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Rocket Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here on a trip to Rushmore for my mom's birthday. Our stay at the Rocket Motel turned out to be one of the very BEST parts of our trip. We initially only planned to stay here for one night, but once we settled in, we were so happy and comfortable that we changed our plans and decided to stay...

Thank Kristina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not alot of hotel choices during the off season so we booked this online. For a 2 room suite we paid $120. Beds were comfortable and rooms were clean. Very strong cleaning product smell that was hard to air out of the rooms. Bathroom was very clean and tiled 50's style. We had difficulty with one wall heater as the...

Thank Divecozumel
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here during a two day business trip and found it to be very clean and well managed. This is a classic style motel that was typical of the 40's or 50's which give you the basics for an overnight stay. We found the room clean and fresh smelling with typical appointments of flat screen TV,...

Thank Buttman73
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Very clean and fresh! We stopped there in a middle of the night on our way to Mount Rushmore. We really didn't expect a lot from motel, just a decent bed to spend the night. But were really surprised by cleanliness and freshness of the room, the bedding. And very very comfortable bed!

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place to stay. You feel like you are stepping back into the fifties. Very clean. Enjoyed our stay. My wife & I found The Rocket Motel on Trip Advisor. The reveiws were good & they lived up to it. I felt i should have been driving one of my old cars to complete the feel .

1Thank cruisinforty
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Nice clean rooms, affordable and safe. Well lit parking lot. We were late arrivals with no issues. Staff was friendly and courteous. I would definitely stay here on my next trip through. Hunters were very welcome.

1Thank Wendy W
Liberty Township, Ohio
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a blast from the past. An old style "motor lodge". The owners have spent a lot of time keeping the property updated and clean. Our room was spotless and even in the winter the grounds looked very well kept. We stayed in a King room #20. Our bathroom was not updated, but was very retro and CLEAN! The...

1Thank Karen R
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Good little hotel, kinda kitschy feel with the black/white color theme, simple value though. Bathrooms could use some updating, but it was sufficient for a one night stay. Easy walk to the little downtown strip with restaurants nearby. Unfortunately, we were there during the Sturgis motorcycle rally and had quite a few riders hanging right outside our room being loud...

1Thank Scott S
Reviewed 22 November 2016 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.

1Thank DMRManitoba
Erhard, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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.

1Thank BertFromErhard

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: $105 - $213 (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:
Rocket Hotel Custer
Rocket Motel Custer
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“We had the king room and had plenty of room in it.”
sherry13b, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 19, which was a King Room and perfect for us.”
risingwolf1, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can find cheaper but you'll never find better!!!!”
jrX5185TT, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Motercycle friendly”
M5313SKbobs, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms we saw were neat and clean,motel does have an incline parking lot but not excessive”
longrider1, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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