The Stanley Hotel
Why We Love It
- Historic hotel in Rocky Mountain National Park
- Served as inspiration for Stephen King’s "The Shining"
- Listed among Conde Nast Traveler's Top Hotels in Colorado for 2017
- Thrill seekers can book “spirited” rooms with high paranormal activity
"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; both can be seen in Victorian-era formalwear on the main staircase, and her piano plays on its own. Embracing its supernatural reputation, the hotel offers nightly spirit tours, séances and TVs that play the Jack Nicholson thriller on repeat. 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, suites and “spirited” rooms with reported paranormal activity. The Lodge offers an intimate B&B experience on the storied grounds with dog-friendly rooms that include complimentary breakfast in the daily rate. Built in 2016, the Aspire Residences feature apartment-like condos with kitchens, sofa beds in the living rooms and 360-degree views of the national park.
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 pre-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.
- 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
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Public car park (fees apply)
- ADA compliant rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard Time is 4pm. The minimum age to check-in is 21.
The minimum age to check-in is 21.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Crib provided up to age 2.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$20 inclusive of tax, per night.
Crib provided up to age 2.
Pets allowed only on request an in the Lodge Room Types. Dogs only, 2 per room maximum (up to 75 lb).
The charge for the first dog is $75 per accommodation, per stay for the first dog. The 2nd pet is an additional $50 per accommodation per stay. Please note only Lodge Rooms are pet friendly.
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.
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