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Rocket Motel

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 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...

Thank Matt O
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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.

Thank Patty Z
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.

Thank Kathleen O
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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...

Thank Breanna S
Leicester, UK
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...

Thank Vicki H
South Dakota
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.

Thank sherry13b
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 6 October 2016

You never know what you will find when you unlock the door to your room at a Mom & Pop Motel. We were blown over by how clean and comfortable the room was. The beds and pillows were just like home and provided an excellent nights sleep. The Rocket Motel will be our home away from home when in the...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Clean remodeled rooms that keep the charm of the retro motor lodge, yet redone in clean fresh high quality bedding and bath towels. Very friendly owners eager to make our stay great. All at a very reasonable price.

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Richland, Washington
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This place is clean!! Having it located in Custer is central to everything we wanted to do. The cleanliness and the price made this among the best hotels we have ever stayed in. When we walked around town and drove around, we were very happy by about our choice in the Rocket Motel. The people are friendly and in fact,...

1Thank mccookrh
Kings Mountain, NC
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A throw back in time to the 50s. Small & quaint rooms. Very clean. Not much storage space but we only stayed one night and didn't really need storage. Flat panel TV, shower, no tub. Location is great as well as the room price. Would highly recommend. *I like my bed a little more firm. Just a matter of preference.

Thank Victoria R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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
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  • 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
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range: $109 - $227 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles sherry13b, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 19, which was a King Room and perfect for us.”
 of 5 bubbles risingwolf1, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can find cheaper but you'll never find better!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles jrX5185TT, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Motercycle friendly”
 of 5 bubbles M5313SKbobs, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms we saw were neat and clean,motel does have an incline parking lot but not excessive”
 of 5 bubbles longrider1, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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