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Beautiful Custom Timber Frame Cabin in Beautiful Spring Creek Canyon!
5/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
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"We had a great stay at the cabin! It was perfect for my husband and our 8 year old lab. The cabin was clean and fully stocked, Jessica was very responsive. We saw wildlife everyday! Our dog loved being able to sit on the porch and just watch the deer. We were in the hot tub every night. Everything ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Beautiful Custom Timber Frame Cabin in Beautiful Spring Creek Canyon!
Beautiful, Rustic Cabin!
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4.9/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Breathtaking View of the Canyon

"This property is absolutely breathtaking! The views from the deck are one of a kind. The cabin itself is well stocked, clean, and looks exactly like it does in the pictures. We will definitely be booking with Jess again on our next trip to the Black Hills."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Beautiful, Rustic Cabin!
Residence Inn Rapid City
3.5 out of 5
581 Watiki Way, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $43 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.6/5Exceptional! (973 reviews)

"Excellent location. Extremely clean, friendly staff. Will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Residence Inn Rapid City
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Sweetgrass Inn B&B
3.5 out of 5
9356 Neck Yoke Rd., Rapid City, SD
The price is $103 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.6/5Wonderful! (150 reviews)

"Beautiful location. Very close to Rapid City. The owner is wonderful and takes care of all your needs."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Sweetgrass Inn B&B
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Rapid City
2.5 out of 5
950 North St, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $44 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
4.4/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)

"Great location, close by to the event I was attending. Staff was Friendly, Helpful & Knowledgeable. This location works in conjunction with the shuttle service, no cost to you going to or coming from the airport."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Rapid City
Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza
3 out of 5
505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $63 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
4.3/5Excellent! (873 reviews)

"Nice hotel but a little old and tired. The pool and hot tub water was very murky. Excellent staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza
MainStay Suites
2.5 out of 5
3321 Outfitter Road, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $44 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Staff was super, and went out of their way to address our needs."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

MainStay Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City
3 out of 5
1314 Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $42 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.3/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"Nice staff, clean and spacious room. Very welcoming. Good gym equipment. Great rate for this stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City
Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
523 6th St, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $57 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
4.3/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"They asked us if we wanted a haunted floor or not so haunted floor. We were stoked to even stay on a haunted floor but they put us in 812, the most haunted room in South Dakota. We experienced something which was way cool and the staff and everyone we encountered was super friendly. Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton
Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City
2.5 out of 5
4040 Cheyenne Blvd, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $32 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.2/5Excellent! (1,074 reviews)

"Very nice. Very close to Mt. Rushmore. Very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City
The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, BW Premier Collection
3 out of 5
445 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $59 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (936 reviews)

"Excellent location and good amenities . You can walk around, good bars and restaurants . The rooms very clean, confortable, the same as the bathrooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, BW Premier Collection
Foothills Inn
2.5 out of 5
1625 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $54 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"The staff was pleasant and went out of the way to answer all requests. Every thing was spotless, beds were comfortable. Would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Foothills Inn
Avanti Motel
2.5 out of 5
102 North Maple, Rapid City, SD
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4.1/5Very Good! (138 reviews)
Not what it appears

"This place is the pits. If I had a remolded room, which I did, I would hate to see an old room. No security lock on the door, the parking lot is small and unlit, in a seedy part of town. There is also no over night person working. Went to check out in the morning and lobby door was locked. Would ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Avanti Motel
Grand Gateway Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1721 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $34 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4/5Very Good! (1,164 reviews)

"Everything was Wondering Well Maintained and Good Access to Our Room"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Grand Gateway Hotel
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
3 out of 5
2111 N LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $62 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.9/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Excellent experience from the moment we checked in."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
AmericInn by Wyndham Rapid City
2.5 out of 5
1632 Rapp Street, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $41 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
3.9/5Good! (967 reviews)

"Clean room, nice pool area for kids, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

AmericInn by Wyndham Rapid City
Days Inn by Wyndham West Rapid City
2 out of 5
725 Jackson Blvd, Rapid City, SD
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The price is $42 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.9/5Good! (746 reviews)

"Beds are very comfortable, lots of space and clean, bathroom was great too, breakfast because of the covid situation is very limited to some fruit , granola bars and yogurt , but a great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham West Rapid City
Rapid City RV Park and Campground
2 out of 5
4110 South Highway 16, Rapid City, SD
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3.6/5Good! (49 reviews)
Ok for proce

"The camp site was in a good location.. to food and Rapid city center. 35 mins from Mt Rushmore. 40 to Crazy Horse. Nice room for price. Bed was firm.. room was clean. AC is tricky."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Rapid City RV Park and Campground
Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City/lacrosse St
1.5 out of 5
N Lacrosse St, 2124, Rapid City, SD
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3.6/5Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This hotel was closed when we arrived to check in and apparently has been closed since last December."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City/lacrosse St
Town House Motel
2 out of 5
210 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD
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3.6/5Good! (480 reviews)

"Extremely friendly and efficient check in. Rooms are super clean. Some rooms are more updated than others but very comfortable, clean stay either way."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

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Guide to Rapid City Historic Hotels

Traveling to new places can be more than just getting a break from your daily grind, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of an area. One of the best ways to get a sense of the culture of a region is to learn about its past. Visiting museums or landmarks is a fine kick-off, but staying in a Rapid City historic hotel can carry you back in time. Get ready to pack your luggage (and no need for the time machine) as your Rapid City historic hotel awaits.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

When you walk through the lobby of your Rapid City hotel, you'll be transported to a previous era. With their unique architectures and locations in the exciting parts of Rapid City, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their contemporary counterparts. While these lodgings are vintage, they have many of the modern conveniences that allow you to take it easy during your vacation. You will discover rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, and about anything else you may need for a marvelous getaway.

Once you have explored your hotel, you can visit the renowned landmarks and art galleries to appreciate more of the Rapid City's culture. Of course, all this exploring is going to stimulate your appetite. Be sure to read the reviews and see the recommendations other guests to Rapid City thought were merit going to. You can also ask your hotel's concierge so you can get recommendations where the best places to enjoy a cocktail or a bite to eat in Rapid City are.

Reserve a Rapid City Historic Hotel Today

Rapid City has 309 vintage hotels that possess the look and feel of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where notable writers may have stayed. You're certain to reserve a place possessing all the amenities as well as the old-world charm you desire. Be sure to book your vintage hotel soon, or you may miss out on staying in a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to Rapid City?
A visit to the notable monuments in Rapid City is a draw to those who want to learn about local history. While you’re here, be sure to check out the waterparks and art scene.
What's the best hotel in Rapid City that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton is a top 3.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers 2 restaurants. Black Hills Caverns is a short 15-minute drive away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Rapid City and Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City.
How many historical hotels are located in Rapid City?
In Rapid City, you’ll find 305 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 23 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights to visit in Rapid City?
Rapid City is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Black Hills Caverns and Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns. Cultural venues include Dinosaur Park, Art Alley, and Black Hills Playhouse. Other popular sights include Custer State Park and Black Hills National Forest.
What is a historic hotel like in Rapid City?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can enjoy a vacation someplace that has an officially recognized historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be transformed into a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Rapid City, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The building and architecture of a historic hotel tends to be what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Rapid City have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, but every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities, and the amenities found at a contemporary hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Rapid City, you won’t find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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