Lakewood Estates

Offers Independent Living

36 Reviews
8585 W Dakota Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Lakewood Estates

June 25, 2018

By Loren

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates is a beautiful place. I could walk over it from my house. The apartment shown to me was the best of all of the places I visited because of how it was set up. The apartment was on the main atrium level right around the corner from the dining hall and it was about 550 square feet. They also had one space in a covered parking garage, which I specifically liked. It did not have a balcony, but its backdoor opened up into a wide garden area. They have several units like that on the ground floor. They allowed smoking a little bit away from the building. The staff was very nice and very accommodating. It was a very nice experience. They do an excellent job of keeping up everything, like their atrium area, their outside areas, their maintenance stuff, and with painting. They're always doing something to maintain the property.

Provider Response

Hi Loren, thank you for visiting us at Lakewood Estates. It was a pleasure having you stop by, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out! We hope to see you again soon!

November 21, 2017

By LindaMc

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom was very hesitant to move into independent living but she finally admitted that she was very lonely living at home by herself. The move has been good, she is finally eating three meals a day and is getting involved in a few activities. That's a work in progress. She loves the staff and her apartment that is just the right size for her. Very positive experience.

August 16, 2017

By trisha 1

I visited this facility

The location was surprisingly quiet but close to Belmar and grocery stores. The people that lived there all seemed very happy, friendly and warm to each other. The staff was very helpful, the salesgirl was patient with us and made us feel at home right away as did the activities girl. My father is very excited about moving in with them.

May 10, 2017

By John Smith730883

I am/was a resident of this facility

Lakewood Estates and its staff are good. I am living in a nice apartment. My wife went to a chair exercise program, but she didn't like it. It's not perfect, but it has been good. The food is better than adequate.

May 05, 2017

By Peter784270

I visited this facility

The rooms at Lakewood Estates are large, clean, and bright. Their dining area is very nice, very appropriate, and each table seated 4 people at a time. The staff is very nice, too. I think it costs too much.

April 12, 2017

By Joleen221723

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother is at Lakewood Estates. I can’t say anything negative at all. She loves her apartment. The people there are so very nice and very friendly. The only thing that she is disappointed about is there aren't many crafts and she likes to do crafts, but other than that, she doesn't have complaints. The dining area is very nice and very clean. Everything is always ready when they say it’s going to be ready, and she has not complained one bit about the food.

March 06, 2017

By Judy322278

I visited this facility

We signed a contract with Lakewood Estates but within 24 hours, she didn't want to move. The staff that took us to the tour was friendly, knowledgeable, and didn't pressure us. We made several visits and met with several folks who were very knowledgeable. It was a clean facility and seemed homey. The one concern that we had was the driveway entrance was really steep and parking was minimal. The grounds were nice. The kitchen was not she was hoping for.

February 07, 2017

By Tom433876

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates was a very lovely place. I would recommend it to anyone. The people were very helpful in what we needed to do in preparations for moving my mother-in-law. They had lots of activities, and they had one resident who was in-charge of the Bingo -- who was from the Northeast where my mother-in-law was -- and she was looking forward to meeting her. They were remodeling at that time, and they hadn’t finished their exercise room, but they were setting it up, and you could see what all they were going to have in there. It was a very nice facility. We toured their dining area, and it was very nice. The new parts that they had finished were very nicely laid out and set up for the residents.

February 01, 2017

By DL301000

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom is at Lakewood Estates. We’re very happy with it. The staff is very friendly and knows everybody by name. My mom has not been going down for meals for the last month, but when we were going down in the beginning, the food was very good. They have daily activities. She has a nice room with a small kitchenette. It seems really clean since they come and clean her room once a week. Lakewood Estates is the cheapest around, and everything has been excellent, so we think it’s really good value.

November 25, 2016

By Dave763337

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates was very nice. The rooms were very small, much like a hotel room. The staff was very friendly.

November 07, 2016

By Douglas228176

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates was fine, and the property was well maintained. My mom has already signed the lease and is moving in at the end of this month. I think they did a better job renovating the apartments when a resident moved out. They are in the process of renovating the lobby because it’s a little bit dated and old but well-kept.

October 06, 2016

By Michael750407

I visited this facility

I had been visited Lakewood Estates before, it’s a really nice facility, and I like the staff as well. It’s very nice layout in the common areas, and the rooms were very spacious. They have managers that live on site. Pricing scale is nice, and they tried to keep the general rent down. The grounds nestled into a nice little wooded ground. Most of the views from windows are looking out over trees and not a lot of buildings and parking.

September 30, 2016

By Carol517377

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm at Lakewood Estates. It's in a residential area. They seemed very friendly, and the price was about right compared with other places. They've done a whole bunch of activities. The food is satisfactory, and there are restaurants nearby.

May 10, 2016

By David123937250

I visited this facility

I liked the location of Lakewood Estates because it was in a more active area with shopping malls and restaurants, but it is a more dated facility with low ceilings and was less bright and less warm. They provided me with a list of activities for the entire month. It needs some upgrading, but the place is fine.

March 18, 2016

By John121401550

I visited this facility

We visited Lakewood Estates for my father. The people were friendly, and I enjoyed touring the place. The one thing that was a drawback was that they didn’t have full kitchens. There was a small refrigerator and a microwave, but there was no cooking option.The staff was very friendly and answered all of our questions. They did everything they could to accommodate us and to offer a good option for my father. The rooms were clean, and size-wise, they were good. The patios and location were nice.

March 07, 2016

By doridee

I visited this facility

This is a nice facility. Kris is very helpful, and does a really in depth interview. I could live there if it was closer to my childrens' home.

February 22, 2016

By Tim B.

