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Murphy's River Lodge

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Fort Collins, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a romantic weekend getaway and were very pleased with this place. We got a king room with a balcony and fireplace for $114 plus tax. The continental breakfast was good and we got some sticky buns that added to the delight, you order them at the front desk for $4 each and they keep them warm in...

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

We have offered some pretty sweet deals this Winter-Spring and I am glad you were able to take advantage of them !! Now is a great time to visit Estes Park!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon !!!

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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...

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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 4 weeks ago

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)....

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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 5 weeks 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...

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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 18 March 2017 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.

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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 18 March 2017 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.

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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 13 March 2017 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.

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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 13 March 2017

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...

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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 13 March 2017

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...

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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 11 March 2017

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...

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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!

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 7,320 - ₹ 13,408 (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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“106 has a small window in the front and a big window in the back that faces the river. in contrast to the rooms near us.”
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RamblingMariner, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was quiet even though it overlooked the parking lot.”
raymondw208, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the river.”
M7358TMchris, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We always ask for a the top floor”
muhn4us, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a balcony and river view, fireplace options are nice too.”
324dougg, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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