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Stanley Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #12 of 29 hotels in Estes Park
Houston
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth going for a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My family had drinks in the bar at the Stanley the evening prior to our son's wedding. Nice place to gather although nothing out of the ordinary other than it is the Stanley Hotel. Two people in our party had the bloody mary made with bacon infused vodka. It is topped with a strip of candied bacon. They both loved it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
The bloody mary's are delicious! Thank you for your business and all the best to your son and his wife!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Beautiful 100 year old hotel with friendly staff & great guest rooms. Tours are fun & I would recommend taking one. Upgraded to 4th floor & happy I did as it was a fun "treat" with the history of the 4th floor. Can't wait to stay at the Stanley again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your visit! I am really happy that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to your return! Thank you for your business!
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great couple of days at The Lodge. A 70-animal elk herd milled around the buildings all day long one day. The Lodge has pretty areas to sit by a picture window and read a book, while birds of prey soar by outside. The daily continental breakfast and afternoon tea-and-crumpets time were low key and nicely done.

Room Tip: I didn't stay in the old hotel, but very much recommend a room in The Lodge.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
The elk have been out in abundance recently and it is truly a treat! I have even seen a few big horn sheep close to the property the last couple days. The Lodge is very cozy, and Midge does a great job ensuring her guests comfort. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at the Stanley hotel last weekend. Rooms were cozy and service was incredible. I love going to Estes to walk around, or go climb around the area then head back to the Stanley bar to get a couple of drinks and grab some grub! No room for complaints here and do not understand those that do complain about this place... it's AMAZING!

Thanks Stanley for a great stay!

-Lindsey

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
You are a brave Texan walking around with our exceptionally cool temperatures recently! I am trhilled you had a great weekend, and were able to cozy up in our lounge! Thank you for your great feedback and hopefully we'll see you in some warmer climate!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed at the Stanley for our anniversary. Upgraded room to second floor with mountain view and (non-functional) balcony. Room was quite nice, very large king with upgraded bathroom. Spectacular view. A few creaks and squeaks during the night as you would expect from a 100 year old hotel. The restaurant Cascades has a very complete line of Scotch Whisky selections (I heartily approve) but falls a little short on the food side. They are trying to get to an upper level fine dining experience, not quite there yet. Would recommend the spooky hotel tour, have taken it in the past. Coffee shop in the basement for early morning risers. Sitting out on the veranda enjoying the view with your morning paper and coffee....hard to beat.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your recent feedback. I fully agree with you, sitting on the veranda in the summer is absolutely incredible. We are now doing a Whiskey U, starting this month which I highly encourage you to look at if you are a lover of scotch whiskey. Hopefully, you will have a chance to make it!
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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

On business in old Stapleton area, me and my crew took advantage of a break and drove up to Estes Park for an overnighter. Off season (to our surprise they ARE open in winter), we got a great deal on a room, thanks to a "US Gov" discount. Showed up around 5, went right to their great cozy bar prior to dinner in the adjacent dining room... great local beer selection & specialty drinks (redrum). Sat right down to dinner (again, off-season) and got a great waiter... young kid... who warmly humored all of our first-timer queries on the spooky stuff. He played along with us just great and, as it was very quiet, had the very few other guests in the room intrigued with his elaborations. Every time he came back from the kitchen to charge our glasses, he accompanied it with a short vignette on a tale from long ago. Thanks to him, the whole dining room (all five occupied tables) was engrossed with his dramatic recounts of past history & spooky encounters. Some spooky, most corny, but what a gas for us all! By the way, I had the "wild game meat loaf" and my crew had the "buffalo prime rib"... both were simply delicious, in heavy gravy and mashed potatoes... recommended... Blue Cheese on the salads put it over the top. Hearty food.

Side bar: Following a great dinner, we headed off to explore the property. To keep this review short, it was simply a treat! Accompanied with pints charged of the best local brews, we were permitted (or permitted ourselves) to access the entire place. Again, as it was in the "off season", that contributed to the creepiness of the ol' place. In the right mood, there's lots to see... the old billiards room, the ballroom, the third floor (with candy placed along the corridors??)

Hotel: Creaky? Yes. Drafty? A little bit. Dated? Thank Goodness. Worth the stay? Absolutely, go there.

Room Tip: Just gotta call ahead for room "217"...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your last minute trip to Estes Park! We certainly appreciate your business, and am happy to hear that our wait staff provided your evening entertainment! They have a lot of personality! We are open all year long, and welcome all guests during the winter season! Thank you!
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Berthoud, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had always wanted to stay at the Stanley and decided it would be a great way to ring in the new year. The room was great, but we were a little disappointed that the room did not have a coffee maker. The noise level from other rooms made it difficult to sleep. (Especially the yelling at 2 in the morning!) The "hotel" staff were all friendly. We were not pleased with the prices as it related to the New Year's Eve Gala. For the price we paid, we should not have been hungry after our meal. We were served very small, and very few, appetizers, the steak was served rare without an apparent option for it being prepared otherwise, the amount of vegetables served was quite small, the salad contained was extremely bitter, coffee was not served with desert, it was set up afterwards for people to get themselves. Water glasses were taken away with out offers for refills. Champaign was served for toasting. Unfortunately it was served 30 min. before midnight and it was only enough for a few sips. My boyfriend was so glad to go into town and get a full-sized meal for breakfast! We were quite disappointed with the price we paid for the gala and the amount of food we received. (The band was good!)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for your visit for our New Year's Eve gala. We certainly appreciate your business, although am disappointed to hear that you did not feel value for the price paid. I have shared your comments with each respective department as we use these for improvements with both our product and service. We would love to play your host again in the future, and I would ask that you reach out to me directly so that I may personally take care of your reservation. Thank you and Happy New Year.
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Additional Information about Stanley Hotel

Also Known As:
Stanley Estes Park
Stanley Hotel Colorado
Stanley Hotel Estes Park Colorado
Stanley Hotel Estes Park
Address: 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Rocky Mountain National Park > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#4 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Stanley Hotel 3.5*
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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