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“The ROCKET AND MGR GLENDA are Class ACTS”
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Rocket Motel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Custer
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“The ROCKET AND MGR GLENDA are Class ACTS”
Reviewed September 12, 2009

We have stayed at the Rocket for many years since 1963 and found it to be the best value in custer. Glenda and her dog always made us feel at home. Rooms are spotless and bathrooms are VERY CLEAN due to Glenda's attention to detail no doubt.
I would not hestitate to take my Grandmother there so we all understand just how clean that would have to be do we not. Plan on staying there next week again so am looking forward.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

We spent 5 nights at the Rocket Motel (after spending 2 nights at another location in Custer). Great place to stay, rooms were clean (you noticed this as soon as you walked in), great "base camp" for seeing the sites around Custer, plus we were given a discount for staying so many nights. Would stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Durango
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2009

Although we had a smaller room the first night, the motel manager, Glenda, gave us a larger room for the second night. It was definitely worth the move as it had two doubles and one single bed and much more room. We had only planned on staying at the Rocket two nights, but Glenda was so helpful with our travel plans that we stayed four nights. I heard Glenda was being 'let go" so can't say what a future experience for travelers may be, but I would follow her to whatever hotel she manages next. This hotel had the bare minimuns, no swimming pool or hot tub and a slow computer connection, but it was clean and dog friendly this summer, 2009, even with a $10 a night charge.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2009

Motel was very small and has not been updated, but it was clean and that is all we wanted. I called 20 hotels in Keystone and Custer and this was the cheapest. There was internet, but it was slow. There was even a tiny refrigerator. The shower could use an update but was roomy. The owner was really nice.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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New mexico
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

Just spent 2 nights at the Rocket Motel. The room was nice and clean, and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was also very clean. The room was a little noisey the 1st night due to the people in the next room watching TV late and turning it back on before 6AM.

This motel was built around 1950 but has been well-maintained. It's not fancy, but is a good value for the money in the tourist region of the Black Hills. It was also convenient to all of the sites.

The manager, Glenda, is a very personable lady and has kept this place in good shape. I enjoyed the morning coffee and talks with her.

If you stay here, ask for a queen or king bed. Our bed was a full bed. It was a bit small for us, but we are used to sleeping on a king.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Midwest
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

The owner manager was very pleasant to work with. Plus we were given good coffee and apples in the morning. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2009

We stayed only one night, but it was clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff person (manager, owner?) was very nice and helpful. The price was reasonable and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a basic clean motel.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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