The Estes Park Resort

The Estes Park Resort

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#21 of 30 hotels in Estes Park
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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Welcome to The Estes Park Resort! The only lodging available on Lake Estes, overlooking not only Lake Estes, but also the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our Full-Service Convention Resort has been completely remodeled, every guest room and public area has the finest offerings you will find anywhere in the area! Our Grand Ballroom has the ability to host up to 150 people for your reception, and larger amounts for your corporate events. Our outdoor wedding ceremony site will provide the most scenic backdrop available anywhere in Colorado and provide you with years of memories! The locally owned restaurant, the Dunraven is on site. Serving breakfast, lunch and an Italian dinner. You cannot beat amazing food with views of Lake Estes and Longs Peak. Don't forget the Qi Lounge, our latest addition, providing an unforgettable spa experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Game room
Children's playground
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

1700 Colorado Peaks Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Denver Intl Airport
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4.0 of 5 bubbles882 reviews
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Nestled near Lake Estes, The Estes Park Resort garners praise for its picturesque location and stunning lake views, with many guests appreciating the proximity to local amenities. However, the atmosphere receives mixed reviews; while some find it clean and occasionally romantic, others feel it's outdated. The service is friendly, but some guests have reported slow responses and check-in delays. While the amenities are generally appreciated, critiques of the hotel's value for money and room conditions suggest that improvements are necessary, as guests call out the need for renovations and raise concerns about maintenance and noise.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Limited

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Debra S wrote a review Oct 2021
Houston, Texas5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First the positive things. The location of the resort was perfect - not too close to town, but close enough. And the lake setting was beautiful! The front desk staff was helpful on arrival after a full day of driving in from Texas. That was much appreciated. The happy hour menu was good (we had the roasted brussel sprouts). The room has a microwave and refrigerator, which was nice.

Now for the "improvement" opportunities. For the price we paid for this "luxury" resort, we expected so much more.

Our room overlooked the parking lot and entrance to the hotel. There was no privacy and no view whatsoever. Parking was limited due to the multiple events that were occurring.

The furnishings were in need of an update (the couch was torn and stained). The bathroom sink was actually not in the bathroom but in the bedroom (AWKWARD), and the mushy pillows were uncomfortable.

The elevator was out of service most of the time we were there. Luckily we were on the main floor and didn't need to use it.

Due to "Covid restrictions", the staff is not allowed to enter your room so don't expect a daily cleaning, fresh linens or a coffee refill - you have to go to the front desk to request towels, coffee, etc. It would be nice if they had informed us of this at check-in. We finally asked.

Like most other hospitality, they are short of staff. We asked to sit outside to have cocktails at the restaurant but were told they didn't have enough servers and so we had to sit inside.

On checkout, the front desk staff was a bit rude. I had to ask for a print out of the charges to confirm they were accurate. She was just ready for us to be on our way.

