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Stanley Hotel
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Was there for a conference. I have to say the hotel and location is by far one of the coolest places to check. The surroundings is just phenomenally beautiful. The hotel itself is an architectural masterpiece of its time. And yes.. the place is one of the creepiest hotels to sleep in (you hear everything during the night at times, I couldn't distinguished from people moving in their rooms or something else). Everything creeks and there is no WD-40 in sight.

The bar has a classy 19th century look with an amazing variety of scotch, and whiskey. I might add to steer away from buffalo trace's mash whiskey unless you really want to experience a man's whiskey (Great taste but might knock you off your feet).

The restaurant is really top notch. The food I ordered was ny strip & a burger.

The place definitely keeps up with the hype of being cool and also scary.

Room Tip: You can get the haunted rooms but they may cost extra.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thanks for the comments on your recent stay. Enjoying the many varieties of whiskeys at our Cascades Bar & Restaurant is quite the treat. Glad you enjoyed the creepy side and historic side of the Stanley Hotel! Hope to see you back in the future!

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Jesse Freitas

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Stanley is one of the most fun resorts in the state - the tours & history are FANTASTIC! The views are stunning! Rocky Mtn National Park is literally just down the street. I don't think I've ever been to Estes without seeing a ton of Elk & Mule Deer. And The Shining Ball is one of our favorite events of the year!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Glad you had a fantastic stay and keep coming back to the hotel! The Shining Ball is always quite the event with all the extravagant costumes people are decked out in for the night. Hope to see you back real soon!

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Jesse Freitas

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

On a whim we decided to stay the evening to get an early start to Rocky Mountain National Park. Good choice - there was a wedding while we were there and it seems some of the guests were partying into the wee hours just down the hall from us. Last look at the clock was 2am and they were going strong. Otherwise, a nice stay, but not being in town for the wedding, I didn't expect to be kept awake by the guests. Walls of rooms are paper thin. Appropriately decorated for an historic inn. Lovely lobby, nice fireside lounging and terrific bar.

Didn't see any ghosts while we were there, but did see a herd of (female) elks grazing on the side lawn as we arrived! Awesome site!

Room Tip: Don't visit if you want a spa experience, it's closed right now...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thanks for the feedback on your recent stay. Glad you enjoyed the location and the charm of the Stanley Hotel. I was sorry to hear that you had a late night due to other guests. In the future, we do have security on site to respond to these incidences and keep everyone safe and quiet. We look forward to having you back in the future!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Be sure to sit on the front porch in the late afternoon sun and watch the elk grazing in the front yard. The tour is fun too, although I would recommend that they shorten it to 60 minutes.

The location so close to town and to the main entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park is ideal.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thanks for your comments on your recent stay. Sitting on the front porch and enjoying that view is one of the best things ever! Majestic is the way I like to describe it. Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the feedback on the timing.

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Jesse Freitas

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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Thank you for the feedback on your stay! These comments help us a lot with improving our product here and we are glad you shared with us. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Jesse Freitas

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