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“An excellent place to stay in Estes Park” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Estes
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1240 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Tyrol Mountain Inn)   |  
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“An excellent place to stay in Estes Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We happened upon Hotel Estes when we got delayed on our hike through Rocky Mountain National Park and needed a place to stay for the night. I have to say that it greatly exceeded our expectations. The place is very clean, the rooms are spacious and well-decorated (I think the hotel was recently remodeled). My wife was particularly impressed with the nice rustic-style furniture. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast in the morning is excellent. Oh, and the view of the mountains from the hotel is indeed quite beautiful. If you are looking for a moderately priced hotel that's comfortable and friendly, look no further. If our travels bring us to Estes Park area in the future, we'll definitely stay in Hotel Estes again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for writing such a lovely review about the Hotel Estes. We did recently remodel the hotel and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the furniture. That is one of our favorite features. We look forward to seeing you again at the Hotel Estes.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stumbled across the hotel as our reservations in Grand Lake were canceled. The front desk help was very nice and friendly. The room was very clean and well decorated. We had a great view out our window of RMNP. What a treat in the mooring when we opened the binds to see what the weather was like.

Bed was comfortable and although bathroom was small it was nice and clean.

Very close to Estes Park downtown.

Will stay here again if back in area.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Estes! The reviews of the continental divide are beautiful from the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again if you make it back to Estes Park.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Estes.

Pros: The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was huge, with lots of storage, fridge, and microwave. Free wifi. Iron and ironing board available on request, but not standard in every room.

Cons: The playground area was mostly used as a doggy poop spot, and the equipment was not in good shape at all and geared towards older kids. Not at all safe for preschool age and under. We ended up going to a playground in downtown EP along the riverwalk instead. Their crib was also a very beat up pack n' play... the bottom sagged big time and there were holes in the mesh sides.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We do have an awesome staff. We agree about the play set. We actually ordered a new play set about a week ago. It will be at the hotel in the next two weeks and will be a child friendly, new set. Due to your review, we had our housekeepers sort through all of the pack and plays today. They did find one that was a little worn and replaced it today. We hope to see you again at Hotel Estes! Thank you for the input!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband & I only stayed 1 night here, but we wish we could've stayed more. The hotel is very convenient to town, maybe 1 min. from downtown. The room was very clean & the bed was comfy. I wasn't very impressed with the breakfast tho. They have cereal, bread, yogurt, pastries & unpeeled hard-boiled eggs. It was OK but I guess I'm use to a waffle station & some kind of hot dish, like sausages or scrambled eggs. But regardless, I'd stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the updates that we have done to hotel. Unfortunately we are unable to do a hot breakfast currently, but hope to have it up and going eventually! We will continue to do updates at the hotel all year. We hope to see you again at Hotel Estes!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We came into town wed and left sat. 4 days of comfort. They have a good continental breakfast. I asked for certain things and they were very happy to make our stay comfortable. We even saw an Elk walk thru the parking lot twice. Nice place to stay.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind words! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Hotel Estes and hope to see you again!
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and it was perfect. The pool was perfect for our kids, the staff was super friendly, and the rooms were a perfect size. The view from our balcony was spectacular. The breakfast was a nice perk too. We will be back!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for such a kind review! We truly appreciate the positive input! We look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Estes!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed staying at the Hotel Estes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was surprisingly good too. We will stay here again and I recommend the Hotel Estes to anyone looking for a quiet, friendly, place to stay in Estes Park.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Hochstetler, Owner at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review! We look forward to your next stay at the hotel!
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Additional Information about Hotel Estes

Address: 1240 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Tyrol Mountain Inn)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#13 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Estes 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Estes is located in Estes Park, Colorado, near Lake Estes, just 1 mile from downtown Estes Park. The hotel has sweeping mountain views and is just 5 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Hotel Estes has been recently renovated by the Hochstetler family and is now a family destination experience! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tyrol Mountain Hotel Estes Park
Tyrol Mountain Motel

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