Be aware when choosing a room that there are major differeces between the historic wing and the new section. The historic wing is on the second floor and has no elevator access. The rooms are all decorated differently. Our room in the historice wing was quite sparse. There was absolutely no storage in the bathroom. We ended up putting stuff on the windowsill and also put the small table top ironing board on the floor for addtional space.
We are not sure where we would have ironed since we had no horizontal surface (other than the bed) on which to put the table top ironing board. We had no dresser and no desk. The wardrobe was too short to hold anything other than shirts. It also had a couple of small drawers. Other than that we had a small table which held the phone and coffeemaker plus two very small bedside tables. We ended up putting almost everything on the floor. We felt like we were camping - for $200 a night! Plus we could hear everything from the room next door. We did ask for a refrigerator which at least gave us some horizontal surface area other than the floor.
In addition, none of the toilets in the hotel have lids. We did not like this - especially since our towel racks were located there. And the towel rack collapsed almost immediately.
We spoke to the manager, and he showed us the rooms in the new section and did offer to move us. We declined since we were nearing the end of our stay. They are a good choice if you prefer a more modern room. Also, since all the rooms in the historic wing are different some have more storage than ours did.
The location of the hotel is great, the porch and patio are lovely, and the internet access is fast and reliable - even outside. The hotel parking lot is very small, but there is plenty of street parking and another lot about a block away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy luxury accommodations with the feel of the old west. The historic Rough Riders Hotel offers Medora visitors 68 new Tower guest rooms with all the modern comforts and elevator access, as well as 8 fully updated historic rooms in the heart of downtown Medora. Rough Rider guests enjoy one of the most luxurious lodging options in the area and access to multiple outdoor swimming pools. ... more less