Given its popularity as both a ski area and cultural center, it comes as no surprise that there are a vast variety of Aspen hotels. However, despite its image as a playground for the rich and famous, there are Aspen hotels that can actually be considered budget accommodations. Choosing Aspen hotels is dependent on a number of factors. You should consider where you will be skiing, the type of lodging you would prefer and proximity to nightlife. Also, your choice of Aspen hotels will depend on whom you are traveling with. Families, couples or singles may prefer different types of Aspen Colorado hotels.
Aspen Meadows Resort
If you are looking for Aspen Colorado hotels that allow you to combine a corporate meeting with some skiing, you should consider the Aspen Meadows Resort. The hotel is situated along a 40-acre meadow, which is surrounded by the dramatic backdrop of the Colorado Rockies. In addition to being a meeting and conference venue, the Aspen Meadows Resort hosts the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. Aspen Meadows Resort is also home to the Aspen Institute, where heads of state, business leaders, artists and writers meet to discuss global issues. With 98 luxury guest suites, a spa, high-speed Internet access and all the amenities you can dream of, the Aspen Meadows Resort is considered to be one of the finest Aspen luxury hotels. If your four-legged family member is jealous, take him along. This is one of the few pet-friendly Aspen Luxury hotels.
Historic Hotel Jerome
The Hotel Jerome is one of the most famous Aspen Colorado hotels. With the majestic Rocky Mountains as its backdrop, this hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels Of The World. Its fascinating history has earned it the distinction of being included in the National Landmark Registry. Conde Nast Travel and Leisure considers the Jerome to be one of the top 100 Hotels in Continental US and Canada. This Aspen resort hotel is located at the base of Aspen Mountain.
The Little Nell
If staying at ski-in/ski-out accommodations is important to you, you will want to book a room at the Little Nell. The Little Nell is situated at the base of Aspen Mountain. Many people consider it to be Aspen's premiere luxury resort. The Little Nell is a unique blend of country inn charm and grand hotel amenities. In addition to having a health club and Jacuzzi, the hotel concierge will make sure that your boots are warm and your skis are waxed. The Little Nell is one of the most famous Aspen luxury hotels.
Aspen Mountain Lodge
In case some of you might be looking for Aspen Colorado hotels with a more personal feel, consider the Aspen Mountain Lodge. Throughout the winter, this hotel features Après Ski with hot soup, wine and cheese. You can wake up each morning to a hearty breakfast that is served near the 40-foot river rock fireplace. All rooms have a small refrigerator. Access to wireless Internet is free, so you can email your friends about your experiences!
Budget Aspen Hotels
For those who are on a tight budget, Aspen has some options. The St. Moritz Lodge has bunk style rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallway. For a slightly higher rate, you can have a room with a private bath and kitchenette. The St. Moritz is five blocks from Aspen's historic downtown, and in close proximity to Aspen's free ski shuttle. Continental breakfast and après ski parties are included in the room rate. At the end of the day, you can relax in the heated outdoor pool. Free high-speed Internet access and a book library add to this Aspen hotel's value.