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Rocket Motel

211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our stay in August 2014 at the Rocket Motel ended up being our favorite motel on our vacation. It was exceptionally clean. Even though our room was small we found it to be cozy. The retro decor was fun and the room included everything we needed: small fridge, microwave, hair dryer, and free wifi.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A vintage motel,with vintage decorations but all the modern stuff you need. Park at the door,comfortable beds,and have I said this place is as clean as I have ever seen!!! Run by a husband and wife team that are very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Custer.....we have stayed here 4 years in a row on vacation.

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Greybull, Wyoming
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came into town for business. As always when we go to a small town, we drove through first to check things out. My wife was immediately drawn to the Rocket Motel. I should mention that we also own a small motel and can appreciate what goes into making it a special place. And a special place this is. Very... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed in the "two-room suite." It's two small rooms connected by a short hallway and a bathroom (shower was TINY!) and there's no door to close between the two rooms, so if you get this suite in an effort to obtain some level of privacy or noise dampening from the other half of the room (i.e. if traveling with children)... More 

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Fort Collkins, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

For the sights @ Rapid City SD as a destination, I highly recommend going a bit further to the south (@ 20 miles) to get a great, inexpensive night or 2 at the Rocket Motel in Custer SD where we spent last Thursday night. From here. Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Needles Hwy, Custer State Park (think scenes right out... More 

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Gloucestershire UK
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights over round up weekend. Rocket has everything you want in a Motel. Clean, comfortable, great location in the centre of Custer and good value. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and unreservedly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the nicest motel I have ever stayed at. Nicest folks you ever want to meet. Better than those big name hotels . If you're stopping in Custer, be sure to stay at The Rocket Motel...you'll be glad you did!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Rocket Motel is an old fashioned motel that makes one feel as if they rode a time machine back to the 1950's. However, it is very well maintained, very clean, reasonably priced, and provides a good hub for a visit to the Black Hills area. If you enjoy the nostalgia, and don't mind the drawbacks that is. The rooms... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed at the Rocket in late August 2014. Check in was quick and simple. The rooms were small, but super clean - which is very important to this gal! We had the family suite which had 3 full sized beds, great for 2 kids and parents. Not very much storage for the size of the room, but if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We booked two double rooms and they were extremely clean with comfortable beds and the wifi seemed to work fine. There isn't a lot of storage space and while it had air conditioning it worked on a timer making it a little hard to regulate the temperature. There isn't in-room coffee but for just a few dollars more they'll provide... More 

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Address: 211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
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Rocket Motel Custer
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Custer
#2 Family Hotel in Custer

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