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Discovery Lodge

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Property grounds
Outdoor spa tub
Balcony
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Overview of Discovery Lodge

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Discovery Lodge

2.5 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
Map
800 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHistoric Estes Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Stanley Hotel14 min walk
  • Popular LocationStanley Park2 min drive
  • AirportFort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal)58 min drive

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About this area

Estes Park

Next to a golf course, Discovery Lodge is in Stanley Hieights, a walkable area in Estes Park with great shopping. Historic Estes Park and Stanley Village are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rocky Mountain National Park and Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Trout Haven Fishing Pond and Tiny Town Miniature Golf are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and horse riding. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Historic Estes Park - 1 min walk
  • Reel Mountain Theater - 5 min walk
  • Stanley Village - 5 min walk
  • The Stanley Hotel - 14 min walk
  • Stanley Park - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Notchtop Bakery and Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Kind Coffee - 8 min walk
  • Poppy's Pizza and Grill - 10 min walk
  • Nepal's Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Claire's Restaurant - 13 min walk

About this property

Discovery Lodge

Eco-friendly hotel located in Stanley Hieights
Free to-go breakfast, 9 holes of golf, and a firepit are just a few of the amenities provided at Discovery Lodge. Active travelers can enjoy fishing at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. In addition to a garden and a playground, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi, with speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices).
Other perks include:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, bicycle parking, and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free premises, outdoor furniture, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the proximity to shopping
Room features
All 59 rooms include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and free newspapers. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free infant beds and travel cribs
  • Bathrooms with showers and shower/tub combinations
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and microwaves

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Bicycle tours
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Outdoor pool (guest access)
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Travel crib

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Guidebooks
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Housekeeping on request

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • In the mountains
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Portable fan

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
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

Renovations and 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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
3 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Discovery Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.

How much does it cost to stay at Discovery Lodge?

As of Jan 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Discovery Lodge on Feb 1, 2023 start from $69.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Discovery Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 3 per room). There's a fee of USD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Discovery Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Discovery Lodge?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Discovery Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Discovery Lodge located?

Located in Stanley Hieights, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Historic Estes Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Rocky Mountain National Park. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course and Reel Mountain Theater are also within 5 minutes.

Reviews

8.4

Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 488 out of 1022 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 48%
Rating 8 - Good. 364 out of 1022 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 110 out of 1022 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 33 out of 1022 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 27 out of 1022 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

7.9/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

henry

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I saw mixed reviews for this property. I thought everything was wonderful. Yes, the outside of the buildings look fairly dated, but the room we stayed in looked and felt brand new because of very well done renovations. Heat works well. Room was pretty small but worked for us. Bathroom is very small, knees almost touch the wall across from you when seated on toilet. Breakfast is free and good. Pre-made cheese omelettes, bacon and sausage, hash browns, cereal, bagels, waffle makers juice. Everything you need. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, especially with as cheap as the rate was.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Jay

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location and recently updated. The sliding front door didn’t lock very well and the hot tub was poorly located and wasn’t quite warm enough. Over all a good experience and I’d stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Samantha

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a very nice little trip to this hotel in Estes. It wasn't far from Rocky Mountain National Park, and super close to downtown! It was really slow when I went but still felt really good being there!

10/10 Excellent

Natali

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing view, friendly staff, delicious breakfast!

4/10 Poor

Kelly

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The door wouldn’t lock from the inside.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Paula

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome breakfast, awesome place, awesome room. Loved our stay here. Totally recommend, look no further! This is the right place for the right price.

10/10 Excellent

Kerry

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is amazing. I stay here each time I come to Estes and I'm never disappointed. Discovery Lodge is amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Robert

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place and super cheap. Can’t beat the breakfast. One of the best views in town. You can’t go wrong with this place, especially on a budget. I will definitely be coming back.

10/10 Excellent

Chris

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great stay!

8/10 Good

Abe

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Convenient home base for doing things around Estes Park.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022