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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 #17 of 52 hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spearfish, SD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alex Johnson is an old historic hotel with an updated flair. The rooms are small but clean and very comfortable. The beds are great! Nice extras include a pub, coffee house, excellent chocolates for sale in the lobby and a delightful bar on the roof. The staff were friendly and always helpful.

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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 about your recent stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Hotel Alex Johnson and I hope you can make a return trip in the near future. Thank you! More

Pierre, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable beds, historic charm, great downtown location! I've stayed at this hotel several times and it's my first choice in Rapid City any time I travel without children. On a recent visit, my computer would not connect to the internet... even thought the problem was with my computer and not with the hotel's wireless, the late night manager patiently and... 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 about your recent stay at the Historic Hotel Alex Johnson. I appreciate you choosing the Hotel Alex Johnson as your hotel of choice when staying in Rapid City. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to your next stay with us. More

Big Lake, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most of our trip out West was wandering (no reservations), so when I suggested to my husband that we check out this hotel he said "it's gonna be $150/night." Wrong! A king-sized room was just $69.00 ($88.12 w/taxes & fees). It's a beautiful historic hotel with a rooftop bar. They also give you 2 free drink coupons (to use at... More

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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 Alex Johnson and for writing this nice review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and I hope you can make a return trip in the near future. More

Fairview, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Thought it was a nice hotel, the staff was very nice. I will definitely be staying here again. Was hoping to find something in the shop about the hotel, but there was nothing. That was disappointing. My only issue with the room was that the curtains didn't go across the window, only thing was... More

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

Thank you for staying at the Hotel Alex Johnson and for taking the time to write about your experience at the hotel. I'm glad to hear that the staff took good care of you and your enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your insight on how we can improve our operation to further enhance our customers stay and we are looking... More

New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice rooms. Nice location. Great staff. Stayed here 5 days to explore this part of SD. Badlands, Mount Rushmore and gold mining all nearby. Right across from the town square. Road in front closes certain nights for festivals. Check out the art alley next door.

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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 about your stay with us this last summer. The Hotel Alex Johnson is located in the heart of the newly renovated downtown Rapid City and is close to all the area attractions in the Black Hills. I hope you and your family can make a return trip in the near... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a ghost nut so for my 30th bday my super thoughtful and amazing husband surprised me with a haunted stay in room 812. It was such a fun and spooky stay...best birthday ever! From the amazing dinner and drinks at the exclusive Vertex, the AWESOME haunted tour from Brandon of the haunted spots in the hotel including the... 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 about your recent stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday at our hotel and that the staff took very good care of you. I hope you and your husband can make a return trip in the near future. More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a disappointment. Stayed the 8th of March 2014. Small, Dirty, moldy rooms, Bath rooms were tiny. Windows were broken and could not be opened or shut. Window frames were old and needed attention. We went to the roof top bar which is supposed to something "special".......Gas fire places had numerous cigarette butts in them. The speakers were pounding out... 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 about your recent stay with us. We want each and every guest that walk through our doors at the Hotel Alex Johnson to have a positive experience and I want to apologize to you for not making this happen with you, As far as the hidden fees that you mentioned, The Destination... More

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Historic hotel! The rooms have been upgraded but some things such as the door knobs are still vintage. The only bad thing is that I have stayed in the same room twice & the heater does not work very well. They say it's haunted but I have not "experienced" anything.

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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 nice review of your recent stay at the Hotel Alex Johnson. I appreciate your continue patronage and I hope to see you again in the future. More

South Dakota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at the Alex for two days, thinking it would be a fun change of pace. We frequently stay in Rapid. First off it was expensive at $ 150. per night.( With several undisclosed fees, ie historical preservation fee) The rooms are tiny and they had flaking paint and mold. We were accosted by drunk, antagonist panhandlers in their... More

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

I want to thank you for sharing your comments concerning your recent stay with us, your comments will help us improve our future guests stay by showing us what areas we need to improve on. We strive extremely hard to insure that each and every guest to our hotel receive the highest quality service and products, returning home with a... More

Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I will start that the hotel is beautiful and the rooms are nice and clean and even though the bathroom is TINY it is serviceable and clean. But beyond that I would not stay here on a business trip again. Was quoted $59 per night plus tax so I was figuring around $66 or so for a one night stay.... 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 concerning your stay. I'm happy to hear that you thought the hotel was beautiful. As far as your concern with the hidden fees, I want to apologize if the Front Desk staff didn't explain the fees in detail. The Historic Maintenance Fee is listed on the Registration Card that you... More

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Additional Information about The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel

Also Known As:
Alex Johnson Hotel
Alex Johnson Rapid City
Address: 523 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#15 Family Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An easy 25 minute drive from Mount Rushmore, The Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six U.S. Presidents have resided at The Alex Johnson since opening, namely Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, numerous dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities are available within walking distance of the Hotel. ... more   less 
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