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Town House Motel
Ranked #35 of 49 Hotels in Rapid City
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We were headed back home to the east coast, and we wanted to go to Mt. Rushmore before leaving. Other lodgings in the area are pretty pricey due to high tourism, so we took a chance on this place based on the reviews we read. Yes, it is a bit dated in some aspects, although the carpet was pretty new and clean and the walls seemed freshly painted. The bathroom tub was a little old-fashioned. Mostly, I am looking for a room to be clean, and this was. Overall, it worked well for a two night stay so we could see the area. There was a fridge in the room and a microwave. There was a nice TV. The bed was clean and comfortable enough. There are no "bells and whistles" like shampoo and hair dryer (I think 2 small soaps were all they offered and a make-up removal towelette), so be sure to bring your own. The towels were soft! There is a continental breakfast of carb items, and even though they seemed to run out of this and that, we still managed to have a decent breakfast there in the little dining area just off the office. The motel is a little over 30 miles away from Mt. Rushmore. It is in a quiet area of Rapid City and it seemed safe. All in all, we were satisfied with the stay for what we paid.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

There was no one in the recetion when we came to check in - had to wait quite a while. The room didn't have good lighting so it appears a bit gloomy, and there are no amenities. Felts a bit run. There's a fridge and a micro - but no coffee maskin. And there was no breakfast, even though there is a breakfast room... The location is good. Just a couple of blocks from the center. That was nice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I thought there was breakfast, never got it. Pool was minuscule. A/c loud and ineffective. Never did see a front desk person, keys were in box outside the door. But. It was one of the cheapest places in town for this time of year so I guess you get what you pay for.

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1  Thank Catambs
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

There were crumbs on the floor. No one could sleep on one of the beds as the matrass tipped when it was sat on, let alone try to sleep on it. Luckily, we didn't need to use that bed. There were rips in the comforters & sheets. The internet was very slow. Would not recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The motel is not fancy, but seemed clean enough. We had a mini frig and a microwave, but no coffee maker. I'd rather have a refrigerator than a coffee maker anyhow. You'll need to bring your own shampoo and dryer. Very basic continental breakfast - juice, cereal, muffins, fruit. We were only there one night, didn't need fancy amenities, and the price was right. The motel is not far from the statues of the Presidents. If we'd been there longer, we'd have walked around and looked at them. Appreciated the free Wi-Fi. The air conditioner could barely keep up with a 90 degree day. The room was warm when we went in, and it took a long time to cool to a comfortable temperature. Since we got there about 9:00, that did make it hard to sleep.

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2  Thank cabros
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

The rooms were clean but lacked even a coffee maker and the office closed at 09:00 hours. If you have other choices consider them the price was not that good. The sheriffs office complex is just down the street so it might be safe, but someone entered our room against the do not disturb sign.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IdahoRich
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Upon entering our room there were multiple hairs in the shower. We called the desk and told them we flushed the hairs and basically got "thanks for letting us know, and your room will be priority, etc. etc." Ok... so the very next day (which happened to be my birthday) we came back from a long day of hiking to find BOTH garbage cans still full. We called the desk and the guy who runs the places came and emptied it. No big apology, no offer to do anything, etc. This was his second chance to do something, ANYTHING - like - here's a $25 gift card to some place to eat, or I'll give $25-50 refund... nope. Just like so many places... they've got your $$$ so what do they care. Below are my general comments for hotel prices in the area. If we ever go back to this area of S.D. we will NOT stay here again. Also - we thought there could be more choices for breakfast options - and healthier choices like something whole grain or organic.

My wife and I had our first S.D. trip this past weekend. We stayed 3 nights. First of all, realize that if this town were 30-50 miles away the prices would be much lower. However, hotels/motels know that there aren't many places to stay around Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills/The Badlands that are less that $100/night. We paid $80/night here, which for the room and accommodations is a little high. In our town (which is the capital of the state we live in) a similar room would be $60/night with much better accommodations (I know because in picking a house here I stayed in one while looking).

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Town House Motel

Address: 210 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2827
Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 49 Hotels in Rapid City
Price Range: £61 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Town House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small motel in downtown Rapid City. We have clean rooms, low rates, heated pool. We try to make you feel at home when you're away from yours. ... more   less 
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