Best Western Ramkota Hotel,  Aberdeen

4.0/5  - based on 266 guest reviews.
1400 8th Avenue NW, 57401-2602, Aberdeen, United States - See map
+1 605 229 4040 +1 605 229 0480



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  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
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Get away to this Aberdeen hotel and enjoy pheasant hunting, local sporting events and a great location for a productive meeting or enchanting wedding. You'll feel right at home at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. All of our rooms provide cable satellite television, free high-speed Internet access, a desk, a single serve coffee maker, flat screen televisions and much more. After a good night's rest, enjoy our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and you'll be ready to explore all the area has to offer. With our convenient location, you'll have easy access to Brown County Fair, Storybook Land Theme Park, Mina Lake, Richmond Lake, Wylie Park, Aberdeen Aquatic Center, Odde Ice Arena and Sand Lake Refuge. Sports and hunting enthusiasts can enjoy pheasant hunting, taking to the firing range at the Aberdeen Gun Club and many local sporting events hosted at the Barnett Center. With the most experienced staff in the area, we cater to the corporate traveler. Our location also provides convenient access to the area's many corporate offices, including 3M, Wells Fargo, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Walmart®, and BAE Systems. This 100% non-smoking Aberdeen hotel has over 5,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and event space. We also have an executive boardroom, making this facility the perfect place for a business meeting, family reunion, wedding or class reunion. Contact the hotel to learn more about our Aberdeen hotel's event space. While staying at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, guests can also enjoy an indoor water playland, an on-site Minerva's Restaurant, a lounge, an exercise facility, wedding services and a business center. For friendly service, abundant event space and a variety of local attractions, reserve an affordable stay at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel!

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Best Western Ramkota Hotel,Aberdeen
  • 2
    « Not a happy business traveler »

    I'm traveling for business, that question should've been asked and accommodated at the time of reservation. The pool is open until 11pm on the weekend. I was placed in a poolside room on 2nd floor. I have to be up early (5am) and the other hotel guests don't leave the pool until 11:30. Doesn't leave much room for sleep, changing rooms wasn't an option, I asked. There's also no elevator, so to have a room on second floor with baggage, etc was also not very accommodating and my bags were heavy. I'm only 5'5? and weigh about 105-110, my baggage weighs more than I do. It was not desirable to lug them up 2 flights of stairs and down the hall only to have to walk back down the 2nd floor hall the other way just to get to my room. I had to split it up into a couple trips. The printer/copier doesn't link up or work and I'm here on business, there was no help or apologies or offer to try and get it working, just a shrug of the shoulder with an ?I don't know? comment. It's common knowledge when a guest leaves items on the bed, the cleaning staff is not to touch their items or move them, to make or change the bedding. This was not followed until I left a note for the cleaning staff asking them to please not touch my bed or anything on them. The restaurant inside the hotel is very good, average priced and very courteous staff. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel for future business or personal stays based on the price of the room and the lack of accommodation in personal service being a priority. I would recommend the restaurant and the breakfast along with that staff.

    « Great stay »

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at BE Ramkota. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The complimentary breakfast was very good, many choices, and the staff was great!Manager, Sheryl made a point of greeting each of us warmly, as did Associates, Paula and Sharla. Thank you for a wonderful stay and Continental breakfast.

    « Best Western Ramkota Hotel »

    We had a great experience at the Ramkota Hotel. The room were very nice and we had super comfy beds. The staff was super nice and very helpful. We were stranded because of the weather and the front desk staff was very helpful in extending our stay. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Good Motel »

    I did like this motel, I have stayed there a couple different times. Everything worked fine, the bed was comfortable. Staff was very friendly. I liked having an outside and inside door in the room.. I was happy with everything except the breakfast. Sausage over cooked, Bagels very very stale, Biscuits and gravy, good flavor, but only warm.


    Great place to stay. Nice clean room with large tv's. Also nice to have a hotel that have great food and drinks. Then i can walk back to my room and not have to drink and drive. Room are clean. so rooms have a outside door. I like this to be to get work items from my truck and not have to go down long hallways.

    « Super accommodating during a state tournament »

    Hotel staff was super accommodating during our weekend here for a state tournament. Breakfast was great, rooms were clean and near our students, friendly staff. Maintenance helped out very quickly and kindly when one of our students accidentally locked herself in her bathroom. Great weekend.

    « Pool overrun with kid parties »

    Nicely renovated. Our suite Room #236 was quiet and comfortable. The spa in the bathroom was outdated but functional. I was very unhappy with the fact that the pool was unavailable to my family as it was overrun with kids. I asked the front desk if the kids were guests of the hotel and she said ?probably not? as there were ?multiple parties?. Total mayhem! Wild kids, inattentive parents, dozens of poolside tables organized into camps and Doritos everywhere. The hotel pool is not a community center and daycare. I understand the economics of a small town and would suggest that if this must be done to generate revenue that a time be set aside for adult swim only like 8-10 pm or 9 to close.

    « Huge room, facility needs some updating »

    We paid for the upgraded, larger king sized bedroom. It was one of the largest rooms I've seen in a while which was very nice. The mini fridge in our room was a very nice size. Bed was comfortable. We are not high maintenance people and don't expect luxury accommodations for this rate but gave this 3 stars for the following: Management should consider eliminating the very outdated (1980's?), older deep jet tub and replace with even a regular tub. In order to take a shower you need to step down into a deep jet tub. The water pressure was very weak and the water temperature was luke warm then quickly turned to cold. Not sure if they don't have continuous heated water or not. We overheard another guest talking to hotel management about the same thing. We were unable to control the temperature of the room (older model unit). We switched to air conditioning because lowering the thermostat didn't work. And it kicked back into heat. The unit looked like it could use a little maintenance. The breakfast bar is very small for a hotel this size and located in an enclosed area making it difficult for people to get through, including the staff member trying to refill the food. Hotel management may want to consider moving the breakfast area into part of the restaurant side for breakfast? We checked out at 11, which is checkout time and there wasn't anyone at the front desk. Waited for about a minute before leaving keys on the desk. When we checked in the staff was pretty friendly but in general when we spoke with the staff over the weekend, they looked unhappy and not very pleasant.

    « Not a fitness persons place »

    We are here for a state sporting event. Accommodations are updated clean and stylish. Staff at front check in need to smile more. Fitness room is AWFUL! If you are a fitness fanatic this is NOT the place for you.....3 out of the 5 pieces of equipment in the very small fitness room are out of order....we were here a month ago and they were out of order then too! Boo on the fitness room! Everything else is average.

