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Rough Riders Hotel

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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
Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Medora is a tiny town so you can stay at this place (the main hotel in town) and stroll to whatever shopping and dining the town has to offer. The staff was helpful and the actual room and the bathroom were a nice size. The bed was super comfy. It is right outside the park and presumably why people stay...

Thank Ellen28
Silver Lake, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We first checked the website and it said that there were no rooms available, then we called and they had plenty of rooms. It is a beautiful hotel with excellent rooms. The price was very reasonable and there are a lot of things to do within walking distance.

Thank Roger P
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Not that there is a whole lot of choice, we stayed here for 3 days the last week of May while we were visiting the Theodore Roosevelt NP. I was very happy with our room in the newer portion of the hotel. The room was furnished quite nicely with 2 easy chairs, each with floor lamp and table, 2 comfy...

1Thank Poodletoes
Los Osos, California
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were planning to camp but the rain forced us to stay in a motel in Medora. In spite of some negative reviews (see below) we chose Rough Riders when we learned it was the same price as the AmericInn and when we saw the room. We picked one in the newer part on the ground floor. Beautiful room, nicely...

Thank janny45
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel. Kid friendly. Our only suggestion for improvement would be a little better sound proofing. Couldn't hear other guests, despite a full hotel, but the wedding reception that was happening in the conference room was definitely audible. Would certainly stay here again.

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

First - the reader needs to understand that this is one of two places to stay in town. It is a pretty hotel but it lacks all aspects of hospitatility. Guests are treated as "passing through" not made to feel welcomed. Check In - Dan - robotic. No smile or welcome. Borderline unfriendly. Several days later, arriving back from a...

4Thank EnjoyExploring2

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Extreme;y comfortable beds and pillows.”
Highdevildog, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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