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Hotel Alex Johnson

523 Sixth Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 877-447-0955

Established in 1928

Number of Rooms: 143

Built in the Roaring Twenties by a railroader who had a flair for luxury and a deep appreciation of the Sioux Indian culture, the Alex Johnson Hotel is a landmark in the heart of the Rapid City downtown skyline. The first steam shovel hole was dug one day prior to the first blast at Mount Rushmore. The Germanic Tudor exterior mixed with the Lakota/Native American and railroad interior theme makes for a unique mix of decor. Alex's magnificent lobby features an original chandelier of warrior spears, hand-painted ceramic tiles in traditional Sioux designs, and ceiling patterns taken from Sioux beadwork. Floor tiles bear the signs of the "Sacred Four Directions" in a hand-painted motif. This fine hotel is currently undergoing a 5 million dollar renovation with work being done on the lodging accommodation rooms, lobby, restaurant, meeting and banquet, and exterior. The work is scheduled to be completed in mid May 2010. You will enjoy the results.

Nearby Attractions
Mount Rushmore
Crazy Horse Memorial
Custer State Park

**Seattle’s Best Café**
Rapid City, South Dakota’s most coveted coffee shop is situated in one of its most historic buildings. The café features an extensive menu of hot and cold coffee beverages, unique soft drinks, fresh pastries, cookies, hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches. It’s also an ideal spot for a casual meeting. High speed wireless and wired internet service, high definition (HD) screens, a fireplace and comfortable leather chairs are conducive for working or relaxing.
**Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub**
Reminiscent of an Old World Irish pub, Paddy O’Neill’s specializes in fine Irish whiskey and foreign beers. The copper-topped bar, rich dark wood furnishings and live entertainment provide welcoming ambiance that keeps visitors coming back. Locals love the place so much that many of them have their own engraved pewter mugs hanging on the wall behind the bar, waiting to be filled with their favorite brew.
** Vertex Roof Top Bar **
What a wonderful view of the Rapid City area and a quiet place for an evening drink. Opens Memorial Day 2011.

Banquet & Conference Space

Conduct business meetings in the elegant, historic setting of the Hotel Alex Johnson. Five meeting rooms can host up to 200 people. Creative catering services and professional business services make planning and conducting conferences easy and efficient.


The Grand Tradition, Remember the Romance, Mount Rushmore Fireworks Extravaganza, Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas, Party At Paddy’s, WaTiki Waterpark Splash

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