Hill City, SD - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Address: 12444 Old Hill City Road Phone: 605-574-4040
Location/ Directions: FROM I-90 TAKE EXIT 57 & FOLLOW US HWY 16S TOWARDS MT RUSHMORE. AT THE INTRSCTN OF US 16A & US 16S, CONTINUE ON 16S TO HILL CITY. HOTEL IS ON HILL OVERLOOKING 1880 TRAIN DEPOT.
Average Price (Checked Jul 2010): $160.00 AAA Rated: YES Stars: ***3***
About Hotel: 28-Stories, 1122-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Services,Health and Fitness Center (On-site), Whirlpool, High-speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer), Ice Machine, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Cable / Satellite TV Color TV, Work Desk with Lamp, 2-Line Phone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, Hairdryer, Coffee Maker, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Windows Open by Guest, All rooms non smoking, Roll away Bed/Cot (fee)
Railroad View: Excellent. Motel is fairly new, located next to the Hill City train station, locally known as the "1880 Train", the Black Hills Central RR passes the motel. Any room on the front side of the motel will give you an excellent view.
Railroad past Hotel: Black Hills Central Railroad
Notes: The motel is expensive, but centrally located. It's nice to be able to walk to the "1880 Train". The train ride is a must if in the area.
Comments: I found this motel by accident; I didn't know how close to the station was. I checked in after dark, didn't realize the railroad tracks pass the front of the motel (and they are close!). I had a room in the back of the building, I guess it wouldn't have mattered, since I checked out and took the first train ride of the day.
Picture Comments: Left: BHC RR # 110 passing the Holiday Inn Express. Photo is posted on the motels web site. Center Photo: I usually take pictures of trains from the motel. This time I took a picture of the motel from the train!