    « Decent Hotel »

    Hotel was average, which is not bad thing. Hotel rooms were clean and laid out like a typical hotel room. Decent room inside. Beds were comfy which is basically the most important part to a hotel stay. I was there for a conference. There were multiple conference rooms available. Hotel had a decent looking pool that I assume kids would love to swim in. Only complaint I have was the food. I am not sure if the food was prepared from the hotel or from the hippy organic conference I was at. Breakfast was mediocre at best. It was free so hard to complain. There was not a big selection as there is in most other hotels. Hot breakfast included premade pancakes, breakfast sausage patty, and burned egg circles that reminded me of thin burned egg pucks. There was no option to make your own waffle bar which I thought was impossible for a modern day hotel. Either way I would stay here again. (I would rate the hotel at 3.5 if it were an option)

  • 5
    « Great place »

    The attached restaurant makes this the best place in the area to stop. Have the walleye . Families can enjoy a great pool area. But the restaurant is the real draw for long distance travelers. Healthy or not, they have it!

    « Great hotel »

    What a great place to stay. I was in town for a work trip and booked a room here. My room was clean and I had plenty of linens. Even a note hand written by the cleaning staff. I was so surprised the next morning that even though the hotel has a restaurant, there was a free continental breakfast. It was well stocked and the morning staff were very friendly and accommodating. They even allowed me to fill my small cooler with ice out of the ice machine right in the bar area. Very nice place to stay. I'll be back.

    « Dirty »

    Upkeep poor toilet over flowing in conference center and in room very nasty in general! water pitchers never refilled on tables At 4 hour event. hotel restaurant awful service and they weren't that busy.ran out of hot water taking shower and low water pressure. Used upstairs toilet and cover came off downstairs vent and sewage came out Very nasty

    « Great stay! »

    Rooms were beautiful and clean. There are wonderful amenities on this property. Staff was friendly and helpful. My children really enjoyed the pool area. I will definitely be making more reservations here in the future.

    « Bad stay »

    Terrible stay they need to do better with there staff an the attitude of the staff they have aweful people skills an they did even acknowledge me as being a member nor did I get a speedy check out disappointing

    « Less than pleased »

    A a frequent traveler I expect certain things. This property did not meet that level. As a Diamond member of this group I was underwhelmed by the staff,less than impressed by the quality of service, and doubt I'll return

    « Old Hotel, Nice Update »

    This is a really old hotel that has had substantial updates. This fixes some problems, but others clearly remain. The room looked beautiful and it was clean and comfortable. It was a little short on electrical plugs, but worked for us because we only had two people in the room. If it was the whole family we would have struggled. The parts that it doesn't fix are the fact that you could hear everything that was going on in the hallway and in the stairwell next to our room. I don't mean you could tell people were there I mean you join in their conversations. Because the stairs were steel they were also very loud. They have done what they could, but the problems will be there as long as the building. This issue also exists in other Ramkota properties across South Dakota. I also have a problem with a hotel (especially at this level) that is still providing TV service in which most of the channels are not in HD. I go into much lesser hotels on a regular basis in which all the channels are HD. It is 2017 after all. The breakfast hours were a little short. We were shocked that the free breakfast ends at 9 a.m. even on weekends. The food was about what you should expect, but when they ran out of pancakes at 20 minutes to closing the hostess didn't really want to get anymore even though most of our team still was coming through. She did get french toast and was very kind about it. The breakfast food area is very small and not set up well but there is lots of seating as they use the restaurant. We spend a lot of nights in a hotel during the year and there is nothing terrible here, but it is just average for the price point.

    « Visit home »

    I born and raised in South Dakota. I picked this hotel because it was closer to my home town and family I was visiting. This hotel has been there for as long as I remember. The new remodel is awesome! I had a 4 day stay. Every single staff member I dealt with was friendly and helpful. It's very clean and the rate was great! Their free breakfast was great but the fine dining experience at Minerva's was excellent (with a very good wine list)! I will DEFINATELY choose Ramkota for my next visit.

    « family visit & again for a funeral »

    Room was very clean, & bed was great!. Housekeeping was attentive. Breakfast was average. Only issue was a sunken, jetted tub that was difficult to get in & out of when taking a shower. Quiet, private location. Could park car in front of door to room for convenient unloading and loading. Have stayed here twice this year. Great restaurant, "Minervas", in same building.

    « Nice hotel, great amenities for the price. »

    We have stayed at the Ramkota on several visits to Aberdeen and are always happy with our stay. Staff is very friendly and rooms are updated and well kept. No matter if we've arrived early or late they have been accommodating.

  • 5
    « Bw stay »

    Everything as usual was up to my high expectations. The rooms were very clean and well appointed. Good soap and thick towels. The free breakfast at 6 a.m. was delicious with plenty of good food. Our evening meal had a great menu for adults and children. All and all I was very satisfied with our stay

    « Great Hotel »

    Nice clean hotel and friendly staff. Continental breakfast was good. Excellent customer service. We will stay there again. Great hunting in South Dakota and dog friendly hotel. Thank you for making our stay great!

    « Hunting Trip to Aberdeen »

    My wife and I stayed at the Ramkota Hotel and were very pleased . The room was recently redone and very clean. This is a pet friendly hotel which is great as we travel with two dogs. There is a restaurant and lounge attached to the hotel.


    For the price, I would think that everything would be top-notch. It was nice, but definitely not worth the price. I stayed in a facility the night before that was just over half the price and the room, bed, and shower were much nicer at the less expensive facility. The plus they had at BW was that they had a restaurant and lounge. However, that is another expense and it doesn't need to be added into my cost for the room.

    « Nice property, great staff. Really....great staff. »

    We stay here every year for late October pheasant hunting. Hotel remodel is nice. Although suite bathrooms still have the same ole whirlpool tubs and other fixtures. Beds are really comfortable. Pet friendly and then some. Housekeeping is very good. Thank you Housekeeping! Very much miss Minerva's breakfast. While the free self-serve breakfast is ok, it's barely ok. Please bring Minerva's breakfast back!

    « So Dakota Pheasant Hunt »

    I stay at he Ramkota each year during the pheasant hunting season and I'm completely satisfied with their service. They know how tom take care of the hunters and provide service above and beyond. Their attention to the needs of the hunters is outstanding and encompasses all aspects of the hunt to include the provision of gun cleaning supplies.

    « no elevator »

    Overall this was a super friendly place to stay. The service and the food were both very good. Decor had been updated.We had requested 2 queens and then were notified that they were all on the second floor and that there was not an elevator. We did not want a king for this visit . They did end up offering to help us with our gear.

    « Brand new look! »

    The Ramkota has really taken steps to improve the quality of their rooms. The tired old decor has been replaced with beautiful up to date decor. The restaurant on site is 4 star and their are special rates for parents of children at the Northern State University.

    « Not so sweet dreams. »

    This hotel was conveniently located just of highway 281. First impressions were very good. The art on the walls is very nice.. had a tasty supper in the lounge and a nice breakfast spread the next morning. Got a good rate and a super nice appointed ground level motel style room on the far side of the building. During the course of the evening and night how ever ,the reefer trucks that were parked around the corner in parking lot started up their engines ever hour for about 10 minutes. That in it self is fine ,they have to do that, but we were not informed about the trucks and would have chosen a room on the other side of the building. There for i can not give 5 stars.

