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“Pleasantly Surprised!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Molly Gibson Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   101 W. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611   |  
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Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Aspen
Denver, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We received a night stay at the Molly Gibson for a date night away from our kids and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the hotel and staff were! We had not stayed there before and spend alot of time in Aspen in the summer. The room is updated with a great AC. There was a small hot tub outside of our room which was a perfect plus for us to enjoy a relaxing night in Aspen. The hotel is walking distance to all of the restaurants, our favorite is Matsuhisa. The Breakfast was also phenominal with eggs and bacon and a cute pancake machine included in our stay. The bathroom is SMALL, that is the only drawback. Also love the bikes that you can borrow to see the town. Overall I couldn't have asked for a better hotel! We will definately be there again. Thanks to everyone at the Molly for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Ask for a room by the hot tub in the front if you are without children and want a quieter area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear MFMD,

Thanks so much for your positive review and we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We pride ourselves on our guest service and amenities and it's nice to know that we achieved our goal. We hope to see you back again soon!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've stayed at the Molly many times over the years. Our daughter and puppy sort of grew up in the two bedroom condo style room, but we've stayed in many rooms over the years. This time was a little disappointing from a number of perspectives. First, our reservation was cancelled and we were not informed. If it hadn't been for my wife double checking the week before our arrival, we would not have had a room. Oh, they said they attempted to contact us but turns out they dialed the wrong number and didn't try again....please.
Noise, although difficult to control, was sort of like Spring Break loud; different than previous experiences in August, possibly because the Molly is deteriorating and costs less thus attracting a different crowd. Not to say the customers were not nice, they were, just some were inconsiderate and loud late into the night (2:00 a.m.).
Housekeeping was poor. Didn't clean well, forgot to leave coffee and cups for the morning ...just plain unacceptable.
On the up side, the breakfast is much improved, offering scrambled eggs, beacon, and much more. Parking is free and the office staff very nice and responsive, but don't forget they leave at 11:00 p.m. And then you're on your own.
Will we stay here again....maybe, maybe not. The first time we've thought about booking another property, sorry Molly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Tom B,

Thank you very much for your candid comments and feedback, we appreciate your repeat patronage and hope to have the opportunity to earn your business on a future stay.

As you can see from our reviews and your past experience we take guest satisfaction very seriously and respond to every guest review - positive or not. We also are very proactive in resolving guest concerns as they occur and most certainly would have done everything we could have to make you comfortable and satisfied had we been made aware of them and given an opportunity to make things right.

As for your reservation, we did try to contact you by phone to let you know that the credit card you provided us would not work, and unfortunately we had a incorrect number. However, we also emailed you 3 times at a valid address to let you know this as well. We cannot hold rooms without a valid form of payment and made genuine efforts to contact you to correct the situation. Once we spoke to your wife we honored the same rate and room type as originally booked. I'm sorry if you felt that we were not as responsive as expected.

As for the noise and housekeeping concerns, I apologize if other hotel guests inconvenienced you. I feel badly that you were disturbed by something we have no control over, but I assure you that we would have taken steps to rectify the situation had it been brought to our attention. Our hotels is not offering any reduced pricing to attract a different crowd and we invest heavily in upkeep and maintenance. Our overwhelmingly positive reviews reflect this. you are correct that we do close the front office at 11pm but we do have 24 hours a day response to requests and would have immediately sent any needed supplies or assistance to you.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you directly and can be reached anytime at the below contact information. I assure you that I will do whatever it takes to allay any concerns about returning to your favorite Aspen hotel - The Molly Gibson Lodge.

Best Regards,

Jeff Bay, General Manager
jeff.bay@mollygibson.com
970-925-3441
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I visited Aspen about three weeks ago, and stayed at Molly Gibson. Only a few short blocks' walk from downtown Aspen, the lodge is very reasonably priced, well appointed, and staffed by extremely friendly and knowledgeable people. We highly recommend it!

When you first arrive, be prepared to be underwhelmed by the view of the lodge from the street, because it is hidden from view, but when you get inside you'll be very pleasantly surprised and will be very happy you found it!

