Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City
Downtown Rapid City, SD Hotel
Built in 1927, the Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City combines historic architecture with handcrafted Native American art in tribute to the area's Lakota and Sioux culture.
Main Street Square is a block away, and it’s 25 minutes to Mt. Rushmore. Featuring a rooftop bar, Irish pub, salon, and spa.
Stop by Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates and Alex Johnson Mercantile for some on-site shopping.
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It all started with dreams of chocolate, as Chip scampered about her mom’s kitchen as a little girl. Even at this early age, she was already busy concocting mouth-watering treats and desserts—as long as they included chocolate.
The secret? She makes all her truffles, toffee, and caramel with “Butter and Love,” the ingredients of chocolates that are truly to “Sigh For.”
ALEX JOHNSON MERCANTILE
The Alex Johnson Mercantile takes pride in finding great locally made, merchandise for visitors to take home and remind them of their time in the Black Hills.
While the focus has been on Black Hills Gold, Trisha Waldron, Native American arts and crafts, sculpture/bronze, pottery, and original wall art, they also offer a jewelry line exclusively for the Hotel Alex Johnson.
Paddy O'Neills Pub
There’s no need to venture to Ireland to experience a traditional Irish pub—Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub at the Hotel Alex Johnson offers guests a traditional atmosphere with all the comforts of a neighborhood pub.
Drop in to sip a fine Irish whiskey, enjoy a warm meal and sit around a cozy table as you listen to live entertainment from local favorites or play your own favorite on the time-honored juke box.
The Vertex Sky Bar is an upscale Rapid City rooftop bar at the height of luxury atop the Hotel Alex Johnson.
Pet Friendly Rapid City Hotel
Pets allowed: Yes.
Deposit: $50.00 Non-refundable Fee
Max weight: 75 lbs
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How the Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City stands out
YOUR BEST SELF
My whole thing is finding a hotel that helps me become my best self. This hotel definitely brings the history and charm. Use it to break away from the usual and get into your best mood.
Unless you're a local you'll probably want to head out to Mt Rushmore.
And if you are a local go ahead and enjoy Vertex Skybar, Chubby Chipmunk, Alex Johnson Mercantile, and Main Street Square.
Then bring it all back to your best mood spot here at Hotel Alex Johnson.
AVOID THE FEES
I researched the fees for the top hotels in the area. Hotel Alex Johnson is does pretty well all things considered.
Valet parking is $18.95 per night, check for current rates.
No resort fee.
$4.25 local tax per night, check for current rates.
All together that’s $23.20 in fees and taxes per night. Now you could search for a better nearby parking deal. In any case, I’m not a fan of any fees and now’s not the time to start. We’ll have to be happy knowing that with our points we’re paying pennies on the dollar for our stay.
Why it’s good with points
This is a fun, historic hotel with oodles of charm. Definitely the kind of place where we can lift up our mood.
Enjoy your room, Paddy O’Neils Pub, and the Vertex Bar or venture further out. One of the All-American sites is just 25 minutes away in Mt Rushmore. Anyone from out of town should absolutely make that trip.
Points per night for a King Room vary through the year. A Hilton Hhonors sign-up bonus will most always get you at least two nights, even in Summer. Travel in Winter and the bonus may be enough for you to stay for up to a week.
There are a few Hilton credit cards. Over time get them all to maximize your points.
And as always, get your partner to also get the sign-up bonuses – that will give you double the points and nights.
All together, you have lots of ways to rack up the Hilton points. Enjoy your stay and perk up your mood. The Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City is a great escape from your routine – just step right in to your happy, recharged self.
Get a Hilton credit card and get on your way.