Overall, a big disappointment for the price. We will stay elsewhere on our next trip to Estes.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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antimony212 wrote a review Oct 2022
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was comfortable, and the view was fantastic. Housekeeping didn't show up in the morning after our first night as we requested. We asked for them to show up at the front desk, as instructed, and said any time in the morning was fine. When we returned to our room in late afternoon, they hadn't come. Someone did eventually come by and changed towels/gave us some extra toilet paper while we were in the room. My main complaint was the Dunraven restaurant/room service. The prices were NOT reflected in the quality of food. We had room service breakfast one day (>$50 for two people's simple breakfasts - my husband ordered biscuits and gravy, I had 2 pancakes and eggs + an OJ), and the eggs were watery, the biscuits/gravy dry. We tried eating at the restaurant the next evening. Ordered the mushrooms as an appetizer - they were flavorless and watery. I ordered the tortelloni and husband ordered the fettuccine. Both dishes were alright, though enormous (and the to-go boxes they give you are FOIL! Which you cannot microwave!), but nothing special for their price tags. In short: the room was great, view was gorgeous, the people at the front desk were very friendly, and the location was convenient, but definitely would not recommend the food. Many better places to eat in town.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarah Heatherly, Owner at The Estes Park Resort
Responded Nov 10, 2022
Dear Guest. We appreciate your feedback. We apologize about these issues you experienced. We appreciate you sharing your comments with us as we will use these as a training tool for future guest interactions. We hope you will give us another chance if you are in the area again. Thank you for staying with us.
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Mara M wrote a review May 2021
Loveland, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel itself was incredible we had an amazing time we loved our room if we visit again we want to request this specific room. When we needed plates they promptly brought them to us to our room. The restaurant Dunraven…we’ll the food was great, everyone else other than our waitress was so kind. Our waitress she had short blonde hair, she didn’t give us her name so not sure what her name was. She was constantly trying to pick up our plates even though we were still eating. It was multiple times, it made us feel very rushed. To top it off it was my husband birthday so honestly it ruined his birthday dinner. At the end we gave her our card to pay. Then she comes and says “do you have another card this was declined” we were confused we did a travel notification with our card. When we called our bank on the reason they said it was processed incorrectly if she would have tried to run it again properly it would have been approved. It was so odd to me she didn’t just try it a second time at least. Not sure if we were taking to long in the table for her, we were in the booth. Or she just didn’t want to be there. We also witnessed her giving the check to the wrong table, she was either in a rush or very distracted or maybe a racial thing? It’s sad because our experience could have been amazing if it wasn’t for her. We actually live 40 min away and visit Estes Park often. Still contemplating if we should return but have the inconvenience of leaving to get food. Just bummed that my husband remembers that experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karen Morris, General Manager at The Estes Park Resort
Responded May 24, 2021
Hi, From The Estes Park Resort, we are glad to hear that your stay went well with us. We are sorry to hear your experience at the Dunraven was not as expected. We hope if you find yourself back in Estes Park, that you choose to stay with us again. We can always recommend more restaurants or fun ice cream spots to celebrate any occasion here in town that are our staff favorites.
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rachdub wrote a review Aug 2020
Dallas, Texas4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of four stayed here for two of the four nights we were in Estes Park. Our rate for a double bed, first floor, lake view room was $349 plus taxes/fees. I’m really glad we weren’t able to book a second or third floor room. My kids (13 yo & 9 yo) loved being able to walk out our room and play on the clean turf while looking out onto the lake. Note: The first floor is not ground level. It’s actually halfway below ground but you can climb out of the patio area onto ground level. The room itself was outdated and didn’t appear clean. The bathroom was the worst. The tub and shower were stained and just gross. Water pressure and temperature was great though. The hotel restaurant serves a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast. The Italian food for dinner is awful and way overpriced for the quality. The baked ziti was almost inedible as it was way over baked and the pasta tasted odd, maybe gluten free. Overall, this room was definitely not worth the price. No even close. We’re now in a cute lodge on the river not too far from the Estes Resort. It’s half the price and soooo much cleaner and nicer.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Sarah Heatherly, Owner at The Estes Park Resort
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about our hotel. I am sad to see that you may not have been satisfied with your stay and hope you will give us the opportunity in the future to provide you will the service you need. Thank you for staying with us and we all hope you have a wonderful week.
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DC wrote a review Jun 2022
23 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 3 nights during our visit to RMNP. The location is nice (on the lake and next to the marina) and the resort itself is pretty and well maintained. You can actually walk from the resort into town using the trail around the lake if you want. It was a nice walk. I was not impressed with our lake view, as you are looking out at a bunch of buildings across the lake as well as the mountains. It is not that pretty. If you get a room on the same side as the restaurant, then you actually do have a very pretty view. My main complaint is that I was not informed at any point before my stay that the workout room, sauna, and rec room would not be available during our stay. I booked almost a month before our stay and there was nothing on the website saying these amenities would not be available during our stay. The cost of the room was not discounted at all (in fact, we paid a premium for staying at this resort and had fewer amenities than we would have had at all of the much cheaper resorts). We should have been told about these things not being available before we arrived. I looked at the website after we checked in and noticed the very vague banner at the top of the webpage that said they were improving the resort. It still didn't mention anything that was closed. I don't feel that is an honest way of doing business. Again, we paid a premium for staying there and received far less than a premium experience. Also, the bathroom sink is in the main room and is very inconvenient. We had to fix food using the same counter space as our toiletries. If anyone went to the bathroom at night, they had to use the sink in the main room to wash their hands, waking others up. In my opinion, the beds are way too soft and it made my back hurt. Others may not find it uncomfortable, but I did. The pillows are also way too big. My husband and I had a hard time sleeping and my neck was sore each morning. We also did not eat at the restaurant at the resort because the prices were way too high for our family. If we hadn't paid such high prices for the room, then the amenities not being available probably would not have bothered me so much. But when you pay close to $400 a night for a 2Q room that has a bathroom sink next to the bed, offers no amenities, and the ony food option is a very expensive restaurant, you don't feel like you got your money's worth.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gloria H wrote a review Jul 2021
Fairborn, Ohio28 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
More like a state park than a resort, for $350/night for a lake view room (lower level/basement) we expected more services and much nicer accommodations. There was housekeeping only every 7 days, we had to put our trash outside our door when we needed it emptied, the pool was closed, the room was dated, windows and patio to our lake view were so dirty we had to call front desk to send housekeeping, the air conditioner was not efficient and air flow was restricted because of a filthy filter which my husband removed and left out for maintenance, the restaurant was mediocre at best, service was slow, the marina cancelled our reservations for a boat because the motor broke snd they couldn’t reschedule until after we were due to depart.

