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Hill City South Dakota Accommodations

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The Hill City center is approximately the area of 1880 Train - Black Hills Central Railroad and 7 miles northwest of Mount Rushmore.

Nicknamed the “Heart of the Hills,” Hill City is close to the Black Hills mountain range and many tourist destinations. Whether you're on a tight budget or hoping to splurge on extra amenities, the Hill City area offers a variety of accommodations to meet your travel needs. More from this guide...

Hill City Hotels & Accommodations

Super 8 Hill City / Mt. Rushmore / Area
+1-888-389-4121
109 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
  • 2 star Mountain property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hill City Mt. Rushmore Area
+1-888-675-2083
12444 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City, SD 57745
  • Two-star hotel
  • Hotel has 16 suites
From$60
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Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore - Hill City
+1-800-716-8490
12454 Old Hill City Rd., Hill City, SD 57745
  • Economy hotel
  • 88 rooms in hotel
Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites in Hill City
+1-800-805-5223
601 East Main St., Hill City, SD 57745-2002
  • Two star property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$109
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Quality Inn - Hill City
+1-888-965-1860
616 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
  • 3 star property
  • Hotel has 55 rooms
The Lodge at Mount Rushmore
+1-888-788-5576
24075 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751 ~7.34 miles east of Hill City
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Pool should be renewed
  • It was great
From$69
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K Bar S Lodge An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Keystone
+1-888-897-9207
434 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone, SD 57751 ~7.71 miles east of Hill City
  • Midscale hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
Quality Inn
+1-888-311-4278
231 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.18 miles east of Hill City
  • Low Cost property
  • 56 rooms in hotel
Keystone Boardwalk by Magnuson Worldwide : 250 Winter St.
+1-888-469-4795
250 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.21 miles east of Hill City
  • Cheap Mountain hotel
  • Free breakfast
Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore
+1-888-734-9421
106 Us 16a, Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.23 miles east of Hill City
  • Low Cost Mountain hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Baymont Inn & Suites Keystone - Keystone
+1-888-841-5292
106 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.23 miles east of Hill City
  • Economy Rural hotel
  • 38 suites in hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore - Keystone
+1-888-455-5160
115 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.25 miles east of Hill City
  • Affordable Mountain property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$80
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Super 8 by Wyndham Keystone / mt. Rushmore : 702 Highway 16a
+1-888-965-8297
702 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.30 miles east of Hill City
  • Cheap Mountain hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Magnuson Grand Rushmore View
+1-888-906-6358
522 South Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.37 miles east of Hill City
  • Economical Mountain hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Keystone - Keystone
+1-888-749-6785
321 Swanzey St., Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.41 miles east of Hill City
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$140
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Rodeway Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Memorial
+1-888-878-9982
908 Madill St. Sr 40 East, Keystone, SD 57751 ~8.60 miles east of Hill City
  • Economical Mountain property
  • Check in: 3:00PM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City Rushmore South
+1-888-389-4485
1611 Caregiver Circle, Rapid City, SD 57702 ~10.95 miles northeast of Hill City
  • Mid-scale property
  • 99 rooms in property
Bavarian Inn Black Hills in Custer
+1-888-389-4121
855 N.5th St., Custer, SD 57730 ~11.39 miles south of Hill City
  • Affordable Mountain hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Food is all right
Days Inn by Wyndham Custer
+1-888-675-2083
519 Crook St., Custer, SD 57730 ~11.79 miles south of Hill City
  • Cheap property
  • Fitness center on property
Granite Heights Retreat - Custer
+1-800-716-8490
248 North 2nd St., Custer, SD 57730 ~11.80 miles south of Hill City
  • Expensive property
Super 8 Custer / Crazy Horse Area : 535 West Mt. Rushmore Rd.
+1-800-805-5223
535 West Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730-1542 ~11.88 miles south of Hill City
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Econo Lodge - Custer
+1-888-965-1860
342 Mount Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730 ~11.95 miles south of Hill City
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • 45 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great reception
  • Every guests reviewed said the reception staff was great
Rodeway Inn : 208 West Mount Rushmore Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
208 West Mount Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730 ~12.16 miles south of Hill City
  • Low Cost property
  • 6 suites in property
From$60
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Custer in Custer
+1-888-897-9207
433 West Mount Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730 ~12.17 miles south of Hill City
  • 2 star Mountain hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
Super 8 by Wyndham Custer / Crazy Horse Area : 535 West Mt. Rushmore Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
535 West Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730 ~12.19 miles south of Hill City
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Hill City, SD discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Hill City hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota. With roots in the 19th-century Black Hills mining rush, the community has a long and storied history. The first miners settled the area in 1876 and called it Hillyo. Despite the establishment of a post office in 1877, the city nearly became a ghost town once miners moved on to other opportunities. Thanks to the discovery of tin in 1883, however, Hill City rebounded and the population started to grow at a steady pace.

