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August 14, 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
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®

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 17 hours ago

What a disappointment! The best thing about this particular lodge on the property is that it has Air Conditioning in the Aspire lodge which is the ONLY reason you should book it. We were grateful to be able to cool off in 90 degree July. The remainder of the hotel does NOT have AC and if they are not going to upgrade, they should close the hotel in July/August and return to the days of seasonal hotels. That being said, after reading many reviews of the Stanley, I attempted to avoid booking the King room and instead opted for the King Suite with a full kitchen and sitting area. I booked it on TripAdvisor. Bad idea - I will not book through TripAdvisor ever again! If there is a problem (which there WAS) you cannot contact TripAdvisor! (First important advice - don't book any hotel through TripAdvisor. They do not provide a way to contact them if they make a mistake. I searched online and found a customer service phone number through their corporate site. I was on hold for over an hour, and finally hung up. Because it was a weekend, the offices were likely closed, although the phone system does not inform you of this....IF there is a glitch with the booking (as was mine) you are referred to the hotel itself on your paperwork. In my case, I booked online, choosing from the available options. That was nice - there were great photos. However, the booking that the hotel was sent by Tripadvisor was the same rate as I paid but the much smaller room. They also had my name backwards on the booking forwarded to the hotel (it was correct on my paperwork), and I waited almost 45 minutes for the hotel staff to locate my reservation!. I had my booking info printed out and with me, even so - the room description was NOT on the TripAdvisor confirmation and I was stuck with a room I had attempted to avoid, with no recourse....) So, the hotel assigned me the King room. $400 a night for a room with only enough room to walk around the bed. Not large enough to lay your suitcase anywhere but on the bed to open it. No refrig, (bad for us older folks with meds). No closet. TINY. No overhead lighting either, so when you walk into this tiny, dark room, you have to walk across the room to turn on a light! Same for the bathroom - it's very dark, and you have to cross the room to turn on the light switch! NO water pressure, but the enormous shower head is deceiving. We had barely a trickle - enough of an inconvenience that my husband actually removed the rainshower head to see if it was stopped up! The vanity mirror is the only lighting, so it is dark in that space as well. The absolute worst part of this was that I am claustrophobic, which is why I splurged to purchase the larger area. For our one stay in the Rockies, I hoped to soak in the beauty of the area, the wonderful character of the hotel.... NOT. When we entered the separate building to go to our Aspire room, we walked all the way to the end of the hallways where they dead-ended into another door. There was a 225 on the door, we assumed it was the last suite on the floor. NO. You used your key to enter a tiny, closet-like hallway and our room was on the left, room 226. Room 227 was opposite. This hotel had taken a King suite and split it into two tiny rooms and left the original entrance! My husband insists they used two maintenance closets to convert to hotel rooms. I felt locked away! Our view (instead of promised mountain view with balcony as booked on TripAdvisor!!!!) was a wall of rocks below ground level. We paid $400 to stay in a room behind two locked doors at the end of a building with no lighting and a view of rocks out the window. No closet, no refrig, no space. It was almost better to have slept in my car!!! Our next night was spent at a local motel. $155 per night, air conditioned, gorgeous views, large room with large windows, fireplace, and excellent shower. The Stanley may be a grand dame, the grounds are fabulous and the tours are EXCELLENT (Dee Dee and Abbey did wonderful jobs!). Mr. Stanley is probably one of the spirits haunting this place because his objective in building his guest hotel was to provide a place where people would want to linger. NEVER would happen! While standing at the front desk the three times I went there (first to beg for another space) I listened to four other unhappy guests ask for a refund or another room. If the current Owners don't begin to pay attention, this hotel will be an empty relic someday...

jhcc1 - Fredericksburg, Texas


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

One of the worst experiences of staying in a hotel and certainly THE WORST on this 3 week trip. We were 3 of us including an 11 year old kid. Booking.com recommended this room configuration for 3 people - Sent the hotel multiple requests to get an extra rollaway bed. The hotel never bothered to respond and it took us multiple calls to even get them to put up the bed after checking in! - Check-in was unpleasant with no welcome and overworked staff who did not have time for any pleasantries - Took a while to get them to come for luggage so ended up lugging bags up the stairs on our own - Room was small and should not have been offered for 3 people. - Rollaway bed was dirty with hair on the bedsheet and covers! YUCK!! (picture) - The drain in the bathroom was choked (see picture) - The hotel offered to move us to another room on the 2nd day [Mitch the lady at the front desk was the only redeeming feature, she atleast made an effort to fix things] - We went out for our hiking and when we came back, the reception had no idea that we were staying and it took us 15 minutes to get keys for the new room [and we had no idea during those 15 minutes on where our bags are] - We had also complained to Booking.com, they reached out to me to say the hotel would refund 50% of our bill. Still haven't received a $ back from them. - generally very inconvenient place to stay, their phone system does not work so it was very hard to contact the front desk [or may be no one picks up the phone] Overall - very nice building but not a welcoming property especially if you are travelling with kids

gaumalik - Singapore, Singapore


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Our King Suite in the Aspire at the Stanley Hotel had a view of a mound of dirt off the deck (see picture of landscaping in progress), a bed with a mattress height of about 3 feet, one bedside table and lamp (not 2 because 2 wouldn't fit), sheets that felt to be around 200 thread count, and a beautiful bathroom but no full length mirror. The room also had a coat closet but no closet in the bedroom, a full kitchen, 2 TVs, a couch and chair and a kitchen table with 4 chairs. All in all it was very clean but small and disappointing. I stay at the Stanley every few years hoping for an improvement in hotel rooms or others, since there is obviously lots of money being spent on the hotel and surrounding areas but I am always astounded at the room rates and mediocre rooms. Check with the Larimer County Health Department before eating at the restaurant.

KateWheatRidge - Denver, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I went here because our family took vacation there when i was young, about 30 years ago and was so disappointed to see its become a tourist trap pushing a "ghost and goblin" theme that has become all they had to offer. the room was 85 DEGREES! and never cooled down because they gave us a table fan that worked only on medium. Called front desk 6 times, all voicemail and no return call. We stayed in bar since room was unbearable and the drinks were $10 a rattle when you could break up the employees gatherings to ask for one. carried bags a mile to room. Room was tiny. my advise is they keep pushing ghost theme, no one sophisticated enough to want a nice stay would ever stay there twice. $300 a room and we didn't sleep a wink. it was worst experience ever.

Jony C


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Stanley Lodge (next to the hotel). Our room was small, yet clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was plentiful in the morning. We were disappointed because on each morning of our stay, the Stanley Hotel sales team was discussing the sales figures for July in the dining room at one of the tables that should have been used by the guests. The man leading the meeting was loud and arrogant (said he had worked for the Sheraton prior). My husband and I thought it was totally inappropriate for this type of meeting to be going on in a common guest area of the property. The Cascades restaurant also lost our dinner reservation and when we checked in for our 7:30 pm reservation were told we had none, however "our whacky computer system does this sometimes but we can seat you". We also took the day tour of the hotel and were looking for a tour on the history of the property, but instead got a paranormal review of all the ghosts supposedly on the property. Save your money and stay and one of the other locally owned hotel properties in the area.

mifan011 - Linden, Michigan


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