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#25 of 26 hotels in Estes Park
Location
4.7
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4.1
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3.8
Value
3.3
The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm. Multiple renovations have restored this 140-room hotel to its original grandeur while offering over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities.
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Parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Boating
Hiking
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Separate living room
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Cable / satellite TV
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Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
Flatscreen TV
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
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Andy B wrote a review Apr 14
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We stayed in the Cowboy Suite for one night. The hotel is very eerie and nostalgic. I think it is a good stay for those who want to experience The Stanley and have an interest in paranormal. The room and bathroom were very clean. We experienced a lot of static energy on the 4th floor, but nothing too paranormal. However, when we were leaving in the morning we walked out with our bags, said goodbye to the ghosts and 2 empty beverage cans flew off the desk. Worth the price for us.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Colin C wrote a review Apr 13
San Francisco, California108 contributions107 helpful votes
This is a beautiful building but that is it. This is one of the worst managed hotels we've ever stayed in. There are constant tours. The rooms are tiny despite high prices. We could hear different sets of neighbors having sex and arguing. The renovations of bathrooms have not been done thoughtfully. The restaurant food is overpriced for the quality. Wrote hotel management privately to articulate concerns and never heard back - they clearly do not care about customers or building loyalty. We will never stay here again. The one nice thing was the pool and spa - although you have to pay extra just to use the pool.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Colleen C wrote a review Apr 4
Troy, New York2194 contributions331 helpful votes
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From movie nostalgia ( Dumb & Dumber and of course The Shining), to ghost stories (multiple sighting and shows hunting them) to just a beautiful and historical Hotel that you can stay at; there's something for everyone. Even a gift shop as soon as you walk in, a restaurant on main floor, a café, chocolate shop and 3 different tours that run downstairs
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Shalena S wrote a review Mar 2024
The Woodlands, Texas26 contributions22 helpful votes
The hotel façade and grounds itself are breathtaking, exactly what you'd imagine. So come visit, take a few picture, do their tours, and that's it. I would not recommend staying the night at all - there are far scarier things than ghosts in the hotel! We were a group 2 families with 6 people total, and had rented the 3-bedroom Presidential Cottage for one-night. Given the $600+ price tag, this was all we could afford, as we wanted the experience of staying at the famed hotel. The cottage itself is steps from the main building and beautifully presented. This is where the positive ends. In the cottage itself, NOTHING worked. The main TV did not work (we didn't try the ones in the bedrooms), the Keurig did not work, the hair dryer did not work, the AC/heating was unable to regulate the upstairs where 2 of the 3 bedrooms are located so we were either freezing or sweating all night. The worst part was the teeny-tiny boxy upstairs bathroom where the shower pipes were frozen solid so ALL 6 of us were forced to share the 1 (opulent) ensuite bathroom downstairs. To add insult to injury, when we informed the night manager of all the issues, he said there was nothing he could do until the day manager returned, and sent us off with a hair dryer and a keurig back to our room. The next day, at check out, the front desk was already aware of our issues and said that the (still absent) Day Manager would be giving me a call to discuss the issues as they acknowledged it was an unacceptable, unpleasant experience. I waited to write this review to see what would be the outcome of the call, but 1 week later and I've yet to hear from the Day Manager or anyone else. Absolutely atrocious given the price tag. We stayed another night at a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom chalet down the road for a fraction of the price and a much, much better experience with all working appliances and great customer service. Unfortunately fame and legacy alone will not be able to keep this place going.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Stay at the Harm Horn Chalet down the road instead! Book the tours early.
