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“Summer stay in Estes Co.” 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
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
1 review
“Summer stay in Estes Co.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed in the Lodge Building one room away from where Stephen King stayed way back when. We planned our stay late September, so we did not have to worry about having no air conditioning in the room. When we arrived the front yard was alive with Elk coming down to feed at night. Our room was exactly like I pictured an old building and room to be..more than nice for us. The rooms are small, but we were there for seeing things. The breakfast was worth what ever we paid for the whole two days stay at the motel. We had huge bowls of fresh fruits and berrys, home made pasteries of every kind you could think of, and so on. We were there for the feel of the old motel and got just what we were looking for. The bar in the main building was quaint, food was great. The motel was boarding up the outside pool, so that aspect is gone forever..but replaced with a dancing floor they tell me. The stay was pricey but expected. Sitting outside at night or during the day was quiet and let one have plenty of time to think and observe the mountains out front. Meeting Jack and his wife was the highlight for us, and I thank both of them for all the educated memories they provided us with.

Room Tip: We liked the Lodge building, quieter. Loved the huge old bar and Dining room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. Glad you had chance to meet Jack and get the experience you were looking for. We hope you will be back to stay in the future!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

Guest Services Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Parker, Colorado, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The staff was friendly and informative. The hotel was beautiful and kept up well. The scenery was excellent. A very enjoyable stay. The grounds were well maintained and made for nice walks in the evenings.

  • Stayed October 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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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. We hope you will be back to stay in the future!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

Guest Services Manager
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Classic hotel with good service, beautiful lobby and rooms. Nice view, excellent location, good food and good bar scene. Clean and well run. Obviously expensive, but the experience is worth it. Unique accommodations.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. We hope you will be back to stay in the future!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

Guest Services Manager
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at the Stanley on a recent visit to hike the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. The hotel sits above the town and is an easy walk to shops and restaurants. The hotel is busy with additional visitors coming for tours of the "haunted" hotel, which can make parking and entrance to the hotel a challenge at times. The rooms are comfortable and typically sized for a historic hotel. The tour of the hotel is highly recommended, our guide was outstanding, I was hesitant to take the tour because I thought it would 'freak me out", but just the opposite occurred, the history was fascinating. The amenities on site could be expanded a bit, but adequate. Highly recommended even for just a day or two, a great place to spend the evening after a day of hiking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. There is definitely quite the history to the Stanley Hotel! We are always looking for ways to expand our amenities and there are some exciting changes and additions coming in the near future! We hope you will be back to stay in the future!

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Jesse Freitas

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This would probably be one of our once in a lifetime experiences and we were not disappointed! The rooms, the atmosphere, the staff, everything was great!!!!! Cascades restaurant the the Whiskey Bar were excellent and everyone was so friendly and tolerant of our typical tourist behavior of picture taking. Hope to go back one day, but so excited that the visit we had was so great!

  • Stayed September 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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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. I am glad we could make one of your "once in a lifetime experiences" special! However, we hope you will be back to stay in the future to do it all over again!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I toured this hotel last weekend when I heard Stephen King had stayed here and it was his inspiration for "The Shining". They also filmed the 1997 miniseries of the book here, and the ski lodge scenes from "Dumb and Dumber". Unfortunately, due to the recent flooding in the area around Estes Park that caused road closures, the official "Shining" tours at night had been cancelled, so we took the standard hotel tour in the afternoon. It was still fun, and the hotel is a gorgeous old building with a lot of history on and off-screen. We had to have a drink at the bar where Jim Carey discovered "We've landed on the moon!", and I had the REDRUM punch, which was really good. I highly recommend stopping in here, at least for a tour, if you're in the Denver or Estes Park area. Next time I'd love to stay a night or two, if time permits. The concierge said the rooms start around $239 a night (and go up for the large, fancy rooms), but go down to about $139 a night on the off-season that starts in November. The waiting list for the infamous room 217 is about 18 months long.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear you had a fun time on the Stanley Tour and had a chance to relax in the Cascades Whiskey Bar! We hope you will stay with us next time you find yourself in the area!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at tge stanley hotel for what was supposed to be a nice weekend wedding. The stanley first started iut by over charging me for the hotel room by one hundred dollars. They said there was nothing they could do, that it would be back in my account in 5 to 7 business days.Then when we get to the room itself it was dirty the elevator button shocked me and the windows in the hotel room were cracked letting in cold air. They say things are just old. There's a difference between old and non functional. The cascades bar charged me twice. They need to get there act together. Long story short no refund at checkout and still waiting for money yo get back in my account. Horrible weekend don't stay here.... a best Western would be better.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. We never like to hear that someone did not have a good experience and I would love the opportunity to talk to you more about your stay. Please contact me directly at jfreitas@stanleyhotel.com.

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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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:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#14 Family 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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Also Known As:
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