My wife, daughter, her dog, and I spent a long Fourth of July weekend at the Limelight, from Wednesday to Sunday. It was my first visit to Aspen (very impressed overall). The hotel is across the street from a large park, and a block away from the central downtown Aspen area (including a "pedestrian mall" area). Rather than pay an expensive valet fee for parking at the hotel, we got a city parking pass for $5 and parked on the nearby streets ("A zone" parking).
Our room was nice and very spacious. The bathroom had double sink vanities. The free Wi-Fi worked without problems (use a VPN for privacy, though). The closet was surprisingly roomy with lots of hanger space. There is a small kitchenette area (plates, glasses, sink, refrigerator, etc.). There were plenty of shelves and drawer space. My only complaint is that the room was a little dark. There are no overhead lights. We were in room 235, right over the front entrance to the hotel.
Breakfast was good (and included in the price of the room). The hotel had an expanded continental breakfast. On some days, they served scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. There is a large lounge area. A small band played in the corner of the lounge on the weekend nights.
The gym is small and located in one of the front corners of the hotel. The outdoor pool is in an interior courtyard. There are 2 hot tubs. The heat in the hot tubs counterbalanced the chill in the pool water (brrrr!!!)
The front desk gives your pooch some treats at check-in. You can avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown and take your dog on a walk in the nearby neighborhoods and parks (two within a short distance of the hotel).
The location of the Limelight was excellent. We walked a couple of blocks to the Fourth of July parade (we brought chairs and still found sidewalk space about 30 minutes before the start of the parade). A couple of blocks more takes you to the gondola ride up to the top of Aspen Mountain (for the Saturday afternoon classical concert on the mountain). We were within easy walking distance of many restaurants and shops. I enjoyed jogging in the neighborhoods and seeing all the parents and kids riding their bicycles together. We walked several blocks to the trail along the river and enjoyed a delightful hike in the afternoon. And, of course, we hiked in Maroon Bells. We arrived well before 9 am, and could drive our car to the trailhead (no entrance fee with a military ID). Dogs are welcome on the hike!
- 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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- Limelight Hotel Aspen