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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Windsor, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Staying at the Stanley”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

VERY nice staff & nice rooms. Excellent meal in Cascades. Yes the walls are thin, as it's a very old hotel. But it is exceptionally charming and well maintained. The customer care was genuine and we'll stay there again. Gerry from Colorado

Room Tip: Take the time to learn the history of the hotel. If you do you'll really appreciate the entire...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thanks for the comments regarding your recent stay. It definitely is a one of a kind historic hotel and we have fun keeping up with it!

We hope to see you back in the near future!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

It's an integral part Estes Park and Colorado History. It might be a little on the more expensive side, but I think it worth the price. They have left the Hotel in it's original period decor. The hotel is said to be haunted. One of the things you can do while you visit is take the haunted hotel tour. It's a hair raising and informative experience. But a lot of fun.
They do have a restaurant on location. Their food is excellent and the staff attentive. They offer a bar in the restaurant area. From your table in the restaurant you can view the courtyard and fountain. Which adds to the ambiance of the experience.
From the front porch you will have fantastic views of the mountain peaks, the town of Estes Park, pine trees, and elk on the grounds. They have a pool on site too.
The Stanley Hotel has had many famous people stay there. One of them is Stephen King. It is said this is where he got the idea for the book The Shinning.

Room Tip: One of the channels plays The Shinning
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for the comments regarding your recent stay. Sounds like you had a chance to really explore the hotel and see all it has to offer. One point of correction, we actually do not have a pool anymore but have decked the area to cater large outdoor functions and events!

We hope you will come back and visit us soon. Take care.

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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Des Moines, Iowa
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718 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Access to the hotel via road is easy. Tip: to easily go to check in, park in the lot, and look to the right where there is a ramp leading down to the floor where check in is located. There is also a ramp on the left outside to the 2nd floor on which floor is located the elevator.

The staff seemed exceptionally well trained - to European standards YET with American engaging personalities. In fact, many were from Europe. Get a room on the front side of the hotel so as to see the mountains in the morning.

We both enjoyed the beauty, food, and staff of the hotel and plan to stay again.
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Room Tip: Everyone wants 217 (where Stephen King stayed), but I think the top floor facing the mountains where...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thanks for the comments regarding your stay. Glad to hear you had a fantastic time and found our staff engaging.

We look forward to having you back in the future!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Had a good time overall. Ghost tour was ok, not really believable. Rooms -they are nice but walls are thin and you can hear everything. Bar is excellent! The views are stunning! Staff was very helpful.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thanks for the comments regarding your recent stay. We appreciate hearing all feedback and do our best to improve based on these. The view up here is pretty incredible!

We hope to see you back in the future.

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas
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Fort Collins
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

I love the Stanley hotel and just had my 5th visit. The reason I go to Stanley is to get away and relax from the college town Fort Collins. The cascades bar is an adults playground with over 500 whiskeys and more to come. Jimmy and Mercedes are awesome mixologists as well as fun friendly hosts. The food in the restaurant is first class and always served with flair. Looking forward to next visit. BTW I was in room 230 and the temperature was perfect!

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for the comments on your recent stay. Glad to hear you visit us frequently and enjoy our large selection of whiskeys.

Hope to see you back soon!

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Spent one night in the old hotel, stayed in a Superior King room, with 3 big windows and one oval window in the bathroom, the room was nice(needed a good vacuuming and dusting) room had a large king bed with nice beding. Its a old building (keep that in mind when booking) but thats all in the charm of this hotel !! (the bad housekeeping is not so charming). We had a bad meal in the hotels Cascades Restaurant, the food was good but we found plastic in the meatlof and in the dessert, but the manager took the blame for the kitchen and comped our meals, but we did take very good care of our waiter.

Room Tip: Go for one night and go for the best room you can afford!!! We loved our Superior King room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay. These types of comments help us improve our overall operation.s I am glad the restaurant manager was able to make accommodations given the situation.

We would love to have you back again in the future to improve your experience.

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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Golden, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This hotel has a reputation for being haunted, and they do play that up a lot. They even have a tour to capitalize on it. If you believe, then I think you'll be pleased. If you don't, it is still a wonderful venue full of beautiful history. The bed and room were very comfortable. We had a hot water problem when we tried to shower at 6am. When we mentioned it at the front desk a couple of hours later, they gave us a key to a different room in order to shower. But we tried the water again in our own room, and it was fine. When we checked out, we told them we never used the second room, and they gave us a $50 discount off the fee (we didn't ask for that). What I'm saying is, I was really pleased with the service and willingness to make us happy.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jesse F, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Thanks for the comments about your stay. Glad you enjoyed yourself and the staff gave you great service. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Sincerely,

Jesse Freitas

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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 Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 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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