    « Great Hotel »

    Super nice rooms! The place is clean everywhere! Very nice decor. Pool was nice and clean for the kids! Breakfast was good! Very nice bar and amazing restaurant all in one place!! The staff is top notch.

  • 5
    « Best Western Wedding stay »

    Overall we had a great stay. Had some trouble with our door handle but we were informed about that when we checked in. The beds were very comfortable. We were attending a wedding which made this stay very convenient because it was where the reception was held at.

    « Wonderful Wedding Weekend »

    Best Western Ramkota was the location of our niece's wedding. The reception in the ballroom was wonderful and the convenience to very comfortable rooms for the weekend made for a perfect stay. The Ramkota offers convenience and many extras that made for a relaxing weekend.

    « 300. 00 in damage nothing done »

    Travel bag and phone chargers ruined . Due to water leak under sink. Promised to replace . One month later still not done. Randy the manager ignores emails from me and my daughter. This is just rotten

    « No Need to Leave! »

    After travelling all day on the back of a motorcycle I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Everything I needed was not only within walking distance the food and services was excellent too!

    « 60th High School Reunion »

    We had a lovely stay at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. The free continental breakfast was amazing. I cannot thank Stephanie H. and Paula H. enough for making sure that breakfast was ready each morning. Each of them greeted each guest. Every item was stocked well and kept that way. I never had to wait for food. The breakfast area was kept neat and tidy and CLEAN! Thank you ladies so much for contributing to my enjoying stay. You are both OUTSTANDING employees. I commend you for all your efforts which were not only noticed, but appreciated. Thanks, Jane B.

    « Amazing Hotel »

    Amazing staff and beautiful stay. The rooms was clean, comfortable, and views were great. The landscaping and area was beautiful. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and polite. Looking forward to going back to stay at this hotel again.

    « Great choice for families with young children »

    We had a very nice stay at the Ramkota, which is conveniently located close to Storybook Land and Twist Cone (get the Italian ice swirled with vanilla). The Ramkota's staff is very friendly, and the pool is great for kids. (It's no indoor water park, but it's warm and has a frog slide and floating lilypads that our young kids loved). The FREE breakfast buffet is top-notch and includes eggs and meat (ham when we were there). There also seems to be free coffee everywhere, so you can stay well caffeinated to keep up with the kids! We did not eat at the restaurant/bar, but it seemed to be quite popular. We did catch happy hour and noted that the beer selection was decent (Odell's IPA and a local Amber). The only negative was that our main floor room faced the parking lot, and we could hear people getting in and out of their cars. (Next time we are booking a poolside room.) But add in the free wi-fi and a computer you can use if you need to do some quick work, and it all adds up to a very nice hotel. We'll be staying there again.

    « Overall nice hotel »

    Our family stayed here for 2 nights. We were moving our son in to his dorm at Northern State University so we got a discounted rate. Over all it's a nice hotel but still needs some work. As one other reviewer stated about the outside doors being dirty..that is very true. The bathroom needs some more work: the wall needs repair in 2 places and the caulk around the tub needs replacing. Of all of the BW's we've stayed at, the bathroom was much smaller in size than the newer ones (not a full size sink area and hard to move around). One other thing I missed was not having any kind of potato to go with the eggs for breakfast. Breakfast line was long and out the door. Should expand the hours from 6-9 to 6-10. Kuddos to the 2 gals working in the breakfast area. They did an awesome job of keeping the food stocked, tables clean and removing the garbage and all with a smile on their faces. Would definitely stay there again.

    « Could have been better »

    The weekend we came they were resurfacing the parking lot. Right outside our window on SATURDAY morning at 630 AM they were beeping and it was so loud it woke us and our toddler up. Also, they blew a bunch of dirt all over my vehicle. It was coated in filth. Why not do this a weekday when there is less people here?? Or at least communicate we would not be able to park near our room and there would be extra noise in that area. Breakfast was crowded, ran out of food both mornings and some food was still frozen. Not impressed. I would have like to enjoy my sleep and my stay. One good thing is they have nice pillows.

    « overall great stay »

    The help was great! The room was very well put together. The hot water was luke warm for showering and the bed was harder than what I am use to, but was able to get a full night sleep. The lounge area was fabulous and the staff were more than helpful. The breakfast was good, nothing real special, but I wasn't hungry during the morning. Overall I give it an 8 our of 10

  • 4
    « Some parts of hotel redone, others not »

    We stayed here for one night while attending a wedding in the area. The lobby is immaculate, but the overall structure, hallways and shower in the bathroom could use some upgrades. Continental breakfast inside Minerva's was just ok. I've had better continental breakfasts. The beds and room overall were really, really nice. I would recommend a non-poolside room if you won't use it.

    « Good nights rest »

    We have stayed here two other times this year. The staff was great the rooms were clean and the exterior of the hotel is being upgraded along with the rooms. I felt that the $150 on Friday night was a little night vs. $100 the last time during the week.

    « Ramkota »

    New renovation done very well, new fixtures and furnishings, large rooms,full menu until 9PM bar menu and happy hour until 10 well above average free hot breakfast good place to stay with lots of parking

    « Great Experience! »

    I really enjoyed my stay at this Best Western! Even though driving up I was skeptical about how nice it would be, all those opinions washed away once entering the doors. Everything was beautiful and top-notch from the rooms to the pool area to the elegant restaurant! I can't wait to stay there again if there is ever the opportunity to do so!

    « Family reunion »

    Great hotel, just wish there was an elevator..awesome breakfast every morning. Wonderful service, we usually stay here every time we are in Aberdeen and enjoy it. The kids have a great time in the pool area. Great location

    « Wonderful »

    The atmosphere just walking into the building was so inviting. Really enjoyed the friendly people and how accommodating they all were. We were given directions to our room and found it right away. I would definitely stay there again.

    « Wonderful Hotel »

    Excellent place for our family reunion. Breakfast staff worked extremely hard to keep everything stocked. Great pool area. Wonderful conference rooms. Close to Willie Park. We really enjoyed all the amenities for our family reunion. I loved the in room refrigerator.

    « Great updated room »

    Chose the king suite which was updated and served our needs perfectly! Family had a great time!grandkids enjoyed waterpark area,breakfast supply was hard for the staff to keep up with with the amount of guests that came at one time..

    « Don't stay at Kamkota BW »

    Wish we had stayed across the street. The indoor pool is s kiddieland with swim diapers. Our room was dusty, dirty, no toilet paper holder, air conditioner vents were dirty, doors were full of dirty hand prints. No offer to upgrade our room. We put towels on the floor so we could walk around and checked out at 5:30am. We've stayed at 6 other BW on this trip. They were amazing. Skip this one,

    « Great restaurant. »

    Besides a great night stay and a pretty clean room, the food in the restaurant was awesome the cooks were great and the waiters, waitresses and hostess were great they were very informational and family friendly. Thanks for great meals and a very good place to stay I would recommend this hotel a little spendy, but worth it.

