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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Historic”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite hotels and I try to stay here everytime I'm in Rapid City. It is a great mix of old and new with some the most comfortable beds I've slept in. The Irish pub downstairs is a great place for a appetizer or a drink with friends and if you want to go a little more upscale you can't beat the view from Vertex upstairs but be prepared to pay an upscale price. The staff is always so friendly. Parking is a block away but they do have a valet if you don't want to walk it

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 29 September 2014
Thank you for your patronage and I appreciate you taking the time to write this review. The Hotel Alex Johnson is a great blend of the Historic Charm and Modern conveniences.
Thank you and we look forward to your next stay with us.
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Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

You can see from my reviews that I'm not easy.
In this hotel I found everything you need for a night at rapid city. Wonderful bedrooms (excellent beds, bed linen and pillows), wonderful bathrobes and towels, the soap is from bath & body works and it is excellent!!
The service at the reception desk is wonderful. Furthermore you get free drinks on the wonderful 10th floor Vertex rooftop bar.
Of you want to go to have dinner you just have to cross the street to Tally s Silver Spoon and the burguers are just great!!
What else do you need forma nite at RC?

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Hotel Alex Johnson and for taking the time to write this review. Thee Historic Hotel Alex Johnson is centrally located in the heart of downtown Rapid City and close to all the area attractions. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope you can make it back to stay again. Thank you.
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Loveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

My family of four stayed in this cute hotel, and we got a great rate via Hotwire. The room was to small for a family but would've been fine for 1-2 people. It was within walking distance of great downtown stores and restaurants. We enjoyed the presidents tour (the reason we stayed downtown). We also enjoyed the vertex rooftop bar, with its fabulous view.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson and for taking the time to write this review. Next time you are in the area ask about our Family Suite, It is a 2 room suite that is attached via a Jack & Jill bathroom. One room has a King bed and the 2nd room has 2 double beds. It gives both Mom & Dad a little privacy and the kids their own space as well. I hope you can make a return trip out and give it a try. Thank you for your patronage.
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Fargo, North Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
473 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Located in downtown with lots of character. Is walking distance to everything in the downtown area. The staff was great during my stay. The room was very small and the bathroom is very very small. I would stay here again if I were traveling alone on a trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. Next time through ask for a Junior Suite, it is a Large one room Suite with a King Bed and a bigger bathroom with a jetted tub. Thank you and I hope we get the pleasure of serving you again in the future.
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Yankton, South Dakota
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78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at the Alex Johnson for two nights while visiting friends in Rapid City. The rooms have recently been renovated. Although we has a small room, it was quite clean and comfortable. The hotel makes it convenient to get around, especially with all the activity downtown. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson and for writing this review. The Alex Johnson is conveniently located in the heart of the newly renovated downtown area. Close to numerous dining and shopping locations and the always exciting Main Street Square. Thank you and I look forward to your next visit with us.
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Marysville, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Very nice hotel, downtown Rapid City, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. We have one of the smaller rooms but with a king sized bed and very nice bath. The hotel was quiet noting that it was full of motorcyclist. Sturgis was the week we stayed there. The staff in the hotel was friendly and helpful. We were told of the history of this hotel but had no experiences. The building has much history since it is probably the oldest one in the city.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for choosing to stay with us at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. With our central location it is the ideal place to call home when you are visiting the Black Hills. Thank you and I hope to see you next year at the 75th Sturgis Rally.
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Chantilly, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I’m very surprised by some of the negative reviews of this hotel. I always do a ton of research before booking our rooms and I decided to choose this hotel based on the many positive reviews and it’s prime downtown location. Our family of four stayed three nights at the end of July in room 918 (I think.) This particular room type worked great for us and I thought the price was good averaging about $240 per night all inclusive. This hotel “room” is actually two separate good size rooms joined by a bathroom. One room had a king bed and the other had two double beds. The AC worked great. The beds and linens were comfortable and there are nice size TVs and desks in both rooms with plenty of drawer and closet space. The room with the double beds had a small refrigerator and microwave. We also thought it was nice that we could open the windows since the weather outside was so gorgeous. We were on the highest floor of rooms and the Vertex Sky Bar was one level up from us but we didn’t hear any noise from the bar. We were there on a Sunday, Monday and Tuesday so maybe that is different on a weekend but everything seemed pretty well soundproofed though we did hear a train come through in the wee hours one morning. My husband and I went up to the top level of the Sky Bar all three nights to enjoy the city views and sunsets. Housekeeping did a great job each day making our beds and tidying up the room. The staff was friendly and the young gentlemen opening the front door every time we came and went were always pleasant. We were provided with a parking pass to park on the top level of the garage one short block away but there was on street parking from 4PM-9:30AM. My only suggestion for the rooms would be to add some room darkening shades or curtains. We stayed in six different places during our 12 day trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and over to the Black Hills area. We are glad we stayed in this particular hotel since we were kind of tired of touristy “small towns” by the time we got to Rapid City. The area around the Alex Johnson was nice and there were several bars and restaurants right there. We really liked downtown RC and thought it was a cool place to hang out. It was nice that our teen boys were also able to go see a movie in the historic “discount” theater across the street. We had great breakfasts every morning at Tally’s Silver Spoon directly across from the hotel and we enjoyed good beer, good food, and free live music at the Firehouse Brewery on the adjacent block. There is a town square area also on the next block that had free movies playing on Monday night and a free band on Tuesday evening as well. We easily visited Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, and the Badlands while we were there. I noticed many of the destination experts on the Trip Advisor forums advise against using Rapid City as a base to explore these sites and instead suggest Custer, Wall, Hill City, etc., however, our base at the Alex Johnson was one of our favorite places. I can understand where your experience might be totally different if you choose one of the many chain hotels sprinkled along the interstate but staying in this revitalized downtown location was perfect for us. Loved this place and the friendly people we met in South Dakota!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your recent stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Family Suites. The Hotel Alex Johnson is ideally located in the heart of downtown Rapid City and I agree it is the perfect place to head quarter out of while you hub and spoke and explore all that the Black Hills has to offer. Thank you once again for your patronage and I hope you and your family make a return trip.
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Property: Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Rapid City
#10 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#18 Family Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1928, the historic Hotel Alex Johnson has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Located at the heart of Downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is an easy 25-minute drive from Mount Rushmore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Alex Johnson includes 143 rooms and suites and houses the Vertex Sky Bar, Paddy O'Neills Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Coffee, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, AJ's Wicked Salon and the Alex Johnson Mercantile. The Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City is now a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and welcomes Hilton HHonors guests. ... more   less 
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