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“Lovely Romantic Getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ramada Monument
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monument
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Romantic Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

I am from Denver and I went to this hotel as part of a romantic getaway package and really liked everything about it. I liked that the room was cozy and unique and it had a little patio outside. It did not feel like a boring chain type hotel but more like a creative place. That made it romantic for us. My wife loved it too, especially the walking paths and the waterfall. We had dinner in the restaurant there and it was also very good. Try the diablo shrimp.

Room Tip: be sure it has a patio
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank charlie o
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
"cozy and unique". those are words i love to hear when someone describes Sundance! Thanks for giving us a chance to impress you, charlieo. And thanks for writing!
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abilene, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I was visiting family in Monument with my husband and we stumbled upon this cute hotel and were thoroughly impressed. The rooms had interesting decor and photography of Colorado Trees apparently done by the owner of the hotel, the grounds were beautiful with mature trees and walking paths and the food was excellent at the restaurant on site, Oakleys. It also has a boutique/artsy feel in the lobby and in the rooms. And it was clean and well run. We will stay here every time we return.

Room Tip: The rooms in courtyard seem to have a nice view. Some face the highway and could be noisy.
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  • Stayed November 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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Thank Rebecca A
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Wow! You really get it! Thanks for the wonderful review and for taking time to let others know about us. We are trying hard and it is paying off!
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Denver, Colo
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed for a couple of days attending a show in town.
Not your ordinary place - but it was clean - the property is unique and would love to see it in the summer.
The staff was very friendly and the restaurant & bar was good.
I read some earlier reviews that made me wonder about staying - but I would come back again anytime.
They are as "green" as you want to be - we chose only towel service

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scubamancpa
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sundance. We are a unique, independent hotel that does things a little differently. Many people appreciate our approach and the business is growing with repeat customers . Thank you for taking time to write and for coming back!
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed at this place on my way to a conference in Denver and found it so pleasant. The decor was interesting, the staff was friendly and it was very clean. I also found the restaurant full of happy locals! It is nice to see that it is an independent hotel too. I will be back.

Room Tip: ask for a room overlooking courtyard and waterfall
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank Jamie C
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
I am happy to hear that you appreciate all that Sundance has to offer, especially the staff. We do have the best staff in the world.
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Wildwood, Georgia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I was nervous reading reviews after I had already booked!!! lol.. but I was so pleasantly surprised! The staff was very warm, welcoming, and considerate of us being truck drivers they educated us on where, what, when, and how to walk to local nearby store, and places to eat, and for coffees. We ate onsite at the restaurant for late dinner and the food was average/good with nice price, good portions (wasn't fine-dining quality, but good) our waitress was very kind.. she worked her tail off.. but never approached us rushed, nor did she neglect us with appropriate service. We enjoyed walking around the very large estate, enjoyed the duck pond/lake and the brewery visit within walking distance was nice afternoon visit. Room was painted, cleaned, and décor in an adobe type manner accented with wood/cabin type décor. We loved it. Older tv, and mattress was pillow top yet not as soft as "home".. but for the price (it's not a $150 night accommodations) we was totally pleasantly pleased.. and we would definitely stay again, next time plan on enjoying the heated outdoor pool and large spa!! Was neat watching them shovel snow next to the pool that was nice, steamy and inviting!

Room Tip: We stayed on 2nd floor facing the mountains. Our room had balcony.. but it was small and we chose to...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shanl211
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write. Yes, we have a wonderful staff and lots of repeat guests who are on a first name basis with our staff! We actually have quite positive reviews compared to most hotels, earning a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. Looking forward to your visit again.
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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I grew up in the area and was back for a multi-decade class reunion. This property has been opened and closed more times than a book. Built in the early 70's, the most recent iteration has some nice amenities, but they still have work to do on some of the details. A bar and restaurant are located on the premises: the service was good, as was the food. The landscaping creates the atmosphere of a mountain retreat, although you are actually on the Front Range. Please note, if you have never been to Monument, this property is NOT in the mountains, despite the name and pictures on the website. There is also a pool and small gazebo, surrounded by the buildings that make up the complex. We stayed in two south-facing rooms, from which the I-25 traffic is loud and clear; however, you do get a great view of Pikes Peak and the foothills. I assume the east facing rooms are quieter, but there would be no view to speak of. The bathroom fan, which cannot be operated independently of the light, was so loud that you could not stand in or near the bathroom and have a conversation with someone more than five feet away. This was true for both rooms. The rooms are funky early-70's architecture, with which they have done a good job updating. One of the rooms could have used new carpet, as the thin piece covering the floor is worn down. The beds were comfortable and the staff was friendly. Everything appeared clean and was in working order. The continental breakfast is your average hotel fare, with cereals, hard boiled eggs, toast, bagels and coffee/tea. Overall, it's a decent place to stay, and about your only option if you want to be in Monument, but there are some other choices nearby.

Room Tip: Ask to see your room first, I believe some are still being remodeled.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DanainDenver W
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for writing and for your comments. Clean, good service, good food, nice decor, feeling of mountain retreat...I am a bit disappointed that we only got 3 stars. I do want to make a clarification: This USED TO BE a property "In Transition", with several owners since the 70's, but I have owned the property for 7 years and have done all the remodeling and upgrades. It is now a stable and very popular destination due to the wonderful team we have and our consistency. Please come back again!
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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107 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

When we first checked in quite disappointed in the location, condition of the property and the room itself. This is quite old and needs a lot of work. We were in Room 115, which did have an outside porch area and faced the pool. Our sliding door would not lock properly, thank heavens we had a large stick in the track.

There is a continental breakfast, wonderful coffee, however it was not replenished in a timely manner, could take over 20 minutes to get the staff to refill items.

The wedding was held at the facility and the staff did a wonderful job!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Deborah3302
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GEO-on-the-go, Owner at Ramada Monument, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
I am glad to hear that the event was a big success, but sorry to hear that you did not get coffee in a timely manner. We have had issues with our sliding doors as they need to be upgraded. Hopefully we can get that done soon.
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Property: Ramada Monument
Address: 1865 Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132-9066 (Formerly Sundance Mountain Lodge)
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Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Monument
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monument
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Monument 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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