We had the split bedroom on the 8th floor. Basically a double, but each bed was in its own room, with its own sink, and a jack and jill toilet/shower room. The beds were comfortable, everything looked relatively clean. I liked the old style look of the rooms. The sink in my room I did not like, as it had a spout for hot and a spout for cold...impossible to get anything done that way. While I understand they want to keep the retro wall sinks, they need to upgrade them to a single faucet. The second bedroom had the retro sink with the single faucet. The TV in one room was pretty consistently receiving a broken signal....my faucet's cold water tap dripped continually, and to turn it off actually turned the spigot itself. My tissues were never replaced once they were out. These are basic things that should be checked by the cleaning staff each day. As for the bar/cafe downstairs...when we were there on Sunday evening only one man was running the bar and trying to take orders at the same time. Needed to be staffed a little better, especially since he had to keep running outside to check on the tables on the sidewalk. Parking being a block away was not that big of an issue...I can see it being more annoying if the weather had been nasty. Basically it was a quiet hotel, the lobby and the rooftop bar view are gorgeous. The front desk people were great. Just a little updating with the sinks and a little more attention to keeping the rooms in better condition plumbing wise (along with replacing tissues and toilet paper) would move the rating here up a notch.
- Also Known As:
- Alex Johnson Hotel
- Alex Johnson Rapid City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An easy 25 minute drive from Mount Rushmore, The Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six U.S. Presidents have resided at The Alex Johnson since opening, namely Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, numerous dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities are available within walking distance of the Hotel. ... more less
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