The Best Hotels in Aspen, Colorado

Aspen's magnificent mountains wow visitors in this world-class ski destination
Aspen's magnificent mountains wow visitors in this world-class ski destination | © Xuan Nguyen / Unsplash
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13 November 2020

Skiing in Colorado is among the best in the world – thanks to the epic snowy slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Aspen is one of the most popular of the state’s many ski towns, with four separate ski areas known as the Aspen Snowmass, and over 70 routes down Aspen Mountain (often called Ajax). After a day on the slopes, travelers need somewhere to kick back and relax – here are the best places to stay for your Aspen adventure.

St Regis Aspen Resort

The St Regis Aspen Resort circular outdoor pool with sun loungers and plants
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Relax at St Regis Aspen Resort, where the rooms are lavishly decorated with warm browns and reds. You’ll be offered a range of services here, including pet beds and doggie blankets for travelers bringing a furry friend. St Regis also has a fabulous spa where visitors can treat themselves to a massage or unwind in the sauna after spending a hard day on the slopes. There’s a wealth of activities available through the hotel, so you can really get a taste of the Aspen area here.

The Little Nell

The Little Nell
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With five stars and five diamonds, this hotel is centrally located in the mountainous Aspen landscape and the sprawl of shops and buildings that make up the town. The Little Nell has ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, meaning visitors can head straight for the comfort of this luxury establishment after a fun day carving through the snow. The rooms are all uniquely laid out and feature contemporary artworks.

Hotel Jerome

Hotel Jerome
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For an indulgent experience in the Rocky Mountains, check out Aspen’s Hotel Jerome. A historic landmark, the hotel was originally built in the 1880s by Jerome Wheeler during Aspen’s boom years, and has remained in use to the present day. Some guests claim the hotel is haunted, yet this has not deterred visitors from flocking to Aspen’s crown jewel. Hotel Jerome offers a variety of dining opportunities, as well as hotel activities such as cooking classes.

Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy Snowmass
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Ski right into the Viceroy Snowmass, located at the base of the mountains in Base Village. The expansive and luxurious hotel has some fabulous restaurants and bars, and offers a comfortable setting for any traveler. Viceroy Snowmass employs an extensive recycling system, uses power-saving light fixtures, and encourages guests to participate in green practices by providing a free electric car charging station.

Limelight Hotel

Limelight Hotel
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This welcoming and accommodating hotel transports visitors to and from the airport and the heart of downtown Aspen, eliminating the need for a rental car. Limelight Hotel is a place of sleek glamor with a modern interior. Guests benefit from guided ski and snowboard tours, free lift passes (depending on the length of the stay), and access to delectable – and dog-friendly – dining venues.

Aspen Meadows

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This versatile and refreshing hotel is set on a spacious tract of land among the picturesque Rocky Mountains. Aspen Meadows Resort features design in the historic 1949 Bauhaus style, and every room has floor-to-ceiling windows – as well as space for working and resting. Besides the comfortable rooms and suites, the hotel offers award-winning dining options that help make every vacation an indulgent one.

Bluegreen Vacations Innsbruck Aspen

Bluegreen Vacations
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Right in downtown Aspen, the quaint Innsbruck Hotel has comfort at its heart. A smaller scale hotel than some of the other resorts around Aspen, you’ll get top quality service and attention from the staff here. Enjoy on-site laundry services, as well as a kitchen in the room where you can cook up a family dinner instead of heading out. Every room is furnished with a modern touch that is both elegant and comforting.

W Aspen, the Sky Residences

A suite at Sky Residences boasts modern design, eclectic furniture and unique features
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Designed like a mountain cabin but with a contemporary twist, the Sky Residences at W Aspen bring guests into a world of lavish rooms and dining. With a heated pool, spa, and access to the mountains for skiing, this hotel offers a friendly environment in Aspen where you can relax after skiing all day. It is right at the bottom of the ski lifts and just a short walk from the downtown shops and bars, making it a good base for exploring Aspen’s nightlife.

The Gant

A steamy outdoor pool surrounded by snow-covered scenery and buildings at the Gant
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Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens that encircle this welcoming hotel, and enjoy being surrounded by water features, aspen-lined paths, and mountain flowers. The Gant is a gorgeous contemporary hotel with various styles of suites at a range of prices. The rooms are furnished with equipped kitchens and comfortable tables and chairs. Guests can enjoy a drink at the hotel bar or grab a light meal at the hotel’s restaurant – the pool is also a real bonus here.

Aspen Square Hotel

Aspen Square
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Amidst the warmth of the wood-burning fireplaces at the Aspen Square Hotel, travelers can take a break from the biting cold of the mountains. This hotel is located right downtown, so when guests aren’t chilling in the cozy interior of the modern rooms or on their private balconies, they can hit the town with all its shops and restaurants. Take time to soak outdoors in the heated swimming pool and enjoy the warmth of the hotel’s two hot tubs after speeding down the pistes all day.

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These recommendations were updated on November 13, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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