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“Limelight - The Perfect Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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The Limelight Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611 (Formerly Limelight Lodge)   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“Limelight - The Perfect Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

This place is fantastic and the service is beyond your expectations. Even before I arrived I called and spoke with Alison, who so graciously helped me in finding the perfect restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday, and she did not steer me wrong. John picked us up from the airport and was waiting when we arrived. He was very professional, friendly and courteous. Jaqueline, Peter and Marty at the front desk took care of our every need and were more than happy to assist us whenever needed. Alex gave us a complimentary ride back to the airport and was a delight to speak with and extremely courteous. Our room was very nice and had a wonderful view of Aspen Mountain, the dog park, and the village. The hotel is quiet and cozy, and the nightly music in the lobby is a must. The complimentary breakfast offers the freshest pastries, bagels, homemade banana bread, fruit, meats and cheese. These can be accompanied by the basics (yogurt, cereal, granola, etc) and their fantasic coffee and fresh orange juice. Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Limelight, we had a fantastic vacation and will definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limelightlodge, General Manager at The Limelight Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
Hgoyan,

Wow-It looks and sounds like you had a very enjoyable birthday getaway with your husband. It is great to hear that our staff assisted in making your time away special! We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Aspen.

Regards,

Richard Stettner
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

My husband and I went to Aspen with a few other couples in late February. We all absolutely fell in love with Limelight Lodge! The location can't be beat and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. I love the value inclusive of breakfast - it was so nice to go down and have a casual breakfast in the lobby area before walking to the lift. It's so close! Apres Ski was so nice relaxing in the hot tub in the back courtyard and then sitting by the huge, inviting fireplace before heading out to dinner. We have stayed at some of the chain-related hotels in Aspen on previous visits but after experiencing Limelight Lodge we will never stay anywhere else again. It was a perfect weekend! Thank you to all the staff for such a great getaway! We will be back this summer for Stay #2!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Richmond, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Limelight. The hotel is nice and comfortable but it is the staff who really made the hotel special. They go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience in Aspen. I got the impression that everyone who works there enjoys their job. Special thanks to Ben, Peter and John but everyone was friendly and helpful from the cleaning staff to ski concierge. The lobby has a nice cozy feeling with live music. The rooms were big and clean, had a mini fridge, microwave, dishes, glasses, etc.. Being coffee drinkers we appreciated the K cups. Ski lockers on site. Hot tub was nice. Gym was small but equipment was good. Great location close to many fantastic places to eat. If you forget something Carl's Pharmacy a few blocks down has everything you need, even a liquor store! Overall a great place to stay in Aspen.

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

We were so excited to get to Aspen for a weekend of Skiing and hanging with friends. When you first walk into the Limelight you feel like you are at home. The living room is a great place to have drinks and catch up with old friends. There were always great bands playing in the living room. We started off our weekend with dinner at the hotel. They don’t offer much but what they do offer is pretty fantastic. The wood fired pizza was great; I would recommend the Mushroom one! They also offer some great salads as well.

Another great thing is the huge and I mean HUGE continental breakfast they offer, so good and a perfect way to start your ski day.

The rooms are nice size and it is great to have a little sink and fridge to keep some snacks in.

Overall I really enjoyed this place and would imagine it would be great for groups or people like us just trying to find a cool, hip place for 30 something’s to get together and have a great ski weekend!

  • Stayed February 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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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

I had reservations at the Sky Hotel to find out it was a dump. Limelight had 2 rooms available at $100 cheeper so I jumped on it. The place is brand new, very large rooms, clean, and most important, the staff Rocks.... Brian, Christian, Peter were fantastic to deal with. Hands down, I will go back.

Ray L. NJ

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

The Limelight is perhaps one of my favourite ski hotels in the US – I cannot fault anything about it. It is located just by the park where all the ski buses meet, so about 7 mins walk in ski boots from the Silver Queen gondola and 5 mins walk from the restaurants/ shops etc.

The rooms are really spacious and have a small kitchenette (coffeemaker, fridge, microwave) which is ideal for jet lag munchies/ morning cup of coffee and a good sized bathroom.

The lobby/ bar area apparently used to be fairly redundant but now they have daily live music for après which is popular with locals and guests and also now serve pizza in the evening, which is really tasty and perfect for the first night when you arrive and if you can’t be bothered to venture out in the evening. Breakfast is also superb with a wide choice of continental fare – freshly baked muffins/ pastries etc.

The front desk staff are all really helpful and will do everything they can to help.

A great new addition at the Limelight is the new “Insider Tracks” which is a complimentary ski/ride guide service especially and only for Limelight guests. It is in partnership with Aspen/ Snowmass ski school and is offered on Mondays and Fridays. They will visit a different mountain each time. Space is limited so guests can either sign up in advance of their stay or upon check in.

