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Howard Johnson Rapid City
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

My family (2 kids, my husband, my dog, and I) stayed here for 3 nights to do the tourist thing (Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, gold mine tour, Custer State Park, Bear Country, etc). All in all, it was good. No complaints, really. The room was fairly big which was nice. We liked that the vanity/sink was located outside of the bathroom. The kids loved the pool area. Breakfast was nice - the waffle mix was good - the kids loved it. We loved the complimentary reception (beer & wine) on Thursday night when we got there :) The kids enjoyed the free soda. It was a quick drive to any restaurants and it was easy to get to all of the touristy sites. The price was good too. The hotel staff were nice, although we didn't need to talk to them too much. I would stay here again, for sure.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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MICHELLE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Rapid City, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank You for such a wonderfully detailed review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and the kids enjoyed the free pop and our pool. We look forward to the opportunity to have you with us again in the future.
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

from the time we arrived and checked in,we found this motel to be spotlessly clean,with excellent staff,since we had travelled such a long way,we didnt know what to expect from the howard johnson,we need,nt have worried,the reception staff were very friendly,most special on the desk for us was jennifer,we found we couldnt use our mobile phones,but jennifer u know what u did,and we thank u for it. we did use the internet but not very often,they have a mixture of guests here from diff countries,all are welcomed,and the free beer and wine,is a great idea for pulling guests in(its free mon-thurs. even the handy man was talkative,as was the manager and brooke the room maid,(housekeeping)would i stay here again? u bet also thanks 2 the young lad who served us drinks and was very chatty,but kept calling me sir. lol only slight thing,the young girl in the breakfast bar needs to smile a bit more,when asked for help it as if u are askin for something she doesnt seem to understand is her job,but hey im sure she is only a part-timer and after all she is young! thanks to the girl who opened our safe,after we locked ourselves out of it,oh and thanks to jonni she works very hard,as do all the staff(but do keep an eye on the younger members of staff

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MICHELLE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Rapid City, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank You for sharing your experience. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are truly blessed with some outstanding staff. I do apologize the young ladies in breakfast weren't as friendly and helpful as they should have been. I will share your experience with them and coach them on being more helpful. I truly appreciate your feedback. We would love to have you with us again should you be returning to Rapid City.
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Indianapolis
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We happened to arrive the day after the roads were cleared from a blizzard that dropped two feet of snow on Rapid City. Despite the obvious complications from such a stressful event, the staff and in particular the Manager, Jody were very professional and hospitable. My room was great and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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MICHELLE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Rapid City, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank You. I look forward to the chance to have you with us again.
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We checked in during the recent storm, and ended up staying a second night. Power went out shortly after we arrived, which lasted about 3 hours. Staff worked hard to accommodate us, treating us with kindness and patience. They made food and beverages available.
There were only two things that I would like to suggest: First, the emergency lighting on the 3rd floor was not working properly -- only the west half of the hallway had lights. Also, the exit doors on the 2nd floor, north side, needed to have the snow removed. Had there been need for an evacuation, it would not have been possible. Other than those two things, we appreciated everything the staff did to make us comfortable under the circumstances.

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MICHELLE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Rapid City, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank You, The emergency lights have already been taken care of. We weren't quite as prepared as we should have been, But please let me assure you, that won't happen again. During the storm, we were truly blessed with a wonderful group of guest in the hotel, as well as, staff that went above and beyond.
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We love this place!!! So comfortable and the staff is outstanding!! Our son plays football at the college and we stay here each weekend during home football games..rooms are great, close to downtown and we love the walking path in the park nearby!!

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MICHELLE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Rapid City, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank You. We love the Hard Rockers! We look forward to having you with us again. Don't forget to ask about our rates for HardRocker friends and families.
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Property: Howard Johnson Rapid City
Address: 950 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1149
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#4 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#8 Family Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Rapid City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota, constructed in 2002, is family-owned and features 97 oversized guest rooms including 32 suites and nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting space. ... more   less 
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