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Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center

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Friendswwod, United States
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was a nice location. Was upgraded to a King Room and the front desk had complimentary bags of ice for coolers. Was a little disappointed that breakfast was not included as it usually is at Best Western properties, but there is a restaurant attached with good tasting food. Indoor pool with a slide for smaller swimmers.

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the response, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back to visit again soon. Minervas is just starting their BBQ feature menu and there is surely something for everyone! Yum! Enjoy the remainder of your summer! Deb Stanley General Manager

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very basic. The rooms are adequate, but need updating badly. There is no complimentary breakfast items, but they do have a basic but pricy restaurant on site (Minerva's). There are other nicer hotels in town. We stayed here because the rest of our family stayed here for a wedding reception.

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Nebraska
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed here because all the better hotels were full. It is at least 4 miles from the interstate, so not convenient. The atrium area was crazy hot, and the room was damp feeling. The decor is in serious need of an update, particularly the bathroom. No breakfast is included. The price was on a par with a decent hotel,...

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were not pleased with the accommodations. To use your words, it was a 'crazy hot' and humid weekend when you were here. We want you to know we are working on upgrades to the property and just selected some of the new finishes for the guestrooms. We do hope you had the opportunity to...

Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Best Western Ramkota has the friendliest staff I have ever met while travelling. We have stayed here 3 times for Softball tournaments and they are always happy to have our rambunctious group. They make staying here so easy.

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we were glad to see all those young energetic kids here! We just wish the weather had cooperated a little better for the weekend, not that we would turn away rain - but it did not help with delays and playing the tournament. We hope you make a return trip again next summer!...

United States
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My key card didn't work when I went to enter my room so I needed to walk all the way back down and get a card re-keyed. Not very many outlets and extensions cords were used to plug in lamps. I had to unplug the lamp just to plug in my phone for the evening. The room was very small,...

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your response - we are working to make changes to that electrical situation as we are working on our room renovations. We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you with us again to see the progress and changes we are working on. Enjoy your summer! Deb Stanley General Manager

Watertown, United States
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had a great stay. Handy that the Restaurant/bar was one of the best places to eat in town. Easy to get to and nice and quiet. Was able to get to where I needed to go quickly from the location and close to many of Watertowns big attractions.

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments - we are glad you enjoyed your time in Watertown and hope you will be back again soon! Deb Stanley General Manager

Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a three-night stay to meet up with family. The lounge (Bar) was large enough for the many family members to come and go. The lounge staff was very good at keep the tabs separate. The room, a suite, was very nice, clean, and quite. The hotel is designed with all doors located into an inside area, providing a...

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great gathering here in Watertown - it is so convenient to be able to have everything all under one roof for the gathering, rooms and Minervas! We hope as your family thinks of places for future get-togethers we are on the top of your list! We have lots more coming for renovations and...

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a large hotel and conference center with pool, Minerva's restaurant and bar. As with all the Ramkota properties that we have visited in the last few years, they are in need of updating. All of the decor is circa 1970's earth tones. Rooms are clean and well appointed but dated. As another reviewer noted, this hotel is quite...

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DKStanley, General Manager at Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center, responded to this review

We hope you had a great trip and that when you return you will see the progress we are making on renovations. Our lobby, fitness room and game room are complete and we are working on public areas and guestrooms! Enjoy your summer and Happy Trails! Deb Stanley General Manager

gloucester
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Staff was not sensitive to our needs (Ages 65 and 70). Just adding more detail because TA requires 200 characters. Had a bed, a window, a chair, a bathroom; towels, soap, hair care products. Also a rug, a hallway, some walls; a long corridor.

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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 30 April 2016

In a town this size, this is a large hotel and conference center. I was here for a conference. i stayed here for a similar reason a few years ago. The rooms are small, but the property is clean and well managed. There is a large restaurant and bar. Large conference rooms for meetings and events. it is on the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable, relaxing guestrooms surround our beautiful indoor atrium. Heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, video game room and new fitness center. All rooms feature high-speed internet, voicemail, in-room coffeemaker, iron/board and hairdryer. Business center computer and 24 hour front desk staff. USA Today and am coffee in the lobby. Minervas Restaurant & Bar on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary parking and airport shuttle. Meeting and conference facilities on-site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center

Address: 1901 9th Ave SW, Box 346, Watertown, SD 57201-5088 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel)
Region: United States > South Dakota > Watertown
Price Range: $129 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramkota Hotel & Watertown Event Center 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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