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Lucy B wrote a review Mar 2024
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We really enjoyed our stay! The history and feel of the hotel is really amazing. We did the Seance with Hannibal and were blown away. The experience felt very personal and surreal. We also did the haunted night tour with Travis and had so much fun. We really enjoyed his story telling and knowledge about the hotel. 10/10 would recommend
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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belledge93 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We checked into the Stanley 1/13/24. Room 1 -After a long day of travel all we wanted was to lay down only to notice the bed was broken and our feet were elevated about 7-8 inches above our head. The front desk said they would send someone but it would take a while, I requested to move rooms, and we did. Room 2- We showered and then pulled back the sheets to get in bed to notice that the sheets we covered in blood and pee stains. The fact that the cleaning crews found this acceptable and continued to make the bed knowing the sheets appeared like this was astounding. By this time it’s 12pm and I had to walk back outside in -12° weather to go to the front desk because shocker the phone in the room wasn’t worker. And the front desk gentleman was so kind and just in shock and was more than gracious and got us rebook to now our third room. Room 3-He moves us into the main hotel on the 3rd floor suite 303, we walk in and are immediately hit with a terrible smell, kind of like moldy cheese and stinky feet. We are exhausted so we set our stuff down and begin to make our way into the bedroom area from the living room when my husband is in pain from stepping on exposed carpet staples from the torn carpet. Annoyed at this point from all this we just want to go to bed and put all of this behind us… and well, we can’t due to the lovely neighbors in the room next to us blaring music until about 2am. We walk downstairs and tell the front desk gentleman who kindly asked the neighbors to turn it down. Peace at last… nope, here comes all the guest from the concert that happened, yelling and hollering through the halls. It’s apparent that their bartenders over served and no one is there to stop them from acting this way. When you spend close to $400 a night to stay at this hotel you expect a little more than feeling like you are staying at a rundown frat house. We get maybe 1-2 hours of sleep this night, which I would like to mention is our first day at the Stanley hotel and we’ve already switched rooms 3 times. We get up and get ready to go have breakfast at the Brunch and Co, we walk outside and head over to the lodge, we wait a few minutes and the hostess goes “did you make a reservation? Cause if not it’s a 45 minute wait”. I think I’m literally in shock at this point. So let me get this straight, the only breakfast restaurant on the hotels property requires a reservation in order to eat. Interesting. So I place a to go order online. Says about 30 minute wait for food, so I walk back over about 45 minutes later to find out my food hadn’t even been started yet. I honestly just give up at this point and go back to our hotel room. When I’m like you know what would fix this all, a nice hot shower. The shower door only slides open about 6 inches so you have to squeeze yourself through the door… and the cherry on top was, NO HOT WATER! At this point we are completely fed up and if we didn’t have an event to attend at the hotel we would have left in a heart beat. We go back to the front desk and ask to just get a room in the aspire, the Stanley’s new hotel on the grounds. We head over and immediately realized we should have just booked this room from the beginning. The lobby is inviting, quiet, smells good, the rooms clean and spacious. Only area I am willing to give this hotel any stars is their staff, Tyler and the rest of his crew tried to remedy every issue we had, but honestly, this was literally the worst hotel stay I ever have had, nothing they could do would make any of it better. Hotel management needs to step up and try spending a night in one of their rooms and see how they like it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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lovefrance4ever44 wrote a review Dec 2023
Castle Rock, Colorado2 contributions7 helpful votes
DO NOT STAY at the Stanley. We coughed all night. Our bed actually had years of dust about 1/2 deep under our beds. When I informed them they seemed unconcerned and said our room had been cleaned but the other rooms would be cleaned under the beds with Spring cleaning! Spring is 3 months from now! Pillows were awful which seems incidental compared to their lack of concern for cleanliness and clients health. They should be shut down!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Rocky Mountain Park is beautiful but stay somewhere else!!
