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#24 of 25 hotels in Estes Park
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
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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Property amenities
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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Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Oven
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Classic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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The Stanley Hotel's historic allure and stunning location are frequently praised by guests, who appreciate its central setting and scenic views. However, many reviewers find the hotel's value questionable, citing high prices for rooms that often disappoint in cleanliness, noise insulation, and amenities. While the atmosphere is noted for its elegance, there are remarks about poor maintenance and ambiance. Experiences with the staff are mixed; some commend the attentive service, especially in dining, while others report frustrations with service inconsistencies.
Location
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Charming
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Uncomfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Underwhelming
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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 contributions
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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NikkiA179 wrote a review Nov 2023
Minnetrista, Minnesota1202 contributions
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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 contributions
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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Kaleonahe A wrote a review Nov 2023
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Yes yes reading other reviews when you first roll up you may thing the main building you see is where you check in. We made the same mistake of doing so. (They could use maybe a larger sign indicating that the main hotel is to the left.) We personally had a wonderful time. We stayed one night and had a few little experiences on the fourth floor. We also had dinner at the Cascade restaurant which actually very good our server Ning was lovely. We ordered the Wagu Steak and it was cooked to perfection. Myself and my husband bought a few things at the gift shop (if you get a chance to read this the turquoise ring I got it to fit.) everyone was very pleasant and willing to assist. Later that evening we took the 8:30pm Shining tour with Travis and Ashley. I had a wonderful time and wished we could have spent some more time. All in all it was worth the trip from Hawaii to see this beautiful historical building and to fulfill our fandom of the Shining. Much Mahalo!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Main hotel is to the left and be prepared for lots of static shock.
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bob wrote a review Oct 2023
Baton Rouge, Louisiana5 contributions
Read the reviews! They are accurate, old, no bell service (not to mention room service), you have to wonder around through several parking lots to figure out how to check in, no one answers the phone and we paid $500/night for a balcony room. Balcony was nice, sun setting in mountains but the room was bad. Oh and for $500/night no daily maid service, You are told to just bag up trash if it starts to collect and put in the hall. We didn't even try try for clean sheets or towels and we were there 3 nights. I believe the place makes it money on tours not hotel rooms. And it appears to be at about 50% of the needed hotel support staff. Positive, the Seance and Magic shows were really good, Broadway standard and were the high point of the stay, thus the 2 stars. Read the reviews carefully and if you do decide to stay make it only one night.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Bradley H wrote a review Oct 2023
Newton, Iowa1 contribution
All of The Stanley Hotel staff was phenomenal. My wife and I stayed for three nights as part of our honeymoon and we could not be happier with our experience. All of the restaurants are fantastic. Our balcony in room 401 was stunning. We had so much fun and we can’t wait to return for our 1 year anniversary.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BDAD68 wrote a review Oct 2023
Hinsdale, Illinois432 contributions
The connection with The Shining is tenuous at best. Stephen King stayed here one night. Big deal. Their website is awful at explaining things. Had us in a wrong room. Corrected it but the new room had dirty sheets and they moved us to another room. We had two rooms. One in the Stanley and one at Aspire. Our Aspire room never got cleaned as they have an electronic sign outside the door that is supposed to let the staff know one way or another. Ours was broken so they did nothing. Our patio at the Aspire was the only one without seating. No patio furniture so our plan to sit outside and drink a glass of wine was impossible. Tons of terrible reviews on TripAdvisor for this place and none have a response from the hotel. This tells me they don’t care. I’d be surprised if anyone who has stayed there one would have stayed again. We’ve learned our lesson. We come to Colorado frequently and the Stanley has been removed from our potential stay list.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cristie K wrote a review Oct 2023
Pinehurst, Texas3 contributions
I’ve waited years to stay at The Stanley Hotel. I’m a huge Stephen King fan. I knew The Shining wasn’t filmed at hotel so felt my expectations were realistic. Pros: The hotel is absolutely beautiful. It was exactly as I expected considering its age and history. We stayed in room 322 so we weren’t exposed to the tour noise or the numerous people wandering the halls looking for the haunted rooms. I knew in advance about the lack of air conditioner because the hotel clearly posted this information on their website and I appreciated that they made an effort to provide something (ie the portable a/c which did not distract from the room). I loved our hotel room!! It was beautiful and exactly what I expected. I loved the creaking wood floors and felt it added to the hotels charm and history. We did two of the tours offered and staff does an amazing job with them. We also went to the Aiden Sinclair Possessions Show and to the 13 Seance. Both shows were wonderful. FYI - I purchased tickets in July. CONS: We arrived late in the evening after driving over 13 hours. Signage at the hotel is not well lit so we had difficulty knowing where to go to check in. NO VALET NO BELLMAN. Considering what this hotel charges for rooms they don’t even offer the basic amenities for their guests. Very disappointing. The hotel doesn’t give any priority over their paying hotel guests with regards to parking or restaurant reservations. You have to fight for a parking spot or place to eat with the NUMEROUS day trippers that show up to just walk through the hotel or are coming for tours/shows. This hotel could be so much more if they would just add a touch of class. Prioritize your paying hotel guests over the day trippers. In addition Hotel staff just let anyone wander upstairs to where the rooms were to take photos etc. They don’t seem too concerned about their guests safety or security.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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.