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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   321 Swanzey St, P.O. Box 430, Keystone, SD 57751   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I stayed here a while back (just getting around to a review). It is a PERFECT location for Mt. Rushmore. There's a little town area close by (beware, everything closes early) and Mt. Rushmore was only minutes away. On a more recent trip, I stayed in a Marriott at Rapid City - this Holiday Inn is MUCH better. The rooms were clean, the lobby is AMAZING, and the breakfast is very good.

If you are deciding between here and down in Rapid City, definitely pick here. It saves you the drive up to see Mt. Rushmore and it much quiter and more charming that Rapid City. NOT that there's anything wrong with Rapid City - I'm not saying that. I'm just saying for Mt. Rushmore and quite peacefulness, this spot is perfect.

Next time I go back, I will definitely stay here again. Loved it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Traveled with the wife and kids. Had not planned on staying in Keystone, so we were pleasantly surprised to be able to get a room without a reservation.
Staff was friendly and helpful,
We were only misguided in one area and that was when they recommended the Railhead Family Restaurant. But it was not their fault.
Hotel is nice and clean, also quiet.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Everything about our stay at this Holiday Inn Express was wonderful. The lobby is uniquely decorated to fit in with the beautiful natural surroundings if this beautiful mountainous area. The staff was friendly and accommodating to us. The rooms were quiet, clean, roomy and comfortable. The indoor pool and jacuzzi were also enjoyable. We had a nice complimentary hot breakfast. One of the best parts of our stay was that it was only 2 miles to Mount Rushmore. The location was wonderful and it is nestled in a small town that is set up for tourists with shopping, restaurants, and an adventure company. We enjoyed our stay so much that we added another night! This hotel will leave you happy and well rested.

  • Stayed May 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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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

a really nice hotel in the town closest to mt rushmore. The room was spacious, comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was quite good. If you are going to see mt rushmore, you should consider the holiday inn express. But watch out for the herds of deer walking down the street in front of the hotel! And they say that the wild turkey are even worse! Very convenient, great service, good clean rooms.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Keystone is a small town with walkable streets and several hotel choices. The HIE is on a side streeet, half a block from our fav fries-and-beer (well, actually I drink margaritas - they were good, too!) at the Tacklebox Tavern (best fries in 48 states!). Comfortable rooms, with all the amenities including a hot tub and indoor pool. Restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. We stayed three nights, touring Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood and more. Always a good night's sleep, and more than usual breakfast for guests. Lobby has a cozy fireplace; staff was very attentive and friendly. Definitely the top in Keystone and a good location for touring area attractions.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I don't mean to demean Holiday Inn Expresses at all. Rather, it is to portray how beyond the norm the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Keystone is. Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills, its lobby makes you feel like you're in a log lodge. There is a warm and inviting area to sit in front of a fireplace in the lobby. It has a big pool that looks out on the mountains. The rooms are large and inviting. And, it is only a few minutes away from Mount Rushmore. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 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
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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Close to Mt Rushmore. Clean and comfortable. The front desk personnel are VERY friendly and knowledgable. Rooms are clean and spacious. The beds are great. Highly recommend it.

Hotel has a continental breakfast to start your day eggs, toast,cereal

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 321 Swanzey St, P.O. Box 430, Keystone, SD 57751
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone is located at the base of Mt. Rushmore in the bustling historic town of Keystone, SD and central to all family-approved attractions. Just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone is a new, deluxe hotel architecturally designed after the magnificent look of Mt. Rushmore. Come and enjoy our Great Room as you relax around our 3-sided fireplace featuring a Western/Native American flair. The hotel features include free local phone calls, high-speed internet access, business center, and a large pool and hot tub.Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new continental deluxe Express Start Breakfast Bar served every morning featuring biscuits & gravy, bacon & eggs, the world's best tasting cinnamon roll, and much more. Visit Keystone, SD and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone. ... more   less 
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