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:
"Nice value for the price"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 27, 2014
Dave H | Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Let's start with the good - the location is right off the interstate - 2 turns - and you're there. Rooms are surprisingly quiet for the closeness to the freeway and the number of guests there solely for the waterpark. The room itself was clean and comfortable - and front desk staff was very friendly and helpful Now for the not so good: 1) Parking - get a space early and keep it! 3 venues share the same lot - Laquinta, Fairfield and Sliders bar / waterpark. Needless to say - you may have issues finding a space at times. 2) Waterpark - it's nice - but la quinta does not (per a front desk person) include the park admission in their room rates, but the Fairfield Inn also attached does. Makes no sense at all. 3) Housekeeping - we were there two nights. We got up the first morning, left the room at 7:30 for breakfast and came back at 1:30 pm .... Housekeeping still hadn't visited the room. We left the room again for a couple of hours at the waterpark and arcade - AND THEY STILL HAD NOT CLEANED IT. Finally at 4:00 we went out for dinner and I stopped and ASKED them to clean it. 4) Breakfast - typical hotel self service breakfast - but it is in Sliders bar/grill space. Juice is mixed and in pitchers not out of a machine. 3 flavors of waffles, and something that loosely passed for scrambled eggs and meat... Oatmeal is instant and the buffet is shared with the Fairfield - so it gets crowded fast. 5) Room felt damp when we first got into it both nights - as it cooled down, dampness went away.  
 
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"Not pleased"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 29, 2014
A TripAdvisor Member | 
I booked this room specifically because of the water park amenity. We were not informed at the time of booking or in advance that the park would be closed. I understand the need for this occurring but it would have been nice to be informed of this fact. The front desk was dismissive and unconcerned when I attempted to discuss this issue with them. I was given two room keys that after carrying all of our bags upstairs, neither key worked which necessitated a second trip downstairs just to enter our room and remove our bags from the hallway. There were only 2 bath towels in the room even though it was clearly booked for 3 occupants. The towel issue was not discovered until bath time of course. The room was clean and nice. The stay would have been enjoyable if not for the closure of the main reason for our stay, that being the water park and not being informed of such in advance. While I understand these things happen, my 5 year old who was looking forward to the experience was not nearly as consolable, and rightfully so. I feel if you are unable to offer all the amenities that are advertised, then charging full price for the room is unacceptable. Again the employees simply shrugged and were dismissive. So I am not at all pleased with our experience.  
 
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"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 29, 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 29, 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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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: 3:46 PM (Mountain)
Local Temperature: 64.4°F
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