. The hotel was quiet, and staff very helpful. The...
Aug 27, 2014
From $47

14 Ramada Rapid City

3 stars
2.7 / 5 69 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

Horrible. Temporary AC hooked up into the room by a dryer duct, very noisy and every time the compressor kicked on you couldn't hear anything and it didn't do much to cool the room. Texture on...
Aug 27, 2014
From $89

15 BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 29 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

very disapointing
we chose this hotel because of the water park facility. Yes, the water park facility was fine but hotel itself was old. Besides, we asked a crib/pack n play for our little one when booking but we...
Jul 7, 2014
From $46

16 Econo Lodge Rapid City

2 stars
3.0 / 5 123 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

reasonable place
had to stay one more night, waiting for better weather. no complains, would come again
Sep 12, 2014
From $79

17 Cambria Suites Rapid City

3 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

3333 Outfitters Road Map

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

Sturgis 2015
Great room hot tub was open all night and flying I casino and bar was right around the corner
Aug 6, 2014
From $95

18 Holiday Inn Express & Suites RAPID CITY

3 stars
3.9 / 5 33 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 clean, comfortable and quiet
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and the bed was very comofrtable. I like the choice of firm or soft pillows they have on the bed. Breakfast is included in the...
Aug 18, 2014
From $64

19 MainStay Suites Rapid City

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

3321 Outfitter Road Map

The MainStay Suites hotel in Rapid City, SD is a well-appointed, extended stay property located just off Interstate 90, convenient to many of the area's premier attractions. Cabela's and several... More

Fall get away
Great staff! Clean & well appointed room! Having the full size fridge was very handy. Very nice continental breakfast.
Sep 11, 2014
From $38

20 Super 8 Rapid City/Lacrosse St

2 stars
3.5 / 5 51 reviews

2124 Lacrosse St Map

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Clean rooms, free Wi-Fi and a bevy of restaurants out the front doorRapid City visitors choose this Super 8 for its supremely convenient location: Just off Interstate 90, a quarter mile from... More

Great for a one night stay by myself
Staff was pleasant and helpful. Bathroom large and very clean. Room perfect for a good nights sleep.
Jul 8, 2014