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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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“Absolutely fantastic! Would love to come back :)”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Managers are refreshingly pleasant. :) It's obvious how much they genuinely love to make sure the customer is happy. Front desk staff was extremely helpful and very friendly as well.
Beautiful location and lovely little town with shopping, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Drive into town is breathtaking! Also close enough to Denver to make a day trip to check out the city.
Used a Groupon for the lodge, so the price was phenomenal for the four of us for four nights.
Can't wait to come back some day!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a great experience at Murphy's River Lodge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They offered some great recommendations for area attractions. It is conveniently located to downtown Estes and entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. The room was clean, nice and the setting very laid back. We look forward to being back and definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a room with a king bed and it included a kitchenette. Nice touch!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you coming back again soon!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I was truly impressed with my stay at Murphy's River Lodge this early April. The rooms were very clean and the staff was amazingly friendly and hospitable! They have a nice little breakfast in the morning and a pool area with hot tub. It looks like the place was remodeled recently as well. I stayed for 2 nights but wish I would have stayed here my whole trip!

Room Tip: Go for a room on the river, so worth it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you coming back again soon!
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The staff was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our room with a view of the river, in addition to a relaxing night of wine, free DVD rentals and a fire place. It is located in the downtown area, which makes it perfect for walking to shops and restaurants. It was fun to see the elk just outside the window in the morning. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

What a great place to vacation and just relax. Staff was AMAZING I was provided everything I needed and the picture in the big chair is awesome. Beautiful views and wildlife is sooooo close. My favorite pics of CO were taken right at the lodge. Indoor pool with nice warm water! Free DVD rental to go with my wine. Love the campfire and short walking distance to town with all the cool little shops. I will def be going back!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed at the lodge for a couple of nights last week. The lady at the front desk was super helpful and quickly got us to our room. The Lodge was a motel in its past life and it shows, however, it has new paint and was freshly renovated. The rooms are newly remodeled and although simple, they are clean and comfortable. The breakfast has a good selection and starts early enough to get your day started. The free movies are great. The kids got a chance to play in the pool and the hot tub the gathering spot for the adults.

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Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you coming back again soon!
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Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Bruce and Loretta are excellent hosts, rooms was large and clean!!! Our room was right on the river and the view was beautiful!! Great family friendly atmosphere..We will definately stay here again next time we are in Estes!!

Room Tip: Bottom floor, on the river, best view!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you coming back again soon!
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Property: Murphy's River Lodge
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge

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