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“Location, Location, Location & Nice Staff and Rooms as well” 5 of 5 stars
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Murphy's River Lodge
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
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Deer Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location & Nice Staff and Rooms as well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The Best Location in Estes Park. A quick walk into the middle of the town and a few miles away from the Rocky Mountain National Park. The staff was very accommodating to any of my families needs and the rooms were clean and my wife loved the soft queen size beds. My kids wanted to go to the pool instead of hiking in the park.... We compromised half of the day in the park and the afternoon at the pool when the daily showers arrived! It's also nice to wake up to a and have breakfast waiting for you. Highly recommend the Murphy's River Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your great review! I am glad your wife enjoyed the beds, we get a lot of compliments on them. I am happy your children loved our indoor heated pool and our complimentary Continental breakfast is a big hit. We hope you can come back and stay with us soon!
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I absolutely LOVED my stay at Murphy's River Lodge! Doug, Annette and Meredith are all very easy to work with and go out of their way to make your stay an awesome one. Rooms are clean, nice amenities and great beds! If you are on the river, you can sleep to its lovely song. Nice pool, hot tub and great continental breakfast! I highly recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your great review! I am glad you LOVED your stay with us. Meredith, Doug and I are always happy to help make our guests stay an enjoyable experience. Our river rooms are very popular. We look forward to you staying with us again!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

On our vacation to Rocky Mountain NP, we found this great hotel online; I cannot say enough about the hotel; the online description was accurate and pictures looked like they were taken from our room which was right on the river as advertised. We were a short walk to the center of town with the stop for the free shuttle right across the street from the hotel. You are right on the route to RMNP so it was easy to go into the Park. The management staff was professional, informative, helpful, and a delight to chat with. WE WOULD NOT HESITATE TO STAY THERE AGAIN.

Room Tip: the rooms on the river, we had first floor, there is a second floor set of rooms.
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Green Features: you could save/decline on daily towel and sheet change, as well as maid service.
  • Stayed July 2013, 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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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your great review! Our river rooms are very popular. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to you coming and staying with us again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The property was clean, well manicured. The rooms were large, GREAT beds and very clean. Breakfast was good and offered everything you need. The manager was polite and helpful. The hotel was within walking distance to downtown Estes Park which is great since there is limited parking in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thank you for your great review! We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have received a lot of compliments on our new beds and our complimentary continental breakfast. We look forward to you coming back and staying with us again!
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Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had the most wonderful experience while visiting the National Park. The staff at the front desk was very friendly, courteous, and so helpful..Our room,which was spacious and immaculate overlooked the river..This was a great location within walking distance to town and just minutes to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Continental breakfast was good, with great coffee and a lovely dining area. There was an indoor pool and clean laundry room as well. This is definitely a great place to stay.

Room Tip: Pick a room facing the running river..There are bbq's and tables to eat outside your door.Take a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for the great Review. Our staff, both in the office and housekeeping, do a great job to make sure everything is perfect for our guest. We are glad you enjoyed the coffee and continental breakfast to start your day. We hope you can come back and stay with us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

For the price, location, cleanliness this place can't be beat! Staff was friendly! Breakfast was good! Enjoyed sitting by river! Grandson enjoyed the indoor pool! The room was spotless! Had a walk in shower! Beds were comfortable!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for the great review. We are happy you and your grandson enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon
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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was a great place to stay while visiting Estes Park. Close to downtown. Within walking distance to dining and shopping. Only short drive to RMNP! The room we had was spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable. The employees and managers of the property were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was well stocked with everything we needed to start our day. I stayed here with my husband and 12 year old daughter and we wished we could have stayed longer. When we returned from sight seeing each night our daughter swam in the indoor pool. I would definitely stay at Murphys River Lodge again. My husband and I saw a huge Elk resting under a pine tree about 1 block up the street on our early morning walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for your great review! I am so glad you enjoyed your room and found the employee and myself friendly and helpful. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon!
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Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's River Lodge is located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park and backs to the Fall River. Murphy's was remodeled in 2011 and has a reputation of having the friendliest staff in town. Your stay at Murphy's comes with free wifi,free breakfast,indoor heated pool and hot tub,20 River front rooms ,6 pet friendly rooms and several value rooms for our friends on a tighter budget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge

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