We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn

2.0 of 5
Hotel website
Hotel deals
1301 North Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052 (Formerly Cow Palace Inn)
Special Offer
Choice Privileges Points
The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    18
    10
    8
    17
See reviews for
31
15
2
11
Rating summary
  • 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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (82)
  • Mar-May only
    (21)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (23)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oklahoma
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
48 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Animas, Colorado
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aztec, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
United States
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mansfield, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My family and I stayed at the cow palace and had a good experience. With young kids the heated pool was a big plus! Having a restaurant on site made it convenient. The service at the front desk was helpful. We will definitely stay again when passing through Lamar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Centennial, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I grew up in Southeastern Colorado and my parents still live there. Recently my Mom celebrated her 90th Birthday and I made sure my family and all of my grow children and spouses we able to be there. Because of the number of us, I booked us all into The Cow Palace Inn in Lamar, Colorado. It was a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
DAT52, Owner at The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hi Craig, thank you for your kind words. I'm really glad your family could gather at the Cow Palace and enjoy our ongoing labor of love regarding the remodel. I'm also glad to hear how much you enjoyed our new breakfast concept. I think we are the only Hotel that prepares a free home cooked breakfast for our guests. Nothing... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question