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The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 North Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052 (Formerly Cow Palace Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fond du Lac
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What was once a nice hotel in the 70s or 80s has been left to crumble in disrepair and will likely be another abandoned building only to be infested by bugs and stray cats in the coming years. (The bugs are already there). Here are some of the hotels "greatest hits" from my stay. -wifi did not reach room -initial... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning. Thank you for the heads up about your room. I did a follow up with the front desk, looked at the room and checked our maintenance reports. The room had been reported by our housekeeping staff as needing maintenance, and the report was signed off as completed by our maintenance person. It is clear to me that the... More

Fort Worth, TX.
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Cow Palace Inn from May 12th through the 14th along with my husband and three children. The service was great, front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean with comfortable beds and were rented at a really great price. The children loved the heated pool and tge hot tub was just what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words. Your appreciation for our ongoing remodeling efforts makes it all worth while for us, as owners. Have safe and happy travels and come again. Thank you again. Doug Thrall, Owner More

Genneteil, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

In no particular order... Large, spacious lobby No lift, so getting up a floor with large suitcases isn't easy Room is enormous... But compared to the size of the room, the bathroom was tiny. The room had no window at all so could be a little claustrophobic if you were here during the day - we weren't! The bed was... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your concerns with our Hotel. I'm sorry you had a couple of issues but please know that we are very concerned about your experience with us. I checked with the front desk and we had plenty of ground floor rooms available and would ask you to request what you would like to have in terms of... More

2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is not a place to bring your family. 5 Bolt locks on the door was a good indication it was not a safe place. Large crack under room door to hallway, allows for a lot of noise and no privacy. A/C very old and directly over bed, therefore dirt fell out of a/c vent and onto us during the... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi, first of all I want to tell you that I am so sorry for your experience at our Hotel and that I take your comments very serious. Having said that, I am a little confused about your concerns as we had a lady who liked that room so much she stayed with us for 3 weeks while on a... More

Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Granted, this hotel is in Lamar, Colorado, which is a small highway town in rural Southeastern Colorado. So we shouldn’t expect the Ritz. It’s basically a haunt for bikers, truckers and locals. However, the conditions, cleanliness, food and overall standards of The Cow Palace were pretty poor. The rooms were okay in terms of size and accommodations, but a real... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi Fishman, thank you for your comments and please know that we take them serious as we cannot improve without your input. I've told my staff that I love "complainers" as that is the only way to improve and move forward. We have been in a remodel for over one year and as you might understand, we have a large... More

Rochester,WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We've been staying here off and on for about 3 years, they have a sewer problem that they say they have been trying to fix for it seems like forever now and it just keeps getting worse!! I'm sorry but no more it's bad! When I was checking in the man ahead of me was wanting a different room because... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi Rusty, thank you for your thoughts about our Hotel. As a FYI, we replaced all the sewer lines in the entire Hotel in 2011 with new PVC pipe. Unfortunately, if the wind comes from the East, which is rare for Lamar, the entire area gets to enjoy the City sewer ponds. I can't control the wind but I want... More

Innisfail, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The atrium was very nice. The rooms definitely need an update, especially the bathroom. We asked if there was breakfast in the morning and we were told yes, when we went for breakfast we were informed we had to pay but got a discount. I like to have a clock in the room and there wasn't one. The air con/... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi Joe, thank you for your thoughts and concerns about our Hotel. I'm wondering if the front desk was called regarding your issues? We are in the process of remodeling the entire Hotel as it was completely trashed when we took it over in late 2011. There are 100 rooms and we do have many done, but I need your... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place just keeps getting better everytime we stay. The room was clean. the beds were soooo comfortable. The courtyard is so wonderful with the tropical plants. The staff is so friendly and kind. It was great. The Owner, management and staff are to be commended on what they have done to this hotel. It just keeps getting better since... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fine review. It is nice to have folks like you who stay with us that can see and appreciate our efforts during this long remodel process. It is our work of love and our desire is to bring it back to its once great glory for southeast Colorado. Next time you are in town,... More

Aztec, New Mexico
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stay here every chance we get. The people here are very friendly and the courtyard is awesome. They have been doing a lot of upgrades and renovation over the last year or so and the hotel looks better everytime we go. The rooms are nice and are very clean and smell good. Plus the price is very reasonable. The... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is nice to get a response from somebody who stayed here before we took over and knew how bad the condition of The Cow Palace was. We continue to improve and hope you continue to check up on us. Best Wishes. Doug Thrall More

Northern Colorado
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been going to Lamar for years as we have family there. This place has gone downhill significantly over the years. We recently stayed here and realized quickly we should have run out the door at the first sign of issues! They say they are pet friendly and it appears they are. There was dog poop on the upper... More

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DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comments but I would like to address a couple of items. With respect to the air conditioner, our system is typically shut off in December, January, February and March as the outside temp is below freezing. Each room has its own heat and air conditioner unit and none of the duct work is connected to... More

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Address: 1301 North Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052 (Formerly Cow Palace Inn)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Lamar
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn 2*
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The Cow Palace Inn has been a landmark hotel of Lamar, Colorado since 1972. It has mounds of tradition, a number of eating establishments; for breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as all the amenities of your traditional hotel establishment. Recently remodeled, and under new ownership/management, the Cow Palace Inn is well on its’ way of becoming the finest hotel in Lamar. An indoor atrium, lined with skylights, allows natural sunlight to filter into an extra-large, indoor courtyard complete with swimming pool and hot tub. A newly remodeled kitchen and dining area provides guests with exceptional dining and commendable service. Check out the espresso bar and the ice cream shop. We are proud to say that we have the richest ice cream sold in the State Of Colorado. We’re a proud partner of Rodeway Inn and look forward to your stay with us. ... more   less 
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