Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel

Estes Park
  • A M.
    "ghost tour and learn about steven kings inspirations"(10 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "Fan of Stephen King?"(10 Tips)
    Angela Z.
    "Go on the 'ghost and history tour' and get Tyler as your guide."(4 Tips)
    ⛳️⚽️Dave J.
    "The Redrum Ale is excellent - a red ale with a full and..."(2 Tips)
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  • Ben H.
    Ben HerodesNovember 15, 2016
    If you get the chance to, I highly recommend stop and buy the ice cream shop!
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 19, 2016
    Why anyone would want to ACTUALLY SLEEP in the hotel that inspired The Shining, we will never know. But hey, looks like all those Stephen King fans are keeping this lodge in business. Read more
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 7, 2016
    Was definitely creepy in some areas.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJuly 11, 2016
    Take a photo of the blocked stairwell on the 4th floor, if you have your camera on flash it will reveal the word RedRum scratched in the wood.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJuly 11, 2016
    The infamous mountain retreat where Stephen King stayed one snowy autumn in 1974 and was inspired to write his novel The Shining. The hotel is regarded to be haunted.
  • Yulia V.
    Yulia VoloshinaFebruary 9, 2016
    Wonderful place
  • Webb H.
    Webb HendersonFebruary 7, 2016
    The mixed nuts & olives were shockingly good. Also super fun and knowledgeable bartenders.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LeavyJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The staff, the history, the whiskey bar!!!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinOctober 13, 2015
    Great old school lobby, bar with lots of whiskey choices and bartenders who know how to use it. Traffic is a mess with all the on-site construction.
  • Dave S.
    Dave ShepardOctober 11, 2015
    Ghost Tour
  • Markus N.
    Markus NeuertSeptember 16, 2015
    Great hotel from the outside. From the inside probably a bit overrated and expensive.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MatlackAugust 14, 2015
    Get the truffle fries in the bar.
  • Donna M.
    Donna McSwainJuly 20, 2015
    Ghost tours! Beautiful historic hotel!
  • Kaustubh T.
    If you're vegetarian don't get the cheese plate! Great Sazerac!
  • A M.
    A MJuly 7, 2015
    Beautiful and historical! Take the ghost tour and learn about steven kings inspirations and all the stories!
  • Todd T.
    Todd TumbergJune 19, 2015
    The ghosts, of course.
  • kelly t.
    kelly tMay 14, 2015
    Beautiful room in the lodge. Room service was delightful, the tour was fun, the bar has an extensive whiskey collection, the lunch wraps were delish. Highly recommended by me!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DavisApril 16, 2015
    The whiskey selection is out of this world. But, the food is average and expensive.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LeavyJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love just sitting in the lobby by the fireplaces. Great old historic hotel. A must for any trip to Estes Park.
  • Byron F.
    Byron FremontDecember 21, 2014
    not a single frame of film from"The Shining" was shot at the Stanley. The "Overlook"hotel is in Oregon. the"hedge"maze is in U.K and the long winding mtn.road as it begins is in "New Zealand". got it?
  • L B.
    L ButlrNovember 24, 2014
    Channel 1-2 (SHINE) shows The Shining on a continuous loop in every room.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LoweNovember 5, 2014
    Cool place to visit
  • Jana A.
    Jana AbramsheOctober 13, 2014
    Very gimmicky and over-priced. Most of the employees are grouchy and unfriendly. Oh and paid $500 for an upgraded experience only to find out there's no breakfast for people staying in main building.
  • stepher
    stepherOctober 13, 2014
    Stunningly gorgeous hotel and grounds. Stay, take a tour, and/or just come for dinner or drinks. This was a true highlight of Estes Park for us.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJOctober 10, 2014
    Im not sure if the bar had ghosts working there but they were definitely serving spirits
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzOctober 8, 2014
    Try the Redrum Ale. It's to die for. Also, don't wear an orange tux to the party. It's been done.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJOctober 5, 2014
    Room 217 has a great collection of stephen king books in it. A lot of them have nice messages from fans who have donated them.
  • Alisha .
    Alisha 😎October 5, 2014
    Take the hour and a half tour of the hotel and grounds. Beautiful Hotel with picturesque views.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 24, 2014
    Great view of the mountains from this room
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 23, 2014
    urge to kill rising.....
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BakerSeptember 15, 2014
    Gorgeous lobby area. Worth a stop when in the area
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingAugust 24, 2014
    Johnny cash was here that's all I have I say about that. And it's the inspiration for some movie that wasn't filmed here.
  • Gary G.
    Gary GristAugust 20, 2014
    Really good breakfast and friendly staff!
  • Virginia U.
    Lovely old antiques grace the lobby but the best part is the stairscase in the lobby.
  • Victor R.
    Victor RobertsJune 13, 2014
    Take the haunted history tour.
  • Terry D.
    Terry DanielJune 1, 2014
    Awesome service, great food in the restaurant and the greatest view in the Rockies!
  • Mayor H.
    Mayor HeidiTown.comApril 26, 2014
    Take the history tour! There's more to this place than meets the eye. For instance, you'll learn that it hasn't always been painted white!
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 5, 2014
    Ask for Jimmy at the bar for some good insight and recommendations on Whiskey.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Fan of Stephen King? Stay at the uber-famous Stanley Hotel, where The Shining was filmed. Designed with vintage decor and rumored to be haunted. Come during Christmas where a fancy feast is served!
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosNovember 30, 2013
    Redrum. Redrum. Just help yourself to the tour. Everyone does it.
  • Hans C.
    Hans CramerNovember 29, 2013
    Best view is in front of pool
  • Laura J.
    Laura Johnson-SpearsSeptember 16, 2013
    go on the haunted tour you won't regret it!
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GravelleAugust 20, 2013
    Super cool for fans of "The Shining". Sit on the front porch and have a drink - best seat in the house!
  • Jared P.
    Jared PottsAugust 4, 2013
    This was the hotel from Dumb & Dumber... Not just "The Shining".
  • Alana G.
    Alana GrossJuly 25, 2013
    Redrum Redrum Redrum Redrum
  • Mariana W.
    Mariana WagnerJuly 17, 2013
    They do haunted tours every night, to include a stop at room 217. If you're staying in room 217 you can have a LOT of fun with the tour groups when they gather outside the door ... >:)
  • Mariana W.
    Mariana WagnerJuly 17, 2013
    Book this room as far in advance as possible. TOTALLY WORTH IT. It's a fantastic room with great history.
  • Jake J.
    Jake JohnsonJune 16, 2013
    You should try the pulled pork sandwich!
  • Greg J.
    Greg JohnsonMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When checkin' in ask/hope that you get a room that faces Estes Park. The rooms that face the back of the hotel have the worse views and can get a bit noisy from the outdoor bar!
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CompstonMay 18, 2013
    Hit the bar and get the charcutery board.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoodyApril 18, 2013
    Crazy haunted. You can sometimes see your own image suddenly appear against a wall. Oh wait, that's a mirror. Never mind. Still a cool old hotel.
  • Molly B.
    Molly BrownMarch 9, 2013
    Wow! It's a Stephen King movie, not Stanley Kubrick and none of "The Shining" was actually shot here. I'm floored that no one seems to know that!
  • Shane W.
    Shane WatsonNovember 18, 2012
    The ghost tour is well worth it.
  • Vitaly F.
    Vitaly FоursquаreSeptember 16, 2012
    "We're getting set to shoot DUMB AND DUMBER 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."
  • Evelyn
    EvelynAugust 30, 2012
    Redrum! :)
  • Blair B.
    Blair BeltAugust 20, 2012
    If you have a ghost in your room and you dont want to be bothered ask it to leave... in our case ask 4 different times nicely.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can get up to the 4th floor, try to find the ghostly perfume.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 8, 2012
    From The Shining, you can take a tour to learn all about the property’s own ghost stories. Or, take a spin through Estes Park on one of the hotel’s antique fire engines. Read more
  • Patty M.
    Patty McPhieJuly 19, 2012
    Try the Thin Aire or the Longs Peak Lemonade!
  • James Y.
    James YoungJuly 8, 2012
    Tough Call. Pretty to look at, but because it's an old building, you can hear even the most normal conversation in your neighbor's room. Burned out by the endless tourist throng, staff manners suck.
  • Megan C.
    Megan CasperJune 18, 2012
    Don't stay here if you value a good nights sleep. But the concert hall and hotel tours are great with Keith and toya
  • Tiffanie C.
    Tiffanie CollinsJune 16, 2012
    The shining!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarschMay 28, 2012
    Dinner in Cascades is TERRIFIC!
  • Joanna P.
    Joanna PiacenzaMay 14, 2012
    Go for one of the scotch selections, the themed "speciality cocktails" are underwhelming.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    In the summer of 1903, inventor F.O. Stanley–co-creator of the renowned Stanley Steamer–used his engineering background to re-vamp a truck into the Stanley Mountain Wagon, the first “motorbus.”
  • Val L.
    Val LApril 5, 2012
    The closet door opens and closes on it's own. Room is right above the piano in the music room. If you take the Ghost tour you will know what I mean.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 30, 2012
    Zak, Nick and Aaron get locked down in the Stanley Hotel, the house of horrors that inspired Stephen King's, "The Shining." As seen on Ghost Adventures. Read more
  • Hamaki K.
    Hamaki KuroMarch 24, 2012
    Actually no parts of Stanley Kubricks movie "The Shining" were filmd here, but the story is based here
  • Charly S.
    Charly SimmonsMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    4th floor is the most haunted
  • Anne M.
    Anne MarieMarch 16, 2012
    LivingSocial often grants great deals on ghost tours and room rates at The Stanley! This is a legendary hotel, and a tour is a must if you're a Colorado resident!
