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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 2014
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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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Akron, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we stayed here the week of july 20th, what a wonderful clean motel, rooms were clean, owners were very nice and helpful, we had the family room that worked out perfect as we we traveling with another couple, i would highly recommend this motel to anyone

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As other reviewers have said, this is a very well-maintained hotel in one of the more fun, less insane towns in the Black Hills. It is Wi ithin walking distance of everything you would need. Clean, quiet. Under very good management. Not swanky, not expensive. A perfect roadside rest.

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Fox Creek, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed 3 nights stay at the Rocket Motel in Custer SD. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and retro. Only about a 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Great place to stay with many great highways for motorbike rides. Needles highway and Iron Mountain Road were superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently enjoyed a wonderful 5 night stay at the Rocket Motel. There are 5 in our family and it's always a pain to find a reasonably priced place that can/will comfortably accommodate our needs. The Rocket Motel did both. We stayed in a 2 room family suite that had a queen bed in one room, a twin and queen... More

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Manama, Bahrain
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a motorcycling holiday in July 2014 We found Rocket was recommended online, and wanting to stay in a retro motel, this was a perfect fit Our Host (Brenda) made us feel very welcome, and the motel is located very handily to everything - 2 blocks to restaurants, gift shops, super market, bars etc A truly immaculate... More

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Chandler, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple who run the Rocket Motel and friendly and helpful. We stayed on the 4th of July and were glad we booked our reservation the month before as the hotel and all of Custer was sold out. This has great access to the activities in Custer, easy access to Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. The hotel is very... More

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

I stayed here, along with friends, found our rooms to be retro, very clean, and nice. Friendly owners/ managers willing to visit, and were interested in us. I would highly recommend for someone needing a decent, clean, friendly place to stay, away from the more expensive chains. Walking distance to downtown restaraunts, plus you get a discount!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stay. Enjoyed the real keys. We opened the windows to cool the room. Parking by our room. Windows open, road noise since one was right behind our room. Have discounts with local restaurants. Nice value and helpful owners. My first motel...

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Moscow, Idaho
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at the Rocket Motel while visiting the Black Hills. We chose it because of the price and the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was just as described -- clean and comfortable. The room was small and no-frills, but that was fine since we just needed a place to sleep. The location is good; an... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the main drag of Custer, SD. Quiet, clean, comfortable room. Reserved free parking and could walk to everything nearby. Liked how the guests sat outside on the sidewalk on July 4th and chatted with us as we all watched fireworks.... We usually stay in Marriott hotels, but Custer was a great little town to stay in and we're... More

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Address: 211 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Also Known As:
Rocket Hotel Custer
Rocket Motel Custer

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Custer #2 Family Hotel in Custer
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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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