We bought a deal from LivingSocial to stay 2 nights at this river-side hotel in Estes Park. When we saw the deal come up for 2 nights at the price we bought it at, we had to jump on it. We love any chance we can get to go up to Estes Park and spend time both in the town and up in Rocky Mountain National Park. Staying in between the two places we wanted to spend most of our time while up in Estes worked out well. We could either head into town within a few minutes, or into the north entrance of RMNP and on into the Fall River side of the park. So as far as location, this hotel worked out great for our stay.
We stayed here with our two young boys, and put them out on the pull-out couch and in a pack-n-play we brought with us (I guess you can "rent" a pack-n-play from the hotel at $10 - I think a night). It was nice to have enough space for us to fit in the living room with the boys and in our bedroom for us. It was nice also to have TV's in both rooms, although I find it funny to have HDTV's without an HD signal - which is the case in the living room, although there were maybe a couple of channels that were HD it looked like. But, we were not in this room to watch TV. The kitchen was nice to have for sure, to help us save on money and to have more food options for the whole family. It is especially appreciated when it is truly a full kitchen, including a stove, oven, and dishwasher. Granted, the fridge was a small one so plan accordingly and the dishwasher was a small one as well, this didn't really affect us but is something to be aware of. The furniture was nothing special, and on the verge of getting outdated I thought, but worked just fine for us... minus the fact they only have 2 chairs for the small eating table, ended up having to use the coffee table and couch for added seating for our family of 4. If the weather was nicer, there are some picnic tables around the site that you could use, we did not. The tub/shower was nice since it was an over-sized tub. It looked like it might have holes in it for bubbles, but they didn't seem to work for us - but we didn't really try much to get them to work. We did wish that there was a door for the vanity/sink at the bathroom - so as to not have light come in to the living space area where the boys were sleeping when we were getting ready for bed ourselves, but we managed ok.
A couple of things that I would have to think more than once to stay here again: there is almost no mobile phone coverage at this hotel (we have Sprint) - of course this isn't the hotels fault really but something to take into consideration especially if you have to work on your stay like we needed to, I have read others say the wi-fi is good here but in our room (unit 16) we couldn't hardly get a signal for the wi-fi, the regular rate for this hotel seems quite high in my opinion - higher than the accommodations warrant especially when you take into account other options in the area, in our unit there was noticeable noise from our neighbors when they walk up and down the deck in between units or the stairs or when they walked and such upstairs from us - this is pretty typical at most multi-story hotels like this I have stayed in - this noise was not as bad as I have experienced but something worth noting especially in a slow season, parking was a bit limited it seemed like especially when compared to number of units. These are all fairly minor gripes - except the price (although we appreciated being able to get the deal we did) - and if we could find a good deal again would most likely stay here again on another occasion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 19 riverfront suites with private decks along the Fall River. Kitchenettes and fireplaces in every unit. Outdoor hot tub. Spa suites feature two-person jetted tubs with river views. One Bedroom suites have one-person jetted tubs.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boulder Brook On Fall River Hotel Estes Park