We just spent three days and two nights at The Lodge at the Stanley. The Lodge is basically a boutique or luxury B&B adjacent to (literally steps from) the original Stanley Hotel. The accommodations were excellent and the ambience was warm, relaxing, and upscale cozy. The Lodge was just completely renovated 2-3 years ago and it shows.
From our arrival, where we were met as we drove up to the front door, by Jon and two bell boys, the service was impeccable. The Innkeeper, Midge, made certain we felt welcomed each morning at the delightful continental breakfast (which is included in the rate) and her culinary skills and attention to detail made the continental breakfast fabulous and much anticipated upon arising each morning.
The rooms at the Lodge seemed larger than the ones in the main hotel and were quite comfy. Our king size bed was very nice as was our sitting area. The free WiFi was very fast. The flat screen TV worked well, but we were disappointed and surprised the Lodge did not have HD TV. The bath room is small with limited counter space. The walk in closet was more than adequate.
There were only two items that kept us from giving the Lodge a 5-star rating (which we rarely give anyway). Be prepared for no air-conditioning, which means leaving the windows open at night. However, since we were in a courtyard view room, which is brightly lit at night, we had to choose between a dark room or a breeze-cooled room. We compromised by putting a fan (provided in the room) in the window and leaving the curtain cracked open. However, there's still the problem of folks talking or laughing in the courtyard. I think next time we'd opt for a mountain view room.
All-in-all, very nice, and we look forward to our next stay.
- 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