06/01/2018 FriskyFrisco, New Britain
This Best Western was your typical Best Western with the same design, styles, and amenities. Clean, cozy, wonderful motel breakfast, free parking, and friendly staff. Nothing new to add to that. The h... more
This Best Western was your typical Best Western with the same design, styles, and amenities. Clean, cozy, wonderful motel breakfast, free parking, and friendly staff. Nothing new to add to that. The hotel was about a 8-10 minute drive to the entrance to Badlands National Park. You literally could even walk into the town of Wall where there's plenty of shopping and restaurants. We chose this hotel due to its close proximity to these two locations. Perfect for getting up in the morning and hitting the Badlands before it gets congested with tourists and perfect for grabbing a bite to eat in town after a day of being a tourist. Other than that, there's really nothing else nearby. It's probably an hours drive to Rapid City Regional Airport. Maybe an hour and 45 minutes to Mount Rushmore. If I was ever in the Rapid City area again, I definitely would consider Best Western Plains Motel as a place to stay again providing I would want to see Wall or the Badlands again. Otherwise, it's kind-of far from the more populous area of Rapid City with more things to see and do.
The only thing I'd suggest the motel could do to perfect itself is have a better checkout option for those who want to leave early in the morning. There were several couples, including ourselves, that didn't know what to do when waiting for the front desk to open. Some just left their keys inside their room while others waited to be checked out properly all while maintaining their final receipt. We chose the later. Even though it worked out well since the morning sun hadn't crept up the horizon at that hour, it would have been nice being able to sleep in an extra hour knowing the front desk wouldn't be open when we got up. less
Jackie H, Owner at Best Western Plains Motel, responded to this review
thank you for your comments. We will make sure the front desk knows to specify we have express check out meaning you can leave in the morning when you want as check out is complete.
I am sorry you were not given that option but thank you for letting us know and we will make sure to express it better.
Thank you for choosing Best Western