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Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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“Stinks of smoke and horrible breakfast”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Despite a room being a non-smoking room, there was still a smoke smell in the air. You could smell smoke wafting in underneath the door. The place just reeked of smoke. The breakfast was pathetic. What looked like old bread and old cereal. Very little choice. Would not recommend. We stayed in the presidential suite which was supposed to be a non smoking room.

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Medford, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

nice place to stay, used pool and hot tub...nice room w/fridge and microwave.....Only 1 thing stopping me from returning is the free breakfast...very,very little to chose from to start your day...all the other hotels we stayed at during our 10 day trip had much better breakfast !!
at least get a waffle iron as most hotels have now......breakfast is free,so i guess you get what u pay for

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Below Par Hotel. Clean but not very comfortable. Located too far from town to walk.

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Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Indoor pool & jacuzzi are huge, clean & awesome. Free breakfast is decent, better than other places. Room was tight, cramped but doable. Way too far from the main drag of keystone, where all the tourist attractions are. Best customer service & friendliest & knowledgable person ever: TONI...thank you!!!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

I like to travel Choice hotels because they are generally basic, clean and affordable - this is the best Econolodge I have ever stayed at. In a place that is typically expensive, a great "find" - new carpets, comfortable beds, adequate pool and hot tub area. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Satisfactory breakfast. Great place to swim, sleep and have breakfast while exploring the area. Would recommend.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. There was nothing wrong with this hotel but nothing too outstanding.

Location: a bit far from the center of Keystone, but walkable to shops and things if you are willing to walk 20+ minutes (just 5 min. driving).

Room: small and a bit dated but it was clean and everything worked. Wifi was strong!

Hotel: a bit dated but had a large indoor pool and included breakfast. Location in Keystone is good for those wanting to visit Mount Rushmore (better than staying in Rapid City).

Service: excellent! Toni at the front desk was efficient and very friendly. They accept pets free of charge too.

Value: we ended up paying $90 or so after taxes. The price is a bit high for this type of hotel, but you are paying for location in Keystone and proximity to Mount Rushmore.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Other reviews have mentioned it, and it's true: the rooms are smaller than at the average hotel. But as I spent time in the room, it didn't feel cramped due to a layout that uses the area to its best advantage. It was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It's a good budget hotel for the price point. We stayed on the second floor with a room facing away from the road and there was a lovely view of the hillside.

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Property: Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial
Address: 908 Madill St, SR 40 E, Keystone, SD 57751-2008
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Mt. Rushmore Memorial 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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