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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A review of the area campground found this to be one of the few open off season. Nice a quite with few others mostly pull thru sites. Great showers with plenty of hot water and clean. Many trees and pavilions at most sites. Great off season prices. Tip water pressure was very high used a pressure reducer.

Thank Joe E
Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here and would return the next time we travel that way. The Rv park was nice and the sites were shaded with trees. Each site had a picnic covered area next to the pads. We had a major problem with out electric steps and the staff was quick to help us find a mobile repair person....

Thank T6769YSmargaretp
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The motel was average. We chose it because it was next to the RV park, where our son was staying. No big issues with the motel. Just somewhat high priced for what you get. The office people were very nice and helped with any request.

Thank MChance
Clearfield, Utah
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went to South Dakota to attend The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a few days early. We stayed 7 days. The only thing this "resort" had going for it was it was quiet and Fritz is a very nice man. Wifi did not work at all. We called and went into the office to inquire about the wifi and the excuses...

1Thank Rosa G
Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You can't walk between neighboring RV's. It's that tight. You're sleeping withing 3 feet of your neighbors if the campground is full. There's no privacy. Many sites share a shelter between 2 RV's, so I hope you like your neighbors. Also, many of these shelters are oriented with the roof pitch facing your RV, so when it rains, there is...

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We found this RV park to be cramped, the RVs tightly spaced. Big rigs with a dingy vehicle were longer that the site in most cases. The swimming pool was clean, but the water was rather cold. Dogs were allowed, but the only place to walk them was along the road. The RV park and Hotel are located along a...

Thank bikerider96
Grand Cane, Louisiana
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed in the RV park. It is extremely tight in there. Our RV is only 31 feet and we had problems getting out of there. Nice and shady though. Bathrooms were just ok. Has a basketball court, but most goals are broken and the one that's not the ball gets stuck in the net. My son was so disappointed....

Thank SCBurf
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It's an average place to stay -- wifi had a decent connection-- Staff were friendly. Helpful. Lots of pull through sites --- The sites were adjoining -- as you shared a covered patio with your neighbor--- so there's no privacy at your site --- and if they Smoke. Drink. Etc. and you don't -- good luck ---- The showers bathroom...

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Spring, Texas
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We gound the park to be.extremely crowded! We travel in a 40' motor home. The spaces are much too close together with little room for tow vehicle. When we arrived, we questioned our ability to get into space and asked about a different one. We were told everything was booked. We were able to get into the space, but not...

Thank Joan M
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Wifi was nonexistent. Bathrooms were filthy. Some of the staff members were very rude. The laundry facilities were in disrepair, dryers didn't work well or at all. Sites were very close together and difficult to get in and out of. Would not stay here again.

Thank bella613

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your best location for a Black Hills vacation! Small, intimate property away from city noise. Perfectly situated between Rapid City and Mt Rushmore, directly across Highway 16 from Reptile Gardens. Friendly service, AAA rated, free high speed wireless Internet access in all rooms, free local calls, continental breakfast. Full service resort, heated pools, recreation center, playground, laundry, groceries, and gifts. Also have log cabins available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Holiday Resort Motel

Address: 8990 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6577
Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Price Range: RM172 - RM375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Rapid City
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“Choose a campsite with a shelter oriented with the gable toward your RV. Good luck finding a site with an empty site next door!”
 of 5 bubbles Gabe10101, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay away!!”
 of 5 bubbles MNGirl15, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Consider the pull thrus at the back of the park; they may have more room although i don't think they have a covered pucnic area.”
 of 5 bubbles eagleeye64, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
“if you ask for a first floor you can park in front of you room.”
 of 5 bubbles papo55, 11 Sep 2013 | Read review
“check out the rooms around the back. its quiet and nice and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles cindyk118, 23 May 2013 | Read review
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