We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Discovery Lodge

GreenLeadersBronze level
800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Discovery Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Discovery Lodge
Add Photo Write a Review

685 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    336
    239
    63
    30
    17
See reviews for
197
306
53
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (167)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (685)
  • Mar-May only
    (180)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (263)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (147)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (95)
All months
brunswick georgia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are planning a trip to Rocky Mtn. N P check this place out first. the room we were in had a balcony and a panaramic view from two large bay windows that looked out on a lake and golf course.I am not a fan of golf but when you have to play with large elk roaming the greens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
1,163 reviews 1,163 reviews
177 hotel reviews
611 helpful votes 611 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived at 4:30pm on Sunday evening, check-in was fast and friendly. given room #403, two queens, in the lower building. Be aware there are several buildings. This is not a 5* Westin resort so if that's what you want, look elsewhere. That said, we thought the Discovery Lodge excelled at what it is: an affordable motor lodge. Room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Breda, The Netherlands
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here! We stayed here to have easy acces to Rocky Mountains national park. The staff was friendly and helpfull. We didn't have time to check breakfast, unfortunately. The room was clean and large. The bathroom was very nice, the taps were all robust and we could tell they put effort and thought into this, The wifi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Raymore, Missouri
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lodge was very sociable, the room nice and warm after a cold day on a motorcycle. The shower was hot and the bed comfortable enough. We stayed there on the way back to Missouri from Utah. Close to downtown and restaurants and a gas station right across the street. Missed going to the Stanley Hotel just down the block,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belton, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Estes Park only one night with a dog. We were very pleasantly surprised with Discovery Lodge. The room was very clean, just a bit small, the bathroom only had a shower. The staff was super friendly and very helpful! They had coffee in the lobby in the morning, no breakfast. Loved being lakeside with a balcony! Would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery Lodge is the best hotel value in Estes Park. Affordable, clean, well maintained, perfectly located, with a bit of rustic charm. Walking distance from everywhere in town and easy drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. It will be our mainstay for visits to Estes Park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindenhurst, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value, fun place to stay in Estes Park. We were only in town for one night and it was a nice, affordable option. I would stay there again. Staff was very helpful when making and confirming reservations. Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our place! We strive to be the best place in Estes Park! Our lodge is very well kept, our staff is knowledgeable and resourceful. We love helping our guest fin good places to dine and wonderful places to go exploring! We invite you to visit us again! More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning and reasonably priced spot to visit the Rocky Mountains. Our room was spacious and clean, we had good heating and there was also a fan in the room if we were too warm. Numerous elk wondered through the lodge and we could just watch them from our window. The lodge is in a good location for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We strive to provide the best service in town. Our lodge, our staff and our location are awesome. situated perfectly in the heart of Estes, short distance to lake Estes and at a compete walking distance to downtown! We love our visitors the "Elk". They come unannounced but everyone loves to see... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I also wrote a review on booking.com. The beds were comfortable, the views are gorgeous and the staff is exceptional from the front desk to maintenance crew. I also like that there is an exercise area for your pets. The rates are very affordable. I stayed here before over 5 years ago and was hoping for the same great experience.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! Here at the Discovery Lodge we strive to provide excellent service at affordable prices! We love it when our guest let us know how their stay with us was. Our staff is amazing proving our guest with the correct info on our town and the national park. We hope you come back... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best place we've ever stayed when visiting Colorado. The lodge itself is just lovely, and in the most beautiful spot. The accommodations are fantastic, and soooooo reasonably priced. This lodge is absolutely spotless. The staff is so friendly, and truly care about what they do, and keeping things clean and fresh. We checked in and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We absolutely love to read awesome reviews! It make us feel like our guest had a very pleasant stay. We strive to have the best place in town, our lodge is very well kept and you can't beat our prices! Our staff love to help out and suggest great places to dine... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

376 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (188)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (60)
Viewed
Room/suite (48)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Family/play areas (4)
Viewed
View from room (25)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (41)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (160)
Viewed
Amenities (2)
Viewed
Double Queen Balcony Room (26)
Viewed
Double Queen Room (21)
Viewed
King and Double Suite (37)
Viewed
King Balcony Room (20)
Viewed
King Room with Pond View (17)
Viewed
Large Double Queen Room (20)
Viewed
The Hotel (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (28)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay