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Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio.comUS$249*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is historic and lovely. The rooms have been renovated, they are a bit odd shaped because it's old and historic so just know that. But it was better than a generic hotel on the highway. We had a two bedroom room with a Jack and Jill bathroom. Great for friends traveling together but the bathroom was tiny. Also...

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haunted? Yep, that's one of the unique descriptions of the Hotel Alex Johnson you may come across when researching this fabulous property. But, don't let that scare you away, as this hotel is truly a gem. From the moment you walk into the 2 story lobby, studded with carved Native American busts and blanket patterned ceiling to the large stone...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for such a phenomenal review of the Hotel Alex Johnson. Hotel Alex Johnson was built in 1927 and we are very proud to be registered with Historic Places of America. We do continue to modernize many aspects of the property to give our guests the amenities they deserve while keeping the historic charm intact. I am happy you...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Do yourself a favor a skip this particular historic hotel. I love boutique places and thought this place sounded great. They started out bad and got worse. We asked for two beds and they gave us one queen (mother and daughter), it was an accessible room with a shower chair that took up the entire shower and wasn't removable, and...

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Pine River, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historic hotel. Freshly remodeled. Beautiful rooms. Excellent service. Downtown location made it convenient to get to various locations downtown and all of the Black Hills sights. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for such a phenomenal review of the Hotel Alex Johnson. Hotel Alex Johnson was built in 1927 and we are very proud to be registered with Historic Places of America. We do continue to modernize many aspects of the property to give our guests the amenities they deserve while keeping the historic charm intact. I am happy you...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveled to Rapid City on a business venture and got totally wrapped up in the history of the hotel. Unbeknownst to me the Alex Johnson is a historical ghost site which made the stay very exciting. Not to mention the hotel itself is very beautiful. The front desk staff was more than helpful with all of my needs. I will...

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bullhead city
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

well restored classic hotel with a beautiful lobby. check out the ceiling, it's breathtaking. the rooms were comfy and well appointed. they just finished the work so some of the stuff is brand new. the outside of the hotel is also great. rooftop restaurant is wonderful. Starbucks in lobby, and a ground floor bar.

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

STAYED AT HAJ for one night on a recommendation. If you are looking for history,charm,funk,location, and fun-then the HAJ deserves your serious consideration. First-the rooms. Charming, cozy, good bed, everything worked,etc. Food and entertainment- made the decision to eat and drink at the 'VORTEX' - the 10th floor unique entertainment area. Was too cold to sit outside, so sat at...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at Hotel Alex Johnson and visit to Vertex. It is truly an honor that our staff had such an impact on your 43rd anniversary and contributed to a unique experience. DJ Tom really knows how to entertain and we are so lucky to have him to...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im from Pittsburgh and I was visiting a friend in Rapid City and we stopped in the Hotel Alex Johnson and we were treated so nicely by Andrew and Dillon. They showed us around the hotel and pointed out many historical features and made the evening very interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel.

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliments about your experience with our valet staff, Andrew and Dillon! They really enjoy telling guests about our historic property with such passion. We are lucky to have them represent our hotel. We look quite forward to having you stay with us again!

Tampa, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel with beautiful downtown Rapid City location. There is a large Starbucks, fantastic gift shop, Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub & Grill (make sure to ask for Lynsi G) and a spectacular roof top bar Vertex (which is private but hotel guests can use). The room was clean and the history of the hotel made the stay extra special. Plan...

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us here at the Hotel Alex Johnson. We were happy to read that you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and that Vertex was enjoyable. We were also glad to hear that Lynsi, from Paddy O'Neill's, contributed to such a memorable experience for you. Thank you for staying with us and...

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was recently remodeled and very clean and comfortable. It was an older hotel a a little noisy. The bathroom was a little small but very well lighted as was the rest of the room. A very enjoyable experience.

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GMAlexJohnson, Manager at Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Jan, Thank you for your feedback on the Hotel Alex Johnson. This feedback helps us see what we are doing right and where we can improve. As a historic facility, the rooms are all completely different configurations, sizes, and vary in features. Sometimes that's the fun part of visiting a Curio is knowing there's nothing else like it. It would...

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1928, the historic Hotel Alex Johnson has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Located at the heart of Downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson is an easy 25-minute drive from Mount Rushmore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Alex Johnson includes 143 rooms and suites and houses the Vertex Sky Bar, Paddy O'Neills Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Coffee, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, AJ's Wicked Salon and the Alex Johnson Mercantile. The Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City is now a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and welcomes Hilton HHonors guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725 (Formerly The Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection hotel)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Price Range: RM415 - RM1,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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“Stayed in 818. Nice except you can hear the elevator ding and small bathroom”
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