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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

While most reviews mention that the rooms are great, ours appeared to be the one that has not been renovated. It was clean and comfortable, but it seemed very old.
The hotel was not close enough for me to walk to town, it was a short drive to the main tourist shopping and restaurant area.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Murphy's River Lodge was renovated around two years ago. All our rooms have new beds, linens, new curtains and all the walls have been painted with new pictures hung on the walls.
Our location being only 2 1/2 blocks from where all the store start on the west side of town and still being located on the Falls River with rooms that have a balcony over the river for our second level rooms and decks going out to the river on the lower level rooms, have always been a favorite of our guest. I am sorry you felt that it was too far to walk the two and a half blocks to the shops.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Murphy's River Lodge. The location is ideally located just a couple of blocks from the downtown strip, well within walking distance of shopping and a good variety of restaurants. The lodge is very clean and the staff very pleasant and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and planning a return trip next year.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. We look forward to you returning again next year!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had the opportunity to stay at Murphy's River Lodge with my son. The rooms are clean. Kudos to the housekeeping staff as they really do a great job keeping up the rooms. I also appreciated all the help from the friendly staff. It made our stay very pleasurable. The location is ideal with the main strip of shops being very close. (They offer a free shuttle that stops in front of the lodge)

I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Cybertuth
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. I agree that are housekeeping staff does a great job on our rooms. We look forward to you and your son returning and staying with us again.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have had the pleasure of staying at Murphy's River Lodge two summers in a row! We love the beautiful location; right on the river and walking distance to town! The amenities are great! We love the indoor heated pool and the complimentary breakfast! Very clean and fantastic service. People are friendly and helpful. My whole family looks forward to staying there again!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you came back to stay another summer with us during your time at Estes Park. We are looking forward to your third visit and hopefully become part of your yearly visit to Estes Park.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I spent almost a week at Murphy's River Lodge and would have been happy to stay longer. It's a wonderful place to stay, located right on the Fall River at the edge of town, close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants, yet with a quiet, secluded feeling at night. The rooms are spotless and the beds are very comfortable with new mattresses and bedding. We had a spacious room with a king bed, microwave and small refrigerator. There is a lovely, large breakfast room where continental breakfast is served: fruit, cereal, juice, coffee, english muffins, toast, yogurt, etc. A perfect start to each day.The office staff could not be more pleasant or helpful. If we are ever back in Estes Park, we will be staying at Murphy's River Lodge!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Murphy's River Lodge is a gem. All the charm of classic lodge yet completely renovated and updated. Walking distance from Estes Park shops & restaurants but you can step out onto your private porch and watch the river as it flows only a few feet from your door. The staff couldn't have been more helpful & genuinely friendly. We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Thank you for your review. I am glad you stayed in one of our popular RIVER ROOMS and had the chance to enjoy the peaceful sound of the river flowing by. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Murphy's River Lodge is conveniently located and within easy walking distance on the West end of the Estes Park downtown area.

The morning breakfast is a buffet (greatly expanded continental) of choices prepared by friendly staff that is located on the 2nd floor in a spacious room. Breakfast can also be taken out to the deck that partially wraps around the back of the building; the deck overlooks the stream that flows into Estes Park.

If you prefer more custom coffee, mocha or tea in the mornings, there are 2 coffee shops on the east end of main street that open bright and early
- Kind Coffee
- Starbucks

The river walk runs behind the lodge providing easy access to the shopping and dining experience. There is also a free shuttle or trolley to local destinations of interest; our family preferred the short stroll along the river walk. There is really no need to drive anywhere in town and parking is ample at Murphy's River Lodge.

The coolest touches included multiple well-populated humming bird feeders; local wildlife along the river walk; grills for preparing your own meals; and an outdoor stove for evening gatherings beside a log fireplace.

Outdoor entertainment in a nearby amphitheater is easily reached on foot.

If you like history, be sure to tour the Stanley Hotel.
http://www.stanleyhotel.com/

We used our Estes Park venue as our base camp during our 4 night stay
- the 1st day was a get to know the town day for the family; decompress, swim, shop, walk, eat, review events, etc.
- the 2nd day we headed out on Hwy 36 (we heard that was the best path into RMNP) to Trail Ridge Rd (Hwy 34) and south; be ready to take pictures of mountain sheep, elk, deer and bears (we did not see a bear on our trip), scenic shots of all types and hiking opportunities; stop in to Grand Lake Lodge for a great meal http://www.grandlakelodge.com/ before heading down to the historic Granby area
- the 3rd day we heading out on Hwy 7 with destinations to Frisco/Central City, Breckenridge and Vail via I-70 and the Eisenhower Tunnel

I definitely recommend Murphy's River Lodge for you stay in Estes Park.
* use the AAA discount for better rates

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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MurphysLodge, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Thank you for the review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Murphy's River Lodge. We look forward to your next visit (maybe next time you will get to see a bear).

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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
#4 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: $91 - $175 (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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