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“Incredibly helpful staff in a beautiful location.” 5 of 5 stars
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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1650 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-1466 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Incredibly helpful staff in a beautiful location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed at Murphy's during the floods in September. We also had trouble with our hire car which had to be replaced whilst at Murphy's . The staff were incredibly helpful,very patient, generous with their time and unfailingly polite during what must have been a very difficult time for them. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff worked hard to make sure that rooms were not flooded. Advice was given freely, the wifi worked during the whole time we were there( I understand that this was a real problem elsewhere) and staff were happy to phone the our car rental company as our cell phone was not working. The location is good and the scenery promised to be stunning. We shall definitely be making a return trip ( from England)

  • Stayed September 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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Murphysmrlandmr, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
We appreciate your kind words. It was very nice meeting you both.
Improvements have been ongoing and it is wonderful to see the changes such as 36 is now open and very easy to travel. Car issues are never fun, I hope despite that you still enjoyed your time in Estes Park. We do hope you will have the chance to visit again.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Really enjoyed the Resort and all the wonderful mountain views, Lake Estes location and the great staff that Bruce, Loretta, Melissa, Jessica and Co. provided. Have stayed at the sister property, Murphy's River Lodge, which we also enjoyed downtown so it was nice to enjoy their new Resort location as well. Two fine eating establishments next door (Resort provided discount coupons also) a liquor store and quick access to downtown was appreciated. All new bedding, fridge, microwave, flatscreen TV's, workout room and WIFI made this an awesome choice of comfort and convenience for all of us. Thanks for making our stay so great. We will definitely be back and also refer our friends. Thanks!!

Room Tip: The South Side rooms look directly out on Lake Estes. Their was also a herd of Elk (one set of twin...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Murphysmrlandmr, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your compliments, we appreciate it very much. Our house keepers our fabulous! Please come see us again soon!
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Ipswich, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Murphy's Resort in September this year for three nights just after the Colorado floods. The room was beautifully clean, extremely comfortable beds and very friendly and helpful staff. The location is great with only a short drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park and plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. If you are lucky as we were, a herd of elk took up residence in the grounds for a short while. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed September 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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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
We love it when we hear our rooms are extra clean and comfortable.
Estes Park is amazing and we are lucky our location is close to town
and that our views are spectacular. Many love seeing the elk and
the elk always seem to mosey through and around our property.
The elk love Murphy's Resort too!
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were so lucky to stay at Murphy's resort during the flood in September. Hardly anyone had cell phone service or Internet in all of Estes Park. The wifi was working here and the staff let us use their phone that was based on that. They went out of their way to help us communicate with the family and friends trying to get to Estes Park for our daughter's wedding. Jessica (who works at the resort) volunteered to do my daughters nails in addition to doing her normal jobs and relaying messages to our daughter from us and others trying to make it to Estes Park. Loretta and Annette are so wonderful and went so above and beyond that we thought they owned the resort instead of just running it. Loretta even volunteered to do the brides hair if a hair dresser was not available. They sent out social media inquiries looking for a wedding dress for my daughter since hers was stuck in Longmont, which was inaccessible due to flooding. Bruce, who works there, was also a comfort and help to us. Aside from the awesome staff, The beds were so comfortable And the layout of the rooms was perfect...there were suites that had a bed in one room and a separate room with another bed... Perfect for our big group with extended family members. We loved the decor also...especially the
Marilyn Monroe suite that had big beautiful pictures of her. the complimentary continental breakfast was great too! We hope to return soon to Estes Park and will always stay here!

  • Stayed September 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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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I rode into Estes Park on our motorcycles on the front end of the September 2013 flooding. We had planned to use Murphy's as our base for three days of day rides. The flood brought all of that to a halt, but the staff at Murphy's kept everyone well informed, dealt with the flood, and provided wonderful service. We spent two nights in one of the rooms without the lake view. It was nicely remodeled and had super heroes as the theme. Nice big ceramic super hero cups and framed posters on the wall. The beds were new and comfortable. We then spent one night in a lake-view room. Again nicely remodeled. We like having the motorcycles parked right outside our door.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysLodge, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you, our theme rooms help put a smile on your face. We hope you return on better days to enjoy a beautiful mountain ride. Our new phone system enabled continuous flow of business to best serve our guest. We look forward to your return.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stuck in Estes Park during the flooding, we left another lodge in danger and stayed with Murphys. We had stayed at their other place, Murphys river lodge, last year and found that one also excellent. This trip we found the newly remodeled Murphys Resort on the other side of town and picked them. Great service, great folks, excellent room with a view of Estes Lake,.

In fact,we had the room next to KellyP and followed the wedding progress as we could. It was great Friday when some of their guests made it into town, that really cheered the couple up! The crew at Murphys is the best, very accomodating, and we even saw again the crew from the river lodge, who had evacuated with their guests since that lodge is on the river bank.

We cannot recommend Murphys high enough for any stay in Estes Park, once the roads are reopened.

Room Tip: The lake view rooms are the best
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  • Stayed September 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, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Many thanks! This was a time to pull together. We were fortunate to have been able to house our sister lodge and others. We hope you return soon. The sun is shining, new days ahead. They have opened road for public entry. (recommend checking with C-dot) Look forward to seeing you again!
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Bardstown, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Recently traveled to Estes Park, Co. for a wedding...Yes, right in the middle of the 100yr flood. Had reservations at a local house that slept 20 that the access road got washed out. Fortunately we ended up at Murphy's where the managers and staff bent over backwards to do everything they could to help us salvage the wedding-which we did. In the end, we had a great time(although stressful at times) and made some good friends with the staff. Very accommodating and friendly!

Steve

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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MurphysLodge, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Yes, this will be a time to remember, both flood and wedding. All in all, a great ending. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Address: 1650 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-1466 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#6 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Murphy's Resort at Estes Park 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's Resort at Estes Park is near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Local points of interest like the Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park Conference Center and Lake Estes are minutes from this Estes Park, CO hotel.Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy being close to recreation areas like Rocky Mountain National Park that offers unparalleled scenery, numerous hiking and walking trails, lush valleys, a variety of wildlife and more. Several trails, horse stables and bike paths are close by. Hotel features include:Free continental breakfast Free wireless high-speed Internet, Some rooms are Pet-friendly. Guests of this Estes Park, CO hotel can also enjoy the seasonal outdoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, exercise room and children's playground during their stay.All guest rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, safes, flat screen TV's, DVD players and cable television. Select rooms also have kitchen facilities, sofa sleepers, whirlpool bathtubs and spacious work desks, some offer great lake views. Connecting rooms can be requested.Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Ample free parking is provided and can accommodate most cars, trucks or buses.If you are looking for countless amenities and inviting accommodations, Murphy's Resort is the perfect place to call home in Colorado. We are close to a number of attractions and have an outstanding staff. ... more   less 
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