Rough Riders Hotel

301 Third Avenue, Medora, 58645, ND

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This historic hotel where Theodore Roosevelt once stayed (and campaigned from the balcony) went through a full facelift and major expansion in 2009. Now, in addition to its eight historic rooms, it has 68 new ones with the most upscale lodging in the area. Rates start at $169/night. The restaurant with its wine, walleye, bison tenderloin, lobster bisque and other temptations is worthy of a date night.

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  • Onsite dining room for all meals
  • Newly renovated rooms

Family Amenities

  • Onsite Dining


What's in a name? That which we call luxury by any other name would be as comfortable.

by John D

We were pleasantly surprised at how much attention to detail went into this property.
Being the planner, my girlfriend was a bit wary with the name of the hotel ;-) but this place blows your expectations way out of the water.
(unlike the other places during our Dakotas trip) We actually got a high floor, back of the building room that was super quiet. I don't remember the room number but the receipt says "RRH Tower One King", if that helps anyone.
The toiletries, the view, the bed/mattress, the room layout, the lady who checked us in... everything was impeccable.
The town itself is tiny - a church, bank and post office are on the same block next to the hotel. A cute little gift shop across the road has some nice local artifacts.
The restaurant - We had breakfast here on the two days we stayed here. Great value for the quality food that was served. The wait staff (temporal from all over the world) was attentive and pleasant to talk to.
It's also located within walking distance to the entrance to the national park's South unit.
Other than the national parks, this town and this hotel was definitely a highlight of our trip.

Clean Roon With Crisp Sheets

by Steven M

The Rough Riders looked like a great place to spend the night in the charming town of Medora. We are light sleepers, and the location of our room seemed good. Hotel was convenient to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and definitely was the best option in town. Beds were comfy, bathroom very nice. The evening was chilly, and the furnace kept coming on, going off, coming on, going off. I tried to adjust something, but it seemed as though there were no individual controls for each room. No fan that could run constantly either. And then the wedding party that we had seen in town came back.....yikes! A fight and swearing started in the parking lot below our room, then doors banging and loud voices as everyone finally settled in for the night. If I were to return I would not stay on a weekend as front desk clerk mentioned they do a lot of weddings there. Cannot fault the hotel as the lodging is only as good as fellow travelers.