Clementines Restaurant - The Cow Palace Inn

Reviews

Great Place To Stay In Lamar

This hotel is not a five star affair, but it is a reasonably priced hotel with a nice bar and restaurant and a great indoor pool, hot tub and garden area. Sherry, our front desk clerk helped us solve a minor problem with our room, and made sure we were getting the lowest rate (even lower than originally booked on the corporate website). She put us in a room adjacent to the pool. We would definitely stay there again. It may not seem possible, but there is a lot to see and do in and around Lamar, expecially for history buffs.

– Rick Aurora

Nice Find

We travel often between Kansas and New Mexico, and finding a nice place to stay can often be a little difficult in some of the smaller towns. After staying here, we will make this one of our for sure stops. No, this isn’t a brand new Holiday Inn Express, but we found the rooms comfortable, clean, and the amenities nice. In fact we rather enjoyed the hotel not being part of a bigger chain. There are some nice restaurants a few mins away downtown, and this location on the western end of town is the perfect spot to drive from the next day. My kids enjoyed the stay as well, and that’s saying something. Save some money and stay here.

– William B (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Great experience! Military friendly!

Can’t disagree more with past reviews. Very respectful staff and the food was very good! Slept well and appreciated the cleanliness. (The military can do that for you.) Very patriotic with American flags flying, made me feel right at home. Thank you for the military discount! Glad I saw it for myself!

– James R (Charleston, South Carolina)

Beautiful Surprise

I don’t know what the negative reviews are talking about!?1? We were completely happy with our experience at the Cow Palace. This hotel has been renovated and updated and it is a delight. The pool and atrium are gorgeous. It has a nice restaurant and all of the staff we encountered were very helpful and polite. I’d stay here again in a heartbeat! Ignore the negative reviews I honestly think they must have been meant for another location or something. The Cow Palace in Lamar is great! By the way, the person who said the pictures aren’t accurate is wrong too. That is exactly how it looked when we stayed in 2013! 🙂

– Jill M (Dallas, Texas)

Surprised Me

I did not expect much from a fairly old motel; however was pleasantly surprised. the atrium is such a nice feature, plus a clean pool and large hot tub. The restaurant was also very reasonable for dinner. Staff was friendly. We come through Lamar at least three times per year and have found a new stopping place!

– Chuck T

Stop! Read This Review!

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!!!!

– Meemsdeherrera

Just Fine For The Money

Clean, spacious, and just fine. The kids really enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub. Would stay there again on another hunting trip. Yes there are feedlots nearby, the entire town of Lamar can smell it regardless where you stay if the wind blows right.

– WiscoTex (Golden, Colorado)

Second stay at the Cow Palace

This was my second stay at the Cow Palace, although I was expecting to have a room in the interior of the hotel I enjoyed my room with the external entrance just as well I did on my first stay.

I just want to commend the staff for the extra services I received and their overall politeness. Everyone from the desk staff to Saloon staff, and especially the manager Vbanda (I believe). I will be back for sure whenever I’m in the area.

– Malik Fletcher

Pleasantly Surprised

A group of us from throughout the State of Colorado descended upon Lamar for a 3 day meeting. Due to our need for meeting space we were booked at the Cow Palace and after reading some Trip Advisor reviews my expectations were very low.

Upon arrival I checked out my room prior to accepting, and found it newly remodeled with paint, fixtures and a new bed which turned out to be one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. The check in person was friendly and accommodating. That’s when my expectations started changing.

Along with the good accommodations, we had several meals at the Cow Palace restaurant and again I wasn’t expecting much. How wrong I was. The cheese burger on Ciabatta bread was delicious. The steak was melt-in-your mouth and even breakfast was over the top with a great green chili. My colleagues talked at length about how good the food was, and when we had the opportunity to go to a different restaurant for lunch the gang decided to stay put at the Cow Palace restaurant.

Also, the staff we dealt with for our meeting space were friendly and very helpful – always asking if we needed anything and offering suggestions for meeting set-up, breaks and snacks. When we had a small mishap with a leaking water jug, the staff were quick to rectify the situation and had a replacement within minutes averting a big mess.

I highly recommend the Cow Palace Inn as a great place to rest with wonderful food and friendly staff. The current owner has put a lot of effort into upgrades and enhancements that will most likely leave the new visitor, like me, pleasantly surprised!

– Lars C (Westminster, Colorado)

Food Was Outstanding And Presented Beautifully

Thank you to the Lamar Roadway Cow Palace Inn in Lamar for the awesome week-end. The Lamar ” fifty-plus year” reunion was a week-end of renewal of friends in a friendly admosphere with excellent service from the staff. The food was outstanding and presented beautifully. Good luck to the “new” Cow Palace, we will look forward to our next reunion. Carolyn Peyton Chair-person of the “50-plus reunion.”

– capLamar (Lamar, Colorado)

We Would Stay Here Again

After reading some of the reviews, we were a little reluctant to stay at the Cow Palace Inn. However, seeing that all of the beds were new, we thought we would go ahead and give it a try. We’re glad we did! When I first sat down on the bed, I though on no, this isn’t good, but laying down it was WONDERFUL! My husband and I both had a very good night’s sleep – not often done when we stay at motels. The room was spacious and had a microwave, fridge, and iron. There’s only a couple reason we didn’t give 5 stars. The first was that the water pressure was a little low in the shower and the drain was a little slow. The second was that there was only one caf and one decaf coffee packet (each was just for one person) and when my husband went to the front desk, they only had one caf packet left. Picky? Maybe, but it’s something thats easily remedied, and lots of people like coffee first thing in the morning. Evenso, we would definitely stay here the next time we’re overnighting in Lamar.

– Tauser 1961

Great Experience Here

I had read negative reviews about this hotel so I was not expecting much but I hosted my mothers 75th Birthday party here and invited 43 people. The space was gorgeous, the rooms were clean and beds were comfy and the food was very good and I’m pretty picky! Don’t believe the negative reviews, find out for yourself!

– travelguruforu (Santa Clara, California)