The Best Hotels in Aspen, Colorado
Aspen is all about high-end hotels, including the St Regis | © Cavan / Alamy Stock Photo
Aspen is Colorado’s adventure playground. By winter, crowds flock to the high-altitude town to sail down the slopes, and, when the snow thaws, hikers and bikers take over, exploring the pine-covered hillsides and alpine lakes. Aspen’s historic center, which sprang up during the silver-mining era, is also dotted with some of the best luxury hotels in the state.
4.6/5 (606 Reviews)
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The Viceroy is an award-winning ski resort in Snowmass village, surrounded by mountain peaks. Guests can enjoy ski-in, ski-out access and newly-renovated rooms and suites, which come with their own kitchens and indigenous design flare. The Ute-inspired spa is pure bliss after a long ski session or a workout in the fitness center or pool. Don’t miss Viceroy’s Toro Kitchen and Lounge, which is one of Aspen’s top restaurants, serving Latin food such as meaty tacos and sugar-covered churros.
4.4/5 (45 Reviews)
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If you’re looking for a younger, more contemporary vibe, W Aspen fits the bill with its subterranean cocktail bar and nightclub, as well as a rooftop pool bar. The WET Deck has its own pool and hot tub, a DJ booth, heated flooring and fire pits. W Aspen lies at the base of the mountains, with direct access to the slopes and Aspen’s shops and restaurants. With names such as Wonderful, Fabulous, Spectacular, Wow and Extreme Wow, the room categories are pretty self-explanatory.
The Little Nell
4.9/5 (111 Reviews)
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Boasting five stars and five diamonds, The Little Nell is Aspen’s swankiest hotel. Expect extravagant facilities, including a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, hot tubs overlooking Aspen Mountain, fine art and a dedicated ski concierge team. Warm yourself by lavish fireplaces, and indulge in a hot-stone massage. The hotel sits in downtown Aspen, steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, and its Ajax Tavern mountainside patio is the place to go for truffle fries and wagyu burgers.
Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort
4.7/5 (436 Reviews)
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Hotel Jerome is a historic property that dates back to 1889 and the height of the silver boom. Over the years, the resort has hosted cowboys, soldiers and writer Hunter S. Thompson. With a combination of cow-hide chairs, wooden deer heads and modern touches like floor-to-ceiling windows, the decor gives a nod to the hotel’s heritage. Then, there’s the Old West-style 19th-century J-Bar where you can sip on a craft beer or vintage cocktail.
Limelight Hotel Snowmass
4.8/5 (319 Reviews)
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There’s no other hotel in Aspen with its own five-story indoor climbing wall. With direct access to the mountains and an adjacent ice-rink in winter, Limelight Hotel is perfect for adventure lovers. The open-plan lounge is relaxed and welcoming, with a foosball table, a stage for live music and a terrace with firepits and rocking chairs. Settle back in two hot steaming tubs with spa-side cabanas and fireplaces.
Stonebridge Inn, A Destination Hotel
4.2/5 (988 Reviews)
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Stonebridge is a Hyatt Destination Inn in the heart of Snowmass Village, just a few minutes from Aspen and the ski lifts. Its rooms and suites have a European ski lodge feel, thanks to knobbly wooden bed frames and windows that showcase jagged peaks. The Artisan Bar and Restaurant is a local favorite with seasonal cuisine, craft beer and a summer patio. When you’re not skiing or hiking, warm up in the heated pool, steam room or sauna.
The St Regis Aspen Resort
Resort, Spa Hotel
4.6/5 (282 Reviews)
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The St Regis Aspen Resort has an award-winning Remede Spa with 15 treatment rooms and innovative therapies such as the CBD restorative facial and Rocky Mountain Vibes massage. Other five-star features include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness center and butler service. Set two blocks from Aspen’s Silver Queen gondola, the brick façade gives the impression of an old manor. The suites feature 400-thread-count Frette linens, Ralph Lauren furnishings and marble bathrooms.
Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen
4.6/5 (103 Reviews)
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You can always rely on the Hyatt brand for comfort, and this Aspen hotel is no exception. Located at the foot of Ajax Mountain, this aparthotel is ideal for self-catering ski breaks. Each one- to three-bed unit has a fireplace and balcony, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Splash out for extras like spa tubs and steam showers, and enjoy the fitness center and the junior Olympic-sized outdoor pool – which is heated, of course.
Element Basalt – Aspen
4.6/5 (349 Reviews)
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The Element Basalt is owned by the Marriott group and conveniently situated in Snowmass Village for ski breaks and summer outdoor holidays alike. The self-contained apartments have their own kitchenettes, outdoor patios and are pet friendly. Take advantage of the hotel’s hot tub, fitness center and pool, as well as the complimentary Healthy Rise Breakfast, which includes tacos and a Chobani yogurt bar.
4.3/5 (383 Reviews)
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This locally run boutique hotel is loved for its intimate atmosphere, with fewer than 20 custom-furnished rooms, each featuring thick robes and Italian linens and fake stag’s heads mounted on the walls. Hotel Durant’s fanciest option is the fireplace suite. Guests can enjoy a free breakfast as well as an après-ski spread with wine, cheese and cookies. Shuttle buses ferry guests to each of the four nearby mountains.
These recommendations were updated on October 12, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.