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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Was A nice hotel with good view of the river and can open the windows and hear the river. Fireplace in the room was also a nice touch. Nice location to walk into town for dinner and drinks and then walk back without needing your car. Pretty firm on their checkout times but understand that it is a tourist area...

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

We are very fortunate to have an awesome location. The river is so relaxing and beautiful. It's also great to be able to walk downtown. Our staff is works very hard at keeping the rooms clean. It is true our Lodge is very popular and our staff does a great job balancing the time needed to clean rooms. We love...

Houston
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I really wanted to like this lodge, especially when we saw an elk within our first hour of arrival. Alas, the river location is nice, but it is smack dab across from a building site where they are putting up condos so it was not a nice view. The continental breakfast was adequate, but people were very friendly and it...

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

So happy you mentioned our friendly staff. We have an wonderful staff. We are at a super location close to downtown Estes Park and right next to the river. We have updated and remodeled our property. We have an indoor pool, free WIFI, free movie rentals with a dvd player provided, new beds, linens, towels etc. There are condos in...

Reviewed 4 September 2014

Based on the reviews on Tripadvisor we booked a room in Murphy's River Lodge in August 2014. The location is excellent and the staff not unfriendly. The room itself (king) was clean and spicy, but disappointing nevertheless based on the reviews we had read. In short: it was quite outdated and there was nothing special to set it apart from...

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

There are endless options in Estes Park. The beauty of the mountains is so very special. Murphy's River Lodge is a great place to rest and relax after time spent enjoying nature or visiting downtown or one of the many excursions available. It is our desire to make our Lodge comfortable and we are very people friendly. We believe we...

Chaska, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My stay was amazing while I was there. My room was huge along with the deck. You can see all the mountains around you from the parking lot. A giant heated pool and a hot tub. Movies in the office for you to check out free of charge.

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

Thank you for sharing you had an amazing time at our Lodge. Your experience really matters to us. We want you to feel good and have great vacation memories. We continually add movies to our movie library. We have hundreds of movies to choose from. The discovery of Estes Park and Murphy's River Lodge brought about a wonderful time for...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is our second stay at Murphy's and again, we were impressed with the people, the service and area. We will stay here again. We love the Rocky Mountains for hiking and inspiration. Being able to have a safe and quiet night's rest allowed us to keep hiking. The breakfast is great and so are the bear stories!

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

We are so happy you stayed a second time. We are glad our staff treated you so well. They are awesome and caring people. It sounds like you got to hang out in the breakfast/ community room and hear stories. That makes a vacation fun. Now you have some stories to tell the people at home, bear stories. Estes Park...

Cypress, California
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My husband and I stayed at Murphy's River Lodge and loved the accommodations and location. We came in on 8/7/14 through a lot of road construction with some of the main roads closed. The entire area is beautiful, so that was a miner delay. We planned to pick our son up in Denver the next morning to join us and...

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

We are happy you were able to stay at our Lodge. Yes there has been road construction because of the flood in 2013. It appears that the roads will be completed soon. Like you said the beauty of the mountains is still outstanding. The mountain beauty is amazing. It's a peaceful feeling. We are glad you could connect with your...

Beverly Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 2 September 2014

a clean, updated, comfortable place to stay. Our room had a little porch that overlooked a rushing river and the mountains where we could sit out and enjoyr morning coffee.. There was a wonderful upstairs room where you could enjoy a healthy breakfast while sitting outdoors with a view of the mountains and river or indoors in a spacious woodsy...

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

Thank you for the review. You did an awesome job describing our Lodge. It's just an awesome feeling to sit and enjoy the mountains and the river. We are very fortunate to have a great location. We are happy our staff did such a great job. We hope you stay again.

Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The place has a great setting in the mountains and a short walk from to the Estes Lake River trail that leads to downtown. The rooms have been restored nicely and are clean with nice beds, furniture, and a flat screen TV. We stayed with our dogs in one of their dog friendly rooms and had a great time. We...

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

Thank you for your review. It is true we have a great location, close to downtown Estes Park. We are right next to the river, that's a huge plus. Many love to stay at our Lodge because it's close to the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance. We at Murphy's River Lodge would love to have you visit again.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This place has it all. Very clean and well cared for. We stayed for 6 days and there was plenty to do. This lodge is just 4 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park which is a must see. So majestic. The river runs just behind the lodge. The managers, Doug and Annette were very attentive and helpful....

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation with us. That is what we like to hear, people having a fun and fantastic vacation. We are glad our managers Doug and Annette were great hosts. Thank you for the compliments about our Lodge. It will be great for you to stay at Murphy's River Lodge again.

Galesburg, Illinois
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Murphy's offers the best of two worlds: close to town but adjacent to the cooling Fall River. A quite, peaceful setting. Grills, picnic tables, chairs, swings, and a fire pit make for great family gatherings. We have stayed at Murphy's for the past three years and have reservations for next year. The staff is friendly and the managers are very...

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

It is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to hear how much you love Murphy's River Lodge. Our location is the greatest. The best part is that you feel at home at our Lodge. We really want people to have great memories. We will be looking forward to welcoming you back!

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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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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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 

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Address: 481 West Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $147 - $257 (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
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park, CO
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic 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”
 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
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