Locals are also raving about the Limelight which is always a good sign. I cannot recommend this property highly enough!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

Enjoyed a recent stay at the Limelight, with a few notes for everyone:
- Used a special (stay 2 nights get 1 free) which made the price more reasonable
- The hotel can give you a ride to Snowmass but not to Aspen Highlands. They may be able to take you if a shuttle is available, but don't count on it - it usually is picking people up from the airport. We had to take the public bus (not a big deal - bus stop just a block away).
- Limelight is part of the Aspen Co. that owns the mountain, so you get some benefits, such as free ski transfers between hills (didn't matter to us since we rented skis from Four Mountain Sports, also owned by Aspen Co. You only save a few bucks a day if purchasing ski passes in advance, but if you rent it does pay to book equipment in advance (over $10/day!)
- Fine walking distance to the hill, even in your ski boots. Just across the park from the main bus stop in town (to take to/from Aspen Highlands)
- Service absolutely is not at the level of high-end hotels in Aspen like the Hyatt or St.Regis. Not even close. Everyone is friendly (with the exception of Peter, in his 50s or 60s with glasses, at the front desk, who I fully recommend avoiding if you want good and kind service - was reasonably curt with us and didn't seem to want to help or answer any questions...they should really replace him - not a good representative for the hotel), but there certainly isn't an effort to try to make your stay exceptional.
- If you ski and then fly out the same day, know there is not a shower available to clean up after the day of skiing (having no option, we "showered" in the hot tub and changed our clothes in the laundry room near it). We tried asking a couple times for a room that hadn't been cleaned yet or was still open (it was a weekday) to see if we could use the shower, but the front desk employees (we tried twice) both said no. Asking nicely a bit more, they wouldn't even make the effort to check if there was a room open, so this seems to be hotel policy. Kind of a bummer - usually when on ski trips the hotel will allow use of a room for things like this, or at least have a shower available in their gym or near their spa. Not here. For as much as you pay here a night, there should be something always available.
- Continental breakfast was very good, so no worry about trying to track down food before hitting the slopes.
- No other food available aside from nuts and pizza they are starting to bake for a slot of time in the evening. Lots of great restaurants nearby, however.
- If you are a light sleeper, get a room away from the elevators. There is kind of an "atrium" around the elevator bank with a lot of rooms surrounding it (not like in a normal hotel where only 1 or 2 rooms really have to be concerned), so be sure to ask if you want one away
- Nice bar/lounge area to listen to live music to end the day
- They were supposed to meet us at the airport when our plane arrived (they had our flight info), but weren't anywhere in sight, so we had to call them and wait for them to drive from the hotel to pick us up. Fortunately it is close, but they should have been at the airport already - they just had forgotten about the time (left immediately for the airport when we called).

Overall it is a reasonable place to stay given the cost, so I give it a "very good". If we find a comparably priced hotel with the same amenities next time we will probably try something different, however.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Limelightlodge, General Manager at The Limelight Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2011
Alimostyet,

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. I am very sorry to hear that we were not able to take you to Highlands and that we missed you at the airport. Our shuttle to Highlands is on a first come, first serve basis.

We take pride in serving our customers, but we obviously failed in our efforts to leave that impression with you. I will personally follow up on the comments that you have made.

We did just start to serve pizzas and salads in our lounge, and in the next two months, we will have a much expanded menu. We serve food from 3PM to 10PM daily. I hope that you will come back and see the new additions that we will have.

I would enjoy the opportunity to talk with you more about some additional services that we have at the hotel and to get any further details from your recent experience so that we can continue to improve. My email address is rstettner@limelightlodge.com, or my direct line is 970-925-5802.

Thank you,

Richard Stettner
General Manager
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Address: 355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611 (Formerly Limelight Lodge)
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Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Aspen
#1 Romantic Hotel in Aspen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aspen
#1 Family Hotel in Aspen
#1 Business Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limelight Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like the highest Rocky Mountain peak, The Limelight Hotel reveals the best views and access to Aspen's most sought-after terrain. Whether you seek ruggedness or sophistication, authenticity or glamour, The Limelight Hotel holds your reservation to the finest of Aspen experiences.Nestled steps from Aspen Mountain and just beside Wagner Park, the Limelight is located within walking distance to all of Aspen¹s renowned landmarks, restaurants and hotspots . No need for vehicles: complimentary transportation to and from the Aspen Airport, as well as through town, whisks you back and forth from Aspen's most inviting hotel.With its fresh, contemporary design, a relaxed atmosphere and an eager-to-serve staff, the Limelight is an ideal spot to start and end your epic day in the mountains.Community-style breakfast and daily après ski/ the longest happy hour in Aspen are part of the Limelight culture. Sumptuous leather couches and a crackling fireplace will beckon you and your dog to the Limelight Lounge at the end of the day; piping hot pizzas, great local bands and outdoor hot tubs succeed in lightening you up.For skiers and snowboarders, exclusive access to the best of Aspen Snowmass' four mountains is part of the Limelight's unparalleled value. A three-night stay may include 4 free lift tickets, complimentary ski/snowboard guided tours, and always highly coveted: First Tracks on the hill. This hotel caters to adventurous souls in the summer as well with unique amenities for bikers. As the gem of Pitkin County, the city of Aspen exposes social adventurers of all ages to a range of breathtaking outdoor experiences, haute cuisine and cultural delight. ... more   less 
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