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Foothills Inn
Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Reviewed 5 June 2013

My sister flew in and we spent a week exploring this rich historical cultural area. The booking (Expedia) for both rooms would have been fine, but the staff upgraded my sister to a king next door to our room, very generous and accommodating! The motel is just off one of the major freeway arteries around the area so it was very easy to get around. The staff were very friendly and helpful in suggestions. We were able to visit the Mammoth Site, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Wall (Wall Drug), Deadwood and the Hill City wineries. Always a pleasure to hit the comfy bed at night! The breakfast offered Jimmy Dean Egg n Sausage biscuits and muffins. The coffee pot was never empty. Two things kept this from an excellent. They had just painted the pool so it was not available, and the stairs are a little short with a carpet that gives me a dizzy feeling. If you have ambulatory issues ask for a bottom floor room. There are games and books for kids on the 2nd floor, and the pool when full.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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lesliesherry, Manager at Foothills Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review! We will be passing along your comments to our staff and are glad to hear you felt welcomed. if you're ever back in Rapid City, stay with us again!

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Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

We were a bit dubious when we first pulled up, it looks a little dingy from the outside. Once inside however it's a lovely place. The entrance lobby is very homely and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There wasn't much choice at breakfast but enough to get your day started- toast and cereal. It's about a half hour drive to Mount Rushmore and just a minute off the highway. There's a Walmart opposite and plenty of restaurants around. The staff were really friendly and helpful. It's obviously a well cared for
hotel with little touches such as games you could borrow and fresh baked mini muffins at breakfast. For the price you couldn't ask for anything better.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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lesliesherry, Manager at Foothills Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thank you for the feedback! We try to make all our guests feel welcome and appreciated when they stay with us. Your comments will be shared with staff - please stay with us again if you are ever back in Rapid City.

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Hotels in the $30-$70 range need to be evaluated together and not compared to $80-up. You just have to expect that you get what you pay for. If you get a cheaper hotel, you know what you are in for and there will be a few things that are problems. This hotel was great. Front desk really nice and helpful, above average clean and nice looking room, excellent breakfast options, good location. Perfect hotel for the price range it is in.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

The Foothills Inn is a great place to stay while your in Rapid City. The staff on all the shifts are very courtious and knowledgable of the surrounding area and attractions. The rooms are very clean and you get housekeeping everyday. nice resturants are within walking distance. overall we had a great 5 days in Rapid City on our mini vaction to south Dakota.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

I found the room very spacious. We had a very comfortable king side bed. The room was clean and housekeeping always had the room well maintained with clean towels etc. Continental breakfast is ok.
Coffee, Juice, cereal, need to ask for a sausage biscuit. The staff were friendly & helpful. The location worked for us as we were going to Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands and the hotel was central to these places. There are plenty of restaurants locally & a Mall nearby. Airport aprox. 15 min. So overall for the rates we had a good experience !

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Our family, 2 adults & 2 boys, stayed here in late July 2012. We were passing through and it was getting late, so we booked this hotel online without doing enough research. It was interesting....My husband checked us in while the kids and I waited in the car. We were directed to go through a side door in order to be closer to our room. As we approached the door and went to swipe our card, another guest who was sitting outside his ground floor room told us not to bother with the card as the door hardly ever locks anyways.....so the security is a little lax. The other guest was an old, weathered rodeo cowboy and I actually think he added character to the place. He told me he travels quite a bit and stays here when passing through. Our room was straight out of 1986 and had a shaggy-ish carpet and a bright blue sink and toilet. The beds were sort of chinzy but they were okay enough. An outdoor pool open till 10 was great for the hot night. The other poolside guests were a couple drinking king cans of beer while their kid splashed in the pool. It looked like a group of 30-something ladies in tight, sparkly clothes were having some kind of party there. There also seemed to be alot of smokers, though our non-smoking room was fine. In the morning, they had a breakfast with some kind of sandwiches that you could heat up in the microvave, some juice, cereal and milk. My husband ate the sandwiches, but he will eat anything. Honestly, when I saw the lobby in the morning, I thought it had a rustic charm, as if it had been renovated ahead of the rooms. On the plus side, it had some character, was in a convenient location, the staff was nice enough and a the pop machines were cheap. I nick-named it the "hillbilly hotel" and it was one of the places that made our road trip interesting. That said, I wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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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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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
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Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Price Range: £29 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Foothills Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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