There is an outstanding breakfast freely available, and you must try an automatic pancake-making machine... the first time I've ever seen one, and my wife tried it and was very pleased by the result.

Just a terrific all-around place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Stephan D,

I do so appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our location and value - and our pancakes! Come back and visit again soon!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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chicago, illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spent 4 nights at Molly Gibson Lodge and enjoyed all the benefits it offered - free parking, GREAT b'fast, wonderful Starbucks coffee in room and terrific housekeepers - especially DORA. We were in town for a weekend wedding and, once the car was parked, we didn't move it again - walked everywhere. We were lucky to have a 2 bedroom apartment - with kitchen - not that we cooked! - but had great amenities. Master bedroom had a/c - but it was right over the bed - oddly positioned for good sleep. The second bedroom had NO a/c - and, being on ground floor, our roomie wasn't comfy leaving window wide open. So THAT was not good. OTHER a/c was in living room and while it cranked out the cold air, if you were at the desk, you needed a sweater! The breakfast offerings had a wide selection and it was all tasty. The pool and hottubs were great - the gardens and lounging areas ample - the staff was cheerful and efficient. We found the location great for all we needed to do. Everything "in town" was walking distance and we found Aspen, overall, a very friendly and easy-to-learn "small town". Everything's got a big ticket price, which is a bit sad - but, hey, in non-ski season, it was just what we needed. Thanks, Molly!

Room Tip: if you need a BIG unit - 2 bed/2 bath with living room/dining room combo and a full kitchen - get un...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear loishobart,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you had a great time and enjoyed our services and amenities. I'll pass on your compliments to Dora and we look forward to your next stay with us!

Take care,
Jeff Bay, General Manager
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Marietta, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Just stayed at the Molly Gibson Lodge for 4 nights with my wife for a romantic getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge and would definitely recommend it to our friends. It is an older property that has been updated. The location is next to a nice park and an easy walk to to the heart of town, the gondola and the Aspen music festival. We chose a room in the pool courtyard rather than on Main Street which had a little too much traffic noise but the courtyard room was very quiet.

Every evening, we would come back from activities and relax by the pool and Jacuzzis which were well maintained. The king bed was comfortable with decent pillows and the breakfast buffet was more than adequate though we would have enjoyed a better yogurt selection (no Greek.)

Erin and Bella at the front desk were very friendly as well as the rest of the staff. Overall it was a great value compared to what is out there. The biggest drawback was the traffic noise of mainstreet but if you get a room of the main drag, it was nice and quiet.

Room Tip: We had rm 101 which was a king room on the pool courtyard and it was nice to relax there right outsi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear djoeseph1,

Thank you for staying with us and I am so happy that you had a terrific time with us on your recent visit. I'm glad that you found the hotel relaxing and comfortable and I'll most certainly pass your compliments on to our great staff. I look forward to your next visit with us!

take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Stamford, CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Molly Gibson is a nice place to stay. The bed was too soft for me, and there was only a/c in one of the rooms we had, during a warm spell in Aspen. I asked for a fan, and they kept saying yes. Never got one.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Betsyknit,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we are so pleased that you had a great stay with us. I am so sorry if there was a problem with the A/C unit in your room, as every room is fully air conditioned for your comfort. I'll look into this and make sure everything is perfect for the next guests,stay or yours hopefully!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Luck, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went to Aspen July 11th and stayed at Molly Gibson for 3 nights. It is a great location, close to everything. We stayed in room 207 which is a king room with a sunken living area, fireplace and a deck. The bathroom was huge with a Jacuzzi tub. The place has a great atmosphere, and the staff was very helpful. I will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Room 207, King size bed with a fireplace and private deck.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear dharderLuck,

Thanks so much for letting us know that you had a great time and that you found our rooms and amenities comfortable and welcoming. Aspen is truly a special place and we look forward to your next visit with us!

Take care,
Jeff Bay General Manager
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Address: 101 W. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Aspen
#11 Romantic Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Molly Gibson Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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