If you are visiting The Stanley for the ghosts our paranormal experiences you may be satisfied. It is old and a bit spooky looking. If you are expecting a grand old hotel in the tradition of The Grove Park Inn, Hotel del Coronado, or The Sagamore, you may be disappointed. I thought that's what I was paying for.
Our room was on the 4th floor in a dormer and was tiny. The bed was under the eaves and the person on that side of the bed had to be careful of the sloped ceiling. The bathroom was tiny as well. I once toured an old school where cloistered nuns had lived and the rooms reminded me of the sisters'rooms. Plus we sort of had to find our way from the parking lot across a ramp to a second floor door, then the elevator to the forth floor to our room. I did not figure out until the last day that there was a spa on site. I think they need a good marketing/customer service person. There also seems to be a lot of underutilized space, perhaps a hotel consultant could be of use.
The weather was unseasonably warm for October and our room was very warm even with no heat on. We kept our window open all day and night even when the evening temps dropped into the 30s. We were in the main building and I understand that the Lodge has been renovated. I did not go in there, maybe I should have. The main house seems to need a lot of renovation but perhaps that
would spoil the "spooky-ness". On the positive side, the rooms and hotel seemed clean and coffee in the basement shop was good.
- 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
- Stanley Hotel Estes Park Colorado