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“Fantastic Place - Fantastic Town” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place - Fantastic Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

My wife and I travel to the Stanley at least once a year, usually more. It is our Anniversary Favorite Get-a-way. Don't be concerned about things to do in the area. It's hard to NOT find fun things if you enjoy History, National Forest, Roaming Elk, and Small town feel.

I don't know if Ghosts are your Cup of Tea, but they are to us. We have had many contacts with unusual activities and have taken pictures of apparitions (not merely Orbs). The Hotel has a great Ghost Tour as well. We can assure you that any time you spend at the Stanley and Estes Park Colorado, will be well worth the trip.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank RichDeana
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Exploring Estes Park can be a wonderful time! So happy to hear you enjoyed our history. We love to share our story !
Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience- we appreciate your business!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

We checked in on Thur had the entire front veranda to ourselves, enjoying a beer and beautiful weather. The lil town of Estes Park is not entirely inhabited this early in the season. The only drawback was that in the lobby of The Stanley stood an advertisement for several different ghost tours of the properties, the problem was that even though advertised, we were told the tour we wanted to do was not being given until summer! RUBBISH! Should not advertise what is NOT available, We would have paid the price for the tour or even did the standard ghost tour with additional 'Concert Hall' tour that was advertised but not offered. This time we responded to an offer of stay with us and receive an 'EMF' detector, even with this premium the stay was less expensive than the last 2 stays since we did not request a 'haunted' room. We have stayed in 217 and 401 each of which cost double what our stay this trip cost. The haunted rooms are a treat if you are into that sort of thing, after being in a normal room I'm a bit partial to the haunted rooms and will plan on staying in the Manor House's haunted room next time. We spent 3 nights prior to the night at The Stanley in a hot-tub cabin for 2, shopping and eating at all the fine establishments that were open this time of year.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 22 March 2011
Thank you for your continued business. The early spring is a great time to visit Estes Park. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and look forward to your 4th stay with us! Thank you!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

The Stanley is absolutely amazing. From the friendly staff, comfortable rooms, to the beautiful mountains views from the large porch. Ive been to the Stanley 6x now& plan to go back once i visit CO again.

  • Stayed October 2010
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2011
We are so happy to hear about your AMAZING stay! We appreciate your feedback and your business and can not wait to serve you again soon!

Thank you,Thank you,Thank you!
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El Reno, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

I love this place. The staff was wonderful and went well beyond their line of duty. The hotel was fantastic and made me feel at home. I wish I could have stayed longer. That is why I am going back in June! I would highly recommend this place to everyone. We went with our 3 girls; ages 9, 12, and 13. They were highly entertained and welcomed there.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 22 March 2011
Thank you for the kind review- See you again in June!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2011

Small rooms on the 4th floor, creaky floors but full of character. Don't come here with expectations of marble vanities or big party atmosphere. It's very much a turn of the 20th century historic stay with complete wifi and a large screen TV. Large areas are closed to the public but available on the tour. Book the tour well in advance. Don't pay more than $200 a night here unless you book 401 or 217 (THE most haunted rooms here). I stayed across from 401 and was haunted from the moment I arrived. Knocks on my door and scratching on it in the middle of the night. Bring earplugs b/c lots of people walking around snapping photos all night and the walls are thin. Food is EXCELLENT. Bar is small and intimate. Gift shop is totally pricey. Lounge areas and overall location beautiful. Not recommended for solo travelers unless you want to stay up all night in fear!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay with us at The Historic Stanley Hotel. Our property enhancement will be wrapping up this May and we are very excited for the end result! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you the next time you come up the canyon.

Safe Travels!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

If you're older or traveling with young kids, this is probably not going to work for you. Let's just all be honest here, the Stanley is a TOURIST attraction. If you have no intention of walking around at all hours of the night, it's probably not the place for you to stay. Also, if hearing other people walking around at all hours of the night bothers you, go stay somewhere else. That is simply what happens here.

The front desk staff were amazing, even when we were wandering around asking a million questions at 2 o'clock in the morning. They always greeted us with smiles and seemed to really care about giving us answers.

Everyone staying at the hotel that my fiance and I encountered were fun and there to have a good time. I love that people invited us into their rooms to see if we could stir up any "activity." Basically the principle was - if our door is cracked, you are more than welcome to come in. Thank goodness we are so friendly, because we had a lot of fun meeting people from all over who were out to have a good time.

Our room was quite large compared to some others we saw, but it is a historic hotel and who needs a hotel room you can do aerobics in? Not me!

Overall, best experience I have ever had in a "posh" hotel. My fiance and I are now looking into getting married there, since the customer service was so wonderful.

Thank you guys!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 15 March 2011
We enjoyed having you as our guest! Thank you!

- See you again real soon!
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Winterset, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

We recently stayed at the Stanley Hotel. I would like to say that you
have the most considerate and accommodating staff we have encountered
during our travels to many wonderful locations. We found the people at the
front desk to be especially warm, helpful, sincere and courteous. They were very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them and found them to be
very entertaining and informative. The bartenders
were equally warm and courteous and took time to talk to us and tell
us so much about the Stanley and how much they enjoyed working there.
Our waitress was a delight and very friendly also. Again
our stay was very memorable and we can't wait to come and stay at the
Stanley again. We will definitely be making a return
trip to the Stanley.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Thank funhomeman
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LeslieHoy, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2011
Greetings from Estes Park!

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Additional Information about Stanley Hotel

Property: Stanley Hotel
Address: 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9665
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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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