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Rough Riders Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Medora
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Renovated in the last few years, the rooms are fresh looking and nice. We had a handicap king, because that was the only king available, and it was quite roomy. I was surprised to find no electric outlets by sink in bathroom. Window treatments were blinds - room darkening drapery would have been appreciated. Room has small fridge and single cup coffee maker.This hotel has an excellent dining room, and is within walking distance of everything in the small town of Medora.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

Recommend this as the location to stay in Medora. Enjoyed the history about the hotel. Rooms are attractive although on the small side. Enjoyed the open shower and unique cattle brand tile inserts. Has small fridge and coffee maker. Chair and padded bench but no desk. Beds ok but pillows not fluffy like i prefer ( I nicknamed mine spawn of satan because i could not make it comfy). Large, loud group came in around 1 am that we could hear due to location near the elevators but otherwise quiet. Front desk not very welcoming or customer service focused from basic check in greeting to helping get reservations for a large party at the restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Since our weather and been so wet and dreary and an unseasonably long winter my friends and I decided to take a road trip. Our overnight stopped turned out to be in Medora, ND
We checked into the Rough Riders Hotel and were pleasantly surprised by the room.
Our breakfast the next morning was top rate. There seemed to be several unique shops
although we left before a good share of them were open.

Room Tip: We stayed in the newer part of the hotel, nice rooms
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank rideum
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed here during our visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was in the old-fashioned town of Medora and in walking distance to almost everything. The hotel itself was very grand and had very rich details. Our room was very nice, but I absolutely loved the bathroom! It had a walk-in shower that I would love to have in my own house. The room was a bit pricey and they left a teddy bear in our room that you could purchase. I had to put it away, because my children thought it was a free toy to play with. Overall, it was great place to stay!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Medora, North Dakota is a funny old-timey town just outside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park which is well worth a visit if only to see the herds of buffalo and the many prairie dog villages, not to mention the very beautiful North Dakota Badlands.

The Rough Rider Hotel which dates back to the 1880s, has recently undergone a rehab. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is efficient and eager to please. The restaurant, Theodore's, although rather over-priced for the area, is first rate.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the eight historic rooms in the old wing of the building.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

This hotel, built in the 1880s, was renovated in 2009. We stayed in one of the original rooms, which was quite small and rather gloomy. It had a kingsized bed, an armoire, desk, desk chair and a bathroom with a huge shower. A flat screen TV was over the desk. The hotel is within walking distance of the visitor's center for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but you will want to drive there anyway because you'll need a car to see the park. The hotel's website offers a free breakfast. This is a misrepresentation. We were there for a Friday night and there was no free breakfast on Saturday. We were told that the hotel puts some breakfast fixings in the lobby on weekdays (what they were was left very vague) , but on weekends, when the expensive hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, there is nothing available unless you pay for it. The breakfast was very good, however. The front desk service is very cheerful and pleasant.

Room Tip: If you get a room in the old part of the hotel, get one overlooking the street. The back rooms overl...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

This hotel is the cutest place, it has a great 1900's feel to it. The entire hotel is based on Theodore Roosevelt's life, history, and times out here. The room was spacious and clean, bathroom is very modern, bed - no problem sleeping in this bed. The rooms have the cutest Teddy bear mascot, which can be purchased at the gift shop. There is a lovely sitting area with a fireplace and books galore if you would like to wind down. They have a restaurant on site, which this trip I was unable to try do to scheduling, but next time I definetly will.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rough Riders Hotel

Address: 301 Third Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Region: United States > North Dakota > Medora
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Medora
Hotel Class:3 star — Rough Riders Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy luxury accommodations with the feel of the old west. The historic Rough Riders Hotel offers Medora visitors 68 new Tower guest rooms with all the modern comforts and elevator access, as well as 8 fully updated historic rooms in the heart of downtown Medora. Rough Rider guests enjoy one of the most luxurious lodging options in the area and access to multiple outdoor swimming pools. ... more   less 
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