COVID-19 Update:

We’re committed to ensuring a positive experience & flexibility as needed. Call 605.224.6877 or view our Coronavirus Update for the current status on services & procedures.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As our state, nation, and the world continue to adapt to the changing realities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our goal to regularly, consistently share changes that may affect your current or future plans to visit us at the Ramkota Pierre.

Our property remains open, but with the following limited services:

  • River Run restaurant and bar are closed
  • Pool is closed
  • Fitness center is closed
  • Grab & go breakfast options at the front desk
  • Limited front desk hours (7:00a.m - 10:00p.m.)

Our Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy has been altered to accommodate changes in travel plans. During these challenging times, we are committed to ensuring a positive experience and flexibility as needed. Please call 605-224-6877 to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Safety Measures

Here is a snapshot of just some of the extra measures we are taking to provide a safer environment:

  1. Additional surface and environmental sanitizing measures within guestrooms, public spaces, dining areas, conference areas and recreation areas with emphasis on common touchpoint surfaces and gathering areas.
  2. Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout common gathering areas along with sanitizing wipes available within guestrooms and at dining/conference areas. (When available, based on supply chain.)
  3. Minimization of select items within guestrooms with increased “by request” availability. You may see fewer items in your room in order to streamline sanitization practices, however, any items that have been removed are always available upon request.
  4. When able, increased “rest time” of vacant rooms between departures and new arrivals in order to let the air settle and increase the effectiveness of sanitization procedures.
  5. Modified stayover service of guestrooms in order to maximize social distancing and minimize the need for team members entering your hotel room.
  1. Signage throughout the hotel and recreational facilities reminding everyone of the importance of practicing social distancing as well as proper hygiene.
  2. Modified capacity signage at common gathering areas indicating updated capacity expectations for the ability to effectively practice social distancing.
  3. Addition of social distancing floor spacing signage at common line-up and gathering areas.
  4. Modification of payment acceptance procedures throughout the property to encourage less overall contact and less potential for cash exchange while facilitating more ease of distancing.
  5. Modified regulation of recreational amenities to better facilitate social distancing expectations.
  1. Modified conference and social gathering set-up abilities in order to better facilitate social distancing – regardless of the nature of the event.
  2. Increased spacing of seating throughout dining areas and lounge areas.
  3. Minimization of select service items typically kept out and available to guests. These items are always available upon request.
  4. Updated menu offerings and serving styles for conference and social gatherings which limit common guest touchpoints as well as the need for gathering in close proximity (buffets, stations).
  5. Added attendee screening guidelines and related assistance provided to conferences and social gatherings.
  1. Additional PPE in use by team members, front and back-of-house, front and back-of-house, along with additional training on proper use of newly added PPE and retraining on use of prior existing PPE.
  2. Continual supervisory monitoring of team members regarding health code compliance, use of PPE and hygienic practices (proper handwashing, facial contact and more).
  3. Clear barriers installed at select common interaction areas.
  4. Supervisor screening process of team members upon start of work shifts regarding hygiene, use of PPE and potential health concerns.
  1. If you feel ill, avoid traveling. Book in advance, if possible. Planning ahead will help us ensure the health and safety of you and our staff.
  2. Limit lobby check-in to one person per group.
  3. Face masks or coverings are encouraged, but not required.
  4. Follow social distancing signage noted throughout the building.
  5. Pool area occupancy varies pending city/state mandates on people per square foot. Check with the front desk on pool availability—playtime reservations may be required.
  6. Additional social distancing, health, and safety measures will be discussed upon your arrival.


We’ve been following the guidance of the City of Pierre and the South Dakota Governor and will continue to do so. If additional closures or updates are put in place, we will update this page.

Although this is not an ideal situation, it is extremely important to us that we do our part in keeping visitors, guests, and staff safe and away from potential threats that this virus may impose. As always, we are here only because of you – our guest. We know you have a choice, and your confidence and trust in our ability to provide safe and comfortable surroundings is not taken lightly.

For updated South Dakota-specific information regarding COVID-19, visit covid.sd.gov.

Updated: May 21, 2020