  • ⛳️⚽️Dave J.
    The Redrum Ale is excellent - a red ale with a full and smooth flavor along with the Trout dip!
  • Colorado
    ColoradoJanuary 23, 2012
    Wind down with cocktails and dinner at the elegant 103-year-old, white-pillared landmark. Guided ghost tours reveal how Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining while staying in room 217.
  • Colorado A.
    Colorado Airport Transportation - Tip the coffe shop downstairs is a perfect pick me up when driving to Estes Park. Read more
  • Estes Park 411
    Estes Park 411January 20, 2012
    The Stanley is a must-see for folks visiting Estes Park! To see more info on lodging in Estes Park, click Read more
  • Scott W.
    Scott WJanuary 8, 2012
    Take a walk around the hotel early in the morning before all the tours start. It makes the hotel seem less like a tourist trap and more like a classy hotel.
  • Shauna K.
    Shauna KovarikDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    NONE of stanley kubricks "the shining" was filmed at the Stanley Hotel! The exterior shots were filmed in Mt. Hood Oregon at the Timberline Lodge! The interior was filmed on a sound stage in London!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't like having non-guests hunt for ghosts upstairs.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HevenorNovember 12, 2011
    None of the Shining was actually filmed here but Stephen King wrote the book after spending a night in room 217.
  • MATT S.
    MATT SCHOTTINGOctober 28, 2011
    Got seated in a private section, was very nice. The rainbow trout was superb, crab cakes had an indescribable sauce, handcut fettucine was good too.
  • DJ David S.
    DJ David SmithOctober 25, 2011
    EXCELLENT wedding and event venue! Shindig DJs always has a great time! :)
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parts of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and the comedy "Dumb & Dumber" were shot right here at The Stanley Hotel! Make sure you stay in a haunted room on the 4th floor.
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    don't p*** off the ghosts.
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FreitasOctober 15, 2011
    The Delta Chi convention was held here in 1929. Hazing was abolished this year..or so it's said.
  • Whitney
    WhitneyOctober 9, 2011
    Take the ghost and history tour with Tyler. He's funny, engaging and flat out awesome!
  • Norman A.
    Norman ApplegateSeptember 14, 2011
    Had the local trout, one of the best I've tasted.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZimmerAugust 5, 2011
    Go on the 'ghost and history tour' and get Tyler as your guide. He is excellent! He is informative, knowledgeable, funny, and makes sure to make sure everyone is having an great time!
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀July 29, 2011
    Randomly start saying "Redrum Redrum"..neither the hotel staff or guests will care.
  • Urban Habitat Real Estate
    If you like ghosts, ask for room 401!
  • Devin R.
    Devin RogersApril 3, 2011
    Take the ghost tour... Epic!
  • Amber C.
    Amber ConnorMarch 22, 2011
    They have a paranormal investigator on staff that can teach you how to use ghost hunting tools. Ask about lucy's room in the concert hall.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HicksMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    gorgeous view, awesome authentic haunted hotel! ghost tours
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KoehlerFebruary 20, 2011
    Take lots of pics on the tour using your rapid fire camera setting. Post any usual exposures to their Facebook page.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KoehlerFebruary 20, 2011
    Rooms 217, 418, 401 and a few more are documented as haunted. They cost more to rent for the night, and you won't sleep well. Promise.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrownJanuary 3, 2011
    If you stay, they have one TV channel that continuously plays The Shining (though, as others have said, none of the movie was filmed here).
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    The hotel that inspired Stephen King's novel The Shining is believed to be haunted. In fact, The Stanley hosts regular ghost tours. Read more
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BeeNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    NONE of Stanley Kubrick’s movie “The Shining” was shot here. Exteriors were in Ft. Hood, Oregon, and all interiors were on a sound stage in London. However, the King-produced TV movie shot here.
  • Kristine C.
    Kristine CarrollNovember 7, 2010
    Take the tour! Kevin is an awesome and entertaining tour guide!
  • Paige B.
    Paige BergerNovember 2, 2010
    stay in room 217
  • Colorado A.
    Request Room 237 if you DARE! "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" Read more
  • Leah I.
    Leah ISeptember 2, 2010
    next time Im doing the Ghost Hunt Tour. You actually ghost hunt with people that specialize in paranomal activities..... This is where Stephen King got his idea for the shining....
  • Jen
    JenJuly 29, 2016
    Comer ahí es lo más delicioso, es poco caro pero vale la pena muchísimo... A veces hay conciertos por la tarde en el salón de eventos.
  • paipoi
    paipoiOctober 24, 2015
  • Isabelle C.
    Isabelle CambrelengAugust 4, 2012
    Si vous visitez le Rocky mountain national park, préférez sans hésitation estes park à gran lake comme camp de base. + joli et animé. Stanley hôtel a la meilleure des vues et de gdes qualités
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