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Foothills Inn
Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
Scribner, Nebraska
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Old and out-dated.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Old motel needing update. Small entry/breakfast area. Breakfast sandwich, muffins and cold cereal for continental breakfast. While eating breakfast employees gathered at the front desk which is right next to the eating area; not at all inviting as they were not the best kempt individuals. Clerk when we checked in was great. Carpets down corridors in good condition but odd style. Nothing about this motel speaks trendy. First room assigned had an ‘odor’; mildew like. They graciously moved us. Wall coverings old, furniture old and scuffed, small/old TV, frig and not enough electrical outlets for today’s electronics. Carpet well used with staining. Linens nothing great; the bed skirt on 1 of the beds was half ripped off exposing the mattress and bed frame. Good lighting and air conditioner. Patio door with dirty door jams opening to outdoor pool area on ground level with 2 molded plastic chairs. Carpet mat at door had not been cleaned. Bath area has turquoise tub/shower enclosure with stool in a tight fit—room wise and height. Sink/mirror area located outside shower room with small laminate countertop and sink. Faucets and shower curtain looked nice. Silverfish and bug present around bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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White Rock, Canada
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Actual rating = 2.5

There is not an overwhelming selection of lodging in Rapid City, it would be difficult to do much better than the Foothills Inn. The staff on the phone and in person were nice and professional. The room we had on the second floor was large, clean and quiet (we were on the backside of the building). There is no elevator. The first floor rooms are more expensive, apparently because they've been renovated. The hotel hotel is near the freeway, very easy to find. The Foothills has no guest laundry which is quite inconvenient because there is no where close by to do it. Having an outdoor pool is an awesome addition during the warm summer months, a place to relax and stay cool. We assume staying cool in Rapid City in January is never a problem, an outdoor pool may not be as relaxing then. There is an excellent mini golf course (Pirates Cove) across the street and lots of food choices within a short drive's distance. The Foothills Inn has all you need in motel but not too much more.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Northern Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We didn't book any rooms ahead of our trip, and when every other hotel in the area was booked, they had 2 rooms available, but none of the other hotels bothered to point us in this direction, only other big chains. To our surprise, it was the lowest priced, cleanest, and largest hotel room we had our entire 4 days in the Black Hills area. Beds were comfortable, and 4 pillows on each queen size bed was nice. The breakfast was fairly limited: cold cereal, toast, juice and coffee, and the like. But if you ask the front desk, they will grab a frozen sausage sadwich for you to heat up in the microwave. We were not able to use the pool (which is outdoors), as it was downpouring that evening, but it looked clean and others seemed to be enjoying it as we checked out in the morning. If you are going to be staying in Rapid City, this would be an excellent choice, i think the big chain hotels were jealous!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grant City, Mssouri
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

I appreciate finding a convenient "Pet Friendly" hotel but...we got a "pet room" which reeked of urine when we opened the door. There was a huge stain, I would say from a very large dog, in the middle of the floor. I have seen other reviews about this place being pricey, but from our experience with vacationing in the area, especially with a pet, that $110 is really a good price. The continental breakfast was pretty minimal, toast and cold cereal was all I saw so we went to the Perkins which was right next door. The rooms and hotel appearance are very nice and I like having coffee pots in the room. If we had had kiddos I know they would have enjoyed the pool. As for all the "fluffy" pillows...4 to each bed...very inviting but they were hard as rocks!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We enjoyed our short stay; it was affordable and close to Mt. Rushmore. Breakfast is okay; be sure to ask for a sausage biscuit from the front desk.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FourMother
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Canada
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95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

If you are ever in Rapid City be it on a bike or any other mode of transportation you got to stay at this Place. The hospitality, and service is bar none. Marie is the woman to ask for. She is top notch in customer service. The rooms are clean, cool, and maid service is excellent. The pool outside is also a welcome site after a long hot day of riding the harley. We were here during the week of July 15 2012- July 20 2012, temperatures soared to 110F, so pool, cool rooms and entry, and workers were always a welcome sight. Also special parking for bikers. When in this beautiful state, be sure to visit Black Hills Harley Davidson,,, awesome peoples. And be sure to do the Needles highway, and Iron Mountain..bring camera...lol! Also this place is seconds off the main highway. Very central.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank harleyonlygirl
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Villa Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights. Room was okay, the carpet could use a deep cleaning and many dead moths on window sill but other than that the housekeeping was good every day. AC worked great and it was 100+. Kids liked the pool, but it could be cleaned more than once per day. Beds were comfy with lots of fluffy pillows. We were upgraded for no additional charge. Breakfast was adequate for our needs. Front desk staff was helpful. Owner was yelling at housekeepers one morning using $&@? language in front of my kids, so that was not too cool. So there was good and bad about this place.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Foothills Inn

Property: Foothills Inn
Address: 1625 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701-0702
Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Foothills Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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