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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent two nights at Murphy's River Lodge earlier this month. Our daughter and her family had one room and we had another. Ours was a king river view room with a balcony on the second floor. It was spacious and clean and everything we needed. We slept with the windows open so we could hear the river rushing by. Our daughter's family had two queen beds on the second floor and it also was clean and spacious. Everyone at the front desk was helpful and very pleasant. What we really enjoyed was taking a short walk into Estes Park whenever we wanted to and not having to to get a car out. The location is ideal... far enough away from the noise but close enough to stroll to town. The breakfast is enough to get you moving in the morning. Our grandchildren loved that they could pick a treat to take with them each day. My only wish was that we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Book early. We were lucky to get two rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review. It's always great to hear about families having a great time.
Our location close to downtown is such a plus. To be able to walk to the stores and dining it's a big plus. We are glad our staff was there to help create a positive experience. Our dream is to have everyone one have a wonderful time at our lodge. Thank you for the wonderful description of your time spent at Murphy's River Lodge.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We found Murphy's by looking at locations in Estes Park, Colorado and followed up by looking at Trip Advisor. We were very pleased with our stay at Murphy's!

We loved the personal touches like offering a framed pix of us in their giant rocking chair, free use of DVDs for our room, free samples available to try in the office, and a nice breakfast served with the help of a VERY nice lady that made sure everything was ready for every guest that stopped in the breakfast room. She even helped give us directions to a trail hike that we wanted to try!
We stayed in Room 110- the picture on the website doesn't do it justice. We used the jacuzzi tub each nite after long days of hiking and loved it! It was nice to be able to open our "back door" and be able to enjoy the sounds of the Fall River.

Parking is a little tight, but we were always able to have a spot by our room. Though we did not use any, we loved the fact that they had many gas grill/picnic areas available for guests to use.

You truly can walk to shops in downtown Estes- just a couple blocks from the west end shops making it easy to stroll along to the city square and Barlow Plaza area. But if you prefer to ride, the free trolley is right across the road and seemed to arrive about every 20 minutes or so.

The owner is VERY nice and friendly- we will stay again. Estes Park is a wonderful vacation town that we have visited and watched grow for years! Thank you Murphy's for a great place to stay close to beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park!

Room Tip: We were very happy with Room 110 which had a jacuzzi tub plus in the bathroom a tub/shower combo. Th...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

We love you had a wonderful time at our Lodge. It's easy to enjoy the short walk to town. Estes Park has it's own personality and it is a great place to visit. The discovery of Estes Park and Murphy's River Lodge makes a wonderful way to enjoy life and relax. We would love for you to stay again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

First time to Murphy's River Lodge and we would go back again. Rooms are clean and great service from all of the staff. The continental breakfast was great. Fresh food and very clean. Can't wait to go back soon.

Room Tip: A bottom suit next to the river is great.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

We are so delighted you had a great anniversary at our Lodge. We are happy you loved it.
It sounds like our staff welcomed you and everything was wonderful. We are glad you had a special time and now you have a special place to stay at, Murphy's River Lodge. We hope you stay again and create even more special moments and memories. Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a gem find. The Fall River was right outside the patio doors. We had a room with a kitchen, allowing us to prepare a "last night" dinner with others traveling with us. Movies are available for free in the lobby. BBQ grills are available. There is a continental breakfast provided through there are great full breakfast options nearby. The rooms were clean, updated, modern, and very comfortable. I will look no farther when I return.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

We are happy you discovered Murphy's River Lodge. We have a wonderful location. We are pleased you were able to stop, rest, relax and enjoy our accommodations. You had a excellent experience and that's what we want. Thanks for letting us know. We hope you stay again.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

The staff at this facility is incredible! Our elderly parents joined us for vacation, and the staff took it upon themselves to accomodate them in a ground-level room rather than the second-floor that was originially booked. They were especially cordial to our young daughter, and greeted us by name at breakfast. They truly made it feel like they were there to take care of us.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

We are extremely happy our staff helped create a wonderful multi-generational family vacation for you. It's very important to us that families can have times and places where awesome family memories and connections are made. We are lucky to have a variety of rooms to accommodate the various needs. Our staff has big talents and we appreciate you giving them the thumbs up.
We know personal attention goes a long way. Thanks for the great review and we would love to have you stay at Murphy's River Lodge again.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place was just great. If you can get a room on the 2nd floor and with the river outback do it. When people are above you all you can hear is feet pounding on the floor. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The indoor pool was big and fun. The managers and staff were very helpful and very nice. The river outback was refreshing.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you for reviewing Murphy's River Lodge. Thank you for mentioning our
staff. We have the top of the top staff. Our Manager Annette has created an awesome working environment. The staff works hard at making the Lodge a place that is relaxing
and clean. The indoor pool is great fun and our Manager Doug keeps it clean.
We are happy you enjoyed being by the river. The river is very peaceful and a way to
connect with nature. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our Lodge and please stay
again at Murphy's River Lodge.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We loved the location of this place. It was just a short walk to town but in a nice quiet section. Our room was just a few feet from the river and it was very relaxing to hear the water flowing by. The room itself was comfortable and clean. The only negative was that it was a little tight on storage for our family of 3. It was convenient to have a kitchen so that we could make lunches before our hikes in the national park. The park itself was only a short drive away. The weather was cool so we didn't need the AC. It was also nice that the front office had a library of DVDs to borrow for the rainy days.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Wow, we get the feeling you had an awesome stay at our Lodge. You must of stayed in one of our lower condo rooms because it had a kitchen. So glad you were able to hike. The beauty of the mountains are exceptional. We are happy you were able to rest and relax at the Lodge.
It's true we have a huge movie library. We are always adding to it. We are glad you had a comfortable stay with us and a great experience. We hope you stay again. Thanks for the review.

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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: $96 - $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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Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge

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