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“Clean and decent”
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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
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“Clean and decent”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Nice little place. Clean and comfortable rooms (I've stayed here twice so far), and great off-season rates. Friendly staff. Elk in the parking lot in the evenings and free WI-FI - what more could you want? :o)

Definitely worth giving them a try! I will likely always check with them first from now on... Happy customer.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
Glad you got to see the elk! They seem to like it here too :D
You just let us know when you'll be heading back and we will take care of the rest! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We appreciate it! Take care!
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I have stayed here before and I will come back time and time again. They are always nice and easy to work with, the rooms are always clean. It is very close to town and even right next to a golf course. They have a great little pond to walk around and enjoy the amazing views. I would recommend it to everyone, it is a great place. Thank you for all the great times.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
Thank you so much for always returning to stay with us. We really appreciate your buisness and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again and take care!
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Firestone, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed in one of Discovery Lodge's cabins and it was great. More room than I had expected; I have stayed at other places in Estes for the same price (or actually more) with not near the amount of room. The accommodations were great we had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare full meals daily. Great helpful staff and kids loved the trout pond. Definitely staying here anytime we are in Estes.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
So happy to hear that you enjoyed our Cabin. We also have a 2 story house with 6 bedrooms total. Of course if you do not need that much space, you can just rent the upstairs with the 3 bedrooms instead. But it is great for large familes or groups. Thanks so much for taking the time out to write us such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you next time! Take care!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I would like to share with others how wonderful The Discovery Lodge is. I have come to call it my home away from home. Nowhere else have I gotten the family feel, my dog is a cherished guest as well. The views are spectacular and the elk often visit. The rooms are beautiful! Cheapest place in town.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you so much! We really appreciate your buisness and so glad you pick us everytime. Your dog is always welcome too of course! :D
We look forward to seeing you again, take care!
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Superior, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I picked this place for a last-minute spring break trip to Estes for myself and several of my friends. The pricing was very competitive, the location was great, and it was one of the only places I found that had rooms that could accommodate 5 people.

The room was spacious and clean and had a great view of the mountains. The amenities were adequate (there is a small microwave and fridge in the room), but if you want a hairdryer you will have to ask the front desk for one as they do not supply them in the rooms. Also, if you pick a room that comes with a fold-out futon, it does not come supplied with linens and pillows, so you will have to ask for that as well. The room did come with a large flat screen TV and DVD player, which is nice to have if you plan to bring any movies on the trip, and I believe you can check out movies from the lobby as well. The TV did not appear to have basic cable, but had a wide variety of music channels.

My only complaints about the motel would be a) the pool area and b) the incessant construction.

The hot tub appeared to be in good shape and was well-maintained, but the pool area was absolutely rank. The pool had been drained and the debris left behind was left to fester in the sun every day. I would certainly suggest that if the pool is not going to be utilized, it should definitely be cleaned out, because every time we were outside, either near the hot tub or on our balcony, we could smell the overwhelming stench of sewage emanating from the pool.

In regards to the construction, we were awoken to the sound of power drills and hammering around 8 am on at least two occasions. The walls are thin at the motel and the sound really travelled, making it nearly impossible to sleep. Again I would suggest possibly waiting until a tad bit later in the morning to commence construction work, because it was so loud that it woke me out of a dead sleep.

Aside from these minor inconveniences, this was a nice place to come back to at the end of each day of our vacation. It is centrally located and we could just walk to town everyday, which was very convenient for us. The people who work here are very friendly and accommodating, happy to help if you have a question or an issue.

I think we would definitely return here the next time we vacation in Estes!

Room Tip: Room 312 is literally next door to the hot tub, which is convenient, but the stench from the dirty p...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Owner at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Please accept our apologizes; we are unable to modify any new building or modifications associated with our pool area due to Estes Park building regulations. We have since cleaned and drained any standing water to eliminate any odor that could be generated from the pool area. We do have basic channels in all of our rooms along with sports and news channels. When making reservations we are able to put supplies in your rooms with any extra amenities so you do not have to specify at check that you would like a hairdryer. Please come back and visit us again we are constantly trying to improve our customer service and the quality of our property.
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Nice location close to town. Nice staff and clean updated rooms. We came in the early spring but I bet this is a great place in the summer with room to sit outside your room and enjoy the scenery. Beds were really comfortable. Doors have screen doors so in the summer you can leave your door open and enjoy the mountain air.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thanks so much for the review! We all try to encourage to take advantage of the nice cool breeze we get from the mountains. We rarely need a/c. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We update rooms every winter, so next time there may be even more improvement! We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again and take care!
Rebecca
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Great price, room was very comfortable, loved the views from the balcony. Wonderful, dog friendly establishment. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thanks so much for the nice review and recommending us! Glad to hear you had a great time. So happy to know our staff was nice and helpful. We look forward to seeing you next time!
Thanks again and take care!
Rebecca
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Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Property: Discovery Lodge
Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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