I booked the Alex Johnson due to it's close proximity to Mount Rushmore and also based on many of the good reviews I read. This is a charming turn of the (20th) century hotel right in the center of downtown. They have done a lot of modern renovations, without compromising the old charm and character. The lobby is amazing. The rooms were a bit on the small size but when you're only there for one night it was perfectly fine. The beds we had were fantastic and appeared to be brand new, along with the beautiful linens including the bath robes. I loved this hotel! I don't think there was a restaurant in the hotel, but there was a Seattle's best coffee in the lobby. There were several pubs and restaurants within walking distance, which was worth the walk, just to admire all the bronze, life size sculptures of past president's. Even as Canadian we found this facinating. (Apparently GW Bush and Clinton are still in production and Obama won't be made until he becomes a "past president") There is a mini museum close to the hotel that stays open until 9:00 pm and they can give you a map showing where are the presidents are situated. Also attached to the hotel is a lovely little gift shop, however, I caution you that some of the jewellry they carry can be found in many of the stores in Keystone a bit cheaper. I found this out the hard way.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hilton Hotels Direct, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, HotelsforEveryone, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Alex Johnson Hotel
- Alex Johnson Rapid City