With the exception of the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, all hotels are within walking distance from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Shuttles will be provided for those requiring transportation from all hotels.

The Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn features a dramatic atrium with a 60 foot water fall. Located next to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, it is literally steps away from the competition venues.

The Rushmore Hotel, half a mile south of the Civic Center, is an example of a modern, eco-friendly hotel.

The historic Hotel Alex Johnson, 0.8 miles south of the Civic Center, has played host to several presidents and celebrities since opening its doors in 1928. Today it combines the charm of the past with modern amenities.

The Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 0.6 miles northeast of the Civic Center, is the newest hotel overlooking the Civic Center.

The Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 1.7 miles north of the Civic Center and less than 10 minutes away by car, will provide accommodations, meals, and meeting space for regional leadership activities.

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

Featuring an atrium with a 60-foot waterfall, this modern hotel with a relaxed vibe is adjacent to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and walking distance to downtown. The laid-back rooms with rustic accents offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add minifridges, microwaves and whirlpool tubs, in addition to separate living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is provided. An informal grill restaurant is set in the atrium. Other amenities consist of a casual bar, a gym, an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a business center. Parking is free.

Hotel Alex Johnson

Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton combines an ideal location and a historic setting for a unique guest experience. The hotel has played host over the years to presidents and celebrities. Built in 1927, this quaint hotel combines the ambiance of the late 1920s with Native American art. Within walking distance are downtown Rapid City and Main Street Square with shops, restaurants, museums, and family activities. The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is 0.8 miles away. Classically decorated rooms offer complimentary WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites also provide a microwave and fridge. In the lobby, feed your sweet tooth with a truffle from Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates, and your coffee craving at Starbucks. Enjoy some pub food at Paddy O’Neill’s. Go to the top floor for a spectacular view of Rapid City, signature bar selections and a fine dining menu at Vertex Sky Bar. A free airport shuttle is available.

Best Western Ramkota Hotel

The BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Rapid City, SD, is the upper Midwest’s largest hotel & convention center. The hotel features a unique western décor complete with bison, running horses, and livestock, and complimented by western family-friendly hospitality. It is also home to one of the Black Hills’ largest indoor hotel waterparks, which guests may enjoy at no extra charge. The hotel is 2.6 miles from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and 10.8 miles from the Rapid City Regional Airport. All of the modern rooms and suites offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas, whirlpool tubs, balconies and fireplaces. The hotel features free parking and airport shuttle, plus a casual restaurant and bar. Other amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and separate water park. There’s also a business center, meeting and banquet rooms and on-site laundry.

The Rushmore Hotel

Much care was given to incorporate the beauty of the natural surroundings of the area into the hotel. Located in the heart of historic downtown Rapid City, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from Main Street Square and from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The rooms carry an international touch with the vibrant design and color of upscale urban hotels. Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in each room, along with Free Wi-Fi access and a 40-inch flat-screen TV. Guests can work out in the fitness center or use the business center. An electric car charging station is available on site. The hotel offers free airport shuttle service to the Rapid City Regional Airport. From the 3 Diamond Enigma Restaurant to the 445 Martini Lounge you’ll find exceptional service as a cornerstone of this hotel’s culture.

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites

Expect service with a smile at the Howard Johnson in Rapid City. This casual hotel is across the street from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and three blocks from downtown. Laid-back rooms come with new pillow top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds, and some offer whirlpool tubs and living rooms with fireplaces. Parking is free and there’s a heated indoor pool and a fitness room, as well as 2 hot tubs.