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The BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, attached to the Watertown Event Center provides a convenient location for visiting Bramble Park Zoo, Historic Uptown Watertown, Watertown Mall and many local businesses.

Guests on business can enjoy easy access to Minnesota Rubber, Terex Utilities, Deuco, Enercept, Benchmark Foam, Angus Palm, Davisco, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Lake Area Technical Institute and Twin City Die Casting. The Watertown Event Center is also located right next to the BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, making this the perfect hotel to stay at while visiting for conventions and events. We gladly welcome groups at this Watertown, SD hotel.

Families delight in the fact that Bramble Park Zoo is just two miles from the BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel. Guests can also enjoy just a short drive to many other local attractions, such as Redlin Art Center, Watertown Mall, Thunder Road, Ton-O-Fun, Lake Kampeska, Dakota Sioux Casino and Lake Pelican.

As the only full-service hotel in Watertown, SD, guests can expect to feel right at home. The clean, charming rooms at this South Dakota Best Western offer free high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television, a coffee maker, room service, fitness room and much more. We are also the only hotel in Watertown that offers complimentary airport transportation.

An On-site Minervas Restaurant and Bar are also provided for your convenience at the BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel. While staying at the hotel, guests can also enjoy the indoor heated pool, hot tub, an exercise facility, cocktail lounge, business center and full-service meeting and banquet facilities accommodating up to 1,600 attendees. Call today to find out more about our meeting and event space in Watertown, SD.

For a memorable stay at a hotel in Watertown, South Dakota with great customer service, reserve a stay online at the BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel today. Enjoy your stay.

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1901 9th Avenue SW
South Dakota
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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15:00:00 | 11:00:00
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1901 9th Avenue SW
South Dakota
United States

What's nearby?


  • 50.00 mile(s) from Brookings

  • 100 mile(s) from Sioux Falls

  • 150 mile(s) from Fargo, ND

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Clark

  • 70.00 mile(s) from Redfield

  • 200 mile(s) from Pierre

  • 200 mile(s) from Minneapolis, MN

  • 0.40 mile(s) from Persona

  • 0.80 mile(s) from Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Terex® Utilities

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Dueco®

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Enercept®

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Benchmark Foam Inc.

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Angus Palm - Worthington

  • 35.00 mile(s) from Davisco Foods International

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Smith Equipment

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Twin City Die Castings Co

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Dakota Bodies

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Lake Area Technical College, full technical college offering various degrees

  • 50.00 mile(s) from South Dakot State University, in Brookings, SD. Full 4-year university

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 113 traveller reviews
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Great stay

13/10/2016 Doug K, Austin, United States

Staff is always friendly and helpful. I enjoy the ability to park for the night, eat and sleep under one roof. The meals are always excellent at the attached Minerva Bar & Restaurant. . Rooms are date... more



30/09/2016 Kathy A, Sioux Falls, United States

I think the cost of the room was waaaay too expensive considering we really stayed here for the swimming pool and it was not in working condition. I also feel the rooms need updating seem very outdat... more


Great Stop

25/09/2016 busyboyproductions,

I stayed at the Hampton Inn here in Watertown which was an absolute nightmare. This place is a breath of fresh air. Older but very clean, great parking, nice restaurant and good customer service. I pr... more

Owner Response
DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to having you as a return guest. We have some updates coming shortly and hope the improvements will make your next visit even more comfortable! Happy Fall! Deb Stanley General Manager

Great Stay

12/09/2016 Milroy204,

The king room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. The bed was cozy and the room was quiet. The room was 5 stars but we were disappointed (like most people who stay here) that there was no con... more

Owner Response
DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back again the next time your travels bring you to our area! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments - we appreciate hearing directly from our guests! Happy Fall Deb Stanley General Manager

Pet Friendly

03/09/2016 Deb C, Woodland Park, Colorado

We needed a quick room after our other hotel fell threw. I called the Ramkota and they said come on over. We were traveling with our dog and they were very welcoming. They gave a room on the back o... more

Owner Response
DKStanley, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for sharing your comments regarding your stay - we are always excited when guests are traveling with their fur-babies! They have become such a part of our families. We are glad that you had the chance to enjoy Minervas while you were here also - they have some great food and features available. We hope to see you on your next visit to Watertown - with your fur-baby! Deb Stanley General Manager