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1 room, 2 adults

Rocket Motel

2-star2 stars
211 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD, 57730, United States of America

City-center motel within easy reach of Black Hills National Forest
  • Free WiFi and free parking

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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The Rocket Motel is one of those throw back motels the the 50's and 60's. The owner has…May 1, 2021
  • We will absolutely come back to this place again! This cute roadside motel was simple...…Mar 24, 2021

Rocket Motel

from S$172
  • Standard Room
  • Family Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Rocket Motel


  • Heart of Custer
  • Black Hills National Forest - 25 min walk
  • Grand Magic Show - 3 min walk
  • 1881 Courthouse Museum - 3 min walk
  • Rocky Knolls Golf Course - 20 min walk
  • Monument Health Custer Hospital - 20 min walk
  • Custer State Park - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Crazy Horse Memorial - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 63 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping

Rocket Motel’s small print

Also known as

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This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Rocket Motel

  • Is parking offered on site at Rocket Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Are pets allowed at Rocket Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rocket Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Rocket Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Works (4-min walk), Dakota BBQ (4-min walk), and Purple Pie Place (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Rocket Motel and nearby?
    Rocket Motel has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Red rocket motel rocks
Motel was newly renovated, clean,and great staff were helpful and friendly gave good recommendations for places to eat and knew the area well I will definitely stay there again
Dennis, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
I chose this hotel because it had a 4.5 star rating, the best in Custer. This is not a 4.5 star hotel. It is an extremely clean and tidy place for certain, but the standard room is a matchbox with a substandard bed and no coffee maker. The slope of the parking spaces is something to behold. Paid $119 for this. Good location though. Younger people may find this hotel charming but older folks should think twice.
Nancy, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Stay!
One of the best decisions was made staying here. Close to everything (we walked everywhere for food and seeing the town sights). Clean, cute and the management was great. I would highly recommend it anytime you are close.
shanya, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Rocket is terrific! I struggled to see how a 1 star motel could have so many great reviews. Well, they were right. This place is immaculate. The caulking and the tile shine so bright, it looks brand new. The towels are not cheap like you would expect at a motel. They are luxe and soft. There are bed side outlets and a fridge and microwave. The owner was so friendly and helpful, you can tell he has a lot of pride in this place. Also, there are many great dining options within walking distance. Don't give it a second thought, stay here!
Jess, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Bed was a little soft for me and the shower space a little small other than that it was all good. U may want to weatherstrip your door, I could see light around the door, cold air in, heat out, just a suggestion fresh and clean
Dennis, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Extremely clean, as usual for them; property well kept and maintained and walking distance to shops and restaurants; staff friendly and pleasant...great place to stay, been coming to Rocket motel for over 10 years
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Nice retro-property reminiscent of a Route 66 motel. Room is small and taken care of. Bathroom was super clean. Power plugs built into the bedside lights are convenient for cell phone charging. Small fridge and microwave. Assigned parking in front of the room. Would definitely stay there again!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I was a bit wary of staying here but it had great reviews. I was worried for no reason. Impeccably clean. Super friendly staff/owners and perfect to walk a few blocks to dinner.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This was a great property. Centrally located to lots of the places we wanted to visit. Walking distance to lots of restaurants. The rooms are small, but worked perfectly for the two of us.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I loved the cleanliness and uniqueness of this motel. The only thing I didn’t care for the was how the porch light came through the top of the curtains which kept the room from being very dark-but very minor.
us1 night family trip

Rocket Motel