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NikkiA179 wrote a review Nov 2023
Minnetrista, Minnesota1209 contributions95 helpful votes
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One night of beautiful scenery and adventures starting with checking in at a nostalgic lobby onto a 6pm night tour of the hotel , scary photos included, next Dinner at Cascades , don’t miss the Seance with Hannibal on 2nd floor, with drinks at the wine bar following… don’t break the circle ⭕️
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get tics for tours , shows, and brunch reservations in advance
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Mary F wrote a review Nov 2023
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In February 2023, after researching Estes Park hotels and then speaking with one of your staff members I booked 2 rooms with the understanding that these rooms were renovated and that the hotel was handicapped accessible. We were coming for a family wedding and wanted to stay in a quality hotel. Your company took over $1000 as deposit for these rooms and collected interest on them for almost 8 months. The day prior to arrival I did the online check in as directed so that when we arrived we were supposed to simply pick up key. We arrived on 9/29 and stood in a line for over 15 minutes. The clerk didn’t have my name on either reservation even though I had just confirmed them. She finally found them and had to go through registration all over and gave us our keys. We each went to our rooms. First off, the only thing visibly renovated was new finishes on the shower surrounds, new lighting in the bathroom. The bathroom shower has no bench or niche, no bath mat, no fan or ventilation. The towels were threadbare, some w/ holes and nothing I have ever experienced. I have cleaning rags with thicker hand. There were no additional toiletries except a tube of lotion. There was no makeup/magnifying mirror. The vanity was broken and worn The door to the bath if not original was dilapidated. The room-a window air conditioner. In the window a towel was stuffed. The gaps around the entry door were so obvious you could see light and hear the hallway noises. The cabinetry was banged up, walls scuffed. The bed while beautiful had mattresses that felt like they were from 1910-lumpy and sagging. The pillows were all overstuffed-none of them being a squishier one and thus too high for my neck and also for my sister in law’s. The bed linens were average but not what you find at a luxury hotel. There were no charging stations nor conveniently located outlets. To reach a bedside lamp, you would have to sit up to the edge of the bed. A coffee maker was on the desk. No bottled water nor a safe or refrigerator. These are all at a minimum of what a $500 a night room would offer. If you tried to call the concierge or front desk, it would ring and then disconnect. This was constant. We finally gave up and went downstairs to find the concierge. None could be found. The front desk staff as well as almost everyone else we encountered on property were uninformed and not helpful. You would think people in the hospitality industry would acquaint themselves with local surroundings or at least what is on property. When dining, even taking out on property, we waited almost 20 minutes for someone to even take our order. Then another 30 to get our to go order. The parking areas were so dark it was a hazard walking back to the hotel. I sprained my ankle in the dark on Saturday evening. After a trip to the doctor and xrays, I am in a boot for 2 weeks. The only redeeming spot was the front porch area. Our waitress there was friendly and her service was prompt. This was such a disappointment for our first and probably now only trip to Estes Park. We stay in historic hotels around the world. We expected this hotel to be commiserate with the price we were charged. It was not and it was false advertising. We also found out that others that were staying there were paying a much reduced rate. I tried to reach the manager after our stay-was told they dont have one. I left emails and voicemails in hopes of resolving this terrible experience. I received a call from a very rude man telling me i was wrong and all had been renovated including the mattresses and basically too bad. I dont write negative reviews but after this treatment i dont want someone else to waste their hard earned money.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Shannon R wrote a review Nov 2023
Laguna Niguel, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Stanley. Even got a room for our daughter and granddaughter on the fourth floor so we could spend some time hanging out together. Very tiny room, but they didn’t mind. We were on the third floor. Our room was very spacious. The restaurant was delicious and service was very good. We played cards in the evening in front of the fireplace in the lobby and had a great time. The only criticism I would give is, whatever you’re cleaning the shower with, it makes the shower walls and floor extremely slippery (as another reviewer mentioned). I almost slipped a couple of times. Also no room service? I was shocked. I caught one of the housekeepers on our floor and asked if she would please tidy up our room and gave her $20. She dropped off towels but no tidy up. Very disappointed. Also, I noticed the carpet under our bed was a full shade lighter than the rest of the carpet. Upon closer look…there was at least an inch of dust! That explains my allergies while there. I’m sure the Stanley can afford a vacuum which lays down flat enough to vacuum under the beds or replace the carpet with anything housekeeping can swiffer. That was totally ridiculous. For the money it costs to stay there, invest in some good vacuums. So other than the housekeeping issue, we would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stanley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Stanley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Taffy Shop (0.5 miles), Brownfield's (0.4 miles), and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stanley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Stanley Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a dining area, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Stanley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Stanley Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stanley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kind Coffee, The Egg Of Estes, and Mountain Home Cafe.
Is Stanley Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Estes Park.
Does Stanley Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Stanley Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Birch Ruins (0.4 miles).
Does Stanley Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Stanley Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.