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“The best motel in Estes Park, Colorado” 5 of 5 stars
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Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Estes Park, Colorado
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The best motel in Estes Park, Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

The Apline Trail Ridge Inn is the best place to stay in Estes Park, bar none. We have traveled extensively, and this motel never fails us. It is cleaner than some of the 5-star motels we have stayed in, and the friendly, caring customer service can't be beat. If you want somewhere to stay that is clean and where you will be treated as family, this is the place to stay. The staff is also very knowledgable regarding trails in the park and activities going on in and around Estes Park, which is a plus, too.

Room Tip: The front building with the balconies have a wonderful view of the mountains in the background with...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This hotel is proof that a family run, non-chain hotel can still survive in this country. The hotel is well kept, is in a great location, and has very reasonable rates. You can easily pass it by if you aren't looking for it, which would be a shame, as it is a hidden gem in Estes Park. The restaurant next door is great for dinner or breakfast, and the property is well maintained, routinely updated with new furnishings, mattresses, etc., and is very comfortable and quiet. We had a room on the upper level, with a small balcony looking out on the mountains. hard to beat. We highly recommend this property.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed at the Alpine Trail Ridge Inn after a full day of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our friends who had been here before knew to ask for a balcony room, but we were plenty happy with a regular one. Since there was a group of us, we appreciated the patio near the swimming pool, where we hung out in the evening and met other travelers. The room was super clean and comfortable with a mini-fridge, and the bathroom was spotless. I would definitely stay there again!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I have been returning to the Alpine Trail Ridge Inn as my base for hiking for many years. It is on the National Park side of Estes Park and so is well-positioned for getting into the Park and onto the trails quickly. It is quiet, clean and comfortable and the staff are always friendly and efficient. The owners upgrade some of the rooms every year so the place keeps getting better. There are two good breakfast places within walking distance. Very nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room. My home from home in Estes Park!

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Kirksville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Stay in one of the balcony rooms for a spacious and "at home feel". Plenty of room yet so comfortable. Spotless too.

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Room Tip: Could not have had a cleaner and more pleasant room.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Denville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Conveniently located five minutes from the entrance to Rocky Mtn National Park (which I entered 4 times in a two day stay). Close to downtown shops. Clean, safe, pleasant, lovely people that makes it feel like home. Reserve a room with a balcony, even though it is a small balcony, it has a nice view and it feels good to have a breeze coming into the room.

Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

From outside it looked like a ho hum hotel. Once in the room, it was nicely appointed and comfortable. There was attention to detail. We had a balcony room with a view of mountains. Great! This room on the back of property kept us away from the busy road. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Address: 927 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8204
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#1 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpine Trail Ridge Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for exceptionally clean, comfortable accommodations, knowledgable and friendly hosts, beautiful views of the mountains, and close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, then we're the place for you. Free high-speed wireless internet access. We specialize in hiking information, also have the Sundeck Restaurant on property. AAA, Mobil rated, extensive remodeling in 2003. Aspen-shaded heated outdoor pool. Reasonable alternative to the chain motels. Photo is view from back building balconies. ... more   less 
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