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Rough Riders Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Medora
Certificate of Excellence
Regina, Canada
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect stay!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We just returned from a one night get away to Medora, North Dakota. For us, it was a 5 hour drive so we needed it to be excellent. Well, it was! We stayed at the Rough Rider and it was exceptional. The whole place has been renovated and the rooms are very comfortable and very well done. The front desk staff had booked us for the Pitchfork fondue, the Medora Musical and the hotel package. It is a very good deal. The staff, in the shops and restaurants are international your people and they are all very friendly and fun! THanks to Kate at the front desk of the hotel and Louis that works in the restaurant as a busboy. Everyone was happy and polite and wanted to make our stay great! We have decided that this might be an annual event but next time we would definitely stay for 2 nights. Would definitely recommend this quaint little town.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Located in the town of Medora the Rough Rider is one of a handful of hotels available in Medora. It is by far the nicest in town. We arrived late (about 9:00pm) the front desk clerk was personable and efficient. She quickly found us a room so that we could go and grab a bite to eat across the street at the pizza parlour. When we returned and finally got into our room about an hour later we were greeted with a lovely sized room with plenty of space for a roll away. The bathroom was the highlight, a large space with a huge walk in shower. A coffee maker was a nice touch for getting ready in the morning, although coffee was available in the lobby as well. The price is high but the room was lovely.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We entered this small town to our amazement at the setting, history and great restaurant at this hotel. When I booked the reservation, I was surprised to find that my first choice for a one night stay was booked so we altered our plans and was also surprised at the rate but the property and room where worth every cent. From the internet and outside photo's I was unsure of what we would get, but the room and restaurant where both a 4 star. When in Medora, don't miss the Teddy Roosevelt National Park!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I took a high plains road trip and stayed one night at Rough Riders. A terrifically new and appointed room. Very comfortable. Bathroom had a cavernous tile shower.
Weather was cold and rainy, so we lounged in front of the lobby's ginormous fireplace.
Since it was pre-season, Medora was a ghost town.
We were looking forward to going to Theodore's Dining Room (in the hotel) but it was closed (Monday). Only two restaurants were open. Nearby one had a picked-over and unappetizing looking buffet, so we walked over to Boots bar and grill. It's a cowboy/biker/tourist bar and grill, so the vibe was loud, but not rowdy. A multi-gnerational family celebrated a birthday nearby. Kids scampering around.
Burgers were great, and beer selection was impressive.
Hotel itself was great. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Rough Rider Hotel was very nice, however there is insufficient parking for the hotel. We had to park our car in an adjacent business. I counted 14 spaces with an additional 2 handicapped. I don't know how many rooms they have but I know there are more than 14 rooms in this facility. I don't know how they got this through the planning stage with the county with so little parking.

The hotel is very nice. Our king room was clean and nicely decorated. They have a restaurant on premise. The town is very small and you can walk around the various shops. We got a $50 gift card when I made the reservations that you can spend around town. If you do not use all $50 you will have to come back to use it or lose it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very nice place to stay in Medora...probably the second to none. Room was clean and modern. We felt maybe the room we had stayed in "double queen" may have been a bit small for a family of four. My wife felt the bed was a bit on the firm side...personally..I thought it was just fine.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our room was wonderful. It had a walk-in shower that was tiled with slate. Upscale toiletries and very clean. Very comfortable beds. Just fantastic. I had stayed in the original Roughrider Hotel 30 years ago, and it was on the primitive side, but they have added a large, nice addition. We had brunch in the restaurant and the food and service were excellent. We had booked the package deal with the room, 2 tickets to the "pitchfork fondue" and the outdoor musical. The weather was great that night and the musical was the best I've seen in Medora. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rough Riders Hotel

Property: Rough Riders Hotel
Address: 301 Third Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Location: United States > North Dakota > Medora
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Medora
Hotel Class:3 star — Rough Riders Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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 

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