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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here one night. Check in and check out were flawless. The room was good sized, with a nice balcony and beautiful views. We were able to park right outside our room. The carpet was filthy and my wife's slippers, which she wore during our stay, had to be thrown away...they were disgusting. We stayed here because there was no requirement for prepay or onerous cancellation times, which many of the better hotels in Estes Park impose.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Extremely disappointed. Our room was not clean. There were toenail clippings on the carpet, holes in the sheets. Pet friendly motel but the room had a very overwhelming pet urine smell and when we complained, they brought up a bottle of Febreze to try and camouflage the smell, which only made it worse. We found it to be very overpriced for what we got. Management passed the blame off on the cleaning crew and laundry company. I wouldn't recommend to anyone ever!!!

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is a good place to spend the night visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park if you are looking for a hotel at a low price. The beds and linens are fairly old, but they are still comfortable. The room also had no A/C, making it not a great place to hang out during the heat of the day, but it is fine at night as long as you leave the bathroom window open. The rooms aren't dirty, but there is not a lot of attention to detail, a spider had taken up residence in our room prior to our stay and was still there when we checked out. The service we received was good and there was free fresh coffee in the lobby each morning. This hotel will cover your basic needs for a room near Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Basic motel property. Our room was ready on time. It was very clean and the bathroom had recently been remodeled. We were within walking distance to the downtown area and Lake Estes. The motel sits on the golf course so the views are beautiful. We were able to book for right around $100. I found it to be a great value.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Interesting place, clean and roomy. On edge of town but shuttle is a block away or you can walk to town. No A/C and was stuffy, although it does cool down at night you have to leave the sliding door open to get a breeze and there isn't a lock on the screen! We asked for a roll away and it was more like a cot! Oh no soap so bring your own.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

in town that rips off tourists its a breath of fresh air, its old, clean, good beds,
no coffee maker so what, get it in lobby, parking good, grounds good location good
was 100 when other places were $140

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Discovery Lodge is always clean and convenient with friendly staff; nice grounds with private fishing pond for catch and release, plenty of close parking, playground equipment for children, bbq grills, picnic tables, gazebo, new hot tub, large ice machine, free coffee and tea in the mornings, and cable TV. It is located close to downtown Estes Park for shopping, entertainment and restaurants, and close to Lake Estes, Estes Dog Park, Estes Park Museum, and the Rocky Mountain National Park. They are reasonably priced and accept well-behaved dogs in certain rooms with advance notice when booking reservations. The view from most rooms is perfect and in the evenings, elk stroll through the area. I always visit before the rush of tourists and hot weather, as the majority of Estes Park hotels do not have air conditioning. Noise has never been a problem but I’m also not there during the heavy tourist season when inconsiderate people make noise. Some of the rooms are more updated than others, but they are working on improvements all the time. Stayed at the Discovery Lodge for the 8th time in May of 2014 and highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: £57 - £112 (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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Discovery Hotel Estes Park
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Discovery Lodge Estes Park, CO

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