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The Maxwell Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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“The Maxwell Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We chose The Maxwell Inn because of the great reviews we had read. And it was not a disappointment! Peter and Dana were great; full of help and information. There ever presence in the lobby was warm and comforting. Unfortunately, when we left for home, I left my phone charger in our room and Dana called to let us know. She shipped it to our home and we received it the very next day! Now that is wonderful customer service and you don't get that at a hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Linda - Thank you for choosing to stay at The Maxwell Inn and for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband this past week. We always enjoy suggesting things for our guests to see and do while in Estes Park and then hearing about the days adventures around town, so we were happy to be able to do that for you two. In today's world of constant connectivity and technology, we understand that even a little charger matters. We were happy to be able to find and send it to you!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seguin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through Estes Park and stayed for a single night, but we enjoyed our stay at the Maxwell Inn. The room was well kept and quite comfortable. We stayed in the detached king room in the front of the property, and it has the unique feature of having high ceilings, making it quite charming. The hosts are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. The continental breakfast was simple, but provided a good selection of food to choose from. Undoubtedly one of the best features of the inn is its proximity to downtown Estes, which is a short 10 minute walk away along the river. At the same time, the inn is situated far enough from the road and is small enough that it feels cozy and quiet. If I was going to make a longer stay in Estes, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Maxwell Inn.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Inn. The room you stayed in is our only stand-alone room, which is quiet and cozy. One of the things we like most about this property is it's proximity to all the shops and restaurant and also RMNP. Like you mentioned, we are situated just close enough to town to walk, but far enough away that we do not have the road noise of all the Estes Park visitors. We hope that you get back to Estes again soon, and think of us when you are looking for a place to stay!
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Pilesgrove, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights in June and were very happy with our stay. Clean and comfortable rooms, easy walk to town, hosts/owners were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great. highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The room you stayed in is probably one of our most popular and like all of our rooms, we try to keep them clean and comfy! We are glad to hear that our suggestions were well received for your time in Estes Park.
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Covington, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hotel is meticulously maintained and managed with guest comfort and service in mind. The rooms are the right size. The breakfasts offer many options and may be enjoyed in the dining area or taken outside in the beautiful courtyard. It is strategically located on the west end of the City of Estes Park and closest to the National Park, but well within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants downtown. There is excellent hand-made furniture throughout the hotel and it is a joy to see and feel the quality and craftsmanship. The hummingbirds were a real treat to watch.

Room Tip: The view of the mountains is better from the upstairs rooms balcony.
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Green Features: The Inn's owners participate in the optional reuse of towels.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Stephen & Family - Thank you for your review and for choosing The Maxwell Inn. We enjoyed meeting you and your family, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Estes Park and at our Inn. Come back and visit anytime!
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Winchester, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We only had time for one night in this beautiful location but will definitely be back. The owners of the Maxwell Inn truly work with you to have a great experience. We were traveling back to Denver to meet someone at the airport the next day but wanted to go through the national park. One week prior our daughter was suddenly able to join us fro part of our trip before starting her new job. Although the room I had reserved did not accommodate 3 people, Peter worked with us to keep our reservation and have another space for our daughter. Danna and Peter are on site owners and the inn shows that they truly care about the property and their guests. The walk into town on a walkway along the river was enjoyable and took about 5 minutes... so we did not have to hassle with parking. If you want a good location, great bed, clean room with some new accents at a reasonable price this is the place for you. It will be even better the next time as Peter told me about some of the renovation plans he will be doing in the offseason.

Room Tip: look at the Maxwell Inn pictures online they are truly representative of the rooms we saw.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Tripp Family - While your stay was brief, we are glad to hear that it was pleasant. Whether it is a one nights-stay or a week, we try to help our guests enjoy their stay and their time in Estes. We love hearing that we were able to do just that for you and your family. We hope that you will return and stay a few more nights next time!
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Cape Coral, Fl
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently spent a week at the Maxwell Inn, and had a great time. It's a comfortable, quiet place, almost more of a B&B feel, and the young owners have clearly spent a great deal of time and effort renovating from top to bottom. The location was perfect for us - close to town but far enough out of town to avoid the congestion, and a short drive to the Fall River entrance to the park. Our room was tastefully decorated and comfortable, the renovations recently completed (so we were told). It was a nice place to "come home to" after spending all day in the park. I'm fascinated with hummingbirds (not very abundant around our South Florida home), and spent some time sitting in the courtyard trying to capture images. On one chilly evening, we also enjoyed the recently completed fenced-in patio with fire pit (and hot tub). Frankly, we also thought that their rates were quite reasonable. Finally, we concur with all of the positive comments made by other reviewers, and highly recommend The Maxwell Inn when visiting Estes Park.

Room Tip: We had the detached room at the front of the property, which affords a bit more privacy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
G&D - there is so much to do in and around Estes Park, and we liked to hear about your daily adventures in hiking, shopping and driving. We have upgraded and updated all of our rooms to a level, that we feel, makes them quaint and comfortable. So it is nice to hear that you felt that way about your room as well. We will try to keep the hummingbirds coming back until you can return to Estes! Hopefully, we will see you two back again soon.
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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great place to stay while in Estes Park, Colorado. My wife and I were very appreciative of the owners hospitality and friendliness. We enjoyed the fire pit outside on their beautiful new patio, and we especially enjoyed the elk that came to visit 2 nights in a row just outside our door.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Steve - the Elk must have known you were coming and that your wife wanted to take pictures, because he hung around for a while for all of us to admire! We are glad that you enjoyed our new patio with fire pit, it's a nice place to sit and unwind from a days hike or adventure. It was nice meeting and talking with you two, please come back and stay with us again some time!
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Address: 553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#1 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Maxwell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family owned and operated hotel, The Maxwell Inn is a ten minute river walk from downtown, is just three miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, and is centrally located to experience the best Estes Park has to offer. The cozy rooms feature handmade alder furniture, new mattresses, and comfortable linens and bed duvets. Our hot tub and flagstone patio are both a great place to relax after a long day in the park or after a stroll through the shops downtown. The owners are happy to ensure your vacation to Estes Park is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mountain Sage Hotel
Mountain Sage Estes Park

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