Though Rapid City, South Dakota is not a huge tourist destination, it is a great city to visit if you are on a budget. Because of the amount of business travelers flying into the city, there are ample hotels and accommodations to choose from. Stay in your favorite chains for low rates, plus plenty of incentives, like free Wi-Fi, daily breakfast, and more.
Looking to visit Mount Rushmore? Maybe you just want to stay near the mountains. Enjoy several great – and very budget-friendly – options that offer large, clean rooms, a quiet location, pools, and free Internet, so you can make all your friends jealous of your trip.
If you’re interested in a more luxurious room, Rapid City has a few 3-star hotels that are more posh than expected, are highly rated by guests, and still won’t cost you too much, so everyone can experience a more deluxe getaway.
The historic Hotel Alex Johnson has been a Rapid City landmark since 1928. It boasts past celebrity guests, including presidents Nixon, Ford, Eisenhower, and Roosevelt. In fact, Alfred Hitchcock loved the hotel so much, he used it as a filming location for the movie North by Northwest. This luxury hotel features designs honoring the Sioux Indians and German immigrants that made the Dakotas their home. It is on the National Register of Historic Places list, is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and offers affordability that will surprise you.
Enjoy a romantic getaway at a bed and breakfast. A cozy and homey room will set you back a little more than a regular hotel, but still not as much as you might anticipate in another major city. Book add-ons to make your stay more special or just enjoy your room, breakfast, chats with other guests, and personal service.
Take advantage of the gorgeous country landscape of Rapid City and the surrounding area and rent a cabin or cottage for a more rustic escape. You can make your own meals and get out in nature. If you want a change of pace, downtown is an easy drive away for a nice dinner out.
Whatever type of vacation you’re looking for, you can find it in Rapid City and do it on the budget you have.