Whether sunny mountain summers or snowy ski season lures you, one of the best places to stay while in Aspen is the Limelight Hotel. Centrally located in downtown Aspen, it’s not only a launching pad for a wealth of activities, but also a relaxing and stylish spot to return at the end of the day.
Perched beside Wagner Park, the Limelight proudly touts its environmental efforts to reduce its impact on the local environment—from timer-controlled room lights to a restaurant composting system. The hotel’s contemporary, yet comfortable, design makes it easy for guests to relax in the lobby, pool deck, or roof deck, aside from the assigned guest room.
The Limelight Hotel’s 126 guest rooms range from atrium rooms to a two-bedroom penthouse suite. All rooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemaker and comfy robes. A resort fee of 6 percent is added, to cover airport transfers, in-town transportation, fitness center, daily expanded continental breakfast and more. Rates at the Limelight start from $125 during spring and fall, $275 in summer and $305 in winter.
In winter, the hotel’s ski shuttle takes skiers to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Aspen Mountain is a short walk away. There’s also a ski concierge, to help with rentals and lift tickets.
In summer, go hiking, rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, or golfing. The hotel is a “bike-in, bike-out” hotel in the summer, offering guests free use of a fleet of cruiser bicycles that they can use on their own, or on scheduled outings.
When you’re hungry, stop in the Limelight Lounge, which offers tasty après (also known as happy hour) treats. Dinner and drink options go into the night, and you just may forget that there are also a handful of hotspots outside the hotel.
See more at the official website for Limelight Hotel.
Article and photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson, except top photo, courtesy of Limelight Hotel.
I was a guest of Aspen Chamber Resort Association during my stay in Aspen.