My husband and I took a cross country road trip recently and stayed in several different hotels...this is the only review I felt compelled to write.
When I googled hotels near our current location Cow Palace Inn was an option. I programmed the GPS and we headed that way. I read some of the reviews for the Palace and I must say, I wasn't expecting much.
BOY, WAS I WRONG!!!!! Or should I say, these negative reviews are WAY OFF!!!
On our way there, we did smell the packing plant... It was pretty gross, but what would I expect being in cow country? I didn't get even a whiff once we were there. They had ample parking, lots of lights, and it felt very secure. (some hotels went to, I worried about our safety) We were greeted by two very nice young ladies at the front desk who were very helpful. I asked about the kitchen being open and they said "we usually close at eight, but we can take care of you." It was 5 minutes or less to close and they served us anyway. :) I have to say that the food prepared by the chef is honestly some of the best food we have ever eaten. Not one ingredient was out of a can or frozen!! I couldn't believe it! We were beyond satisfied with our meals, the ambiance was cozy and
our server was great!!
After dinner we wanted to spend some time in the hot tub, (2,000 miles of driving does a number on your back) the tub and deck looked brand new! They have the hot tub and pool in this huge atrium full of live plants and rocks and paths... It's awesome!! Then we were off to bed! Up to this point, at the other places we stayed, we didn't get a great night's sleep. Probably our fault though because we have a tempur pedic bed at home and NOTHING comes close, especially in hotels. That is unless your staying at the palace.... The have the most comfy beds we have ever slept on away from home! (I read in one of the other reviews that they have brand new euro pedic beds in all the rooms.)
Well, I could go on and on.... I didn't mention the ice cream parlor (creamiest ice cream I have ever tasted!!) or the bar or all of the cool history on the walls, but I did feel I owed it to the staff of the Palace to write a truthful review. I have no idea where the people with negative reviews stayed, but it wasn't at the Cow Palace we stayed in, that's for sure!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Cow Palace Inn/ Rodeway Hotel Lamar
- Best Western Lamar
- Lamar Best Western