Elegance in the rockies A review of Stanley Hotel
The Stanley hotel was the highlight of our trip to colorado. It is situated high up above the town, so the views are great. We went there for a halloween costume ball/dinner theatre put on by the hotel. The hotel offered historical/haunted tours, but we found it just as eery to wander around the hotel late at night. The bar off of the Hotel lobby was very fun. They had a piano player/singer and the service was personalized and friendly. Our room was very reasonable for a saturday night ($150) For this price the room was suprisingly spacious, with nice antique touches like pedestal sinks and clawfoot tubs. Walking through the hallways kind of reminds you of stephen king's the shining, since this is where he wrote it. Lots of photo oppurtunities here, don't miss the gardens, the piano and billiards room, and the view from the front porch is great. The hotel is almost 100 years old so expect some wear and tear. Our bathroom had tiles missing in the middle of the floor. Also I had trouble sleeping because I kept hearing noises in the hall--Ghosts or not--your imagination can definetely get the best of you in a hotel like this. The sunday morning brunch had good quality food and was resonably priced. Overall the Stanley is a really historic and picturesque place to stay and the prices are very reasonable. The town of estes park is very quaint with lots of shopping and rocky mountain nat'l park is only like 5 minutes away. We went for elk season in mid october!!