Note: I wrote that the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park was King's "inspiration" (and NOT the hotel which his story was "based on").
Regarding the Stanley Hotel, Stephen King has said:
"When we arrived, they were just getting ready to close for the season, and we found ourselves the only guests in the place — with all those long, empty corridors."
(The Stephen King Companion
"Except for our table all the chairs were up on the tables. So the music is echoing down the hall, and, I mean, it was like God had put me there to hear that and see those things. And by the time I went to bed that night, I had the whole book in my mind
(Victorville Daily Press
"That night I dreamed of my three-year-old son running through the corridors, looking back over his shoulder, eyes wide, screaming. He was being chased by a fire-hose. I woke up with a tremendous jerk, sweating all over, within an inch of falling out of bed. I got up, lit a cigarette, sat in a chair looking out the window at the Rockies, and by the time the cigarette was done, I had the bones of the book firmly set in my mind
(Stephen King: America's Best Loved Boogeyman
Plus, for the 1997 TV mini-series version of "The Shining", Stephen King was screenwriter, executive producer, co-director, photographer and he even had a small role in it. Parts of this version were FILMED at the Stanley Hotel
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.