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Modesto, California
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very clean room, very comfortable beds, the room was a good price, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to downtown Keystone, SD (easy to walk to dinner and shopping) and close to Mt. Rushmore.

3Thank rheisel
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a non-pet room request and the owner emailed back quickly and acknowledged. The family suite was clean with no pet odor. The queen beds were very comfortable, however, the sleeper sofa mattress was shot and must be replaced, very uncomfortable! Room and furniture are at the point where a remodel should be planned soon. Our suite was spacious,...

1Thank 96heritage
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your thoughts. And, indeed you are correct, the suites are slated for updating later this year and early next spring. We appreciate your comment regarding the spaciousness of your room. Sometime reviewers note that rooms are small, and this is true regarding the economy rooms which are less than 200 square feet in size. Most of...

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Not recommended. Ice machine didn't work. Bathroom very small. TV not best. Hard to get station and volume didn't work. Heater unit very old and you either froze or was too hot. Parking not best. Staff was ok but not very friendly. Lighting terrible.

Thank Djreht
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

Although we never like to see a negative review we are even more disturbed when the first we learn of any dissatisfaction is via comments in Tripadvisor by a guest who never raised any concerns while present. Although there's not much we can do when someone complains that a bathroom is small or when complaints such as "parking not best"...

Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stayed the Inn for Mt. Rushmore visit. Except the parking is a little tricky, the Inn is clean and good place to stay. Breakfast is good. It is close to a tiny mall. There are foods, souvenir stores. Everyone was happy to have what they wanted.

Thank Qing R
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location! You can walk to restaurants , shops, and the tramway adventure. You can not walk to Mt Rushmore ( I read one review that said you could but it would be a long up hill walk). The rooms we stayed in (3 of them) all had balconies with a view of the tramway...

Thank lorinjer
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The location cannot be beat with a short walk to the zip adventure across the street and to the main Keystone boardwalk. If you want a spectacular view of Mt. Rushmore you can continue on Cemetary Rd. which is the street the Roosevelt is located and from the cemetary you can see Rushmore in distance. Best view is in the...

1Thank Trinh C
Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The location of this hotel is awesome! It wasn't as clean as I would have liked, but we were traveling with 4 teens and the loft room was perfect and priced right! The parking is horrible, you have to take a death defying ride up a blind access on the side of the hotel to the back lot - on...

Thank Rebecca W
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

We enjoyed your description of the driveway to the parking lot as "death defying" ... and a few folks who ride motorcycles might agree with that assessment. For those who may not find your word picture adequate, the photo of the hotel on this site actually shows the driveway and a portion of the parking lot behind the building.

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stayed in the Roosevelt last year and returned this year same wonderful owners. Well love the spacious rooms and comfortable beds. nice pool and an atmosphere makes a person very comfortable. All ready looking forward to next years trip.

Thank brian w
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Changed to this place from the Holiday Inn Express to save about $100. Property was fairly comfortable, picked this location because of proximity to Mt. Rushmore. Alpine Adventure attraction is across the parking lot. Complimentary breakfast was pretty good. Pizza place next door was average - nothing exceptional. Room was nothing exceptional - ok for one night. If you want...

1Thank aspen5
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This hotel is in a great location. There is a pizza restaurant in house, walking distance to all kinds of food, entertainment, and shopping. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was pretty good as well. The only complain was the bed. It was hard and uncomfortable.

Thank Dalinda G
Dean B, Owner at Roosevelt Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your views. I fully understand your opinion regarding the hardness of the bed. Like most lodging properties we source our beds from a hotel supply company that offers a full range of products at various firmnesses ranging from extra soft to extra firm. Every company we have ever dealt with has suggested...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small, family owned and operated, limited-service hotel located in the city limits of Keystone, SD, at the base of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Property has a variety of rooms, ranging from small, economy rooms with one queen sized bed to large family suites that can accommodate up to seven persons. Pool & Hot Tub operate seasonally (June, July, August). Airport transfers available at a nominal charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roosevelt Inn

Address: 206 Cemetery Road, Keystone, SD 57751 (Formerly Guesthouse Mount Rushmore)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Price Range: €69 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Roosevelt Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“The top floor rooms with a loft are great for a family. Front rooms face road but are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles KenJ734, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get a room facing Rushmore, not the back.”
 of 5 bubbles vic4455, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The balcony rooms are a nice touch.”
 of 5 bubbles Bethtravel64, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For best wifi, go to the lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 32fredc, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“DO NOT park under the balcony to the right of the office/lunch room. Rain will bring some sort of residue on top of your car.”
 of 5 bubbles aspen5, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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