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The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn

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1301 North Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052 (Formerly Cow Palace Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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224 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there in the beginning of June and we saw they were renovating. We were assigned on the first floor by the big parking lot. Some of the room numbers had been removed so we had to guess from the ones remaining. Everthing was working well but we saw there was still work to be done. One chair was... More 

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

Hi Sarah, thank you for your review of our Hotel. I'm sorry you didn't have the great experience that we would have wanted you to have. I'm sorry you had some bad information on our telephones. We did have some water damage when we were doing our plumbing remodel that impacted about 6 of our rooms. That has been ordered... More 

Rye, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to stay here for a convention. It is old and though reviewers said it was updated, I didn't feel it. The breakfast is OK. I think the atrium in the center of the courtyard makes the whole place very humid. The people are very nice and helpful, but that is not enough for the price. Also the phones... More 

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

Hi Sarah, thank you for your review of our Hotel. I'm sorry you didn't have the great experience that we would have wanted you to have. I'm sorry you had some bad information on our telephones. We did have some water damage when we were doing our plumbing remodel that impacted about 6 of our rooms. That has been ordered... More 

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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Okay, it is called the Cow Palace, so nobody should be expecting luxury. We happily stay there twice a year for years. The restaurant is always excellent, the free breakfast is always less than mediocre. Biscuits are good, don't ruin them with the gravy. Just look pitiful and ask over at restaurant for jelly or butter. Get a southside, exterior,... More 

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

Hi Grasshopp, thank you for your recent review of our Hotel. Also, thank you for the comments about the gravy, since I am a big biscuit and gravy fan, that bothers me and I'll make sure it is corrected. We make all our breakfast items fresh and I hate the thought of going to a bagged gravy just instead of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our family was traveling cross country and stumbled upon Lamar CO, which in itself is a pretty small town. We were attracted to the Cow Palace Inn by it's great lighting. (It was dark) The parking lot was well lit and quite large. The lobby was a throwback the the old west which was very classy and well thought out.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice words. Those are the things that makes the hard work of this major remodel worth it. I appreciate you enjoying all the amenities we offer at The Cow Palace as we are trying to create a unique experience for all age groups of our guests. Thank you again. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

Oklahoma
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119 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have stayed here on and off over the years. We had stopped because it was not being taken care of yet still pricey. I read about the redo. So we booked a room. It's nice. The mattress is a newer very comfortable pillow top. There is a 40" flat screen. Unfortunately it does not have HD channels. There was... 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 hear from folks who stayed here before and can see the fruits of our remodel labor. We are planning on new carpet this year, just waiting on ChoiceHotel approvals. Thank you again. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

Las Animas, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The glory years of this property are back. Clean as can be and very nicely remodeled, with a very nice pool and hot tub and a restaurant that is as good as any in the area. The rooms were clean with new mattresses and furnishings. The owner, Doug Thrall and his crew should be proud of how they have turned... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a long road during this remodel, and we will continue to work on the Hotel until finished. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. Hope to see you soon. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

Aztec, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great place to stay. The courtyard gives it a uniqueness that very few hotels have. Beds are very comfortable. The free breakfast is from a menu and cooked to order. We stay here occasionally and everytime we do, it gets better. Looking forward to the next time we are through Lamar, co.

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

Thank you Andrew for your kind words. It is nice to see folks appreciate the efforts we are putting into this renovation. It is a long road but we are excited to get it back to its "glory days." Thank you again. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have written reviews before about the Cow Palace. We stayed in this place when the previous owner had let it go to shambles. But since the new owner, this place just keeps getting better and better. The difference from about 6 - 7 years ago till now is remarkable. My family and I stay here about every 6 months... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the fact that you can see the progress we are making. It has been a long job, but well worth it. I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Not many Hotels cook you a free hot breakfast like we do. See you soon. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

United States
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93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great name for a place in Lamar, Colorado. The beds were really nice, and so were the rooms. Big TV, and kind of unique inner part of the hotel with the pool and huge area it was in. Has a lounge, and restaurant too. Would recommend.

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

Thank you for your comments. Come back next time you are in town and look me up. I'll make sure you never think about going across the street for a room. I want you to enjoy our pride and joy, and, our remodel efforts. Everything takes time, but we are getting there and just won awards for our steaks. See... More 

Mansfield, Texas
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were passing through the town on a road trip to visit family. We arrived at 18.00 and was checked in by "aflore". We were assigned to Room 306. However, when we got to the room, it was occupied. She said that it was odd and reassigned us to 312. The room was large and was clean, although the furniture... More 

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

I think your review showed up two times. Come see me when you come back to town, I'll make things right with your family. Doug Thrall, Owner More 

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