About the Hotel

Hotel Alex Johnson is an Ascend Collection property. Member hotels of Ascend Collection share a passion for delivering attentive service to guests seeking a more experiential, individualized travel experience that gives them a sense of local flavor. Owned and managed by Black Hills Hospitality, this 143-room property has welcomed travelers from around the world, including celebrities, dignitaries and families for over 75 years. Guests can enjoy the traditional and authentic decor coupled with modern conveniences including Wi-Fi Internet connection, digital cable and valet service.

The Hotel Alex Johnson boasts inimitable history. Comparing historic hotels state by state, you will be enamored by the history and charm of this early 20th century Rapid City hotel. The Hotel Alex Johnson was built in 1928 and has hosted many distinguished guests, including six U.S. presidents. From the Native American symbols and original artwork on display in the lobby, guest rooms, and hallways to the archival display of railroad artifacts and photographs of celebrities, movie casts, politicians and Presidents who made the Alex Johnson their “home away from home,” this grand hotel has a rich history.
The hotel recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, including the opening of a new rooftop Art Deco style bar called Vertex. Restoration of the hotel based on original photographs and plans has returned the hotel’s surroundings to those of the 20s, from the guest rooms to the ballroom to the restaurant and lobby, all displaying the Hotel Alex Johnson’s incredible past for today’s guests.