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Rocket Motel

211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
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Rocket Motel
Ranked #1 of 19 hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Erie, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here this past august when a group of us rode our bikes out to sturgis. WHAT A GREAT PLACE! My husband had been out there previously for bike week and the guys ALL wanted to go back to this little place. I was a little skeptical as i am used to staying at chains, but it was amazing!... More

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Aurora, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are avid road trippers... and we have stayed at hundred of motels and hotels... this motel by far is the best.... we left 3 hours later than anticipated to Mount Rushmore. We had reservations at a major hotel chain about 40 miles or so up the road, but by 2am i needed some much needed rest. I was hesitant... More

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Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice place. It's simple, reasonably priced, clean and the owners are very nice people. It's kind of a retro motor court style, nothing fancy. Very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. I also appreciate that they are pet friendly.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

You have to stay here. We ended up here on accident and I'm so glad we did. We ended up staying for 5 days. Very clean, beds are so comfortable, cute 50's style but very up to date. Great water pressure, microwave, mini frig. Close to Custer state park and crazy horse. Owners are so kind and very helpful.

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Pelham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We so loved this motel, one of our favorites from our 19 day road trip! The owners are great, beds are comfortable, atmosphere is so fun, bathrooms are large and I don't think we found a better deal anywhere!

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Custer, South Dakota
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

They had extra pillows and an extra blanket in the room, which I appreciate. There was a fridge and microwave, which is unusual for such a low price. The Queen bed room was newly remodeled and very nice. The owners were great. They offer discounts at a couple local dining places. All in all, not bad for less than $60!... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Super clean, very affordable, very impressed with this place. For the traveler who is on a budget, this place is a great find without compromising the joys of more expensive places. Privately owned, with personal attention you won't see at one of the chain hotels. Location is right in the middle of Custer, making all the downtown restaurants and shops... More

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Bay Area, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I would have given this motel 789 stars except for one thing…..The good things are that it is run by a gentle and kind man, and the rooms are cleaner than any room I have ever seen (including my own home!). It is a step back in the past and the owner is so helpful. My only concern, and I... More

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rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

We are so sorry that the laundry detergent was to strong for you. We are changing are soaps so they are not so offensive. Thank you for choosing the Rocket Motel. We hope you will try us again. God Bless, Don and Brenda More

Ft.Myers, Fl.
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stayed two nights. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. This is a 60's retro motel on the main drag in Custer. The owners are accommodating and there are enough choices for restaurants without having to drive. Our days were spent sightseeing so for a central Custer location............wise choice.

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Chetek, Wisconsin, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Such a great find. Rooms were clean, owners were accommodating, helpful and friendly. Not going to lie we were a little nervous about picking a small motel but Room was cute and charming. Beds were super comfy and updated. Loved this place!

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Also Known As:
Rocket Hotel
Rocket Hotel Custer
Rocket Motel Custer
Address: 211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 19 hotels in Custer
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned motel. AAA. Non-smoking. Pet friendly (designated rooms). Offering Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Refrigerators, Microwaves, and Pillowtop beds. King and 2 bedroom family units available. One story, at-door parking. Restaurants & shops within walking distance. Mickelson Trail across the street. ... more   less 

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