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Western Thrifty Inn

621 East North Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #50 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had a secured reservation at the local Ramada Inn. They cancelled it for no apparent reason and recommended the Western Thrifty Inn. This place is just bad. Dirty, worn out, very poor service and noisy. A bad neighborhood included at no extra charge. My room didn't even have a place to hang cloths or a towel rack. Do yourself... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband & I paid next to nothing for our room here and we should have just paid a little more for a halfway decent room somewhere else. It feels sketchy and unsafe. The room was stale-smelling and there wasn't even a towel rack. It took us a while to figure out how to turn the single light on since... More 

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Stuyvesant Falls, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Thrifty means, "thriving by industry and frugality" or "given to or marked by economy and good management". So, for starters, the name is misleading... The Western Thrifty Inn is a renovated dump in a bad section of Rapid City. As others have mentioned, we also signed papers in the small sweltering hot office that stated we wouldn't smoke in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It wasn't the cleanest place. Sheets had stains. Also didn't feel safe since you only used a regular key to get in on the door knob. And when you open the door, it seems like people has been breaking into there. It did have a mircrowave and fridge though.haha

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Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stupidy booked 2 rooms on another website without reading the reviews, When we got there we had to call for someone to come to the Office that was a 3X3 Foot room filled with new toilet seats and other items. We signed several pieces of paper promising to keep the rooms clean and not smoke in the rooms etc.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed here while traveling cross country because we were very interested in seeing Mount Rushmore and the surrounding national parks. The Western Thrifty has a great location between the many attractions this area has to offer. Additionally, it has an incredible price and the rooms provide refrigerators and microwaves. It's also now under new ownership who seems interested in... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Rates are inflated in Rapid City over July 4th and we couldn’t find any reviews of this motel so booked it solely on the claim that it had been recently re-done. Carpet, paint, tile and bedding was new but the furniture was trash. Dirtiest upholstered desk chair I have ever seen in my life!! Beds comfortable but the room had... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

All accommodations in the Rapid City area are inflated in price -- supply & demand. But this place isn't worth a fraction of the $80 it cost to stay here. Shockingly bad! The best I can say is they made some effort to at least get our tv to work!

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