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“outstanding place to stay”
Review of Lazy "U" Motel

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Lazy "U" Motel
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
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“outstanding place to stay”
Reviewed September 2, 2014

my wife and i went on a motorcycle trip from racine, wi. the motel was very clean and owners are very friendy. they treat you like family. verlyn and cindy bourne gave us outstanding directions on where to visit. we stayed here for a week. wish we could stay longer. we return to lazy u motel again. thank you verlyn and cindy.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
We were happy to hear you made it home safely. Thanks for the great review :)
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Ault, Colorado
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Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights while on vacation to see sites around the area such as Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial and what others we could in a day day period. The owners and staff were all great and friendly. The room, although a bit small was perfect for the two of us. It was clean, kept up well and comfortable. They don't have things like an alarm clock, coffee pot, or shampoo in their rooms but they do have a mini fridge, and honestly we didn't miss any of those things. They serve coffee and donuts in the office in the morning and there is a grocery store across the street for any items you may need. When we go back to Rapid City, there is only one place we will stay, you guessed it, the Lazy U. For the price of the room, the friendliness of the staff, and a good location to hit the road for site seeing this place can't be beat!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Jerry C
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay :)
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Shelton, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great location to see all the local attractions. We stopped here on our way to Mt. Rushmore. This motel was very clean, the staff friendly and accommodating. The Lazy U is owner operated. We found the beds to be comfy, and the bedspreads without a wrinkle. They offer no extras, such as shampoo, but the price was reasonable and there were no bugs. The first room we looked at was next to what looked like would be loud neighbors, so we were shown another room near one end of the motel. That room proved to be perfect. We enjoyed our stay, had a good nights rest and found everything in good order. The air conditioner was rather noisy, but the night was cool enough that we didn’t need it so slept comfortably even after we turned it off. They do have a web page at http://www.lazyumotel.com/

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thanks for the review. You hit all the high points :) We do try to keep your cost down by not including all the frills the chain motels have. We do have blow dryers, irons and yes, shampoo for free if you ask for it, in the office.
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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed for a week and checked out on the 5th of July. Our stay at The Lazy U was the best hotel/motel experience we've had in all of our travels. The owners were excellent host. Very helpful as to area attractions and advice. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Pet friendly rooms meant that our dogs were as comfortable as we were. Great location for ease of access to area attractions and overall a 10 out of 10. I highly recommended you step back in time to this quaint little motel and enjoy your stay as we did. They will be my first choice of accommodations on any return trip to the area!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mike S
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Verlyn liked the "stepped back in time" description. It lets people know we are not a boutique motel with all the fancy add ons. We try to offer a clean comfortable room at a reasonable price. Thanks for the review.
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Alabama
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here four nights on our motorcycle cross country trip and it was a fantastic place. We love the mom and pop places especially since they are fading out with all the chain places out there now. Fresh coffee and donuts each morning, very clean rooms with refrigerator and microwave. Parking right at your door and very biker friendly. I too loved the blue towels that are in the bathroom to use for things other than bathing. Great idea! The owners are very friendly and know how it's suppose to be done with an affordable price. If we are ever in Rapid City again, we will stay here. Thanks for making this a great visit.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
We are glad you liked your stay. This little motel is great for motorcycles because you can park right in front of your door. Hope we see you again.
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Saint Cloud, Florida, United States
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our party of five stayed at the Lazy U Motel for three nights in late July of 2014. The purpose of our trip was to visit the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Custer Park and Sturgis, prior to the Motorcycle Rally crowds arriving. The Lazy U provided our group with great lodging and a central location. Verlyn and Cindy run a fine establishment. The Lazy U is clean, quiet, secure and well maintained. We found the service, cleanliness and beds to be The Best of any of our stays on our ten day trip thru S.D., ND, MN, MI, IA, and IL. We stayed in name brand chain motels with the exception of the Lazy U, and they did not compare. The staff was always very helpful and outgoing. I left an item in a night stand and Verlyn, let me know prior to me realizing I had left it, he quickly FedExe’d it to me at my home. I travel 40 to 50 days a year around our country, and you won’t find a better place to stay while on the road, anywhere in the United States!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hey Scott, thanks for your review. You are not the first person to leave a personal item in the rooms. Our housekeeping staff is great at letting us know right away so we can try to call before you leave town. Your group was a pleasure to work with, hope to see you again next year.
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Indianapolis, IN
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at Lazy U Motel for three nights in late July. The check in experience was quite easy and the staff was fantastic. Receptionist provided very needed maps and recommendation of the area restaurants. The hotel is very friendly to motorcycle riders and also provided an area we could clean our bikes.
The room was very clean and the bathroom we found to be spotless. I really thought the colored towels in the bathroom for cleaning very dirty items was quite clever. I used it each day to help keep the extremely white bath towels clean.
Our room had two queen beds that were comfortable with a couple of options for pillows. The décor was good and provided everything we need in our stay, small frig and microwave. We would leave around 9 am, and return around 8 PM. Rooms were cleaned and air conditioning running to keep things enjoyable on our return.
My stay was fantastic, my only recommendation to the hotel would be to provide a small bottle of shampoo for the guest. However, I bring my own just in case so I would not allow this to stop me from staying here again.
At any value, this was a great place to stay, location was good, cost was fair, and the service outstanding.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank great-places
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Cindy B, Owner at Lazy "U" Motel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thanks for your review, especially regarding the colored linens. We took the idea from another mom and pop a few years past. We didn't like putting stained towels in the rooms, nor did we like tossing a perfectly good towel just because of a blemish. As for the shampoo, we do keep some in the office if someone does not bring their own, but decided against them in the room as a way to keep the cost of the rooms down. Thanks for your kind words. :)
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Property: Lazy "U" Motel
Address: 2215 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5311
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
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Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
Number of rooms: 25
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 

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