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Rocket Motel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Fun little place. Smack dab in the middle of Custer so once you unpack and park the car, you can walk to anything else in Custer.

Friendly staff...owners were friendly, helped us plan our visit in the area and accommodating to our dog.

They allow dogs in certain rooms only, so call ahead to reserve a room if you need a dog friendly one.

The rooms are small...but they were just as expected for a 60's style motel. you park your car directly in front of your door which is super convenient. The rooms were also very quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a basic motel which was great for us stopping 1 night in Custer, the lady on the front desk was very helpful, the rates were very good and the room were very clean. The rooms were small but had all we needed, clean beds tv fridge microwave and a powerful shower. The wrangler cafe across the road is great for breakfast.

Room Tip: Visit the wrangler cafe for a great breakfast at a good price.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Very nice, small property that is well maintained and convenient to downtown Custer, shopping, restaurants etc. Would definitely stay again during future trips to Custer. Although the rooms are small, it is very clean with ample parking directly in front of your room.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We liked the 50's style of this small little hotel. Seemed to be owned by a husband and wife and they were friendly and kept everything neat and clean. We stayed in a very small room with not much space to move around the beds, but it was fun for two nights. Everything (decor, wood paneling walls, tile in the bathroom, windows) was of the 50's period, yet seemed very clean! That is VERY important to me!

Room Tip: I would choose a largest room possible next time.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

we stayed here the week of july 20th, what a wonderful clean motel, rooms were clean, owners were very nice and helpful, we had the family room that worked out perfect as we we traveling with another couple, i would highly recommend this motel to anyone

Room Tip: any room is a good room
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

As other reviewers have said, this is a very well-maintained hotel in one of the more fun, less insane towns in the Black Hills. It is Wi ithin walking distance of everything you would need. Clean, quiet. Under very good management. Not swanky, not expensive. A perfect roadside rest.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We enjoyed 3 nights stay at the Rocket Motel in Custer SD. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and retro. Only about a 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Great place to stay with many great highways for motorbike rides. Needles highway and Iron Mountain Road were superb.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rocket Motel

Address: 211 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1433
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Custer
#1 Family Hotel in Custer
Price Range: £64 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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