First the good news. The view out our back window was incredible, and we were able to enjoy it in the sitting area of our Jr. Suite. We could sit on the couch and read or work on our computers while enjoying the stunning view of the snowy mountains. The room was spacious and clean and comfortable.
Now the bad news. We did not find the bed comfortable. Too hard for our taste. There was no bathtub, and the jacuzzi was too far away from our room to realistically visit unless we had been willing to change in the health club (it was too cold outside to walk in a bathing suit and bath robe). The service was decent but not overly friendly. We had to ask questions to get any information about the property. For example, the front desk did not volunteer information about the existence of a shuttle service to town, or where the hot tub was, or that the restaurant was closed for the season. We ate in the bar and I didn't enjoy the small selection of menu items or the food itself, but of course that's just personal taste. I was particularly unhappy to pay $9, yes $9, for a small slice of tasteless pumpkin cheesecake.
All of that would have been just mildly inconvenient and we still would have rated the resort highly, except for the noise. Oh, the noise. They were doing a roof repair in our building and did not bother to keep it vacant so that guests would not be inconvenienced. The banging noises started early in the morning (say 7 or 7:30) and went on all day. That would be understandable in a busy season, but as far as we could tell there were hardly any guests because it was the October shoulder season. Also, there was a ton of noise outside the room as people walked back and forth to their rooms and, evidently, played hockey until midnight right outside our door. No one intervened in our behalf. Granted we did not speak up about the issues we were having, so it was partly our own fault, but I hate complaining.
If you visited in a slow season and made sure there was no repair work going on in your building, this would be a perfectly lovely place to stay. Make sure you get a room with a view of the mountains. Spectacular!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 40 sweeping acres, 98 spacious guest suites, award-winning dining and truly spectacular views, the Aspen Meadows Resort is an unforgettable, Aspen gem. A Dolce Hotels & Resorts destination, and home of the Aspen Institute, this classic, Bauhaus-designed resort boasts 22,000 sq.ft. of meeting and event space plus fabulous amenities such as free downtown and airport transportation, 24 hour front desk service, 3 onsite dining options, expansive health club, outdoor heated lap pool and hot tub, spa services, 6 tennis courts (seasonal), complimentary seasonal bike and snowshoe rental and 24 hour business center. In-suite amenities include LCD flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, wet bar, pull out sleeper sofa, working spaces, separate living areas, balconies or patios and plenty of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aspen Meadows Hotel Aspen
- Meadows Hotel Aspen