Estes Park

The Stanley Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
  • 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
Enjoyed This
(42 Member Ratings)
"The history and traditions of the Stanley"
Jun 06, 2018
Fort Morgan, CO, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 90-minute drive from Denver International Airport and free parking is available for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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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 formal wear on the main staircase, and 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. The Lodge offers an intimate experience on the storied grounds with dog-friendly rooms. 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. 

From the press:
  • "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


General The gym/fitness center is located in the Aspire Residences.
Only Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly.

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • 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


  • Hair-dryer
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

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/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$20 inclusive of tax, per night.

Pets: Pets allowed only on request and in the Lodge Room Types.  Dogs only, 2 per room maximum (up to 75 pounds).
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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(42 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Stanley Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The history and traditions of the Stanley
Other Comments
They were doing some renovating so the building was covered by scaffolding and lots of construction noise. The elevator was also out of order.
Stephan Jun 06, 2018 Fort Morgan, CO, USA
Other Comments
Your offer included a bottle of wine ("valued at $34") The wine I received is valued on the Proverb website at $7.99. Also elevator out of service, repairs closed use of doors, use of porch, etc.
Louise May 26, 2018 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bar was very inviting and loved the tour. Would recommend both to anyone visting the Estes Park area.
Other Comments
Hotel was really run down. Carpet needed to be replaced though out the hotel. Bathroom needed to have formica replaced, as it was torn and missing...dirty. Would really like to see the entire hotel and grounds updated back to it's original venue.
Dale May 22, 2018 Grove, OK, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and staff.
Holly May 09, 2018 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The historic feel and the location in the mountains.
Dillon May 02, 2018 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and beauty of the hotel and property!
Other Comments
The front desk took my name and phone number upon arrival for early check-in, saying they would text me in half an hour to get my key. They forgot to contact me, so we waited for over an hour to get into our room. Otherwise the staff was very friendly and courteous! A truly beautiful hotel (and Aspire apartments is where we stayed) with spectacular views, even with construction going on.
DANA May 02, 2018 Aurora, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel itself was nice but maybe understaffed for the off season.
Other Comments
No air conditioning. Wasn’t advised. Elevator was not working. Wasn’t advised until check in. Apparently based on online comments it hasn’t been working since early April. Travel Zoo bottle of wine wasn’t received until asked. Room wasn’t made up and no fresh towels received for the second day of my stay. Hotel exterior under construction also wasn’t advised.
Gail May 02, 2018 Prescott, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is literally the only benefit but there are tons of places to stay, for less than half the price.
Other Comments
This place is not maintained, it’s not pretty, the elevator was broken so I had to take 5 flights of stairs (not to mention there is only one staircase), there is no AC and my room was 78 degrees in APRIL.
Ashley Apr 30, 2018 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ghost tour and dinner in the whiskey bar
Diane Apr 30, 2018 Littleton, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Lodge was beautiful and the daily breakfast was delicious!
Mary Apr 24, 2018 Morrison, CO, USA

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