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Keystone South Dakota Accommodations

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The Keystone center is approximately 7 miles southwest of Children's Care Hospital and 7 miles southwest of Black Hills Surgery Center.

Nestled in the middle of the mineral-rich Black Hills of South Dakota, Keystone began as a mining town when gold was discovered in the area. The railroad came to town in the early 1900s, bringing with it new residents and even more prosperous times. Though Keystone's permanent population remains small, the small resort town welcomes over 2 million visitors each year to see Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The area also attracts Western history buffs to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. More from this guide...

Keystone Hotels/Accommodations

Sweetgrass Inn
+1-888-389-4121
9356 Neck Yoke Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702 ~3.51 miles east of Keystone
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South, an IHG in Rapid City
+1-888-675-2083
1611 Caregiver Circle, Rapid City, SD 57702 ~4.35 miles northwest of Keystone
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Rodeway Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Memorial - Keystone
+1-800-716-8490
908 Madill St. Sr 40 East, Keystone, SD 57751
  • 2-star Mountain property
  • Hotel has 37 rooms
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Rushmore, an IHG Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
321 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Two-star property
  • 62 rooms in hotel
From$140
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Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore
+1-888-965-1860
106 Us 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Two star Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
Ramada by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt Rushmore
+1-888-788-5576
115 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 90 rooms
K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection
+1-888-897-9207
434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Midscale hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$89
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Quality Inn Keystone near Mount Rushmore : 231 Winter St.
+1-888-311-4278
231 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • 2-star hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00
Keystone Boardwalk Inn and Suites
+1-888-469-4795
250 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Inexpensive Mountain hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
Magnuson Grand Rushmore View
+1-888-734-9421
522 South Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Inexpensive Mountain hotel
  • 63 rooms in property
Mt. Rushmore's Presidents View Resort in Keystone
+1-888-841-5292
106 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 38 suites
Super 8 by Wyndham Keystone/Mt. Rushmore - Keystone
+1-888-455-5160
702 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • 2 star Mountain property
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Comfort Inn And Suites : 915 Fairmont Blvd.
+1-888-965-8297
915 Fairmont Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~7.96 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Low-priced property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Friendly staff at front desk
  • Professional service
From$60
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Quality Inn - Rapid City
+1-888-906-6358
750 Cathedral Dr., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.11 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Economical property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Room is all right
  • Great location
Travelodge by Wyndham Rapid City
+1-888-749-6785
2505 Mount Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.14 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Economical Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Very old facility
  • Close to attractions
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Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City Rushmore Rd : 2520 Tower Rd.
+1-888-878-9982
2520 Tower Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.17 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Economical hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Days Inn by Wyndham West Rapid City - Rapid City
+1-888-389-4485
725 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702 ~8.70 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
The Rushmore Hotel & Suites BW Premier Collection
+1-888-389-4121
445 Mount Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.33 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 5 suites
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
  • Fair breakfast prices
The Hotel Alex Johnson
+1-888-675-2083
523 6th St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.34 miles northeast of Keystone
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Pleasant entrance area
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Rapid City
+1-800-716-8490
950 North St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.85 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Inexpensive Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
From$139
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Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza
+1-800-805-5223
505 North 5th St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.86 miles northeast of Keystone
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 8 floors in hotel
From$64
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Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City in Rapid City
+1-888-965-1860
620 Howard St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~10.90 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Cheap Mountain property
  • Fitness center on property
Rodeway Inn Rapid City : 1313 North Lacrosse St.
+1-888-788-5576
1313 North Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~11.09 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Low-priced hotel
Grand Gateway Hotel : 1721 North Lacrosse St.
+1-888-897-9207
1721 North Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~11.24 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Mid-scale Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 132 rooms
Foothills Inn in Rapid City
+1-888-311-4278
1625 North Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~11.24 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Two star Convention Center property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Most guests loved the minibar
  • Excellent staff
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After you've seen Mount Rushmore, take the time to visit The Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, billed as “The Rushmore Borglum Story,” which offers a look inside the mind and motivation of the monument's sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. See his smaller-scale works and watch a video about how and why the sculptor embarked on such a challenge at age 60. Kids also love seeing the life-size granite replica of Lincoln's eye as it appears on Mount Rushmore.