We love Estes Park but there are much many new locations and likely much better places to stay. This lodge sits on Lake Estes and the location is likely the reason it costs so much, the view is lovely but this is NOT a resort.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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eless511 wrote a review May 2022
Bozeman, Montana1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here during our elopement in Estes. The room was clean and the location is great, but other than that we were disappointed by our stay.

The sauna and arcade were both closed and there were no kayak rentals available. Since there is no regular cleaning service, we had to request more coffee each day for our room which for the price was undesirable. We were told we could call down to have it delivered but each time I called the front desk no one answered. The “fire pit” area was also littered with empty bottles and trash.

Finally, there was a wedding party on our last night and there was a room of unattended children left in the room next door. They were screaming and kept pulling on the conjoining door. When I called down to the front desk nobody answered. They settled down, but not the kind of relaxation we were looking for…why would you put a family next to a newlywed couple
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gingerzuk9354 wrote a review Aug 2020
Boulder, Colorado3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
we had made a reservation a month ahead for a room with two twin beds and a balcony with a lake view for which we spent extra money. it was a special anniversary/birthday treat. the room we gt was "garden level." the very small cement patio was sunken so the we had to sit up high on bar stool height chairs and then we could out over the rocks trough a metal railing and around the back of a large sign to see the edge of the lake. also, there was only one twin bed. When I complained to the desk clerk, she said a reservation was only a request and not to expect exactly what we asked for. hummm! we shortened our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Sarah Heatherly, Owner at The Estes Park Resort
Responded Sep 4, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about our hotel. I am sad to see that you may not have been satisfied with your stay and hope you will give us the opportunity in the future to provide you will the service you need. Thank you for staying with us.
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Nicholas L wrote a review Jan 2021
Lone Tree, Colorado2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel staff were friendly, and the check-in and check-out process were quick. Due to COVID, the restaurant and room service had limited menu and hours. We felt safe staying at the hotel since it wasn't crowded and house keeping was only done after we checked out. We booked a King bed room facing Lake Estes and the Rocky Mountains - the view was incredible and the room was clean. We will definitely be back! I am sure that the service and options will be much better once the hotel is back in full operations. I would still highly recommend people to visit this establishment if you are wanting to do a weekend trip and still stay safe and have some social distancing. Unlike Breckenridge, Estes Park is a great place to visit while avoiding the crowds.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Sarah Heatherly, Owner at The Estes Park Resort
Responded Jan 12, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you felt safe especially during these uncertain times. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and we hope to see you again next time you are in the area.
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Bk173105 wrote a review Oct 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado50 contributions35 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Understanding the location and the tourist up charge, this hotel is still greatly overpriced. The rooms and facilities are too outdated for the hefty price they demand. Furthermore, the $300 paid a night does not come with breakfast. One particular front desk staff member was extremely rude and treated guests as an interruption. This hotel is taking advantage of tourists and visitors should look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarah Heatherly, Owner at The Estes Park Resort
Responded Dec 17, 2020
Thank you for sharing your feedback. Providing guests with an enjoyable and memorable experience is a key priority for us. On behalf of our entire team, I sincerely apologize for falling short of your expectations. I will be sharing your feedback with our team. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and hope to see you again!
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40LizG asked a question Mar 2021
Windsor, Colorado2 contributions2 helpful votes
Is the pool still closed?
Kathleen A asked a question Feb 2021
Irvine, United States43 contributions12 helpful votes
Will the pool be open June 4 through 6?
Answer from Karen
Estes Park, Colorado
We do not foresee our pool being open this year.
Answer from Patk168
Oswego, New York19 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes, the rooms were very comfortable.
niccc80 asked a question Nov 2018
Easton, Maryland34 contributions13 helpful votes
Would you say this is a good option for couples? Is the hottub working yet?
Answer from E K
15 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I really enjoyed our trip there this summer; it was beautiful and a romantic getaway.
Gareth wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Put it on your “places to go in America “ list"
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Bernard I wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay at this hotel. "
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Judi R wrote a tip Sep 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent a place with a balcony....so peaceful.....you can walk around the lake....just perfect.."
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lisa wrote a tip Sep 2023
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get an Airbnb"
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Erica T wrote a tip Jun 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book a ‘ ground ‘ floor room. Not kid friendly, at all "
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PRICE RANGE
C$407 - C$610 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Estes Park Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Estes Park Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Taffy Shop (2.6 km), Brownfield's (2.1 km), and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Estes Park Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Estes Park Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Estes Park Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Estes Park Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Estes Park Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cinnamon's Bakery, Donut Haus, and Kind Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Estes Park Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Estes Park Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Estes Park Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Estes Park Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Estes Park Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Birch Ruins (2.2 km).
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