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The Estes Park Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel & Conference Center)
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Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Estes Park
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid almost $300 for it mainly for the location to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was very pricey for what we got. Only ate breakfast once and it was not so great so I would not recommend it. The room is outdated. The young people working at the front desk were friendly but did not know some simple... More

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am shocked at how much Estes Park Resort is charging for their dated rooms and shabby construction. The carpeting is tacky and old; the walls are paper thin; and the plumbing running through the surrounding rooms extremely loud. To top it off we actually found a bug made up in our bed........... gross!!!!! The front desk service is horrible!!!!... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you arrive at the hotel, you are immediately refreshed by the view. The hotel and room appearance is nice and clean. However, the entry way to my room had a strong odor of urine the entire time. The bed was very comfortable with the bedding and restroom clean. I might stay here again, but definitely not in the same... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unfortunately, we only had an overnight stay but it was very enjoyable with a nice view of the lake and mountains from our balcony. We ate in the restaurant which was okay but they were out of the featured elk steak.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I would not eat here due to the pricey menu, our stay was fabulous! The room was beautiful, well-stocked with everything we needed and comfortable. Kids loved the pool and the grounds. Just a beautiful setting and a bargain for the room as well.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great location and for families would be perfect! It is right on the beach at the marina and near a playground. The rooms are large and have recently been remodeled. The vanity and sink are in the room which is convenient. I think it is a little overpriced but would definitely stay there again.

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Aspen, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front desk agent was a one man show, but it clearly taking a toll on him. Slow service and explanation is they will get to it. Another guest ask for the lobby coffee to be changed twice in 20 minutes. No effort was made. When we checked in we felt like we were inconveniencing the front desk agent. The... More

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Wind Lake, WI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After much research, we chose this hotel for its unobstructed view of both the mountains AND Lake Estes for the 4th of July. We reserved a lake view room with a balcony. Beautiful!! Our room was located on the 3rd floor which most would consider the 2nd floor. The 1st floor was the basement with the pool and fitness center.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled right on Estes Lake, this hotel has a setting that is hard to beat. The restaurant has expansive windows for enjoying the excellent lake view. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Clean and neat. We did have some discomfort with the ac in our room, however, as it blew only directly on us in bed, so we barricaded the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading many of the prior reviews on TripAdvisor, I requested a suite on the 2nd or 3rd floor many weeks before our arrival. Upon arrival at the hotel, however, we found out we were assigned a room on the lower level. Turns out to be the basement. Really not nice. There is a walk-out "patio" with 2 chairs. But... More

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Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel & Conference Center)
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Estes Park Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel Estes Park
Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel And Conference Center
Lake Shore Hotel
Lake Shore Estes Park

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to The Estes Park Resort! The only lodging available on Lake Estes, overlooking not only Lake Estes, but also the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our Full Service Convention Resort has been completely remodeled, every guest room and public area has the finest offerings you will find anywhere in the area! Our Grand Ballroom has the ability to host up to 150 people for your reception, and larger amounts for your corporate events. Our outdoor wedding ceremony site will provide the most scenic backdrop available anywhere in Colorado and provide you with years of memories! Our Waterfront Grille and Lounge offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, along with Room Service, and special events such as Ladies Night, every Thursday, and a beautiful Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm every weekend. Experience the finest and most modern resort in the area, experience The Estes Park Resort. ... more   less 
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