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What We Love

  • Original architectural elements — like glass doorknobs and elaborate crown moldings — were preserved when the guestrooms were renovated in 2011
  • Huge windows open to let in the crisp, clean mountain air
  • Free WiFi
  • A herd of elk often grazes on the golf course–size front lawn
  • Just minutes from the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park

What To Know

  • This is a historic hotel, so the floors creak and each room is unique
  • Rooms on the third and fourth floors have the best mountain views
  • There’s no air conditioning, but the nights are cool and most rooms have ceiling fans
  • Estes Park's elevation is 7,522; drink lots of water and wear sunscreen (even in winter)
  • The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

When you stay at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, you’ll be in the historical district and minutes from Reel Mountain Theater and Stanley Village. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Barlow Plaza.

Make yourself at home in one of the 140 guestrooms. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary weekday newspapers and ceiling fans.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Estes Park? This hotel has 14000 square feet (1301 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Stanley Hotel
333 Wonderview Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517 United States


4.0 Very Good 3363 Reviews
A beautiful hotel with mediocre service

We stayed for one night and enjoyed the scenery and the incredible design of the hotel.
The tours (both day and night) were good but pricey and we had a fair amount of drama organising the tours with one of the tour staff despite booking it months in advance.
Our room was incredibly disappointing, after storing our 5 pieces of luggage in their storeroom we were given what could only be described as a walk in closet for a room.
It was an incredibly small corner room and we were literally climbing over bags and each other just moving about the room. Inside the tiny space was a massive chest of drawers which could have been placed in the rooms closet so guests could have some space.
The lounge and kitchen staff were wonderful but we didn’t find the food anything to write home about. Definitely reserve a dinner spot if you want to dine there.
Also, take your own water as after the small on site cafe closes the only water offered to guests is getting glasses of water from the bar and taking them back to your room, there is no vending machine or other option on site for some reason.

So sad

I was so looking forward to getting away for the week to Estes Park with my wife. An added bonus was staying at the historic Stanley Hotel. I so wish I had stayed somewhere else. The only thing going for the Stanley is the history. But living in the past won’t move you to the future!

It began with check-in. No signs directed you to check-in and no help was available for bags. The room was mediocre at best. My wife is insulin-dependent so we requested a refrigerator. We were told it was an extra $10 a night. I have stayed in hotels of all calibers all around the world and have never had to pay for a refrigerator!! The bathroom was in desperate need of attention. Shower and sink needed to be re-glazed. Just a few moments of hot water.

The closet was big but had not clothes hangers. There was a small floor model air conditioner but it was useless. With it and the ceiling fan the temperature at 4 am was 82!

To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Especially for the price!! Stay somewhere else


was here about 10 years ago and had great memories from that visit. this time, it just seemed like a tourist trap during the day. it was so crowded everywhere. had a tough time even finding a place to park. the lobby was a zoo with Americans and foreigners everywhere taking pictures. could not even get close to the bar for a drink. check-in was not until 4pm which is a hassle. glad we were staying there because to park as a non-guest was $10. seriously? as a paying guest, we did not feel as we were part of the hotel. too many tourists all over and many guided tours happening till late in the evening. like going to a theme park and that is not what we were paying for. could not get a reservation at the hotel restaurant and at instead at the bar area. kids running around all over including the bar. the room was tiny and stuffy and tired. we were here for a Sunday evening and it was so crowded. historical? yes. worth the stay? yes for 1 time. go there again? no.