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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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“what a wonderfull stay”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

my wife and myself and 2 other couples spent 2 nights here over valenstine weekend, we traveled with a couple all the way from ne, the other came from the denver area and it was a truly amazing experiance for all of us, my wife and myself have stayed in the past and were so happy to return, the other 2 couples was there first visit, we all enjoyed ourselves so much, we were close to town and resturants and cool shops, the view from the lodge is wonderfull, and they had live music and a great breakfast, the staff here alone makes you want to come back, the rooms that we had were really really nice, and extremly clean, the bed was way better than any bed ive slept in in any other hotel, all i can say is if you want to stay in estes and feel welcome and comforatable and welcome, this is the place for you, seriously, i dont understand some of the complaints i read about murphys river lodge no i mean i dont believe them, but some people are not happy at the ritz either, i love this place and the staff as well and we will be back again and again, thank you murphys river lodge you really made it happen again for us

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Rodger,
Thank you for your review! It was great to have you and your friends stay with us. Thank you for all the compliments, I have a great staff that works very hard. The live music was amazing over Valentines Day weekend. A lot of our guest really enjoyed it. We look forward to your group returning and staying with us again soon!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is an awesome place to stay in Estes. Very clean. Wonderful staff. We got to see elk walk right up into the property!! It was amazing. We will be back soon! The beds were very comfortable and the room was spacious.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
April,
Thank you for your review! I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you come back again next year for your Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Stayed here 2 nights. We had a very nice room, it was clean. The continental breakfast was great and we enjoyed the indoor pool/hot tub. They also have a large selection of DVDs that can be checked out during the stay. We will come again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Matt,
Thank you for your review! We enjoyed having you stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed the Breakfast, indoor heated pool/hot tub and the FREE DVDs. Thank you for the compliment on our clean rooms, we have an amazing housekeeping staff. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Our experience at Murphy's River Lodge was Great. We had checked into another hotel and left a hour in there. We went to the Murphy's River Lodge, not only was the staff and Guest Services awesome, kind and friendly, the rooms were very clean, The beds were comfortable and even had live music . I stay at a lot of Hotels & Lodges and it felt like home here. If you're in Estes Park, I recommend staying here. Thank You!

Green Features: All Products used in my room were Eco friendly products and they had a good recycle bins to keep animals safe.
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Mandi,
Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We want all our guest to feel at home. I am glad you had a chance to enjoy the Free music we had up in the community room Feb 14th & 15th. Cowboy Rodg and Woody did a great job!! We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We received this weekend get away from our son David and his wonderful girlfriend Katelyn for Christmas. It was a much needed escape. We were greeted by a warm and friendly staff, all of the staff were friendly and helpful. The room as well as the entire property was clean comfortable and well kept. We will recommend this lodge to anyone who wants to get away.

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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Craig and Darlene,
Thank you for your review! That was awesome for David and Katelyn to give you both a much needed getaway for Christmas. Your son must of knew it was time to get Mom and Dad to relax and have some down time. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay in this very comfortable, but not fancy hotel. The room was clean and roomy, complimentary breakfast was nice, and the location was close to town with shopping and activities. We were given coupons to a couple of local places. It was very relaxing with a mountain winter feel!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Cathy,
Thank you for your review! Thank you for stay with us during your trip to Estes Park.
With our location being only 3 blocks from downtown, it is great for walking to all the shops and restaurants in town.
I love the way you described your stay "very relaxing with a mountain winter feel!"
We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

My husband and I wanted to get out of the city for a weekend and decided to make a trip Estes Park as our getaway. When we arrived at Murphy's River Lodge we were welcomed with a warm greeting from the staff - who continued to be very friendly and accommodating our entire stay. Our room was very cozy with the fireplace and little balcony, overlooking the river, where we were able to enjoy our morning coffee in the beautiful surroundings. We were very close to Rocky Mountain National Park where we went snow shoeing, then finished the day with a quick walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner. This charming hotel was the perfect place for our weekend trip to Estes. We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Ashley,
Thank you for your review! I am so glad you chose Estes Park and Murphy's River Lodge as your destination for your weekend getaway. The Rocky Mountain Park offers some beautiful spots to snowshoe, I am glad you had the chance to enjoy that during your getaway. Our King river with fireplace is a great room to relax by a fireplace after a day of snowshoeing. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon!
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Property: Murphy's River Lodge
Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
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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 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family 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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Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park, CO

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