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Rocket Motel

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Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The rooms, while small by chain motel standards, have been nicely refurbished and are clean and well maintained. The location is great and the staff very friendly. We stayed a couple of days while touring the area and would stay here again on a future trip.

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

This motel was AMAZING! We stopped at it just based on the awesome neon sign, & we loved our stay. The room was equipped beyond what was advertised (kitchen, two bed areas, eating table with two chairs), we were given a list of eateries that would give us a discount upon showing our Rocket Motel key, & every bit of...

1Thank ModernMayberry
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The Rocket Motel is charming. Our room was super clean, comfy, and quiet, even though it is on the main street in Custer. Everything you need is within walking distance. Very good water pressure in the shower--always a must! We were able to grab some breakfast and be at the Volksmarch right on time. We had a beautiful day for...

1Thank MarkChapin
Saint Joe, Indiana
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The owner went above and beyond to accommodate us. His pricing was great and the rooms were the best we have ever stayed in. They were IMMACULATE. We choose to return a second night. There was free coffee and tea available in the office. A number of restaurants offered a 10% discount on meals with show of key. If in...

1Thank Regina S
rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We appreciate it. God Bless, Don and Brenda

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I've stayed here before and reviewed the Rocket, so I'll make this brief. The Rocket is a great family owned and operated motel and you will be hard pressed to find a cleaner place to stay. The property is kept in tip-top shape and features a retro style. Room access is very easy, you just pull up to your door...

2Thank Goatesians
rocketmotel, Owner at Rocket Motel, responded to this review

We are so blessed to have such loyal return costumers as yourselves. Thank you for your business. Because of you we will be here next time you come to this area! God Bless, Don and Brenda

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 3 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 3 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 1 June 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 31 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

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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: $101 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocket Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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