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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

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523 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
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Dell Rapids, South Dakota
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was badly in need of painting, visible dirt higher up on walls near ceiling. Bathtub/shower combo in rough condition. Toilet didn't flush well, shower didn't drain. Air conditioning noisy. Had 2 $25 parking tickets because no one said we could park only on the top floor of parking ramp but they said they would take care of them. Location... More 

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Rapid City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My bf had called and said he wanted a beautiful room since he was proposing and wanted a romantic night. End total was $391 for a room. The room was small something you'd pay $75 for at the motel 6. They did nothing to spice up the room to go along with the night like he asked. We complained the... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our check in hostess was not as helpful as we have experienced at other hotels. We were told our room wasn't ready with no offer to store luggage. No valet parking for garage 2 blocks away. No restaurant for breakfast.

Review collected in partnership with Curio – A Collection by Hilton

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I would like to apologize for the less than stellar experience you had with our front desk staff. I will share your comments with everyone to make sure this does not happen again. We do offer valet service 6 am midnight every day of the week. I do hope... More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed one night in this hotel last week. It is in a great location in Rapid City. The pub we had dinner at was great!! A Starbucks is attached to the hotel. Great for those who need coffee in the morning! The only negative I have, is the "24 hour gym." The sign states the gym... More 

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

On behalf of the entire staff at the Hotel Alex Johnson, I want to thank you for your review. We strive to be the best in town, and your reviews help us achieve them. I will have maintenance check the doors of the gym to correct this issue, and will discuss this with my desk staff as well to ensure... More 

Clovis, California
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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check in staff was fair, somewhat short. Was never greeted by bellhops or valet staff, they just watched me unload my stuff. Only one elevator working and that became a nightmare for everyone. A rooftop lounge and 8 floors of rooms caused us to walk up to the 6th floor after waiting for 20 minutes for an elevator. Room was... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a response. I would like to apologize for any inconveniences that you encountered while staying with us. Due to a storm in the area, we did lose use of one of our elevators late one night. We had professional technicians at our hotel immediately the next morning but unfortunately we had to order parts which... More 

Fletcher, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is right in the middle of Rapid City. Really enjoyed the history of the place. Loved the sky top bar. Easy walking to view the presidents. Lots of places to eat within walking distances and the trolley picks up close to the hotel.

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

On behalf of everyone here at the Hotel Alex Johnson, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We try to showcase the history of our building while providing modern amenities, hearing that they are enjoyed is wonderful. I do hope that you will stay with us again in the future. April... More 

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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Rapid City. The hotel has been nicely refurbished, A Irish pub and Starbucks attached. My first stay at a Curio property and would like to stay at others.

Review collected in partnership with Curio – A Collection by Hilton

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed there stay. I do hope you will stay with us again on your next trip through the beautiful Black Hills. April Miller Front Office Manager More 

Belfield, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is quite comfortable and the staff is very helpful and efficient. Some of the 2 double bed rooms are a little cramped but overall very nice. The king room I had previously was great. I love the pub on the ground floor and apparently, so do many locals. The Vertex lounge on the roof is very nice and... More 

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

I am overjoyed that you enjoyed your experience. These are the types of reviews that we strive to see everyday. I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to respond to us. April Miller Front Office Manager More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel in the center of "darling" Rapid City is the perfect headquarters for a visit to Mount Rushmore (and other spectacular National and state Parks). It's historic (the sculptor stayed there as he was conceiving the monument) and the downtown location provides easy access to the many of the locations you will want to visit. It's not perfect. As... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. We appreciate every review we get. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay not only at our hotel, but with the local businesses in the area. I do hope you will stay with us again on your next trip through the hills. April... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When looking for a hotel in Rapid City to use a a base for our South Dakota tour, I decided to book the Hotel Alex Johnson mainly due to its downtown location, and its placement on the 'Curio Collection'. Since I had never stayed at a Curio collection hotel in the past, I was not sure what this really stood... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Oh behalf of our front desk staff and housekeeping staff, I would like to apologize for the less than stellar service you received. I can assure you, this is not our standard policy and I will work to fix this issue so it is not repeated. The... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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 Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Price Range: $159 - $522 (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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Alex Johnson Rapid City
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#2 Spa Hotel in Rapid City
#10 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#18 Family Hotel in Rapid City
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