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Rocket Motel

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Really good value motel. Not much in the town but a few decent restaurants and ideal if visiting Mount Rushmore, and pretty central in Custer. Very clean and our room was recently redecorated. Wifi worked (so many don't seem to). Friendly owners. Only complaint was the door wasn't sealed so was a bit of road noise due to rain.

Thank LinChaloner
Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 April 2015

At first we stayed at the Rocket just because it was the closest to the main area of town. HOWEVER, the instant we opened the door at gazed upon their opulent decor, we fell in love. The beds are heaven sent, as is the couch and HUGE TV. The style is classy 50's. The owners are INCREDIBLY nice and down...

3Thank Kurt M
Hastings, Nebraska
Reviewed 10 April 2015

My room was quaint, clean and very well suited. The check-in and check-out was smooth and very easy. My room had a queen bed, a reading chair, small built-in desk and a bathroom. It was all very clean and basic amenities. It is located right downtown and I was able to walk down the road to get dinner and even...

3Thank rsalem713
Hastings, Nebraska
Reviewed 7 April 2015

It is well kept and the staff is nice and professional. It is a short walk to the restaurants in Custer. My only complaint is that the wifi is horrible. I could get my email but not really anything else as the band width was so limited.

Thank DowneastCornhusker
Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We chose this hotel because of the reviews and for the fact that is is "pet friendly". The proprietor is very friendly and was busy updating the non- pet friendly rooms. The hotel is appointed a bit like one would expect a hotel from the 60's to be. The room was very clean.The beds were not that comfortable in my...

1Thank Baccarro1973
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Although I stayed at the Rocket Motel two summers ago, I just had to return. I've already seen all the sights, explored the little town of Custer, and had absolutely no reason to return. Yet, several of the people I traveled with last time all wanted to visit again just to stay at the Rocket Motel. The charming owners, the...

2Thank msem1964
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

We LOVED this place! Awesome retro motel with all the creature comforts you might need. This is the real deal. The nice couple who owns this place has done an exceptional job of restoring and maintaining it. Clean as a whistle...we loved the cool tiled bathroom. The modern touches (like Wifi, flat screen TVs and cable) were just right. Lots...

3Thank Lydia S
rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your awesome review. We are so blessed that you were pleased. Our guest's comfort means a lot to us. We appreciate your stay! Thank you and God Bless, Don and Brenda

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I just spent three nights in the Rocket Motel in Custer, SD and it was great. The rooms are older and smaller but they are very clean and well maintained. I have stayed in three other motels in town and they were not nearly as clean or quiet. The owner / managers were very accommodating, friendly and polite. I will...

6Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Our stay in August 2014 at the Rocket Motel ended up being our favorite motel on our vacation. It was exceptionally clean. Even though our room was small we found it to be cozy. The retro decor was fun and the room included everything we needed: small fridge, microwave, hair dryer, and free wifi.

3Thank Kristi H
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

A vintage motel,with vintage decorations but all the modern stuff you need. Park at the door,comfortable beds,and have I said this place is as clean as I have ever seen!!! Run by a husband and wife team that are very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Custer.....we have stayed here 4 years in a row on vacation.

5Thank scotchlush

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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