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“Quaint and Fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bronco Billy's Hotel

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Bronco Billy's Hotel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Quaint and Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at Bronco Billy's on January 8,2014. When we reserved the room, we asked for the Eat, Stay, Play package. This was the middle of the week and we paid $69 for a very nice king room, with 2 meals at the Home Cafe. When we both earned 250 points at the casino we got $20 back, so the room actually cost $49. You can't beat that anywhere. (We also just about broke even at the casino.)
The room was small, but great. It had everything you could possibly want-microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator, tv, comfortable bed with soft sheets, extremely clean, and good bath amenities.
The person who met us, Sandy, was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed meeting her. She really made us feel welcome.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at Bronco Billy's January 4th. The room itself was small, but it was so charming we didn't mind. It was also absolutely spotless! The hotel keeper was very accommodating and so friendly. This place is a hidden gem!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We went here to check out the casinos. Now Cripple Creek town where this particular casino is very quaint with great places to eat, shop and grab a drink. The one thing I liked about there casinos, is there is no smoking and the air is so clear. Won a little bit of money on the slots and the people were very nice. Will be coming back next time in the area.

Stayed November 2013
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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed Saturday night (September 7, 2013) at Bronco Billy's Hotel (room 8 at the end of the hall by the back entrance) and ate at Bronco Billy's Steakhouse Restaurant that night. The hotel has ten charming, upgraded, small (by normal hotel standards) rooms with two nightstands, a side table under a flat screen television and ceiling fan. The queen bed was comfortable, soft upgraded linens topped by a beautiful old time quilt. No closet, but several hooks on the back of the entrance and bathroom doors and a luggage rack and hangers provided enough storage space for clothes. The bathroom had one sink, average sized corner shower, with plenty of hooks and towels bars. Towels were bright white and fluffy soft and the amenities smelled great and worked well (shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, lotion and bar soap). The hotel building is very old (this is one of the original Colorado mining towns after all) and floors are creaky and walls are thin. We could hear the "birthday boy" in room 6 snoring loudly through the bathroom wall in the middle of the night - I guess he had a good night out celebrating. Check in and out was easy and the front desk manager was very friendly, professional and helpful. One of the better hotels in Cripple Creek especially if you're looking for some old time charm and don't mind a few creaky floors. I'll review The Steakhouse in another post, but will say it was very good with just one minor service issue - the timing of the food delivery (too fast).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place was fantastic. The staff was fabulous. Yes, the rooms are small but you won't care. The place was so quiet. The beds were comfortable and I liked the wall mounted flat screen tvs. I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I went to Cripple Creek again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelMaineac
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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed at Bronco Billy's for two days while exploring what Cripple Creek had to offer. As previously stated, the rooms are quite small and definitely not recommended for more than two people. The bathroom was quite nice and had all of the amenities you would expect. We stayed in 'room 1', located directly across from the managers office and right up against the top of the stairwell. Originally, we were very nervous about noises coming into our room, but, were pleasantly surprised with how quite the hotel was at night.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. I asked one manager if there was anywhere I could do laundry in town and she told me that while there was only one place in town that she knew of she wouldn't recommend it due to it being a little dirty. She then offered to do a load of laundry for me, which was really kind.

For one of the two nights we had booked the free dinner for two package at the steakhouse. I would definitely recommend this to anyone considering this option as that was by far the best meal of the trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on our anniversary Sunday Night, it was a quaint room right on the street. King size bed was a cute little room nice view, bathroom, flat screen, microwave and little fridge. We were very pleased with this place and will return again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bronco Billy's Hotel

Property: Bronco Billy's Hotel
Address: 151 E Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813 (Formerly Independence Hotel)
Location: United States > Colorado > Cripple Creek
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Cripple Creek
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known for our incredibly clean rooms and exceptional customer service, we sure hope you are charmed by our newly renovated rooms boasting lots of historic character with modern conveniences. In true Bronco Billy's fashion, you won't leave hungry since all rooms come with a complimentary breakfast. ... more   less 

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