  • 4
    « Reunion travel »

    Two rooms, Two couples. One reunion. We all had a good experience. Construction was a pain but not an issue. Restaurant was good. Bar was busy and noisy. Beds were very comfortable. Slept well. Would stay here again when in Aberdeen.

    « I expected better »

    When we had a family wedding reception this hotel, I was really excited to because I heard amazing things about it. However, the door handles were terrible and impossible to turn until a staff member showed me the "trick" for getting it open. It was like they were installed upside down. I struggled to get into my room everytime. The room had a stale smell to them. We requested an early check-in (noon) to freshen up before the wedding but even at 3:00pm the room "still wasn't ready." The hallways with the construction smelled like something died in them. I understand the need for construction but at least try to do something about the smell. I thought I hit it big when I got one of the last rooms available. But for $125 a night it was NOT worth the money. I heard better reviews from the Super 8 down the road where my friends stayed. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed.

    « ramkota hotel »

    great rooms and food and great breakfast, all rooms recently remodeled, menu priced great from fine dining to pizza, good pool and fitness room. the staff as always are friendly and helpful. the great continental breakfast is second to none.

    « Great Staff and Service »

    The hotel staff are awesome, the beds are comfortable - but if you like to swim and you don't have kids then you might not like the pool. The deepest is 3.6 ft.! it's a kiddie pool. And the spa had so much clorine it ruined my bathing suit. The free breakfast was good!

    « great place »

    the décor is great and new! was a nice place to stay and especially for the value restaurant had great service and food meeting room was good and coffee was hot I would use this facility again for business and family thank you

    « State trap shoot »

    They were very helpful. The front desk lady was very helpful. Rooms were very clean and smelled awesome. Parking was convenient and easy access. The waitress in the lounge was a hoot. The courtyard was clean and nice place to relax

    « Poor »

    Hotel is old and shabby. There are renovations underway but it seems they are trying to put lipstick on a pig. The housekeeping staff did not vacumm the room. The exterior security is disabled. The complimentary breakfast leaves much to be desired and is served from a cramped small unworkable space. Breakfast seating is in the bar. The decor is old and dated and the overall feel is of a hotel that is long past its prime and due for a teardown.

    « Average stay. Nothing great, but nothing bad as well. »

    I stayed here for a week and the hotel was under a remodel. Room was nice with two queen beds. Air conditioner did not keep up and outdoor temperatures were only about 75 degrees and a/c was only set on 68. Pool does not allow food or drink in that area which was blamed on state law, however I have never seen this in any other pool area in South Dakota. Would stay there again.

    « An okay stay »

    In the process of remodeling, looks like it will be nice when it's done. Clean and though they're updating, it still has that old hotel feel. Staff was friendly for most part. LeeAnn at front desk was great. The younger gal with her was not helpful nor was the younger gal this am. Adam and Anne at restaurant were great too. Housekeeping was comprised of 3 young women and a male child. They seemed to be having more fun than working. Pool was clean and warm. Area was clean though poorly lit. Hot tub was nice but super chemically. It met our needs and we had fine stay but wont stay there next time.

    « It's getting better »

    This hotel is under renovation and the remodeled areas are very nice. The pool/hot tub area are nice and pretty family/kid oriented. But it was pretty quiet during the week. The free breakfast was fairly average. the lounge/bar area was small and friendly.

  • 4
    « Hotel is family friendly »

    We enjoyed the hotel but were 5 minutes late for the resteraunt and had to order a pizza. Disappointed the bar did not even offer pizza and then sold us plain potato chips for $2. Breakfast was mediocre. Rooms were clean, nice and quiet. Staff was great.

    « Continental Breakfast Crew »

    I'd like to take a moment to thank the breakfast crew for making our family feel so welcomed during our stay. Special thanks to Izzy McKittrick for her kindness and going above and beyond. The breakfast buffet was well kept up and dining room was clean. Thank you!

    « Spacious & comfortable hotel »

    Reservations were simple. Check-in was speedy. Very clean & comfortable rooms. Quiet. Friendly staff. Clean....especially bathrooms. Good water pressure in the showers. Mattress was more comfortable than mine at home. Good location...felt very safe there. Substantial breakfast. Food at restaurant was excellent. Rates that weren't too high. Easy check out. Nice place.

    « Comfortable room »

    Our room had been recently updated. Very nice and it was clean. The most comfortable chaise lounge EVER set in the corner of our room with a little side table just right for a laptop. Breakfast attendants were very friendly and attentive...Stephanie, Izzy and Sarah help start a day off right.

    « State B Basketball Tournament »

    Everything was clean as usual and the room was recently updated from last year. Izzy McKittrick was an excellent servicer and very friendly. We have stayed at this hotel for more than 25 years for the basketball tournament.

    « Best Western Ramkota never again »

    We stayed one night to attend a funeral. The total cost of our room including tax was $89.00. This was a family trip. I do spend a lot of time traveling alone for work, so I am always looking at safety and cleanliness. The hotel was undergoing a renovation. Could not believe how bad it got before they decided to renovate. Bathroom tiles and grout were dirty. Food spatter on bedroom walls. Tub/shower drained very, very slowly. Carpet was not vacuumed well in room- found a pair of socks on floor by window. Corridors were smelly and musty from the smoking days. Most importantly this hotel does not have an elevator. If you have any mobility issues please let them know you need a room on the ground floor. Parking is a nightmare. Not enough parking spaces near your room corridor entrance. The place is a maze, so it is best if you can park closest to the entry door by your room. The parking lot is not well and the card key readers on doors leading from parking area into hotel were non functioning - doors did not lock. Anyone could enter the premises. The free breakfast was very good. Oddly enough the restaurant was beautiful. This Mission styled space had mission style lamps, wall paper, detailed wood work and furniture. Wonder if this very comfortable space survives the renovation? The restaurant and front desk staff were very nice and helpful. I wonder if housekeeping had just given up, knowing a renovation was underway? While many of us travel we like to seek out the lodging chains we grew up with; with that being said this was not reminiscent of Best Westerns of yesterday. Additionally, since the hotel was undergoing a renovation our room rate should have been cut in half. To get from our room to restaurant we had to step over rolls of carpet and tool boxes in the corridor being renovated. Travelers, I would check more recent reviews of Ramkota and other lodging such as the Holiday Inn before making your reservations. Happy Travels.

    « My Boss won't give me a raise unless you give me praise. »

    I think it is horrible that the staff has to beg guest to give them praise for a raise. Management should be on site and overseeing staff so they know if the employees deserve a raise. Izzy McKittrick did a great job in the breakfast area. Not saying she begged us for a review but she should not have been put in the position that she had to had out cards for a review.

