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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stayed the Inn for Mt. Rushmore visit. Except the parking is a little tricky, the Inn is clean and good place to stay. Breakfast is good. It is close to a tiny mall. There are foods, souvenir stores. Everyone was happy to have what they wanted.

Thank Qing R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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168 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location! You can walk to restaurants , shops, and the tramway adventure. You can not walk to Mt Rushmore ( I read one review that said you could but it would be a long up hill walk). The rooms we stayed in (3 of them) all had balconies with a view of the tramway... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

The location cannot be beat with a short walk to the zip adventure across the street and to the main Keystone boardwalk. If you want a spectacular view of Mt. Rushmore you can continue on Cemetary Rd. which is the street the Roosevelt is located and from the cemetary you can see Rushmore in distance. Best view is in the... More 

1 Thank Trinh C
Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The location of this hotel is awesome! It wasn't as clean as I would have liked, but we were traveling with 4 teens and the loft room was perfect and priced right! The parking is horrible, you have to take a death defying ride up a blind access on the side of the hotel to the back lot - on... More 

Thank Rebecca W
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

We enjoyed your description of the driveway to the parking lot as "death defying" ... and a few folks who ride motorcycles might agree with that assessment. For those who may not find your word picture adequate, the photo of the hotel on this site actually shows the driveway and a portion of the parking lot behind the building. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed in the Roosevelt last year and returned this year same wonderful owners. Well love the spacious rooms and comfortable beds. nice pool and an atmosphere makes a person very comfortable. All ready looking forward to next years trip.

Thank brian w
Seattle, WA
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208 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Changed to this place from the Holiday Inn Express to save about $100. Property was fairly comfortable, picked this location because of proximity to Mt. Rushmore. Alpine Adventure attraction is across the parking lot. Complimentary breakfast was pretty good. Pizza place next door was average - nothing exceptional. Room was nothing exceptional - ok for one night. If you want... More 

1 Thank aspen5
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This hotel is in a great location. There is a pizza restaurant in house, walking distance to all kinds of food, entertainment, and shopping. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was pretty good as well. The only complain was the bed. It was hard and uncomfortable.

Thank Dalinda G
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your views. I fully understand your opinion regarding the hardness of the bed. Like most lodging properties we source our beds from a hotel supply company that offers a full range of products at various firmnesses ranging from extra soft to extra firm. Every company we have ever dealt with has suggested... More 

Chesaning, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just ok. If I had to stay here more than one night I probably would find a different hotel. The halls smelled but our room smelled very clean. The bathroom was incredibly small and with every flush of the toilet you wonder if it was going down or going to come back up! My boys took one look at the... More 

1 Thank Shawne J
Tucson, Arizona
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181 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

a very dated hotel, but the room was relatively inexpensive, comfortable enough, and convenient to visiting Mt Rushmore. the breakfast is very basic, but it is walking distance to a couple of places you can get espresso.

1 Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
Renton, Washington, United States
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have mixed reviews regarding the hotel. We knew it was an 'older' type hotel going into it so expected some quirks. We were on a road trip with our kids, ages 13 and 17. We booked the Superior King Room which was a very nice room, clean, and the size of it was perfect for our family. Us parents... More 

4 Thank Susan484
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive and well-written comments. I would just add that it is not our policy to end the breakfast before our guests are satisfied and I have addressed this issue with the staff members involved. That said, there are times when we are unable to renew breakfast items as the breakfast nears 9 a.m. Hot items, for... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small, family owned and operated, limited-service hotel located in the city limits of Keystone, SD, at the base of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Property has a variety of rooms, ranging from small, economy rooms with one queen sized bed to large family suites that can accommodate up to seven persons. Pool & Hot Tub operate seasonally (June, July, August). Airport transfers available at a nominal charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roosevelt Inn

Address: 206 Cemetery Road, Keystone, SD 57751 (Formerly Guesthouse Mount Rushmore)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Price Range: $109 - $778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Roosevelt Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“The top floor rooms with a loft are great for a family. Front rooms face road but are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles KenJ734, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get a room facing Rushmore, not the back.”
 of 5 bubbles vic4455, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The balcony rooms are a nice touch.”
 of 5 bubbles Bethtravel64, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For best wifi, go to the lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 32fredc, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“DO NOT park under the balcony to the right of the office/lunch room. Rain will bring some sort of residue on top of your car.”
 of 5 bubbles aspen5, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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