Today, Hill City benefits from its location, which places it within easy driving distance of Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Black Hills National Forest, and the popular Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Thanks to an influx of new residents and visitors, Hill City has become a diversified center for arts and cultural events.

Whatever your reason for visiting Hill City, you want to find the right hotel that allows you to explore everything this ruggedly beautiful place has to offer.

When is the best time to visit Hill City, SD?

Many of the visitor attractions around Hill City experience their peak season from June through August. Since hotel rates tend to increase during the summer months, you'll want to book your room several weeks in advance before accommodations start to fill up. Despite the crowds, average highs reach only 81 degrees Fahrenheit in July with evening lows settling around 50 degrees. If you're the type of traveler who likes to avoid excessive heat, visiting Hill City in the summer can be a pleasant option.

The best time to visit South Dakota, however, is during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. September and October are ideal months to plan a visit because the visitor crowds taper off, which ushers in lower hotel rates. You'll also enjoy pleasant temperatures averaging in the 60s for much of the season.

April and May are your next best options for visiting Hill City. Spring can be wet and cold in this part of South Dakota, but with a head start on the visitor rush, you can take advantage of cheaper rates and shorter lines at major visitor attractions.

Visitors tend to stay away from the Hill City area from November through March, but don't discount a winter getaway. Destinations such as Mount Rushmore are open 24 hours a day, year-round, with the visitor center closing only on Christmas Day. Some facilities close for the season, however, including the Mount Rushmore Sculptor's Studio. On average, the Black Hills region experiences more than 150 inches of fresh snow annually, which can make for a cozy and romantic holiday.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Hill City

Hill City by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Hill City, SD. You can use these line graphs to determine the cheapest time period to book a room in Hill City for your upcoming travels.

What are the luxury hotels in Hill City, SD?

If you're hoping to find a hotel with upscale amenities close to Hill City, you don't have to look far.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hill City-Mt. Rushmore Area is a highly rated accommodation located a half mile from Teddy Bear Town. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, ample parking, a multilingual staff, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a complimentary continental breakfast. The comfortable guest rooms include flat-screen TVs with cable programming, complimentary wired and wireless internet access, well-lit work desks, mini fridges, and microwaves.

Located in nearby Keystone, K Bar S Lodge, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is an exceptional accommodation worth considering. Guests can enjoy an outdoor picnic area, complimentary Wi-Fi, free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk, and a public computer station. A complimentary breakfast buffet is also served daily. The well-appointed guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, coffee makers, and mini fridges. Upgrade to a whirlpool king suite for an even more relaxing stay.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Rushmore/Keystone in Keystone, South Dakota, places you only 3 miles from the iconic cliff face. Guest rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, work desks, mini fridges, microwaves, phones with free local calls, and optional complimentary newspapers. Property amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a fireplace in the lobby, a business center with wired internet access, and a free buffet breakfast.

What are the affordable hotels in Hill City, SD?

3 Star Average Prices: $159.16

Finding affordable hotels in Hill City is easier than you may think, but you might consider expanding your search to nearby areas to maximize your chances of finding a good deal.

Super 8 by Wyndham Hill City/Mt. Rushmore/Area is a conveniently located lodging option offering a 24-hour front desk, guest laundry facilities, event space, an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable programming, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, toiletries, hair dryers, and phones with free local calls. Pets are also welcome.

