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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Reserved 3 nights, but left on 2nd night. It is nice, histric. But a room have a large traditional funitures and it takes lots of space. There is a shelf over the wash basin and can not wash face well. The shower temp is not enoght high, little bit cold.
It was a good experience !

Room Tip: Rooftop Bar is fine. Try it !
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Akira_in_Kyoto
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is a very busy hotel and there was often a wait at the lift but the staff were all friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the bar, cocktails on the rooftop and breakfast. We spent two nights here and would be happy to come back again. It is central to all amenities and handy for Mount Rushmore and Crazy horse. On the second evening there was a summer festival and the town came alive.
The car park is a block away but this did not prove to be a problem.

Room Tip: I can't remember what floor we were on, we had views of the mountains and we were not affected by street noise
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We have just returned from a travelling holiday around America and the Alex Johnson hotel was on our itinary. Of all the rooms we stayed in during our stay in the US, the room here was the smallest. The bathroom was tiny and as we were staying here for three nights we hoped to unpack our cases. This was an impossibility as we were only supplied with three coat hangers and very little drawer space. We also didn't like the fact that we had to park the car on the top floor of a multi-storie car park one block away.

The room was clean and quiet and we enjoyed looking around Rapid City. The entrance is very imposing and the staff were friendly - but if only we had had more room!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lechlade
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GMAlexJohnson, General Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

I appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Being a Historic Hotel some of our rooms are smaller than your typical new box hotels rooms but we do have several room types that are quite large, such as Junior Suites, Family Suites and Chairman Suites.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and hopefully we will get another chance to show you some of our larger rooms on your next visit.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights when we went to Badlands National Park. It was the only hotel I could find downtown that was a chain. The cost was only about $120 a night and it was well worth it. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Room was well appointed and clean. It is a historic hotel, so that has to be considered when evaluating it. The bathroom had been redone, but was a bit small, as expected. We were on the 7th floor and had a great view of the city. The only complaint I do have is that there is no on site parking. You have to park in a parking deck a couple blocks away. There is valet if you don't wish to walk to and from the deck though.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mkking12
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Compared to other hotels and motels in the Mt. Rushmore area, it's definitely a welcome change. I wouldn't call it a luxury hotel but it's definitely boutique and upscale. Reminded me a lot of a European hotel - small room, tiny elevator, but very comfortable bed. Room did not seem to have any refrigerator/mini bar and not sure these are available on request but we could have used that for our water bottles and snacks.

Hotel staff was friendly and we enjoyed some of the amenities such as Vertex Skybar and 2 for 1 beverages at Seattle's Best in the lobby. Great location near shops and restaurants and airport is only a 20 minute drive away. Gave us an easier drive to catch an early morning flight home than if we had stayed in Custer or Hill City nearer to the main attractions of the area.

The parking situation is not as bad as some reviewers have mentioned. You can park your car in the loading area of the hotel for up to 1 hr so you can get your luggage out, take it up to your room and then move your car to the garage one block away. Also parking on the street near the hotel is available for free on weekends.

Overall, we enjoyed it and would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JessieinTX
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