by Terry Ward
Looking to take the kids to see Mount Rushmore? Reserve a room at the Howard Johnson Rapid City for a family-friendly and convenient stay. Just three blocks from this hotel is downtown Rapid City with shopping, dining and nightlife. Gather the gang to visit the Journey Museum or the Reptile Gardens. The South Dakota Air and Space Museum offers educational opportunities for the entire family, too.
A free continental breakfast is offered every day at the hotel, as well as a daily reception of appetizers and drinks. Adjoining rooms are available so larger groups can stay together. Family and oversized rooms are also available. The indoor pool adds to the fun, with free Wi-Fi offered to keep everyone otherwise entertained. And pets are always welcome here, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free breakfast and evening reception
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
If you need a late checkin do not use this hotel. They cancelled our reservation, tried to charge us a cancellation fee, and told us no hotel is okay with guests checkin overnight. When we set up the reservation we informed them that it would be a late checkin after 2am. After running into snow and high winds we arrived around 330am. At least this was during their slow time and if the reason for our trip was not being held there we would have gone somewhere else. Bring your own toilet paper as they provide sandpaper. The location however is great. Close to downtown, the civic center and a straight shot to Bear country USA (20mins) and Rushmore(30mins).
Most gracious hosting. Breakfast on time prior to a big meeting with clients. The room was amazing, large office space with a perfect chair to do that take home assignment, the tv swivels so you can catch up on the news and watch the game. I felt at home.