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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
80517
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 6 hours ago

This was our first stay at The Stanley but have visited on a few occasions in the past. First and foremost the staff were fantastic. Check in was a little chaotic but once this was accomplished everyone was friendly & helpful. As others have mentioned the construction was understandable but the hotel should have notified guests prior to arrival or booking. We stayed on the 4th floor in room #415. Room is tight but had a lot of charm. The hotel has no air conditioning and the room was very warm, we slept with the window open and it never dropped below 70 degrees. I would imagine in the summer this floor is too warm to stay in. The view from the room was outstanding. Overall we were pleased with the accommodations. We also attended the comedy show with Tom Papa at the new theatre which is gorgeous! The show and facility were top notch. Lastly, we attended the illusionist show Aiden Sinclair. I am not much of a believer but this show was fantastic. Even if your not into magic/illusions he is a tremendous story teller and provided wonderful history of the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this show. It was well worth the $20 ticket. All in all our stay was fantastic, only reason it doesn’t get a 5/5 is the construction but more so the lack of communication regarding this. Once this is completed it will be even more beautiful. The Stanley has done a wonderful job of offering entertainment and making it even more of a destination.

Justin w


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 7 hours ago

Wow. I am so happy to have been able to visit and see the hotel where a few scenes from Dumb & Dumber was filmed. The hotel is currently undergoing renovation but looks beautiful either way. The hotel is massive and just has a presence of royalty and elegance. The keys are hard physical gold keys!

Kassandra L - Miami, Florida


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Had reservation for three people in a suite, didn't have the bedding for three nor the coffee nor the toiletries. Had to call the front desk, they did bring everything to the room in a timely manner. When I pay almost double for a room I shouldn't have had to call in the first place. At check-in they charge an additional $100 deposit. I was fine with that knowing no one in my group would destroy anything. but now it is over tens days since our stay and still waiting for the return of the deposit.

ledsn - Pueblo, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We visited the Stanley Hotel for a weekend for our first time in Estes Park. The hotel is undergoing extensive renovations and the weekend we were there they were laying carpet in the hallways and the elevator was broke. This did not stop us for enjoying our stay. Ruger, the bell man, was a very busy guy, but very, very nice. He lugged our 3 bags of luggage up and down three flights of stairs when we arrived and then when we left to. We also did the Spirit Tour, and Scary Mary was the best tour guide. I highly recommend this hotel. The historic significance of this hotel in the Estes Park area is very interesting.

dce4529 - Indianapolis, Indiana


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Stayed at Stanley in conjunction with comedy show at their pavillion venue. Staff was very courteous and accommodating. However, hotel was undergoing substantial refurbishing. I would have liked a heads up on that before arriving. The elevator was not operating so we were originally happy we were on the second floor. However the rooms have no soundproofing ( part of the historic charm) and the carpets were removed for replacement. Up until 2 am due to noisy guests in hallway, and someone knocking over barrel in hall placed to prevent tripping on rough floor. Tried to come back for nap after beakfast but construction started at 8 am and was quite noisy. Would go back, but would ask about renovations in process before booking.

Alison M - St. Albans, United Kingdom


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