    « Great breakfast, friendly staff »

    Stayed for a night, enjoyed it. Breakfast was great. Hot tea, coffee. Choice of yogurt. A lot of options. Friendly staff, especially Izzy Mckittrick at the Caffè. Pool is nice and have kids play sets. Thanks.

    « Deplorable Cancellation Policy »

    My husband's grandfather passed away last week. I tried to cancel our room for Saturday with more than 24 hours notice. I had to cancel because the funeral was on Saturday and we would be unable to make the trip to Aberdeen. When I called the 1-800 number listed in the email. The woman who answered was polite, but insistent about the policy. I think it is ridiculous that I was charged over a $100 for a room that I'm sure they could have filled over the busy weekend. Apparently a death in the family means nothing!

    « A Delightful Stay »

    The employees bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. Our room was very comfortable and Izzy served a very nice breakfast. When she realized I was unable to eat the breads and pancakes she even offered to run out a pick up some gluten free items. You can't ask for anything more, especially because it was a free breakfast and I might add very tasty. Thank you Ramkota for your exceptional service.

  • 1
    « Don't be fooled by positive reviews »

    I checked in to this hotel at 6:30pm, and checked out by 9pm. First freaky incident, I get to my assigned room, and the door is wide open and all of the lights are on. I call the front desk to ask why this would be, and they said, as long as the room is clean, it should be fine, housekeeping probably forgot to shut the door. Weird. Fast forward ten minutes later and the lights in my room keep flickering - every light fixture has this issue. Soon, the entire power goes out, comes on, goes on, and continues on like this for about ten minutes until I call the front desk. I can see the lights in the hallway are not going out, nor the lights in the pool. I ask the front desk if any other rooms are having problems with power outages, the lady says No, and that she is going to send her maintenance man up. The maintenance guy was very polite, but while he was inspecting my room, the power went out again, so he said this was just my room, maybe an issue with my breaker, and he was going to ask the front desk if I could switch rooms. A few minutes later, the maintenance man reappears, letting me know he is moving me to a remodeled room, and has no idea why my room was experiencing these outages - definitely an isolated incident, he says. Fast forward ten minutes of being in the new room, power goes out twice more. I call the front desk, but the line is a fast busy signal. Again, hallway lights and pool lights remain on, so at this point, I've had it, I leave, I call when I get to a new hotel down the block, and Melanie informs me I'll be charged the full amount as they were having outages due to the "storm" - really, then why was I moved rooms and told this was an isolated incident? Big time fail - not to mention the hotel is a throwback to the 80's and feels like more like a motel than a hotel. Oh, and the pillowcases had weird stains on them. Definitely not worth anything close to the $116 plus tax I had to pay for my three hours of moving rooms and power outages.

    « Great place to stay »

    This facility was very nice for business or pleasure. Good food and drink available. The water/pool area would be good for the kids. Location is easy to get too off of Hwy 281 and other food places area not far away if on extended stay

    « Very busy »

    We spent several days here over the Labor Day weekend. This place was slammed with two wedding parties and several birthday parties. The room was nice and we moved to a room with an outside door since we had a dog. Terrific space to walk the dog right outside the door! Breakfast was very very congested but the gals (Paula and Izzy) handled everything super well--they definitely should get a raise Our grandkids enjoyed the pool and had lots of kids to play with. We will definitely stay here again when we're in Aberdeen

    « August Trip »

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aberdeen Ramkota! The rooms were spotless and modern and the staff at Minerva"s restaurant were terrific. The complimentary breakfast was amazing! I was expecting stale doughnuts and muffins. I was totally wrong! They had eggs, bacon, french toast, cereal, oatmeal, etc. it was delicious!! The woman in charge of the breakfast, Denise Huber, was very friendly and eager to help us.

    « staff »

    the staff was great I left a calendar that I need and they are mailing it to me at there doller the bar wasn't to happy had a full bar and still closed early one night a woman was working and she stayed open late rooms are good and clean pool area was nice ill be back

    « plenty of outlets for recharging cell phones! »

    We've always enjoyed staying at the Ramkota in Aberdeen. The beds are comfortable. The decor is pleasant & updated. There are plenty of outlets for recharging our cell phones on their new lamps. It was a pleasant experience once again.

    « Not worth the stay. Only stayed because of pool »

    I booked this place for the indoor pool for my son for our vacation stay because it was child friendly. If it wasn't for the pool, which the bottom on the pool hurt our feet because the coating was sharp, I would've checked out the same night. Our hotel room floor was dirty and damp leaving our socks dark and wet. We had to wear our shoes in the room because the carpet was gross. Service at the reception counter was poor and rude.

    « Great Stay! Denise Huber is the best :) »

    The ladies down at the breakfast area were the best. We got down there late. It only went till 9, we got down there about 9:20, but they told us it was ok, they even turned the waffle maker back on for us. They visited with us and made a suggestion for a stop at the museum downtown, after we told them we were on a mini vacation to Storybook Land. We did stop at the museum, and loved it. The next morning we made sure we went down early, those ladies run their butts off down there! Thank You Denise Huber! The kids loved the pool with the lily pads, I liked the fact that it wasn't a real deep pool, the deepest part was only 3'6". Was nice with the kids still learning how to swim. The only complaint is the air conditioner, it was just stuffy in the room the whole time, even with it going full force. That is not something that would make me not stay there again though, it was a great place and if we are ever back there, that is where we will stay!

    « Horrible »

    Our room leaked from rain they moved us at 11 pm at night to another room, pot smoke smell down the hall, no elevator, pool had poop in it and nobody did anything about it yuk yuk yuk, should call the city or something yuk yuk yuk

    « Worth the STAY »

    Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen SD is a clean and friendly place to stay with good continental breakfast. The only negative is that they don't have an elevator so if you don't want to carry your suitcases and items to the second floor then you need to ask to stay on ground level.

  • 4
    « Nice »

    Very comfortable, free breakfast, optional restaurant in the same building as the hotel. I stay at Ramkota for all my business trips. I wish that they had better internet. Seems like when everyone gets back to the hotel after work it slows completely down. I will keep staying here for the good service and cleanness of the hotel.

    « Izzy McKittrick makes your hotel a happy place! »

    We stayed at the Ramkota for 2 nights for my sister-in-laws funeral. I've never felt so taken care of while eating a "free continental breakfast" before. Izzy McKittrick was so helpful and friendly. She was taking care of us just like we were Minervas paying customers. She took time to talk to us and she made my husband smile for the first time in days. We absolutely love your pool too. :) Our only complaint is the air conditioners in the rooms don't work very well. We stayed for 2 nights in June for a wedding and 2 nights in Aug for a funeral and all 4 nights got very hot and stuffy even with the AC turned down as low as it would go.

