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Review of The Estes Park Resort

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The Estes Park Resort
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Minnesota
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A nice location for a resort....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Beautifully located on Estes Lake. Close, but not walking distance, to shopping and restaurants. The rooms were large, the bedding comfortable. Our room was dark as it only had one small window and the lighting wasn't good. The deck overlooking the lake was great to enjoy dinner and lunch which we did both. The onsite restaurant had a great BLT for lunch! The dinner menu was just ok. The indoor pool was very cold, the whirlpool barely fit 4 adults and was lukewarm. The water level barely covered our knees. Not sure what the problem was. But overall, it was an ok place to stay. I am sure other hotels in the area are a bit cheaper. Our last day there, we walked out the door to pack up the car and 14 Elk were roaming the grounds. They were grazing within 10 feet of us so we got some great photos! So close that you could see the velvet on the antlers of the males. That was amazing!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here one night. The room itself was nice - clean and spacious. We were on the garden level and we found out after the fact that those rooms do not have AC. We should have been told this at check in but luckily it wasn't too hot so we managed. The game room was nice for the kids. Exercise room was nice and I used it a couple of times while there. Pool looked nice but we did not use it. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gretna, Nebraska
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were married at the resort and it was just an awesome experience start to finish. They took care of every detail and the guests just could not say enough great things about it. We are a blended family and we had a family ceremony that included three children aged 5, 9 & 10. The staff really included them and made them all feel special which is exactly what we were hoping for. This was not a traditional wedding ceremony and the staff tracked right along with what we wanted and made it into the perfect day for us. The property was very clean, the food was great and there were lots of nice places to take pictures. It was not cheap but it was not outrageous either. They built us a custom menu and were so attentive during our ceremony and reception. We had some odd requests and they met them all even though they would not have had to. I would recommend this property to anyone for it's hospitality, beauty, cleanliness and comfort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy S
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Christopher C, General Manager at The Estes Park Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hello Amy,

First of all - Thank you so very much for selecting our property to be your event hosts - on this very special day. We know you have many options for mountain wedding in Colorado, especially in Estes Park; so it means so much to us that you granted us the honor of being your venue!

I am very pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations! We take great pride in ensuring every event is extremely memorable - and want to make sure that we do meet "special requests" whenever physically possible. Our internal motto is that if we can't do something for a guest - no one in town better be able to do it either!

Thank you again for being our guest, allowing us to host your event, and for taking the time to share your experience here for others to read about. I hope you can join us again someday in the future!

Congratulations!
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I decided to vacation out in Colorado this summer. My husband is all about value and I'm all about luxury. As a compromise on vacation, we stayed at two "value" hotels and I selected The Estes Park Report as my "luxury" hotel. I was disappointed that I selected this hotel. I was looking for a beautiful resort located in a secluded part of Estes, impeccable customer service and to be treated like royalty - after all we were staying at a resort! The resort is located in town and overlooks a lake - but there is housing and whatnot surrounding the lake; and no it’s not luxury housing. When we interacted with the staff they were nice. In fact, when we asked to check-in early the front desk receptionist was very accommodating (we checked in at 8:00 a.m.). We had a first floor room - which was okay. The bed was soft and big – which we very much appreciated but that was all that we really liked about the hotel. Our view was of two boxwood bushes. We had a flat-screen TV but it wasn't HD - and we didn't even get NBC sports to watch the Tour! We could hear our neighbors every night. So, overall it was just okay and definitely not worth the price. Our "value" hotels provided more amenities, free breakfasts, prime locals and were easy on our wallets; whereas, The Estes Park Report just didn't. I would recommend saving your money, stay in Boulder or Fort Collins and take a day trip to Estes Park if you want to get into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arvada, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

A fantastic restaurant experience. Food was well prepared and presented but on the pricey end. Excellent professional service, by our server Brendon. He was outgoing and very attentive. Great ambience overlooking lake Estes. Don't miss it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sfdenver
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Christopher C, General Manager at The Estes Park Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for dining with us!

Brandon has been a great addition to our entire resort team, and I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

I hope the next time you find yourself up in Estes Park, you will give us the opportunity to again serve you a meal or two!

Have a great week and rest of your summer!
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Greenville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Staff was awesome. Rooms facing lake have wonderful view. Will stay again if not in motorhome. Has wonderful spa services. The restaurant was very good, a bit pricey but comparible to other restaurants in town.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trishmac78
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Christopher C, General Manager at The Estes Park Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hi Trishmac78;

Thank you for allowing us to be your host while in Estes Park!

Our Lakeview rooms are the most popular option, and do offer what we can confidently say, are the best scenic views of any hotel in town.

Thank you again for staying with us, and I hope you will again.

Safe travels,
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Lone Tree, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at the Resort for 3 days over the 4th of July. Although it was a perfect location for the fireworks show, the resort was disappointing to say the least! We stayed in the Sunrise suite. There was no communication on the stairwell in the suite that connects the two rooms. It was flat out difficult walking up and down that stairwell. Never stay in the Sunrise Suite! The walls are so thin at this hotel we could hear the guy in the room next door or hall talking on his cell at all hours! Last but not least the service in the restaurant is flat out sad. I received biscuits one morning that were hard and cold, when I asked the rude waitress about it, her response was "I don't make the food, I just serve it". Great. I complained they comped the meal but the same rude waitress was there to serve us with a bad attitude the next day. In her defense she was the only waitress it seemed like in a full hotel on July 4th. This place could be great if they focused on service, the staff could take a few tips from a place like the Broadmoor in how they treat their guests. Not to compare the two but it appeared this place was run horribly! Completely overpriced and unimpressive. Stay at the Comfort Inn. The experience will be better!

Chris Russell

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chris R
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Additional Information about The Estes Park Resort

Property: The Estes Park Resort
Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#14 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#14 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Estes Park Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Estes Park Resort! The only lodging available on Lake Estes, overlooking not only Lake Estes, but also the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our Full Service Convention Resort has been completely remodeled, every guest room and public area has the finest offerings you will find anywhere in the area! Our Grand Ballroom has the ability to host up to 150 people for your reception, and larger amounts for your corporate events. Our outdoor wedding ceremony site will provide the most scenic backdrop available anywhere in Colorado and provide you with years of memories! Our Waterfront Grille and Lounge offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, along with Room Service, and special events such as Ladies Night, every Thursday, and a beautiful Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm every weekend. Experience the finest and most modern resort in the area, experience The Estes Park Resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel And Conference Center
Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel Estes Park
Lake Shore Hotel
Lake Shore Estes Park

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