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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was bright and had great windows and views of the mountains. The lodge was right next to the golf course, and the elk herds were down on the course! We liked the quiet and the privacy best. The location was within walking distance of restaurants.

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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night on a Saturday after hiking in the Rocky Mountains. The hotel was very cute, cozy and clean. It had a great cabin like vibe to it, and a nice balcony with a view of the mountains. We could see Elk from our balcony in the morning. The check in was really easy as was check...

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Hudson, CO, USA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my High School Basketball team for a tournament this weekend. Staff was great, rooms were very clean!!! Would definitely choose to stay here if I came back to Estes Park for a vacation!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Discovery Lodge is just right for us because we go to view the elk in October. This is the place!! It is a very clean, simple and rustic place, and comfortable enough for us. It's located adjacent to the golf course and walking path. The elk hang out there in abundance!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip was a sisters get away. The drive over Trail Ridge Road getting to Estes Park was spectacular scenert. Front desk staff very friendly and made great recommendations on places to hike shop and eat. No coffee maker on the room but coffee is available at front desk.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to venture Estes Park and were looking for something affordable to stay at. Discovery lodge was very conveniently located. We were able to walk to the downtown area from there (15min walk). It was a short drive to The Rocky Mountain National Park. The lodge was very clean and comfortable. It felt cozy. It was...

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Thank Singhpr
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They've updated our favorite room. Beds are much more comfortable. Love that it is pet friendly. Great value. It's a little out of the way from the center of town but we get treated to elk that walk by the grounds! We could watch elk from our balcony or go inside to a cozy fire.

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. If you're traveling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us.

Wakefield, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the BEST location in Estes Park to view the elk. The golf course was right out our lodge door where the elk like to hang out. We even had elf front and center from our room. We have stayed at the Discovery Lodge multi times. Booking early is highly recommended as they fill up quickly. Husband enjoyed fishing...

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight while visiting RMNP. comfortable, pretty quiet. Could walk to some shopping and restaurants but was easier to drive. Check in was easy, old school not a four seasons but clean and nice. Overall decent spot to rest your head

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to a friend. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent. The front desk person LINDA went over and beyond the call of duty helping us with every question and detail of our trip. The room was great with views and plenty of room at very fair price. I WILL be getting that room again very soon. 2 beds with a couch , fireplace , windows all...

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We will let Linda know that you were pleased with her service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $67 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel Estes Park
Discovery Motel Estes Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“For 2 adults, I suggest the King Rooms with the balcony. For a family or couples the 2 bedrooms with the fireplace are very fun.”
 of 5 bubbles E9316ZGlisas, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“THey let you look at all the rooms you want to pick your fav :)”
 of 5 bubbles susan4yah, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Best view of golf course(not closest) fireplace room, try to avoid a room with a room above-walk noise below.”
 of 5 bubbles larrysW8711PV, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“202 and 203 are not in the bigger 2-story complex”
 of 5 bubbles tiadora, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“310 mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles waynef473, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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