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:
"Kids love this place"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 25, 2014
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We have been visiting this place for the last 5 years and still enjoy every trip. The front desk staff was very heplful and patient. The water park this year was a little bit disorganized but that the kids loved the somewhat lawlessness. There are some runners, so you can definitely here stuff but it is what to expect for a water park attach hotel. I think if you request a quiet area they will accommodate you because it is obvious that you are there for fun with 2 kids in tow. The room was clean, we were only there mostly to sleep and get cleaned. The continental breakfast was great, very good selection of hot, cold and fresh. Checkout was fast. Utilize the discounts especially military, it helps a good deal after all is said and done. we had a great time and would recommend this place  
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"Family Friendly with Waterpark"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 25, 2014
Foodandfrolic | Monument, Colorado
This is an older property, and despite obvious effort on behalf of the staff to make your stay pleasant, keep that in mind. We could hear footsteps very clearly from the floor above when in our room, and despite the obvious effort to keep the place clean and quiet, well, you can only do so much. That said, my husband and I both commented on the hospitality expressed by the front staff and housekeeping staff. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived, so we were given free drink tickets, one apiece, for the hotel bar. This is perhaps a better spot for the attached waterpark, so if you have kids give that some consideration. Again, very nice people trying to compete with an older property.  
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"What are they doing up there?!?"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 22, 2014
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As I write this, I am listening to someone in the room above run from one end to the other (or so it would seem). It is 10:30 p.m. and my 6 & 9 year old are still awake. As a result: tomorrow is going to be a circus (if you have kids, I do not need to say more)! This hotel is good if you're lucky enough to be on the top floor (unless you're a deep sleeper or deaf!). It does not have concrete floors. Also, when making a reservation, there was no mention that the hotel was pet friendly which is fine except our 6-year old is afraid of dogs. It would have been nice to be informed of this when we made the reservation. The waterpark was fabulous but I do have one big beef: there was no drinking water to be found. A water fountain and a dispenser are a must in such a hot,humid environment where all that energy is being expended walking the stairs. You could order water (it was free) but if I were more cynical, I might be inclined to think management was steering its customers towards sodas and other sugary concoctions, which are not healthy choices for kids. On the positive side, the rooms were nice, clean and spacious. The service was good and food was fine.  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 21, 2014
Mary A | Junction City, United States
great place to stay - traveling with 3 rottweilers and they had no problem accommodating us. The room was great and the water park fun. Friendly service. the dogs were happy to be out of the truck and to have a place to relax. Room service was fast and good food.  
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"Wow! Hats off to the staff!"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 21, 2014
irish84lass | Elk Rapids, Michigan
We've stayed at plenty of LaQuintas but none as great as this. As everyone has said there's a water park. It's a little small compared to some parks we have been to but honestly how big of a water park do you. It was great for us to play in after a day of being out and about. The hotel itself is very unique. The colors are just beautiful and the rooms are really nice. They had duvets in the rooms which is kinda odd to me but hey at least you know they change them. The FREE breakfast was great. Oh yeah did I mention it was free. I don't know what more people would want from something you don't pay for. It was great for our family. As for the staff, WOW. We talked to a few of them and the were all awesome! Andrea played tour guide for us and really seemed to enjoy it. I've never seen someone smile so much and have it actually be genuine. Chris was great to. He helped us choose a restaurant and then chatted with my husband like they were old friends. He really enjoyed it. When our key didn't work Katie fixed it for us and was apologetic about it. Again another truly genuine person. People like this really make a hotel. I later found out that Katie is the gm and that Andrea is the assistant gm and was shocked. A management team that is that involved is hard to come by. The only down side was the restaurant. The service was slow and poor at best. But we don't hold that against 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
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Local Temperature: 71.6°F
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