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Stanley Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517   |  
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Ranked #16 of 30 hotels in Estes Park
Austin, Texas
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“Stanley Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

our family came here for a different kind of vacation, and it was well worth, the trip and the stay. We went on the Ghost tour, and we would say, that you should make your own choice. We enjoyed every minute, that were here. The mountain's in the morning were covered with snow. This place is worth, the trip just to see it. Every one that we came in contact with that worked there, went out there way to help us. Would come again. Every made us feel at home encluding the ghost's

Room Tip: If you can stay in main hotel building, take the rooms facing the mountains
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The scenery is breathtaking! The hotel is a must see. The food was amazing and the front porch was very relaxing! The icing on the cake is that this hotel is the backdrop for "The Shining" Very close to Rock Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park is filled with shopping but still feels quaint.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your visit, the veranda has spectacular views! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future! Thank you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Staff was very friendly. Great view and setting. Will go again for sure. Great tours available. Lots of history. Rooms were very comfortable. Very scenic drive up to hotel. Food and drinks were very good and affordable. Staff was very knowledgable about history of hotel and surrounding area.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your visit, I am happy you had a fantastic time! We look forward to serving you in the future! Thank you again!
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Iron Mountain, Michigan, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My stay at the Stanley was a letdown.

When we arrived the desk staff was attentive and kind. From there it was all downhill. The rooms leave something to be desired. No soap dish in the shower?

The bartending staff was actually laughable. They know how to chit chat - someone needs to clue them in on keeping a glass full and a bar dry; frankly the worst bar staff I've ever encountered. Who is running the show in the restaraunt and bar?

The hotel offers tours and allows people to walk through for a fee. So, you end up trying to relax while a bunch of gawkers walk around.

I was fully disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback; we certainly value your business and input. I am disappointed to hear that your experience in our restaurant was below your expectations. I have shared your comments with our Food and Beverage team so that we may improve our service for future guests. Thank you again.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I chose to stay here to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. As armature ghost hunters we chose the Ghost Adventure Package and took the Night Ghost Tour. When we arrived the lock on our room door was broken and it took a few hours for it to be fixed however the manager on duty gave us a food credit so we could go down and have dinner while it was being fixed. Aside from that our stay was fantastic! The hotel itself was charming and beautiful. Our room was cozy and we had a lovely view. The food at Cascades was delicious and they were even able to accommodate a vegan meal. Our waiter was professional, prompt and friendly. The Night Ghost tour was fun and definitely worth the ticket price. Our tour guide was personable and charismatic. The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly, particularly the night clerk and the security guard who kindly found me food in the middle of the night when the restaurant was closed. We even had our own paranormal experiences! It was everything we wanted and we can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The main building is more but the best place on the property!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
I am happy to hear that your vacation was a success! We appreciate your time providing feedback and your business. I am glad that the "experiences" you had haven't frightened you away for next time! Thank you again!
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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were a part of a tour group staying at the hotel. The first two mornings, none of us had hot water. Patty, the sales team and the owners were amazing in handling the situation. They communicated with us and went over and above to make it right with everyone in our group. We stayed in the Lodge, (apart from the main hotel) the rooms were wonderful, breakfast every morning and snacks every afternoon were great. Sitting on the front porch, looking at the greatest view in the world was the best part of every day. Thanks to the staff for making our trip so special!

Room Tip: The rooms on the front side had a great view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, September 10, 2013
I would like to thank you and the entire group for your business, and more importantly your patience those couple of days. Certainly, it wasn't an ideal situation, but we were fortunate enough for everyone's understanding. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future! Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in an on-property condo so we didn't get the "full" treatment. But we had a great week. Condo was great for our family. Ghost stories were fun, though I'm still not a believer. Elk walking on the property was a special treat. And the location couldn't have been better. Love the hiking in RMNP!

I would have given the property 5-stars were it not for dust in the condo that made it seem like it's not thoroughly cleaned enough.

One recommendation-ask the kitchen to cook the nachos with Chili.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit, the condos are a spacious way to spend a week here and yes, great for families. Our nachos are all fresh ingredients, and the chef smokes the chicken prior to adding to the plate; chili is definitely a different take, and am glad you enjoyed. We look forward to your return, thank you again!
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Additional Information about Stanley Hotel

Address: 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
Stanley Estes Park
Stanley Hotel Colorado
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