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“American owned and operated.”
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Roosevelt Inn
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
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108 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“American owned and operated.”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Choose this property after checking out several other near by hotels, only to find higher than expected rates and front desk staff who spoke poor English. The lady at the front desk had no problem with showing me the room before deciding. It was a large room with 2 queens and still had plenty of room. Mini fridge in the room, but the micro wave was in the hall for common use, which was ok. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, which surprised me. Unlike some of the other hotels around, this one does have an elevator. Don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed. Good clean basic accommodations.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I think this is one of the best locations to stay in Keystone. The owners are nice, friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and well appointed. I was surprised to see an indoor pool. It is small but fine for children. I didn't use the breakfast service but my Dad said there were plenty of choices for something light to grab. Restaurants are close and the people here in Keystone seem to be super friendly. Love it! Got great sleep in the room. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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596 reviews
151 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We've usually stayed in another hotel in Keystone but I'm so glad we found the Roosevelt Inn! The owners are great, super friendly and fun to talk to. Our room was perfect with a great balcony and a view up the "hill" towards Rushmore. The room was super quiet and we didn't hear a peep from an adjacent room or hallway noise. Everything worked perfectly. The breakfast was a surprise, in a good way. Hard boiled eggs, my preferred breakfast protein, and pastries, cereals, coffee and tea, French toast sticks and a few other things that I didn't expect. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and I'll be staying there again. Very well done!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you for the kind review. We greatly appreciate reviews by experienced travellers like yourself who take the time to offer expert opinions .
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Pulaski, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We spent four nights here in July. The room was cleaned every day. The breakfast was average. If you park in the parking lot you will have to walk up or down some stairs because the entrance is between floors and the elevator is at the opposite end of the building. The location is close to shopping and restaurants so we were able to walk. We had problems connecting with the wifi and the owner wasn't interested in helping us out. Overall we were pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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louisville Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed at the Roosevelt Inn for a week during the Sturgis Rally. The Inn was clean and bright, the bed was comfortable. There was plenty of parking and a great pizza place on site. They were able to accommodate our large group with no problem and the location was great for the local attractions and scenic rides, not to mention being almost in sight of Mt. Rushmore.

Room Tip: The rooms with a private balcony are nice
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wapakoneta
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed on the third floor in a room with a balcony that faced the street. The room was clean and very comfortable, I cant say how the breakfast was we didn't eat it. I would like to say that some of the complaints I read on tripadvisor are way off base I think people expect every hotel to remodel there rooms once a year . I think for the price unless your a total snob this hotel is a very good value.

Room Tip: The rooms that face the street have the best view and the street noise isn't bad
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

My family of 5 stayed in a family suite in July of 2013. I picked this for the location but it was not a good value for the price we paid. The staff wasn't very welcoming or friendly. The room was dated. The beds were not very comfortable. It was the most expensive yet worse accommodations we had on our whole trip. Happy I only booked one night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Although other reviewers disagree with this review's description of the Roosevelt Inn I would like to take this opportunity to make a general comment about room rates in markets like Keystone.

Without going into too much detail, it is sufficient to say that price observations are only valid for properties and businesses in the same specific market. Reviewers often comment regarding prices for all things in Keystone, (lodging, restaurants and attractions), without an understanding of the underlying reasons for these higher prices.

Amateur reviewers often fail to consider that Keystone is what is called a "seasonal market" and that fact, coupled with the fact that Keystone land values, taxes and operating expenses are high, means that hotel room rates and restaurant prices must be higher here than for those for businesses operating in lower-cost areas that also have year-round traffic.

An amateur reviewer might believe that a hotel in Keystone should have the same room rates as a property located 30 miles away near an interstate highway exit; whereas this is seldom the case because a property near the interstate highway has the advantages of year-round traffic and lower land and operating costs. Keystone which is located near Mt Rushmore and is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest has very high land values and a short tourist season.

Anyone who might suggest that this is due to "price gouging" simply has no knowledge of the lodging business.
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Additional Information about Roosevelt Inn

Property: Roosevelt Inn
Address: 206 Cemetery Road, Keystone, SD 57751 (Formerly Guesthouse Mount Rushmore)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Roosevelt Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family owned and operated, limited-service hotel located in the city limits of Keystone, SD, at the base of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Property has a variety of rooms, ranging from small, economy rooms with one queen sized bed to large family suites that can accommodate up to seven persons. Pool operates seasonally (June, July, August). ... more   less 
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