TripAdvisor.com Reviews for the Overlook Hotel.
BY Thomas Pluck
“Great spot for writing the Great American Novel”
This place has a majesty to it that mirrors the mountains that cup it in their craggy fingers. The decor echoes the Indian culture of those who first dwelt here, and its deep halls might be the “Mines of Moria” Tolkien wrote of, only with mesmerizing carpets. I am looking forward to buckling down and doing solid work here. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
“not enough towels”
Cool hedges though.
“Caretakers act high and mighty”
A creepy kid on a big wheels had full run of the place and kept annoying my daughters. He rode up and ignored them like some sort of mute freak. His parents probably taught him he’s too good to play with common folk.
Creepy guy couldn’t make a Sex on the Beach. Gave me something called a “Pimm’s Cup.” More like a piss cup. At least it was free.
“Great place for a furry convention”
Had an awesome time even if some dude walked in the middle of furplay with hubbykins! I love freaking the mundanes and I bet that guy had nightmares for weeks!!
“Staff is TOO polite”
We loved our stay but a certain employee just never shuts up. All we wanted to know was the dessert menu and he’s going on and on about how many pounds of dried prunes and how many gallons of ice cream and a hundred turkeys and oh my goodness we couldn’t get out of there! We ended up serving ourselves from the freezer one night and a crazy drunk ran out of there babbling like a baboon!
“music Music MUSIC!”
The building itself is big and quiet except at night when you want to sleep. Then there’s a ’40s themed party going on in the ballroom.
“lack of maps”
Lovely stay. Good portions, all you can eat. Nice and quiet. Room service nonexistent. Could you maybe make a map to the hedge garden? My wife wet herself in there.
“Lovely man who used to work there”
I was very little but I remember a friendly African-American gentleman who was very good to me during my stay. He taught me to be a psychic. Call my hotline at 1-555-733-7866.
[REVIEW FLAGGED AS SPAM]
The caretaker had the GALL to enter my room while I was taking an exfoliating bath. I think he has epilepsy because he shook like a leaf when I chased him out. Management: vet your employees better! He should have knocked first!
The elevator was not working and had some sort of food matter coming out of it.
“Had a lovely time”
The drive up is lovely. I brought an 8-Track called Spooky Tuba by Walter Carlos. My husband didn’t like it, but I thought it evoked the mountains. Another thing is the doors are very sturdy and protective if need be. Also there is a full selection of sports equipment, like baseball bats, which come in handy if you get bored or have an abusive alcoholic husband. Also the staff will give their very lives for you. My mother always said if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.
REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM!
“It’s supposed to have a topiary”
The hedge maze replaced the living topiary due to monetary concerns. Also the boiler is a symbol for Mr. Torrance’s explosive rage.
NOTE: These reviews are the subjective opinion of TripAdvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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