We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice, comfortable, clean hotel...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn & Suites

Save Saved
You added Howard Johnson Inn & Suites to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   950 North Street, Rapid City, SD 57701   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Price
Stay 3+ Nights, Save 20%
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice, comfortable, clean hotel...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stayed 4 nights first week of June. Comfortable hotel with spacious clean rooms. Not walking distance to downtown but convenient and close to highways and downtown area. Front desk staff efficient. Across from highschool and convention building. A lot of street noise on the weekend from teenagers meeting up in the school parking lot with loud cars - maybe room in back of hotel would be better. Overall nice place with comfortable bed and liked having fridge and microwaye in unit. As a budget hotel...the HoJo works just fine!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to review our property. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

586 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    308
    188
    65
    15
    10
See reviews for
273
127
28
64
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My family of four recently spent five nights at the Rapid City HoJo, and were really happy with it. I often have trouble sleeping in hotel beds, which are usually hard, but the beds in this hotel were really comfortable. Also, I never heard noise from the surrounding rooms or hallway--not sure if that was because there wasn't any, or because of soundproofing. The free breakfast offered a large selection, including boiled eggs, fresh waffles, yogurt, toast, pastries, cereal, juice, and more. My family was able to fill up, which saved us a ton of money. One thing to be aware of: this hotel is away from the main business section, so there aren't restaurants within short walking distance. However, it was close to the convention center, which offered a beautiful rose garden and walking/biking paths along a creek. Very pretty. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michelle A, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank You. I'm pleased to hear you slept well and enjoyed our breakfast. You are correct, the park by the Civic Center is absolutely beautiful. There are several good restaurants in the downtown area which is only about 3 - 4 block from the hotel and just south of the park. Once again, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

By far the best hotel I've stayed at in Rapid City. Laundry facilities, pool, sauna, & a great spread for breakfast! The staff was friendly & professional. Clean rooms with microwave & refrigerator. The freezer worked great by the way unlike many hotel refrigerators. Great location close to downtown Rapid City & interstate 90. In the lobby a computer with a printer, which was helpful doing mapquest directions to attractions. You get what you pay for and yes it is a little higher than most hotels but you get great amenities. This will be my first choice my next trip to Rapid City!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michelle A, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank You for the wonderful review. I am glad that we not only met, but exceeded your expectations! I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

My brother and I stayed here last week. We remember the Howard Johnson hotels from our youth and joked about staying in one. Well, we are glad we did. All aspects of this hotel were excellent. The service was great, the breakfast great, parking was great, cleanliness was great, the room was great, and use of the computer was great. We were concerned when a huge group of teenagers were dropped off by a bus for some event in town. The hotel handled all of them well. We will definitely stay here next time in Rapid City, SD. You can't beat the price or service.

Room Tip: Try the top floor as it is quiet wihout someone walking above you.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michelle A, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you sharing your experience with everyone. We'll look forward to seeing you the next time you're visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minnesota City, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Family of 5. We stayed here for 4 days and enjoyed every bit of it. Best part was the cont brkfst, lots to choose from from fresh waffles to boiled eggs lots of yummy foods and was nice to fill everyone's belly before a day of sight seeing. We would stay here again if we ever visit again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NancyJSmith, Director of Sales at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites in Rapid City. It is our goal to give each guest a happy experience and we're pleased to hear that we succeeded with you. We look forward to seeing you in the Black Hills again. Thank you for your kind remarks.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Front-desk staff was welcoming. My room was attractive, clean, comfortable, and quiet. Wireless service was fine. Breakfast was good; there were apples and oranges but I wish there had been a banana for my cereal. I found my statement and a newspaper at my door in the morning. They offered me a 15% discount for my next stay at this inn. I would stay there again even without the discount.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NancyJSmith, Director of Sales at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson for you stay in Rapid City. And thank you for your kind response to your stay. We appreciate the time it took to send in your response and we look forward to having you with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pierre, South Dakota
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable room with a lot of bang for your buck, this is your place. I stayed here for 10 days while working. The staff were all extremely friendly. The rooms have great amenities, comfortable beds and I found it very relaxing. They offer an excellent breakfast and the social hour in the evening is exactly what the doctor ordered! Thank you for being a great place to stay. It is very close to the Civic Center. There are not a lot of options for dining in the immediate area, but with in a short drive or a few minutes of walking you are right downtown able to take in the president statutes and enjoy the downtown experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the north side. It is a residential area with no roadway noises. I have stayed o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NancyJSmith, Director of Sales at Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful grading of our hotel. It is our goal to exceed our guests' expectations and give them a happy experience. We look forward to your future stays with us. Thank you, again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Howard Johnson Inn & Suites? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn & Suites

Address: 950 North Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#8 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#10 Family Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn & Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota, constructed in 2002, is family-owned and features 97 oversized guest rooms including 32 suites and nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting space. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Wyndham, Priceline, Tingo, Travelocity and Venere so you can book your Howard Johnson Inn & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn And Suites
Howard Johnson Hotel Rapid City
Howard Johnson Rapid City Sd
Howard Johnson Express Rapid City
Rapid City Howard Johnson

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.