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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Too Cool....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Always wanted to stay here, so my wife had a Sales meeting in Denver, so I booked the Hotel at a Super price, and we drove up on Friday night and even the short stay was wonderful Hotel is Historic, old and interesting. The bathtub was a little dated, but everything worked so it just added to the charm and character of the room. The restaurant was great for breakfast, but reservations are recommended. The Hotel also has a Cafe/pastry shop downstairs which is excellent for a quick picker upper. We enjoyed our short stay and will be back. The Hotel Staff is excellent and friendly. Yes, they say it's haunted, but we slept well and had a great time....

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boerne, Texas
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276 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We came for a weekend getaway and to stay in the historic Stanley Hotel. The Lodge offered you larger rooms but we opted to stay in the old part of the hotel. Rooms are small but comfortable. Some nights it took a while for the water to heat up, but that is to be expected when you stay in a hotel this old! It was beautiful and the staff was very helpful. Cascades and the Whiskey bar did not disappoint and Table was fabulous! Met some great people who helped make our experience there very memorable. We loved it and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Riverton, Wyoming
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I checked in to spend a night "away" in Estes and wanted to stay at the Stanley after seeing the front of it in The Shining. Finding the lobby was a challenge after making a couple of wrong turns - but once we found it the hotel is old, antiqued, and charming. The hotel was not packed with people, and the lobby had cheery fires burning where people were sitting in big overstuffed chairs relaxing. We signed up for the Hotel Tour (or Ghost Tour) that evening. We staid in Room 224 - a nicely updated room. My husband was happy it had a stand fan in the room to block out noise. One problem i saw early on was that I could see a slot in the hallway from where the bottom of our door wasn't meeting up with the frame. I'm a bit paranoid so we put a pillow in front of the door all night.

The ghost tour was fun and it was interesting getting to see some different rooms in the hotel, and hear some fun ghost stories. There were plenty of opportunities to take pictures! The next morning we had a quick breakfast downstairs in the cafe. We both had hot chai teas, he had a breakfast bagel and I had a spinach and cheese croissant. It was all delicious, but rang in at $18. Our room was $214 - a little high priced, but we willingly paid it for our night together. We both agreed we would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Amazing historical hotel at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park. The views cannot be beat. Hotel has been very well kept, since purchased by the most recent owner. It has been kept as historically accurate as possible. Besides, it inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, a win-win for sure.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

The hotel was great for historic reasons and views but overpriced for what it is. Thin walls, can here your neighbors and no real amenities. If you want to stay there once so be it but not again for this couple!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
We certainly appreciate your feedback and your business. We would absolutely love to have you return to our hotel, and should you choose please contact me directly so that I may esnure a great stay. Thank you again.
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Went to The Stanley via a groupon, Well worth the trip, I would recommend heading out to the National Park and walking through the town. Ghost Tour was ok, more entertaining than scary. The room we were in was hot with no AC but opening the windows made for a comfortable sleep. The Whiskey bar was expensive but that's to be expected. Would go again just for fun.

Room Tip: Next time I might try spending the extra money for a "haunted room"
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you for visiting us! The groupon and living social deals that we have provide for great value. It is great to that your visit was successful, and we look forward to your return! Thank you.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We had our Optimist District 2nd Quarter Conference at the Stanley again this year. Can't possibly recommend this facility highly enough! EVERYONE is professional and friendly. We ended up staying in a Stanley condo this year. Gee, it's rough staying in a gorgeous, luxurious, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath half million dollar condo instead of a hotel room...... Absolutely the best stay ever. We will be back......as often as we can. We live in Colorado Springs, so it's not too far to go for a great weekend! Love the elk grazing in our yard!

Room Tip: If you want absolute luxury, see if one of the condos is available. If you want to take a pet, ask...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Matthew_Lauzon, Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! It was a pleasure hosting you and the entire group this weekend, everyone seemed to have had a great time! We will see you for the 2015 Optimist Conference!
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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 Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 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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