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4.6 out of 5

"Its a nice budget friendly property a 5 minute walk to Visitor Center and Riverwalk into shopping. A very convenient property when no car and free shu ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 10 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

Eco-friendly hotel near Rocky Mountain National Park

Stanley Hieights stay

A stay at this Stanley Hieights hotel places you steps from Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course and within a 5-minute walk of Historic Estes Park. Reel Mountain Theater and Stanley Village are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. There's a spa tub on site, and free newspapers and barbecue grills are also offered.

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$69* Per night/room Feb 5 - Feb 6

Discovery Double Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Balcony Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Discovery King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Bedroom Queen Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Discovery Lodge ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Discovery Lodge

Everyone (10) Couples (12) Family (8)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 14, 2022

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5 out of 5
Its a nice budget friendly property a 5 minute walk to Visitor Center and Riverwalk into shopping. A very convenient property when no car and free shuttles are operating. Bonus: The elk like to hangout here!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 12, 2022 by Jose

Thanks for the comments, Marisely

3 out of 5

Posted by , from Adel on Aug 31, 2022

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5 out of 5
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Posted by , from Mt Pleasant on Aug 29, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 30, 2022 by Jose

Thanks for the rating, Sharon.

4 out of 5
Nice view from private deck.

Posted by , from Grand Forks on Aug 22, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 23, 2022 by Jose

Thanks for the comments!

4 out of 5
Better than we expected for a last minute reservation. Cozy room. Ok for one night. No counter space in bathroom, and mattress wasn’t very comfortable.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2022 by Jose

Thanks for the review, Yvette!

5 out of 5
If you’re looking for a clean, comfortable, friendly place to stay, this is it. Nothing fancy, but a nice find.

Posted by , from SPRINGTOWN on Jul 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 18, 2022 by Yesenia

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Super friendly staff, comfy room and a balcony we could sit out on to enjoy the view.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2022 by Marlly

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by , from Brandon on Jun 1, 2022

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5 out of 5
Beautiful property. Great location and clean spacious rooms.

Posted by on May 14, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 15, 2022 by Marlly

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback!

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from November 15 2022 to April 15 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Select guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A spa tub, barbecue grills, and ski storage are also featured at the eco-friendly Discovery Lodge. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. This Estes Park hotel is smoke free.

  • 59 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1966
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Discovery Lodge offers 59 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Estes Park hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access, with a speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices). Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Travel crib

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Canoeing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water tubing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Handrails in stairways

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests can choose to either self-clean the property prior to check-out, or pay an additional cleaning fee of USD 250 (exact amount varies) at check-out.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests can choose to either self-clean the property prior to check-out, or pay an additional cleaning fee of USD 250 (exact amount varies) at check-out.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 3 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property uses solar energy

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. This property uses solar energy. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 16
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Renewable energy source - solar
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Discovery Estes Park
  • Discovery Lodge
  • Discovery Lodge Estes Park
  • Discovery Hotel Estes Park
  • Discovery Motel Estes Park
  • Discovery Lodge Hotel
  • Discovery Lodge Estes Park
  • Discovery Lodge Hotel Estes Park

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.