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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our reservations were not made correctly, it's a good thing we called several times to confirm them since the hotel does not have a computer reservation system and we received no confirmation. When we arrived, the person who checked us in (assuming the owner) was not at all friendly. The rooms were disappointing. They were very small, and the shower... More

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rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

We are very sorry your experience was not good. We do our best to try to please all our guests. With 27 units and only 4 of them being kings it is not always possible to get the room you first want when you change dates. As far as the cleaning smell all I can do is apologize you found... More

Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving by, it appeared to be just another 50's hotel in an old and historic town. Peak inside, and you will be pleasantly surprised! The grounds are clean, the location is excellent for all your Black Hills travel needs, the rooms are clean, and the best part is they are retro 50's style! Make sure you ask for the renovated... More

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little motel. Room was very clean and bed was super comfortable. The hotel is the middle of town, we walked to all over town and is close to all attractions. We will definitely be back for a second visit.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun little place. Smack dab in the middle of Custer so once you unpack and park the car, you can walk to anything else in Custer. Friendly staff...owners were friendly, helped us plan our visit in the area and accommodating to our dog. They allow dogs in certain rooms only, so call ahead to reserve a room if you need... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a basic motel which was great for us stopping 1 night in Custer, the lady on the front desk was very helpful, the rates were very good and the room were very clean. The rooms were small but had all we needed, clean beds tv fridge microwave and a powerful shower. The wrangler cafe across the road is... More

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Big Horn, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, small property that is well maintained and convenient to downtown Custer, shopping, restaurants etc. Would definitely stay again during future trips to Custer. Although the rooms are small, it is very clean with ample parking directly in front of your room.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked the 50's style of this small little hotel. Seemed to be owned by a husband and wife and they were friendly and kept everything neat and clean. We stayed in a very small room with not much space to move around the beds, but it was fun for two nights. Everything (decor, wood paneling walls, tile in the... More

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Akron, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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