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Rocket Motel

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Manitoba
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty sure we have never stayed in a cleaner room anywhere. Small simple and very accommodating at 1/3 the price of the only other choice in Custer in November. You basically get a room with nice bed, bathroom with a shower, satellite tv, fridge, microwave, small desk area, and free wifi.

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Erhard, Minnesota, United States
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was perfect at the motel. In November most restaurants and shops in Custer are either closed or on limited winter hours. But we still had a great time with the locals. The Rocket is right in the middle of all the fun bars, restaurants, shops, and museums.

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Onida, South Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool retro hotel. The rooms were as clean as clean can be. Had everything you needed to stay for a weekend. Even got a discount at a local pub/grub for showing my key. Ownership was very friendly. I would stay there again without hesitation.

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Ruth ms
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the name and the bright red doors lured us in. We were sold when we met the owner great guy and very friendly. Clean rooms, newly remodeled with outside hot tub and visiting area with fire pit. Great place to relax and visit in the black hills!

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Thank Anna H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding restoration of this 50s roadside motel. Our very affordable family, two room suite, had an equipped kitchenette with fridge, two burner stove and non-retro microwave, subway tile, shower. The whole place was scrupulously clean. This two bedroom unit has the beds within sight of each other. Might be a factor for some. I was told the other units were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rocket Motel is a blast from the past with modern day amenities. Our rooms were spotlessly clean. They were in the back and very quiet, so we all slept well. Microwave and fridge were a plus. We left the car and walked to downtown Custer.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Needed a pet friendly, clean, mom and pop for one night. Fit the bill and more. Reminded me of the places I stayed as a kid, but remodeled inside with a flat screen tv, cable, microwave and fridge. Owner was super friendly and recommended a great place for breakfast.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Other reviewers don't lie - this place is clean! The retro decor is fun and I always appreciate a microwave and mini fridge in the room. The heater worked like a charm as it was a bit chilly while we were there. The hot water in the shower took me a bit to figure out and the door to the... More 

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Leicester, UK
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed here for one night on a road trip. Our room was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated and had all the amenities we would expect from a motel of this genre. The motel is in a good location within walking distance of downtown Custer. Coffee was available in the lobby in the morning. The road passes pretty nearby and the... More 

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South Dakota
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been to Custer many times and never stopped here. Just a cute place and great location. Everything was so clean and well maintained. The people were so friendly and helpful. Bathroom is a little small but and takes a bit to get the hot water but worth every dime.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range: $108 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocket Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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“We had the king room and had plenty of room in it.”
 of 5 bubbles sherry13b, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 19, which was a King Room and perfect for us.”
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“You can find cheaper but you'll never find better!!!!”
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“Motercycle friendly”
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“All rooms we saw were neat and clean,motel does have an incline parking lot but not excessive”
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