I visited this facility

We visited Lakewood Estates. I really liked the place, but we didn’t like their floor plan, which felt like a hospital room and freaked out my mom. She didn’t like that. They offer activities for the residents. They would not bring meals to your room, which is not an advantage on our part. Otherwise, they were great but a lot more expensive than the other place I visited.

October 23, 2015

By zondo

I visited this facility

I visited this independent living facility with my mom. We met with a lovely woman, one of the resident managers, who was upbeat and warm. It was clear that she truly cares about the community and residents. I loved seeing that. They have underground parking which was important to my mother because she is still driving. They have wonderful line up of activities for the residents as most do, but I am only giving this three stars because I felt the apartments were outdated, the exterior was in need of painting and the common areas were not as clean as I want for myself.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement Home Office. Thank you so much for writing a sincere, professional review. We appreciate your feedback, especially as it relates to cleanliness. I know that I would not want to live in a home that wasn't clean, and I definitely wouldn't want that for my mom either. I've escalated your concern to our Resident Relations department for their review. Thanks again, Katie

October 11, 2015

By Jeaninne

I visited this facility

I visited Lakewood Estates. It was wonderful. The girl that took us around was very sweet and thorough. She showed us everything and told us all about it. They were very sweet and nice people. Their rooms were beautiful. The ones that were empty, they're fixing up. It was very nice. I would definitely live there if I was more independent. They have exercise class and dancing. The facility was clean, but there was a cigarette smell to the hallways. The rooms smelled great though. I like how clean and pretty it was.

July 12, 2015

By Superior

I visited this facility

I was basically impressed with the staff of Lakewood Estates. The rooms were very nice. They had a swimming pool and two big garages.

June 29, 2015

By Phyliss1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff is friendly, and the residents seem happy at Lakewood Estates. It is comfortable. They have numerous exercise classes, beanbag baseball, card games, and Wii bowling. The food is OK. It is in a residential area. There is a mall and a medical facility nearby.

March 31, 2015

By Caring103837750

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates was very helpful, and we found it to be very nice. It is very nice, but it is just for independent living. We are interested in a continuum of care from independent to nursing care, and we wanted to find a place that offers all the services. It is very fine, and we thought it was excellent. Everything is excellent, so we gave it a high rating. The room is OK, but it did not have a kitchen facility, and we want that. They have excellent food services, but there is only room for a microwave and a coffee maker in the kitchen. It is a lovely place, but we are not ready for anything right now.

September 26, 2014

By Pinkbear

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother likes living there because she enjoys the friends she has made, and it is clean in the common areas. Otherwise, I have been extremely dissatisfied with the management, and the lack of cleaning the staff does in my parents apartment. The initial saleswoman was aggressive; not caring that the facility provided an inappropriate level of care for my ailing parents. She mentioned we could hire in care for my parents, but never offered valuable information regarding the on-site caregivers located in their facility. Because both parents had recently been released from 24-hour nursing care, we had to spend thousands of dollars for assistance when the manager could have told us about the service located right on their premises. Or better yet, respected that they could not provide the care my parents needed and not convince weak and disoriented octogenarians that they would be cared for appropriately. Additionally, not 24 hours following my father's death, the "floating managers" treated my grieving family with unforgivable disrespect, rudeness, and lip service. They inappropriately and unprofessionally used of the title of "Floating Manager" as an excuse for reprehensible behavior. They made a difficult day even more distressful and robbed us of the peace we need to cope during a time when we should have been given grace sincere compassion.

Provider Response

Hello, we are so sad to read you were not completely satisfied with everything at Lakewood Estates. Over the years we have made changes to our management model and on boarded team members who truly care about our residents.

May 10, 2014

By Nancy83738250

I visited this facility

What I really like about Lakewood Estates community is it's really close. I'm in a scooter, in an electric wheelchair. This is close to little shopping. I could go to Walmart, and I could go up the street with little hobby shop. It's beautiful, charming, but it was completely residential. It was pretty comfortable. They were very friendly. I thought the rooms were wonderful. I think it didn't have stove, and they just had a small refrigerator. I kind of wanted a little bit more. I don't cook very much at all, but I do want that option. They had card games and bingo. I thought their clientele were a teeny bit older. They just seemed like they were quieter, very serene, and calm. I like the area. It's really nice.

March 28, 2014

By Shirley41

I visited this facility

Lakewood Estates was a very nice facility. It was very pretty. It is near a big shopping center. It did have the same type of amenities like the other facility. The staff there was very nice. The pricing was about the same for what you get. You can get a studio apartment, a one-bedroom, or a two-bedroom. They also have a kitchen so that if their residents have their families and they want to cook for themselves, they can use that kitchen.

July 31, 2013

By Timothy1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law is at Lakewood Estates. The place is very clean. The food is pretty good and the people are very nice and very friendly. My mother-in-law is very happy in there.

March 20, 2013

By caring3827

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is comfortable at Lakewood Estate. She just likes the atmosphere, they have a lot to do. It's close to the church and to her hospital or home service agency. She's very happy with everything.

February 18, 2013

By Caring2149

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Lakewood Estates is very close. It's only about 7 miles from us, so we can get over there in a hurry. The staff is very good, they got nice room, and the food is good. It's a pretty nice place.
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Questions about Lakewood Estates

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Lakewood Estates. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What transportation services does Lakewood Estates offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Lakewood Estates exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Lakewood Estates offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Lakewood Estates accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Lakewood Estates work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Lakewood Estates


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2464/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Hardwood, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered, Garage, Private

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Lakewood Estates

Lakewood Estates is located in Lakewood, CO, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Lakewood Estates for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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