Within 30 miles of Rapid City, SD.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
Rapid City

1416 North Elk Vale Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 1-605-718-7000
Fax: 1-605-718-1825
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NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

100% Non Smoking Hotel

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Rapid City is home to the largest indoor water park in South Dakota. This convenient Rapid City hotel is located at Exit 61 on Interstate 90 with easy access to Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, R...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Lounge/Bar Onsite
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Fitness Center
  • Airport Shuttle Available
  • Airport Shuttle Notes: Subject to availability.
  • Express Checkout Available
  • Pets Welcome

    Please Note:
    Water park tickets are not included in the room price but may be purchased separately at a discounted rate.

Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
Ultra Fast Internet
  • Floors: 4
  • Rooms: 116
  • Suites: 21
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.
  • Free wireless high-speed internet access
  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms!
  • Microwave in some rooms
  • Refrigerator in some rooms
  • Cable Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Mixed Bag"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 16, 2014
Promouth | Denver
We were traveling with the dog, so it was nice that this place was accommodating and reasonable about that. Room was clean and functional, a/c and TV good. It kind of bugs me, though, when a place does something like this: Outside they have an absolutely huge sign that says "Low, Low, LOW rates" (yes, 3 "lows"). This is obviously to attract travelers from the adjacent interstate. Well, when I was checking in, I heard them quoting a no-reservation guest $175. And then another $20 per person for the waterpark. My kids wanted a soda, so they went to the little convenience area at the front desk with $3, and that wasn't enough. Breakfast was a mess, with dozens of people trying to get at a 12 foot buffet. They were constantly running out of things, and slow to replace them. So, with a pet, OK. If not, keep looking. In this tourist area, there are many better values.  
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"time to step it up"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 16, 2014
A TripAdvisor Member | 
I've been coming to this particular hotel for years now. As a gold member, i greatly appreciate the value my dog and i get when staying here. However, this last trip I paid over double what i usually pay for a smaller room. the stairs were seemed like they were covered in dog poop and weren't cleaned during my stay. The restaurant was especially sub par. Our waitress didn't smile once and dropped our bill at the table before we had finished ordering. Not to mention she had absolutely no beverage knowledge. Breakfast was good as usual. compared to my previous stays I have to say the level of service has definitely dropped full spectrum. This hotel is the perfect location for me as it is right in the middle of my drive from montana and wisconsin. I make the trip sometimes twice a year and would really like to keep coming as long as it remains the good quality i have come to expect.  
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"Overnight in Rapid City"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 16, 2014
TripstoPhoenix | Prescott Valley, Arizona
Hotel is modern and reasonably priced. Restaurant is pricey and not much to choose from except Hamburgers and a few Mexican dishes. Parking is plentiful and close to interstate although not loud. Pet friendly.  
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"Friendly Staff & Good Extented Breakfast"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 15, 2014
kathykirch51 | Milwaukee, WI.
We came in from out of town with no reservations made. Staff was very friendly, the price was right and the extended breakfast was excellent. The only thing I didnt like, was housekeeping knocked on our door at 9am and wanted to know how much longer we were going to be. I thought this was very odd. I think housekeeping wanted to get some scheduling organized. I was going to say something to front desk about it, but decided not to.  
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"One of the nicest La Quinta Inn's I have stayed in"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 15, 2014
Lonnie P | Lewisville, Texas
The staff is very accommodating. The hotel is very clean. Only advice don't stay on the 1st or 2nd floor. They have an adjoining water park to which causes parents and kids to run up and down the hall way getting to the waterpark.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Bear Country USA, 12 mi.
  • Crazy Horse Monument, 40 mi.
  • Custer State Park, 25 mi.
  • Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, 27 mi.
  • Reptile Gardens, 15 mi.
  • Rushmore Civic Center, 4 mi.
  • Sioux Park, 6 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Rapid Care Medical Center, 4 mi.
  • Rapid City Regional Hospital, 6 mi.
  • National American University, 6 mi.
  • South Dakota School of Mines, 5 mi.
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute, 4 mi.
  • Ellsworth AFB, 7 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Star of the West Sports Complex, 3 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Slider's Bar and Grille, 0 mi.
  • Outback Steakhouse, 2 mi.
  • T.G.I. Friday's, 2 mi.
  • Applebee's, 3 mi.
  • Chili's, 3 mi.
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 3 mi.
  • Olive Garden, 3 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Rushmore Mall, 2 mi.
Rapid City, SD
Local Time: 4:03 PM (Mountain)
Local Temperature: 77.0°F
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