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Rocket Motel

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#2 of 17 Hotels in Custer
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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Rocket is a very good choice for those not seeking a cabin. The staff was pleasant, let us check in several hours early and the room appeared very clean. The rooms are sparsely decorated, which is not a negative in a motel, but clean. The bed was comfortable and they provided a 10% dining discount at a few nearby...

Thank Karen Y
Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

When our family plans to camp in Custer changed, we were redirected to Rocket motel. I was a little hesitant as I am used to staying at Hiltons & Marriotts. To my surprise, this place was great! Refurbished with a rustic look. Also very clean. Staff is helpful & friendly. The owner, Don, spent time with our family sharing about...

Thank webejams2000 .
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Rocket Motel is a quiet little motel, privately owned and operated by a couple that are putting a lot of work and pride into their motel. It is a 50's style motel, very clean, very reasonably priced. Our group of about 32 people had a great time staying there, and our hosts took very good care of us. It does...

Thank John L
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We just needed to find a clean and affordable place to rest 6 pair of eyes for one night. Road tripping with six (2 adult, 4 kids!) is very tricky because we always need two rooms (expensive!) and finding a hotel to accommodate us with one room is nearly impossible. Rocket Motel to the rescue! l love that they're keeping...

3Thank MotherHens
Dysart, United States
Reviewed June 19, 2015

Do not let the "vintage" look of this hotel fool you..it is absolutely adorable, very clean, very well maintained, tastefully decorated in a retro style. Our room was perfect for our family of 5. We had 2 areas, separated by the bathroom and short hallway. The kids side had a double bed plus a single bed, their own television, and...

2Thank Shawn G
Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The owners of this hotel have done a great job of remodeling this charming motel, keeping it retro with its little red doors, new carpet, bedding, red leather ( Naugahyde?) chair, mint green tile bath...but adding the amenities .... Flat screen, microwave and frig. There was also a picnic area and hot tub. The owners were helpful and the beds...

2Thank WilsonCaineP
Danville, California
Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a nicely updated property with great owners and super clean rooms. It's a great place to stay and centrally located making it easy to visit all the local attractions (Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore and the park). Definitely recommend this as a place to stay in Custer.

Thank Mark B
Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed June 17, 2015

The rooms, while small by chain motel standards, have been nicely refurbished and are clean and well maintained. The location is great and the staff very friendly. We stayed a couple of days while touring the area and would stay here again on a future trip.

Thank Gene K
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This motel was AMAZING! We stopped at it just based on the awesome neon sign, & we loved our stay. The room was equipped beyond what was advertised (kitchen, two bed areas, eating table with two chairs), we were given a list of eateries that would give us a discount upon showing our Rocket Motel key, & every bit of...

1Thank ModernMayberry
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Rocket Motel is charming. Our room was super clean, comfy, and quiet, even though it is on the main street in Custer. Everything you need is within walking distance. Very good water pressure in the shower--always a must! We were able to grab some breakfast and be at the Volksmarch right on time. We had a beautiful day for...

1Thank MarkChapin
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $78 - $158 (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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“We had the king room and had plenty of room in it.”
sherry13b, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 19, which was a King Room and perfect for us.”
risingwolf1, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“You can find cheaper but you'll never find better!!!!”
jrX5185TT, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“Motercycle friendly”
M5313SKbobs, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms we saw were neat and clean,motel does have an incline parking lot but not excessive”
longrider1, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
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