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Originally a mining town, Rapid City has blossomed into a center for culture, shopping, and research in South Dakota. Located just a stone’s throw from iconic Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you can take your pick from the array of activities in the area. Indoor and outdoor water parks, interactive museums, and wildlife exhibits are just some of the activities you can get up to on your visit to Rapid City.

Where to stay in Rapid City-Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Most travelers to Rapid City will want to stay within easy access to Mount Rushmore, and it could not be easier. There are over 200 hotels in Rapid City to choose from and all are just a short drive 30-minute drive to Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park.

A popular place to stay in the city, with easy transport links is Main Street Square , which is right in the heart of Downtown Rapid City. It is a fun-filled and action-packed hub in the city and hosts many special events, live concerts, and art exhibits. If you are interested in art, a stroll through Art Alley is a must-do. What started out as a public art project in 2005 has now become a tribute to freedom of expression of the city. Wander the artistically embellished lanes and alleys to see some of the State’s best graffiti and street artists’ work.

Also close to Downtown and Main Street Square is the famous Dinosaur Park. Located high on a ridge of exposed sandstone that encircles the black hills, this is a great viewing point in the city. As you stand on Dinosaur Park, you can take in the amazing 100-mile view across the state.

For a holiday filled with shopping, dining and entertainment, choose to stay near Rushmore Mall. It offers a range of well-known stores for an afternoon of retail therapy. On top of that, it is located close to Watiki Water Park, which makes for the perfect day outing for the family when the sun is shining.

3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Rapid City-Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Rapid City is generally ideal for the budget traveler looking to experience all of South Dakota’s wonders as Rapid City has 105 2 star hotels. With prices starting from just , you have no excuse not to stay a little longer.

For a more luxurious stay, Rapid City’s 4 star hotels are located outside of the city hub, but offer stunning views over the Black Hill National Forest. Travelers looking to explore Rapid City and the great outdoors that surround it with their four-legged friends can stay in one of the city’s 31 pet-friendly hotels.

Should you be traveling to Rapid City for business, you can choose from almost 40 business hotels that cater to your business needs. Expect super-fast WiFi, conference rooms, and easy airport transfers from your business hotel.

Hotels near Rapid City Regional Airport

Flying in and out of Rapid City could not be easier, with Rapid City Regional Airport being just a 20-minute drive away. You can stay right in the heart of the city and still be within easy access for your flight home.


Avanti Motel

Just what was needed!

Room was very clean and well laid out. Great to have a microwave and a fridge with a FREEZER!! The place was quiet and easy to use. Close to down-town and easy walking distance to a C-store or two. The owner's wife was on duty when we came in and when we checked out--and she was very friendly and cared about our stay. Only one small problem was the AC unit in our room was not very powerful-but kept the room semi-cool. Over-all a great value!

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9 months ago


Cambria Hotel & Suites Rapid City

Very comfortable

From check in to check out, it was great. We will only stay there from now on!

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5 months ago


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rapid City

No cot needed use the window seat.

All the rooms have this cool window seat that you can throw your suitcase on or your kid! We booked two joining queen rooms and the window seat will accommodate a small adult easily. We just picked up an extra set of sheets and blanket from the front desk and made a bed. The seat cushion is adequate for bedding. Two nights and it worked perfectly. The only con was three days in a row the breakfast was the same canned sausage gravy and biscuits. They have cereal, apples, yoghurt, waffles but it would have been nice to have the hot breakfast change at least once! Good coffee bar all day. The Staff are super nice, and did their best to help us with directions to the Sonic. We were there during a school track meet and the staff kept up with the food as quick as the kids were devouring it. Pets are allowed too.

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6 months ago


Motel 6 Rapid City

Rapid City

Staff very nice especially Stephanie. Clean room, clean sheets, hot water, everything fine especially for the price.

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8 months ago