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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We made a last minute trip to Estes without reservations and were treated to a wonderful experience at Murphy's resort. My name is Murphy and we were driving up Fall River Rd when we spot Murphy's resort...of course we had to stop and see what was available. What we found were great accommodations, friendly staff and good value!! Our room was right on the river, the beds are great, the facility is clean and modern, the continental breakfast (more continental plus extras) is actually really good and a great location; a few miles up the road is RMNP or a quick trolley ride to town (2 minutes).

Give this place your business!!

Room Tip: rooms on the north side of the complex open to the river..
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you were able to spend time at Murphy's River Lodge on your visit to Estes Park. How nice to have a Murphy staying at Murphy's! We hope you come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

First, yes we would return.
The place is well located, extremely clean and the staff, particularly Jeanette (sp?) is friendly, & efficient. It is two blocks from town, 4 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mt. Natl. Park, and the Estes Park River Walk is behind the hotel on the other side of the river.Had a nice, clean, river view room, worth it! While it is not a luxury place like big city locales, it deserves, at least 4 stars for comparable properties in the area.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you can come back and stay with us again soon. It was great having you here.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice location, staff was friendly. Our coffee pot was very loud and slow, the house cleaner didn't leave cups or toilet paper. House keeping accidently picked up swim suit and we asked at the desk if they had found it they did a quick look and said no but would look again in the morning. On our way home they left a message saying they had found it. Wee called and they said they would send it. We have to pay shipping. Which was very disappointing because we paid over 200$ a night for 5 nights and WE didn't lose the suit, it was picked up by the housekeeper. You would think they would at least send it free. oh well. I would stay again in a pinch, but better options out there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Murphy's River Lodge is a great place to stay in Estes. The rooms are updated and clean with a great view of the river only steps away. They have a great pool and hot tub area and lodge room above it with plenty to keep you busy. It is 2 blocks away from the north end of Downtown Estes (Elkhorn Ave) so you can walk with no worry about finding parking. I have nothing but praise for this location and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Thank you for your great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and our River rooms. Our indoor heated pool and hot tub are a favorite. We look forward to you coming back and staying with us!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

When we arrived we decided to stay an extra night, we were lucky. Annette, the manager, was extremely helpful. Showing us the room we could have for 3 nights. This place is amazing. If you are lucky to have the river side, you can listen to the river while lying in bed at night.
Indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Within walking distance to Estes Park. What more do you want. Oh, how about the elk that comes down to taste the flowers and eat from the bird feeder!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Thank you for your great review. I am happy you enjoyed you stay with us. Our river rooms are very popular. We are glad you got to see the elk walking around our property, They are a beautiful animal. We look forward to you coming back and staying with us again!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Great location being able to walk to town and short drive to the park. There is a small lodge, but most of the rooms are in a motel-type setup with outdoor passageways. We spent 2 nights in a large 2nd floor room with king bed, sofa and fireplace. Love the balcony overlooking the river. Our room had a tiny bathroom (about 5 x 6 ft) with toilet and tub. Sink in the main room--not my preference. Small refrigerator and microwave in the room. More noise than I expect from adjoining rooms. Complimentary DVDs to check out at office. Serviceable continental breakfast--nothing special, but Michelle does a nice job managing the room. Didn't use the pool and hot tub, but they looked nice enough.

Room Tip: Spring for a room with balcony on the river.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed our stay - we were located in the main lodge (above the office) in a spotless room with a very comfortable king-sized bed. The sink was located in the room, separate from the shower/toilet, which made it convenient to get ready in the morning. The room featured a flat-screen tv, DVD player, two chairs (with foot rests) and a small table, small fridge/freezer, microwave, hair dryer, ironing board, iron, one-cup coffee maker, and lots of storage space. The room also had a small balcony (with chairs) that looked over the parking lot but had views of the river. Breakfast was a selection of cereals, hard-boiled eggs, toast, bagels, muffins, Danish, yogurts, juices, coffee & tea and the back of the upstairs breakfast room has a deck with tables & chairs that overlook the river and make for a very pleasant outdoor dining experience. There are also Adirondack chairs & picnic tables near the river for relaxing, and I think I spotted a grill although we did not use it.

This was an excellent value for the money (we booked a king-size value room) and within a few short blocks of downtown Estes Park, making it easy to walk to restaurants, shops, etc. The front-desk staff was incredibly helpful, providing maps and suggestions for good dining options. The office also features movies to borrow and sells bottled water for a dollar, if you're planning on an early-morning hike and forgot to stock up on water the night before. Despite its central location, the lodge was quiet for sleeping and the other guests were also quiet - it was very full but we heard very little noise.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your great review. I am happy you enjoyed your room and stay with us. We look forward to you coming and staying with us again.

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Additional Information about 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
#4 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: $91 - $177 (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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