Viceroy Snowmass Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Viceroy Snowmass is easily the most luxurious resort in Snowmass Village, and is packed with top-notch amenities, including a 7,000-square-foot spa with stunning relaxation room, a solid fitness center with modern Technogym equipment, and a lovely pool area with heated saline pool, cabanas, and fire pit. It also offers phenomenal ski valet service (valets will take care of everything from scheduling lessons to putting your boots on for you), plenty of children's activities, and a prime ski-in, ski-out location.
The Gant Rating: 4.0 Pearls
A popular choice among families, The Gant sits near the base of Aspen Mountain and features 140 one- to four-bedroom condos with Aspen-inspired decor (leather and wood accents, rich colors, and scenic mountain artwork). The hotel is on a large piece of land, and has two heated outdoor pools with accompanying Jacuzzis, as well as five tennis courts, so it remains lively in both the winter and summer months. But the hotel is farther from the center of town than some other resorts (although it remains within walking distance), so those hoping to be in the middle of the action may consider the nearby Aspen Square Condominium Hotel.
The Villas at Snowmass Club Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Villas is a comfortable, mid-range property with spacious one-, two-, or three-bedroom privately owned and decorated condos, making it a popular choice for families. While it's not in the most prime Snowmass location (the closest ski lift is a two-minute drive, via a free shuttle), use of the Snowmass Club's features -- including the championship golf course, the large fitness center, and the four outdoor pools -- make this one of the most amenity-heavy properties around Aspen.
Top of the Village Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Located at the top of Carriage Way, a winding road in Snowmass Village, Top of the Village offers great ski-in/ski-out, grocery delivery service (for a fee), and other traditional hotel amenities like a heated outdoor pool, two Jacuzzis, and a fitness center. Because all 88 units range from two to five bedrooms, Top of the Village tends to draw large parties or families -- which means the small fitness center and pool area can quickly become crowded. However, the fact that it's the only hotel in Snowmass where you can ski or walk down to the Village Mall and then take the free shuttle back up is an added bonus.
Aspen Square Condominium Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Aspen Square Condominium Hotel is a 101-unit property with a homey vibe and a prime downtown location just a two-minute walk from the nearest ski lift. The individually owned condos all come with full kitchens, balconies, and wood-burning fireplaces, but some units could use updates. Highlights include the pool and two Jacuzzis, which are surrounded by elegant fountains, sleek patio furniture, and numerous plants.
Laurelwood Condominiums Rating: 3.0 Pearls
These privately owned studio rentals with a ski-in, ski-out location are a great value. Units are split into two categories based on the level of decor and how recently they've been updated, and as a whole the Laurelwood is a no-fuss, no-frills sort of place -- the only traditional amenities include a 24-person outdoor Jacuzzi (plus a secondary, smaller counterpart) and a laundry facility, but no fitness center or pool. For those who have a little extra money to spend, the upgrade from a Deluxe to a Premier studio is worth it.
Tamarack Townhouses Rating: 3.0 Pearls
While not one of the most luxurious hotels in the Aspen/Snowmass area, the Tamarack Townhouses offers nice standard amenities. The year-round outdoor pool may not be enormous, but it has a gorgeous two-tier Jacuzzi with stone-waterfall feature (one tier being adults-only). There's also a few good freebies including parking, Wi-Fi, and a shuttle to and from the Aspen Airport. Unfortunately the Tamarack is missing some features that other hotels offer, including a fitness center and an on-site restaurant, but guests are allowed use of the amenities at the nearby sister property, Stonebridge Inn, which has a massage room and modern fitness center.
Terracehouse Condominiums Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Like its sister property, Tamarack Townhouses, the Terracehouse Condos features two-bedroom units with Silver or Gold standards to indicate how recently it has been updated. The building is strictly condos, with no common areas, fitness center, or spa, and guests must check in at the nearby Stonebridge Inn (guests also have free access to the amenities here). There is a nice two-tier Jacuzzi with waterfall feature on-site, however, and the ski-in/ski-out location along the Fanny Hill ski area makes hitting the slopes a breeze.
The Stonebridge Inn Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Located in the center of Snowmass Village, The Stonebridge Inn is just a short walk from the ski slopes and the bustling Village Mall. This mid-range property offers some solid amenities, including an updated fitness center, a year-round pool, and a renowned restaurant with an extensive wine list.