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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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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.Kellie McBrideKellie McBride ★★★★★ Terrific experience! The hotel is old and well renovated. The front desk staff told us the 8th floor is haunted, so of course we requested rooms on the 8th floor! We did not experience any paranormal activity, but it was fun to think we might. The hotel is right downtown and an easy walk to great restaurants and sites. Staff were great. Oh, the Chubby Chipmunk chocolate kiosk is not to be missed... and, if you are craving chocolate after hours, they have a Chub-O-Mattic vending machine! I'd like to return!Carson LoveCarson Love ★★★★★ Desk staff were extremely welcoming upon arrival.Rooms are a cool blend of modern amenities and original decor.10/10, would stay again.Keegan FlahertyKeegan Flaherty ★★★★★ Patrick was so welcoming and accommodating! Great location and friendly staff. Not to mention a chocolate truffle vending machine next door.Lori NovotnyLori Novotny ★★★★★ Nicely renovated historic hotelMatthew CareyMatthew Carey ★★★★★ Nicest staff!!!Drew AstolfiDrew Astolfi ★★★★★ Staff are cool, place is classic.Alexis BurrowAlexis Burrow ★★★★★ Such a neat historic hotel! Very clean, service was great, and they loved our pup! It is unfortunate that the parking makes it hard to unload but we were lucky to grab a metered spot across the street for the three days we were there. The rooms are a little small but that was to be expected as it was built when people had less stuff! Very cool to see the wall of all the celebrities who have stayed in the hotel. I hope they always allow pets as it was SO convenient to be able to have our dog with us in the room and the connecting restaurants.James GarlandJames Garland ★★★★★ Really yummy breakfast this morning. 10/9/23We got a mimosa, and a NA beer, the biscuits and gravy, and the montecristo. Both amazing and not to pricy.RaoulRaoul ★★★★★ Staying at the Alex Johnson is a delightful change from the boring, homogenized experience of most hotel chains. This classy historical hotel built in 1928, provides a feast-for-the eyes experience the moment you set foot in the beautiful lobby with its Indian-gothic architectural details. If you get a chance, check out the hotel ballroom which is equally impressive. Our 2 double bed room was bright, tidy and neat, and well appointed. The roof-top Vertex Sky Bar was dazzling. The entire staff was friendly, welcoming, upbeat, professional and accommodating. The check in process with Patrick at the front desk was pleasant and seamless. After unloading our baggage, I parked the car in the metered parking garage a block away with no problem, no muss, no fuss. This unique hotel is an amazing hidden gem and is highly recommended.Jay OverholtsJay Overholts ★★★★★ This is one amazing hotel right in the heart of downtown Rapid City. The building is beautiful, the rooms are large and well appointed, and the staff is very friendly. We are already looking to go back next year, and will definitely stay here again.Christopher MillerChristopher Miller ★★★★★ This is a cool old hotel with nice staff. It has a great roof top bar and terrific architecture. Downtown Rapid City is much more interesting than we expected. A great stay.Lianda CreedLianda Creed ★★★★★ Nice place to stay and eat/drink/relax when exploring the black hills!Lisa HLisa H ★★★★☆ Beautiful hotel. The staff was welcoming and very helpful.Frances SheltonFrances Shelton ★★★★★ Comfortable atmosphere. Historical gem. Friendly Staff.Tina LangnesTina Langnes ★★★★★ What a fun hotel. It's decor is from the late 50 s maybe earlier It's how you imagine a western hotel cozy. They have a Starbucks and a Irish bar attached as well as a gift shop. Nicely centrally located and lots of history and famous people have stayed. They have a rooftop restaurant opened in the evening. Rooms are clean and nice as they used to be.js_loader