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Big Sky Lodge
4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701   |  
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Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The room was a little small but it was very clean and comfortable. They have a very nice breakfast selection. Everyone was very friendly. It is very conveniently located for traveling to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Crazy Horse.

They were very helpful when we asked them about directions to Yellowstone. The route they suggested was very scenic.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Barnegat, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The facilities are very clean and adequate. The Staff is very friendly and helpful in providing sites and places to visit. Costs are very reasonable, and I recommend staying here during ane visit to Rapid City and/or the Black Hills area.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My mom is from the area and she told me about this Motel, so my daughter and I stayed there. We loved it! The view was amazing and the staff was very nice! A guy that worked there went out of his way to help us with something that would be unimportant to most and it was really appreciated!
Also, the room was clean and we had a nice breakfast.
You can't beat the hottub with an amazing view as a nice way to unwind! Plus, you have all kinds of restaurants and shopping just down the hill from you! I recommend it for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Westminster,CO
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Believe the reviews!! We stayed here for 2 nights over the Labor Day weekend and had researched them on TA prior to making the reservations. The crew here is super friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have what you need and are comfortable (Thanks to Jay, Alicia, Whitney, Bob and Thor). In addition they have Great daytrip suggestions (Bob used to be a tour guide). Pros and Cons are listed below:

Pros:
Beautiful View, especially at night.
Quiet and Peaceful setting, especially on the non-city side.
BBQ grills and picnic tables set up for guest use.
Clean! Clean! Clean!
Comfortable Rooms.
Very accommodating and helpful staff.

Cons:
No flat screen TV (but I wasn't in the Black Hills to watch TV).

This is not the Marriott, so if you are looking for a fancy lobby and big pool - this may not be the place for you. However these people could give the employees at the last Marriott I visited a few lessons is how to take care of your customers/guests! Big Sky Lodge is a privately owned and operated motel that is run by some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Do yourself a favor, get away from the rat race and spend some time here - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Goshen, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spent nine days in the Dakota's on my motorcycle with 5 other friends and their bikes , and we could not have picked a better place to stay. We were able to park our bikes 5feet from our nice,clean,large rooms with ice cold a/c . The view of the badlands in the distance was great.The staff go out of their way to make sure your stay has everything you need. Washer and dryer for your use,as well as a nice breakfast selection in the mornings. Best coffee around. Definitely will be staying here again next year when we come back. Thanks for everything.

Room Tip: Stay on the east side of the motel for awesome views in early mornings and night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed at Big Sky for a week. The service was great. The owners were very knowledgeable of the area and gave us great places to ride our motorcycles. They are very biker friendly people. They had room for our trailer and a place to wash our bikes !!! Also a hot tub to soak in (with a fantastic view ) after a 300 mile day of riding!!!! Great place to stay for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Amazing view of Rapid City! Awesome service felt like friends! Would stay here over and over again! Private like camping with comfort of a room.Great breakfast before heading out. Central located quick to see all the best places! Thanks again!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#16 Business Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
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