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“Always ready to go back!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Discovery Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
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Ozark, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
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“Always ready to go back!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We just spent 6 nights at the Discovery Lodge in July and can't wait to go back.
You can not asked for a more perfect location to town and the bike trails. We have stayed numerous times and will continue to use the Lodge on all of our trips. The staff is so kind and treat you like family.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks so much for such a nice review! Next time you come out again, let us know and we will give you 10% off your stay! Glad you all had a good time and were able to take advantage of our great location and bike trails! We will see you again soon! Thanks again and take care!
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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
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were not sure of this place but were pleasantly surprised about the location.
The motel was near the shops and a large Safeway nearby.
The Information Office was very near.
There was a lovely river walk into town from the motel.
It was also a good place to get to the Rocky Mountain National Park.
The room was large and clean, but was lacking a microwave and hairdrier.
There were no coffee/ tea making facilities (and being English we do like to drink our tea.)
However, Rebecca, the charming lady from reception gave us a coffee maker and was very friendly and helpful.
Good quality soap, shampoo and body moisturiser were gladly received.
There was coffee, hot chocolate and tea at the reception .
The room was very hot during the day and there was no air conditioning.
However, the evenings were pleasantly cool.

Room Tip: Great location. Very near the shops and restaurants and easy to get to the National Park
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and Rebecca helped so nicely. Next time you come, we will be more than happy to put the hair dryer, microwave, and coffee maker in your room before you check in! We will also give you 10% off your next stay! We can even supply and extra fan in your room as well if need be. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again and take care!
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15 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed in suite #201 and absolutely LOVED it there! The staff are extremely nice and helpful. It felt like we were in our own little cottage by the lake...however, there were 2 rooms above us. We did hear the people above us pretty good, but they were decent people that weren't loud at all. We would definitely stay there again....you can take the free shuttle into town or walk. LOVED the little pond....very relaxing.

Room Tip: Suite #201 is two rooms....one room has two queen beds and the main room has a king bed with a firep...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks so much for your review Cynthy! 201 is one of our favorites! It really does feel cozy! Next time you come out, maybe you could stay in our other suite 104. Also with two bedrooms and fireplace. The pond also has fish in it, if you didn't know already! You're welcome to fish there as well. Thanks again for you nice review! The next trip you plan to come to Estes, please consider us! We will give you 10% off your next stay! Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks and take care!
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Enjoyed our one night stay at Discovery Lodge. The price was very reasonable and the room was clean and adequately appointed. Anyone considering this hotel needs to understand that this property is NOT air conditioned. We knew this in advance. The temperature in the 60s and 70s so it didn't bother me although my spouse was hot. There was a box fan in the room that worked great but was noisy. Cooled down enough to be comfortable by 11pm.

The location is great, just a short drive to town. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They answered all my questions and provided great suggestions for restaurants and activities.

We really enjoyed this property and would stay here again if we are ever in Estes Park.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks for the review! We do tell people in advance, especially in the hot seasons, that we do not have air conditioning. But we do have two rooms that do have it! You're welcome to ask for these for your next visit. We can also provide more box fans as well. Glad you had a great time with our suggestions! Next time you come to Estes, stay with us and we will give you 10% off your stay! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again!
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Great location great service the staff are supper nice. And if you get a chance to meet teddy make sure you give him the attention he craves. The only thing it was missing is water in the pool and a microwave in my room. Other than that it was worth the stay. We stayed for about a week with no problems.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks so much for your nice review! We are glad you had such a great time. Teddy IS a character to say the least. He is sitting right here actually! He will certainly be here the next time you come see us. We can also put a microwave in your room by request! The next time you plan a trip to Estes, stay with us and we will give you 10% off your stay! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again! Take care!
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Great Bend, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Thanks for a great stay at the Discovery Lodge! Clean, Affordable and Great Staff...couldn't have asked for more. Would highly recommend this for your next stay in Estes Park, CO. Close to downtown...Perfect location! Visitors are from Kansas!

  • Stayed July 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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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks so much for such a nice review! We really appreciate it! The next time you plan another visit to Estes, stay with us! We will give you 10% off your stay for leaving such a nice review! We look forward to seeing you again, thanks again! Take care! Hope all is well in Kansas!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Friendly and helpful staff. They gave us the low down on local spots. There was a very nice lake on the property with ducks and large fish which the kids really enjoyed. As well, the location close to down town made it easy for our teens to explore the local shops. The lodge was well appointed with
magazines, books, pamplets on local places of interest, board games, and even a guitar! All in all we
felt it was a good value for the price and the staff were all very nice and probably the main reason we
would recommend this location to friends and family and revisit ourselves. The Rocky Mountain National Forest was very close by as well as some excellent hiking areas outside of the park. There
was also a large grocery store and gas stations close by which was very convienent. My only complaint was we couldn't stay longer and we are already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks so much for your great review! We all really appreciate it. We are so glad that everything was accomidating for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again! Wish you could have stayed longer too! But next time, we are going to give you 10% your stay. Thanks again! Take care!
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Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#10 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#13 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discovery Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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