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
  • 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:
"Stop complaining!"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 20, 2014
cdlucas41 | Denver
This is a fun hotel. It has a very large water park attached - so I doubt anyone missed it checking in. It isn't free, but they do offer discounts for hotel guests. They offer free drinks and massive happy hour deals too. Bring your kids and have some fun and stop complaining.  
 
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"4 th floor room"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 19, 2014
Travelingw6 | Wauseon, Ohio
We stayed in a double queen room. The room was clean and beds looked clean. The bathroom sink didn't drain well. The shower water pressure would change for no reason. The breakfast was ok. The hot choices were few. waffle eggs sausage gravy. With your stay you get a discount at sliders the attached restaurant. Unfortunately the restaurant needed oblivious to this. We stayed here for the water park. We would stay Here again .  
 
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"Less than average"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 15, 2014
Wicus | Chicago
We were taking road trip through South Dakota and Wyoming and stay in many La Quinta's over the years. So far La Quinta in Rapid City was not up to the standards. The room smelled funny. It was stench between mildew, dog's wet fur and some perfume. We travel with the two small dogs, pappilons that smell like shampoo. Why, we who travel with the dogs have to get the dirtiest rooms that smell awful. Additionally, no free entrance to swimming pool. The hotel was not the cheapest one either. The staff was very nice.  
 
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"Basic Hotel"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 12, 2014
Molly D | Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
The main thing about the hotel is that is attached to the water park, and the water park is really wonderful, but the hotel is not so much. We stayed here a few times because we visit South Dakota every year, and we stayed here because we had points at the time. The rooms are basic but the hotel seems pretty dirty in general. It is not worth the money and one time we stayed here and the fire alarm went of 4 times during the night (1 Am, 2:30 Am, 3 Am, 3:15 Am), and the staff refused to tell us why. The Comfort Suites across the street is much much better.  
 
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"Not the best place to stay"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 12, 2014
Sarah G | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This location needs serious improvement in the customer service aspect of the staff. The front desk check in was a breeze, but after that one time it was never easy after that and seemed to take forever to get anything. One evening we were called at 10:30 p.m. after we were already in bed and asleep to see if we had any children running and jumping around in our room. I told the lady no, but she insisted that someone called the front desk and complained of loud running and jumping in the area of our room. I ultimately had to hang up on her and was not going to argue with her whether my children were asleep or not. The following evening we were in bed and asleep again and were abruptly awoken by someone running up and down the hallway on the floor above us at 11 p.m. I called the front desk to address this and was told that it must be some children just playing around and it should stop soon. Please keep in mind that there are signs everywhere that state there is no running in the hallways and that it is a quiet area due to a waterpark being located inside the hotel. I told her I wanted it addresses immediately and to stop that my family was sleeping. She said she would get to it as soon as she could. The day after we returned to our room after housekeeping had been there and the linens had not been changed as requested, we had inadequate towels for the room, the ice bucket had not been cleaned, the trash can had not been cleaned out in the bathroom. It seemed like our stay at this hotel was getting worse and worse. Not to mention that none our keys worked to get into the hotel from the outside doors and had to go through the lobby each time we wanted to enter the hotel.  
 
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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: 10:14 AM (Mountain)
Local Temperature: 73.1°F
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