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About Aspen

A heady cocktail of snowy, backcountry beauty, strenuous physical challenges and a dash of glamour, Aspen has established itself as a fabled mountain destination. Accommodation options range from simple hotels to swish resorts with a plethora of facilities and activities for all seasons. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with family and friends, the best places to stay in Aspen promise something special for everyone.

Nestled amidst Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Aspen gained notoriety during the region's 19th-century silver mining boom, later becoming a fashionable hotspot for a well-heeled crowd of mountain adventurers. Come during the winter months for fabulous skiing and snowboarding on no fewer than four mountains, with options for eager beginners as well as seasoned pros. During the summer, Aspen is transformed into an epic hiking, mountain biking and horse riding destination. You can also try fishing, kayaking and sailing in the Roaring Fork Valley.

For an insight into the region’s complex biodiversity and wildlife, visit the Aspen Centre for Environmental Studies — a sure-fire hit with guests of all ages. The Ice Age Discovery Centre, which boasts an unearthed mammoth’s tusk and various impressive artefacts, is also excellent. Don't miss the chance to delve into Aspen's past with a tour of Smuggler's Mine.

Head into the heart of Aspen for top-notch shopping, gourmet dining and lively bars populated by a smart, sophisticated crowd. With a variety of events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year, this is a hugely popular mountain hub. Book well in advance to guarantee a room at one of the best places to stay in Aspen!

The Best Places to Stay in Aspen

For Great Value

  • Mountain Chalet Aspen is a simple, well-priced hotel near the ski lifts. With rooms, suites and two-bedroom apartments, the hotel is well-suited to couples, families or groups. Expect a warm, chalet-style feel, a pool and sauna, and hearty breakfasts to kick off big days of adventure.
  • Limelight Hotel has a selection of generously proportioned rooms and self-catered apartments, which are great for longer stays. An affordable base with a family-friendly atmosphere and a good seasonal menu, close to the centre of Aspen.

For Families or Groups

  • W Aspen offers funky, ultra-modern interiors, with bold pops of colour, a youthful, sociable vibe and 360° mountain views. Book a big suite with four queen beds if travelling as a group or family, and head up to the rooftop pool, the swanky restaurant or various communal areas. A glitzy '60s and '70s-inspired stay for partygoers.
  • The Gant is a brilliant choice for groups of friends or families, who can reserve chic one- to four-bedroom apartments with balconies, fireplaces and well-equipped kitchens. With two outdoor pools, hot tubs, ski butlers and a laid-back restaurant, this is a lavish pick.

For Old School Elegance

  • Hotel Jerome opened in 1889 as part of Aspen's silver mining boom. Now a local icon, this romantic hotel has a charming old-school feel, with a glamorous bar and restaurant, a soothing spa, swimming pool and beautifully appoined rooms featuring warm woods, leather and velvet touches.

For Luxury

  • Aspen Meadows Resort is a sleek, Bauhaus-inspired hotel with minimalist rooms offering floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking 40 acres of grounds and mountains beyond. Promising fine dining, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a plethora of outdoorsy activities, this is an indulgent pick for an active holiday whatever the season.
  • The Little Nell is Aspen's only five-star ski-in/ski-out hotel, with 92 spacious guestrooms and suites, many of which feature fireplaces and mountain views. Choose from an array of dining options, enjoy private cellar wine tastings, relax in the inviting pool and hot tub, and experience revitalising treatments in the health centre. There are child-friendly amenities, too.
  • St Regis Aspen occupies a regal red-brick building at the foot of Aspen Mountain. Sumptuous Ralph Lauren-decorated interiors are brilliant for couples or families, who will enjoy three excellent restaurants, unwinding in the Remède Spa, soaking up the sunshine by the round swimming pool or hitting the slopes. There's a dedicated children's ski school, too. Exquisite.


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Travel Information

  • Fly to Aspen Airport or to Eagle County Regional Airport, 1.5 hours' drive from Aspen. Denver International Airport is 4 hours away by car or shuttle.
  • Colorado is wonderful for a road trip! If you would like to hire a car, contact our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Visit between December and March for the best skiing. To experience the mountains in the summer months, come between June and September.



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Best Hotels in Aspen

  • Mountain Chalet Aspen Aspen 59 rooms from £98

    Value chic  -  With a beautiful roof terrace, a pool, and spa facilities (sauna & hot tub) — you are getting a lot for your money here
    Skiing  -  Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk & Snowmass Ski Resort are all nearby and offer something for all skill levels
    Families  -  The largest accommodation sleeps up to six and some have full kitchens making them ideal choices for families
    Self catering  -  The One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom Apartments have a full kitchen and dining areas
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    A charming well-priced chalet-style hotel set near the ski lifts in Aspen. From cosy doubles to two-bedroom apartments, there is a wide range to choose from. Interiors are all cabin-inspired with plenty of wood and warm hues. With a pool, sauna, and hearty breakfasts, this is ideal for families. See More

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  • W Aspen Downtown Aspen 88 rooms from £195

    Skiing  -  The hotel boasts a ski pass vendor, ski-to-door access, and a ski school, hire, and storage facility
    Active Holiday  -  Ideally situated for the quintessential Aspen skiing trip at the foot of the slopes
    City Style  -  Incredibly stylish accommodation in the trendy Downtown area
    Sights nearby  -  The Mill Street Fountain is a short walk away and the hotel offers great views of Aspen's famous mountain ranges
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    Quirky, cool and ultra-modern, this psychedelic Aspen hotel offers comforable and super-stylish rooms for a range of party sizes. Boasting a range of dining and drinks options, surrounded by typically thrilling scenery, the eye-popping W Aspen is ideal for ski tripping and outdoorsy couples. See More

