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Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   709 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611   |  
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Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Aspen
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Manchester
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Ski trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Just spent a week at the Sky hotel and there are pro's and con's unfortunately greatly out number the pro's ! The room could not get any smaller even for 1 person it's tight not to mention the bathroom we both couldn't get in it at the same time, the toilet is literally on top of the door ! After doing some research here there are much better condo's and hotels for the equivalent or less money. The hotel lacks that extra service from the front desk our greeting on arrival was poor ! the breakfast staff and bar staff make it more pleasurable and more genuine. On the plus side the location is very good however the only down side to this is that it is opposite the Little Nell which is at least 3 starts above The Sky in terms of quality of room and service. If you want to ski at Buttermilk or Snowmass you need to walk round to the bus station with ski's catch the bus then after your day if your going back the next day you can
leave your gear but at $10 a night. Disappointing that you have to walk to the bus station as other hotels offer the hotel mini bus direct to ski areas.
Aspen ski lift is just 5 mins walk round the corner from the hotel.

The hot tub is an experience as a couple of times I was in it people who were not staying at the hotel took a dip so you can imagine it got crowded !
Tom in the ski shop downstairs is great, good advise and service really looked after the ski's and told us the set up around the place, you can ski in but there is a little walk over the road to the hotel.

Best food was the L' Hostaria, Hickory House and Little Annies for the more American feel generally good food everywhere !
Would recommend Aspen for the skiing it's the best I've ever done as far as the Sky re think if you like 5 star !

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I grew up in Aspen and during our engagement party there was no room in the house for us, so we decided to get a room at Sky. Very large beds that are comfortable, great climate control and large bathrooms. We had the front room over looking the pool on the second level, and during the summer the patio is regularly rented out for parties, so if you hate noisy rooms stay away from the pool! Speaking of the pool, it is a main attraction for locals to hang out and eat the amazing Truffle Fries!!! There is nothing like a froufrou cocktail in the hot tub, or take a dip in the year round heated pool! All of the food at 39 degrees is spectacular.

One of the most notable features of the hotel is the crazy, extravagant decor. They have giant white chairs with soaring backs and interesting light installments. Passing through the lobby is 39 degrees lounge, bar and restaurant. They have a cozy bar area with booths, loungers, and action-sports films to entertain you. In the winter it is lovely to curl up next to the fire with a Snuggler (peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate.) This is a boutique hotel and the service is exemplary. Sky is located at the base of Aspen Mountain and you can ski-in/ski-out to the Silver Queen Gondola. They provide robes for all ages in zebra and leopard patterns! They are also pet-friendly with in-house dogs to great the guests!

Room Tip: If you desire relaxation and peace, avoid rooming by the pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Thanks so much for the great review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait for you to come back and visit the family again and stay with us. Thanks for the great feedback and see you again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

As a family of 2 adults and one 12 year old the Sky Hotel exceeded all our requirements. The room was spacious, warm, and very clean.Tom and Matt at the downstairs Ski Hire were fantastic. The boys knowledge and friendly personality made us feel like friends, not customers. Parker,the night manager, has had such an amazing life, and was happy to share his knowledge of Aspen history with us.
We will be telling our friends what a fantastic time we had a the Sky Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2012
Thanks for your excellent review of the Sky Hotel. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait for you to return to stay with us and please do bring your friends.
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Minneapolis
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Stayed for two nights with af friend. Loved the hotel bar and pool/hot tub. Very chic. Room was just okay. Nothing remarkable in the decor or amenities for the money. Motel type set up where you walk outside to get to your room. Have had to walk outside before but usually at resorts where your room is a more like a separate condo. Overall satisfactory experience but not a great value for your dollar. If you like a "scene" the bar has a good apres ski scene.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2012
Thanks for your review of the Sky Hotel, Aspen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the lounge and public areas. We want to let you know that we are planning some cosmetic updates later this year so watch for updates and come back and let us know what you think.
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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I just returned from a four night stay at The Sky. The hotel was gorgeous, and the perfect place to stay for skiing and enjoying Aspen. The hotel is clean and the room was always spotless. Everyone who worked at the hotel, from front desk to doormen to waiters, provided excellent service and were very friendly. They remembered us everytime we came to eat or walked by. The location was great- skiied right off the mountain to the hotel. The ski shop on property was very convenient and the guys who worked there were great. As hotel guests we got a nice discount.
Some nice extra amenities were the free in-town shuttle, comp breakfast buffet and hot chocolate in the lobby in the afternoon (great when returning from skiing!).
It was family friendly but still had a great vibe and fun apres ski scene.
Highly recommend this hotel. When I return to Aspen I will definitely stay there and recommend it to anyone traveling there.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2012
What a fantastic review!! Thank you so much with sharing with us and the rest of the TripAdvisor community. We can't wait to have you come back and stay with us.
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

