June 16, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 20 hours ago

I read the fabulous reviews of the Stanley and thought "this place sounds amazing". Maybe it's just me and I have high expectations, but this hotel is in desperate need of a face lift. The parking lot has potholes the dept of Lake Superior, the front step was falling off and sectioned off with orange cones, the grand stairs and hallways desperately needed to be vacuumed, the carpets were torn and buckling, one washcloth in the bathroom, and the TV in our room didn't work until maintenance came to fix it. That doesn't sound like the luxury experience the tout themselves to be. There's no counter space in the bathroom, so forget about putting your things out. We had to use the window sill to hold our toothpaste and toothbrushes. Also, they have constant tours so the parking is limited. Maybe they should designate spaces for those who are staying at the hotel? Hey, if you like this type of "historic" hotel, then go ahead and book away. For me, it was an experience and I won't be back.

J B - Skippack, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is old and a little rundown, but I could get over that if the service lived up to the price (which it doesn't, so the cost is outrageous in my opinion). I'm currently staying here for business, and I can honestly say that it's the worst customer service in a hotel that I've ever experienced (and that includes some pretty shady roadside motels). Most of my complaints, but not all, have to do with the fact that I'm currently injured and on crutches. 1) I arrived at 3:30 and sat in the lobby for an hour waiting for my room. I politely told the lady at the front desk that I was in pain and really needed my room asap if possible, and she said she would personally call me when it was ready. When I went up to the desk an hour later to check on it, it turns out my room had been ready for some time but no one bothered to notify me, despite promising to do so. 2) I requested a shower chair for my shower since I can't stand easily without one. The shower clearly has the equipment for a shower bench to hook into the wall (see photo), but maintenance showed up at my door with a METAL LAWN CHAIR to put in there. He said he was new and didn't know anything about an actual shower chair. He also did not offer to check and didn't seem to think the metal chair was a problem. The icing on that cake? The chair was grimy. They didn't even bother wiping it off before bringing it up. 3) I waited an hour in the restaurant for breakfast on the first day (and the restaurant was only half full). When the waiter said he had no idea how long it would take for me to get my food, I walked out and had to go into town to eat. It does not take an hour to make a waffle. This is really just a subset of the issues I've experienced, and I know fellow guests have also had a number of problems. They all boil down to this hotel not caring about providing a decent customer service experience to its guests. I can't wait until I can leave.

Elizabeth W

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

This is a very old building with a lot of interesting history and great views! The pictures throughout the hotel ad a lot of character and the elevator is a real "time travel." The ghost tour was really good, but I'm not sure I am a believer! Since the building is very old, don't expect a modern feel.

Colleen H - Indian Head, Maryland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

The Stanley is an intriguing experience. Mixed bag of charm and things that don't make sense. My arrival was in the middle of the day and if you are not familiar with the hotel's buildings you may think The Lodge is the main building. Once a realized is not I had to carry my luggage to the actual main building. I recommend parking the car, checking in, locating the elevator and then bringing the luggage. The check-in was quick, but the staff provided the keys and no word on the building where the room was. I had to wait for someone to come back to the desk to ask . My room at The Lodge 1204 was okay size a fried of mine lodged in the main building on 4th floor and I understand the rooms there are smaller. I her case, when she checked in, the staff at reception did not mention she had a credit for drinks and food, so make sure when you book or when you check-in you ask what is included with your booking. The decor is a mixed bag. The furniture in the lobbies is nice, rustic theme, but the carpet on the stairs is ripped in a few places. In my room the bed skirt was ripped, the seat had a few stains on it and I found short hair on the pillows and bedsheets. The heating in the rooms is done through baseboard but the thermostat was not connected to the circuitry on the wall. The breakfast area at the Lodge is really nice and the view with the morning coffee soothing. The breakfast selection was okay, no warm food (omelettes, sausages) , just boiled eggs, pastries, yogurt, toast, very nice berry jam, peanut butter, fresh berries, coffee and tea. The hotel provides day and night tour of the property. 90 minutes of history and tails about famous people that once were hotel's guests. During the day tours there is less doze of spirits haunting the property stories, for the night one such stories are more abundant. Overall, if you get a good deal might be worth it but paying full price for a mixed bag of experiences .. not sure if it is worth it.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I live in Denver and have talked about staying at the Stanley for quite some time. The photos accompanying our booking through Trip Advisor indicated we would be staying in the historic portion of the Stanley, so we were surprised at check-in to be assigned to Aspire....the condo-looking, new addition to the Stanley hotel family. Although new, it was devoid of historic, western charm and full of rowdy, mass-tourism style of guests. To their credit, the staff switched us to the Lodge and we had a wonderful stay.

Thomas L - Denver, Colorado

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