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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

While most reviews mention that the rooms are great, ours appeared to be the one that has not been renovated. It was clean and comfortable, but it seemed very old. The hotel was not close enough for me to walk to town, it was a short drive to the main tourist shopping and restaurant area.

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

Murphy's River Lodge was renovated around two years ago. All our rooms have new beds, linens, new curtains and all the walls have been painted with new pictures hung on the walls. Our location being only 2 1/2 blocks from where all the store start on the west side of town and still being located on the Falls River with... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Murphy's River Lodge. The location is ideally located just a couple of blocks from the downtown strip, well within walking distance of shopping and a good variety of restaurants. The lodge is very clean and the staff very pleasant and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and planning a return trip next year.

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

Thank you for your review. We look forward to you returning again next year! More 

Chicago
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Had the opportunity to stay at Murphy's River Lodge with my son. The rooms are clean. Kudos to the housekeeping staff as they really do a great job keeping up the rooms. I also appreciated all the help from the friendly staff. It made our stay very pleasurable. The location is ideal with the main strip of shops being very... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I agree that are housekeeping staff does a great job on our rooms. We look forward to you and your son returning and staying with us again. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We have had the pleasure of staying at Murphy's River Lodge two summers in a row! We love the beautiful location; right on the river and walking distance to town! The amenities are great! We love the indoor heated pool and the complimentary breakfast! Very clean and fantastic service. People are friendly and helpful. My whole family looks forward to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you came back to stay another summer with us during your time at Estes Park. We are looking forward to your third visit and hopefully become part of your yearly visit to Estes Park. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent almost a week at Murphy's River Lodge and would have been happy to stay longer. It's a wonderful place to stay, located right on the Fall River at the edge of town, close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants, yet with a quiet, secluded feeling at night. The rooms are spotless and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again. More 

Minnetonka
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Murphy's River Lodge is a gem. All the charm of classic lodge yet completely renovated and updated. Walking distance from Estes Park shops & restaurants but you can step out onto your private porch and watch the river as it flows only a few feet from your door. The staff couldn't have been more helpful & genuinely friendly. We'll be... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad you stayed in one of our popular RIVER ROOMS and had the chance to enjoy the peaceful sound of the river flowing by. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Murphy's River Lodge is conveniently located and within easy walking distance on the West end of the Estes Park downtown area. The morning breakfast is a buffet (greatly expanded continental) of choices prepared by friendly staff that is located on the 2nd floor in a spacious room. Breakfast can also be taken out to the deck that partially wraps around... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Murphy's River Lodge. We look forward to your next visit (maybe next time you will get to see a bear). More 

Galesburg, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We absolutely LOVED our stay at Murphy's River Lodge! This has been our 2nd time this summer! Doug and Annette go out of their way to make your stay an awesome one. Rooms are clean, nice amenities and great beds! If you are on the river, you can sleep to its lovely song. Nice pool, hot tub and great continental... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Doug and I are happy that your stay with us was enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Saginaw, MI
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my family for a few nights on our family vacation. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the price is very reasonable. Also, the location is excellent. It's not far from the park entrance and is right in town near shops and restaurants, but it is still in... More 

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

Thank you for your Review! I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you returning again! More 

Janesville, Wisconsin
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48 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed here with our teen daughter. The location is wonderful...you can walk to downtown shops and restaurants easily. The creek is beautiful and there is a fire pit, grills, and picnic tables on the property to use. The breakfast was good and we enjoyed sitting outside overlooking the creek. The rooms are updated and the beds are super comfortable.... More 

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

Thank you for the review! I am happy your family enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to enjoy the free DVDs we have for rent in the office. We look forward to you returning and staying with us again soon! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $140 - $255 (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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“I had a room on the side by the road but never heard a thing!”
 of 5 bubbles joyous1123, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“over-looking the creek!”
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“I think all rooms would be good!”
 of 5 bubbles iluv2vacation, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have a pet, rooms on the end, near the pet area, are ideal.”
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“Travelers noisy as they walk upstairs wooden walkway (talking, dragging suitcases). Loved the creek overview.”
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