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Rough Riders Hotel

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Rough Riders Hotel, it has been beautifully restored. Friendly receptionist, good size room and very clean. The price didn't include breakfast so we had this at the Cowboy Café around the corner. Everything in Medora is within walking distance and you are right at the entrance of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Thank Hholiday2013
Burlington, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 June 2016

If your idea of a good hotel is a comfortable night's sleep, skip this place. I always set a comfortable temperature for my room and have the fan run continuously to drown out noisy neighbors and traffic. Not possible at the Rough Riders Hotel. The air is centrally controlled. With a roar the air conditioner wakes me up and pushes...

1Thank Jonathan S
Fulton, Maryland
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We drove from Custer South Dakota so it was a long day. There was no restaurant open yet for the season. Fortunately we had some snacks. Our room was very nicely furnished. The "Teddy" bear on the bed was a cute touch. We slept great. In the morning we were provided with Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches and juice in a...

1Thank Pamela G
St Augustine FL
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This building was under renovation when I last visited in 2009. The lobby is stunning with fireplaces couches and books inviting you to relax. Lovely front porch for sitting. Located in the middle of town so easy to walk around. Room was comfortable and nicely decorated. Only negative was we did not see Teddy Roosevelts ghost.

Thank havaneseangel
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Very comfortable hotel with a very attractive lobby, with a fireplace and working library off to the side. Excellent location -- good starting point to explore the town, with its interesting book store and souvenir shops. And the restaurant is first-rate. Highly recommended as your headquarters for visiting the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and getting to know the interesting history...

Thank Clackman
Kaysville, Utah
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Rough Rider motel is centrally located in Medora, ND with easy access to the Roosevelt National Park. It is upscale and on the expensive side for its remote location. No microwave in the room. The staff was not real friendly unless you were part of the convention that was at the hotel. The hotel was clean. A small parking...

Thank leboland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The hotel is clean and updated with a good view of the Badlands. The price is a little high for an area with little attractions. The staff are not overly friendly which I found unusual for an establishment in such a small town. We ate at the attached restaurant, Theodore's, for breakfast which was expensive and not really good. Because...

1Thank mkj50
Bristol, Tennessee
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Pricey kinda upscale place... can't review it a bunch...used it as a crash pad...room was tight w/ no microwave...bathroom was decent but no bathtub...limited facility parking and street parking is available in abundance...They do offer AAA discount and that's not widely advertised.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Lovely western motel, that's why the not sure in modern. 4 circles rather than 5 because I am a tub person and no tubs. Nice large shower but the AC vent in our bathroom was directly over the opening to the shower. Brrrr

Thank Gaynel D
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel was very clean and new feeling. The rooms were fresh feeling, and very well appointed with furniture. The price was very steep, in my opinion, especially without having a breakfast included in the morning.

Thank Jaymarge

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy luxury accommodations with the feel of the old west. The historic Rough Riders Hotel offers Medora visitors 68 new Tower guest rooms with all the modern comforts and elevator access, as well as 8 fully updated historic rooms in the heart of downtown Medora. Rough Rider guests enjoy one of the most luxurious lodging options in the area and access to multiple outdoor swimming pools. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rough Riders Hotel

Address: 301 Third Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Region: United States > North Dakota > Medora
Hotel Class:3 star — Rough Riders Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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“Rooms at end of hall very quiet”
Judie123, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tower rooms are new.”
WIJourney, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a superb King room, but I'm sure all their rooms are excellent quality. Very quiet accommodations. Elevator included.”
cindybO6741WO, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the tower have an elevator; although, there are quiet rooms on the first floor.”
Lovella1960, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a great hotel. Any room is wonderful.”
JohnD109, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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