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Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center

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Room & Suite (7)
Pool & Beach (2)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 10 Oct 2018
Beautiful older hotel. King suite was very nice - lots of room. Comfortable couch and chairs. Seniors: low, small commodes. Restaurant attached, but we didn't think the food was worth the price. It was OK, but we expected better. Hotel itself was a great value. We would definitely stay here again. NO LAUNDRY ROOM.
Thank tingodmusic
Response from DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center
Responded 12 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will plan for a return trip. There is so much to see and do in Watertown, perhaps a family gathering is in order! Happy Fall Deb Stanley General Manager
Reviewed 20 Jul 2018via mobile
Every time we stay here. The hotel is AMAZING. Minerva’s the restaurant connected has ALWAYS BEEN WORTHLESS. Food is the best. SERVICE IS HORRIBLE. The the guy after me waiting for darn near 10 minutes just said finally acknowledge me. IDK if he is Chinese or Filipino (somewhere in between) IDK. Also the young pregnant native America was going around asking “Did you see the book that was sitting here?” Went around asking everyone yet at NO time did any of them acknowledged me. Waitresses walked bye I was actually hoping someone would say “We’ll be right with you?” I would’ve sat down and waited, BUT no one did. When my order was wrong OHHHH😮someone stepped up and said “I forgot to say on rocks not blended”. Yet I seen sooo many waitresses and manager stare at me and go about their convo. If you want to stay at this place make sure to go somewhere else to eat. The staff, manager, waitresses, hostess need new people to run such a BIG name. Even though I waited I still tipped the bartender 10 bucks on a beverage that was only 8.00. Minerva’s your the worst business connected to such a fabulous hotel.
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Reviewed 11 Jul 2018
We recently stayed here while on a road trip through South Dakota. We were referred to this hotel from another hotel that was booked up for the night. They were nice enough to hold a room for us until we arrived. The front desk was extremely friendly. We were given a nice room and was also able to get a roll away bed. The hotel is unique in that it faces inside with a huge open interior space that looks all the way down below and to both sides with nice lounge seating areas with potted plants located along the way. Our room was nice and clean. Beds were comfy too! Breakfast was served in a big banquet type room with constantly refreshed menu items. Great stay!
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Brenda K
Watertown, United States
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
The Ramkota Hotel is connected to the Watertown, South Dakota Event Center so the location is ideal. Upon checking in and getting our room key, it would not open the door. It showed "green" but it would not open. After returning to the front desk, I was told that the door locks were "upside down" so I would have to lift up rather than push down to open. That worked. However it would have been helpful if the front desk clerk had mentioned that!!!! I asked two other guests if their room key had worked---it had not worked either so this is important that the front desk clerk inform guests BEFORE they have to return. There is no elevator in the two story hotel so it meant using the stairs again. Our room was on the south west side facing highway 212 which meant a lot of noise from trucks shifting down for a reduced speed zone. The AC unit was also noisy. The queen bed was comfortable and that part of the room was spacious. There was a large comfortable chair, a desk area, a microwave and mini refrigerator. The bathroom area was cramped and the door barely cleared the stool. It was OK for one night and the proximity to the Event Center was great. There was ample parking also. Although they offer a complementary breakfast, it was a mini scrambled egg, sausage, bread, yogurt, juice, coffee& tea. Minverva's serves delicious food. You can access the Event Center and Minerva's without leaving the building. This hotel is good if you have to attend a reception, meeting or conference at the Watertown Event Center.
Thank Brenda K
Response from DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center
Responded 11 Jun 2018
Thank you for your comments and for staying with us! We hope you had a great time at the reception - it is so very convenient to have everything under one roof and not have to leave the building...unless you want to! Be sure to stay tuned for renovation updates as we begin room renovations in 2018! Thank you again and have a great summer, Deb Stanley, General Manager
Sauk Rapids
Reviewed 1 May 2018
The room was nice, clean and well appointed. The staff was very polite and attentive to customer needs. We visited the bar and the staff was great and very engaging. We had an appetizer for Happy Hour and it was delicious and unique. The convention area was great especially the Theatre.
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Comfortable, relaxing guestrooms surround our beautiful indoor atrium. Heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, video game room and new fitness center. All rooms feature high-speed internet, voicemail, in-room More coffeemaker, iron/board and hairdryer. Business center computer and 24 hour front desk staff. USA Today and am coffee in the lobby. Minervas Restaurant & Bar on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary parking and airport shuttle. Meeting and conference facilities on-site. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$98 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
Also Known As
Best Western Watertown
Watertown Best Western
United States > South Dakota > Watertown
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$98 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
Also Known As
Best Western Watertown
Watertown Best Western
United States > South Dakota > Watertown
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (7)
Pool & Beach (2)
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9 May 2017|
Response from DVL63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so.
14 July 2016|
Response from Snoopy2758 | Reviewed this property |
We had one in our room at all three stays, so I am guessing that they have them complimentary in every/most room/s.
26 May 2016|
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Response from micstebou | Reviewed this property |
same for me, i was a guest there.
Room Tips
"Rooms on the north side are quieter because they are not facing highway 212. There is no elevator."
10 Jun 2018
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"If traveling with a dog ask for a room in the "D" wing."
2 Sep 2016
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"Book a hotel near the interstate ahead of time!"
25 Jul 2016
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"The rooms at the back are quieter, not view to speak of from any room so the back is best"
20 Apr 2016
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