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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   620 Howard St, Rapid City, SD 57701   |  
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Ranked #22 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tinley Park, Illinois
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Good Value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went to Mt Rushmore and stayed overnight in Rapid city. Without hotel reservation we based our hotel hunting on the reviews of other travelers. My husband said to check this hotel because of the very good review. We checked other hotels around the area but this hotel is worth our money. Good location, friendly staff, good value and very clean which is the first thing I look in a hotel. The staff in the front desk was very helpful. He went to our room to help us connect to the internet. Bed was comfortable. Sink is not the typical sink. It's like a big bowl colored light blue. Breakfast is just right. We asked if we can check out a couple of hours late without an additional charge. And I think the owner or the manager said yes. Although, we did not extend our stay, granting our request made us appreciate the hotel more. Overall, this hotel is a good value. I'll stay here next time I visit Rapid city.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
escalade4X4,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your honest and kind words mean a lot to our entire staff. I will be sure to share your review with them.

Safe Travels,
Eric Seljeskog
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eureka, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Hill's may be Black, but the service is brightening. In this tranquil laid back setting there exist a diamond who's beauty is forged in the facets of its management and employees. The comfort of family and friends is the only example that would dare parallel the experience. Reeva, the GM, is like a mother hen guarding her chicks. The grounds and building are clean and safe. This has all been accomplished at an extraordinarily reasonable rate! From an outside perspective, I urge you to visit this secret paradise. Happy travels to all, and to all a good life.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Trey S.,

I'm not sure what to say, but thank you. Your kind and sincere thoughts truly mean a lot to me and our hard working staff. Hopefully your travels will bring you back our way so we might look forward to serving you again.

Thank You,
Eric Seljeskog
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Littlerock, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have been Staying at this hotel on every trip I have made for the sturgis,SD motorcycle rally on and off for the past 20yrs. The service from Reeva the manager has always been very professional. the rooms are comfortable and clean. The wifi is great and the breakfast buffet is awesome. All of the staff are friendly and professional. I will always stay at this hotel for the rally. I was very relaxed in knowing that I was in a top notched hotel that felt like home. The parking lot is big and very secure. the swimming pool is very clean and there are plenty of restaurants surrounding the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel for any time of the year. The staff is very quick in reacting to any thing you need while staying there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Rene M,

Thank you for the positive review. I will pass your kind words along to Reeva. We look forward to seeing again at this years rally.

Safe Travels,
Eric
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WATERTOWN
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. The bed was very comfortable. The Breakfast was great. The Staff was extremely friendly and helpful when I needed to get some business done. The Hot Tub was perfect. Overall it was one of the better stays I have had at a hotel. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Todd L,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We really appreciate your business and look forward to helping you anyway we can in the future.

Safe Travels,
Eric Seljeskog
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Santee, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

First of all my compliments to Manager Reeva for complying with our last minute request in a friendly professional manner. We give her a 5 star rating for welcoming us with open arms. We had quick, easy check in with a friendly staff that put a smile upon our faces from the get-go. The TV gave us a problem and management was all over it. Problem solved.
The bed was comfortable, the room was neat and clean, and the breakfast buffet was great. The staff that handles the breakfast buffet was friendly as well.
We will be returning next year and wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

Room Tip: Upper floors have less noise!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hi Patty C,

We really appreciate you taking the time review our hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I will let Reeva and the rest of the staff know about the nice things you had to say. It really brings joy to people when they know their hard work is noticed and appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Sincerely,

Eric Seljeskog
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Warsaw, Poland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The front desk staff was friendly . The room was clean and comfortable, bed was very comfortable Free wifi worked well,.. . The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was Ok ..Free parking in front hotel .. Rushmorre Mall 5 mn walking .Easy access to I -90 ..No problem to stay here again ..Highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear PATRICK59Cracovie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We truly appreciate your kind words and I will pass them along to our staff.

Safe Travels,
Eric Seljeskog
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We made this hotel our home base while exploring the Black Hills and Badlands. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. The free wifi worked very well, better than in far more expensive hotels we've stayed at. The front desk staff was friendly and professional. The pool was a great place to cool off after a long day in the hills. The complimentary breakfast was good, with biscuits and sausage gravy and make-your-own waffles. For the money I couldn't have asked for a better hotel. I would stay here again if we make a return visit to Rapid City

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric S, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Cluebyfour,

We really appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. I will pass your kind thoughts along to our staff. Take care and safe travels.

Sincerely,

Eric Seljeskog
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Address: 620 Howard St, Rapid City, SD 57701
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City, located on the eastern slopes of the world famous Black Hills in western South Dakota. Our Rapid City hotel is close to a variety of scenic outdoor landscapes and attractions such as Journey Museum, Reptile Gardens, Haines Ave Casino, and Dinosaur Park. We are also near National American University, South Dakota State University, and Oglala Lakota College. Famous local attractions include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial, Mammoth Site, Black Hills National Forest, and Spearfish Canyon. Taco John's, IHOP Restaurant, and Hardee's Restaurant are only a few of the restaurants located within half a mile of our hotel. ... more   less 
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