I'm a big fan of Stephen King and my husband and I are always game to stay in places that are supposedly haunted, so the Stanley Hotel was a great choice for us. We stayed there for one night a few days after Christmas after flying into Denver. The drive wasn't too bad, even in the winter. The hotel is in Estes Park, which is a quaint touristy town with lots of shops and restaurants, so there were plenty of meal choices in town. When we arrived, signs led us to the back of the hotel, when we really wanted to park in front. The front-desk clerk even commented that the signs were misleading. Our room was a bit small, but had everything we needed. We enjoyed having a flat-screen TV, with one channel devoted to showing the Jack Nicholson version of The Shining continuously. We stayed in a room on the 4th floor, which is supposed to be haunted, but we had no "visitations." By the time we had checked into the hotel, there was only one ghost tour left, which was all booked. We ended up taking a morning ghost tour, which didn't have the same impact as an evening tour. It was interesting, but not as much fun. We did some walking around the property and it's a beautiful old hotel. The elevator is the old-fashioned kind that used to have a person operate it. Hotels like these tend to be on the expensive side, but I think staying for a night can give you a taste of how the affluent of past days used to live.
- 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