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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Denver, Colorado
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“A nice economical getaway”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

We chose Murphy's because of its location beside the Fall River, which flowed right beside our room, because of its proximity to Estes Park, and because it was clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. It isn't fancy, but the owners clearly take pride in its amenities and upkeep.

Room Tip: Worth the slightly higher price for the river view.
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Green Features: Excellent; highly rated: GreenLeaders Bronze level.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Carol,
Thank you for your review! We are glad you stayed with us at Murphy's River Lodge. Our river rooms are very popular, and the sound of the river right outside the rooms very relaxing. We do take pride in our lodge and we have great staff members that work very hard. We look forward to you turning to stay with us again soon.
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

On a recent visit to Estes Park we decided to spend the night, instead of driving the two hours back to Denver. We had our black lab with us so we needed a place that had a vacancy and also took dogs. We found Murphy's River Lodge about 5 blocks blocks from the center of town and had a perfect stay. They have rooms available for customers that travel with their pets. They do request that you keep your dog in a "kennel" when you are not in the room with them. If you didn't bring one with you, you can one (like we did) for $10.00. The rooms are clean, very nice with large beds, have a small refrigerator and they have WiFi available. This is a wonderful place to stay with its location close to downtown.

Room Tip: Pets welcome
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Denny,
Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We are one of the few hotels in Estes Park that do have pet friendly rooms available. We look forward to you returning again soon!
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Murphys River Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were nice and clean, and hot tub was very relaxing. Location is perfect walking distance to all the shops. The scenery is breath taking! Without a doubt we will be back!! Thanks

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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Carly,
Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our friendly staff and clean rooms and I am also glad you had a chance to relax in our hot tub. We look forward to you and your family returning to stay with us again soon!
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband, three daughters and myself decided to visit Estes Park this past weekend and it was so amazing! We stayed at the Murphy's River Lodge, right on the river and it was so relaxing! The staff was so kind and made our stay very nice! The rooms are nice and the beds are so comfortable. Thank You so much Murphy's River Lodge for making our stay so wonderful! We will be back and will recommend to family and friends!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Ashley,
Thank you for your review! I am happy that our staff was able to make your stay more enjoyable. I am so glad you and your family had a chance to relax and enjoy a room on the Fall River. We look forward to you and your family returning and staying with us again soon!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

great location, very clean, terrific breakfast options! I had a wonderful stay at Murphy's River Lodge, everyone was very friendly, we were able to walk to downtown for dinner... overall a very relaxing trip. I will definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
S T,
Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your getaway! Thank you for the many compliments. We look forward to you and your family returning and staying with us again soon.
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Loved our first stay here! The condos are very conveniently located, and we loved how quiet and peaceful they were. They're so close to downtown Estes, but just a block from the hustle and bustle - and it makes all the difference. We didn't have to worry about driving around and finding parking all weekend, because we could just walk everywhere! The condos were super clean, quiet, and very comfortable. Staff was more than friendly and accommodating. They will take your picture on the big chair out front and print copies for you, at no charge! I thought that was a nice touch. The continental breakfast had tons of options - cereals, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, pastries, juice, coffee - it was just what we needed. Didn't get a chance to use the pool/hot tub (forgot to pack bathing suits), but the facilities were all very clean and well maintained.
It was really great to see that the Estes community has been recovering from the September flood, and we were happy to spend some time and money reinvesting in this beautiful mountain town. We'll definitely be coming back, and staying here! Next time we'll bring our bathing suits ;)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Kimberly,
Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our friendly staff, clean rooms and our breakfast. I would also like to thank you for supporting Estes Park and our local businesses. I am glad you had a chance to get your picture taken in our BIG rocking chair. We look forward to you and your family returning to Estes Park and staying with us again. Don't forget your swimming suit on your next visit, the pool is heated to a perfect 86 degrees!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

This hotel is great, when we arrived we were greeted with the friendliest staff. Upon opening the room we immediately saw the cute balcony overlooking the river, such a tranquil location! On top of that the room was great and even had a connecting room for the friends we had traveled with!

Highly recommend Murphys river lodge!! Planning the next visit soon...

Room Tip: Choose the rooms overlooking the river!
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Becky,
Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliment on our friendly staff. Our river rooms are very popular with having a deck or balcony on Fall River to relax and listen to the water flow. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Property: Murphy's River Lodge
Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
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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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