Known as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, the town of Estes Park is brimming with mountain views, endless outdoor activities, and a quaint downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and art galleries. While most lodging options include cozy cabins, cottages, and budget-friendly motels, there are several luxury hotels that offer a step up in amenities and accommodations.
Discover these luxury 3 and 4-star hotels in Estes Park for your next Rocky Mountain vacation. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for the highest luxury rating, Estes Park does not have any 5-star hotels.
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Here are among the best 3 and 4-star hotels in Estes Park, CO, in no particular order:
The Stanley Hotel – 4 star
The historic Estes Park hotel was made famous by its inspiration for the popular Steven King novel, The Shining, The Stanley Hotel is not only a classic landmark but an exceptional place to stay. Perched above the town of Estes Park, guests enjoy sweeping views of area mountains, town, and the property’s beautiful grounds.
Said to be haunted, the Stanley offers nightly ghost tours of the property where visitors can learn about the ghostly residences, the original owners of the hotel, and the peculiar happenings that send chills up your spine.
Dining in Estes Park has never been easier with the hotel’s extensive line-up of on-site restaurants and bars with Cascades Restaurant, Whiskey Bar, The Patio, Colorado Cherry Co., and the 517 Club. But perhaps one of the hotel’s best amenities is simply taking a walk amongst its exquisite property, a true treat for anyone visiting.
- Historic hotel
- On-site restaurants and bar
- Walkable grounds
- Property tours
- Multiple options for accommodations
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Stanley offers four distinct lodging experiences. The Stanley (main hotel) offers classic historic hotel rooms, The Lodge at Stanley features boutique-style rooms (pet-friendly), Aspire at the Stanley features apartment-style residences, and the Residences at the Stanley offer spacious condos with views of Rocky Mountain National Park.
- 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 | 970-577-4000
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The Estes Park Resort – 3 star
Named as “the natural gateway to the Rocky Mountains,” the Estes Park Resort is the only lodging available on Lake Estes. Guests will not only enjoy lakeside views but views of the surrounding mountains, getting the best of both worlds. Perfect for hosting a wedding or a large event, the resort offers plenty of space, accommodations, and amenities for all guests.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Dunraven (which used to be Waterfront Grille and Lounge) for a taste of Italia. Be sure to take a moment to rest and relax with massages offered from the comfort of your room.
- Mountain and lake views
- On-site restaurant
- Event space
- In-room spa services
- Two lakeside firepits
- Outdoor deck with views
- Outdoor fireplaces
- Direct access to hiking, biking, and lake marina
- Free Wi-Fi
The resort features 54 guestrooms and suites, plus their latest addition of 32 cabin rentals at the sister property, Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Choose from rooms and suites either offering a garden view, ridge view, or lake view. Amenities include pillowtop mattresses, an in-room workstation, and some with private balconies.
The luxury cabins at their sister property feature spacious floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, a full kitchen, dining area, a private patio, and more.
- 1700 Colorado Peaks Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 | 970-577-6400
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The Ridgeline Hotel – 3 star
Located just a few minutes from downtown Estes Park and at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, The Ridgeline Hotel offers guests a place they can take advantage of convenient access to both the city life and mountain life. Enjoy the hotel’s fresh modern mountain style as soon as you walk through the doors, along with a whole host of amenities.
Wine and dine at Latitude 105, even bring your pup for Yappy Hour, relax with fireside chats at the outdoor firepits, keep the kids occupied in the spacious game room, get a few laps in with their indoor heated pool, and spend the evening at the movies with their 180-inch projector screen showing family-friendly movies.
- On-site restaurant and bar
- Game room
- Fitness room
- Full-service conference center
- Indoor heated pool and hot tub
- Outdoor firepits
- Bike rentals
- Free Wi-Fi
Guests can choose from 147 guestrooms and suites, offered in a variety of layouts including one king bed, two queen beds, and one-bedroom suite options. Choose from the standard rooms or upgrade yourself to one of the premium rooms, featuring a balcony, a fireplace, sofa sleeper, and living space.
Standard amenities include a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, flat-screen T.V., and toiletries. Not all rooms are pet-friendly, so be sure to double-check before booking.
- 101 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 | 970-480-0110
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Those are among the most luxurious hotels in Estes Park. Whether you opt for 3 stars or 4, enjoy your stay in this one-of-a-kind mountain gem!