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“Good views, good rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Roosevelt Inn
206 Old Cemetery Road, Keystone, SD 57751 (Formerly Guesthouse Mount Rushmore)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Keystone
Bristol
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“Good views, good rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Stayed 2 nights at the Roosevelt during an 18 trip of SD, WY and CO.First impressions are that its a bit dated and some of the public areas and stairways have seen better days, but the rooms were clean and comfortable, with a good indoor sitting area as well as the balcony area. There was a huge selection of freeby stuff for the bathroom, which was perhaps a little small. The breakfast was fine - good choice of cereals, pastries, breads etc and teas/coffees/juices. The seating area at breakfast was a bit small though and we were forced outside - though as it's a bit off the main road this was fine. Keystone is a great little town with lots of stores obviously catering for the tourists and plenty of places of eat. Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed at the Roosevelt Inn in June for one night. Great location, very close to Mt Rushmore. We had a loft room, with a king bed downstairs and 2 singles upstairs on a mezzanine floor. We were expecting the "loft" to be enclosed, so were a little surprised that it just had a bannister railing, no privacy for a family with 2 teenage boys. But, the beds were comfortable and the location was great, and was only one night. Highly recommend the Big Time Pizza on the ground floor, very yummy! Hotel breakfast had a much bigger range than what we had in our hotel in San Francisco. Loved the self-made waffles. Also highly recommend doing the first part of the tourist drive just up the road (Iron Mountain Rd). It takes you around "pigtails" and through 3 tunnels which frame Mt Rushmore. Best done in the morning with the light on the faces, but we went up at 7pm and it was still a great view.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We thought the town has died, but it was the off season. Stayed here as it looked the only place open. Didn't look much on the outside but was actually really nice. Very comfortable, great location handy to Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore etc. Continental breakfast included. Food was pretty old, jam was rock hard.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised when we walked in to our room. It was clean and a nice size. Curtains opened to a beautiful view of the mountains. Nice

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed here during our family trip through South Dakota. The hotel was a nice place to stay with a friendly gal at the front desk. We were a little disappointed the pool was closed since it is the off season, but we liked out room with the balcony and the pizza place down stairs is wonderful! I would stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

We were here in September, which meant there weren't a lot of other guests. We did not have any problems with finding a parking space, and only had one night with noisy neighbors. I agree with other reviewers, the parking lot is difficult to manuever through, and schlepping lugguge up the stairs to the room was a real pain. The pool/hot tub were not available. The continental breakfast was a real joke, very few items and very few of the items. Most offensive was that their website chastises other Keystone motels for deceptive advertising (low cost rooms that are never available) and yet the off-season price quoted on the website is not what we were charged. The unfriendly desk clerk's explanation was that "the website is wrong". On the good side, the room was clean and spacious; we really liked the little table by the window, even though the view was of the parking lot.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

From outside the hotel looks nice with balconies.. We were delighted,( but not for long), to get a room on the 3rd floor. Even though there were few guests, they gave us a room to the back of the hotel. Instead of a balcony our window had a parking lot directly in front of it. Yes, on the 3rd floor, hacked out of the side of the mountain. There were no see-through curtains, So it was too dark in the daytime and brightly lit through the gaps of the black-out curtains at night when cars arrived or departed. The service was rather unfriendly and the b'fast consisted of cereal and various breads and rolls. No fruit or juice. We would not stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rose57751, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
As with most properties, the Roosevelt Inn, has different classes of rooms at different price points. This guest was given exactly the room she booked. Had she wanted a balcony she could have booked a balcony room at a slightly higher rate. The fact that she was not given a free upgrade seemed to upset her. Her actions are like a customer who orders a Kia without satellite navagation then complains that the car doesn't have satellite navagation and demands thatt the dealer upgrades her to a car with satellite navagation at the same price because there are unsold, navigation-equipped cars on the lot. As for the continental breakfast, the Roosevelt Inn does not officially offer a continental breakfast and guests should not expect any breakfast whatsoever. Although we may, at our option, offer a continental breakfast, guests should not expect one during the off-season when rates start at $49.95. If a person wants a breakfast with a room he can spend $79.95 a night at one of the chain properties.
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Address: 206 Old Cemetery Road, Keystone, SD 57751 (Formerly Guesthouse Mount Rushmore)
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family owned and operated, limited-service hotel located in the city limits of Keystone, SD, at the base of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Property has a variety of rooms, ranging from small, economy rooms with one queen sized bed to large family suites that can accommodate up to seven persons. Pool & Hot Tub operate seasonally (June, July, August). Airport transfers available at a nominal charge. ... more   less 
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