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Estes Park

The Stanley Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

Enjoyed This
"We are making this an annual trip. We love the Stanley - the history, the lore; and we love the stay."
12 Nov, 2019 - Castle Rock, CO, USA
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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; 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. 


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bed available upon request: US$20 inclusive of tax, per night.

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.
Rates based on up to 4 guests staying in room. See room descriptions for maximum occupancy allowed in each room.

Pets: 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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

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.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Stanley Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We are making this an annual trip. We love the Stanley - the history, the lore; and we love the stay.
Christy 12 Nov, 2019 Castle Rock, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great.
Other Comments
The room is extremely small. Housekeeping did not replace cups or ice bag. Stayed at The Lodge, only occasionally was someone at the front desk.
ellen 14 Jul, 2019 Land O Lakes, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
It is the Stanley...
Other Comments
Room that we booked was not available at 8 PM. They then charged me for a room that was already paid for - still no refund.
Amy 09 Apr, 2019 Foxton, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
At check in they offered us a room in the original hotel, instead of the Aspire room that was originally booked at no extra charge! A very nice surprise.
Other Comments
The staff at check in were very friendly and helpful. Also, the staff at the desk for the restaurant were very friendly and helpful.
Bonnie 31 Mar, 2019 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice common areas and near Rocky Mountain National Park.
Other Comments
We have the hobby of staying at historic hotels. We had not stayed at the Stanley before and decided this would be the time. We opted to pay more for the large king room and it was a large room. Nice but is was all the more larger because there was hardly any furniture in the room (#338). There were no sitting chairs or sofa, only a desk chair and one person settee at the end of the bed. We sat in the lobby when we were between activities. It is nice but has hoards of people touring the hotel. The bathroom faucet leaked and the shower temperature adjustment was broke. Luckily I had a Leatherman tool.
Joe 20 Mar, 2019 Bosler, WY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
All staff was friendly and attentive
Lisa 18 Mar, 2019 Parker, CO, USA
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Richard 06 Mar, 2019 Boulder, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The History.. The Night Tour and The Whiskey Bar..
Michael 23 Feb, 2019 Woodland Park, CO, USA
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The History.. The Night Tour and The Whiskey Bar..
Michael 23 Feb, 2019 Woodland Park, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Brilliant Cascades dinner.
Other Comments
Regrettably the heat was not working well in room...truly cold when awoke.
Dawn 22 Feb, 2019 Broomfield, CO, USA

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