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It is a beautiful location with beautiful scenery all around and I love that the river runs right by the hotel. It is in walking distance of the stores on the main street. Definitely a place we will visit again.

We stayed in the lower river condo and would definitely book it again. The patio by the river would be lovely in the spring-fall. I wasn't sure about the bed but we actually had a couple nights of great sleep! The kitchen was well furnished, too. I only wish it had a wood burning fireplace but we knew when we made our reservation that it wasn't an option so it wasn't a surprise.

Older property with an awesome mountain lodge feel. Lots of wildlife and scenery. Clean and well maintained.

I couldn't recommend staying here unless you're guaranteed a room on the second floor. The ceilings are thin, so I could hear every step by the people above me and (very clearly) the TV. As a result, I found it difficult to sleep, which is a very important factor for me when choosing lodging. It's a shame too because everything else about Murphy's is enjoyable. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the free breakfast was convenient. It was nice to have a hot breakfast without having to drive elsewhere. My room also came with a mini fridge and microwave, which we found very helpful.

We loved the porch overlooking the stream and sat on it every day we were there

I liked it Natural surroundings, location close to restaurants and parks

Staff was extremely friendly. The free breakfast was simple but very tasty. Great location, on the strip, but away from the crowds. Would definitely stay there again. Only complaint would be shower controls that were really hot or really cold, and limited cable channel selection. But they have an immaculate hot tub and a great selection of DVDs you can check out, and you're on vacation anyway. Why are you watching TV?

Attentive, organized, friendly reception and staff!

I love the creek running behind the condo and the ease of parking. I did not like the pool.

Very friendly staff, large room, and a comfortable bed; what more could you ask for?

Great amenities, friendly staff, and excellent location. We'll definitely be staying here again.

Nice large room with the river running below our little patio. Nice pool and hot tub. Very friendly staff

This isn't the newest motel around, but it has everything you need for a great stay in Estes Park. We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay greatly. The motel is close to either enterance to RMNP. It's also within walking distance to downtown Estes Park. Estes Park is very busy during the summer season, so being able to walk to shops, restaurants and ice cream downtown was a big plus.

Really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly and knowledgable front desk/staff. Continental breakfast has a lot of choices for adults and kids.

Nice place to stay--great to walk into town, nice breakfast. Friendly staff. One issue: needs more light in the room!

Awesome location, beautiful views, great staff! Would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an affordable, convienently located hotel. Within walking distance to Downtown Estes Park!

W Elkhorn Ave Estes Park CO

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Murphy's River Lodge places you next to Performance Park and within a 5-minute walk of Mrs. Walsh's Garden. This 37-room, 3-star lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 37 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Fans, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

At Murphy's River Lodge, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this family-friendly lodge include a meeting room, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room 2 Queen Beds (Not on the River)7

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Upper Condo King River Condo 1 (Some Dog Friendly)

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room 2 Queen Beds (Not on the River)8

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

River Room 2 Queen Beds (NOT pet friendly)2

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Murphy's River Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (3) Family (9)
5
Family Family with small children

It is a beautiful location with beautiful scenery all around and I love that the river runs right by the hotel. It is in walking distance of the stores on the main street. Definitely a place we will visit again.

By on Apr 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and look forward to having you stay with us again.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2021

Thank you for the good review.

5
Family

We stayed in the lower river condo and would definitely book it again. The patio by the river would be lovely in the spring-fall. I wasn't sure about the bed but we actually had a couple nights of great sleep! The kitchen was well furnished, too. I only wish it had a wood burning fireplace but we knew when we made our reservation that it wasn't an option so it wasn't a surprise.

By on Dec 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2020

Thank you for the excellent rating and taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

4
Family Family

Older property with an awesome mountain lodge feel. Lots of wildlife and scenery. Clean and well maintained.

By , from KC on Sep 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2020

Thank you for the good review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and look forward to having you stay with us again.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2020

Thank you! Happy travels!

3
Partner Couples

I couldn't recommend staying here unless you're guaranteed a room on the second floor. The ceilings are thin, so I could hear every step by the people above me and (very clearly) the TV. As a result, I found it difficult to sleep, which is a very important factor for me when choosing lodging. It's a shame too because everything else about Murphy's is enjoyable. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the free breakfast was convenient. It was nice to have a hot breakfast without having to drive elsewhere. My room also came with a mini fridge and microwave, which we found very helpful.

By on Sep 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2019

Thank you for giving us a review. We appreciate all feed back and we strive to provide great service. On you next visit request an upstairs room for your enjoyment!

5
Family

We loved the porch overlooking the stream and sat on it every day we were there

By on Aug 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2019

Thank you very much for giving us a perfect review!

5
Family

I liked it Natural surroundings, location close to restaurants and parks

By on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2019

thank you very much for giving us a good review!

5
Partner Couples

Staff was extremely friendly. The free breakfast was simple but very tasty. Great location, on the strip, but away from the crowds. Would definitely stay there again. Only complaint would be shower controls that were really hot or really cold, and limited cable channel selection. But they have an immaculate hot tub and a great selection of DVDs you can check out, and you're on vacation anyway. Why are you watching TV?

By on May 15, 2019

Review comment responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you very much for giving us a review. We will make sure our maintenance team is aware of the shower controls. We appreciate all feed back and strive to have a great place for our guest to stay!

5
Everyone

By on May 12, 2019

Review comment responded on May 12, 2019

Thank you for giving us a great review!

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