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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 2 days ago

A wonderful historic hotel in the rocky mountains near Denver, When Stephen King found this hotel he chose this place for his new novel and there he wrote The Shining The novel became the movie you know You must go to Estes Park

429jacquesf - Ottawa, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly I cannot recommend this hotel. We stayed for five nights, and wished whole heartedly that it had only been one. If it wouldn't have been pre-paid, we would have left. We chose the Stanley to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and picked a Deluxe Junior Suite to splurge, paying over $350 per night. Based on pictures on the website, this suite looks beyond lovely. Touting it's updated bathroom, upgraded linens, size and view. The view is correct, it was fantastic. However the windows were terribly dirty, and there was only one screen on the windows. Since there is no air conditioning, we had all three windows open the entire stay and were lucky to not have a room filled with bugs. What we did have though was terrible racket from all the tour groups, random visitors and people attending parties. The staff of the hotel did nothing to deter any of the noisiness, even when the ruckus lasted into the wee hours of the morning. We had one bedside lamp, and one small lamp on the desk, which made things not only difficult to see at night, but reading before bed was not an option. I noticed that one of the other rooms like ours had two bedside lamps, so inquired at the desk about getting another one for our room. It never materialized. The mattress was worn out, with the body wells showing through even when the bed was made. The housekeeping staff never replaced any shampoo or soap, and we ran out of simple necessities. Clean washcloths were hit or miss, but they did remake the bed daily. We love historic places, and were hoping to find a well taken care of property. What we found was a hotel that is becoming shabby, deteriorated and just downright filthy. Gum ground into the carpet on the main staircase, floors that haven't been vacuumed in weeks, paint chipped and flaking on the exterior of the hotel, and gutters and other exterior woodwork that is rotting and crumbling in place. The carpeting is frayed and threadbare in places, and light bulbs are burned out. Guests are not appreciated at the Stanley. The tours take front and center. There is not special parking set up for the guests that pay a premium price to stay, and much of the parking lot is gravel and mud. We did reserve both tours before we arrived for our stay and did attend them. Within hours after completing the tours, I received emails inquiring about how much we enjoyed the tours. Never ONCE did anyone ask how we were enjoying our stay, was there anything we needed, and have not yet received an email inquiring about our stay. Maybe they already know the answers, since I can't imagine anyone having anything much good to say. My advice, go visit the hotel and take a tour. Just don't stay as a guest because you'll be disappointed.

smorache - Wausau, Wisconsin


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I live near Estes Park and have always wanted to stay at the Stanley and do a ghost tour so finally bit the ($$) bullet and did it. While it was definitely fun and worth it for the haunted aspect, I do think the hotel was a bit overpriced. Just one night in a room with two queen beds, a ghost tour for my two daughters and myself, one hamburger and beer via room service, and coffee/sodas from the basement cafe in the morning ran me just under $500. I am glad we went and the ghost tour was great, but was it worth $500? I'm not sure. The rooms are small and everything is showing its age, which is part of the charm, but for the price of the rooms I do think A/C, maybe a little mini fridge with snacks/drinks, and at least some kind of movie options for those wanting to hang out in their rooms would be nice. They say they don't have A/C in order to maintain the old world feel, but that just seems silly to me. And after the nighttime ghost tour, my daughters and I really wanted to bundle up in our jammies and watch a scary movie (The Shining, of course!), but there was no way to do that except on my laptop, which was kind of a bummer. Why put a huge tv in the room and not give people any movie watching choices? There was also no room service menu, which was annoying, and it took several calls to room service to get through to someone. When I finally got through and asked about a menu, the guy on the phone seemed flustered and rattled off a few items so I just chose a hamburger, even though that wasn't necessarily what I wanted, because it seemed easiest. It would have been nice to know everything that was available and what it cost ahead of time. I have a hard time understanding why something as simple as a menu isn't in the room. Overall, I'm glad we went and my girls had a great time. The location is beautiful and the ghost tour was definitely fun. I did hear a strange, guttural male voice in my room at one point, which was pretty cool. I have no idea if it was a ghost, but it was extremely odd. At some point I would like to return and stay in one of the haunted rooms or on the 4th floor, but that is the only reason I would go back. And unless I win the lottery, I won't be staying more than one night.

Erinn H


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We anxiously arrived. This was a splurge in our 11 day trip to Colorado. We were a bit early by an hour or so for check-in. We were told that we would be staying in an adjacent property. I said "What? We booked expecting to stay in THIS building." The clerk stammered a bit when I insisted we REALLY wanted the old hotel. He said a room would be available, no problem, but it wasn't ready. He said he would contact the maid and call me via my cell phone in about an hour. About two hours later, and after the designated check-in time, we returned to the hotel after not receiving a call. The lobby was understaffed, and it took too long to get the keys, etc.(I had already given him my credit card, signature and everything else required for the check-in process.) I looked behind me, and there were at least 10 people waiting to check in. After that near debacle of not staying in the famous hotel, things were fine after that. The room was comfortable,and although a bit warm, there was a fan that cooled things off nicely. I think it was a pretty hot spell during out visit. It was charming, and nicely decorated. The staff around the bar and dining room could not have been more accommodating. Young, friendly, upbeat, and willing to go out of their way. The highlight was the steak and egg breakfast. It was possibly the best I have ever had. I thought the breakfast prices were very reasonable. Had we known, we may have elected to have another meal during our stay.We took the ghost tour and enjoyed that. All in all, I would stay here again, but I think the front desk needs to be beefed up a bit. Also, I did not appreciate feeling like it was the old bait and switch routine at the front desk. If there was any area that needs to be addressed, it is certainly the check-in process and the shortage of personnel to facilitate arrival.

Lauren L


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I was surprised to see the hotel basically in town as I had expected it to be more in the wilderness. Make sure to get a room with a view. I paid for a suite and it overlooked a lower roof. They were nice about relocating me. They did a nice job on the tours and the illusionist was entertaining. My teenager loved it! Overall it's a. Dry historic hotel but kind of run down. But on the tour we learned it was boarded up and looted in the 70s so with that in mind it's in great shape. The original Shining really wasn't filed here. The remake was I think.

patchesseattle - Aspen, Colorado


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