We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Murphy's River Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Murphy\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,111: English reviews
Start your review of Murphy's River Lodge
 Click to rate
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to Estes Park for a quick honeymoon and took along our dog and needed a dog friendly room. This lodge didn't disappoint. We stayed in room 302, which had a view of the lake and a king bed. The mattress was so comfortable. The room was very clean and had bathroom amenities, fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. We went to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rebecca M
MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We are so glad that you had a great honeymoon and we look forward to celebrating many more honeymoons with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MRL is a great choice in Estes Park. The staff are very attentive to your needs while you are there. Office is well stocked with items you might run out of during your stay plus a selection of family games and a well stocked DVD library. The rooms are nice with either the patio or deck (depending on floor level)....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andy M
MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review ! The rooms facing the Fall River are always a good choice. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again !!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Economical and within easy walk to main strip and all its attractions. Murphy's staff is detail oriented and polite. The rooms are clean and the price is fair. We stayed in a mini queen with a balcony over the river and really enjoyed ourselves. There is a cold continental breakfast, pool and hot tub. Murphys seems very popular with young...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Weenie123
MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are lucky to have such a great staff ! Come back and stay with us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The management and staff go above and beyond to make your stay more than comfortable, great view of the Rocky's from the porch, quiet and friendly community. We plan to move to CO next year after the visit and pleasant time we had at this resort.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HomelessLeprechaun
MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting our staff and management team. We really do have great people at Murphy's and appreciate the compliments!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time, the lodge is perfect distance (walking distance) from all other activities in the area. The owner spends quality time with her guests and makes it feel like home. Staff was friendly and the location was beautiful. Hot tub and pool were the perfect way to end a night of sight seeing.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bookandnooks
MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! Being able to walk 3 minutes to downtown and being located on the Fall River is a great combination. We look forward to seeing you again !!!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stayed here end of February. We had an amazing time. Hotel was great, clean, quiet and staff was awesome & offered suggestions in where to dine. Saw lots of wildlife steps from the outdoors. Look forward to coming back.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mmedinaDEN
Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy that you and your son had a good time at Murphy's. Thank you for complimenting our staff ! They really do a great job !!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with Murphy's River Lodge. We were greeted by an enthusiastic employee at the front desk who thoroughly explained all of the amenities of the Lodge. The room was extremely clean, and was stocked with coffee, tea, and kitchenware to use in case we wanted to cook. They offered a continental breakfast, similar to one at a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tristan G
Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. We really appreciate your feedback! Please come back and see us again.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off I have to mention the great staff, everyone was friendly and helpful. But the person who made the biggest impression (we spent the most time with her), was the sweet lady who worked the breakfast area each morning. In the words of my 7 year old grandson, She must be the reason they are so busy here, she...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Myksjenn
Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for all of the nice compliments. We feel we have the best staff in town and we appreciate you noticing !! Please come back and see us soon !!

Westminster, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Murphy's is conveniently located near RMNP where we like to spend time year round. We love to prepare our own meals at home and when we travel and Murphy's condos have well equipped kitchens. The hot tub is welcome after a day on the trails and we enjoy the movies they have to check out in the lobby - a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank fr0d0cat
Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Our Riverview Condo are units that we are very proud of. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are able to come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Murphy’s this past weekend during a last minute trip to the Stanley. My fiancé has always wanted to go there. Anyways, we stayed at Stanley the first night and Murphy’s the second. I was half expecting Murphy’s to be another tourist trap with trite staff like at Stanley. But I called to see if we could check...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Darcy34
Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for all of the nice compliments and we certainly will consider your positive suggestions ! Please come back and stay with us again!

642 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (290)
Viewed
Room/Suite (62)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (52)
Viewed
View from Room (41)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
1:53
Videos (4)
Viewed
Other (105)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (324)
Viewed
Amenities (3)
Viewed
King Room on the River (71)
Viewed
Lower King River Condo (90)
Viewed
Pool (25)
Viewed
Dining (44)
Viewed
Standard Double Queen Room off the River (51)
Viewed
The Hotel (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Estes Park hotels
3.1 km away
Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
0.3 km away
Silver Moon Inn
Silver Moon Inn
#2 of 29 in Estes Park
724 reviews
2.1 km away
StoneBrook Resort
StoneBrook Resort
#1 of 29 in Estes Park
563 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 km away
The Estes Park Resort
The Estes Park Resort
#17 of 29 in Estes Park
437 reviews
1.3 km away
Stanley Hotel
Stanley Hotel
#13 of 29 in Estes Park
2,256 reviews
1.4 km away
Deer Crest Resort
Deer Crest Resort
#9 of 29 in Estes Park
290 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersBronze level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 7,366 - ₹ 13,038 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Hotel.de, HRS and Despegar.com so you can book your Murphy's River Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Murphy's River Lodge staff and other travellers.
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Murphy's River Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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”
 of 5 bubbles fr0d0cat, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 11jana, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great location, pet friendly”
 of 5 bubbles tizamaria, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5