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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Williamstown, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I gave it four stars overall, but this is a mixed review. We were there as a family reunion over the forth of July. Overall everyone enjoyed themselves and had a good time. The place was big enough to accommodate our large group, but small enough for us to easily find each other and get together.

Pros:
Very friendly staff
Very accommodating to our large group
Convenient location
Relatively affordable
Pool and activities
Beds were clean and comfortable

Cons:
We had one of their more expensive rooms, but the flooring and decor were cheap.
We had a gas leak in the fireplace.
We found a roach in the bathroom when packing to leave (good thing my daughter did not see this).

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
It appears that your overall experience was a good one. We are glad you enjoyed your stay ! I just wanted to your comment about seeing a roach in the bathroom. In Colorado their are many different Beetles that might appear to look like a Roach. I believe that is what you might have seen. We take a great deal of pride in our rooms and we have never had a house keeper or a guest see a Roach at our property. In fact we have a contract with a extermination company that provides regular spraying to keep out bugs. I did call our serviceman that does the extermination for all of Estes Park and he informed me that he has never even seen any Roaches in Estes Park. Please come back and stay with us again !
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were late booking reservations for the 4th of July and we lucked out finding Murphy's. Staff was so helpful and the rooms and grounds were extremely clean! Lots of activities onsite to do and Lake Estes in the back yard. The free breakfast was nice too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
We are so happy you could be at Murphy's Resort for 4th of July. You are lucky to get a room because we were sold out. Our location by Lake Estes makes 4th of July a great place to be.
Please join us again for any holiday or just a few days of vacation.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Murphy's was perfect for what we needed. It isn't anything exceptional, but what they do, they do well. The people running it do a great job. They are helpful, friendly and efficient. The rooms are nice sized and clean. We had a lovely view of Lake Estes. A great place for many people to gather. A nice fire pit, pool, Jacuzzi and family activities. Breakfast was ok, but something hot would have been nice as well. For the price, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
We are very pleased you had a great time at our Resort. We do have activities and that is a huge plus. Another extremely huge plus is we have a great staff. Our managers are Fantastic. Our cleaning staff work so hard to keep everything clean. The front desk staff work hard at keeping everyone happy. The maintenance staff are very skilled. There is one thing we can't change and that is having a hot breakfast. The State of Colorado will not allow us to have one because we do not have a commercial kitchen. We provide lots of choices of breakfast food. Danish, English Muffins, Bagels, Toast, Yogurt, Cereal, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and I am sure we are missing a few more items, its hard to remember everything and list it. We are glad you had a GREAT stay with us. Please come again.
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Vienna, West Virginia
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We liked Estes Park so much, we extended our stay. At last min. We found this place, which had good reviews. Booking the room on the phone was easy and room was nice as described. It was nice to hear the sound of flowing river Big Thompson. The room was spacious and had all the amenities. Breakfast had a nice variety.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We are glad you had a great time. It is nice to hear your
high expectations were met. Please stay with us again.
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

If your looking for a place with clean rooms, great views, things for the kids to do, then Murphy's resort should be your next stop. Not only is the staff warm & friendly, this is a place that has everything your looking for. Plenty of things to keep kids outside enjoying Estes Park, and that calm peaceful relaxing time that the grown ups need.My husband and kids will definitely stay here again, and I would recommend to all my family & friends.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 302, the view was amazing, nobody was behind us. Watched sailboats on the lake and...
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We are glad you got to relax at Murphy's Resort. The Resort has
a great atmosphere. The beauty of the mountains and lake really
set the mood for a peaceful relaxing time. We are happy
that all of your family was so happy. We would love you to
stay with us again. Thank you so much for giving us
high recommendations.
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family of 7 stayed at Murphy's Resort for a week. We stayed in the Summit View. This is a large house with 3 bedrooms and large living space. The house has all the amenities to cook and grill right at the resort so we didn't need to eat out every meal. Our kids had the best time ever as there was so much for them to do. They played ladder ball, volleyball, shuffle board, bean bags, and the favorite if all was tether ball. We all enjoyed the clean pool every day, even warmed up in the hot tub a few times!! This was so fun the kids never wanted to go away from the resort. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. We asked numerous times where we should eat or the best thing to do in town and they always came up with a great answer and the ideas were as great as we expected! Thanks so much to all the staff as you do an awesome job keeping up with everything and to the managers (Loretta & Bruce) for all your hard work!! It definitely shows in the cleanliness and happiness of all around! Our family can not wait to go back!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We are so happy you had a wonderful time at Murphy's Resort.
We are glad you found all the fun things to do right on sight.
It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation and we
hope you can stay with us again. Thank you for letting us know
about your great experiences.
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Batavia, Illinois
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We really didn't know what to expect. The reviews were good, but ....... we haven't had many good experiences with privately owned hotels.

Murphy's is very clean and a nice place to stay. Our room (105) had two queen beds that were great for sleeping.

Murphy's does have one quirk, the shower head. It was only 5 foot high. We all came to like the height because we felt it was part of the resort's charm.

The pool and the hot tub were clean and functional. The hot tub depth went to 5 feet. It was great after a long day of hiking.

We also liked the horseshoe and ladder ball games.

The managers, Loretta and Bruce were excellent. They were attentive to our needs. Bruce even had wood delivered to the fire ring for a night time fire.

A side note, they have grills that guests can use and the maintenance staff cleans the grills daily.

Because of the facilities and the staff, we plan on returning very soon.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
We are so happy you like our resort. Our managers and staff had worked very hard over the
past 9 months to get things ready for the Vacation Season.
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Property: Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Address: 1650 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8938
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Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#6 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's Resort at Estes Park 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's Resort at Estes Park is near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Local points of interest like the Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park Conference Center and Lake Estes are minutes from this Estes Park, CO hotel.Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy being close to recreation areas like Rocky Mountain National Park that offers unparalleled scenery, numerous hiking and walking trails, lush valleys, a variety of wildlife and more. Several trails, horse stables and bike paths are close by. Hotel features include:Free continental breakfast Free wireless high-speed Internet, Some rooms are Pet-friendly. Guests of this Estes Park, CO hotel can also enjoy the seasonal outdoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, exercise room and children's playground during their stay.All guest rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, safes, flat screen TV's, DVD players and cable television. Select rooms also have kitchen facilities, sofa sleepers, whirlpool bathtubs and spacious work desks, some offer great lake views. Connecting rooms can be requested.Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Ample free parking is provided and can accommodate most cars, trucks or buses.If you are looking for countless amenities and inviting accommodations, Murphy's Resort is the perfect place to call home in Colorado. We are close to a number of attractions and have an outstanding staff. ... more   less 
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