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Rocket Motel

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Menasha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 June 2015

If huge rooms and big screen tv's with 1000 channels are what you want, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a cute, superclean, mom n pop motel that almost seems straight out of the 50's, then this is the jackpot! They have all the basic amenities covered, and they may not have breakfast, but they have discounts negotiated with several...

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

We are so happy to hear you will stay with us again. It means the world to us. Thank you! God Bless, Don and Brenda

Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Super clean, comfy bed & great price! The decor was cool & pink tile in the shower made the place. The old school type phone was a great touch too. Right in thr mix of everything so you can walk around town.You can't go wrong with this place.

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rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

We are the ones that can't go wrong with guests like you!! Thank you! God Bless, Don and Brenda

Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This was a great historical Motel! I felt like I had been there as a kid!! The rooms were done like the 50's but full of charm and warmth. Very Clean. Friendly and close to great restaurants and the Monuments . Charming town of Custer. It was a great stay!

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rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

It makes me all warm and cozy too that our motel took you back to your childhood. Thank you for kind words. God Bless, Don and Brenda

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I saw the reviews on trip advisor and we wanted to try something different on this trip to see the national parks. This hotel was welcoming and clean. No breakfast was included, but we received a discount at a local restaurant that the motels management recommended. The room was small in size, but comfortable for 2 people. It was close...

Thank beachloversmb
Black Hawk, South Dakota
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is the cleanest motel I have ever stayed at. Everything is perfect, the most comfortable pillow top bed and very high quality sheets. This is a neat retro motel that the owners have completely redone. They obviously have very high standards as I could not have found anything to improve on. You can always stay at a chain motel,...

Thank Mike A
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 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.

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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 9 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

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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
  • 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: €72 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocket Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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