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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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1 review
“I highly recommend this hotel if you want excellence.”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The managers did a great job fixing up and redecorating the rooms, main office with dining room and the grounds. The whole staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room had an African theme, was very clean, had all the conveniences of home, and the bed comfy. The free breakfast had a wide variety of items including soy milk for those who cannot tolerate regular milk. Very comparable to a 5 star, expensive hotels but at a reasonable, affordable rate. Thumbs up! Clark & Kathy

  • Stayed August 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

What a great place! Located right on the lake Estes path, I ran around the lake each morning, it was beautiful. (I saw elk swimming in the lake)
The rooms were very clean. Great beds and nice atmosphere. We felt like part of family. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. I will stay here each visit from here on.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is far from a five star resort, but it is a truly excellent value with nice beds, nice views, flat screen tv, dvd player - with solid dvd library at front desk, very solid continental breakfast, fridge, microwave, coffee maker.
We were in a lake view king, which was spacious and comfortable. They also have a lot of gas grills and are just up the street from a huge safeway.
Extremely friendly staff.
We will definitely return and highly recommend this as a good place to stay in Estes Park.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Dighton, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Spent Labor Day weekend at Murphy's Resort and had a great stay. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Saturday night they hosted a Bar-B-Q and had live music. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The Murphy's Resort in Estes Park is a wonderful experience. The rooms are totally remodeled
with new mattress,comfortable decor, flat screen, mini refrigerator, microwave, internet,clean,
well kept. The pool and hot tub are new, picnic tables, and breakfast in the morning. It is the
best we've stayed over many year's in Estes Park.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a great place to stay! Even with plenty of people around it was nice and quiet. It was perfect for family because we could relax and the kids could have fun with minimal effort. We played at the playground on site, walked over to the lake which is beautiful and close, swam in the pool and enjoyed the hot tub. We loved that there are so many grills to use and the grounds are beautiful and there are so many improvements and nicely designed elements being added. Our kids loved getting to choose movies to borrow as well. Breakfast was wonderful with lots of variety which is important to us. They were constantly checking it so nothing ran low or out. It's in a nice open and bright room which is kept extremely clean. The managers were super helpful with recommending places for us to eat in town based on the type of food and price range we offered. They were generally friendly and interested. We talked to the owners who are great people and described some of their ideas and future plans. We look forward to returning and seeing them develop! Our room had an amazing view; it looked right over the lake and the mountains are an amazing backdrop. The brand new mattress and the bedding was super comfortable. We got an amazing nights sleep. It was the perfect way for us to spend the last night of our vacation! We talked to several other people who had also really enjoyed their stay. Great choice!

Room Tip: We loved our room on the south side with the view of the lake and mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

We were just there a couple weeks ago (coming from Colorado Springs) and were so pleased with the place, we're giving serious consideration to making a second go next weekend. The value can't be beat. Ok, sure, so maybe a piece of furniture or two in the room clearly stands out as dated, but who cares. The place is CLEAN, which is most important to me. Even the dated bathroom fixtures- I have no idea how they got it all so clean, but it's impressive. The rooms are also bigger than most new rooms. You can almost see their priority list of upgrades, and I have to say they got it exactly right. I'd totally take a new mattress over a new end table piece or dresser or random chair. Frankly, I kinda hope they leave the place EXACTLY as is. Too many more upgrades and I'm afraid they'd up the price. I like it just how it is.

Breakfast is awesome, too. More than enough. I didn't see any complaints in the few reviews i browsed, but if there are any, I guarantee its wrong.

Oh, and there was an elk in the grass area in our first morning. Such a COOL place, clean, great value, love it!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Address: 1650 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8938
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#6 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's Resort at Estes Park 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's Resort at Estes Park is near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Local points of interest like the Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park Conference Center and Lake Estes are minutes from this Estes Park, CO hotel.Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy being close to recreation areas like Rocky Mountain National Park that offers unparalleled scenery, numerous hiking and walking trails, lush valleys, a variety of wildlife and more. Several trails, horse stables and bike paths are close by. Hotel features include:Free continental breakfast Free wireless high-speed Internet, Some rooms are Pet-friendly. Guests of this Estes Park, CO hotel can also enjoy the seasonal outdoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, exercise room and children's playground during their stay.All guest rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, safes, flat screen TV's, DVD players and cable television. Select rooms also have kitchen facilities, sofa sleepers, whirlpool bathtubs and spacious work desks, some offer great lake views. Connecting rooms can be requested.Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Ample free parking is provided and can accommodate most cars, trucks or buses.If you are looking for countless amenities and inviting accommodations, Murphy's Resort is the perfect place to call home in Colorado. We are close to a number of attractions and have an outstanding staff. ... more   less 
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