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Lazy "U" Motel

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Los Barriles, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly situated for our overnight needs right next door to a good restaurant with a great bar (awesome beer selection.) The motel is right on a busy street but it is set back and the street can barely be heard. The internet is hit and miss and there is a fridge and microwave but haven't seen a coffee maker, maybe... More 

Thank bajadevi
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Return business and word of mouth are why we are still in business after 14 years. We appreciate the kind words. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could find motels like this in every town on my travels. The rooms are basic, simple, and inexpensive. Everything you need, nothing you don't. More importantly, they are absolutely spotlessly clean. The rooms are very quiet, the beds are comfortable, and the proprietors are the nicest folks on the planet. It is also motorcycle friendly with an... More 

Thank djpimpstick
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Found this quaint little motel when looking for a place to stay after flying in from out of state to be with a sick family at the local hospital. Two other hotels had no vacancy, so I ended up calling this little place. I was warmly greeted by one of the owners, and felt like I had just talked to... More 

Thank Jacquie R
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We were happy to hear your family member made it out of the hospital and that you felt comfortable in our room while you were here. More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a surprisingly great motel. The owners are a couple who are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and even had extra towels and pillows. Rooms also had magazines about local attractions which are helpful. They even had rags prepared for the bikers since it was Sturgis week with buckets for clean and dirty rags. The... More 

Thank nchyshkevych
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It's hard to believe Summer is almost over. We enjoyed sharing our collections with your daughter. We have a special place in our hearts for the kids who travel since our grandkids all live so far away. Thanks for sharing her with us. More 

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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Lazy "U"Motel. Our was room was clean, beds comfortable and close to many restaurants and shopping. Check in was easy, very accommodating owners. Coffee, tea etc. available all day. We appreciated being close to local and friendly staff.

Thank anntripadviser
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. It is truly a family operated motel. We have a cousin Jackie, in the office, two young cousins as housekeepers and Sharon in the laundry who feels like family because she has been with us for over a decade. More 

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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here three nights. We had 3 queen beds, full sized frig, table and chairs. Room was very clean and priced reasonably. It was especially nice to have laundry facilities on the location. The owners are very friendly and gave us good advice on where to buy good quality black hills gold jewelry. Would definitely stay here again and... More 

1 Thank Connie K
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We were happy your mom found the gold she was looking for and that you had such a nice stay. It helps when you can spread out a little. The three bed unit was just the right size for your family. Thanks for staying with us. More 

Central City, Nebraska
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The owners very nice and the outside grounds were clean...the room was a little small but very clean ....the location is near many food establishments,gas stations and everything to have a great stay...lemonade and coffee in the office for free....I would sure stay again....we were here when the bike rally was going on in sturgis and the price was very... More 

Thank Donna G
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. More 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our group of 10 stayed here recently for 3 nights. It was SO clean & comfortable. Not fancy but it served us well. They had buckets of towels outside for us to use to wipe down our motorcycles. The lobby had complimentary iced tea, lemonade, coffee & in the morning packaged bakery. The owners were so nice and their dog... More 

Thank Pam S
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We were happy to hear you arrived home safely! It was a pleasure having you and glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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158 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had a great experience at Lazy "U". Although it isn't the most modern facility, it is very clean and the staff were great. The owners have a great operation and offer a very competitive rate. Would stay at again if ever passing through Rapid City.

Thank Cmkastanek
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We have found our niche here on Mt. Rushmore Rd. We listened to what was most important to our guests and clean rooms with comfortable beds topped the list. We don't put all the bells and whistles in the rooms, all that adds up to higher room rates. We have blow dryers and irons if you need them. Coffee is... More 

Long Beach, Washington
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

What more do you need? Clean rooms, friendly owners and inexpensive prices compared to everywhere else. And its one of the last few motels around that are still privately owned and operated! Always nice to see and speak with the owners. Thank you! Will stay again!

Thank Aurora A
Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review

We wouldn't have near the business we do without our return customers. Thank you for making our small family owned motel so successful. Cindy More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lazy U Motel is one of the last Mom and Pop motels, family owned and operated. We have 25 rooms we keep in immaculate condition. Each room has a frig and microwave, cable tv, tub and shower. The doors are metal and secure. No pool, so enjoy a quiet one-level motel with parking in front of your room. Free WiFi, no charge on local calls, guest laundry and in walking distance to several restaurants. MC/Dis/Visa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy "U" Motel

Address: 2215 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5311
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Number of rooms: 25
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
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