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“GREAT place to stay and fun 50's theme, nice people, immaculate!”
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Rocket Motel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Custer
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I took the advice of my Tripadvisor friends and stayed here. They were right! This place is a Gem. It is a 50's style drive up motel, and decorated in the 50's style, BUT updated and classy. The rooms were immaculate, had a black/white theme, a micro wave and fridge. Bed was comfortable and the white spread looked brand new.
The people that own the place are down to earth and very helpful They suggested a great placce to eat and also gave me a 10% off coupon for several restaurants. Coffee was served all day long. And was not very expensive for such a nice place. Outside is also cute and had lots of flowers. Close to town, Custer park, and Crazy Horse.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bonnie L
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Excellent motel with an excellent location: in the center of Custer. You’ll find the entry to the Custer Park at less than 4 miles.

The family room 5 is composed of two connecting rooms (no door between, unfortunately). Three excellent large beds, spotless, nice bathroom, good wifi, easy parking, ... And all of this for around $110 per night (high season).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Citrouille
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We chose this motel because from the outside it looked cared for.

We were greeted by Brenda who went through the rates for the queen and king rooms. She also mentioned we could have a suite. As we were staying for two nights we chose the suite. It was a really lovely room with leather sofa and large screen television. The room was very clean the bed was comfy. I don't know what they wash the sheets in but they had a lovely smell.

Although there was tea and coffee in the reception area. I would have liked a coffee maker in the room

Brenda also went through some of the local places to eat with discounts if we showed our key. We took her up on a couple of the suggestions and was not disappointed.

All in all a lovely visit to Custer I would certainly recommend this motel.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Slimjudith
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Rocket Motel is a treasure. For those of us who enjoy mid-century decor, a treat. Every detail was delightful, as was the staff. The bed and linens were great. Very good location, convenient to restaurants, shops, and the Black Hills. The area is beautiful. There is a lot to see. We extended our stay for a third night since there was so much to see and we enjoyed the motel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 840Susan
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We spent three nights at the Rocket Motel during our trip to the Black Hills. The room was clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly. It’s located within walking distances of several good dining places. Theroom price at the Rocket Motel is very reasonable. Custer is a good location to stay when exploring the Black Hills, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore ect. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Book via phone directly with the motel.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed here on our trip to the Black Hills and then on to Yellowstone. Only stayed one night. Although the rooms weren't very large the property was very clean and well maintained. The owners were super friendly and very helpful providing suggestions on food and directions. The motel is within walking distance of downtown Custer, very convenient. Would stay again.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Absolutely loved the Rocket Motel, we checked in after having to move from another motel in town that had such a strong smell of cleaning powder in the carpets that it brought on a severe allergy attack. Going into the room at the Rocket was so refreshing the room was clean and so cute, the beds were very comfortable, pillow top Serta with soft clean sheets!!!!! Will recommend to anyone coming to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Additional Information about 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: $87 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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