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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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Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
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“Murphy's Resort - a great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a room with Marlon Brando on the walls and it was GREAT! The room was very nice and clean. We love the fact that there was so much to do there and there was a lake right next door. When we checked in the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a great place to stay and we had a really nice time. I would recommend the resort to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Denver, CO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Murphy's Resort on the last weekend of summer. They are conveniently placed near some really fun things. There's mini-golf, go-carts, horseback riding, and a few good restaurants. They're a 5 minute drive to downtown.

The rooms themselves were nice. The heater worked, the beds were comfortable. The decor was the typical rustic Colorado mountain decor. The TV worked, and they had a great selection of movies you can borrow.

They invite a local guitar player to entertain guests at the firepit. He was very good with a great repertoire.

Elk came down into the grounds. It was really cool. Our kids loved the playground. They have a number of games for adults, like beanbag toss and disc golf.

My only complaint: The wifi was very spotty, but that's typical for Estes Park.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, yesterday
We are happy you had a great experience at Murphy's Resort.
We have recently updated our rooms and a keep them clean.
We have over 1000 movie choices to rent at no charge.
We have tech guys that monitor our internet on a daily basis.
It seems that Estes Park internet service is getting better and better because of the addition
of boosters. We are extremely happy you had an awesome time at Murphy's Resort.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and the people who worked here couldn't be nicer. No matter what the request they wanted to work with us to accommodate anything we asked. Would definitely stay here again. They even included a great breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 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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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 2 days ago
It's so wonderful to hear you had a great experience.
Our staff wants everyone to have a great time at our Resort.
We are happy they were there to help create an awesome stay.
We do have an awesome staff.
Please visit again, Murphy's Resort is is changing and evolving
into a wonderful, relaxing and fun Resort. We hope you stay again.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night and was very happy with the motel. Old fashioned drive up to your door, which makes it very convenient. Rooms were remodeled with hardwood floors and new bathrooms. People who ran the motel were very friendly. Breakfast was included with lots of pastries, hard cooked eggs, cereal, bagels, and actual coffee cups! There is a big center complex with lots of things to do. We didn't use it because the main attraction for us was RM National Park. Beds were OK - could be a little more comfortable, but lots of nice pillows. Would stay here again.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 3 days ago
We are glad you loved Murphy's Resort. It is a great place to stay.
We have lots of games and activities. We are so glad you liked our
continental breakfast. We did get all new beds in June of 2013 maybe they
were not your firmness selection, but we do want you to know they are barely over
1 year old. We chose Denver Mattress and upgraded the mattresses.
We want our guests to have a good comfortable sleeping experience.
We also have new linens, blankets, comforters, pillows, and towels.
We hope you will come back and stay a few more days. We keep improving and
improving our Resort. We are happy you are pleased with Murphy's Resort.
Good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently held a wedding in Estes Park and a large group of family and friends stayed in this Hotel. I must say Loretta and her staff did a awesome job of taking care of us. From the call a few days before we arrived reminding us to bring our swimsuits and all the other activities on the property. The breakfast room was a great meeting area each morning and evening. They not only served a continental breakfast each day but continued to bring fresh food as long as their guests continued to come. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and if you needed anything the staff was on it in a hurry. Wood was placed in the rooms with fireplaces on cold evenings and supplied for the fire ring. Our party rented a lot of rooms that weekend but I think the atmosphere would have been friendly and inviting if we had been just one couple. Will definitely stay here anytime we are in Estes Park.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 4 days ago
Exactly what we like to hear. Loretta is amazing and so it the rest or our staff. They truly want to
make our guests happy. We are so glad your stay was awesome and that your group had a great time. We hope you stay again. We love that you have wonderful memories. Thanks for
the great review and description of your stay at Murphy's Resort.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Murphy's Resort Sep. 19 and 20. This too-short trip assured us, as Coloradans, that we will be back, it will be soon and it will be as often as possible. The resort is at the tip of Lake Estes, covers several green acres and is somewhat of a throwback to a different time. And I mean a throwback in the VERY best sense of the term! It has the feel and comfort of the era of family resorts of decades ago, with lovely, fresh new updates. The decor is current, the rooms are very spacious, clean, well appointed and just downright comfortable. To include very comfy beds with heaps of really nice pillows. You can walk over to the office and choose from over 1000 movie and game DVD's, get any assistance deciding where to eat, which hike to do today, rent a bike, etc. Each room has a table and chairs outside the door, and it's a treat to just open your door and sit and absorb the mountain air. The continental breakfast has something for everyone and is VERY convenient. The Lake is beautiful, and for those unable or not interested in the endless wonderful hikes and trails in Rocky Mountain Natioral Park and all around you... take a leisurely stroll around the lake.
The staff is quite obviously very carefully hired. The mamagers are a married couple, and their staff is as professional and knowledgable as a concierge staff in a 4 or 5 star hotel. Seriously. So just stay there and see.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 6 days ago
You got it. That's what we want to be a Family Resort. We also wanted to keep that old feel but add the new. Your description is perfect. Thank You so much for writing that. We are working at making it an awesome Resort. We purchased it in May of 2013 so things have changed and been
updated quickly. We are very lucky to have awesome managers and staff. Our staff really cares about making guests happy. We are grateful for them. We also feel so grateful to be close to Lake Estes and in the town of Estes Park. It is an awesome mountain town. We do hope you visit often and are on a first name basis with our staff. Good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect place for our family. We had 5 people and they got a rollaway for us which was super comfy. The hotel was in a great location and there were plenty of things to do right there at the hotel. Its not fancy but it was clean and comfy.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We are happy to hear you were comfy at our hotel.
Our staff is great about making sure groups of people are happy.
We often have large family reunions stay at our Resort.
We do love our location. Many love to walk around
Lake Estes, which is super close. We are grateful
our Resort is in Estes Park it's a great mountain town.
We hope you stay again and have another wonderful experience.
Good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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