    « a good place to stay when in the area »

    this hotel in a good one. the staff were very nice. they have the usual breakfast items that you find at hotels these days. the attached restaurant serves good food at a fair price. the location is good, a little off of the beaten path but down town is just a mile or two down the road. there are several other places to eat near by as well as an ice cream drive in. over all if I was to pass through again I would surly consider this hotel as a place to stay.

    « Spacious accomodations »

    Good stay, except no elevator. Had to lug luggage and other stuff up stairs. Had a room overlooking the internal swimming pool. Was quiet after it closed for the night. Spacious accomodations. There is a convent onsite restaurant. Good included breakfast.

    « staff excells!! »

    Right from the start, Beth & Alexia were there to help us get just the accommodations we needed since we had to have adjoining rooms to watch over a grieving widow. Then Lizzy & Donna stepped in at breakfast time to assist us and seeing that we had an excellent breakfast that first morning and every morning we were there. We had many meals at the hotel restaurant, Minerva's, and were never disappointed. Derek and Nate and every server we had, were exceptional in dedication to detail and service. We only wished that the court yard was in better shape so that we could have had a place to visit with all the family that came for the funeral.

    « Birthday celebration »

    Our family met in Aberdeen for a birthday celebration. We chose this hotel for a variety of reasons: its location near Wylie Park as part of the group was camping there, it has a pool for the kids to enjoy, and it offered suites so we could enjoy time together inside.. It served the purpose but the interior of the rooms is dark, dark, dark. The pool is small and equipped with lots of slides, climbing nets, water jets, etc. The night we were there it was packed with kids and total chaos reigned. Not a hotel person in sight and some parents not attending. It was scary. The second time we used it, it was nearly empty, calmer and the kids loved it. It is designed for children, but not wall to wall uncontrolled children.

    « Enjoyable Visit! »

    We had a very enjoyable visit, this was our 2nd stay at the Ramkota in 3 weeks. The rooms are clean and quiet. 1st stay we had a fridge and Microwave, not the 2nd time, great amenity. The 2nd stay we enjoyed the bar area and Minerva's, both awesome places, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant, not too pricy. The one negative, we never get enough towels in our room, always have to ask for more. On the 2nd visit we were there for a wedding, and the reception was right at the hotel, what a wonderful venue for the reception, I loved the convention area. The food was great, and the staff were ever so accommodating. Would definitely recommend and stay at the Ramkota again.

    « Excellent Hotel Stay »

    This is an older building but nicely updated. We were quite surprised to find the rooms remodeled and up-to-date. The beds were very comfortable, one of the best we found on our trip. We were traveling with a small pet, and we chose this hotel mainly for that reason. Free breakfast was quite good with a few hot items offered. I would definitely stay at this hotel in the future.

    « Enjoyable stay »

    We stayed at this location for 7 nights during a family visit. Room was clean and well stocked. Internet was easy to use, but the printed instructions in the room were not correct. Not sure why they didn't tell us our username and code were on our room key at check in instead of making us call the front desk to ask. Breakfast was ok for a free breakfast but the layout of the breakfast room was not very good causing congestion and delays. Pool, bar and restaurant were great.

    « Great place - will definitely stay again! »

    Room was clean and spacious, bed was super comfy! Breakfast was just the right assortment and hot. Had dinner at the restaurant and it was excellent. Only strange thing was room had door to outside as well as inside hallway, not sure why.

  • 5
    « Machine operator »

    The front desk clerks very friendly and accommodating, especially Beth, she's great!!! The rooms are clean and nice, also, the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious and clean as well. Nice, big flat-screen TV with a lot of channel choices. The restaurant /bar is very good too. 5 stars...

    « Nice Hotel »

    Comfortable beds, decent continental breakfast. Nice pool and slide for kids and a hot tub for the adults. The rooms are fairly well updated but would have liked to have a small refrigerator. Lobby and halls are very nice.

    « Exceptional customer service »

    Staying at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel was a great experience. From the reservation personnel to the breakfast bar manager everyone went out of their way to make our time spent at this hotel exceptional. I especially appreciated the clean interior of the entire hotel and the great breakfast choices.

    « Nice place to stay »

    Rooms were clean, staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was very nice, swimming pool was great for the children. Food at the hotel was rather expensive so we ate out. We had a minor problem with our room and it was corrected immediately. Staff was very good at helping us with activities to do and things to see in the area.

    « Nothing special. »

    One thing that always bothers me, is when I'm somewhere IN PERSON, and kept waiting, while the service desk or whomever, decides the phone is more important, and continuously answers the phone instead of helping me. I called the hotel directly to book a room, since my computer was down, and I wanted to know specifics about this specific hotel. I was immediately bounced to the generic hotline. So when I show up to check in, I couldn't believe it, when there was only one woman at the check in desk, people waiting to check in, and a long line forms behind us, while the check in lady keeps answering the phones, booking rooms, taking down numbers to call people back, answering every phone call that came in! It was 20 minutes, before we even got to the desk, and there was only one couple in front of me. Lady wasn't friendly at all - never did see her smile, even later when the desk wasn't busy. Should have at least 2 people checking in, especially if you're going to make the call-ins the priority. The hotel itself is dated and old. Room was spacious enough, beds were okay, but I didn't find them real comfortable. I was pleased that the AC worked well in our room, and was on when we arrived, so our room was already cooled down - that's the best I can say about our stay. I was disappointed, that our room did not have microwave or fridge, especially when they have an onsite restaurant & room service, and rooms are well over $100 a night! Pool would be worthless to anyone wanting to actually swim, but there is a good sized hot tub, and the pool was perfect for kids. It starts at a shallow 1 1/2 feet and by the frog slide was almost up to 3. It does get a bit deeper after that, where the big kids played, but I was happy there was plenty of room for littles to have fun in the water too. Nothing special really stood out, that would make me want to stay here again though. I guess if you have little kids that like the water, give this place a try.

    « Love the bathroom amenities! »

    I have been staying hotels all over South Dakota and probably the biggest highlight that made my day at this hotel was the bathroom amenities. Finally a hotel with a decent bar of soap! Something a girl appreciates after a few hotels with crappy miniature bars of that white soap. Comfortable bed, great breakfast service, friendly staff, and cool looking pool for the kids.

    « family reunion gathering »

    Staff was courteous and helpful. Restaurant has very good food. Breakfast has a large wonderful selection. Room was clean and WiFi worked great . Location is great for many information centers (museum, history

    « Yeah Yeah, Sure Sure »

    Joan at the front desk was the best experience of any place we stayed. She accommodated our desire for first floor. She got us reservations for the following night. The pool was fantastic for our 8 yr old grand daughter. It was the best experience of our trip.

