The Stanley Hotel
Why We Love It
- Just 6 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park
- Served as inspiration for Stephen King’s "The Shining"
- On the National Register of Historic Places
- Hiking, fishing, skiing and golfing are within a 15-minute drive of the hotel
"Perched regally on a hill, with a commanding view of town ... one of Colorado's great old hotels" -- Fodor's
Rooms & Rates
Opened in 1909, the Stanley Hotel is registered as a National Historic Landmark but is best known for serving as inspiration for Stephen King’s "The Shining." The property is famously haunted by its original owner and his wife; it is said that both can be seen in Victorian-era formal wear on the main staircase and that her piano plays on its own. In 2015, a replica maze from the film's chase scene was constructed on the grounds.
The Georgian-style hotel overlooks Rocky Mountain National Park and is a five-minute drive from downtown Estes Park’s restaurants and boutiques. Outdoorsy guests will find hiking, fishing, skiing and golfing within a 15-minute drive of the hotel.
Guests have a variety of accommodation options at this hotel; most include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, seating areas and the choice of one king or two queen beds. The main building features traditional rooms as well as upgraded options like rooms with Jacuzzi tubs and views of the Rocky Mountains.
Dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Cascades, where guests can eat fireside or dine alfresco in spring and summer. On weekends, Table hosts a rotation of celebrity chefs offering a five-course prix fixe menu. The property also features a casual coffee shop and a bar boasting the state’s largest whiskey selection. Visitors and locals alike can snag tickets to comedy shows, rock concerts and special speakers at the hotel’s Stanley Live venue.
- "The experience served as the inspiration for 'The Shining,' and this, in tandem with ghost stories galore, makes a stay an absolute must for horror (and King) fans" -- Frommer’s
The gym/fitness center is located in the Aspire Residences.
Only Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Gym / fitness center
- Extra beds (fees apply)
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Concierge service
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchenette in some rooms
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Public car park (fees apply)
- ADA compliant rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding. To book a stay with more than two guests in an Aspire King Studio and Aspire Double King, leave the number of booked guests at 2 and make note of additional guests in the special requests field at checkout.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: $20 inclusive of tax, per night.
Rates based on up to 4 guests staying in room. See room descriptions for maximum occupancy allowed in each room.
To book a stay with more than two guests in an Aspire King Studio and Aspire Double King, leave the number of booked guests at 2 and make note of additional guests in the special requests field at checkout.
Dogs only, 2 per room (up to 75 pounds), are allowed on request and in the Lodge Room Types only.
The charge for the first dog is 75 USD plus tax, per accommodation, per stay. The 2nd dog is an additional 50 USD plus tax, per accommodation per stay.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Additional details: The gym/fitness center is located in the Aspire Residences.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.
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