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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We originally had planned a weekend away just the Wife and I, but after being up in December, we decided to bring the kiddos with us. Murphy's was awesome and allowed us to keep the same room at the same rate. The room was literally 10 feet from the river and the kids just loved seeing and hearing it! Maid...

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

We are so happy you had a great stay. Our location makes for an easy walk to downtown. We are glad you brought your kids and had a great time. Sorry you missed the photo on the chair. We hope you come back to see us soon and get that special photo. Thank you for your compliments,

Windsor, Colorado
Reviewed 23 June 2014

What can I say besides everything being perfect. We took a trip to Murphy's River Lodge and stayed only one night. That was our only bad decision. Next time we will stay for the whole weekend. Our family included me, my fiance, and our 8 month old son. As we checked in they offered us a playpen for our son...

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

We are happy you love our Lodge. It sounds like you had a perfect stay. We would love you to come back and stay for a weekend or even longer. We do have great managers and they are there to help make our guests happy. Thank you for your compliments and pointing out why your stay was great. Hope you...

Putnam, Illinois
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great place to stay from the convenient location, room size and cleanliness, free breakfast and staff friendliness! Small refrig also in room! Managers Doug and Annette went out of their way to ensure our comfort. We even spent 2nights around the bonfire by the river singing songs and getting to know other guests. Will most assuredly make this our place...

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

We are so glad you had a great time. The bonfire experience sounds like a extremely fun time. We wish we could of been there to join in making friends and singing too. Our location does make it easy to get to the downtown area and a quick drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. We are so very lucky to...

Churchville, Maryland
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great location and staff! Super clean! I can’t say enough good things about Murphy’s River Lodge. We stayed 3 nights. The room was very clean and comfortable with the river running right by our deck. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was a nice start to the day. The lady in charge of the...

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

We love hearing you had a great stay at our Lodge. Our location is awesome, being by the river is so relaxing. Our staff uses their expertise to keep our rooms clean. We would love for you to come back and sit by the fire pit and enjoy time at our River Lodge in the mountains.

Parker, CO
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great location just west of town - walkable, but with great views of the mountains out front and the river behind. Rooms have been recently redone - lots of room with a frig! Bathroom smaller, but adequate...staff friendly! Free video rentals (plenty of copies of The Shining to get in the mood for a Stanley tour!! I thought the price...

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

You are right our location is superb. We do have different types of rooms. Some do have smaller bathrooms, we would say to ask the staff when making reservations they will direct you to the perfect room. Our rooms do have frigs and microwaves and the lower condo units have full kitchens. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I loved the location of this place. It is just on the west side of downtown. It was easy to walk into town for dinner. Our room, Aspen, was in the main building. We had a small balcony with a view of the river. The room was quite large, and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was small,...

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

Thank you for your review! We have four major room types. Our Value rooms, Standard OFF river rooms, River rooms and our King river condos. The room you selected is one of three rooms located above the main office. These rooms are called our VALUE rooms. They are lower priced than our other rooms because of their location and design....

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 June 2014

It seems that the lodge has gone through a lot of renovation in the past couple years. Here's the good and the bad: Good: - great bed - quiet - clean - great continental breakfast (it was continental for sure, but still really good) Bad: - Shower felt a bit outdated, the head was really low. Really, that was the...

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

Thanks for the great review. We have made lots of improvements. Please come stay again.

Colorado
Reviewed 11 June 2014

For our 4th stay, we had a wonderful river room. King Bed, big room, sparkling clean---we always come back to Murphy's River Lodge! Estes is just a short drive from home so we have many opportunities to spend a couple of nights there. We found Murphy's a few years ago and love it--and their staff--and Greeter Rudy, too! Easy walk...

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

It so great to have back for a 4th time. We are lucky to have such a great staff. Please come back and enjoy the River Lodge.

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 7 June 2014

For the price, you will not be able to find a better hotel so close to downtown. We were able to walk everywhere. The view is amazing - the river is nearby (although it flooded when we were there). We will difinitely stay there again.

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

We are so happy you like your time at the River Lodge. Being close to downtown is definitely a plus. The river may have been high from the mountain snow melting. We hope you come back again.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

My sweetie and I had an absolutely wonderful 5 day vacation and Murphy's River Lodge was such a freindly and inviting place to stay as we enjoyed the area's attractions. From there it was very easy to get to downtown Estes Park and just a short drive to the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The staff at the lodge...

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

Wow we are extremely happy you had a great vacation at our lodge. Thanks for telling everyone to stay at our lodge.

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: RM468 - RM873 (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 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
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