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“Great Ski Location Avg Accomodations” 4 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Aspen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38750 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81611   |  
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durham
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
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“Great Ski Location Avg Accomodations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Inn at Aspen is located at the base of Buttermilk Ski Mtn.

I had a great time at the Inn and will be back.

Location Airport
The Inn is about 2.5 miles away from the airport and the Inn provides a free shuttle so it is great for getting to your accommodations quickly after a long day of travel. It is also nice when leaving because you don't have to get up too early or worry about lots of traffic.

Location Ski Mtns
It is great to be able to get on the lift feet away from the door. Also the lift ticket office and ski rentals are across from each other not very far from the lift. Near the ticket office there is the shuttle stop. Shuttles for Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Aspen (town) stop to drop off and pick up. Check shuttle times because they are different for the various ski areas. The Highlands Ski (mtn is about 7-10mins away) shuttle runs about every 15-20mins during peak times but Snowmass shuttle runs every hour (mtn is about 20mins away).

No car...no worries. The town and Inn makes it very easy to get around. The bus stop is yards away from the Inn. The Inn has a shuttle that runs until around 10pm and provides free rides to Aspen downtown on demand (if they don't have airport pick ups) but the bus also goes downtown for free, it takes about 10-15mins. The bus that runs until around 2am comes about every 20mins but check the schedule for off peak times. The bus also goes to Snowmass (you can take your skis) for free (takes about 20mins) so if you are going to the mtn for skiing and you miss the shuttle at Buttermilk you can walk across the street to catch the Snowmass bus.

Accommodations

The rooms are basic hotel size rooms. Some have double queens some have king beds. There are rooms that face the parking lot and rooms that face the slopes. Because the rooms have different owners they have different decor. Some have been updated others not but I think they are planning to have all of them updated.

Even some of the updated rooms need a little TLC. In the room I stayed in the bathroom door didn't have an inside knob to slide the door open, there is no soap dish and no room to place a shampoo bottle in the shower. It would also be helpful to have a towel rack to hang wet towels. Also there was no remote for the DVD player that we could find.

For the remodeled rooms there are flat screen TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, desk, love seat, microwave in our room (great!!!) and wireless internet (a little slow). There is a humidifier and I would suggest to use it because the air is extremely dry. The heaters work well but they can be a little loud.

The Inn has two floors and on the first floor there are ski lockers for one set of boots and skis. Because we rented our skis there at buttermilk they stored and transported our skis for free so we used the lockers to store boots. The common area is just OK...it is not very inviting but functional.

Staff

One of the best features of the Inn is the staff. They are very helpful and friendly! .The Van drivers can give you great tips about where to shop, dine and party. Some of them can give you some history about the town as well.

Food
A breakfast buffet is included with the price of the room. They usually have bagels, toast, oatmeal, two types of scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, fruit, cereal and juice. I think breakfast last until around 10:30. It is a little chilly in the dining room so dress warmly.

Dinner is good and there is also a bar near the gas fireplace. I think there are two computers where you can check your email.

Overall
The best thing about this Inn is the location to ski mtns. It is at Buttermilk and access to other mtns is within less than 20mins. If you are staying in downtown Aspen it will take 25-30mins to Snowmass. If you are at Snowmass it will take 25-30mins mins to the Highlands.

We had massages in our rooms which was a nice treat. The therapist were recommended by the Inn.

If you want to do something else other than buttermilk you have to have transportation. This can be the downside but we didn't have any trouble with free public transportation and hotel shuttles.

The staff is great, the rooms are fine but could use a little more attention to detail.

