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Murphy's River Lodge

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This place has it all. Very clean and well cared for. We stayed for 6 days and there was plenty to do. This lodge is just 4 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park which is a must see. So majestic. The river runs just behind the lodge. The managers, Doug and Annette were very attentive and helpful....

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation with us. That is what we like to hear, people having a fun and fantastic vacation. We are glad our managers Doug and Annette were great hosts. Thank you for the compliments about our Lodge. It will be great for you to stay at Murphy's River Lodge again.

Galesburg, Illinois
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Murphy's offers the best of two worlds: close to town but adjacent to the cooling Fall River. A quite, peaceful setting. Grills, picnic tables, chairs, swings, and a fire pit make for great family gatherings. We have stayed at Murphy's for the past three years and have reservations for next year. The staff is friendly and the managers are very...

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

It is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to hear how much you love Murphy's River Lodge. Our location is the greatest. The best part is that you feel at home at our Lodge. We really want people to have great memories. We will be looking forward to welcoming you back!

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed seven nights in Murphy's River Lodge, about a five minute walk from the multitude of shops, a wide range of very good restaurants, hamburger joints, ice cream parlors, bars, art galleries, liquor stores, a large Safeway grocery, etc. in the pristine clean little mountain town of Estes Park. We chanced on this Murphy's after finding it on the...

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

It's great you loved Murphy's River Lodge. The location on the river is so peaceful and relaxing. It sounds like it was a great foundation for a lovely, fun vacation. That's exactly what we like to hear, that Murphy's was part of very good vacation memories. We are glad our staff made your stay comfortable and relaxing. It is wonderful...

sarasota, FL
Reviewed 26 August 2014

My husband and I were looking for a nice place to stay in walking distance to downtown Estes Park and an easy drive to RMNP. Murphy's River Lodge checked all the boxes on our list. We stayed there for 4 nights in mid August. The 2nd floor king bed room was very large and had a nice balcony with a...

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

We are glad you had a very pleasant and wonderful stay out our Lodge. It is a great place by the river and close to town. Thank you for mentioning Pam in the breakfast room. She does a great job at keeping things going at breakfast time. Murphy's River Lodge is relaxing and a great place to stay. Thank you...

Las Vegas, New Mexico
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We spent a few days here in July for the second summer and had a really great time again. This is our second stay at Murphey's River Lodge. We appreciate that the staff is so friendly and accommodating. I use a mobility scooter and they fashioned a ramp so I could easily take it over the small step into the...

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

Thank you for sharing you story. Your experience is uplifting. Our staff works at making our Lodge have a feel good atmosphere. Our managers set the standards high. They do things to make things go easier. Estes Park is a great mountain town and we our so lucky to be on the river and so close to downtown Estes Park....

South Dakota
Reviewed 23 August 2014

After driving half the day and discovering our reservations at Paradise on the River where for the wrong month, we were left with no place to stay. I got on my trip advisor app and saw that the Murphy's River Lodge was ranked #5 in Estes with rooms available. I had left the previous place pretty upset because I had...

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

We are so happy that Murphy's River Lodge saved your celebration trip. It's wonderful Stephanie and Nathan were treated you so special. That is exactly want to happen. We are glad your experience was awesome and our staff and lodge helped you create special memories. Please stay again and thank you for the great review.

Ohio
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Bathroom was very small and the counter space was next to nothing. It was very clean and the new laminate floor was very nice. The grounds are kept very nice and there is lots to do. The AC for the room was not quite large enough to really keep the room cool. The breakfast area was well stocked but the...

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

You would have stayed in an economy with a smaller bathroom. We encourage people to talk with the staff when reserving a room because we have many types of rooms. If bathroom size is important then please ask for a room with a larger bathroom. Our staff is great at keeping our hotel clean, it may have been there were...

Texas
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Comfortable and clean rooms. Can walk downtown and convenient access to RMNP. Complimentary breakfast. Friendly, courteous service. Very well-maintained property an a good option for couples or families.

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

Thank You for the review. Our location is superb. Being next to the river gives a peaceful feeling. To watch and hear the flow of water is just plain relaxing. Also, since we are just a few blocks from downtown anyone can get to all the action in a short time. Our staff continues to keep our Lodge in a...

Austin
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Spacious room with a beautiful view of the river. Love that they have a dvd player in the room and a variety of DVDs to rent for free. Attentive and thoughtful office staff. The breakfast isn't great....definitely continental most basic-- and don't think you can just grab some things from breakfast to snack on during the day (there are tons...

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

We are glad you think our Lodge is the BEST place ever. We want everyone to feel great when they stay at our Lodge. We want everyone to enjoy and have the best possible experience. Our staff and managers find ways to create harmony so that way everyone can have a great vacation. Everyone can set their own pace because...

Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Murphy's was a very clean and pleasant place to stay. We stay there three nights in July after spending a few days at the YMCA Camp with our five year old grandson while visiting the Rocky Mts. I was able to wash and dry clothes which was great. Our grandson enjoyed the pool and play area. The front desk was...

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

We are happy you could stay at our Lodge. The pool is very fun and we are glad your grandson enjoyed it. Our location is awesome. Our staff cares, they want everyone one to enjoy and have the best possible experience. Thanks for the review and we hope you stay again.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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  • 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 

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Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $156 - $306 (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 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
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“We had a double queen room with river-view balcony for myself, my husband and granddaughter. We were quite comfortable. Loved the view.”
jmtorres1954, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“No elevator. You must use outdoor stairs to get to upper level rooms”
832sharonw, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the second floor which gave us an excellent view of the river. Not sure if there are any handicapped accessible rooms.”
surelyoh, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“condos top and bottom 105/106 are exceptional.”
FamilyTimeNGHS1994, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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