Just visited this hotel for the first time after it was remodeled a few years ago. The lobby is great and the architecture amazing. Front desk was helpful - Especially the front desk manager Amanda.
The room was really nice. Moved to a junior suite the second night. Very large room overlooking downtown. Would highly recommend it. The XL Jacuzzi tub was a plus. With summer not yet here, the rate was acceptable and in competition with other hotels in the area. They don't have a breakfast, but do have a Seattle's Best Coffee in the lobby area. At check in, the front desk gave us a card for a BOGO in the coffee shop - a nice plus.
If ever we stay again, I will remember to get any snack or drink items at the grocery store before turning in for the night. The hotel does offer "The Market". They have a variety of snacks and drinks. While the selection was nice, the prices were outrageous. $2.50 for a 20oz soft drink, $2.50 for candy items or a small bag of chips. This is fine and well, charge what you'd like - but none of the prices are advertised. Imagine my surprise when going to the desk to purchase something and 2 drinks and 3 snack items were $20 - plus tax. Vending machines aren't available.
Overall a nice stay, but remember your midnight snacks before settling in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1928, the historic Hotel Alex Johnson has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Located at the heart of Downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is an easy 25-minute drive from Mount Rushmore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Alex Johnson includes 143 rooms and suites and houses the Vertex Sky Bar, Paddy O'Neills Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Coffee, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, AJ's Wicked Salon and the Alex Johnson Mercantile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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