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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Kearney, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Alex Johnson for two nights while exploring the Rapid City/Black Hills area and could not have been more pleased. The rooms aren't big according to new hotel standards, but I was not there to sit in the room. :P My room was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. Every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful,...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The building is fun. Being a historic marker of Rapid City don't expect a huge bathroom, wide hallways or a spacious and swift elevator. The staff could use a bit more training as they seem to get stuck with simple things. Example : valet had my car keys but couldn't find them. It took almost 24 hours for them to...

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Rapid City
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always have a combined family and friends celebration when we can all collide at the same time. This year we decided to have this party up at Vertex in the Alex Johnson Hotel. It was amazing! FOOD - VERY inviting, tasty, fabulous selection and well presented. Great pricing too! Also great catering to the two family members with food...

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great ambiance and caring staff. One of the best hotel bars I have ever been to! Parking is not the best however. You have to walk about two blocks at a garage without an elevator. Starbucks and chubby chipmunk chocolate are great little places.

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your stay at downtown, historic Hotel Alex Johnson. I am happy that you enjoyed our Hotel and its outlets. I apologize for the inconvenience of parking and do offer a valet service to offset the cities parking situation. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again and we wish you...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is nice, and a great location- can walk everywhere. We only stayed here one night on our way to Colorado and it was perfect for a short stay- the rooms are nice. We ate at the restaurant/bar on the roof and it was over priced and mediocre- I would recommend walking somewhere in the town.

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Lingle, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel to stay at. They have done a great job maintaining the historic look of this hotel while updating the rooms. A very good mix! I have stayed at this hotel several times, and if you enjoy paranormal activity, it will not disappoint! Room 812 is NOT the only room weird things occur in! Paddy O'Neill's is a...

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Highett, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here one night while passing through Rapid City. Great location, a lovely welcoming foyer area, reminded us of an old saloon bar. Staff were friendly and there is a Starbucks attached to the hotel.. always a bonus! A couple of small negatives, on arrival there is no where to park your car just a pick up/drop off point...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the Hotel Alex Johnson. This feedback helps us see what we are doing right and where we can improve. As a historic facility, the rooms are all completely different configurations from each other which can sometimes make them a bit more on the cozy side. Sometimes that's the fun part of visiting a Curio...

Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an historic hotel located in Downtown Rapid City. It's the perfect location, within walking distance of many great restaurants, bars, and shops. The hotel is currently under a renovation, but still many of it's charm has been left intact. We received great service from the front desk, valet, and housekeeping staff. Our room was very small, but it...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the Hotel Alex Johnson and its staff. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. I am glad that you enjoyed the remodeled rooms and downtown location. I do apologize if the blackout curtains in your room were not descending properly in a way that made them apparent. Our staff takes pride...

Grand Forks, ND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take a last minute road trip and didn't want to stay in a cookie cutter hotel. I looked up this place on my drive down and they had rooms available for a very reasonable prices. Renovated rooms but still kept its old world charm. Plus Starbucks and the restaurants were the only places open on Christmas and...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Anthony, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Hotel Alex Johnson. I am glad that our property met the expectation you had for a unique accommodation. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again. Kindest regards, Adair Fisher Assistant General Manager

Oakley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in downtown Rapid City. Plenty of shops near by, restaurants, a theaters right across from hotel. Great price, excellent hotel and amenities. Starbucks right next to hotel with enterence through hotel lobby. Less then a thirty minute drive to Mount Rushmore. Definitely would stay again with my family. Only negative part was the small room we had for...

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Thank you for sharing your comments about your visit to the Hotel Alex Johnson. We use this feedback to see what we are doing right and where we can improve. Our hotel is lucky to be at the heart of downtown Rapid City, surrounded by local businesses and a short drive from many South Dakota attractions. As a historic property,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1928, the historic Hotel Alex Johnson has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Located at the heart of Downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is an easy 25-minute drive from Mount Rushmore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Alex Johnson includes 143 rooms and suites and houses the Vertex Sky Bar, Paddy O'Neills Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Coffee, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, AJ's Wicked Salon and the Alex Johnson Mercantile. The Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City is now a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and welcomes Hilton HHonors guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Price Range: $68 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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“Higher floors have better views. Request a room away from the elevator and ice machine.”
 of 5 bubbles TeniseandWeston, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“It is still a work in progress, call ahead to discuss what rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles JimR104, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“King rooms are limited, so make sure they have the type of room you want ahead of time.”
 of 5 bubbles 2CanStan, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms far away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles texastraveler22037, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for King”
 of 5 bubbles 476ronh, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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