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“Quiet stay at dated hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Murphy's Resort at Estes Park

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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1650 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517-1466 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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“Quiet stay at dated hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at Murphy's Resort for her birthday weekend. We were enthusiastically checked in by Casey and given a room towards the end of the second building. The lobby had an odd smell to it but was clean. Ample parking was available in front of the room which has an outside door. The room was clean and well decorated. We visited the sauna which is just across the parking lot. The sauna water temperature was warm but none of the jets really produced any water pressure.

The bed was comfortable and the room was very quiet.

We ate breakfast at the in-hotel continental breakfast. The food was fresh and the selection was reasonable - yogurt, cereal, hard boiled eggs, danish, juice, coffee.

Overall, the stay was comfortable and pleasant. I knocked down the rating to three stars for three reasons. First, I paid $300 for the two nights. The hotel is rather plain and a bit dated. It is still off-season and the hotel was nearly empty. I would have expected to pay $200 for this stay. Second, the sauna was a disappointment with its lack of working jets. Third, the hotel overall is still a bit dated. It has been renovated but could use some additional updates to windows, doors, and the sauna area.

Overall, we had a nice stay and at a lower price I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place overall, service was amazing and the staff were very friendly! We enjoyed the hot tub area, playground and the free continental breakfast ( I'm gluten and lactose intolerant) so I was a little worried but there was no shortage of options, I was able to enjoy my coffee with soy and almond milk, hard boiled egg, banana and peanut butter YUM! They had complimentary candy, trail mix, and gum for kids, lots of movies and a workout are ( not that you'd need it)!
The room was very clean, and spacious, the bed are super comfy, and definitely liked having a fridge, coffee maker and microwave in the room!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 week ago
It was a pleasure meeting you & your family. Your input is appreciated. Its nice to hear from someone who's choices in breakfast items are crucial to their diet. We do hope to see you return. Your little one would really enjoy our huge outdoor pool come summer. Keep an eye on our new website for future changes. Thank you for staying with us! See you soon!
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Bruce and Loretta for their amazing hospitality during our 3 week stay in Estes Park. The lake view cottage was perfect and well stocked with everything we needed for our extended stay. The desk staff (Casey and Eliza) made sure we had everything we needed and always had a smile and a great attitude...thanks guys! The housekeeping staff always left the place clean and fresh and fully restocked. Excellent!! I will definitely stay at Murphy's again!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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MurphysHotels, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We enjoyed having you as well. appreciate your business and kind words. We now have a volley ball court behind the home you stayed in. We are looking forward to a great summer and hope you can come back real soon! Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we are lucky to have them. We feel we have a great team here, everyone works diligently to make all our guest experience the best it can be!
Thanks again!
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Arvada, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very family friendly environment with great views. We knew the resort had been recently renovated and updated. I must say they did an amazing job. Service was exceptional with a large commons area for dining and hanging out. The rooms were very large, clean and fit a family of five comfortably. The kids enjoyed the weekend playing on the playground and walking distance to the lake. I would recommend this resort to any locals or anyone traveling to Estes.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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MurphysHotels, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Glad you picked Murphy's for your stay. We will continue to make needed changes, keeping our rooms & grounds updated. we have only been opened since last July so we have more to come.Please come see us again this summer! Thank you for your review.
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Arvada, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent last weekend at Murphy's Resort and it was so awesome!! All around we had such a lovely experience! The room was super clean (and I'm a quite picky) and the bed was cozy. Our kids loved the play area with a nice swing-set, big boulders and open space for them to run. We loved to picnic tables that had a beautiful view while we enjoyed a cocktail & also a nice hot tub. The community room as great with a large selection of food. Murphy's has a great location. We walked to the lake which is super close and even out to dinner. We will no doubt stay here every getaway we take to Estes... it's such a great place!!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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MurphysHotels, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you so much. glad you enjoyed your stay. we look forward to seeing in the summer!
Please check back with our website to keep updated with all the changes we are making, our latest being a volley ball court! see you soon!
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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We found Murphy's from a Groupon offer and decided to give it a whirl. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of our room. We had asked for a king room, and we found that plus a leather sleeper sofa along with a microwave and mini-fridge. It didn't feel cramped at all and we could have probably comfortably slept 4 people.

You can tell that the Facility is older but it had definitely been updated pretty well. They offer free DVD rental, free game rental (board games and lawn games), use of grills, large indoor hot tub, and a free continental breakfast.

Everyone that worked there was really nice and welcoming and we couldn't have asked for much more!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for your review. We have made a lot of changes, the leather sofa's are one of our newest additions. We are looking forward to summer and will continue to keep updating our resort. We appreciate your business. Looking forward to your return, you will have to experience one of our king rooms with a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace & kitchenette. Thanks again!
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Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Perfect place for a relaxing weekend get-away! The rooms were immaculate and the bed very comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. The community room with daily breakfast was inviting and the breakfast variety was more than expected. Although an older facility, it's obvious that great improvements are being made and will continue. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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, General Manager at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for your compliments, we welcome and appreciate all guest feedback. Guest satisfaction is our goal, improvements/updates are a necessary tool for this to happen. I will be sure to pass on to our housekeepers your kind words,I'm sure it will be appreciated, they work hard and do a great job.
Summer is around the corner, hope to see you soon! Thanks again!
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Additional Information about Murphy's Resort at Estes Park

Also Known As:
Lake Estes Hotel
Address: 1650 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517-1466 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Rocky Mountain National Park > 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:
#4 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Murphy's Resort at Estes Park 2*
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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