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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Clean, well maintained, convenient location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Very clean and well maintained. Good location relative to river and Estes Park. Good continental breakfast. Bottom floor rooms can be noisy if there's a lot of activity in the rooms above. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
We are happy you made a decision to stay at Murphy's River Lodge, where people
are welcomed. With our location next the the river and close to downtown it's easy to go
with the flow. We are happy you were comfortable. Thanks for enjoying your stay at
our lodge. Please come back.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We spent 4 nights at Murphy's River Lodge. Our family of 5 loved it! Our room was spacious with beds for everyone. The pool was nice, and the breakfast was well stocked every morning. The kids especially liked the in-room DVD player and the selection of DVDs to borrow so we could relax after a day of hiking. The location is ideal. We were able to easily walk to all the shops and restaurants downtown. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
We are very happy you enjoyed Estes Park. There are endless options of things to do in Estes Park.
We are especially pleased you stayed at Murphy's River Lodge. We are glad you and your family were comfortable. Your experience really matters to us. We are happy your family had a great vacation and great memories. We hope you stay with us again.
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our room was clean and the property was well kept. We were close to Estes Park and downtown Estes Fun! The continental breakfast was great and well stocked. We would stay there again! The hot tub and pool are very well kept. Beautiful!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We are so happy to hear you had a
great adventure in Estes Park.
It sounds like Murphy's River Lodge was a
great home base for you. We are pleased
you enjoyed breakfast and found our Lodge
clean and comfortable. We hope you plan
another Estes Park adventure and once
again stay at Murphy's River Lodge.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

This was our second time to stay here. The management and staff are great! The rooms are very nice and clean. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and breakfast. We love sitting on the balcony of our room looking at the scenery. We will most definitely go back!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for being a repeat customer.
We are so glad you enjoy the scenery.
It is a relaxing place. We are very proud of
our managers and staff, they are awesome people.
We hope you can stay again.
We are happy that you are happy!!
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed 3 nights along the river-had a deck which we thoroughly enjoyed. Also enjoyed visiting with others around the fire pit in the afternoon and evening. The managers & staff are very nice & able to answer any question you ask. Would definitely recommend the lodge and would return for relaxation. Able to walk to town which we enjoyed or trolley is available also.

Room Tip: We enjoyed being along the river
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thank you for letting us know you had a wonderful stay.
We are excited to hear you enjoyed hanging around with
others at the fire pit. We are truly blessed to have a wonderful
staff. They help make the Lodge a comfortable place to stay.
Thanks for staying with us!
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed here for 2 nights in July. We originally had booked for 1 night only, but after arriving and discovering a few more things we would like to do, we wanted to extend our stay. This was 4th of July week, and I knew that they would be busy, and probably booked. Loretta and her staff were amazing, they bent over backwards to accommodate our last minute change of plans. They are very organized and guest satisfaction is a top priority. We found the rooms (and we stayed in 2 different ones) very clean and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning is the perfect way to start your day, they have many activities and free DVD rental. It really is a mini home away from home. We will definitely return.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you for the great comments.
We are so happy you could extend your stay.
There is lots to do in and around Estes Park.
We are so glad Murphy's was your home away from home.
So happy everything was clean and neat for you.
We hope you stay with us again. We love repeat customers.
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We spent 4 days here over the July 4th, 2014 holiday and we enjoyed our stay. Our room faced the river which sounded relaxing at night. Continental Breakfast was nice as was the swimming pool. The room was nice and clean which is all we needed. The staff was very nice and friendly especially the front desk young lady Stephanie. It was nice that it was walking distance from downtown and the Trolley stop is right across the street, perfect! Glad I found somewhere I can be comfortable staying when we return. I recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the river are relaxing since you can hear the river all night. There are no elevato...
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Green Features: very clean premises, linens and towels were all pretty clean so no worries there. The weather was great so we never needed to turn on the AC in the room.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
We are so happy you had a great experience.
Our location is awesome. We are lucky to be by the
river and close walk to downtown. We do have a wonderful
staff and they will be glad to help with luggage. It shouldn't be
an issue to get luggage to the second level. We want everyone
to be very happy while staying at our lodge.
Our keeps the place clean. We have a wonderful
friendly staff. We would love to have you stay with us again.
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Property: Murphy's River Lodge
Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number:
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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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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