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Rocket Motel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was reluctant to book a motel for the price, but rooms were scarce in Custer the week of our visit. The Rocket had an opening, so I took it. This motel didn't have many amenities and parking was limited; however it was one of the cleanest rooms I've ever stayed in. If you are looking for a clean comfortable... More 

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Goldthwaite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called a week or more in advance to reserve a family room. Arrived a bit late "weather" and they had the exact room reserved at the exact same price that was quoted!!!! Room 5 is a family room FREE from Cig and Cigar smoke!!!! Praise the LORD!!!. Our second stay with these folks and they and they're staff are GREAT!!!!!!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint and retro, but could use some updates. Owner left an extremely rude and angry voicemail after we left, claiming that we smoked in the room. We are all non-smokers. He also burst into the room BEFORE we checked out. Thankfully, we were dressed at the time. Maybe because it was the end of the season, but overall, the businesses... More 

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When they say CLEAN, they mean it,rooms are small but nicely decorated,friendly welcoming owners, they are proud of their motel and work hard to provide a good clean room at reasonable price.It is a pull up to the door motel,has a nice hot tub, fire-pit and covered outdoor eating area.Good location to downtown Custer and easy drive to Custer State... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Spotlessly clean and friendly staff. Nice to have coffee and tea in the lobby each morning before we hit the road to explore the area. We loved the retro look. We would stay there again for sure!

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Mason, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find in the Mt. Rushmore area! We were greeted warmly when we arrived early. Staff, possibly the owner was super helpful in getting us into our room as quickly as possible after a 19 hour drive! The room was very clean, we had plenty of towels and there was an option for a three bed configuration which... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent four nights in a family room at the Rocket in late July. While the rooms are 'compact', they have a very convenient 'covered cabana' where we gathered to play board games. The Rocket does not have a swimming pool, but the Custer City Pool is nearby, so we took advantage of that. And, the local Laundromat is directly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the motel is in the perfect location. We used it as base camp for three nights while we toured Sylvan Lake, Keystone, Rushmore, Custer park wildlife loop, etc. from the hotel we could walk to the coffee shops and restaurants after a full day. Motel is very, very clean. It's retro but not run down. Owners were very nice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute property and everything looks brand new. Love the retro vibe. Room was extremely clean. We booked the family room for 2 adults and 3 kids. Our bed was down the hall from the kids. There was a bed for our teenager and the 2 little ones shared the 3rd. Each room had its own tv. I just wish there... More 

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Berlin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat place to stay! Kind of a blast from the past. The room was very clean and I loved the decor. Could walk to many different places to eat, stores and a laundromat was right across the street! Owners were great. I would definitely stay here again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rocket Motel

Address: 211 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1433
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range: $77 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocket Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
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Rocket Motel Custer
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Custer
#1 Family Hotel in Custer
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