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Rocket Motel

#1 of 19 Hotels in Custer
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211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
1 room 1 adult
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do like to choose somewhere which is different from the usual hotel chains and The Rocket certainly fitted the bill. Excellent location on the main street with a good choice of restaurants/diners within easy walking distance. The rooms are immaculate with everything you would need and they are exceptionally clean. The owners have succeeded in achieving a retro feel... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I generally stay in the chain hotels like Hampton Inn. But, there aren't any Hampton Inns in Custer. So I read some reviews and took a chance on the Rocket Motel for a couple of nights. I was pleasantly surprised. The room was as clean as any motel room that I've ever stayed in--and I travel a lot! The decor... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We stayed here three nights in mid October, it was a great time to visit the area, as all the crowds are gone. You can see that the owners take a lot of pride in this motel. Our room was extremely clean and had been updated with flat screen TV, Wi Fi and a very comfortable bed. Even though from... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to stay! My parents would have loved this place! The pink shower sold me - I am coming back !! We traveled from Bozeman and stopped to see Mount Rushmore- pretty cool - it was dark so we stayed the night in town - ate the Beguiling Bull- great food - family restaurant -

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very clean, exceptionally maintained locally owned and operated motel that we have now stayed at on multiple visits to the Black Hills. Refridgerator, microwave, and flatscreen TVs. Wifi included. Very friendly and accomodating proprietors at this central location within very short walking distance to all that is downtown Custer, SD. Short drive to Custer State Park.

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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Clean, traditional 1950's style motel in the centre of Custer. Good recommendations for dinner from the guy at reception, discount at some local places if you show your key from the motel. Although close to the main road and people were in the room next door the room was very quiet and we slept well. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We used the Rocket Motel as a base while traveling in the area. It was a great choice. The motel was easy to find on the main street in Custer. Check-in was easy. We had room 28. It was small but spotlessly clean and very comfortable. There was a small frig and microwave in the room. Very good coffee was... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Older style motel with car parking outside the room. Nice room and bathroom. Can sit outside room or walk down the street to restaurants and shops from here, about 5 minutes. We ate at the Hamburger & Buns in the Main Street, always busy and people waiting to get in. Rocket Motel always had Coffee in reception for breakfast and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was our very favorite place to stay on our entire trip!! It is an older 50's style motel that has been renovated and was extremely clean! We stayed 2 nights in room 34 (a non smoking room). The decor was tasteful, super cute and functional!! I later learned the owners did the design and decor themselves. They obviously have... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Beautifully clean, very comfortable "old-style" motel. Liked the little notice telling visitors that "quiet time" at the motel in 10:00 p.m. - 07:00 a.m. Also nice to be referred to as a "blessing". The only thing which stopped this from being a 5 star review was the lack of even a rudimentary breakfast. However, there was a coffee pot at... More 

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