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Rocket Motel

#1 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
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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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ohio
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97 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent four nights in Custer at the Rocket Motel. We were in Room #1 which is a larger family room, with 2 rooms and a kitchenette. After traveling for a week, it was nice to have a toaster, microwave, larger fridge and coffee pot if only to make breakfast in the morning. Every review I read said it is... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at the Rocket Motel, and it was quite a pleasant stay. The motel is located right downtown Custer. The location is nice because you can walk to restaurants and the cute downtown area. We called to change our reservations the night before, and they were able to accommodate our request. When we arrived at the hotel... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While every other hotel/motel in southwest South Dakota was jacking up their prices by a factor of 5 to profit off the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Rocket Motel held their everyday price. Due to a last minute flight cancellation, we had to cancel our first night stay. The Rocket could have charged us for that night, but since they were... More 

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Parker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staff and very clean rooms especially for older hotel. Shower was small and not good for tall people. Staff was very helpful. Close to Jewell Cave and Crazy Horse monument. Offered discount at various eating places.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Management at Rocket Motel is really on the ball. The first time we turned on the TV, there was no sound, so on the way out to breakfast, we mentioned it to one of the cleaning ladies. Within the hour it took us to eat, it was fixed. Also, the showerhead broke, sending sprays of water everywhere, and again we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like the old days but better. This place is very clean, with comfortable beds. It's 1960 but with flat TV and Wi-Fi. Convenient location for seeing the Black Hills. They did a first class remodel when they re-did this place. Custer is a nice town and the Rocket is the place to stay if you like to go... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying here took me back to when I was a kid traveling with my folks, and it was a nice nostalgic trip. This is a real retro motel (not a modern look alike). Clean and comfortable . . . nothing fancy. A nice break from cookie cutter chains. Would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay again.

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 8/18/15. Retro. Vintage. Old school. Call it what you want but the Rocket is a real blast from the past of family owned and run motels from back in the day. Thanks to Trip Advisor high ratings, we booked our highly anticipated stay and were not disapointed. THE most soft sheets we have ever slept on. Clean, quiet and... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice, oke.. and a "cute" place. The room was well kept (outstanding), great furnished and big (the suite). Everything was spotless. I have seldom seen such a thing. Gratulations to the owners! One very small thing...maybe is a little small talk a nice thing to adjust, then People can tell you how great your work is.... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 nights during the week after the Sturgis Rally and this place was excellent. Rooms were spotless, service was outstanding, and everyone there was super nice!! I've been to Custer twice before and this was the best experience I've had as far as accommodations are concerned. I would highly recommend this place!!

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