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Big Sky Lodge
Ranked #14 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2008

This year my husband, my big dog an me visited the big sky lodge for three times. The new owners Alicia and Jay welcomed us allways very friendly. They renew everything in the lodge and so the rooms are very clean and absolutly nice. All rooms have a fridge, a large TV, a microwave and coffee maker. Also there is a barbecue for the guests. You can sit in the hot tub and enjoy the fantastic view all over Rapid City.
Alicia and Jay now offer a delicious breakfast. They offer cereals, fresh fruits, toast, eggs, coffee, milk... its perfect.
We really loved it to stay here and enjoy the lodge with all the advantages - our dog is welcome and can move free all over the place. The lodge is near (5 minutes) to the center of Rapid City - but it is so quiet here.
We really like to recommend the lodge to all the people who want to enjoy their holiday in a comfortable lodge.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed August 27, 2007

Booked the room through black hills central reservations and specifically we were looking for pet friendly property. Agent called the Big Sky and confirmed with someone that we could check in and would just have to pay $20 cash pet fee when we got there. We got there and the manager freaked out at the sight of our 40 lb. dog....would let us check in only if we promised not to let him jump on the bed or get pet hair on the bedspread, and he had to sleep on his dog bed, not the floor. Luckily he is an old guy who wasn't about to jump high enough to get on the bed.... Then the first room we were given a key to was occupied! The room we ended up in was clean and comfortable but VERY small and the walls were so thin we could hear the TV in the room next door clearly. Speaking of the TV there was no remote and we only got 5-6 channels, not the whole list stated in the brochure (brochure also said pet friendly). No phone in the room. Ice machine was locked and we couldn't find anyone to unlock it at 9 pm on a saturday. All in all not the worst place I have ever stayed but far from the best- next time I go to Rapid City I will stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank rrdub
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Reviewed July 2, 2007

The motel we had reservations for was overbooked (Knights Inn), so they called the Big Sky and found us a room. The manager charged us the same rate as we were supposed to pay at the other motel-- about $15 MORE than their normal rate. When we inquired about this, he fed us a line of bull about contracted rates. While the other motel had a pool, the Big Sky had none. Same with telephones. There are none. One of our key cards didn't work. Neither did the replacement. The switches on the lamps didn't work. We had to plug them in and unplug them to turn them on and off. There was one outlet to serve a lamp, TV, coffee maker, microwave, and fridge. My grandson wanted to take a bath. The tub plug was broken, so he had to take a shower.

The manager (owner?) was RUDE!

On the plus side. The room was clean.

Stayed: July 2007
3  Thank speleodude
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Reviewed June 24, 2003

Rapid City was a very clean and friendly city. Easy to find your way around town. to and from the airport was an easy drive.The Ft. Hays Chuckwagon tour we took was fabulous. The tour director was very informative and friendly.The Big sky Motel was tops in cleanlness and the people very nice and friendly. Very centrally located to view all the attractions we were interested in. It sits high on a hill (cliff) and we could see the entire Rapid City and at night the sight was great.Thanks for asking..The Black Hills are a sight to see!!!

23  Thank Camille B
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Reviewed August 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 7, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Big Sky Lodge

Address: 4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5391
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#3 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range: $63 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Sky Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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