The manager of this Econo Lodge obviously takes a lot of pride in this hotel. It shows in how well maintained the property is and how frequently I see staff cleaning (for example ensuring that the floors are wiped as it gets wet with people running around after swimming and vacuuming of hallway carpets). It shows that the manager cares about the property. The fact that the staff are all very cheerful and polite is also a good reflection on the manager and suggests that they are actually happy working there. Even the maintenance staff were cheerful and usually maintenance staff have a tendency of being grumpy when you ask them to fix something. The outside of the property is also very nice and in the evening the blue lights give it a nice touch.
Inside, the rooms are also very nicely done with a modern look. The beds are comfy and the linen/blankets modern looking. The shower has good pressure and good spread. The bathoom is also modern looking. The big plasma TV is not just for show as the image quality is good too with good channel selection. The lights add a relaxing ambiance. Most importantly the rooms are clean.
Location wise its very convenient to the interstate, dining options, the mall and gas stations.
What amazes me most is the price. It is almost half the price of other hotels that are considered of higher "class". Its almost like you are paying double just so you can get a full hot breakfast at the other hotels!
There are some negatives to note however. The internet was unreliable. The wireless signal was strong and when you do actually connect the speed is good but unfortunately the actual connection to the internet comes and goes. I think it is because it is not able to handle the capacity. I say this because it is only in the evenings (when most people are around) when its unreliable. During the day the internet is excellent. I think the manager should seriously consider getting another provider other then Ethostream. The check in was extremely slow and it was kind of frustrating that only one staff member was there to check people in. The toilet and air conditioning also seems to let off an unpleasant smell.
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Rapid City. Everything is excellent about this place but it loses a point for the unreliable internet. There is absolutely no reason that you should have to pay over $100 for the quality you can get at this hotel. Other hotels could learn a thing or two from this place!
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Hotel Rapid City
- Econolodge Rapid City
- Econo Lodge Rapid City
- Rapid City Econo Lodge