Overview of Rushmore Express Keystone

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Indoor pool
Blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Flat-screen TV

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business Services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Presidential Wax Museum2 min walk
    Popular LocationRushmore Tramway Adventures2 min walk
    Popular LocationBig Thunder Gold Mine20 min walk
    AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)37 min drive
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About this area


Rushmore Express Keystone is located near the boardwalk and in an area with good shopping. Bear Country USA and Sylvan Lake are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Rushmore and Rushmore Cave. National Presidential Wax Museum and Rushmore Tramway Adventures are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, hunting, and horse riding. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Presidential Wax Museum - 2 min walk
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures - 2 min walk
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial - 5 min walk
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine - 20 min walk
  • Mount Rushmore - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportRapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 37 min drive


  • Peggy's Place — 4 min walk
  • Eno's Pizza — 4 min walk
  • Mountain Top Grille @ Rushmore Tramway Adventures — 6 min walk
  • Red's BBQ — 10 min walk
  • Keystone House Resturant — 10 min walk

About this property

Rushmore Express Keystone

Hotel with indoor pool, near Big Thunder Gold Mine
An indoor pool, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 84 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans.
Rushmore Express Keystone offers 84 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar


  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: USD 15 for check-in between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rushmore Express Keystone and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rushmore Express Keystone offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rushmore Express Keystone cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Rushmore Express Keystone have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 8 AM–10 PM.
Is Rushmore Express Keystone pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Rushmore Express Keystone?
This hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Rushmore Express Keystone?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available from 11:00 PM– 7:00 AM for a fee of USD 15.
What time is check-out at Rushmore Express Keystone?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Rushmore Express Keystone located?
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Big Thunder Gold Mine and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Mount Rushmore. Rushmore Cave and Custer State Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities
Property staff were very courteous, helpful, and wearing masks! Family suites were large and clean. However, they also were odd in that they didn’t have any exterior windows for fresh air ventilation. Would have liked to know that when booking during COVID times.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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We had a very neat clean room. It was a short walk to all the restaurants and shops in town. We really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We felt lucky to find a family-sized room at a good price so close to Mt. Rushmore as it seems everyone is heading for the parks to escape COVID cabin fever. We booked 5 nights but had a medical emergency en route and were delayed a day; the staff was great and kept the rest of our reservation without charging for the missed night. The front desk clerks were friendly and helpful the entire time. Our kids loved the pool and hot-tub. We only tried the breakfast once because the lines were long, but that's due to COVID guidelines that require the staff to gather and hand out every plate, so we just bought food in Rapid City and used the fridge and microwave in the room. Comfortable beds, classy room with a big table and kitchenette. The souvenirs in the lobby are the same price or cheaper than nearby stores and gift shops. Short walking distance to all the boardwalk shops, restaurants, and attractions of Keystone. It's the perfect base to venture out to all the nearby attractions in all directions. Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Very quiet and comfortable rooms. A larger in room coffee pot would be better than the single cup version however.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
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The staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms were nice and clean.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020