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  • Limelight Hotel Aspen (Colorado) 126 rooms from £247

    Skiing  -  Aspen has four mountains to ski on in the winter months. Brilliant for skiing, snowboarding, cross country and powder tours
    Active Holiday  -  This the perfect spot whether you're here for the skiing in winter or the plethora of outdoor activities in the summer
    Families  -  A great choice for families with the self catering apartments, and great value
    Kayaking  -  During the summer months the lakes and rivers are great for canoes and kayaks
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    Contemporary home-from-home style apartments & rooms in a prime location for the mountains, within walking distance of town. Large rooms with bathrooms and all mod-cons. The Lounge has happy hour served with a seasonal inspired menu and there's an an outdoor pool Great choice for family adventures. See More

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  • Aspen Meadows Resort Aspen 98 rooms from £460

    Active Holiday  -  From world-class skiing to hiking trails starting right from the property, this is an outdoor enthusiast's dream
    Skiing  -  Aspen has some of the best skiing in the world and guests benefit from discounted rates for ski passes
    Fishing  -  The Roaring Fork Valley boasts Gold Medal waters and world-class fly fishing for anglers of all skill levels
    Great walks  -  During the summer months, there are miles of hiking trails to explore
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    A sleek modern hotel with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains in Aspen. Spacious suites boast private patios and minimalist furniture but the views from the vast expanse of glass steal the show. With fine dining, tennis courts, and a pool — this is a luxe base for an outdoor break. See More

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  • The Gant Aspen 140 rooms from £501

    Skiing  -  Expect world-class skiing with a choice of four mountains to ski. Skis can be rented on-site and lessons organised too
    Active Holiday  -  Moments from the slopes and with plenty of other pursuits available, this is a destination to come and be outdoors
    Families  -  With multi-room condos and full kitchens the accommodation is well suited to families
    Self catering  -  Each condo comes with a full kitchen and living area
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    A luxury hotel comprising of multi-room condos just moments from the slopes. Condos range in size from one-bedroom to four-bedroom. All have fireplaces, balconies, and kitchens. Boasting two outdoor pools, hot tubs, ski butlers, and a laidback restaurant. Suitable for couples, groups, or families. See More

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  • The Little Nell Aspen (Colorado) 92 rooms from £535

    Total relaxation  -  Immerse in luxurious relaxation with a massage in your room or unwind in the outdoor pool and hot tub after a day of exploration
    Families  -  A sophisticated family retreat, offering pampering services for children, spacious accommodations, & a variety of dining options
    Foodies  -  Indulge in a culinary journey at Element 47, where seasonal dishes meet an outstanding wine collection of over 20,000 bottles
    Active Holiday  -  Ski pristine slopes or embark on off-road adventures with their Adventure Program- fly fishing, snowcat powder skiing & more
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    Stunning views, luxury features in the heart of Aspen - a winter and summer nature haven. Large modern rooms, notably comfortable with fireplace and mountain or city views. Element 47 offers farm fresh Italian cuisine with a fine wine list. Relax at the spa, by the pool or explore the mountains. See More

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  • St Regis Aspen Aspen 257 rooms from £642

    Active Holiday  -  Ski and snowboard in winter, or hike, kayak and mountain-bike in summer; Aspen offers stunning outdoor activities all year round
    Skiing  -  Famous the world over, Aspen has a myriad of runs for all levels. The hotel is right next to the gondola and slope 1A
    Local exploring  -  Those not keen on the outdoors will love exploring the historic town centre, window shopping and visiting galleries
    Total relaxation  -  This indulgent property has relaxation on the menu; outdoor pool, extensive spa, great dining & beautiful grounds
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    Super-luxe resort situated in a regal red-brick building at the foot of Aspen mountain. Plush Ralph Lauren decor, Frette linen and slope views make up classic contemporary rooms. Endless outdoor pursuits, 3 restaurants, heated pool and deluxe spa are on offer. Perfect for families & couples alike. See More

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  • Hotel Jerome Aspen (Colorado) 94 rooms from £717

    Restaurant  -  Indulge in fine dining at Prospect Restaurant, savor casual bites at J-Bar, or step into the speakeasy ambiance of Bad Harriet
    Active Holiday  -  There are 75 trails at Aspen Mountain, or you can whitewater raft, or hike up the Maroon Bells, amongst many other activities
    Families  -  Enjoy the outdoor heated pool, kids splash around while you relax on the deck with complimentary drinks, towels, & sunscreen
    Local exploring  -  Explore art galleries, catch a performance, or shop at designer boutiques like Hérmes and Prada
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection

    Timeless luxury in the heart of Aspen. Experience the allure of the Wild West with modern comforts at every turn. Indulge in sumptuous dining, relax in sophisticated rooms, and explore the vibrant Aspen scene steps from your door. Unforgettable elegance awaits at this iconic mountain retreat See More

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  • The Sky Residences at W Aspen Aspen (Colorado) 16 rooms from £1014

    Romantic Break  -  Romance sparkles with bespoke art, chic suites, and starlit evenings by your own fire pit
    Active Holiday  -  Dive into Aspen's slopes right from your doorstep then soak in a private rooftop hot tub
    Sights nearby  -  Ascend Aspen Mountain for breathtaking views on a scenic gondola ride, ideal for families or a romantic date​
    Restaurant  -  There are three delicious dining options plus private chef dining
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    Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, this boutique gem offers unparalleled slope access and luxe living. Its interior, a mix of Ute Native patterns and '70s chic, radiates eclectic vibes. With private rooftops, hot tubs, and legendary DJ booth, amenities cater to every whim. A cool place to stay. See More

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