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Lazy "U" Motel

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2215 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Lazy "U" Motel
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Jorpeland, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long drive I wanted a quiet (and not expensive) place to stay. Drove the the Lazy U after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. The owners were very helpful and even though it's right by the road, nothing could be heard from the room. The room was old, but clean. I would definitely stay there again if I'm ever in... More 

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

It's hard to believe how quiet the rooms are when you close the door :) The insulated metal doors and brick front help keep the noise out. And while the room is old, the mattresses and chairs are brand new, which lends to the over all comfort we hope our guests appreciate. And it sounded like you did. Thanks for... More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The check in was quick and easy, we had reservations, and the owner was helpful with dinner suggestions. We had a single queen room which was tight, but clean and quiet. Everything worked as it should in the room and we had a great sleep. Factor in the price and you can’t beat this motel.

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We were so happy the room worked out for you. Thanks for your kind words. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Driving from Montana to NY..after reading several positive reviews re: Lazy U Motel, we decided to call and reserve a room. The owners were very nice and accommodating. Our room was clean and comfortable, equipped with wi-fi, fridge, microwave and a flat screen television. Absolutely a great value for the price. We would definitely stay at the Lazy U again.

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

What a long journey you were on. We were so happy you chose to spend time with us and you were rested and ready for the next leg. I very much enjoyed talking to you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had an accident in our Motorhome hit deer, needed a room for a week and It was during Sturgis Bike Week We owner gave us a room. It was super clean!!! Cable TV. Coffee and Donuts on the AM Owner are friendly and very accommodating. This hotel is older but very nice and affordable I rate it A Plus

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We were so happy to be here for you as we don't always have rooms that time of year. We admit we are not a fancy motel, but can say our rooms are comfortable, clean and secure at a great rate. We hope to see you again when you are here by choice and not because of an accident. Thanks... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We arrived at the Lazy U Motel on 11th September 2014 after driving from Denver airport in a snowstorm (what an experience), but I'm pleased to say that the welcome was warm along with the very comfortable room or rooms, as there were 2 couples. We had a great time exploring the area, Crazy Horse (our favourite), and Mount Rushmore... More 

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Can you believe we had snow that early in September? Then a week later it was 90 plus. This is what I like about South Dakota, it is never boring when it comes to weather :) Thanks for the great review. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife is a bit of a germaphobe and she was very thrilled with how clean the room was. The owners/managers where very friendly people who love what they do and the prices are the best in Rapid (at least if you want a room that is clean).

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We are always happy to have our guests check out the rooms before deciding to stay, because we inspect every room after it is cleaned. We were happy your wife approved and you had a pleasant stay. Thanks for your review. More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a quaint little place to stay. They offer the best customer service we have ever received. Not only was the room clean, but when we ended up with having major car issues, they took awesome care of us. The owner helped arrange for the repair on the car. When the car rental place was unable to come pick us... More 

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, even under the circumstances of car trouble. Verlyn has lived here all his life and loves the Black Hills. We drive them ourselves. always looking for new places to tell our guests about. He knows a lot of people in the area and is always happy to help get someone back on the road and... More 

Williams, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Would highly recommend to anyone. Family owned, extremely clean, very comfortable beds, quiet. Within walking distance of restaurants. Very friendly & helpful at setting up a tour for us for the next day. Would definitely stay here again.

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. If you had a tour set up, you must have met my cousin Jackie. I don't know what we would do without her. I was glad to here you had a good stay. More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife & I just returned from a trip to the Black Hills. We spent 5 nights at the Lazy U Motel in Rapid City. The motel is situated on Mt Rushmore Road. Easy to get to downtown and all the great attractions. Although the motel was built back in the late 50s, it's very well maintained. Our room was... More 

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It is nice for V and I to have guests that stay more than a night. They get to see what the Black Hills have to offer and we get to know you a little better :) More 

Santa Clara, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We liked staying at this motel. We were traveling across country and we were looking for something different. It was inexpensive enough we could each have our own room, which was very nice. It is no frills. It does have a refrigerator and microwave. It is clean, comfortable, quiet and friendly. There is a Safeway grocery store right across the... More 

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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and not being put off by our inexpensive prices. I think sometimes folks believe that expensive means better and while there may be more bells and whistles like irons and shampoo, you are paying for those things to be in the room. We do have irons and ironing boards, along with blow dryers, shampoo and... More 

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Address: 2215 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Number of rooms: 25
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City

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