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“No ghosts, but still enjoyable.” 4 of 5 stars
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Stanley Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Estes Park
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“No ghosts, but still enjoyable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights using a living social deal. We found the experience to be very enjoyable. We took a ghost tour one night, which was interesting. We didn't have any first hand ghost experiences while we were there but the hotel itself was incredible. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel and rooms were clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. We ate at the in hotel restaurant our last night there. The food was amazing, excellent wait staff, and comfortable atmosphere. The view from the porch of the hotel was breathtaking. Mountains all around, and only a 10 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National park. The only reason I didn't rate this visit 5 stars was the lack of ghostly experience after all the promotion suggesting the place being haunted, and drunk ghost hunters at night being overly loud and obnoxious at 2am. Overall, amazing place to stay. I will be coming back in the future.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Couldn't have asked for a better time; great rooms, fabulous restaurant (Cascade), breathtaking view!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This was our visit stay here, and it was great! The staff is so friendly! Estes Park itself is beautiful! It's fun to just look through the various buildings on site or sit and enjoy the views. We stayed in the Manor House. They have started a continental breakfast in one of their larger downstairs rooms. The food was very good! ANd the staff was so helpful that morning.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Like other reviewers, we took advantage of the Living Social deal and spent a weekend at the Stanley. As a Colorado native I was familiar with the hotel and its history but had never been on the property. I was impressed from the moment we walked in. The exterior of the hotel is beautifully maintained with an inviting patio and flags waving. Inside, the grand staircase is very prominent and you'll find people lounging in the open lobby. We checked in with Tyler who also turned out the be our guide for that night's ghost tour. He shared stories about the room we were staying in and was great to talk to. Our room was small, but we didn't expect a large room on a discounted rate. The highlight of our weekend was the Ghost Tour with Tyler - he was a fantastic host - very entertaining, knowledgeable, and inclusive of everyone in the group. He seems like someone who really enjoys his job. I certainly understand the historic and paranormal significance of the hotel, but the downside to staying at this hotel is all the ghost hunters. At any given point in the day you will see and hear people roaming the halls, taking endless photographs and reviewing them for orbs, blocking the stairwells, standing in front of your room trying to "sense" things, and more. (I can't imagine what it would be like to stay in rooms 401 or 217 - we were in 400 so people were constantly asking us where 401 was.) This was all well and good during the day - but when people were standing outside our room at midnight with EMF detectors and spirit boxes making no attempt to be quiet, it was just plain annoying. I didn't sleep the first night and had to take sleeping pills to get through the second night. It seems there should be some ghost hunting curfew put in place!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed at the Manor House Lodge in one of the three top-floor deluxe suites. The room was very nice and spacious. The bed has a nice pillow-top mattress and the bed was "triple-sheeted" which is an extra touch, however the sheets were a bit rough on the skin as if they needed some fabric softener in the wash. This was the smaller building next door and was a bit quieter than the main lodge and perhaps a step up in decor. It seems like it is run more like a Bed & Breakfast with a bit more personal touch than the main hotel. With our upgrade, the breakfast was included, It was not a cooked breakfast, but was a very nice continental breakfast with wonderful pastries and home-made jams and spreads by the Innkeeper who greets you for breakfast.

There was some painting going on in this building on the main level, so there was some paint smells present in the common areas, but not in the room. The walls and ceiling in the room was marked with touch-up and filler as if it was expecting to be painted soon.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Hotel Management does NOT honor their advertising. We went on their website and reserved 5 rooms at a rate of $54. When we called the hotel to confirm the rate, they said that I accessed some unique code on their own website and they would not honor the rate. They only said that if we did not cancel the reservation, they would charge us $319 a night per room. I think there are laws against this type of advertising? Why would you want to give people like this your business? See you in court!!!!

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We purchased a 2-night special through Living Social, and I am very happy for doing so! The food at the Cascades lounge is phenomenal, the staff is friendly and courteous, the architecture is amazing, and the hotel has a lot of little events and tours. Our room was clean, the bed was huge and comfy, and the guests are also very interesting as well.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Stanley Hotel

Address: 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Stanley Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stanley Hotel is a luxurious historic landmark hotel in a spectacular mountain-view location, offering old-world charm matched with the latest of modern amenities. Take a ghosts and history tour... Enjoy free wireless Internet access throughout the property... Indulge in our full-service spa... Experience Cascades Restaurant... Savor a Starbucks’ Coffee... Or just relax and enjoy the view from your luxurious room, suite or private villa! Come, experience The Stanley Hotel: 7,500 feet above the ordinary in beautiful Estes Park, an hour from Denver and minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park.The Stanley Hotel is a luxurious historic landmark hotel in a spectacular mountain-view location, offering old-world charm matched with the latest of modern amenities ... more   less 
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Stanley Estes Park
Stanley Hotel Colorado
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