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1st Inn Estes Park

1120 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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1st Inn Estes Park
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Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Junction, CO
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

A very clean, decent hotel for not a big price and in Estes Park that is refreshing. The girl at the front desk when we checked in on Friday night was very friendly and went out of her way to make sure we had the extra pillows we requested as well as a box fan from the office for our... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2007

I stayed in Oct 07, and found the staff to be warm and friendly. The rooms were neat and clean, not fancy, but very well kept. I was given information about the surrounding area and events, and given some great locations to view the elk, which proved to be accurate. In the morning, I looked out the south-facing window, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2007

I did not even get a chance to stay here. However, during my phone conversations the receptionist was very rude and disrespecful. And in looking at the other negative reviews, it appears that their bad personal attitudes towards customers is reflective in all other apects of the experience. Estes Park is too beautiful of a place - and there are... More 

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owner4winds, owner at 1st Inn Estes Park, responded to this review

I usually get complimented on my staff for their courtesy. I do know that my cancellation policy over the busy summer season has met with occational resistance, but once people understand that our busy season is really PACKED, they don't mind. Since this person did not even stay at my facility, I do not understand why they feel qualified to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

I was dissatisfied with our room because it was not very big, much smaller than was pictured. There was no air conditioning, it was sparsely furnished and three of the light bulbs were burned out. The swimming area was very dirty and the swimming pool was full of bugs. I do not know why they had a swimming pool if... More 

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Cleveland, OH
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2006

I stayed in the Budgetel Four Winds Motor Lodge for several days in July 2006 while I picked my daughter up from camp; she spent one night in the front room. I believe I paid about $100 per night for a 2-room "suite". The front room contained a full-size bed, a dorm-sized refrigerator, and a color TV (fairly new) with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2005

This hotel was not our intended hotel. We originally booked at the All Budget but they misbooked us for the wrong night so they were kind enough to find us a room elsewhere. It was tricky because I had a dog, two teenagers, and two adults who needed seperate rooms. They found a 3 room "suite" at the Budget Host... More 

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