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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

This is a great place to get away from the city. It is easy to get to and it is right at the end of downtown Estes Park. The new owner is making great renovations to the property. The rooms have been set up with brand new furniture and tvs. They are remodeling the pool area. It was a comfortable stay and a great time. It is in walking distance from downtown. I would recommend Murphy's River Lodge to anyone.

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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Murphy's River Lodge was a beautiful lodge, very tastefully decorated and the location could not be better. We walked downtown Estes Park for lunch and it is a beautiful surrounding.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

I loved this place. The room was spacious enough for my family of 6 to sleep comfortably. We had 2 children on the pull out couch, one on the floor, and we had a pack-n-play. The kitchen was pretty than my own-with brand new appliances. Oh, and I can't forget my favorite perk - free wi-fi. My best overnight stay in Estes Park to date!

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Reviewed April 20, 2011

The hot tub and indoor pool were open when we stayed April 16th, but a storm had knocked out the internet. Our "condo" room had a large living area with recliner and uncomfortable sofa as noted by others. No kitchen, just small fridge and microwave. We did have a balcony overlooking the river and a fireplace. Office sells fake logs for $4. We were planning to eat out so did not mind the lack of kitchen. Other wing on the right does not have balconies but they are next to a strip mall. So my advice is to call to reserve the type of room and amenities desired rather than reserve online. The room was quiet and the king bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and the water was hot. Great place to stay. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

Dave and I decided on a last minute trip to Estes Park - booked the room the day before - very nice staff. Nice surprise to find a brand new room - a condo really with full size range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen - stainless. Lovely carpeting - new furniture - flat screen TV - our view out the back was a winding stream - loved it! Pool and Hot Tub were nice - enjoyed the breakfast in the communityroom which overlooks the pool - great value for the money. Would send anyone there. We had dinner at Nickys steakhouse, try Penelopes just a few blocks away for the BEST french fries & Hamburger. Breakfast at the Golden Horn which is within walking distance of the room was very good too. The weather did not cooperate very well for us at Rocky Mountain National Park but we got some good pictues of the elk. Will stay there again and might think about this for my church group retreat in the summer.- community room would work great for us there with seating for 36 or more.

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Reviewed April 18, 2011

First of all, the front staff was very professional and friendly. We were only there for one night. We stayed in a condo room on the river. The room has been remodeled and everything was wonderful. Pillow top mattress made us sleep like we were at home. Definitely, worth staying there. Close to town and to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Reviewed April 14, 2011

My boyfriend and I wanted to get away for the weekend and chose Murphy's at the recommendation of his sister.

While the exterior is still under renovation, the rooms are lovely. In fact our room may have been larger than than my first apartment. The beds and linens were obviously high quality and our room over looked the river. We spent a good deal of Saturday afternoon on our private balcony watching a small herd of elk graze.

The pool and hot tub were open and awesome.

Something that I didn't realize before we went was that the upstairs and downstairs units could be connected via a private staircase creating a townhouse like condo. I am planning on renting one of these for my sister's wedding in the area.

I would recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a quiet weekend away.

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Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: $95 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's River Lodge is located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park and backs to the Fall River. Murphy's was remodeled in 2011 and has a reputation of having the friendliest staff in town. Your stay at Murphy's comes with free wifi,free breakfast,indoor heated pool and hot tub,20 River front rooms ,6 pet friendly rooms and several value rooms for our friends on a tighter budget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge

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