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“Very large place” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3200 West Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107   |  
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Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Sioux Falls
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very large place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Offers military discount. Has an indoor water park that is included for quests for the families and an outdoor pool for those who don't want to hear the screaming kids. Food from the bar is good.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank keithrodgers1972
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, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We appreciate any and all comments so we can be the best we can be!

We hope to see you again,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Akron, Ohio
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122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just went I thought a Best Western couldn't get any better we stayed here. It is south of 90 but worth the short (five minutes) drive. We had been traveling so went to the bar for happy hour and the bartender we had was the BEST. This darling bar has atmosphere.
The room was perfect and we became addicted to Best Western for their prices and quality but this, again, was a favorite. Very quiet room with comfortable beds.
Also, the restaurant for breakfast was reasonable with quick friendly service. Plus the PRICE was cheaper than in the city. HIGHLY recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank borntotravelOH
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, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 22, 2012
THANK YOU for taking the time to share your experience. I can't wait to share this with our team. Save travels and we hope to see you again soon!

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Holland, IN USA
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We checked into the famly suite which had a bedroom with two queen beds with a family room. We loved it! We were able to eat our meals as a family together at the dining table. The kids loved the waterpark. It kept them occupied between outings. Our entire family had an awesome experience staying here. A definate visit when we make it back to Sioux Falls:)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jennifer K
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Jan G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments; we're so grateful. And thrilled we did our job; we want our guests to make great memories here!

Respectfully,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Once again we were in Sioux Falls SD and stayed at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. They have done improvements such as TV's, the lobby area. It is exceptionally clean and welcoming.

The room we had was really nice and spotless. It was quiet even though there were several children nearby. The ac worked well the only down side was the water pressure in the shower but we brought it to the attention of the front desk when we checked out and they said they would repair it.

One thing that is really appreciated is the "Clean remote" a covering that is over the remote control that gets changed with each new occupant. More hotels should use this.

As usual this is a great place to stay, the rooms are clean and its quiet. The price is good. You can eat at the hotel or the local place called the Rolling PIn is near by which is where we go. Also you can have pets at this hotel and there is no additional fee which pet owners can really appreciate.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CL M
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Jan G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and your loyality......we do not take it for granite! We appreciate our good neighbor the Rolling Pin, but please try the Maple Street Cafe' too......kids eat for .99, and we've worked hard to offer good food at a fair price.

I do hope we see you again.

Respectfully,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed here early June with my husband and two boys. The boys loved both the outdoor and indoor pools! The indoor pool was quite busy but what else would one expect on a Saturday in June. The indoor pool area has lots of tables and chairs for the adults to hang out. Would be a fun place for a group of people. There are rooms that have direct access to the pool area. If you want someplace quiet, this would not be it. Beds were comfortable. We did have problems with our air conditioning not working. We did not call the front desk untiil we checked out as we didn't wan't someone coming to fix it in the middle of the night. We thought the room would evently get cooler. It did not but the hotel discounted our room to 50% off. Very considerate.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank SWMNMomofboys
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Jan G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments, we appreciate your feedback. We do apologize for the ac issue. We really want our guests to make memories - so glad you did!

Best reguards,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Harker Heights, TX
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The rooms were old! The door only closed when it was slammed. The floors were dirty, the tub didn't drain. The AC didn't cool. The room itself was terrible. You heard every noise through the door. The only thing that saved the room itself was the TV. The waterpark, which was included in the price, was nice. Too bad it was salt water, but otherwise, it was amazing. We had so much fun bonding and having a good time. I wish the rooms were just as nice! When we were checking out, the cleaning crew was cleaning the rooms with doors wide open. They were disrespecting fellow co-workers and guests. It was just rude!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank aboucher85
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Jan G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments; everyone help us learn and be better. For the negative comments, I assure you they will be addressed and not who we are. As for the rooms, the TV's you mention are brand new, as are the fridges, and microwaves on the way. The restaurant, lounge and lobby are newly done. Improvements will continue. AND the salt water is going away....in the process.
Thank you for making memories at the Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel, we hope to see you again!

Sincerely,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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sioux city
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

What a great hotel to stay for the weekend.they have a big pool inside mainly for kids with a water slide and another pool outside with a courtyard.excellent service and a great bar to hang out in.I would stay here each time i need to over night in Sioux Falls.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank James L
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Jan G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you so much for the nice comments; we apprecaite them so much. I am so glad you and your family had a great time. Please come see us again!

Respectfully,

Jan Grunewaldt
General Manager
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel
Address: 3200 West Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sioux Falls
#17 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Ramkota Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 226
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring the Splash-Tacular Water Park. A great place to make memories. Family-friendly atmosphere featuring our indoor water park, outdoor pool, and restaurant/lounge. Kids can join the Ramkota Rascals Kids Club. Refrigerators and microwaves in all poolside rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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