    « Good facility/needs come updating »

    Stayed recently as part of wedding party. Really nice facility but could be a lot better. Facility needs some updating. Very hot while we were there, in the mid 90's and HVAC system was doing everything it could to keep up, but I always wonder why that is" Why don't building owners put in the proper system to begin with so people aren't having to put up with over taxed systems during different time of the year? People plan weddings for months trusting that the hotel/motel will provide comfort for the guests, but they seem to fail so often. This facility just needs the owners to invest money in updates to the basic infrastructure so that guests are comfortable no matter what time of year it is.

    « Best shower I have had in along time! »

    Front desk was great, the shuttle service they used was wonderful and the breakfast was good. (and they had salsa for the eggs!) The room and hallways were clean. I had a late check in and called to let them know so there would be no problem. They were very accommodating.

  • 2
    « Stay started ok....but not entirely family friendly »

    Having stayed at 3 Ramkota hotels in the Dakotas (one location 6 nights straight each year for the past 13 years-you tend to notice things) I was cautiously optimistic as customer service can definitely be hit or miss and their properties seem to appear that they are continually getting "band-aids" to get by. The first 20 hours or so was good, then came morning. The breakfast area was's all just very simple food and utensil placement. After breakfast the kids and I stopped by the front desk to ask for an extended checkout (with my wife leaving for a 4am flight I needed extra time getting kids ready). Coldly, the attendant stated "I cannot process any late checkouts". Dumbfounded I just stood there, thinking I was going to get some excuse that they had 10 bus loads of kids coming in or something, but nothing was said. With a 2 and 3 year old standing beside me I wasn't going to argue or plead, we just returned to our room...I guess 11am is 11am!. On our walk back to our room I picked up 2 pin needles in the hallway, just right before any of us would've stepped on them. After that I figured it was just a sign to just get the heck out of this place! (I found a 3rd pin while taking our bags out later that morning). Our night prior was good. Pool was warm, not too busy, kids had fun. Although service a bit slow, we had a good dinner in Minerva's. The morning is what ruined our trip and cut out the kids' pool time. With it raining outside 30-60 minutes extra would've been appreciated. Usually traveling for business I rarely ask for extended checkouts, but when I have it's not been an encounter like this. For the most part I hear "Not a problem" or at a minimum "I'll see what I can do" or "How long do you need". Customer service I guess really isn't all that important. Sadly, a maid cart wasn't even seen in the hallway until after 10am and there were a number of rooms empty with the Gideon's departing bright and early. I never even got a knock on my door as I quickly tried to get out of there. Just avoid the Ramkota franchise. The owners cannot seem to stick some profit back into renovation, upkeep, and customer service training. I'm hoping to end my yearly six night ritual in a Ramkota hotel as soon as we can find another facility capable of hosting our group.

    « Huge room - very attractive »

    The room was very big and comfortable. It was not cramped at all. The bed was comfortable and the food in the restaurant was excellent. The salad that came with the steak was a meal in itself. It was awesome. I would definitely stay here again.

    « Nice place »

    Everything was nice and clean, friendly and helpful staff. Great location next to a gas station. The restaurant has excellent choices of food, a little pricey but still good. The hotel was crowed only because there where several events going on in the area,basketball,volleyball tournament and a wedding but I never felt like it was an issue. Will stay there again whenever possible.

    « The staff was very cordial and accommodating. The MInervas Bar and restaurant was a highlight. »

    The staff in the bar/restaurant remembered our names and what we drank. They were warm and friendly and very accommodating to our big group and accommodated our requests to have many different tickets. Taylor and Patrick were a highlight along with the night manager. I apologize i don' t remember his name but he remembered mine! The front desk team also was very patient and gave great details when we checked in and checked out. I gave my name for a waiting list for next year State B's tournament. The hotel was very accommodating to our team and providing the hospitality suites with great service and kindness. I am hoping we can get to stay at Ramkota next year during the tournament. It was perfect! thank you!

    « Quick Trip »

    Check in and check out were very smooth. We got in late and left early. Breakfast was great and hotel was clean and comfortable. We were there for a bowling tournament and the hotel is directly across the street, which was convenient!

    « Great rooms, bad pool »

    The rooms were great! They had comfortable beds with a nice sized fridge. However, we have had bad experiences with the pool. First of all, it has so much chlorine that it makes everybody cough and have sore eyes. Plus, it seems to always be over crowded.

    « They're trying »

    I'm guessing that not having a smoke detector hooked up in a hotel room is generally frowned upon. But hey, things happen. Overall, it's pretty average for one of the Ramkota properties. They have remodeled the lobby which is nice. The rooms aren't too bad, but a little worn out. Common areas besides the lobbyare very worn out. The pool is good for kids ages 10 and under.......maybe even six and under. The staff is excellent. Minerva's restaurant and lounge is great.

    « Very good hotel »

    I was surprised at the quality of everything offered, as I don't normally stay with Best Westerns. I thought everything was setup well right down to the smallest detail. The Staff was very polite, and worked well with all of my requests. The Fitness center was acceptable, with 3 fitness devices and one toning device.

    « Very good »

    The rooms were clean, the staff was great, and the food was AWESOME! Did not use pool, but looked great for families and kids. Food and conventions areas were great. Staff was very nice. Overall I had a very nice stay. Recommend the salon and the pastas.

    « nice place for family weekend »

    Minervas Restaurant is good place to eat. Continental breakfast is disorganized. Pool is designed for small children. did not let us reserve a block of rooms beside each other - everybody was spread out throughout the hotel.

  • 5
    « Service Service Service »

    If you have ever stayed in a Ramkota property you will not believe this is a part of the Ramkota hotel chain. Room was very clean, bathroom updated and modern, comfortable bed and bedding, upgraded continental breakfast, very modern lobby, and most importantly excellent customer service is what you will find if you choose to stay here. Priced below other properties in Aberdeen and has a lot more to offer. This place has now become my choice in Aberdeen!!

    « bedbugs »

    We stay at the hotel at least once a year. My girl likes to go swimming there for her birthday. The pool was pretty cold. My youngest wouldn't get in because of it, but my daughter had fun. The nightmare wasn't noticed until we all got into bed for the night. I was laying there nursing my youngest and a bug came crawling towards us. I jumped up picked the bug up and washed it down the sink. Not wanting to startle my family I grabbed my phone to look up what bedbugs looked like. Sure enough it matched the description. After further inspection two more were found. I saved one and trapped it in one of your cups in the bathroom. My husband took it to the front desk to show the staff. Hopefully they have reported this incident and you are already on top of getting an exterminator. We quickly packed up and left the hotel. Leaving things behind because I don't want to bring those things home with us. I'm currently taking precautions with our belongings. You need to get this taken care of very gross. It was in room 104.

    « Great bar, Fun pool, Wonderful breakfast »

    Pillows were not very comfortable but the bed was very comfortable. The bar area is nice with yummy (early and late) happy hour options. The pool is very fun, great for all ages. Breakfast was included and offered different types of eggs and sausage every morning and MUCH more. Lisa, the breakfast attendant was so kind. I look forward to my next visit.


