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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
  • Three Star Rural property
  • 8 suites in property
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South
+1-888-675-2083
1611 Caregiver Circle, Rapid City, SD 57702 ~4.35 miles northwest of Keystone
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 99 rooms in hotel
Rodeway Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Memorial in Keystone
+1-800-716-8490
908 Madill St. Sr 40 East, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Two star Mountain property
  • 37 rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Rushmore in Keystone
+1-800-805-5223
321 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Cheap hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$140
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Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore
+1-888-965-1860
106 Us 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Economical Mountain hotel
  • 154 sleeping rooms in hotel
Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore in Keystone
+1-888-788-5576
106 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • Free breakfast
Ramada by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt Rushmore : 115 Swanzey St.
+1-888-897-9207
115 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$80
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K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection : 434 Old Hill City Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone, SD 57751
  • 3-star property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$89
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Quality Inn Keystone near Mount Rushmore in Keystone
+1-888-469-4795
231 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • Two star property
  • Check-in: 11:00
Keystone Boardwalk Inn and Suites in Keystone
+1-888-734-9421
250 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751
  • 2-star Mountain hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Magnuson Grand Rushmore View : 522 South Highway 16a
+1-888-841-5292
522 South Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Economical Mountain property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
Super 8 by Wyndham Keystone/Mt. Rushmore
+1-888-455-5160
702 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Two star Mountain property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Comfort Inn And Suites
+1-888-965-8297
915 Fairmont Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~7.96 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Two-star property
  • Check in: 11:00
  • Close to restaraunts
  • Empty toilet paper
From$60
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Quality Inn : 750 Cathedral Dr.
+1-888-906-6358
750 Cathedral Dr., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.11 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Cheap hotel
  • 63 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • The majority of guests thought the building was wonderful
From$42
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Travelodge Rapid City
+1-888-749-6785
2505 Mount Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.14 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Cheap Mountain property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Breakfast is average
  • Most guests criticized the unstylish hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City Rushmore Rd
+1-888-878-9982
2520 Tower Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~8.17 miles northeast of Keystone
  • 2-star hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Days Inn by Wyndham West Rapid City in Rapid City
+1-888-389-4485
725 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702 ~8.70 miles northeast of Keystone
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$60
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Mainstay Suites : 3321 Outfitters Rd.
+1-888-389-4121
3321 Outfitters Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.25 miles northeast of Keystone
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$45
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The Rushmore Hotel & Suites BW Premier Collection
+1-888-675-2083
445 Mount Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.33 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 suites
  • Good vibe
  • About half of guests complained about the bathroom
From$63
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The Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City
+1-800-716-8490
523 6th St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.34 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Great service
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites : 950 North St.
+1-800-805-5223
950 North St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~9.85 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Economy Convention Center property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Terrific location
  • Most guests thought it was clean
From$139
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Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza
+1-888-965-1860
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
+1-888-788-5576
620 Howard St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~10.91 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Two-star Mountain hotel
  • 97 rooms in hotel
Rodeway Inn Rapid City - Rapid City
+1-888-897-9207
1313 North Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~11.09 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Inexpensive hotel
Grand Gateway Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
1721 North Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD 57701 ~11.24 miles northeast of Keystone
  • Midscale Convention Center hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
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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: $139.08

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: $117.79

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 top rated hotels in Keystone?

Best Western Plus Rapid City Rushmore, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South and K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection 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 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, 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 $117.79 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 $139.08 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Keystone?

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

What are the best IHG hotels in Keystone?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City - Rushmore South, Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hill City 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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