Room Tip: I preferred mountain side. If you don't like stairs get a room on the 1st floor (there is no ele...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This hotel has an extraordinary location right at the base of Buttermilk. Especially during ski season and if you're skiing that mountain (which is great), it's just super convenient. We also like to be just outside of Aspen proper. But we were very surprised by the poor condition of the property, especially the common areas. It was just not clean -- we stayed for three nights and the hallways appeared to not be vacuumed that entire time (and they really needed it). There was an old TV that sat outside the side entrance during our entire stay, as well as trash in the stairwells. (and you need to use the stairs since there is no elevator.) The breakfast was kind of awful. Beyond the really meager food presentation, there was a stack of plates that just were not clean. We literally had to go 3 or 4 plates down to find one that didn't have food residue. On the plus side, the room was alright and was definitely cleaner than the common areas. There was a friendly shuttle driver to take you into downtown Aspen. Front desk staff were friendly (but not super-responsive: we asked a couple times for a "do not disturb" sign, as most rooms had, but never got one.) But overall we'd just give this place a grudging two stars (and that's mostly for the great location).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Plantation
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I got married in Aspen in August and had our small reception here. I worked with Chris on the reception and Geoff with the rooms. Chris did a great job, considering I never met him once during the planning process. I lived in MN at the time and he was very flexible with me. He took the time to Skype with me and show me around via his cell phone and was very attentive throughout the process. Geoff was very generous with pricing on rooms for my guests and giving us a great deal on the Royal Suite. The suite was so beautiful!! The resort is a touch outdated, but it gives it a cozy/cabin feel. Our guests felt very welcomed and we all enjoyed our stay here.
The shuttle in and out of town was super helpful and reliable.
I'm not sure if they got another receptionist at the front desk by now, but the old lady was a witch! I talked to somebody else who worked there and they said she's gotten complaints before too. Not sure why they keep her!
It was very very dry in our room. I'm not sure if the humidifier is available for every room, but we thanked God we had it in ours. We couldn't sleep at all until we turned that on.

Room Tip: Ask for a humidifier if possible. It was August and we had problems with dry air/sleeping.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The room was large and well-equipped; the hotel perhaps more geared towards their winter guests, understandably, with breakfast only available at weekends when we visited and a relatively limited on-site menu. The combination of a one night stay, adjusting after a lengthy flight and one of us with a bad cold meant that we didn't get to see more of Aspen or the hotel but what we saw we liked. The frequent references to the shuttle service in other reviews are justified - whilst we didn't use the service, the hotel seems to be justly proud of the service and unlike some goes out of its way to promote the facility.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Troy, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed their with a hockey team there in September. I felt the staff there bent over backwards to accomodate our group, with everything from door to door shuttle service, to meal recommendations. The rooms were very spacious and we loved the location. Parents and kids alike enjoyed the pool and being able to climb up the half-pipe. The staff, amenities and scenery made this a must stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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western NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed four nights in late September, 2012 and found this hotel to be everything we needed and more. The room was large, modern and well maintained. The shuttle service (available until 10PM, but sometimes later) made it easy to get around town without the inconveniences of our car. Every staff member was helpful and friendly in a genuine way.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our stay was during the week during off season. We were in town to see the aspens in their fall colors. We hit right it at the peak. Bruce and Darren at the front desk recommended lots of good places to see the aspens. The hotel is located 2 or 3 miles outside of Aspen close to the airport at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain is where the Winter X Games are held. ESPN books the entire hotel during the event. The ski lift is right out the back door. Lots of free parking. The hotels in town are compact and their parking is limited. Almost all parking in town is pay to park. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from town. They will drop you off and pick you up any where in town. We stayed in a recently remodeled king room with a fridge and microwave facing the mountain. Bed was great. Prices were very reasonable. Breakfast was not available at the hotel. The hotel restaurant was only open in the evening Wednesday thru Saturday because it was off season. The menu was limited but the food was good. It has a full bar for those who look for that. The parking lot is not illuminated very well at night. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38750 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81611
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Aspen 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Aspen Hotel is the only ski-in, ski-out hotel at the base of the Buttermilk Ski Resort (home of the Winter X Games). The free guest shuttle will take you to/from Aspen (2 miles away), to any of Aspen's 3 other ski areas or the Aspen airport. There's an onsite restaurant, McKenney's at the Inn,serving breakfast, lunch, apres' ski and dinner; free wireless Internet, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, health club, and courtesy airport shuttle. The major lobby and restaurant renovation at The Inn at Aspen is complete, just in time for the 2014/15 ski season. ... more   less 
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