The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Aspen

Budget-friendly accommodation options do exist in the chic ski town of Aspen if you know where to look
Budget-friendly accommodation options do exist in the chic ski town of Aspen if you know where to look | Courtesy of the Inn at Aspen / Expedia
Vanessa Gainford

Despite being known as a hotspot for the rich and famous, there are still plenty of cheap hotels in Aspen if you know where to look. Whether you’re hunting for a family vacation to the Rocky Mountains or a ski trip that won’t cost the earth, we’ve put together some budget-friendly accommodation options in this popular Colorado destination. With an array of affordable places to stay, Aspen no longer has to be the expensive ski trip of the past.

1. Eagle River Lodge


Aerial view of the exterior of Eagle River Lodge, set in the countryside
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The Eagle River Lodge is clean and charming with an Old West ambiance. With complimentary breakfast, wifi and shuttles, the majority of stress caused by the little things is lifted for you. Rooms and suites offer panoramic or town views, ideal for watching the glittering lights in the evening. With a refrigerator, coffee machine, microwave and TV, you have all the amenities to have a relaxed morning or evening either side of a ski-filled day. There is also the option to upgrade your room to have a two-person whirlpool tub and king-sized bed.

2. Mountain Chalet Spa


Suite interior at Mountain Chalet Aspen, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, decorated with darkwood beams
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The Mountain Chalet is located at the base of Aspen Mountain, near the Silver Queen Gondola, mall and restaurants, so there is an array of options to keep you occupied during your stay. A solar-heated pool is the main attraction at the spa along with the hot tub, sauna and steam room, as they are the perfect way to soothe any aches from a long day of hiking or skiing. There is also an indoor pool and games room to help you while away the hours if the weather isn’t great.

3. St. Moritz Lodge


Outdoor pool at St Moritz Lodge in the sunshine, with the hotel building behind
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Charming architecture gives the St. Moritz Lodge a European chalet feel. Situated at the base of Shadow Mountain, the lodge is surrounded by gardens which more often than not are covered in snow. A beautifully tiled outdoor pool has unrivaled views of the mountain to relax; alternatively, the indoor whirlpool and steam room are the ideal place to rest and revive. Rooms vary from hostel-style to two-bed condos, all with an intimate and warm setting that makes a great refuge from the cold weather.

4. Inn at Aspen


Double-storey foyer interior at Inn at Aspen, with sofas, armchairs and a large fireplace; views of the slopes out the window
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If you’re looking for somewhere with a convenient location, the Inn at Aspen is the place for you. Within driving distance of Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Art Museum and Snowmass, the Inn at Aspen also has the convenience of ski-in, ski-out access and a complimentary ski shuttle. With its own restaurant and bar, you don’t have to venture far for a nightcap or indulgent dinner. With an outdoor pool and hot tub, private balconies and patios, you’re sure to be able to make the most of the incredible views while enjoying the facilities.

5. Snow Queen Lodge

Bed and Breakfast

Wood-clad exterior of Snow Queen Lodge, with a hot tub in the garden
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In the heart of Downtown Aspen within a few minutes’ walk of the town’s restaurants, shops and ski-lifts is the Snow Queen Lodge. With uniquely designed rooms and suites, all with private bathrooms, kitchens and private decks, the lodge is a haven for privacy while being budget-friendly. With a parlor, sun-trap patio and outdoor hot tub all boasting mountain views, the Snow Queen Lodge is an ideal retreat from a day on the slopes. Oh, and parking, breakfast and wifi are all included.

6. Tyrolean Lodge


Traditional room interior at Tyrolean Lodge, with pine furnishings and old skis on the walls
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The Tyrolean Lodge is one of the few remaining old town lodges in Aspen; family-owned since 1970, the lodge has a homey feel to it. It has a rich history and is full of ski memorabilia, maps and Elk Mountain Range photos allowing you to discover the history of Aspen. Centrally located and within easy walking distance of downtown shops, restaurants, bars and Aspen Mountain, this cheap Aspen hotel is perfect for those who like to explore and mix with locals.

7. Limelight Hotel


Outdoor pool at Limelight Hotel, surrounded by sun loungers
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The Limelight is a friendly and welcoming hotel where the staff are always looking for a way to make your stay better. Snuggling into a plush bathrobe to have a nightcap or a hot chocolate after a dip in the hot tub and a long day of skiing is the level of comfort and luxury this hotel has in mind. There is a place to gather around the fire at the end of the day to swap stories and enjoy some après-ski before retreating to your room or heading out for dinner; it really feels like home.

8. Molly Gibson Lodge


Swimmer in an outdoor, heated pool at Molly Gibson Lodge during winter
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Situated in the heart of Aspen, the Molly Gibson Lodge is as rich in character as the town itself. The authentic lodge is pet-friendly and super private, allowing you to enjoy your downtime how you see fit. Go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool to soothe your muscles and admire the views or enjoy a glass of wine by your fire – the lodge is the epitome of relaxation. It also offers a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast to keep you fueled when you head out to the slopes.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Aspen and book now on Culture Trip.

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