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“pleasant surprise;)” 4 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1220 Big Thompson Ave., US Highway 34, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Travelodge Estes Park)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise;)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed one night on the 15th of September in the handicap accessable unit. Unit was very nice, new bathroom fixtures, fresh paint. The new management of this hotel has made many improvements in the unit we stayed in. A good value for the money. The room had small frig, microwave and coffee maker. Management could not have been nicer. Estes Park is a nice getaway. Love RMNP and saw lots of Elk when we were there. The Fall Rd. visitor center is very nice and there resturant is a real treat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind review after staying in our handicapped suite. We are in the process of sprucing the place up as you noted. Our management is the best and makes a big difference in the quality of your stay with us. We hope to see you again in Estes Park.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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63 hotel reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed at this America's Best Value Inn for 3 nights while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. The staff was super friendly; anything we asked for (an extra towel, e.g.) was at our door in a few minutes. The building is old so you'll have some quirks (like a bathroom door that doesn't quite click closed) but the room was very comfortable and furnishings are clearly updated. Besides the bed, we had a table and chairs, reading lights on both sides of the bed, fridge, microwave and coffee-maker. The free breakfast was mediocre, but did include waffles. There are picnic tables and grills in the back and also a coin-operated washer and drier for guest use. The internet is strong and fast and the cost of all of this is about the lowest in town! In fact, we've enjoyed our stay here so much that we've already made our next reservation!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent three night stay with us and that you took the time to report your experience on TripAdvisor. Our staff is "super" indeed and makes a big difference in how our guests perceive their time with us. You are not the first to comment on our mediocre breakfast. We hope to improve on our culinary offering. Thanks for your detailed inventory of the room furnishings. We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit.
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We booked a two night stay at this property after stopping at two other places that had no rooms left. The front desk clerk was very helpful and recommended a couple restaurants to us. The room itself was dated but clean. Location was nice, being somewhat on the edge of town but close enough to all the restaurants and shopping in Estes Park. Mountain views were terriffic! We didn't eat the breakfast, it was just waffles and cold cereal in the very small reception area. There was a fridge and microwave in the room, which came in handy during our stay. Bed was adequate, shower had very low water pressure. Just another economy hotel!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for the comments you made in your recent TripAdvisor review. We rely on feedback such as yours to identify areas which need improvement. We plan to start updating the rooms in a process which will take two or three years to complete. We'll get that shower checked out right away. We are investigating how to improve our breakfast offering. We don't want to be "just another economy hotel" but the preferred economy hotel in Estes Park.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Our room was very spacious and super clean. The beds were very comfortable. The new owners did a great job renovating the rooms. The large Jacuzzi tub was great. It felt so relaxing after a day of hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Having a small fridge and microwave in the room was also nice. There is a large outdoor heated pool, shuffleboard court, basketball hoop and a kid’s playground on the property. There were also several BBQ grills and picnic tables in a grassy area. The continental breakfast was a little light. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Reasonable room rates. A great value is offered at America’s Best Value Inn at Estes Park. I would recommend this hotel and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for your very detailed review. We are working on our breakfast offering and hope to have it improved by next spring. We will look forward to your return visit.
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5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My Dad and I chose this hotel based on a couple factors. It's right in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. It had great reviews here on Trip Advisor. I spoke with the manager, Jessa, prior to arriving and she was so hospitable. I explained to her about my concern over my Dad's age (82 yrs) and altitude sickness and she gave great advice and mentioned an oxygen "bar" in town in case he showed any symptoms. I called 4 hotels that day and she was the only one that gave me confidence to make a reservation at a place I had no first hand knowledge of.

When we got there Betty at the front desk was friendly and helpful. We met Jessa in the lobby and she was busy working for the big weekend ahead. She had time to chat with us and give us the scoop on the place. The pool was big, clean and at a nice warm temperature. The waffle and juices I had at the breakfast buffet were as good as any I could have gotten at a restaurant. We got the 2-bedroom above the lobby and were quite happy. From what I could see the rooms were nicely renovated and though not as "new" as a Hampton Inn certainly a killer value. And my Dad and I got to shoot some hoops at their basketball court! I haven't done that with him since the olden days! C'mon Man - basketball with your Dad!!!

No review would be worth it's salt if some detractors weren't mentioned. The "Sara Lee" muffins at the Breakfast buffet were not very good. They were fresh but the product is poor. My Dad, who is a muffin fanatic, said these were "fake" tasting. Though there was probably a valid reason the hot tub wasn't up and running (cold to the touch) I couldn't help but wish I could have taken a "hot" soak.

There were great views of the mountains and that combined with all of the above make this an easy choice for our next Colorado adventure. My Dad incidentally never got any signs of altitude sickness despite romping around from 8000 to 13000 feet for 6 days. Thanks to Jessa for running a quality place and being very friendly at the same time!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
We are glad that Jessa, our general manager, was able to provide information to make your stay more enjoyable. She does a great job. We will try to improve those muffins so they will be more to your Dad's liking. I will ask our maintenance team to check on that hot tub. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us.
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice people. I would highly recommend this motel. Reviews must be 200 characters minimum. That is a lot of words. I had a great time....life is good. Still not enough characters....maybe this will do it.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
We take great pride in the effort our staff makes to ensure you have a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to complement them on their "friendly and helpful" service.
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Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place had nothing really bad and had a decent price if compared with other places in the area. The room quite basic. Breakfast included but selection totally insufficident to be considered a breakfast. No toast or muffins available. Just self coooked waffle.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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John R, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thank you for your TripAdvisor comments regarding your recent stay with us. We hope to improve the quality of our room furnishings over the next couple years. We have had one other comment concerning our "breakfast" offering. I am working with our management staff to try to improve the morning fare to better meet your expectations. Your input is appreciated.
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Address: 1220 Big Thompson Ave., US Highway 34, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Travelodge Estes Park)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn at Estes Park 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Estes Park
Travel Lodge Estes Park
Estes Park Travel Lodge
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