We stayed here in early November (sorry for the late review) after we road-tripped from Milwaukee for a few days to take in the sights. The hotel is a few miles west on I-90 from downtown Rapid City, so if you're looking for something more centrally located, this is not for you. As for us, we kind of enjoy the quiet time, so we didn't mind a little extra driving, not to mention the main attractions have great signage and were very easy to find (didn't have to turn on the TomTom to find Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, etc.) The room itself was nice and clean. We had a big comfortable king bed. Only complaint about the room is there was no fridge, but we had a huge balcony that we kept our cooler out on, and with the chilly November nights, it kept everything nice and cold during our stay!
The breakfast bar was better than expected. Sure the eggs are a bit rubbery and the biscuits were a little dry from cooking all morning, but it was a step up from the normal continental breakfast these types of hotels usually offer, so I was happy!
The con: The pool... The water was ICE cold and almost unbarable to swim in for any extended time period. That was a bummer since a pool is usually a major ammentity we look for when searching hotels. It did have a nice hot tub that was enough to at least keep me satisfied!
Overall, your expectations have to be realistic. If you're expecting a luxruious 5-star kinda deal, then choose one of the pricier joints in the city.
Recommendation: Check out Elk Creek Steakhouse just a few minutes drive west of the hotel. Great steak and reasonable prices! They have the main restaraunt in a completely different part of the building from the bar area. So it's perfect for families, or to catch a few drinks and watch a game!
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Rapid City West Hotel Rapid City
- Ramada Black Hawk
- Black Hawk Ramada
- Ramada Hotel Rapid City