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Rocket Rainbow

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“Cleanest, quietest, coolest and cutest!”
5 of 5 stars Trip Advisor

I have stayed and a lot of small motels in my life, however, the Rocket Inn is by far the cleanest and cutest. I have stayed there several times now, and it is the only motel I will stay in when I visit the area.

CLEANEST: It has come such a long way since it was the Red Haven Inn. The new owners have pretty much gutted the place and made everything fresh and new. The floors look like wood but they are the cleanest I have ever seen in a motel. So clean you can eat off the floor! Not only is it clean, they must use environmentally kind cleaning supplies. I have contact allergies and usually have a reaction from sheets in other places. In fact, I have been known that if I'm staying for more than a few days I will strip the sheets myself and wash them and use a vinegar rinse and put them back in the bed just to save my poor skin from a reaction. At the Rocket Inn, not only is it clean, it doesn't smell artificial and chemically, just clean.

QUIETEST: The walls between the rooms are super thick with I guess decades of plastering. The effect makes it very quiet and peaceful. That, along with the super comfortable beds, ensure that I have a good night's sleep.

COOLEST: there are two reasons this motel is the coolest. One, the air conditioning is quiet and very efficient. Oh and by the way, the air conditioning unit its very clean too. I usually bring Lysol to spray on the air conditioning units because they can smell musty. No problem here. In the evening however, I turn off the AC and open the window to enjoy both the cool breeze and the view of Turtleback mountain.
Two, the owners, Val and Cyd, are so cool and nice, friendly and helpful. I think because I was extra nice and stayed for so long and so many times, they even gave me a free voucher for a mineral soak at the local spa!

CUTEST: they make kitschy cool! They have honored the mid century atomic age motel with the decorating, making it cute without going overboard. I love the pattern of the bed cushion and runner.
They have landscaped the outside to make it a little oasis with plants, picnic tables, and cute benches.

I highly recommend this jewel in the desert!
Stayed May 2015, traveled with family

"Very nice stay ”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed February 20, 2015
We stayed in room 5 for several nights. The owners and staff are great and sincerely care about hospitality. The rocket inn is a small old motor court type of motel, but the owners made it very comfortable; the rooms are very clean, nicely decorated with details and quiet. The little sitting area off the parking lot was surprisingly pleasant and we enjoyed it. The town of TorC doesn't seem to try to be the best that they can be, but the Rocket Inn is an exception as they obviously care about doing everything as best they can. I much rather stay here than some of the the "historic spring " motels.

“Great Value and Overall Experience”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed December 30, 2014

This location is within a walk to downtown/springs district spots or a 3 minute drive. The proprietors are pleasant and helpful and keep the property clean and in good order. An overall great value with some quirky details that make it stand out from others in the budget category.

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“Say hi to Val and Cydney, they are great hostess's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We stayed for two nights at the Rocket Inn and would book there again if we were in the area. What you notice first is the interesting and immaculately clean grounds, then you look around and the bright and cheerful exterior just begs you to smile and relax. We stayed in one of the older rooms and were very pleased with the cleanliness and the instant comfort. Our hosts, Val and Cydney were very helpful and super friendly showing us the different places to visit while in the area. One night we sat outside in the common area and visited with some of the other guests staying at the inn. This was a nice change from the typical motel atmosphere. There is a reason the Rocket Inn was the only motel with NO Vacancy.

“Fourth Stay at Rocket Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

"We love this place! As before, the room was extremely clean, and charming. Also, the rooms have a small refrigerator making it handy for leftovers. Sydney, motel owner, was very sweet and informative about local restaurants. The motel is very conveniently located to both ends of town. We will be back."
Stayed October 2015, traveled as a couple

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“Wonderful find”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed October 18, 2014
Going south out of Albuquerque, we intended to stay at the Riverbend Spa in Truth or Consequences. All filled up but the desk clerk directed us to Rocket Inn where we spent the nicest evening. Val, the owner, was so friendly and helpful and passed out rocket pops to us at our cocktail hour( you know, the blue,white & red popsicles kids love) The motel was very clean and cozy with a great sitting area outside our door. To top it off, we were able to buy discount tics to the Riverbend Spa hot tubs! The hubs and I would definitely stay here again.

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“Great place to stay in TorC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11/6/2015

"We loved The Rocket Inn! Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Val and Cyd who own the The Rocket Inn are wonderful. Very helpful with suggestions and very accommodating with requests. The Rocket Inn also has pet-friendly rooms, so we will be returning soon with "our boys" for another fun weekend!"