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Murphy's River Lodge

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed at Murphy's Resort last year and wanted to stay there again, this year, but they were all booked up for our needs. They suggested their "sister" resort and we were able to get the room we needed. Just like Murphy's Resort, the rooms were very clean and easily accessible. We rented a condo room with the full kitchen....

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

Thank you for the awesome review. Annette is a wonderful manager. We have a great staff and they give extra efforts to make our guests happy. It sounds like Stephanie was fun to be around. It's great everything fell together for your family. Your experience is important to us and we are happy had a great vacation and fabulous memories....

Lynden, Washington
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Thank you Murphy's Lodge Estes Park, CO. Your staff and management made us feel so welcome. You made a reunion with friends so memorable. The room by the river was so pleasant. You had everything we could ask for adult and kid friendly. Perfect location to downtown! The sweet woman who took care of the continental breakfast made our morning!...

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are glad you discovered Estes Park and especially Murphy's River Lodge. It's a wonderful place to stay to enjoy life, family and friends. It sounds like our staff helped you enjoy your reunion. Our staff wants to watch and hear about your vacation unfolding. We are so happy Pam started your...

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed with our family of four in the family suite. If you are looking for a river view, this isn't the room for you as it looks out over the road. We are rarely in our room when we travel so this wasn't a concern for us. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. There was a queen...

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

We want each part of your vacation experience to be positive. Our staff works very hard at keeping things clean and making the guests stay be smooth and fun. They are very friendly and love the work they do. We are truly blessed having them work for us. Because we know there of multiple needs for people on vacation we...

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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The family and I stayed for three nights. I was pleasantly surprised by the room. It had a mini fridge and freezer and a microwave. Room was clean and ample room for all our suitcases. The bathroom was small but worked out fine. Daughter loved the pool especially the 9 ft deep area. I even liked it especially since eyes...

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

We always want appreciation. Thank you for seeing and mentioning the great things going on at our hotel. We are glad it was such a positive experience for you and your family. Doug takes care of our pool. He has it down to a fine art. It sounds like you guys had some great relaxing fun and will have some...

Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed at this property from July 5 through July 11, 2014. It came highly recommended and for the most part we were not disappointed. The only complaint we had, and this was minor considering the wonderful climate at 7500 feet, was that the AC unit was somewhat undersized for the nice large room we had. The king bed, lower...

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

We are so happy you had a great experience at our lodge. Oh, yes the location is awesome. The river is so beautiful and the sound of it is relaxing and peaceful. It is true the short walk to downtown is a positive. We are not sure why your water turned cold so fast. The only thing we can think...

Liberty, Missouri
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Murphy's River Lodge in Estes Park and it was wonderful. I was worried because it was more than we normally spend on a room but we did not get a vacation last year and so I splurged this year. It was totally worth it! Our room was right on the river with a...

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

We love when we get compliments, it is music to our ears. The greatest gift to us is to hear about your positive experience. The river does give a feeling of peace and serenity. We do have luggage racks, we wonder where yours was, we will check it out for sure. Next time you want to create an awesome vacation...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Very clean and well maintained. Good location relative to river and Estes Park. Good continental breakfast. Bottom floor rooms can be noisy if there's a lot of activity in the rooms above. Would stay there again.

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

We are happy you made a decision to stay at Murphy's River Lodge, where people are welcomed. With our location next the the river and close to downtown it's easy to go with the flow. We are happy you were comfortable. Thanks for enjoying your stay at our lodge. Please come back.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We spent 4 nights at Murphy's River Lodge. Our family of 5 loved it! Our room was spacious with beds for everyone. The pool was nice, and the breakfast was well stocked every morning. The kids especially liked the in-room DVD player and the selection of DVDs to borrow so we could relax after a day of hiking. The location...

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

We are very happy you enjoyed Estes Park. There are endless options of things to do in Estes Park. We are especially pleased you stayed at Murphy's River Lodge. We are glad you and your family were comfortable. Your experience really matters to us. We are happy your family had a great vacation and great memories. We hope you stay...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our room was clean and the property was well kept. We were close to Estes Park and downtown Estes Fun! The continental breakfast was great and well stocked. We would stay there again! The hot tub and pool are very well kept. Beautiful!

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

We are so happy to hear you had a great adventure in Estes Park. It sounds like Murphy's River Lodge was a great home base for you. We are pleased you enjoyed breakfast and found our Lodge clean and comfortable. We hope you plan another Estes Park adventure and once again stay at Murphy's River Lodge.

Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

This was our second time to stay here. The management and staff are great! The rooms are very nice and clean. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and breakfast. We love sitting on the balcony of our room looking at the scenery. We will most definitely go back!

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

Thank you for being a repeat customer. We are so glad you enjoy the scenery. It is a relaxing place. We are very proud of our managers and staff, they are awesome people. We hope you can stay again. We are happy that you are happy!!

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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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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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 

Additional Information about Murphy's River Lodge

Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: €105 - €182 (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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“Great Location, close enough to walk to downtown, but far enough away to feel secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles Myksjenn, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the condo if you want a kitchen”
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“Get a river side room. Sitting on the deck listening to the water flowing was so peaceful and relaxing!”
 of 5 bubbles bradhoben, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in a lower condo on the river.”
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“Great location, pet friendly”
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