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September 13, 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 Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I reserved a room six months in advance, having stayed at the Stanley Hotel multiple times over the decades. This time I was disappointed in the service and the changes to the property. First off was the room - so small, Contained one queen bed with no room for two pieces of luggage and no view of the mountain range as I was told I would get upon my reservation. I returned to the reservation desk and was told all the rooms are different. Avoid room 311! After continued complaint, I was changed to room 415, coincidentally the same room I stayed at in 2014 (a nic room BTW). It seemed that all the staff were young, spoke with European accents, and didn't know the operations well. The last experience with staff was at check-out. I was mis-charged $600 in addition to the full amount of $300+ I paid to reserve six months earlier. As I questioned the reservation desk staff, the first person claimed ignorance of room billing. The second person indicated it was an error and the money would be credited back to my account in "3 - 5 business days. Not exactly what I wanted to hear at the beginning of my vacation! Regarding the property, The Stanley no longer has a pool in the front grounds. Reasons by the staff ranged from "it got filled during the floods" to "too many Estes residents were using it, so it was filled with dirt". Additionally, the once spacious green frontage has been transformed into a raised garden maze, half of which contained dead bushes that were being removed during my stay. Lastly, the incredible view from the front porch now has four blue spruce planted withing six feet of the porch - give it another five years and most of the view will be obscured. Really poos management decisions on the property, charge of over $300 a stay for the smaller rooms, and a staff that appears to be quite young, foreign, and unfamiliar with the Stanley operations likely makes this my last stay. Too bad. The inside still has charm, but the surrounding grounds are under constant construction of modern replica units modernized, condos, etc.. Profit obviously is the driving decisions by ownership at the expense of the once historic charm.

spatts - Kalamazoo, Michigan


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

I've always wanted to stay at The Stanley and I finally got a chance. It was disappointing. The Stanley is a beautiful old hotel that desperately needs maintenance. Peeling paint, tattered carpet, too big furniture that makes it impossible to walk around both sides of the bed, no information in room regarding room service, check out, amenities...,sink handles improperly installed, uncomfortably hard mattress, and a room number sign that was a piece of cardboard with the room number written on it in ball point pen. It's such a waste to have such a lovely hotel that you don't properly maintain! This could be an amazing place, if they took care of it. Finally, when checking out we were being charged for a prepaid stay--luckily I brought my confirmation along! This hotel needs a lot of work!

Simoozi - Denver, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Short and sweet review: Pros- Beautiful hotel on the outside. Friendly employees. Easy parking. Great to lake estes, estes tram, and downtown shops and restaurants. Tour was great. Food at restaurant on main floor was good also. Cons- Needs upgrades everywhere. Each floorboard creaks, and creaks loudly. So you will hear every single person walking at any hour of the night. It's hot as hell. No AC or window units. Open windows and then hear everything outside all night. No fridge in room, no continental, no area for snacks/ hygiene products.

Jennifer B - Colorado Springs, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our fourth or fifth time at the Stanley. We came with our two daughters who are now in their 30's. The first time we were here they were 7 and 4. (that was under a different management). We stayed in one of the condos on the hill behind the main hotel. We ate dinner and lunch once each at the Cascade Restaurant. The food has improved a lot since our last stay but it is expensive. Also a stop at the bar in the Cascade is a must if you drink at all. They have a huge bourbon list. In previous stays my wife and I have stayed in the main hotel. Most of the rooms are cramped. Think 1915. But there are a few that are quite large and have nice views of the town. Again nothing is inexpensive here.

George R - Syosset, United States


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like history you would love this place. It is very expensive but it was an experience. The hotel doesn't have air conditioning but you can open the windows and get a very nice breeze. They didn't have anything to hold up the windows so the cleaning person told me to use the small trash can in the room. The grounds are gorgeous and there was so much to look at and you could sit on the front porch and enjoy the view. We did have a leak in our room at 9:15pm that night so we called the front desk and they sent someone up about 10 minutes later and move us to The Lodge area from the main hotel. The room was very nice that we were moved to and the breakfast the next day was amazing. The blueberry muffins were out of this world. I wish we had went on the ghost tour but we didn't have time that day.

LIsaWe185 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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