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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

The room and hotel was great, but even though the lodge is pet friendly I think it’s disgusting that dogs are allowed in dining areas in both the Stanley and the Lodge. I have horrible dog allergies and I spent my entire stay feeling terrible because a couple wanted to have their non-service dog laying on the dining room floor during dinner and breakfast. Also being a chef myself I can’t imagine how much dog hair ended up on food surfaces after their dog stood up to shake hair off into the air which I found very unappetizing. This may be fine for pet owners but if I had a friend with allergies like me I would tell them to stay elsewhere.

jaredcandances - Denver, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Well it expensive, imagine going to stay at a hotel where the rooms haven’t changed since the 1900s no air conditioned rooms, pillows hard as rocks that feel like they have sticks and old dead leaves in them, carpet over flooring that feels like it has holes in the floor, layers of paint on the windows that prevent you from opening them to get cold air in a hot oddly smelling hotel room that has no AC, hotel furniture that appears to have sat out in the rain for a period of time, a room that has the over powering smell of ivory soap, and a door to your hotel room that’s so out of plumb that a 1/2 inch gap is at the top of the door and a bathroom door that can’t be closed. A hotel where guests come second or third that not only is hosting two weddings but also has some kind of magic act going on and ghost tours running all day. You can hear all this activity through your door that’s got a big gap up top. Now Imagine you can’t eat in the hotel restaurant or drink at the bar because they’ve got two weddings booked and ghost tours and a magic show occupying the very areas you should have access to as a hotel guest, when you finally get a place to sit at the bar hours after you plan on eating your wife gets food poisoning from something she eats at the hotel restaurant we’re you had three drinks two small salads and an appetizer for $115 dollars. That’s the stately hotel, don’t get your hopes up. Tour it, don’t stay there, don’t eat there, there are much better places to eat and far better places to stay.

Tim P


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group had reserved suites so we could all have fun together and we did. From the moment we checked in until we left, I felt we were treated like valued clients. After dinner at Cascades, we went to the wonderful magic show and then sat in the oversized sofas by the fireplace. We had drinks and conversation and felt like we were at someone's really nice home. We all went back to one room to play a card game and at one point, realized how loud we were. There was the bonus. Because the hotel was built so long ago, the walls were thick so we didn't bother anyone. At checkout, the people there were also very helpful. We had a great time including two of us witnessing a ghostly experience. All I can say is THANK YOU!

Nancy S - Parker


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in the main building of The Stanley Hotel, which is over 100 years old. It's beautiful, but not without its quirks. Examples; the floors creak, doors stick, the heat may not always work in your room, (or it will be too hot). In some places, the old exterior paint is peeling, pictures are hung crooked, and the carpet is showing significant wear. Overall, we look past these minor issues because we figure it just adds some character and charm. If you want more modern luxury, look into staying in the Overlook Condos, or the Aspire Residences which are also on the property and are much newer.

Kennymac23 - Thornton, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an excellent time. We were celebrating our 23rd anniversary. She can't wait to visit again. Thank you for the yummy dinner and wine we were surprised with. The staff was nice we had gotten there earlier than check in so they hurried to get our room ready. Our stay was February 11th we did 9pm tour our guide was awesome,entertaining and informative. I enjoyed the whole experience.

Windy S - Colorado Springs, Colorado


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