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Discovery Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a true lodge. When you check in, the area is cozy and has amazing views! Our room was also very cozy and quiet and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Elk were in the field near the hotel. There is a fishing pond on the property that is catch and release. Everything was lovingly updated. We were with four...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Discovery Lodge. The room was comfortable and clean with an awesome view of the mountains. It overlooks a pond on the property as well. You can't beat the location - we walked around Estes Park from the lodge and didn't drive once we checked in. They are also dog-friendly. Great vacation!!

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Kirbyville, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my daughter and I finally arrived we were warmly and cheerfully greeted, had a fast check in. Right after we checked in the desk clerk called our room to inform us that the elk were crossing the road. We went out to watch them. Every morning I woke up and was ready when the office opened with fresh hot...

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Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was our first visit to the Discovery Lodge and I must say what a pleasant surprise we had. This hotel is an older establishment but very well maintained and cute in its simple rustic style. The rooms are safe, quiet, roomy, very clean and have a balcony with a nice view of Estes Park and the surrounding beautiful mountains....

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Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Estes Park is one of my favorite get-aways, especially in the winter. This was my first stay at Discovery Lodge, and I was delighted with the accommodations, value, and friendly staff. The renovated room (#301) is spacious with cheerful mountain lodge decor. Large picture windows let in light and frame partial views of the surrounding mountains. It is conveniently located...

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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is the best place to stay while in Estes Park! The hotel is conveniently located in town close to restaurants and shopping and it is also a great place to watch the wildlife of Estes Park! The staff is always helpful and does their best to accomodate requests... you just need to ask ant they spring into action! Brian...

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Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The staff was extremely helpful and outgoing. The room was clean but there was dog hair on the floor and other places. However, much like most places in Estes Park it is dated and the room and facilities show their age. There was damage in our room to the trim that had to potential to cut your foot in the...

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. I am disappointed to hear that our room service and housekeeping staff didn't meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff. Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Minot, United States
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This property has a great view of the mountains and is located within a half miles walk of shopping and great restaurants. The staff was very nice and the property is comfortable and pet friendly. Everything was comfortable and clean. I want to say I would stay here again BUT... the walls were so thin that I basically had front...

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and I am pleased that you had a good stay overall.However, I apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced during your stay and don't hesitate to call me to share more information and I will try my best to rectify the situation.

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little rusty looking rooms! The heater didn't work well though so we're kind of freezing a bit but it's okay! :) we enjoyed our stay! The view from our room is priceless! Sunrise and sunset loved it! Estes park is indeed a must visit! We're going to come back again soon!

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveler. Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I recently spent a week in Colorado to explore, camp, do some hiking and whatever other adventure we could find. I found Discovery Lodge on TripAdvisor and originally booked it for two nights to put us close to Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. After checking in, meeting Smokey, the dog, I was very pleased with our room. A...

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Coyote_Mountain, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: RM296 - RM693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel Estes Park
Discovery Motel Estes Park
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
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“if you don't mind an upper level room it would provide a better moutain view, but all views were great”
cbailes, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on 2nd floor had parking ground level next to the front door yet a balcony on a back door overlooking the city a beautiful mountains.”
amally2017, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upper level rooms in the 300s building, have balconies and better views.”
catherinecJ6125FU, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the mountains with a private deck. Will put you on the second floor.”
R3816LKbradb, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King Rooms with Balcony have thin walls.”
teashaw2014, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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