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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while we did a quick trip to Rocky Mountain NP. The room was clean and quiet. We had a queen bed with small table off to the side, fridge and flat screen. Wifi worked great. There were chairs outside if we had wanted to sit out and chat. We didn't get a chance to really take advantage of the amenities they offered. But, it was a nice quiet, clean and the staff was very friendly. It is located near a grocery, restaurants and a short drive to the park. If we come back to RMNP, def will stay here!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at the Discovery Lodge. I am glad to know that the room was clean and you were able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air! I am also glad to know you were happy with the location! We will see you soon and look forward to serving you in the future!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed here for the first time for just one night, but wish that we could have stayed longer. The location is excellent, with restaurants all around that you can walk to and Downtown right there. The staff is very friendly and the rooms were spotless. We seen elk right out back. We will surely stay there each time we go to Estes Park.

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1  Thank r1pet
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It is so easy to take for granted the wildlife living here year round and I look forward to the excitement the elk bring to you and our other guest when they are spotted! We will see you in the near future!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at the Discovery Lodge over Memorial Day weekend. We were on a road trip with no reservations.....just stopping when we were tired and going through Colorado and onto Wyoming for Yellowstone. This was such a pleasant place and close to downtown food and shopping. The hotel is cabin style and there are several buildings set out onto a piece of land that looks onto the mountains. The hotel buildings are surrounded by trees and a pond. When you look out you see the mountains. We saw elk across the street at dusk. It's a great view and a good way to bed down at night or get up in the morning. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable...and they reserved a room for us a few hours before we arrived in Estes even though we were paying cash and don't use credit cards. I thought that was super nice considering such a busy travel time. Friendly staff at the front desk. Great price/value at $80 a night. I wish we had stayed here several days. Highly recommend as good value for the price.Will definitely stay here again when returning to Estes Park.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for your kind words in reviewing us here at the Discovery Lodge! We are happy we could be that place for you to come and rest your head for a night before continuing on with your road trip! Sometimes just being in the presence of the majestic mountains is all you need! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for only one night in one of their rooms. It was very clean, and close to the little downtown area. The Stanley Hotel is also a short walk from it. I would come back if I visit Estes park again.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again soon! We look forward to serving you in the future!

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stopped to check rates and were greated by the friendliest people I've experienced in a long time. The rooms and rates are "very" competitive, neat and tidy with the most gorgeous views you will ever experience in Estes Park. They have their own fishing pond(C&R) next to a golf course on Lake Estes - jogging trail is close by also (or walk if you prefer). Elk and Deer are plentiful and taking Photos is a breeze. We needed a micro wave and Bryan almost beat us back to the room with one. The rest of the staff were very helpful with directions and info on places to visit (Brenda & Melinda) and the best routes to take. Wonderful place!

Room Tip: Every room has a magnificent view.
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words in reviewing us here at the Discovery Lodge! It pleases us to know that you enjoyed your stay and were able to see all the amazing views! We always want to make sure you are happy and your needs are met! We look forward to serving you in the future! Have a great year!

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I have stayed here each year for 4 straight years. And I keep coming back. The rooms are very large and clean. The prices are very reasonable. The grounds are very nice. And the location is close to town and on the shuttle route. If you are expecting the Taj Majal, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a clean large room for very good rate and a good location, this is the place.

p.s. The elk that frequently cross the grounds or that are constantly on the golf course next door come at no extra charge.

Room Tip: Please note the rooms are not air conditioned. This is Estes Park, by the way. But ask for fans if y...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at the Discovery Lodge! We are pleased that you have always had a good experience at our hotel and look forward to serving you in your future stays! And yes, the elk do consider this their home as well! :)

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We were greeted with a friendly helpful office help. Brenda, Melinda and Bryan do an outstanding job at greeting you and helping with any questions. They set us up in a very nice room with a great view of the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park. We are within walking distance to downtown and the grocery store. They have a beautiful pond and playground area along with their Hot Tub. We experienced the Mother's Day snow of 2014!!! It is a cozy, friendly clean lodge that we
Now know as our Estes Home!!!! They even brought us a microwave to go along with our small refrigerator. We not only had a view of the beautiful lodge grounds but also a fantastic mountain view!! Can't wait to go back!!! David does a fantastic job of managing this place!!☺️

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Discovery_Staff, Owner at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Wow, thanks for such a great, detailed review where you've named every Front Desk team member! We do try very hard to keep our property nice and clean and yes, we are SO lucky to have an amazing view of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our number one priority however is guest service and we are very lucky to have a great staff this season.

It is guests like you that make our "jobs" so fun. We really hope to see you again soon.

Thanks!

Leslie
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Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#10 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: £47 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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