For the most part, this hotel met the expectations of a Hilton Garden Inn. Check-In was fast and friendly, room was new and clean, and overall a good value.
The hotel is convenient to dining and shopping in the Rapid City area and is obviously one of the newest hotels in town.
My only issue is with whomever they hired to design the rooms. While the colors are modern and pleasant, the closet doors appear to have been bought at a second hand trailer park sale. Also, I presume this same genius had the bright idea of putting the bed on a solid wood frame that is at least an inch wider than the bed on each side. This makes for a great knee and toe banger as you move about the room. Finally, the bathroom. While very clean, the setup is a bit odd, as instead of using a sliding shower door, you have to manipulate a bit of an obstacle course to open the door (I think this door was obtained at the same sale as the closet doors), obtain the shower mat, and then turn on the water. Do not do this in the wrong sequence and you will suffer the consequences.
I actually stayed here twice in the past week. The first night, I attempted to go to breakfast and there was no one to seat me, I stood at the host stand for quite some time and no one appeared or invited me to seat myself. I just left. On the second visit, I did enjoy a nice breakfast with a very friendly server. I guess the day of the week will determine your experience here.
The $10 ish breakfast buffet was adequate and much better than the typical free (get what you pay for) breakfasts offered by many limited service properties.
Overall, two good stays. I will most likely return to this hotel on a future visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Rapid City hotel in South Dakota is conveniently located just off of I-90, at either exit 60 to mall drive and then west .5 miles of exit 59 to mall drive and then east .1 mile. We are centered in the middle of famous shopping, convenient location and within minutes to many Black Hill attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. ... more less
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- Hilton Garden Hotel Rapid City