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“Great place to stay in Rapid, clean, affordable and comfortable.”
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Gold Star Motel
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Reviewed February 12, 2014

The check in process was quick and painless, the managers were top-notch. The room was clean and comfortable with a nice size flat screen tv and a homey feel. The location is central to downtown Rapid and many activities. I'll stay there again!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

On our recent visit to Rapid City, we just wanted a simple motel that was clean and quiet and we could get a good nights rest. Because the state basketball tournaments were going on, all the "chain" motels were full of screaming kids, parties and swimming. We found the Gold Star Motel off the "interstate path". It is a simple, "Mom & Pop" motel that we were very pleased to find. It's kept up and clean on the outside. Inside the room, our bed was very comfortable and the mattresses looked new. The room did not smell, the bathroom was big and roomy and it was very quiet and located close enough to walk to your choice of many restaurants. We kept their card and will go there again when we are in Rapid City. The price was very reasonable.

Room Tip: Only a two story motel and we were given the first floor, which we appreciated as we are seniors not...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Gold Star is the best/only place to be if you're going to stay on E. North St. in Rapid City. It's not fancy, but it's safe. E. North St. in Rapid is not a good neighborhood, and every other motel on the street is nothing more than a flophouse with the associated traffic and residents. McD and a Chinese restaurant right across the street. Others close by. Kmart within a block. Their prices will rise a bit with the tourist season, but not nearly as bad as the chains.

Room Tip: Test your heater/AC. There's few with the fan squealies ;-) I'm half deaf, but had to get...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bearclaw6
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

There is nothing special about this place, but it was clean and convenient. The prices weren't great for the facility, but it was high season. It was a better value than the chain motels. Importantly, it was clean and comfortable

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

great value! Spacious rooms, impeccably clean, very quiet, friendly staff...walk to good dining!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank eileen1218
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

They are a AAA motel but they DO NOT stick to the prices in the travel guide. They padded on $30.00 and we were traveling off season. They are unprofessional and rude. Do not stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

this motel is an excellent value. Good rates, clean rooms. This is a good clean mom and pop motel, the staff is friendly and knowlegeable about the Black Hills.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gold Star Motel

Address: 801 E North St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1647
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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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Price Range: $63 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gold Star Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
26 Unit motel, queen and king beds, handicapped rooms available. Within walking distance of 12 restaurants. Free WiFi, cable, in room coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators in some units. 30 Minutes from Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse. Continental Breakfast ... more   less 
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