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Murphy's River Lodge

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We stayed 7 nights in late September and had a great vacation. The furnishings in our room were a bit dated but housekeeping does a fantastic job cleaning each day which is no small task when you’re hiking every day and have a dog that tends to shed when she travels. We stayed in a second floor room across from...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy you had a great stay at our River Lodge. We do have many rooms to choose from. We have a perfect fit for our guests. We do have a great staff and it's great they shipped your makeup bag to you. They are the best and most thoughtful staff. We love that you have great vacation memories...

Colorado
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Our 5th trip to Murphy's---and we will return! Living on the front range, we have a choice of literally hundreds of destinations and thousands of hotels---and we choose Murphy's. Conveniently located close to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park & an easy walk to downtown Estes shopping and restaurants, squeaky clean, very comfortable and friendly efficient staff---Murphy's is the best! We recommend...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, wow, wow your 5th trip to Murphy's River Lodge. That's what we like to hear. Our lodge does have a great location. We are glad you have returned so many times. We are happy we are part of your vacation. Thanks for sharing your experience. We would like to welcome you back to Murphy's River Lodge.

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We stayed at Murphy's River Lodge, not really knowing what to expect when we booked the trip. The room on a river and the idea of staying in Estes was appealing to us. When we checked in, we were greeted by the friendly owner and her pug! There were packets of freebies that really helped us since we packed light....

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy you stayed at Murphy's River Lodge. We are glad you discovered Estes Park and Murphy's River Lodge. It's a great place to create wonderful vacation memories. Our staff is awesome and they work at keeping our River Lodge clean and running smoothly. Your experience really matters to us. Your review is very descriptive, thank you so much....

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Our first concern was location and this one is great. It's a quiet place with a pleasant paved walk along the babbling river to town and just a short drive into RMNP. We arrived on Wed,Sept 24 and stayed 3 nights, leaving before the crowds arrived on Sat for the weekend drive through the Park. The managers and desk attendent...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome description of our River Lodge. We are extremely happy your experience was so positive. We do want our staff to handle mistakes or glitches in a positive way and they did treat you well. That's exactly what we like to hear. We want all our guests to have great memories of their stay at Murphy's...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Murphy's River Lodge is indeed very clean and I think it would be a great place for families with older children but I would not call it romantic. The hot tub is indoors under a plastic dome as is the pool which I don't find romantic. The minimal breakfast room is inconveniently upstairs, continental with some extras but nothing special....

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We are very proud or our River Lodge and especially our staff. We have an awesome location close to downtown people walk to the shops and restaurants from our Lodge. Next we would like to say we are right next to the river. That in it self is wonderful and so relaxing to hear and see the river. We do...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We stayed at Murphy’s River Lodge on Elkhorn Avenue in September of 2014. We stayed in a second floor room with a river view (which we would highly recommend you get). The river view is so serene and listening to the rustling river was very relaxing, sitting out on the deck or with the windows open at night. The rooms...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the description of your time at our Lodge. That is also what we see. We are so glad that Rocky Mountain National Park was the highlight of your trip. We are excited you love our River Lodge. We are so lucky to have our managers and staff. They keep our guests happy. We hope you...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We had a fraternity reunion at Murphy's Sept. 5th thru 8th, and it was absolutely fantastic. The lodge is a great place to stay -- extremely clean with a very friendly and efficient staff. It is perfectly located within a short walk to downtown Estes Park. We were all treated very graciously, and we would recommend Murphy's to anyone visiting...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know you had a fabulous time. That is exactly what we like to hear. You bragged on our staff and they are so wonderful and they work at making everyone welcome. They put in extra time to make things run smoothly and to keep our Lodge clean and welcoming. Just sounds like you...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 17 September 2014

outstanding experience, great price, excellent free breakfast, pillow top mattress; free DVDs to borrow; friendly staff; adorable pug who lives there. Loved it. I will try to stay there every time, if they have a vacancy - seems to be pretty popular and it's obvious why. We were very pleasantly surprised.

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Yes we are quite popular but please always try to stay with us. People love us because we are close to downtown and next to the river. We are very happy you had such a great experience. Our staff does their best to make everyone happy. We always want appreciation. Thank you for seeing and mentioning the great things about...

Aurora, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 14 September 2014

very comfortable beds offset by crying children next door( kids stay free) and the nosie of people waking across the floor upstairs. Tasteful curtains too short for the window to keep out glaring commercial security lighting outside. Feels like urban/interstate motel. location close to the most beautiful scenery in the country. not worth the 159 a night we paid. Oh,...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Estes Park is a place to enjoy nature and have fun. Our staff gave you a break and let you use an EXPIRED Living Social coupon, and you are still not happy. Our managers and staff are solution oriented. No mention of complaints until you checked out. Our staff is extremely skilled and solve almost all problems. Your loudness and...

Utah
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We returned to Murphy's River Lodge this month after staying there two years ago. We love the location, and on this visit really enjoyed watching a herd of elk nest for the evening across the street. We actually stayed in the same room that we had two years ago. The room is nice (a condo unit on the river on...

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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you being a repeat customer, we have a huge amount of repeat customers. In 2011 we purchased brand new mattresses. We remodeled in 2011, we will look into that room and if the carpet needs attention we will take care of it. The carpet was installed in 2011. We will check on the paint too. In the last 3...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $154 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge
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
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“Pick a room on the main floor next to the river.”
RustIzz, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Unit by river is nice”
carlas51, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“106 has a small window in the front and a big window in the back that faces the river. in contrast to the rooms near us.”
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RamblingMariner, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was quiet even though it overlooked the parking lot.”
raymondw208, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the river.”
M7358TMchris, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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