    We chose this hotel for a night away from home and to use the swimming pool. The staff made us feel welcome. Our poolside room was very clean. We ate supper in the hotel's restaurant, which was WONDERFUL! Overall, great experience. The kids had fun in the pool and we enjoyed our night away from home.

    « Cold night warm stay »

    Family suite was very nice and a surprise at how big it was. It was bitter cold out so we opted to eat in at hotel restaurant and had a lovely dinner. Wait staff was very good!! Nice quiet location and had a good nights rest.

    « Snow Queen Festival »

    We very much enjoyed staying at your hotel! The service and staff assistance was excellent. Rooms were comfortable and clean. The conference facitlities worked very well for our large festival. The meals served to our large group were excellent and served quickly.

    « Aberdeen »

    Updated décor that is pretty awesome. Folks behind the counter were extremely polite and got me checked in, in a timely matter. Looking forward to my next stay. The pizza in the bar was very good. Room was very clean and comfortable. It was below zero when I checked in and the room stayed comfortable all night.

    « Great Breakfast »

    One of the best breakfast I have had at any hotel. The staff was great and the room was great. I will be staying here next time I am in town for work. I wish there were more of these hotels around the midwest.

    « Very "customer freindly" »

    My club had their Christmas party there and I had surgery on my foot so I have a "boot" on and can not go up and down stairs, or walk a long distance at once. Plus we wanted to check in early to bring our grandson out to swim for a bit. When I called to make the reservation, I explained all this and they guaranteed me a room on the main floor, made sure it was close to a pool door and an outside door. Not to mention just down the hall from my club party! Plus they had the room ready early and my grandson got to swim and extra hour! The breakfast was AWESOME! both kid and adult friendly! Staff was helpful and nice! The only improvement I would say is the husband said it was cold and it was small for so many people being there. But he enjoyed the hot tub! EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!

    « Pool freezing cold »

    Not worth paying a premium for a pool area that cannot be used. It was too cold for the kids. We talked to the front desk and they blamed the surrounding rooms for using their heaters. Stay at a cheaper hotel in the area.

  • 3
    « Good hotel »

    We stayed in this hotel this past weekend and the room was clean and the staff was friendly. The hotel is a little out of date but they are in the process of renovating now and based on the lobby it is going to get better. I felt the price was a little high given the current state of the hotel at this time; but, I enjoyed my stay and have no complaints. The food in the restaurant, Minerva's, was crazy good and the service was excellent.

    « Loved all the updates! »

    We had stayed there several years ago and had a great stay, but we really appreciated all the new updates with our recent stay. Very nice, clean, comfortable and a modern look! We definitely will be back and recommend to friends!

    « Best Western Ramkota »

    My overall stay was very good. The staff were all pleasant, the room was clean and comfortable. I had a great night's sleep as there were no noisy guests. The lobby area is under construction at the present time but it was clean and not an eyesore.

    « 2nd time here »

    I've stayed here twice now... the biggest reasons i decided to come back after the first stay were... The hotel was nice and quiet. The breakfast was great. (better than most other places i've been) The price was average. None of those things were true this time. The only good thing was that the rooms were clean. (thats why i gave 2 star instead of 1) First, there was construction in the lobby that no one mentioned (over the phone or on any websites) Got a room by the pool (kids screaming right away in the morning and kept hearing dogs barking at night) Breakfast changed... and not in a good way. They moved breakfast out of the restaurant area and into some other room. Not sure if the cooks changed? the method changed? Either way... the breakfast was bad...All of it (besides the prepackaged things they didn't cook) Even the coffee was bad... honestly tasted like cigarette ashes. To top it all off... i payed quite a bit more. Like, 30% more than i did the first time. So i got to pay more... for a loud room and terrible breakfast. Not sure about staying here a 3rd time.

    « Good value, convenient location »

    We were home for my father's funeral. My mother is still in the nursing home (Manor Care) which is nearby. We've always stayed at this hotel on our visits back to see my parents & other family in the Aberdeen area.

    « Very clean, but needs updating. »

    Stayed here recently for a wedding. Rooms were clean and bathrooms have been updated, but the bedroom area looked quite sad. Carpet tattered and furnishings out of date. Otherwise, very nice stay. Staff at Minerva's was excellent. Lobby was undergoing renovations and looked messy, but will probably look great when finished. Would definitely stay again.

    « Will never stay here again-stay somewhere else »

    We stayed at the ramkota this past weekend. The only thing I could say nice about this hotel is the room was clean. The lady that checked us in on 9-26-15 was not even close to friendly. We were greeted with what is your name (not a hello), handed a sheet to be filled out, asked for a credit card and she then gave us our keys and didn't say another word. Not a thank you or to tell us the easiest way to get to our room, breakfast times, etc. We then took our kids to the pool. They had fun at the pool but the hot tub was disgusting-there was actually pieces of tile just laying in the hot tub it was lukewarm and the jets didn't even work and felt like sand at the bottom??? Ugggh worst hotel experience ever!

    « Couldn't wait to be back home »

    This hotel was clean and had very nice staff members. Those are the best things I can say about it. The doors and walls seemed to be paper thin, and the entire property is run down. They are in the process of renovation, however. The restaurant has pretty good food, considering the contrasting quality of the hotel itself. Breakfast was about as cheap as they can make it with the widest selection of mediocre items. Coffee was like dishwater. Children were in the pool and running up and down the halls shouting until close to midnight when I managed to fall asleep under a flimsy blanket. Who knows how long they actually were out there unsupervised and without any hotel staff intervening on behalf of adult guests who wanted to sleep. There is ample free parking.

    « Tis the season... »

    Great Customer Service! They have their issues as do most hotels but their front desk clerks SAVE THE DAY...OR NIGHT!! Outside enclosed area is nice if you have kids and the continental breakfast was typical of what is expected. We would stay again.

    « Mrs. V »

    We stayed here on our way to ND, it was average. I've read other reviews and if I had read them before we stayed we probably wouldn't have. But that wouldn't have been fair because actually it's not a bad motel at all. It's older and could use some updating but our room was nice and clean with comfortable beds. I didn't get a chance to eat breakfast just coffee but it looked good. We would stay here again if need be.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The north. Located along the west side of Highway 281 near the NW 8th Avenue junction to the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. ·From: The south & west. From the junction of South Highway 281 and Highway 12, go north on Highway 281 bypass for one mile. Turn east on 8th Avenue for one half of a mile. The Best Western Ramkota Hotel is on the north side of 8th Avenue. ·From: The east. Travel west on Highway 12 until you hit the junction of Highway 281 North. Take Highway 281 North for one and a half miles. The Best Western Ramkota Hotel Hotel is located on the west side of road right past the 8th Avenue junction.