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Hotel Estes
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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“Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Room are clean/comfortable, decent sized although the bathroom is somewhat cramped. Did not use the pool. Great staff, Sara got me out of a bind. Adequate continental breakfast, Good location and close to downtown Estes and RMNP.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank Jeff C
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We will pass on the compliment to Sarah.
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Based on what we had seen we were expecting the typical "road side motel" type property but were pleasantly surprised. We were told at check in that the place was under new ownership and they were remodeling and refurbishing. Our room was nicely appointed and the mattress was fantastic. There are complimentary snacks and water bottles available in the lobby all day. The property is perfectly situated far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main drag but close enough to walk to shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! When we first acquired the property, it was more of a road side hotel, but we have been working our hardest to steer away from that. This is why we added the snacks, bottled water and coffee in the office, which is available through out the day. Additionally, since your stay, we have acquired new carpet in most of the rooms and new trim. We are also adding more family friendly activities this year such as movie nights on the weekends, with free pizza included. Thanks for the positive feedback and we hope to see you again!
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Iowa City, Iowa
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights during peek travel season in Estes Park. My family used to stay here in the late 1980s and 1990s when it was the Tyrol. It went downhill from the early 90s and I refused to stay here with my own family for over a decade. I found out it changed owners and decided to give it a shot. I was impressed!! Extremely friendly staff, Updated rooms, remodeled exterior, clean rooms and grounds, etc. Our kids loved it, which is a good reality check because they are picky, to say the least, when it comes to hotels - or maybe the proper word is spoiled. They especially enjoyed the pool.

I will certainly be coming back. It is a great hotel for a family visiting Estes Park. Great location, good price, fun times.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank BobLeslieHope
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the changes to the hotel! They are just the first of many more to come. Since your stay, we've also had numerous more improvements to the property. This year, we are working on making our hotel more family friendly, as this environment is something that most Estes Park hotels lack. We will be adding weekend movie nights with free pizza and a horseshoe play area. Please let us know if you have any additional suggestions! We always appreciate guest input!
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We loved our room and the playground was right outside our door...my son especially liked the rocket ship! The pool was nice and so was the hot tub! The gals who work the day shift are really great and were helpful in directing us to different places. Pretty decent continental breakfast. Enjoyed our stay!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I truly enjoyed talking with you and your son. It was neat to see you guys again on Halloween in your creative costumes. Thank you for the positive input and I hope to see you guys again soon!
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Estes for one night in August. The room was large and clean. It's an older hotel but new owners have been renovating. The beds are nice and comfortable. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Games and snacks are available in the lobby. Breakfast was simple but good. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank laobringer
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for the input! We are glad that you enjoyed our recent renovations. There are more to come soon! We are trying to create the "fun and friendly" atmosphere, as most hotels up here are sterile and very standard. It's nice to stay at a hotel that is unique and has a fun environment when on vacation in the mountains. Please let us know if you have any suggestions! We are adding movie nights with free pizza and additional grills and fire pits to the property this summer. Thank you again for your input.
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed here one night before heading out to go hiking. This is located very close to the park and to the downtown area. The beds seemed new and were comfortable. Nice carpeting and bathroom areas. We did not take in the breakfast since we left so early. There was a coffeepot in the room to make coffee, microwave and fridge for your drinks. The lighting was adequate and a few chairs to sit and read. the shower head came to my neck and the towels were very thin. The one disappointment we had was with the air conditioner. Turn it on a few hours before you need it. Took a long time to get a cool temperature. There is not a view from this hotel. you are sitting on a front porch staring at the parked cars or pool. This is located in a strip of motels not in the woods but pretty touristy area. It was close to our friends place ranch meadow condos. The people at the front desk were very friendly. they kept limited hours, when we left at 6:30 AM no one was in the lobby for coffee or water. we booked last minute in august when we decided to go hiking.normally they have 2 night min but gave us one night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank ackart
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our hotel switched ownership just under a year ago and we have been working extremely hard to make improvements. We are glad you enjoyed the new beds! The air conditioners can take some time to cool off a room when it is hot outside. In the summer, we have started turning them on before guests even arrive to navigate this issue. 8 of our 52 rooms are on the backside of the building and do not have a great view. However, the rest of our rooms have a beautiful view of the continental divide. Many guests enjoy these rooms and comment on the views. As a helpful hint for future reservations, in my opinion, the best views are in rooms 206-212. Currently, we keep office hours typical to other hotels in the area during the summertime (7:00am-10pm). If it is an issue for you on your next stay, just let us know. We typically open early for those who request it. Thank you for the input!
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Mansfield, TX
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We just returned from a visit to Estes Park and stayed at the Hotel Estes for one night. The condos we like to stay at on the river were booked for the first night of our visit so we decided to try a hotel in town. We were pleasantly surprised! This hotel is older, but has been renovated. The rooms were spotless! The beds and linens were all new. The staff was great. We had a chirping smoke detector battery and they immediately made sure it was replaced. If you're looking for a clean hotel with great service, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Susie H, Manager at Hotel Estes, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We have been working extremely hard to fix up the hotel. We have also added many new improvements since your stay. We hope to see you again if you ever need a place to stay other than your condo!
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Property: Hotel Estes
Address: 1240 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8929 (Formerly Tyrol Mountain Inn)
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#13 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Estes 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Estes is located in Estes Park, Colorado, near Lake Estes, just 1 mile from downtown Estes Park. The hotel has sweeping mountain views and is just 5 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Hotel Estes has been recently renovated by the Hochstetler family and is now a family destination experience! ... more   less 
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Tyrol Mountain Hotel Estes Park
Tyrol Mountain Motel

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