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The Maxwell Inn

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553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent 3 nights here in July 2016. Clean room with newly renovated bathroom. Dana, who runs the Inn, couldn't have been more helpful, always with a smile, even when asked the same tourist questions for the thousandth time.They took over the Inn 2+ years ago and have done some major updating. Nice location on the edge of downtown & easy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Inn is in a pretty good location away from the hub bub of the downtown area. The room had a very nice bathroom but the rest of the room seems just a little tired. If they brought the whole room up to the level of the bathroom life would be good. Would probably pick someplace else if in town... More 

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Thank larry g
MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't think our place was special, however we really would've liked for you to offer this feedback while you were here. As it stands, we've got tons of excellent reviews, and it's all but impossible for me to "guess" which room you were in that you thought was "tired". I saw that you also mentioned the service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wouldn't really call this an "inn", but more of a motel. The room was fine, and it was nice to have the free breakfast. The location was also good for exploring the park. There's just not much to it, particularly for the price, which was more than we paid for luxury hotels elsewhere in Colorado...That may have to do... More 

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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

SwiftyGirl, We make sure that the pictures and descriptions of our property are up to date and accurate so that folks understand our place before they get here - but sometimes people ignore the description and pictures and create an expectation of their perfect hotel/motel/inn based on price or review score alone. We're a fine launchpad for the park, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My new fiance and I came from Iowa and we were greeted with kindness and given recommendations for local places to eat and tourism spots. What really got me was when we came back from walking around downtown Estes Park and we had flowers and a congratulations on our engagement from the Inn. We felt at home here, and will... More 

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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

Danielle - Congrats again on your special day! When you mentioned how the proposal and then dinner went, we had to do something for you two! Seriously what a wonderful memory and way to start a life together. We don't necessarily have the biggest rooms, or the most expansive facilities, but we do offer something for people that just want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean and comfortable. Maybe 3 blocks from town, which makes it nice to park the car at the end of the day and walk to restaurants. The Inn is also close to RMNP. Great place for a getway.

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1 Thank William H
MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

William - Thanks for taking the time to write a review about our place and your time here! We appreciate that you liked the room and location - being able to walk downtown is great once you figure out that traffic can get kind of hectic down there at times! Come see us again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is just a couple "blocks" from the main streets of Estes Park and close to RMNP entrance. A wood-fired pizza place sits directly across the street and their pizza was the best we had while there. A semi-remote feel, which is nice. Hotel was clean. My only issue was with poor treatment by owner. I have seen a couple... More 

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Thank Kerry R
MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

Kerry - I can remember two instances where you let it be known that you were unhappy, and they both revolve around very simple policies that were presented to you when you booked your stay. You called before your stay and asked for an early checkin, and I explained that anything before 1pm would require a $25 early checkin fee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly. Location is on edge of town just a bit, so very quiet. Breakfast was simple, but plenty of choices and more than adequate for us. Thanks for a nice stay.

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Thank lynnpani
MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

Thank YOU for taking the time to write a review! We've tried to make our place special and really provide a great launch pad for exploring Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park. We're glad you enjoyed the continental breakfast! Not having a commercial kitchen facility limits what we're able to put out, but we do try to make the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I absolutely loved the Maxwell Inn! Peter and Dana were superb and thoughtful, our room was spatious, and the location could not have been better! With just a ten minute walk to downtown town along the river, we were able to experience a pretty view without having to worry about parking a car. The ten minute drive... More 

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Thank Lauren B
MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

Lauren, What a wonderful vacation! It's seriously great to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much - and that you made the most out of your time here. Estes is different than the other mountain towns around because there is no skiing here, and that really means a different atmosphere than the ski towns. Everyone has a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came from Florida for our anniversary and stayed here in the cabin style room. It was perfect. The room is not big or updated but it's clean and has everything you need to be comfortable (for a couple). We stayed 4 nights and spent most of our days at RMNP (10 minute drive) and nights in... More 

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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

MVSimmons, Thanks for celebrating your anniversary here in Estes Park! People can get the most out of Rocky Mountain National Park by hiking more than anything else, as it's much more of a hiking than driving park. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time at our motel and that we provided a great kick off spot for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inn was perfect for us! Being able to walk to town along the river was ideal. Outdoor concert area along the walk had some great musicians playing 2 of the nights we were there. Our room was comfortable and clean. Having continental breakfast each morning saved us time so we could get to the RMNP sooner to start our... More 

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MaxwellInn, Owner at The Maxwell Inn, responded to this review

CTorrez - Thank you for the wonderful review of our motel! We mention it a lot, but our location is one of the best things about our property, especially if you're not familiar with Estes Park! Being able to walk downtown - especially when there are things going on at Performance Park, like you saw, is really a great benefit... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family owned and operated hotel, The Maxwell Inn is a ten minute river walk from downtown, is just three miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, and is centrally located to experience the best Estes Park has to offer. The cozy rooms feature handmade alder furniture, new mattresses, and comfortable linens and bed duvets. Our hot tub and flagstone patio are both a great place to relax after a long day in the park or after a stroll through the shops downtown. The owners are happy to ensure your vacation to Estes Park is a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Maxwell Inn

Address: 553 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $126 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Maxwell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Mountain Sage Hotel
Mountain Sage Estes Park
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#1 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
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