Learn more about the presidents featured in the monuments and more at the National Presidential Wax Museum. You can see lifelike wax figures of all 45 U.S. presidents, and learn about each with a self-guided audio tour, then see artifacts like presidential death masks.

Visit Keystone Historical Museum in downtown Keystone, housed in a Victorian-era schoolhouse built in 1900. Here, you'll learn all about the Black Hills Gold Rush, Mount Rushmore, Carrie Ingalls from "Little House on the Prairie," and much more. Visit Wednesday through Friday in May to see The Living History School and experience classroom life as it would have been in the early 1890s. Children get to wear bonnets and pinafores, caps, and suspenders to fully immerse themselves in the experience, staged by the Black Hills Retired Teachers.

Try a Black Hills gold mine tour for a look at an authentic 1890s gold mine. You can pan for gold with Rattlesnake Randy in a stream or tour an authentic mine shaft at Big Thunder Gold Mine, which is completely wheelchair accessible, so everyone can join in on the fun. Visit The Mining Museum on-site to see original artifacts from mines in the area.

Discover the area's prehistoric past at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. This facility includes both an accredited museum and an active paleontological dig site. In 1974, builders discovered a huge cache of mammoth bones, the largest single concentration of mammoths in the world.

Keystone offers innumerable attractions and boundless natural beauty, making this small town a destination for thousands of families every year.

When should you visit Keystone, South Dakota?

Keystone's tourist season typically extends from May to September. You will want to visit during this time if you're hoping to experience an entertaining night at one of the area chuck wagons, catch a show at the local playhouse, or visit the amusement park. If you are seeking a quiet getaway to the parks or are trying to avoid crowds, visit outside of these times, but expect cooler temperatures.

Keystone sees about 20 inches of rain per year, well short of the U.S. average of 39 inches. That means you'll likely enjoy sunny days throughout your visit. Winters can be quite cool, however, so do pack warm clothes and ample layers for the winter months, especially if you plan to hike in high altitude. Spring, summer, and fall are typically mild and beautiful.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Keystone, SD:

seasonality of hotel rates in Keystone

Keystone by Star Rating

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Does Keystone have any luxury hotels?

Settle into Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, a historic downtown hotel located just 9 miles from Keystone. From the rooftop bar to the historic, wood-beamed interior, this hotel exudes charm from top to bottom.

The hotel has been recently remodeled with a delicate touch that provides modern comfort while preserving the original detailing. Stay in this Rapid City hotel, and you'll be just steps from Art Alley, Main Street Square, and the Museum of the American Bison. During your stay, you'll enjoy premium bedding, complimentary wireless internet access, fitness center access, and proximity to Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub and a Starbucks coffee shop.

What budget-friendly hotels are in the Keystone, SD Area?

3 Star Average Prices: $140.00

Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore is convenient to the Black Hills National Forest, Big Thunder Gold Mine, and the National Presidential Museum, as well as Mount Rushmore. This hotel's convenience and affordability make it the budget hotel of choice near Mount Rushmore.

Kids will love splashing in the indoor pool while parents soak in the spa tub nearby or lounge on the chaise chairs. The Baymont also caters to families with well-outfitted rooms that include bunk beds in select layouts. Value-added amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, satellite programming, and a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet.

2 Star Average Prices: $116.54

What are the best hotels in Keystone, SD for Discounts?

If you are seeking senior discounts or reduced rates for military and government workers or AAA memberships, Quality Inn in Keystone has you covered. This hotel lies less than 1 mile from Rushmore Tramway Adventures and the Black Hills National Forest. This hotel offers excellent amenities including an indoor pool and spa tub, plus extras like complimentary wireless internet access, a lobby fireplace, and complimentary daily breakfast service.

Be sure to avail yourself of Quality Inn's 24-hour business center if you need to do a little work during your stay or to use the printer to print out tickets for area attractions. If you have any questions, stop by the 24-hour front desk for help.

Where are the best value hotels in Keystone, South Dakota?

Those seeking a modern hotel with contemporary style will love the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City – Rushmore South. This hotel caters to business travelers and vacationers alike. In your room, you'll enjoy niceties like Keurig coffee makers, a microwave, and minifridge.

