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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Bergen, Norway
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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had high expectations of this hotel along our cross country road trip. We usually enjoy our stays at Hilton hotels. This place has a great location downtown and a beautiful lobby with extraordinary furnishing. The staff was very curt and rushed despite no one else being there when we checked in. The room was a big disappointment. Very cramped... More 

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

Thank you for you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay at the hotel. We appreciate the feedback. 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 is knowing there's... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small rooms, no closet in the room. Old bathrooms. The air conditioning didn't work and had to be repaired, the bathroom sink was plugged. The 'white' towels were gray. However, maintenance responded quickly to make the repairs. Front desk staff was surly.

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

Thank you for you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay at the hotel. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us see what we are doing right and where we can improve. We will share your with our staff members to ensure we can provide great service and amenities to all of our guests. We... More 

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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a Hilton diamond member so I chose this hotel because it was about the same price as a Hampton Inn. Thankfully, the diamond status gave me free valet parking (normally $25) and 2-$8 vouchers for breakfast at Starbucks. However, this was an annoying $8.95 historical fee and a $2.49 destination marketing fee that I didn't notice until after receiving... More 

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

Dear Monte, Thank you for such kind words about our hotel! We just joined with Hilton recently and it has been delightful getting to work with valued Hilton HHonors members such as yourself. Curios are such a neat branch of the Hilton brand as they are one of a kind hotels. Since joining, we have begun a complete remodel of... More 

Jefferson City, Montana
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A western landmark in Rapid City, the beautifully restored HAJ is a must stop-over spot for lovers of historical lodgings. The destination of Presidents on the stump, the hotel sits in the middle of the old downtown in the Capital of the Blackhills and one of the gateways to the West. The lobby is beautiful, its like stepping back 3/4... More 

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

On behalf of the team at Hotel Alex Johnson, I want to sincerely thank you for your feedback on your stay at both our property and in the Black Hills. It sounds like you were able to take everything in and its great to know that our hotel contributed to such a memorable experience. You are correct that every room... More 

Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights while visiting the area including Mount Rushmore. The only issue were the hit or miss operation of the elevators. Make sure you get up to the rooftop bar at night to take in the view. Walk around the downtown area and get pictures with your favorite president(s).

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

Dear Mark, Thank you for your feedback of our property located in the center of downtown Rapid City. I am extremely pleased to know that you enjoyed the panoramic view of the city and Hills from Vertex. We look forward to having you stay with us again and have a wonderful summer! Kindest regards, Adair Fisher Assistant General Manager More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an ok hotel, but first of all it is way over priced, $230 a night for what? I guess the word Curio is permission to over charge you. The beds were comfortable, but that all I can say good about our stay. I am not a fussy person and I am very easy to please. BEWARE this place... More 

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Orchard Park, NY
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99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has LOTS of character and the staff is delightful - from the valet to the front desk. Everyone is very helpful. We were given a room on the 5th floor which we were told was recently renovated. Very compact room but an exceptional small bathroom. Not really any room to but your toiletries and this is especially difficult... More 

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GMAlexJohnson, 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 wanted to reach out and thank you for your feedback. Your comments helps us to see what we are doing right and in what areas we can improve. We will continue to work on training with our staff as our guests comfort is at the forefront of our... More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love old historic places. But, The rooms are small and the bathroom very tiny. The tub seems to be a cover over the old claw foot tub? Because it slopes so you have to brace your feet against the sides. It is nothing special for the price. And many tour groups and the popular pub attached make it noisy.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review! 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 is knowing there's nothing else like it. I am elated to know that you enjoyed your stay at our... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was very kind and willing to help out in any matter. The hotel is beautiful. Very well maintained loved the history. The newly remodeled rooms were nice the beds were very comfortable we enjoyed our stay

Review collected in partnership with Curio – A Collection by Hilton

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

Dear Ted, Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. Everyone is very passionate about what they do here and it is great to know its been appreciated. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our newly remodeled rooms and comfortable beds. We look forward to having you as our guest in the future and have a wonderful... More 

Burlington, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location but not a great hotel. There is a fee for this being a historical hotel. The hotel did not share this. Not enough staff to take care of the restaurant and rooms. We had a room with no hot water for a shower. Just lukewarm. Had to request toilet paper. I would stay here again only because of... More 

Review collected in partnership with Curio – A Collection by Hilton

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GMAlexJohnson, 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 wanted to reach out and thank you for your feedback. Your comments helps us to see what we are doing right and in what areas we can improve. We will continue to work on training with our staff as our guests comfort is at the forefront of our... More 

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Amenities

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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 St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Price Range: $114 - $478 (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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Also Known As:
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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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