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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

With a storied past, famous guests, and a beautiful landscape by which it is all surrounded, The Stanley Hotel is truly a piece of American history. Perhaps most well known for its part in Stephen King's notorious novel, "The Shining," The Stanley hotel is widely recognized as one of the country's most haunted hotels. In the small town of Estes Park, Colorado - the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park - this mysterious and magical retreat first opened its doors just after the turn of the 20th century. Today, it stands as a cultural novelty, complete with luxury accommodations, fine dining, and access to glorious wilderness and mountain adventure. Guest rooms are housed in either the main building, The Lodge at The Stanley, or Overlook Condos, and every space includes flat-panel television, pillow-top mattress, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Whether your room features scenic views, whirlpool tub, or even a haunted past, you are assured to be comfortable and well entertained at every moment.

Fully embrace your destination and take one of the hotel's professionally guided property tours, including the night tour, a glimpse into Concert Hall and Stanley Steamers, and a five-hour ghost hunt. With your appetite fully stimulated from such activity, The Stanley's three restaurants provide perfect respite. Fine dining at Cascades Restaurant includes classic American cuisine with a flair for steaks and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, and an award-winning selection of wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this magnificent dining venue is not to miss. Additionally, The Whiskey Bar & Lounge at Cascades serves lunch and dinner daily, plus a thoroughly impressive array of whiskeys and single malt scotches. Then for fresh pastries, sandwiches, and gelato, take a casual afternoon break at Steamer's Cafe. Set out to explore Estes Park, starting with Cascades Garden's beautiful butterfly encounter, where guests are invited to help release recently hatched butterflies. Local artists are featured in Stanley Sculpture Garden, and The Parlour Spa offers a way for you to unwind and indulge in some pampering. The majestic Colorado landscape is just the beginning, and at The Stanley you will have an unforgettable time inside as well in the great outdoors.

Location of The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel
333 Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, Colorado

Nearest Airport: DEN

Amenities for The Stanley Hotel

  • General Information
  • 138 Rooms and Suites
  • Pet Amenities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Picnics
  • Seasonal Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Garden
  • Art Collection
  • Movie Theater
  • Patio
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Fly Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Sightseeing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Catering Services
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Parks
  • National Park
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Family

Reviews for The Stanley Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 14 hours ago

The hotel was undergoing parking and exterior renovations and the elevator was out of order during our stay. It was kind of noisy, as we were in the original building and windows were open. Of course, scaffolding doesn't look good in photos, but understandable they are working for the better of the hotel. The elevator was out and we were on the third floor, so that did pose some problem. The toilet seat was wiggly and we reported it. The maintenance man came immediately, but the fix was temporary and before we left it had come loose again. Given this, I'd go back, Estes Park is beautiful, and even with rain it was pleasant. The hotel is a great hotel and I'd love to stay there again. It has great history and stories, so it is definitely worth exploring if you're planning a trip to Estes Park.

twinkshouse - Mesquite, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 16 hours ago

The hotel is unique and cool to stay at and walk around. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was what we expected. FYI their is no air conditioning.... But my best advice is skip the ghost tour, We all felt it was a waste of time and money.

Joseph O

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I was excited to stay at the historic Stanley Hotel with my family over the Memorial Day weekend. However upon arriving at the hotel and especially the accommodations were less than desirable. There is construction going on, which takes away from the experience. I could live with that if the rooms were decent, which the one we have is not. The beds are the most uncomfortable I’ve ever slept on and every time I move it makes a terrible creaking noise. The bathroom is tiny with the toilet right behind the door. It’s one thing for the room to be old, but not dusty due to lack of care. There is no AC but the windows are painted shut so there isn’t any of the “breezy mountain air” to enjoy. I was so warm the first night that I could barely sleep. The room looked nothing like the room on the webpage. I’ve only been here one night and I can’t wait to leave. Extremely disappointed.

Lola2012 - Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Stanley a few days before Memorial Day weekend. It was a fun experience, but the hotel was under massive renovations that were not disclosed during booking. The elevator was out of service and they put us on the 3rd floor with no bellhop service. Also, the rooms in the main hotel are not air conditioned. We had fun but felt the price per night was way to much for the hotel to be under construction.

shelleym6971 - Charlotte, North Carolina

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed two nights on the fourth floor of the hotel. We had a perfect view of the mountains from our window and laying in bed. Our room was fairly small and very warm, as there is no air conditioning. There is a ceiling fan, which somewhat helped and the windows also open but do not have screens. The cleanliness of the room could have been somewhat better, there was a lot of dust under the bed and behind the door when opened. The Jacuzzi tub and rain-head shower were amazing. We had a great time walking around the hotel and the grounds and encountered five elk right by the front gate. We even had a few paranormal encounters and got some "spooky" pictures. This was a must do for my bucket list and I would definitely go back. They have a wonderful government discount as well!

vermotea - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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