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The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   523 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #20 of 52 hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Alma, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dirty rooms, air conditioning didn't work. Staff was not helpful at all. Hotel is priced at 3 times what it's worth. Just because your a " historic hotel" you should still have to take care of your patrons. Will NEVER go again, even if it was free. The WORST tourist trap in SD.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is historic and you pay an extra "historic building fee" on the bill. The front desk personnel was friendly but not at all knowledgeable. We were there for 3 consecutive nights and we were given a "priority pass" for buy 1 get 1 drinks and coffee, etc. There was free gaming at the Tin Lizzy Casino and when... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the staff, love the ambience, love the historical elements, and love the non-pretentious attitudes of an elegant, trendy, and fun hotel! I stay here at least once a month for business and it is practically my second home and the staff are my family... What a great feeling that the valet boys know me by name, front desk, house... More

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Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has a relaxing feel and some old-fashioned charm. Bedrooms are on the small side by modern standards but are perfectly adequate for a short stay. Staff were helpful and efficient. The one disappointing aspect was the lack of a decent hotel restaurant. The adjacent coffee shop which is described as the hotel restaurant is really very limited and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of my favorite hotels and I try to stay here everytime I'm in Rapid City. It is a great mix of old and new with some the most comfortable beds I've slept in. The Irish pub downstairs is a great place for a appetizer or a drink with friends and if you want to go a little... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see from my reviews that I'm not easy. In this hotel I found everything you need for a night at rapid city. Wonderful bedrooms (excellent beds, bed linen and pillows), wonderful bathrobes and towels, the soap is from bath & body works and it is excellent!! The service at the reception desk is wonderful. Furthermore you get free... More

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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Hotel Alex Johnson and for taking the time to write this review. Thee Historic Hotel Alex Johnson is centrally located in the heart of downtown Rapid City and close to all the area attractions. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope... More

Loveland, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four stayed in this cute hotel, and we got a great rate via Hotwire. The room was to small for a family but would've been fine for 1-2 people. It was within walking distance of great downtown stores and restaurants. We enjoyed the presidents tour (the reason we stayed downtown). We also enjoyed the vertex rooftop bar,... More

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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson and for taking the time to write this review. Next time you are in the area ask about our Family Suite, It is a 2 room suite that is attached via a Jack & Jill bathroom. One room has a King bed and the 2nd room has 2 double... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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204 reviews 204 reviews
70 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in downtown with lots of character. Is walking distance to everything in the downtown area. The staff was great during my stay. The room was very small and the bathroom is very very small. I would stay here again if I were traveling alone on a trip.

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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. Next time through ask for a Junior Suite, it is a Large one room Suite with a King Bed and a bigger bathroom with a jetted tub. Thank you and I hope we get the pleasure of serving you again in the future. More

Yankton, South Dakota
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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Alex Johnson for two nights while visiting friends in Rapid City. The rooms have recently been renovated. Although we has a small room, it was quite clean and comfortable. The hotel makes it convenient to get around, especially with all the activity downtown. We will stay there again.

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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson and for writing this review. The Alex Johnson is conveniently located in the heart of the newly renovated downtown area. Close to numerous dining and shopping locations and the always exciting Main Street Square. Thank you and I look forward to your next visit with us. More

Marysville, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, downtown Rapid City, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. We have one of the smaller rooms but with a king sized bed and very nice bath. The hotel was quiet noting that it was full of motorcyclist. Sturgis was the week we stayed there. The staff in the hotel was friendly and helpful. We were... More

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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for choosing to stay with us at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. With our central location it is the ideal place to call home when you are visiting the Black Hills. Thank you and I hope to see you next year at the 75th Sturgis Rally. More

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Address: 523 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel 3*
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Since 1928, the historic Hotel Alex Johnson has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Located at the heart of Downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is an easy 25-minute drive from Mount Rushmore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Alex Johnson includes 143 rooms and suites and houses the Vertex Sky Bar, Paddy O'Neills Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Coffee, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, AJ's Wicked Salon and the Alex Johnson Mercantile. ... more   less 
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