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Spring, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 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...

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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...

Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 August 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...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

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...

new york city, ny
Reviewed 31 July 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...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

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...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Nice place to stay. Clean and updated. Great location. Stayed 3 night with family. Easy walk to downtown. Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly. Good value for the price. Would recommend to others. Would stay there again.

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

It's great that you had a wonderful experience staying at Murphy's River Lodge. It sounds like our Lodge helped make your vacation an good one. We appreciate you mentioning all the great things We hope you stay again. Thanks for the great review.

Villa Rica, Georgia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I went to visit family in Estes Park, CO and stayed at Murphy's River Lodge! The place is amazing! The rooms are very clean & the staff and management are wonderful! The management, Annette & Doug are very friendly and always there to help with anything! The staff there - Bo, Stephanie, Nathan & Elena were so friendly and kind!...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you loved our Lodge. We can tell by your review that you got to know our staff. Our managers have helped create a sort of family with our staff. That is pretty amazing! They all really care about the people who stay at our lodge. Our staff is very friendly and caring. We are truly blessed...

Fuquay-Varina, NC
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Our family of four loved staying at Murphy's for three nights on our Southwest US vacation. The room was clean, comfy and plenty roomy. Great location to the entrance to RMNP, while easy walking distance to Estes Park. The staff was very nice and we felt valued. The breakfast room is very homey and well maintained. A great touch is...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great vacation in Estes Park. It also sounds like you loved staying at Murphy's River Lodge. We always encourage people to be thoughtful about the the rooms they choose when staying at our lodge. The rooms by the river are generally the ones people really want. To get these rooms you have to pay...

Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed at Murphy's Resort last year and wanted to stay there again, this year, but they were all booked up for our needs. They suggested their "sister" resort and we were able to get the room we needed. Just like Murphy's Resort, the rooms were very clean and easily accessible. We rented a condo room with the full kitchen....

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. Annette is a wonderful manager. We have a great staff and they give extra efforts to make our guests happy. It sounds like Stephanie was fun to be around. It's great everything fell together for your family. Your experience is important to us and we are happy had a great vacation and fabulous memories....

Lynden, Washington
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Thank you Murphy's Lodge Estes Park, CO. Your staff and management made us feel so welcome. You made a reunion with friends so memorable. The room by the river was so pleasant. You had everything we could ask for adult and kid friendly. Perfect location to downtown! The sweet woman who took care of the continental breakfast made our morning!...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are glad you discovered Estes Park and especially Murphy's River Lodge. It's a wonderful place to stay to enjoy life, family and friends. It sounds like our staff helped you enjoy your reunion. Our staff wants to watch and hear about your vacation unfolding. We are so happy Pam started your...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed with our family of four in the family suite. If you are looking for a river view, this isn't the room for you as it looks out over the road. We are rarely in our room when we travel so this wasn't a concern for us. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. There was a queen...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We want each part of your vacation experience to be positive. Our staff works very hard at keeping things clean and making the guests stay be smooth and fun. They are very friendly and love the work they do. We are truly blessed having them work for us. Because we know there of multiple needs for people on vacation we...

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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The family and I stayed for three nights. I was pleasantly surprised by the room. It had a mini fridge and freezer and a microwave. Room was clean and ample room for all our suitcases. The bathroom was small but worked out fine. Daughter loved the pool especially the 9 ft deep area. I even liked it especially since eyes...

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We always want appreciation. Thank you for seeing and mentioning the great things going on at our hotel. We are glad it was such a positive experience for you and your family. Doug takes care of our pool. He has it down to a fine art. It sounds like you guys had some great relaxing fun and will have some...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Murphy's River Lodge

Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $147 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park, CO
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
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