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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were taking a last minute trip to Estes park and did not want to pay the over 300. dollars a night that all the rest were asking. So I can say thank you to 1st Inn for not following suite and uping your prices for last minute travelers. Although I only rated it a 2, it was not as...

Thank huskertravelers
Kim K, Guest Relations Manager at 1st Inn Estes Park, responded to this review

We are glad that you found our property to be economical. We are undergoing some changes and we hope that they will show. Thank you for the review. We hope to see you the next time you are in Estes Park.

Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 8pm. Front desk person was totally awful just as previous reviews mention. My guess is she is a family member of owner because no business owner would hire such a foul person working a customer service postion. It was almost comical how horrible and rude she was. We checked in first, as she got our room key...

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Kim K, Guest Relations Manager at 1st Inn Estes Park, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had a bad experience with the front desk agent. We will make sure that this issue is addressed. We understand the importance of excellent customer service and this is what we strive to have. Thank you for letting us know. I hope you will give us another chance in the future.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Terrible, terrible, terrible. My husband and I got the Estes Park a day early (we had reservations at the Stanley Hotel the next night) and were looking for a cheap place to stay. We had been camping most of the way during our trip, but decided that since it was a bit cooler we'd take it inside for a night...

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Me and my mom where exploring Rocky Mountain National Park and decided to stay in a hotel on the Estes Park side the day before our hiking trip in the wild basin area of the park, this was one of the few places that actually had rooms available. The room was clean and the beds were comfy, the front desk...

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Kim K, Guest Relations Manager at 1st Inn Estes Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am glad you found the service to be good and your room clean. We hope to see you again in the future.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed August 21, 2016

$110 per night got room with ants all over bed. They were "kind" enough to move us to another room in which TV did not work. Major Dump ---- Stay away, spend a little extra to be happy and enjoy Estes Park. This place sucks - PS. Sleep in your car before you spend money here....

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Denver area
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Because of all the terrible reviews I read, I knew pretty much what to expect. We made reservations here because we couldn't find anywhere else to stay without paying a fortune. The reason is we made a last-minute decision to stay over night in Estes Park so we could have a close drive to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park at night...

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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Almost everything in the motel is up to standard for two stars. Clean comfortable bed, clean room, working bathroom, quiet place. The only problem we had was the customer service from the front desk, the lady could take some course on hospitality customer service or common basic courtesy.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The only reason this business is still open is for when all other accommodations are fully booked for an event, like the Rocky Mountain 1/2 Marathon. When we checked in the manager was incredibly impatient & rude to the couple in front of us visiting from out of the country. She then proceeded to get in a loud verbal disagreement...

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North Logan, Utah
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Sadly, this motel is in very poor repair. If something is broken it is not getting fixed, or at least not quickly. There was no wifi while we were there, despite it being advertised on booking. I think it was fixed by the time we left but it had been out for a while. The ice machine was broken, the...

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE!TERRIBLE!! please, be aware it before you even think to book this motel! It doesn’t have ANYTHING!!!! On the pictures of motel show microwave, refrigerator. But remember-you DON’T HAVE IT! Lady at front desk said she’s fighting with website about it! It’s her words- “fighting with website “to take away any “luxury” things from motel descriptions, like “refrigerator, microwave,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about 1st Inn Estes Park

Address: 1120 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8924
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $62 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — 1st Inn Estes Park 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“All seem the same”
 of 5 bubbles huskertravelers, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“Next door is a hotel pub that is much nicer”
 of 5 bubbles haworth1, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles jessicat783, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this!”
 of 5 bubbles 154elenah, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi doesn't work at all, dirty rooms, poor service”
 of 5 bubbles carlajean42, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
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