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BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel

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1901 9th Avenue Southwest, Box 346, Watertown, SD 57201
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the Ramkota Although I wish there were more places to eat nearby as they do not have a shuttle on weekdays. They do have a bar and food on site. The room was okay, but could be updated. The staff was great and I will stay there again next time I am in Watertown.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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570 reviews 570 reviews
73 hotel reviews
1,001 helpful votes 1,001 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel needs some serious TLC to catch up to 2015. The rooms are small and let in a ton of light from the atrium that is the hallway. Staff was friendly. Fitness center is lacking but has some cardio and a shoulder machine. Bed was comfy. No fridge or microwave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Watertown for only one night so we weren't that picky about accommodations. Check-in was very quick, and after having some difficulty opening the room door and getting that straightened out, we didn't leave the room. The room proved to be on the small side and definitely needed updating in their features in general, although the bed was... More 

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Manhatttan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Overall, a very comfortable hotel with an adjoining restaurant and bar. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast "Scrambler" at the restaurant was awesome. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a very good experience--only negative may be location; it's about 4 miles from I-29.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

No fridge or microwave, I can’t remember when I’ve stayed at a hotel for five nights that didn’t have a fridge and microwave in the room, I ended up putting food I needed to keep cold in my truck, usually finding it frozen the next morning, but it would thaw out but lunch time. No desk just a small table... More 

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South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Most of the rooms are accessed through a set of doors off of the lobby and into an enclosed atrium environment with interior room access along each side. There are a number of seating areas in the middle of the atrium, and this, along with the echo factor, makes for a noisy time of it any time someone speaks in... More 

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Silver Lake, Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My family of four just stayed two nights here while in town for a wedding. It's a beautiful hotel and the staff was very friendly. My daughter loved the pool. The wall mounted heater in our room would run for a few minutes, shut off for 22 seconds and then start up again consistently for two days. It was very... More 

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DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review

Tammy - thank you for your comments, we are so glad you and your family were here for the wedding and had the chance to enjoy the pool and hopefully Minervas Restaurant while you were here. I do apologize for the inconvenience of the heater and have given this information to our maintenance staff so they can correct it. We... More 

Spearfish, South Dakota
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Spent three nights while attending a conference. The hotel rooms were on the small side but were nicely furnished. The TV was a nice flat screen. The open areas and rooms were clean. The staff worked hard and were anxious to assist. The restuarant provided some excellent meals and the conference area was well thought out. We especially liked the... More 

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DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response regarding your stay! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that your meetings were successful. We are very fortunate to have Minervas Restaurant & Bar and the Watertown Event Center all under one roof - it sure makes attending events much easier! We hope the next time you have a need for... More 

Saint Charles
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Outdated but clean and classic. Bath partially updated. Atrium concept helps avoid cold weather. Contains sofas and plants for hospitable atmosphere. On site restaurant very tasty and close by--again without going outdoors. Interesting building; appears 2 or more building were covered to make huge complex.

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DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and so pleased that you enjoyed our atrium area - it is one of my favorite places in the entire facility. To me, it feels homey - plus the fact that I cannot grow plants - I truly appreciate the live plants throughout. We are always working to make improvements at... More 

Clearwater, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This hotel is warm and friendly, and the exterior is welcoming, just like every other Best Western I've stayed at. I was really happy to find a Best Western in this area as I drive long distance for work and it's really nice to have a comfortable room to sleep in after a long day of driving.

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DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that we were here for you - sometimes it is just a place to lay your head at the end of the long day, but we hope you were able to enjoy Minervas Restaurant & Bar right onsite and did not have to leave the building! We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for... More 

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