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8990 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
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Happy Holiday Resort Motel
Ranked #40 of 52 hotels in Rapid City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Greenfield, Indiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean restrooms, decent showers, good location and very nice people. They went above and beyond to help us have a great experience. Spaces are a little tight for large RVs but covered picnic tables at each spot are nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Happy Holiday Resort Campground is less than desirable. The sites are very difficult to get a large motorhome into. They over inflate their rates for special events. Other facilities are ok. For the cost, it was just not worth the pricel

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Cheney, Washington, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came last-minute at a busy time, and because of some confusion, the lady ended up giving us a kitchenette unit for the same price as a regular one, with no fuss made over it. The room itself was OK. It was around the back, and very quiet, except for the A/C being a bit loud. It did have a... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd made a reservation for the hotel months in advance as a one day break from camping. The motel is awful. Our room had garbage under the bed from the last occupants, the road noise was LOUD, the wifi didn't work, people smoked freely outside their rooms which somehow got sucked into our room through the AC, the shower was... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and helpful. We arrived a day early, called 30 min before arrival and given a spot..in fact they gave us a tour on a golf cart and a choice of several spots.Service was also good. For example, when the cable didn work college kid staff efficiently diagnosed the problem and they cleaned out our fire pit... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading about this RV park on their website and a phone call. We decided this would be perfect for us. Both the website and conversation told me we would have 2 covered picnic tables. At no time was it mentioned that would be shared by a facing RV. Spaces are very tight with no room for patio awning. Some... More

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Twin Cities, MN
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed in one of the cabins last week after our Badlands campsite was flooded after a big storm. Couldn't find a room between there and Rapid City until we found this one. Spoke with hotel managers on the phone who were very patient with us out-of-towners and gave us good directions. Cabin was cute. They are bunks that sleep 8,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Older campground but well taken care of and the staff are wonderful. Great place to stay and would stay there again. Lots of stuff to do in the area. Would like to see the campground updated, but it was OK.

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Churubusco, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days while on a two family vacation . we got alone time , a nice cabin and met nice people . we used this as a center to area attractions and were not disappointed. we would stay again .

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Santa Barbara, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the motel just after the area was hit by a devastating blizzard. But what we got was a treat - a clean, substantial room for a good price. The owners were friendly and generous to everyone, taking care of those who had been stuck for days by the blizzard and helping those in the RV park as... More

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Address: 8990 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
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Your best location for a Black Hills vacation! Small, intimate property away from city noise. Perfectly situated between Rapid City and Mt Rushmore, directly across Highway 16 from Reptile Gardens. Friendly service, AAA rated, free high speed wireless Internet access in all rooms, free local calls, continental breakfast. Full service resort, heated pools, recreation center, playground, laundry, groceries, and gifts. Also have log cabins available. ... more   less 
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