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Rocket Motel

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Certificate of Excellence
American Family owned motel. Non-smoking. Pet friendly (designated rooms). Offering Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Coffee and tea in office, Refrigerators, Microwaves, hairdryers,and Serta double Pillow top beds. Kitchenette, Kings, 2 bedroom family units, 1 king suite available. Covered Pavilion, gas grill and fire pit for our guests use. Available for meetings, family reunions or just picnics. We have added a 4-man jacuzzi this year. One story, at-door parking. 8 Restaurants giving our guests 10% off all their meals while at the Rocket. Shops and downtown just a skip away. Michelson Trail across the street. Please remember that you're staying at a 1950's Motel, the rooms and showers are a tad smaller, but the charm is enormous!! We look forward to serving all vacation needs. Thank you, God Bless, Don and Brenda
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Old style authentic motel with no frills. Incredibly neat, tidy and clean room. Real attention to detail. You could be back in the 1950's. Easy walk to pubs & restaurants. Only lacking tea/coffee making facilities
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We drive out of our way to stay in this Motel. It is kept very clean, which I insist on while travelling, and the owners have always been very friendly toward us. Our stays have mainly been during the off seasons as we are travelling further south for work purposes. In the
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This adorable, well-maintained (or restored) roadside motel was perfect for our stay in Custer and venturing into the Black Hills. It was a short walk to the great restaurants in town. After days of hiking, we really enjoyed the hot tub. The bathrooms were true to the era but we
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The Rocket Motel is locally owned & managed. A throw-back remodeled 50s style motel which is moderately priced, very clean and ideally located. These folks know and care about hospitality. We will definitely stay here again.
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Great trip with hot tub for our enjoyment... The deer walked right up yo us at the hot tub..toms are comfortable and the bed was good. Small hotel with a Great couple run this and do an outstanding job of treating you like family!
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The Family Room (Queen & Two Double Beds) at the Rocket Motel
How far are we from Mt. Rushmore National Park....?
We went on the road past the crazy horse memorial and it took about 45 min. Make sure you return that way, we turned left from Rushmore and if took a bit longer to get back and a bit more navigation.
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Are pets allowed? And is there military discount
I am not sure. I would call them to find out.
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"The parking lot is sloped - if you need level parking ask for a room at the back."
"There's differences between the rooms, although they have similar decor. Some are bigger than others"
"Obviously rooms further off the main street"
"All rooms are equally the same in quality (exceptional) and noise (very little)."
"There are an assortment of room sizes to meet your needs!"
$88 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesSouth DakotaCuster
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