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Review of Howard Johnson Rapid City

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Howard Johnson Rapid City
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
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Coquitlam, Canada
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“Pretty alright!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed there in early October, 2013 on my "desert to sea" tour from Phoenix to Fort Sumter in Charleston. The location is really great for a Greyhound traveller like me because it's in the walking distance from the Greyhound Station at 8th & Omaha, you just have to go up 8th St. to North St. then turn left on North, so it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes walking from the Greyhound station. The Journey Museum, the "city of presidents" (statues of all past presidents at street corners) and the Dahl Center with its amazing timeline mural that tells the story of America are all in a half-hour walk from the hotel. I also had a nice swim in the hotel pool which was a decent size to do laps, and there were two hot tubs beside the pool for relaxing after the swim. They had a "happy hour" with popcorn and sodas and stuff which was a pretty sweet treat! :) The only not-so-good things to say about this place are that the breakfast was pretty average and the Wi-Fi cut off intermittently which the front desk lady upon checkout said was due to the recent snow storm. All in all, I am totally satisfied with the place and will be back in 2018 to do Mount Rushmore which I didn't get to do due to the government shutdown.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I had a one king bed room on the top floor. It felt more luxurious than it ought to have for the price! I had five pillows to choose from at bedtime. Nicely equipped room with coffee maker, fridge, microwave, room safe, curved shower curtain and great free wifi. Everything was perfect: comfortable, clean and quiet. As an added bonus, the staff at the hotel were super friendly. Not just the front desk clerk but also the housekeeper offered advice on my activities in the Black Hills.

Such a nice property, but in a weird location: across the street from a large high school, and behind a residential area best described as "low-rent district". There was a drunken brawl the night I arrived (Sunday) that I could hear; the property is well separated from the residential area by two rock retaining walls and a fence so I wasn't worried about safety. There are no other hotels in the area, or restaurants for that matter. Its strictly drive-in, drive-out, no going for a stroll in this neighbourhood.

Still I would cheerfully stay here again - it was a great value for the money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Howard Johnson Rapid City
Address: 950 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1149
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#4 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#4 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#8 Family Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Rapid City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota, constructed in 2002, is family-owned and features 97 oversized guest rooms including 32 suites and nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting space. ... more   less 
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