On a trip to Glenwood Springs late this summer we decided to go on further to Aspen for a night. We didn't have any reservations or place in mind to stay. While renting bikes for the day we asked the owner of the shop where would be a good place to stay on such short notice. He recommended Sky Hotel. What a great find! The hotel decor is what I would describe as retro/modern. Pool/hot tub area is fabulous, staff was all super friendly. Happy hour for guests included a meet and greet with their head chef. We took a standard room. While small, it was very comfortable and quiet. Loved the Keurig coffee maker in the room, and the zebra and leopard print bathrobes!

Most of the guests were younger (20's-30's), the atmosphere is laid back and easy going. At least while we were there during an "off season" time. The hostess told us that their bar and pool area is very popular and great party place for locals and non-guests. When we got back from dinner later that evening the bar/lounge area was packed but not a" rowdy bar " atmosphere. Again, I must remind you, it was during the week and at a slow time, we heard that in the height of the season it can be pretty crazy and busy.

(A few of the locals told us that in the Fall during the week and February after most of the ski visitors leave is a great time to visit when things seem to quiet down. If thats what you are looking for.)

Breakfast the next morning in their bar/lounge area by the fireplace was wonderful, the laid back atmosphere caused us to linger by the fireplace sipping coffee long after breakfast was done.

We can't wait to go back.....when everyone else leaves!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2012
We are so happy that you decided to make the trip up from Glenwood and we were recommended to you by the bike shop guys. Come back and see us soon. Ether when we are packed or when it is slower.
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St. Pete Beach
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108 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

What can we say, we love staying at the Sky! It is funky, fun, rooms are great... has the feel of a funky ski lodge gone big time ( without the atttitude...) The food is great,39 degrees is THE PLACE for apres ski.. and the pook well... rock and roll!
We love the Kimpton properties as each one has it's own vibe... What brings us back every chance we can is the people... can't say enough.. Last year had to go solo, and ended up doing a Ajax day with one of the Valet guys... Jim... what a riot.. and what a tour...
Cheers to the Sky.. this is one of those places I want to keep quiet.. ( ie the Epic in Miami) .. however must share..
Cheers .. looking forward to seeing you at the airport... tune in my XM station and time to rock once again..\
Tom and Stella

Room Tip: Just go with it....
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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coreyE_Aspen, General Manager at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Thanks Tom and Stella for the great Review. Hoping to see you back in Aspen this Spring.
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Address: 709 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Aspen
#5 Spa Hotel in Aspen
#10 Luxury Hotel in Aspen
#14 Romantic Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sky Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, exemplifies the high style of Aspen. It perfectly combines old-world Rocky Mountain charm with contemporary luxury and taste. Serene surroundings marry with exceptional service, state-of-the-art comforts and a chill environment. Located at the base of Aspen’s ski area and two blocks from the center of town, Sky Hotel provides an unparalleled focal point for skiing, hiking, fishing, shopping, dining, people watching and lounging at the adjacent 39 Degrees Lounge. ... more   less 
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