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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone

321 Swanzey St, Keystone, SD 57751
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 12 hotels in Keystone
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone is located at the base of Mt. Rushmore in the bustling historic town of Keystone, SD and central to all family-approved attractions. Just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone is a new, deluxe hotel architecturally designed after the magnificent look of Mt. Rushmore. Come and enjoy our Great Room as you relax around our 3-sided fireplace featuring a Western/Native American flair. The hotel features include free local phone calls, high-speed internet access, business center, and a large pool and hot tub.Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new continental deluxe Express Start Breakfast Bar served every morning featuring biscuits & gravy, bacon & eggs, the world's best tasting cinnamon roll, and much more. Visit Keystone, SD and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Keystone.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Justine S wrote a review Apr 2021
Checotah, Oklahoma13 contributions4 helpful votes
There was NO HOUSEKEEPING. 5 days and I had to replace our toilet paper, empty the trash, change the sheets and get new towels. Never, even during covid, have I stayed at a hotel that offered no housekeeping. The heater in the room was noisy and it sounded like a herd of elephant's above us. The breakfast was reheated sandwiches, so not sure how they can call that a hot breakfast. The gold mine place down the road has a better breakfast. Only reason this gets 1 star is for location.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking was not good. Several vehicles parked crooked, taking up 3-4 spots. If you park in the...
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Sheri B wrote a review Mar 2021
La Vernia, Texas18 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The breakfast was incredible. The staff went above and beyond to make everything COVID safe and still maintain a quality breakfast. The pool area was clean. Our room was very nice. The staff was super friendly and kind. The clerk even gave each of our tweens their own room key which made them feel special.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Peter B wrote a review Feb 2021
Belmar, New Jersey104 contributions56 helpful votes
Came into this hotel after a 600 mile drive from Big Sky Mt Hotel located in a town with Not a single place open to get to eat. When enquiring to staff , the staff member was surly. Kinda shrugged . Really? She pointed to the candy machine. Had the hotel website warned their customers of lack of services in town we could have easily bought some food. Highly disappointed
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone
Responded Mar 4, 2021
Hello P403YPpeterb, I understand how you feel about the lack of food services around the area and I have forwarded your concerns to our management. We want to ensure all our guests have the right information before arrival. Our staff will always try their best to make your stay memorable. I offer you my apologies. I have also PM'ed you about this matter. I would like to talk a bit more about it. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. We hope to see you soon again! Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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Rochelle F wrote a review Feb 2021
Randolph, New Jersey552 contributions209 helpful votes
I give this Holiday Inn a 5 because of location which was fabulous. It was also clean and staff was friendly and helpful. We were on a cross country journey and spent 2 nights here, after researching all of the towns nearby and all of the places to stay. IT is also COVID compliant, a key factor for us. We were 5 minutes from Mt Rushmore and took advantage go going during the day and then back at night to see it when it was lit up.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Sightseer_Sam wrote a review Dec 2020
Sioux Falls, South Dakota167 contributions14 helpful votes
Having done plenty of camping this past summer because of COVID, this was my husband's and my first hotel stay since the pandemic. We're loyal IHG members and had a free night to burn before the year end, as well as extra points to extend our stay, so we decided to spend our kid-free, getaway weekend here. I was thrilled to see hot items, such as individually wrapped breakfast sandwiches, sausages and the pancake machine, available in the mornings. I'm a big fan of hot breakfasts and wasn't expecting it at all, so I was very happy to see their offerings. The room, albeit only slightly dated, was clean, very comfortable and spacious. After a day of hiking and sightseeing, we stopped a grocery store to pick up some items for dinner and had a relaxing, delicious meal in the room during one of our nights. The staff were friendly and helpful too. They didn't offer stayover service, but it was as simple as asking for extra supplies when we needed them. They gave us the supplies we needed with a smile too. The parking lot was a bit unique and on the smaller side. To make use of space, they offered parallel parking near the entrance and there were extra parking spaces on the areas to the sides (there's a decent hill on the backside of the hotel). Since it was the off-season though, it wasn't an issue for us. However, we've been to the area in the summer and I could see how it would be challenging. We did actually see deer right next to the side parking lot as we were loading our car to check out, so that was an unexpected, neat encounter. Overall, I'd recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
$81 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Nearby attractions include Big Thunder Gold Mine (0.3 miles), Red Garter Saloon (0.2 miles), and Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Conveniently located restaurants include Janes Boardwalk Pizza, Cruizzers, and Ruby House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Keystone.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Holy Terror Mini Golf (0.4 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore / Keystone accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.