We stayed at the Stanley Hotel for 2 nights. The hotel has no air conditioning, but does have ceiling fans and an extra fan in the closet. We had a corner room with great ventilation.
We ate 2 meals in the evening at the hotel in the bar area. Both meals were excellent. Drinks at the hotel were decent. Jimmy, the nice bartender, made a great Sangria.
I did not do the ghost tour, so I can not comment on it. We definitely had ghostly experiences in our room, both evenings. Each evening, after we went to sleep (Rm 209), our bathroom door was closed. We spoke to people who have stayed at the hotel several times and always have experiences. This time a coke can was taken out of their luggage, her earrings which were boxed were moved to another side of the room and her pony tail was taken out of her hair.
We went searching for elk and finally saw 3 Elk on our way out of town. Someone sitting next to me ran into a bear and showed me a picture on her phone.
The lobby of the hotel is very nice. The veranda overlooking the mountains is a great place to hang out, use WiFii, have a glass of wine, or your morning coffee.
The bathrooms could use some updating. Our toilet seat was pretty disgusting. The tub also needed work. It seemed like they painted it, but it was chipping. We had a new sink, but it was cracked. The mattresses are brand new. They were all replaced in May
We intended to eat in town the second evening, but we arrived in town about 9 pm and found all the restaurants closed already. Town closes up early, except for a few tourist shops. We returned to the hotel for dinner, where the kitchen closes at 10 pm
We had pizza for lunch on the riverwalk, outside at Poppies (I think that was the name). Pizza was good.
- 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