Magnuson Grand Rushmore View inn in Keystone offers competitive rates that can help you budget for your trip. The property features RV parking and hookups, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms include LCD TVs with satellite programming, work desks, and shower and tub combinations. Rollaway beds are available upon request.

If you don't mind staying a little farther out, make a reservation at Rodeway Inn in Rapid City. Featured amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a vending machine, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, complimentary coffee in the lobby, and guest laundry facilities. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite programming, work desks, coffee makers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.

2 Star Average Prices: $133.92

2 Star Hotel Prices in Hill City

What are the best hotels in Hill City, SD, for discounts?

Travelers who qualify for special rates can save even more money on their trip to Hill City when they consider some of the best hotels in Hill City offering attractive discounts.

Military service members and government employees can save money at area hotels such as the Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites. This highly reviewed property features a beautiful indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, and a safe deposit box at the 24-hour front desk. You can also enjoy a complimentary full breakfast each morning of your stay. Guest rooms feature cable TVs, free Wi-Fi, work desks, coffee makers, mini fridges, and microwaves. Upgrade to a suite to enjoy an in-room jetted tub and sofa bed.

Located in nearby Keystone, Rodeway Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Memorial is a straightforward budget accommodation offering discounts to AAA members. Featured amenities include free Wi-Fi, ample parking, luggage storage, and an on-site gift shop. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary full breakfast each morning of their stay. In-room amenities include satellite TV, microwaves, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, toiletries, and phones with free local calls.

AAA members can also save at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Custer, which is located slightly more than 11 miles from Hill City in Custer. This popular hotel features an indoor pool, a spa tub, guest laundry facilities, a fitness center, a business center, a safe deposit box, and a complimentary continental breakfast. The well-appointed guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable, microwaves, mini fridges, complimentary newspapers, hair dryers, and toiletries.

What are the best value options in Hill City, SD?

Fortunately, Hill City has a variety of midrange accommodations priced to give you extra value for your dollar.

Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore features plenty of free parking, a business center, guest laundry facilities, and luggage storage. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning before sightseeing and unwind in the evening in your comfortable guest room with a flat-screen TV, well-lit work desk, ergonomic desk chair, and coffee maker.

Situated on Main Street in Hill City, Quality Inn Near Mount Rushmore is ideal for business and pleasure travelers alike. Enjoy an on-site spa tub, a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and a complimentary full breakfast. Guest rooms feature LED TVs, iPod docking stations, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, and hair dryers.

What do you need to know when visiting Mount Rushmore?

Let's be honest: Many visitors come to Hill City and surrounding areas to visit Mount Rushmore. Whether you've set aside a day or several days to explore this iconic monument, you want to keep a few points in mind.

For starters, arrive early. Crowds at Mount Rushmore peak around midday, which can make parking more challenging. The earlier you arrive, the better the photo opportunities and the less stressful the experience will be.

Be sure to visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center. The facility's exhibits detail the gigantic sculpture's creation and how each face was carved into the mountainside. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour.

One of the best ways to experience Mount Rushmore is to walk along the Presidential Trail. The scenic trail provides multiple vantage points for photo ops, and you may encounter some local wildlife along the way.

With much to experience in Hill City, you'll want to plan your itinerary carefully. Whether you're looking for an affordable lodging or a hotel with all the amenities, you can find the ideal hotel to meet your needs and budget.

FAQs about hotels in Hill City

What are the most favored hotels in Hill City?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hill City Mt. Rushmore Area, Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore and Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Hill City?

Granite Heights Retreat, Quality Inn and The Lodge at Mount Rushmore are the top 3 luxury hotels near Hill City city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Hill City?

Super 8 Hill City, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hill City Mt. Rushmore Area, and Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore are the properties closest to Hill City city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Hill City cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Hill City can be as cheap as $133.92 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

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

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Hill City has been $159.16 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Hill City?

The Lodge at Mount Rushmore, The Foothills Inn and Keystone Boardwalk by Magnuson Worldwide are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Hill City?

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

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Hill City?

Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites, Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn 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 Hill City?

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

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