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Murphy's River Lodge

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14/06/2017 15/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had the room on top of the office and we wished we would have paid extra money for the river view, So take it from me put the extra money out and go for it, you won't be sorry. Our room was spacious but we only had a small shared balcony and didn't want to sit out there much...

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

Murphy's River Lodge is very cool because it is close to the river. You would of been a perfect fit for a river room. Like you explained the rooms over the office are small and the price reflects that. Some want a less expensive room. Our staff is great at helping people choose the right room. Thank you for being...

St. Louis
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We spent two nights at Murphy's River Lodge earlier this month. Our daughter and her family had one room and we had another. Ours was a king river view room with a balcony on the second floor. It was spacious and clean and everything we needed. We slept with the windows open so we could hear the river rushing by....

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It's always great to hear about families having a great time. Our location close to downtown is such a plus. To be able to walk to the stores and dining it's a big plus. We are glad our staff was there to help create a positive experience. Our dream is to have everyone one...

Grand Island, Nebraska
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We found Murphy's by looking at locations in Estes Park, Colorado and followed up by looking at Trip Advisor. We were very pleased with our stay at Murphy's! We loved the personal touches like offering a framed pix of us in their giant rocking chair, free use of DVDs for our room, free samples available to try in the office,...

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

We love you had a wonderful time at our Lodge. It's easy to enjoy the short walk to town. Estes Park has it's own personality and it is a great place to visit. The discovery of Estes Park and Murphy's River Lodge makes a wonderful way to enjoy life and relax. We would love for you to stay again.

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 11 August 2014

First time to Murphy's River Lodge and we would go back again. Rooms are clean and great service from all of the staff. The continental breakfast was great. Fresh food and very clean. Can't wait to go back soon.

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

We are so delighted you had a great anniversary at our Lodge. We are happy you loved it. It sounds like our staff welcomed you and everything was wonderful. We are glad you had a special time and now you have a special place to stay at, Murphy's River Lodge. We hope you stay again and create even more special...

Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was a gem find. The Fall River was right outside the patio doors. We had a room with a kitchen, allowing us to prepare a "last night" dinner with others traveling with us. Movies are available for free in the lobby. BBQ grills are available. There is a continental breakfast provided through there are great full breakfast options nearby....

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

We are happy you discovered Murphy's River Lodge. We have a wonderful location. We are pleased you were able to stop, rest, relax and enjoy our accommodations. You had a excellent experience and that's what we want. Thanks for letting us know. We hope you stay again.

Spring, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The staff at this facility is incredible! Our elderly parents joined us for vacation, and the staff took it upon themselves to accomodate them in a ground-level room rather than the second-floor that was originially booked. They were especially cordial to our young daughter, and greeted us by name at breakfast. They truly made it feel like they were there...

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

We are extremely happy our staff helped create a wonderful multi-generational family vacation for you. It's very important to us that families can have times and places where awesome family memories and connections are made. We are lucky to have a variety of rooms to accommodate the various needs. Our staff has big talents and we appreciate you giving them...

Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This place was just great. If you can get a room on the 2nd floor and with the river outback do it. When people are above you all you can hear is feet pounding on the floor. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The indoor pool was big and fun. The managers and staff were very helpful and...

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

Thank you for reviewing Murphy's River Lodge. Thank you for mentioning our staff. We have the top of the top staff. Our Manager Annette has created an awesome working environment. The staff works hard at making the Lodge a place that is relaxing and clean. The indoor pool is great fun and our Manager Doug keeps it clean. We are...

new york city, ny
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We loved the location of this place. It was just a short walk to town but in a nice quiet section. Our room was just a few feet from the river and it was very relaxing to hear the water flowing by. The room itself was comfortable and clean. The only negative was that it was a little tight on...

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

Wow, we get the feeling you had an awesome stay at our Lodge. You must of stayed in one of our lower condo rooms because it had a kitchen. So glad you were able to hike. The beauty of the mountains are exceptional. We are happy you were able to rest and relax at the Lodge. It's true we have...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Nice place to stay. Clean and updated. Great location. Stayed 3 night with family. Easy walk to downtown. Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly. Good value for the price. Would recommend to others. Would stay there again.

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

It's great that you had a wonderful experience staying at Murphy's River Lodge. It sounds like our Lodge helped make your vacation an good one. We appreciate you mentioning all the great things We hope you stay again. Thanks for the great review.

Villa Rica, Georgia
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I went to visit family in Estes Park, CO and stayed at Murphy's River Lodge! The place is amazing! The rooms are very clean & the staff and management are wonderful! The management, Annette & Doug are very friendly and always there to help with anything! The staff there - Bo, Stephanie, Nathan & Elena were so friendly and kind!...

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

We are so pleased you loved our Lodge. We can tell by your review that you got to know our staff. Our managers have helped create a sort of family with our staff. That is pretty amazing! They all really care about the people who stay at our lodge. Our staff is very friendly and caring. We are truly blessed...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: ₹ 7,298 - ₹ 14,274 (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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“We had a double queen room with river-view balcony for myself, my husband and granddaughter. We were quite comfortable. Loved the view.”
jmtorres1954, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“No elevator. You must use outdoor stairs to get to upper level rooms”
832sharonw, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the second floor which gave us an excellent view of the river. Not sure if there are any handicapped accessible rooms.”
surelyoh, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“condos top and bottom 105/106 are exceptional.”
FamilyTimeNGHS1994, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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