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“Real Treasure in Estes Park Colorado” 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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Westminster, Colorado
1 review
“Real Treasure in Estes Park Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

My husband and I are native Coloradoans. While growing up, many trips were taken
to Estes Park....family favorite. However, we've just discovered Murphy's River Lodge
...a real treasure in Estes. It is completely renovated in a classy, warms you like-a-hug
way. The mattresses are wonderful! the rooms are great! Service is unbeatable! Location perfect and...it's easy to see that the owners and management are in sinc as
their philosophy to give the best value at an affordable price is evident. We proudly
and confidently recommend this wonderful Lodge and wish them every success as they
provide a true home-away-from-home experience. They say....location,location,location
is important. Colorado, Estes Park!! Murphy's River Lodge. What a Combo!

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

Had a wonderful stay at the Lodge, everyone was very friendly and gracious. I'm so glad that we stayed the extended weekend here. Thanks again for everything and will be staying with you again on my next trip to Estes.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

My daughter (20 months) and I recently took a mini-vacation with a friend of mine and her daughter (18 months) up to Estes. We stayed at Murphys River Lodge and LOVED IT!!! It has been recently renovated and updated. The rooms were clean and spacious; we had enough room for 2 playpens and the girls still had plenty of floor space to play and run around. The room came with all the necessities, including a VERY nice fridge, microwave, and flat screen. The best part of the room...THE BEDS! They were so comfortable that I wanted to take the matresses with me :) The location of Murphys is perfect! We could walk right into town and not have to worry about dealing with parking. I would HIGHLY recommend Murphys River Lodge. We will never stay anywhere else :)

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

Murphy's River Lodge has a rustic charm of a get away destination, yet they have updated for comfort and cleanliness.
Pillowtop mattresses and tastefully decorated rooms with Egyption Cotton sheets did not go unoticed by me.
The ease of walking distance to town, yet the quiet peace of the river to hush you off to sleep, makes this the perfect destination for a week-end or mid-week retreat.
I plan to make Murphy's River Lodge a destination that I will visit often.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Westminster, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

Had a wonderful night at Murphy's River Lodge. Very relaxing and comfortable. The room was great and the bed was very comfy. Enjoyed being near the river and the quick walk into town for dinner. Will definitely will go back and will tell friends. Room rates were great as well.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Murphy's River Lodge has been updated and is a great place to stay. We have 2 small children and the room was perfect for them to play in. The refrigerator and freezer came in handy for all the snacks and juice that we needed to bring. The beds were amazing they were Super comfortable to sleep in. The newly renovated room also had great natural light in the main room as well as in the bathroom. Loved the granite counter tops in there as well as the round shower curtain made the shower seem larger. We really enjoyed the short walk from the room into town. Not having to think about parking in town was a great feature of this place. We are a family who travels to Estes frequently and we will always stay here in the future.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Commerce City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised by the new owner's improvements to this lodge. The rooms are classic hotel comfort within walking distance of the main street. Estes Park is all about enjoying the adorable little town center shops and Murphy's River Lodge is a stone's throw from them. We walked to a yummy Mexican Restaurant and then enjoyed the town center Pub after. The hotel operators were very kind and we plan on bringing our extended family up for a visit just as soon as the larger cabin-style rooms are available. Thanks, Murphy's River, for adding to an already GREAT tourist destination!

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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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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