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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rocket Motel

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Rocket Motel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
Bemidji, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“we loved the motel, and the location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

super clean, quality linens and towels. well managed

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

This is on the main drag right down the street from the restaurants and shops but it was still quiet at night because I think Custer is quiet at night. The Rocket was clean and the owners are very nice. We were on a 3 week driving trip and it was nice to be able to park right next to our motel room so we could easily clean out and repack the car. Also, laundromat right across the street! It is a convenient location for Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Jewel Cave. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

My husband and I just got back from 2 week car trip adventure....We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the Rocket Motel in Custer SD near Mt Rushmore...Custer is a cute little town--close to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, The Badlands and even Sturgis SD..Not only was the motel clean, clean, clean---but the bed was awesome!!...We stayed in about 10 hotels/motels on our trip and this was by far our favorite..The managers, Brenda and Don were great and so was the price...they also recommended places to eat and gave us a discount card for 2 of the local eateries..We would definitley stay there again.....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Divernon, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

My husband and I have been coming to Custer for many years and always stay at the Rocket. It's charming, convenient, pet-friendly, clean -- perfect! The past 3 years, we have come to Custer for the Mickelson Trail Trek, a 3-day bike ride in the Black Hills in September and are coming again this September. We get one of the family rooms and keep all of our bike gear in one room and we stay in the other room, with a bathroom in beween. Rooms couldn't be more comfortable, and we can park right outside our door. The owners and staff are accessible, understanding, and accommodating. The motel office is just a fun place to hang out beause of the 50s-60s furnishings and charm, with coffee pot almost always full! We can easily walk to everything in Custer, including a laundromat and dollar store right across the street! How convenient is that! The Rocket is a jewel, and places like this are vanishing way too fast these days! We don't want to imagine Custer ever being with the Rocket! Carole and Mike Chew, Divernon, IL

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Together with my sister and our husbands , we had reservations booked in this motel for 2 nights in the beginning of August.
This motel is located on the main street of Custer , and is a great base to go to Custer Park , Mount Rushmore , Crazy Horse , and much more.
We got the family room , and enjoyed it very much , clean and comfortable 2 rooms with bathroom in the middle , each room had a television and there was a fridge and microwave. You can parc your car in front of your room.
The owners are very nice people and very helpfull if you have any question at all.
Also got a paper with names of restaurants where we got a 10% discount .
I will sure be back on an other roadtrip.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Was surprised to find such a nice place that is a reasonable price. Stayed there an extra day because it was convenient. It was right on the main road in Custer, so a nice location. Had a steep drive so wouldn't stay there in the winter months. If you are going to the Black Hills of SD this is a great place to stay!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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lander, wy
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

Bedding was very clean and nice. Shower in bathroom a little bit rough with broken tile and left over hairs, etc. Not exactly what I am used to staying in but probably about right for the price of the room. I would tell you to be careful though. In our room, we had a metal lamp with halogen bulbs in it and when i went to turn it off, i bumped the shade and received a pretty severe burn on my arm. When I told the man in charge while checking out, he did not seem concerned about the potentially hazardous situation..... Certainly would not bring kids back to this facility but over all alright...

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Rocket Motel
Address: 211 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1433
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Custer
#1 Romantic Hotel in Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocket Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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