Hotels in Aspen
You don’t have to pay for a high-end hotel when you come to Aspen: there are some budget-minded options, and condo rentals that tend are cost-effective for families and come with their own kitchens. That said, the ultimate Aspen experience might come from staying at one of its best hotels.
Hotel Jerome is a 125-year-old icon steeped in history: silver miners once boarded here, and Hunter S. Thompson hung out here in the 1970s. Today, the Victorian red-brick hotel has a playful Old West feel, with tufted leather sofas and mounted deer alongside black-and-white cowhide rugs. Rooms feature steamer-trunk dressers, tree-stump lamps, and eye-popping mountain views. Little Nell is a glamorous spot—considered by many to be the best hotel in Aspen— and the only ski-in/ski-out property in town. It offers some excellent people-watching (and celeb-spotting), decked out in Prada skiwear. The 92 rooms feature gas fireplaces, plasma TVs, and marble bathrooms. Located across from Wagner Park and three blocks from the Aspen Mountain lift, The Limelight Lodge is a casual-vibe (and not too pricey) Aspen hotel that started out as a folk bar in the 1950s. Since 2008, the four-story, 126-guest property has been a ski lodge, with a bright and comfortable lobby; the Limelight, like many hotels in Aspen, welcomes pets.
This 125-year-old Aspen icon has a storied past: in the 1970’s Hunter S. Thompson was a regular at the hotel’s J Bar; 19th-century silver miners used the property as a boarding house; ghosts are said to haunt the place. Now a multimillion-dollar overhaul opens a shiny new chapter.
The Sky Hotel is located at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola, which ascends to the summit of Aspen Mountain. Renovated by Kimpton Hotels in 2002, the Sky mixes bright colors and animal prints in its 90 guest rooms and suites.
A sprawling property designed in Bauhaus style, Aspen Meadows is best known as the home of the venerable Aspen Institute.
Inspired by Aspen’s classic Victorian architecture, the Hyatt Grand Aspen is easily recognizable by its brick façade and turrets.
In the quiet part of town, three blocks from the Aspen Mountain ski lifts, the Gant consists of 120 privately owned condos with one, two, or three rustically styled bedrooms. A stay here may feel much like being at home, thanks to the well-appointed kitchens, dining rooms, and balconies.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Hearthstone House is located on East Hyman Avenue, just two blocks from the Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen ski lift. The small lodge has 22 rooms, each with European down comforters, views of Aspen Mountain, and some with whirlpool spa bathtubs.
The Limelight Lodge is centrally located across from Wagner Park and three blocks from the 1A lift at Aspen Mountain. Once a 1950’s folk bar, the four-story, 126-guest room property was renovated and reopened in 2008 as a ski lodge.
179-room brick hotel between Aspen Mountain's 2 main ski lifts. Suites come with butler service.
Aspen's singular ski-in/ski-out property is also its most glamorous address.