Modern furnishings, high-tech amenities, and luxe touches such as designer toiletries give this 45-unit hotel a boutique vibe. The sleek pool deck is especially stylish, with wicker lounge chairs, year-round pool, Jacuzzi, and fire pit. Freebies include breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking, but the property lacks standard amenities such as an elevator and restaurant. The hotel's location along Main Street is a plus, as restaurants, bars, and ski lifts are all within walking distance.
Contemporary decor and high-tech amenities feel more modern boutique than classic ski lodge
Unlike most hotels in the Aspen area, this property features sleek, contemporary decor that creates more of a modern boutique vibe than a classic ski lodge ambience.
While a hint of classic ski lodge decor can be detected in a few of the hotel's design elements -- like the antler chandelier above the front desk and the stone fireplace in the breakfast area -- the property has a decidedly modern feel both inside and out.
A stylish color palette that incorporates dark tones with bright accents can be found throughout the hotel -- from its charcoal grey exterior punched up by a sleek red awning to its guest room interiors with dark wood furniture and colorful accent walls.
The Hotel Aspen offers free continental breakfast with hot and cold foods year-round, as well as evening wine and appetizers during the ski season. Parking at the hotel is free, as is Wi-Fi and a winter airport shuttle service.
On West Main Street, close to the heart of downtown Aspen
The Hotel Aspen stands on West Main Street (also known as Highway 82), which runs directly through Aspen. It is located across the street from popular Paepcke Park and just a block away from local breakfast favorite Main Street Cafe. The hotel is walking distance from numerous other eateries, as well as bars, ski lifts, and The Belly Up concert venue that features a mix of up-and-coming bands and famous musicians. The gorgeous and frequently photographed Maroon Bells Scenic Wilderness Area is a 25-minute drive from the hotel and other attractions are an even shorter drive away.
As for getting to Aspen, most travelers fly into Aspen Airport directly and forgo the four-hour drive from Denver, but flights are often delayed due to winter weather.
12-minute drive to Aspen Airport
4-hour drive to Denver International Airport
9-minute walk to City Market Grocery for food and supplies
12-minute walk to the closest ski lift in downtown Aspen
17-minute drive to Snowmass Village
25-minute drive to Maroon Bells Scenic Wilderness Area
Modern rooms with kitchenettes and updated bathrooms
The hotel's boutique vibe pervades the guest rooms and suites, which feature sleek decor, high-tech amenities, and luxe touches, albeit limited space. Dark wood furniture, geometric-shaped lamps, black-and-white curtains, and stark nature prints create a modern feel, while red accent walls, golden yellow carpets, and bright furniture textiles add pops of color and a touch of warmth.