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Lazy "U" Motel

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2215 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701
Lazy "U" Motel

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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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340 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a dated motel owned and operated by a husband and wife team. You will like them.....great to talk with and very knowledgeable of the area. As the name of the street would indicate, it is located on the road to Mount Rushmore......turn right as you leave their parking lot. The property is well-maintained and the room was clean.... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel will not appeal to everyone. There is no grand foyer, or fancy restaurant. What you get is a basic, very clean room, at a motel where the hometown owners (not a chain) have lived in the area for years, and take a genuine interest in their guests. Also, as an added bonus, the prices here are about half... More 

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Illinois
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised when upon checking in we were upgraded to the "Pink Penthouse" at no extra charge! Room was large, well appointed (had small kitchen including full size refrigerator, kitchen sink, cabinets and stove) and very clean. Note to families, if you are planning on staying here for a few days and plan to cook, have your own... More 

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

We were so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. The Pink Penthouse is our only room with stairs, but very comfortable and roomy. Thank you for the kind words. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little motel may look older on the outside, but the owners do a fantastic job at keeping it at five stars. The carpet was in great condition and everything is maintained so well it looks brand new, not a bit of dirt or grim anywhere! The faucets shined! Lazy U has the only motel/ hotel tub I would ever... More 

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

As I was crawling around beds yesterday showing a new housekeeper what was missed with the vacuum I was wondering how much longer we will be able to keep the rooms at the level of cleanliness we do now by inspecting each and everyone the way we do. Then I read your inspirational words and know that it is worth... More 

mid-atlantic
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had stayed once before at chain hotel out on Rt 90 - just OK. This is an older one-story motel right on Rt 16 to Mt. Rushmore. Owners live on-site; housekeepers are family members. We had a double room near the end of the L-shape - quiet, easy in/out. Well-maintained and very clean. Owners fun to talk with and give... More 

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

Thanks for your thoughtful review. It's amazing how well built the rooms were even in the 1950's. We are glad you liked your stay. Cindy More 

Bremerton, Washington
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Hotel. Really friendly staff. Clean, quiet room. Very easy to get to (although the construction was a bit cumbersome). Great access to Mt. Rushmore. Just what I needed as I trekked across the country.

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

Thanks for your positive review Ryan. We were glad we had a room that fit your needs. More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have stayed at the Lazy U Motel twice now. I enjoyed both stays. The rooms are comfy and clean. The owners, Verlyn and Cindy are excellent hosts. The are very knowledgeable about Rapid City and The Black Hills. The will help you with all the attractions and the best restaurants. I will definitely stay here the next time I... More 

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

It was good to see you again Kevin and so happy your house sold so quickly. Good luck with your travels. More 

South Dakota
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We usually stay at the Lazy U when in Rapid City as the beds and pillows are comfortable, the rooms are clean, and with all rooms having microwaves & refrigerators this is great place to base out of when traveling the Black Hills of South Dakota. This family owned business is a plus as someone is always on property and... More 

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

Verlyn is the one who always knows where the best trails are or the shortest or most beautiful route. He reminds me why I moved back to the Black Hills. Thanks for recognizing our efforts. More 

Rhame, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great place to stay! The rooms are spotlessly clean, terrific comfortable bed with plenty of hot water for the morning shower. They have flat-screen TVs with every imaginable channel available! Nothing to wish for that they don't offer.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's nice to know our hard work doesn't go unnoticed. More 

Jorpeland, Norway
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 

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