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Address: 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: (970) 577-4110
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Knowing that the movie, "The Shining," was filmed here at the Stanley Hotel was eerie. They have a great Steam Car museum free to the public; however, you can purchase thickets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowing that the movie, "The Shining," was filmed here at the Stanley Hotel was eerie. They have a great Steam Car museum free to the public; however, you can purchase thickets for the full blown tour, if you like. The hotel does take guests and there is a separate Lodge as well. The day we were there, there was a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It is the Stanley Hotel after all. Visitors should see this just for the history of the area. The Hotel is magnificent and the architecture is awesome. My wife and I are history buffs and really enjoyed the tour. Special shout out to Langa who really did a fantastic job as the tour guide.

Thank Peptobysmol
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Stanley Hotel, which has one of the original Stanley steam cars, is beautiful! We took the tour of the hotel which is best know as the setting for the movie based on Stephen King's best seller The Shining (although the original movie was not shot here). The tour was very interesting and included all the best parts of the... More 

Thank sunnluvr
Northglenn, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Just taking in the history and beautiful surroundings is amazing. This is just one of those places you have to see when you are in Estes Park!!! I have been there multiple times and learn something new every time!!

Thank Michael Sheila N
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Always visit the Stanley Hotel. We stayed overnight once and really enjoyed the room. This is a must see attraction when you're in Estes Park

Thank Kathy B
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

An interesting old hotel. Do take an official tour to really see the place - but you need to make a reservation ahead of time, or you probably won't get a tour. The hotel is very busy with special events and tourists wandering around. Parking can be a challenge. If you have kids I would suggest a very short visit.... More 

Thank Karen E
Round Rock, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful hotel with lots of interesting history. The Stanley Steamer is beautiful. Planning on visiting again this October.

Thank Carolyn S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One should not go to Estes Park without a visit to the Stanley Hotel and the steamer. Gorgeous place, great restraunt and beautiful grounds. If you are fortunate enough to to be near during the holidays, please do one miss the activities. The buffets during the holidays are beautiful and food is outstanding.

Thank oraff13
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Do your history research on the Stanley before visiting. There is an excellent podcast about the ghosts & also The Shining. The hotel is an icon of American history. The Stanleys sold their photo technology to Kodak for a fortune & moved to Estes to cure their TB. Built the Hotel in 1909. The lobby has huge character. The tour... More 

Thank Buzzy1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stop here every time we come to Estes Park. Love reading about the history and walking the new maze. Be sure to take the lower entrance by the maze and ride the original elevator to the 1st floor!

Thank mashloe

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