From The Little Nell to The St. Regis, the top boutique hotels in Aspen offer a luxurious experience fit for one of the best ski towns in the world.
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What’s the best month to visit Aspen? Is there anything to do besides snow sports?
Well-known for its ritzy ski resorts and picturesque mountain backdrops, Aspen is easily one of the best places to stay in Colorado. While most people visit Aspen for snow sports (check out our Aspen winter itinerary), the town offers plenty for adventure seekers in warmer months (see our Aspen summer itinerary, too), — particularly in the White River National Forest, which surrounds Aspen’s northern border.
Our guide to the best time to visit Colorado covers when to visit for various reasons (i.e. snow sports or hiking), but a Fora Advisor can give you the full scoop on Colorado travel, whether it’s finding the top boutique hotels in Aspen, figuring out where to stay in Vail for a weekend getaway or anything else related to your trip — like finding the best places to stay in Aspen.
The top 6 boutique hotels in Aspen
In no specific order, here are our favorite boutique hotels in Aspen.
1. The Little Nell: the top ski-in / ski-out resort in Aspen
One of the most unique places to stay in Colorado, The Little Nell is the only five-star ski-in / ski-out resort in Aspen proper. It’s the closest hotel to the Silver Queen Gondola, which leads to the ski resort on Aspen Mountain. You can’t get better access to the slopes.
As for the accommodations, The Little Nell is one of the best places to stay in Aspen. Expect nothing short of a luxurious stay: posh decor outfitted by a renowned design team, in-room fireplaces and private balconies, gourmet dining options — the list goes on.
2. Hotel Jerome: Aspen’s oldest (and classiest) boutique hotel
A storied landmark, Hotel Jerome was first built in 1889 during Aspen’s silver rush. Many remnants of the hotel’s past are evident today, with classy decor featuring a blend of mountain chic and Victorian styles.
While this boutique Aspen hotel isn’t as close to the slopes as The Little Nell, Hotel Jerome still offers a complimentary shuttle service to all the nearby ski resorts.
If you also happen to be deciding on where to stay in Telluride, a Fora travel advisor can give you the lowdown on Hotel Jerome’s sister hotel, the Madeline, as well as the best things to do in Telluride.
3. W Aspen: a sleek, contemporary boutique hotel in Aspen
W Aspen forgoes the rustic charm many boutique hotels in Aspen share in favor of a striking contemporary style with 70s influences. The decor is vibrant and unique, yet still feels like it belongs in Aspen’s ritzy atmosphere.
The Wet Deck rooftop lounge is the hotel’s main draw, featuring heated pools, a hot tub, firepits and a fine selection of cocktails and starters.
4. Limelight Hotel: one of the best places to stay in Aspen or Snowmass
There are two Limelight Hotel locations, one in Aspen and one in nearby Snowmass Village (about 20 minutes away). Neither four-star hotel is above the other. It comes down to which ski resort resonates with you.
The boutique hotel in Aspen is a little more intimate, while the Snowmass location is a great Colorado resort for families, with larger rooms and a greater number of suites and residences. Check in with a Colorado travel advisor to learn more about the Limelight Hotel (including potential perks).
5. Viceroy Snowmass: an eco-friendly, award-winning luxury hotel near Aspen
Found in Snowmass Village, the Viceroy is an elite, five-star ski-in / ski-out resort with admiral sustainability goals and accomplishments. In fact, the Viceroy is the only five-star hotel in the area with a LEED Gold Certification, a reputable program that measures a structure’s eco-friendliness.
Accommodations-wise, the Viceroy Snowmass excels at luxe options, particularly suites and residences. Whether you’re visiting for a company retreat (an advisor can help with that, too) or a large gathering, expect to be well taken care of.
6. The St. Regis Aspen Resort: an elegant five-star resort offering incredible views of Aspen Mountain
Equally fit for a Colorado bachelorette party as it is a large event, The St. Regis Aspen Resort presents guests with an opulent experience and lavish accommodations. Everything here is designed with elegance, from stunning event halls to classy rooms and suites.
The St. Regis is also centrally located in town, providing convenient access to the ski slopes and a variety of attractions in Aspen’s charming shopping district. Of particular note, however, are the breathtaking views of the Rockies from the resort’s top suites and rooms.
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Advisors can also help you with all your Colorado travel, whether it’s deciding where to stay in Denver (the top boutique hotels in Denver offer a drastically different experience from those in Aspen), Vail or anywhere.