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“Great Family Lodge!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Manhattan, Kansas
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Family Lodge!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We just got back from a four night stay at Murphy's. The staff was great and helped us with planning our trips in to Rocky Mountain National Park. The rooms are clean and updated as nice as some of the higher chains but with the local owner service! each morning there is a light breakfast where families were comparing the various places they visted in the Estes area and shared the go to's and must see places.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

My husband and I just returned from a six night stay at Murphy's River Lodge. We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The lodge is well kept, clean, grounds are beautiful, great location, water view of the river, and wildlife galore. We enjoyed watching the many hummingbirds and elk stroll on the property. It's just a short drive to the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. We wish we lived closer so we could return more often.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

I booked a room with river view. We arrived late in the day (9.30pm) and the hotel owner came down to make sure we arrived safely, which was greatly appreciated. The room with the tub was really comfortable. The hotel is perfectly located just a few minutes away from town center and main road. The breakfast is simple but with everything you need (maybe orange juice could be better: it wasn't available the first day we had breakfast). Overall a good experience with good value for the price.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Service was great. Rooms were very clean. Location was perfect. Pool was perfect for kids and breakfast was as good as a continental breakfast can be. Would definitely stay here again but with a river view next time. And cheapest bike rental in Colorado! And beds were the most comfortable of our whole trip

  • Stayed August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

The remodeled rooms with a view if the river are nice. The staff is very
accommodating and helpful. Especially Loretta who is the manager. I injured
my toe right before out trip and did not have the proper wraps for it.
She went out of her way to wrap my toe and even delivered some to
my room! Her husband also was wonderful with directions and suggestions.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

The kids loved the pool and breakfast. Free firewood for the firepit by the river was a nice touch! My only complaint was that I could hear the screaming child in the room next to us. I would definitely stay there again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We just returned from our stay (five days) at Murphy's River Lodge in Estes Park. We loved our stay here. We had a beautiful and very clean room. Our room had a large size balcony/deck which overlooked the river and the mountains. We saw elk two different mornings outside our room. The king bed was super comfortable as well. The location can't be beat, it's only a 2-3 block walk to the shops and restaurants and only a four mile drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. We drove into the park each day to do significant day hiking and it was wonderful to return to our great room at Murphy's to relax and enjoy the views and walk to dinner. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Murphy's River Lodge
Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access 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:
#1 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park, CO

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