Log onto the complimentary wireless internet service at any time and enjoy digital programming on a flat-screen television. Stow belongings in your own safe, then head downstairs to check out the indoor pool and fitness center. Enjoy a great night's sleep, then be sure to fill up on a hearty breakfast at the complimentary buffet.

What do travelers love about visiting Keystone, SD?

If you came to the Black Hills seeking a taste of the Old West, you'll find it at The Stables at Palmer Gulch. Tour the barns, watch horsemanship demonstrations, and choose from three guided trail rides through mountainous terrain, stands of birch and ponderosa pine, and panoramic, high-country views. Wind down with a Cowboy Dinner Show with real cowboy music, Western cuisine cooked over a campfire, and a covered wagon ride.

Families with younger riders may wish to seek out Rockin' R Rides for daily guided rides through the Black Hills National Forest. Black Hills Wilderness Edge Adventures offers wild rides of an entirely different kind with ATV/UTV rentals.

Circle B Chuckwagon is the place to immerse yourself into Western culture. Sip a sarsaparilla, watch a woodcarver at work, and check out souvenirs at The Wild Horse Gift Shop. You can pan for gems, shoot wax bullets, and enjoy a show by The Circle B Chuckwagon Suppers and Cowboy Music Show.

Visit Fort Hays Old West Town Square if you'd like to see demonstrations of antique equipment in action. This chuck wagon is famed for its 99-cent "all-you-can-eat" pancake breakfast. It's also close to the "Dances with Wolves" film set. Stick around to see some of the best gift shops in the area and stay for the Chuckwagon Supper and Music Variety Show.

At Custer Park, pack a picnic or visit the Thirsty Buffalo Snack Bar before the doors open for showtime at The Black Hills Playhouse. If you'd prefer to marvel at nature's own theater, take the 1880 Train to catch a glimpse of deer and buffalo while riding on an authentic steam train through the Black Hills. The train is operated by The Black Hills Central Railroad, the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the country.

If you plan to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, don't miss the nightly "Legends in Light" laser-light show, which turns the mountainside into a spectacular screen. The laser-light experience highlights the rich heritage and enduring culture of Native Americans in an unforgettable show choreographed to music and sound. The show takes place at varying times from May through September.

Families seeking a thrill should visit Rush Mountain Adventure Park. This unique mountain coaster winds through the trees and over the slopes, allowing you to pace your cart with a handbrake for speed or leisure, as you please. While you are there, stop into the Gunslinger 7-D Ride and shoot your laser gun at targets, or embark on the challenging ropes courses through the forest canopy.

Take the Soaring Eagle Zipride down the mountainside, then journey below the surface into the depths of the Black Hills cave system to Rushmore Cave. If you're feeling brave, check out the new flashlight tour, offered only in the evenings from May through August.

Whether you want to spend your days hiking, riding, kayaking, fly fishing, or panning for gold, you can make incredible memories with your family in Keystone, South Dakota.

FAQs about hotels in Keystone

What are the most favored hotels in Keystone?

K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection, Howard Johnson Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Keystone?

Sweetgrass Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South, an IHG and Ramada by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt Rushmore are the top 3 luxury hotels near Keystone city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Keystone?

Sweetgrass Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South, an IHG, and Rodeway Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Memorial are the properties closest to Keystone city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Keystone cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Keystone can be as cheap as $116.54 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Keystone cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Keystone has been $140.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Keystone?

GrandStay Residential Suites - Rapid City, Sweetgrass Inn and Foothills Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Keystone?

K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection, Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore and Quality Inn Near Mount Rushmore are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Keystone?

Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites, The Rushmore Hotel & Suites BW Premier Collection and Best Western Plus Rapid City Rushmore are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Keystone?

Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South, an IHG and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Rushmore, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Keystone

Below are reviews of the city of Keystone, SD from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Beautiful"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very nice scenery.

David E., from 21-Oct-2019
"NA"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very nice scenery.

David E., from 21-Oct-2019
" Perfect location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything is close by. Perfect location for my trip

Todd E., from 03-Sep-2019
"Pleasant!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was pleasantly surprised to see vegan dishes in the cafes at Mt Rushmore.

Ann B., from 20-Aug-2019
"Mount Rushmore Views"
Score 4.0 / 5

The forest and the view of the mountain.

Jose P., from 24-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Keystone, SD shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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