Downtown Hotel Accommodations

(Walking distance to Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)

The Holiday Inn is adjacent to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  As soon as you enter our greenery-filled atrium, featuring a 60-foot waterfall, you know you're in for a memorable trip. The Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza hotel offers more than beautiful accommodations, though. Friendly service, well-equipped rooms and excellent amenities make us the preferred hotel choice for Rapid City travelers. When it's time to work, you have everything you need with our Business Center, free high-speed, wireless Internet access and well-equipped executive rooms. Take advantage of all our great amenities: indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, Fitness Center and a sun deck. When it's time to dine, find your favorite dish or enjoy a drink at our restaurant the Gold Bison Grill.

505 North Fifth Street
Rapid City, SD  57701

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:30am Monday – Wednesday only, Dakota Ballroom Salons D-E (WASHTO attendees only)
Parking: Parking at the hotel is $5 per night.

Welcome to the historic Hotel Alex Johnson. Located in downtown Rapid City, the hotel is the newest member of the coveted Curio Collection by Hilton.   Since opening its doors on July 1, 1928, the hotel has played host to several presidents, countless celebrities and a few spirits of its own.  The handcrafted décor will leave you feeling that every step you take is a step back in time, while the amenities and services immerse you with modern comfort and luxury.  You’ll revel in the stunning and mysterious allure of the Hotel Alex Johnson.

523 6th Street
Rapid City, SD  57701

Check in: 4:00pm; Check out: 11:00am
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:30am Monday – Wednesday only, Yesterday's Ballroom (WASHTO attendees only)

A commitment to nature by being eco-friendly and sustainable. Much care was given to incorporate the beauty of the natural surroundings of the area into the hotel. Our guests will discover the grandeur of the area and this property. Mount Rushmore is recreated with 75 different natural stones within a 60 foot Medallion in the lobby. The rooms have 34 different themed poster of the area depicting the beauty of Mt.Rushmore, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park and the Black Hills.

A commitment to excellence and good value by being functional and artistic. The rooms carry an international touch with the vibrant design and color of upscale Urban hotels. We invite you to experience our hotel and award winning guest service.

445 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am
Breakfast: breakfast vouchers given upon check-in, served in restaurant 6:00 – 9:00am (vouchers for WASHTO attendees only)

The Howard Johnson Inn & Suites is conveniently located within walking distance to local downtown Rapid City shopping, dining and entertainment, and is within a short driving distance to many national attractions including Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.

  • FREE Airport Shuttle
  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast 
  • Monday – Thursday, beer & wine reception
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Indoor Pool and 2 Hot Tubs
  • Exercise Room
  • Refrigerator / microwave

950 North Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 888-578-4657 or 605-737-4656

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 12:00 noon
Breakfast: 6:00 - 9:00am deluxe continental breakfast, hospitality room (public)

Interstate 90 Hotel Accommodations

Scheduled shuttle service to/from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will be provided for the Cambria and MainStay Suites.
(6 miles, 12 minutes to Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)

Enjoy modern, stylish accommodations at the Cambria hotel & suites in Rapid City.  Located off Interstate 90, you’ll find picturesque scenery, diverse cultural destinations, plenty of outdoor recreational activities and more.  The vibe at our Rapid City business hotel is upscale but never uptight. Enjoy personalized service and a wide variety of amenities, including guest laundry facilities, a business center, free weekday newspapers and: 

  • Free WiFi
  • Free airport transportation
  • Indoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Custom Fit™ state-of-the-art fitness center

Our well-appointed suites feature spa-like bathrooms with Bath & Body Works bath products. Microwaves, two flat-screen TVs, sofa sleepers, coffee makers and hair dryers are also provided. Select suites come with wet bars.  We invite you to experience the Cambria hotel & suites. At our Rapid City hotel, we want you to have a great stay, every time you stay.

3333 Outfitters Road
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone: (605) 341-0101

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00pm
Breakfast: vouchers for breakfast buffet given upon check-in(only for attendees, extra cost for additional room guests), served in restaurant 6:00 – 10:00am

At MainStay Suites Rapid City, we want visitors to see South Dakota like we do – iconic monuments, the majestic Black Hills breathtaking national parks and a thriving shopping and dining scene.  Visitors will find all the comforts of home in our brand new, apartment-style suites. Our spacious accommodations feature full kitchens, modern cooking appliances, flat-screen cable TVs, room service and large cozy beds. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and spacious work desks also make it easy to stay connected and productive while away from home.

The upscale amenities and services at MainStay Suites Rapid City are an unbeatable value in western South Dakota. Grill out with the family or roast s’mores in our tranquil outdoor courtyard. Keep up with your workout routine in the hotel fitness center. Cool off with a dip in our sparkling indoor pool. From complimentary buffet breakfasts to free shuttle service (airport and citywide, contact in advance for pick-up), our friendly staff always goes the extra mile to make guests feel at home. 

3321 Outfitter Road
Rapid City, SD  57701
(605) 719-5151

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00pm
Breakfast: 6:00 – 10:00am breakfast buffet, off the lobby (public)