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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
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“great family time”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I and our 12 year old came to Murphy's Resort and took advantage of the 7th night for free offer here. The place is not new but is well kept and well attended by the staff. The pool and hot tub were very clean. The room was comfortable and had a microwave and fridge. We had a king lakeview and the view was great. We walked around the lake on a couple of occasions and that was a real treat for us. My daughter loves to swing and we were glad to have a playground with great swings. There are indoor and outdoor games and loads of DVDs for a rainy day. The food was good and the snacks were appreciated. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again. My only glitch was that when we tried to use the microwave, we would have to unplug the fridge because it would overload the circuit.

Room Tip: lakeview rooms are great!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thanks for staying at the big wonderful world at Murphy's Resort. It's true our hotel is older and we are very fortunate because is is spread out over 6 acres of land (with majestic mountain views). We have been updating and mixing the old with the new. We love to hear about families having fun at our Resort. We are making continual improvements to our Resort. When we know about a glitch we fix it. Somethings really matter to us and one of biggest ones on our list is for families to have a place to create awesome family memories. We would love to have you stay again and create even more memories. Good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

As usual the staff and property at Murphy's Resort were fabulous. The games and pool are such a great time. We love for the children to be able to play at the playground as well as laying in the hammock... Bruce and Loretta are super nice and always take time to visit with my small children. They look forward to eating a snack from the drawer as well... Thanks...

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
We are very happy you had a fun weekend at Murphy's Resort.
It sounds like you had a fun relaxing time and the kids stayed busy
playing. We hope you stay many more weekends. Thank you so
much for the review. We have plans to add more fun things so
come back and enjoy.
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Tecumseh, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

It would be hard to find a friendlier and more caring staff. The beds were comfortable as advertised and the room was spacious and well appointed. During our six night stay the room the cleaning staff did an excellent job on a daily basis. All items were in good working order—microwave, fridge, hair dryer. This resort is very family friendly with many outdoor amenities. I particularly enjoyed the breakfast room with its pine decor and vaulted ceiling. The first morning I asked if they had any green tea. Unfortunately, they did not. But that was taken care of for the rest of the week. It's often the little things that make a lasting impression.
On a very personal note my wife had an accident in Rocky Mountain National Park while hiking on our last full day. She was airlifted to a trauma centre near Denver. By the time I hiked down the mountain and returned to Murphy's resort it was 11:15pm and I had to disturb the managers after another long and busy day. Loretta and Bruce jumped into action retrieving phone numbers, addresses and printing off driving directions to the hospital. Their genuine concern for the both of us was greatly appreciated. You can rest assured that Loretta and Bruce will do all they can to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Thanks to the entire staff at Murphy's,we hope to see you soon.
Jim G.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
First of we are so sorry to hear about your wife's hiking accident. We are so glad she was able to be airlifted to the Denver area hospital. We are happy things are looking up for your wife. That's the thing about our managers Loretta and Bruce, they live on sight
at the Resort, so Murphy's Resort is their home. They welcome and treat each guest as they are
a guest at their own home. Sometimes it can get a little wild and crazy keeping up because we have 58 rooms and 2 houses. That's a lot of house guests. Many of our cleaning staff have been with us for many years, because they transfered from our sister hotel Murphy's River Lodge. They work at keeping our Resort clean and running smoothly. We also have a great front office staff as well as an awesome maintenance staff. Mostly we are thankful you were helped at an extremely stressful time. We hope you can come back and stay at the Resort again. I know our staff would love to see you. Thank you for the review and we are sending Irish Luck for your wife's recovery and healing.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice relaxing stay here. Had a 2 room with Queen with a jacuzzi. It was nice to have a little privacy, however the person in the front room has the bathroom so they don't have total privacy. This is more like a really nice motel. Seems worn but well maintained. The breakfast was standard continental, bagels, toast, cereal, fruit and yogurt. We used the outdoor pool and hot tub. The pool was good even in the rain because it was heated. Location had places to grill, picnic tables and a hammock. I did have some wifi issues and was helped immediately even getting a call from the IT person personally to fix this issue. A lake is nearby with a nice trail.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
It's good to hear you had a wonderful and relaxing time at our Resort. Boy oh boy is it exditing to hear that your issues were taken care of. It just goes to show how awesome our staff is. Also thanks to our IT people. To be taken care of personally that is so over the top. That makes us very pleased they are taking care of our Resort clients that way. Just letting you know we purchased this hotel in May of 2013 and have been renovating. We have new beds and linens, Flat Screen TVs, WiFI and lots more. We have many outdoor activities and tons of DVDs, all at no additional cost. We do have older buildings, we have been updating and it is coming out fantastic. Estes Park in general has many historical buildings and we are part of keeping Estes Park a significant historical place. We hope you stay again because good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were only there for two nights, but the grandkids still managed to swim in the "pool with a view" and play bocce ball, ladder ball, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. The grounds are lovely and we did our best to keep up with them. The resort also has an extensive DVD collection included with the fee, so my husband and I enjoyed some great old favorites at night. That was after watching the gorgeous sunset colors on the mountains. The walking trail around Lake Estes is also adjacent to the resort. The Estes Park Museum and a number of good restaurants are nearby, all of which do not require driving through the town traffic. We thoroughly enjoyed Murphy's Resort!

Room Tip: Not all of the rooms have a mountain view, so be sure to request a room with a view!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
We are very happy and pleased you had an awesome experience at our Resort. It was great you could spend time with your grandkids. We are hoping that you all will have great memories.
We have created and continue to create a place where families can stay and have a great relaxing vacation. We want to appeal to all ages. Yes, the view from the pool is absolutely amazing. The mountains are majestic. Because we have 6 acres of land the visibility is extreme. You can stand there and look and say WOW, look at all the beauty. In our hearts it gives us a great feeling of peace. We hope you stay again. P.S. We really Love you had a great time with your grandkids!!
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Murphy's resort was very nice and extremely family friendly. Very comfortable beds, large rooms and very clean. Several fun things for kids to do and the pool area is well maintained and heated.
Estes lake is very close by which is a nice convenience. Very helpful and friendly staff!

Room Tip: Some rooms have a lake view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Todd F
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank You for the review. You are right it is a GREAT family resort. Our staff works soooooooo
hard at making everyone happy. They are so knowledgeable about the Estes Park area. Our staff is on the leading edge. They want everyone to relax and enjoy the magnificent adventures in Estes Park. We also have a variety of activities here at Murphy's Resort. This is attractive because there is no additional cost to do them. Here is a partial list, outdoor pool, horse shoes, shuffle board, tether ball, frisbee golf, ping pong table (a new one should arrive any day) and close to 1000 dvds. We acquired the Resort in May of 2013 and since then we have been creating and adding fun stuff to do. Thanks to our staff it is evolving to an awesome family resort. You can sit and enjoy the majestic views, take a walk by the lake or play on our playground, or grill on our multiple grills. Thanks for the review and we hope you stay again.
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very nice place. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. The room was very clean, and the the beds were quite comfortable. There was a breakfast each morning that had a variety of choices. I would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Linda K
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Yah, you liked our Resort. We are extremely happy you stayed with us.
It's exciting to hear our staff is friendly. They are awesome. We are glad
everything was clean and comfortable for you. We really want people to
be able to relax. Thank you for the review. We hope you stay again.
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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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