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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Upon checking in, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist, and later the manager. Both were very accommodating and very pleasant. We were charged extra for the river view. However, all we could see from the small bedroom window was the unfinished construction! Our room did not smell fresh, but that could be due to the age. The bathroom was...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Bruce, Thank you for the compliment on our friendly staff. I have read your review and I wish you would of addressed your concerns during your stay with us. We always want to make our guests feel at home and make sure they are happy during their stay. I can not fix the items you mentioned to help you enjoy...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Everyone at Murphy's was SO friendly and very accommodating! I LOVED how they take your picture in the big rocking chair, and then immediately present it to you in a frame. The place looked kind of old/run down, but our room was recently renovated and very spacious. Plus, both the pool and hot tub were very clean and inviting. And...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love taking our guests picture in our BIG chair and framing it FREE for our guest to remember their stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed that! Our Owner has chosen to keep the look of the outside of Murphy's River Lodge to fit the mountain setting we are located in. With...

Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Close to Estes Park business district & RMNP, very clean, beds comfortable but a bit soft for us. The second floor breakfast room is one of the best features, sunny south exposure, nice framed art, good selection of breakfast items. Easy check in/out, friendly staff. Free DVDs to check out.

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Murphysmrlandmr, Manager at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jerry for your review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and our complimentary continental breakfast in our community room. We are going to have live music 6-9 PM on February 14th & 15th for our guests to be able to enjoy the room even more. Thank you...

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2014

It was okay. We were looking for a yearly family vacation spot. This isn't it really. I asked about the grill and paid more to be by the stream, but the room was upstairs and was of no value to being near the stream. Walking in freezing cold to pool stinks. First night pool way too cold. Crowded hottub. Not...

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

Thank you for your review. Sorry you felt your stay was not as pleasant as most our guests. Our second floor rivers rooms are very popular. In the winter you may not hear the river flowing as much as during the spring and summer and the humming bird are not greeting you on your balcony. All our rooms have exterior...

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Service was great, very clean, nice breakfast and pool/hot tub area. Close to downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. River was just outside the french doors off of the covered deck. You did have to provide your own Duraflame logs for the fireplace.

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

Thank you for your reviews! I am glad you were able to stay in one of our River Condos. Having a fireplace, views of both the mountains and being right on Fall River make these rooms very popular. You will have to return in the summer, guest love opening the french doors to their own balcony and listen to nature...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Murphy river lodge. It was in a great location (short pretty walk by the river to the main street). The staff were all friendly and the room was great! Comfortable bed, spacious yet cozy room and perfectly neat and clean! It was decorated nicely, had a nice warm homely feel and great amenities....

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

Thank you for your review! Our staff enjoys helping guest with their needs. Our Lodge was just renovated in 2011 with all new beds,linens and decor, we are glad you felt at home. We hope you can make it back in the summer and enjoy sitting out by the river. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for...

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We went here using a Living Social deal (and upgraded our deal to include a river view room and Jacuzzi tub). I was very pleased that we did receive a crappy room because we were using a coupon. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable; upon request they gave restaurant suggestions, etc. Our stay included a bottle of wine, coupons...

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad you were able to upgrade your room to the King River Jacuzzi room. It is one of our more popular rooms. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfasts and our wide variety of FREE DVDs to watch. Our Lodge was just renovated in 2011 with all new beds,...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed over New Years and was happy we could walk downtown; the staff was very helpful getting us pointers on the best things to do in Estes Park as well. Rooms were spacious, clean, and up to date. Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park was also a big perk as we went snowshoeing the next day. Only issue issue we...

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad you were able to spend your New Years in beautiful Estes Park. I am happy the staff was able to provide helpful information on the best activities in town. Snow shoeing is a great way to spend a day in Estes Park, I am glad you had a chance to enjoy that....

Colorado, USA
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed here the Monday after Christmas after getting a Groupon gift for the motel. The girl in the office was very friendly and checked us in quickly. Our room was fairly large and comfortable. I did find some loose change on the floor by the bed indicating they didn't vacuum it as well as they should have, but otherwise...

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

Thank you for your review! I will be looking into your concerns. I am glad you enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast. We like our soap and shampoo dispensers, it is part of our lodge going green. All of our rooms have compact fridge, microwave and coffee makers. We want to give our guest every convenience we can. We also agree...

Greer, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Last minute stay, drove 3 hours to be here, GM treated us right along with the front desk person. Nice renovated room, just as described they did us a solid here, cam with our little dog and no issues. Worth the time and nice place to stay.

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad you stayed with us on your last minute trip. I am happy you were able to bring your little dog along on your trip. We have several pet friendly units and want people that have furry family members to feel welcome. We hope you return soon and visit us again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 

Additional Information about Murphy's River Lodge

Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $138 - $257 (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 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
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“Rooms facing the river should give you a great view!”
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