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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Anna GomezAnna Gomez ★★★★★ 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!Regan ClarkeRegan Clarke ★★★★★ Beautiful, old historic hotel.Jacob FohtJacob Foht ★★★★★ The hotel experience was really cool. The rooftop was a great experience.Roger KarnesRoger Karnes ★★★★☆ A little outdated, but a very nice place!Kevin B.Kevin B. ★★★★★ One of the most awesome hotels you can stay at in Rapid CityDr. Naseeb KaleelDr. Naseeb Kaleel ★★★★★ 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!Bev UipiBev Uipi ★★★★★ 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.Austin SaganAustin Sagan ★★★★★ Hotel is in a great location, with incredible staff like Patrick. Very hospitable and caring. Rooms are quaint and hotel has historic feel.Paul TernahanPaul Ternahan ★★★★★ A Rapid City legend, everything was spot onGinger BrockmanGinger Brockman ★★★★★ 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.Daniel MilksDaniel Milks ★★★★★ 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.Realtor KirschRealtor Kirsch ★★★★★ 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.Molly ZimnyMolly Zimny ★★★★★ 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.Bob NovakBob Novak ★★★★★ 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.Tom ParisiTom Parisi ★★★★★ Only went in to.read that book of Ghostly interventions. Now I want to stay in a haunted roomKailey SchlaakKailey Schlaak ★★★★★ Had a great experience during the rapid city stock show! People working were very helpful especially Cynthia!! She went above and beyond helping our group of people and was always nice. Hotel was kept nice and clean and service was excellent!Chana IntrolegatorChana Introlegator ★★★★★ My husband and I stopped in Rapid City on our drive from Minnesota to Wyoming and we had such a great time. Even with the little bit of construction that was going on the hotel was super clean, the staff was incredibly friendly, and the actual hotel was beautiful.Because of the weather we had to move our trip by one day, Cynthia who answered the phone was super helpful and got us rescheduled. We had such a good time we came back on our way home. We hope to come back one day.sammie francovitchsammie francovitch ★★★★★ I have to say this hotel was amazing. I love historical properties and this did not disappoint. The location is great. Very walkable to shops and restaurants. The hotel staff was the best. The desk staff was pleasant and accommodating. Cynthia, Laura, Patrick and Mason always had a smile and very helpful. The valet staff was on point. My car was always ready for me in a timely manor. My husband and I will definitely be back to visit my son and will only stay here. SammieSarah HelmSarah Helm ★★★★★ Fantastic historic hotel, easy walking access to food, theatre and shopping.Amanda WallAmanda Wall ★★★★★ An amazing, historic hotel that feels like you’ve stepped back in time! Patrick and Cynthia were amazing and made sure we were well taken care of!Stephan PingelStephan Pingel ★★★★★ Best place in town to fine dining, pub, and any celebration like New Year's Eve or Halloween.Julie BunceJulie Bunce ★★★★★ Absolutely fabulous!Clint BurdenClint Burden ★★★★★ I love these old vintage buildings.... even if they are a little quirky!Tom KellyTom Kelly ★★★★★ What a wonderful experience stopping back in time! Excellent hotel. We stop in Rapid City often but this time wanted to be downtown. Old world elegance and easy walking to restaurants. Thanks for keeping this legendary hotel alive.js_loader