Timeless Elegance
When you book a room at the Hotel Alex Johnson, you'll be greeted with historic décor, enthusiastic staff & fabulous dining options.

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Whether you come for happy hour, a private party, or simply dining with a view, the Hotel Alex Johnson offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

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Designed to be Your Place in Rapid City

Welcome to the historic Hotel Alex Johnson. Located in downtown Rapid City in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the hotel is a 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 and Germanic Tudor-inspired architecture 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.

Whether honeymooning, traveling corporately, exploring the history and nature of the Black Hills, or traveling as part of a group, you’ll revel in the stunning and mysterious allure of the Alex Johnson Hotel.

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Fabulous rooftop. Rooms are aged but it's a historic hotel
Charming older downtown hotel with lots of history. Comes with all expected amenities and even has a Starbucks adjacent to the lobby. Convenient walking distance to everything downtown. Parking is not on property, but meters on street are free on weekends and valet is available for $30/day. Rooftop bar with fire pits is great!
This place is great! I had no idea what to expect while traveling through Rapid City and really enjoyed our time! Hotel location is great and very walkable to many restaurants. The rooms are tiny (historic hotel) but nonetheless clean! Staff was lively and fun to chat with. We will be coming back!
The Best Hotel in downtown Rapid City!
What an amazing and impressive stay! To top it off, Patrick provided a MASTERCLASS in customer service and saving our vacation. We were only slated for one night and when our cabin fell through (heat was broken), Patrick found us a room and was able to extend our stay. Beautiful location, loved the ambiance, room was comfy and the only downside was parking (valet is a must and it just takes a bit to get your vehicle so play ahead 🤗). Rooftop bar and Starbucks on-site were both added bonuses! 10/10 recommend!
The hotel is very nice, the service was exceptional. They asked several times if everything was good and offered advice for items such as parking or places to eat.
Great place for an older building. People are great
Absolutely LOVE this place!!! The only downsides were housekeeping didn't restock anything. We had to go down and get coffee pods for the morning and the valet service is pricey and takes a long time. Front desk staff was FABULOUS!!
Can't get any classier than Alex Johnson Hotel! Absolutely beautiful hotel that is rich with history. Hotel room was clean and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the city.Cynthia checked us in and was so nice! She let us know of delicious restaurants nearby and even checked on us via text message to make sure our room was up to par.If you have an opportunity to stay at this hotel during your trip to Rapid City, definitely stay here! I highly recommend it!
Beautiful, old historic hotel.
The hotel experience was really cool. The rooftop was a great experience.
A little outdated, but a very nice place!
One of the most awesome hotels you can stay at in Rapid City
The best hotel with lots of history, great restaurants, great service! I would definitely come back! It's the gateway to Mount Rushmore! Rooms were spotless and clean! Everone from the valet to the front desk; the restaurant staff and servers to the maids; basically, everyone did an excellent job! I'm coming back for sure!
Older rooms, but comfy beds and pillows. Shower, no tub, fridge/microwave. Staff is great! Restaurant/bar on first floor has trivia night. Top floor, more fancy. No pool/hot tub, but a great experience. Said haunted room from a lost love is fun to learn about. Be sure to ask the front desk about it. Nothing to be scared of at all. People are so kind and great in this city! The Firehouse is a local spot to visit for food.
Hotel is in a great location, with incredible staff like Patrick. Very hospitable and caring. Rooms are quaint and hotel has historic feel.
A Rapid City legend, everything was spot on
It was a wonderful place. The desk clerk, Patrick, was the most exceptional I have ever experienced. He was more than helpful, cheerful, knowledgeable, and competent, I will be going back, and doing all the things he recommended.
Certainly the most historic and unique place to stay in Rapid City! Near just about everything you could want, the Hotel Alex Johnson is perfectly situated in downtown Rapid City. The staff is friendly, helpful, kind and recommends the best tour companies during your stay. On top of it all, literally, is Juniper Restaurant. One of my favorite authentic, fresh and thoughtfully made eateries in all the Black Hills.
I was surprised on how much I enjoyed my overnight stay. And Sue, the bar/restaurant manager, was just awesome! Everything was super great everwhere.
Beautiful hotel! I often times visit Rapid for business, and this hotel makes it worth my time. Patrick is beyond kind and I always appreciate his warm customer service. The rooftop bar is relaxing after a long day, and it’s close to my place of business. Thank you everyone for making my stays away from home more enjoyable.
The hotel staff is pleasant. From the valet, front desk staff and housekeepers they are friendly and courteous. The room was clean the bed comfortable, and the room darkening blinds are amazing. I will stay here again.
Only went in to.read that book of Ghostly interventions. Now I want to stay in a haunted room