I stayed in Glewood Springs in January 2014. I was going to the Winter XGames and didn't want to afford to stay in Aspen so I made Glewood Springs my home base.
Hotel: The Residence Inn is a great affordable hotel. All the rooms have a full kitchen in them which is nice if you want to warm up popcorn for an in-room movie, keep water cold or not have to drive to the nearest starbucks for coffee every morning. The staff was great. I asked a ton of questions about the XGames as I had never been and they were all answered. They also offer a hot breakfast each morning for free. The hotel is relatively new and located on the south-side of the highway in a new shopping area. The point I'm trying to make is that there's a Chili's, Russo's Pizza (NOT TO BE MISSED), Safeway and a few other places in very close proximity. Also, if I remember, just outside of the indoor pool area, there was a fire pit and possibly a grill for patrons to use. This is not a historic hotel. For that I'd first recommend the Colorado Hotel or the Hotel Denver (not sure that Hotel Denver is historic, but the Colorado Hotel sure is).
Rooms: The rooms are good-sized. You walk into a little foyer which is a great place to store ski boots and the like. Just to the right is the kitchen which a little counter right near the front door. The kitchen is a full kitchen with dishes, dishwasher, full-sized fridge, oven, microwave, etc. Beyond that is the living room/dining area. Just outside of the kitchen is a small dining table with four chairs and the living room with a recliner and love seat (the love seat pulls out to a full bed). The King bed is off to the right beyond that in it's own separate space. The bathroom is near the bed.
vs. Aspen: I paid under a $100 a night to stay at the Residence Inn and it would have cost me just over $250 a night to stay in Aspen. Yes, I did have to drive between 20 and 25 minutes south to Aspen and back each day, but the traffic is not bad and it's an easy drive. I remember smiling each time I drove it because I saved about $600 staying i Glenwood. (P.S. If you do find yourself in Aspen proper, go to Jimmy's to eat. It's not cheap, but it is delicious. You gotta try the meatloaf. It is always packed in the evening, so unless you've got the time, go early.)
Hot Springs Pool: Don't miss this. I think their website says they are the largest in the world. It's a drive across the Hwy and maybe $18 or so to get in. There is a smaller pool that is hotter, but the bigger pool is a little cooler. The bigger pool also has a diving board. If you go in the winter, the steam that comes off the water is amazing...some nights you can't see three feet in front of you...but BEWARE...however cold you think you'll be when you get out of the pool to head into the main showers/bathroom multiply that by 3...it is freezing at night in the winter when you get out. Don't run becuase ice can form around the edges of the pools. There's also a good chance your slippers (and towel) will be frozen if they've gotten wet at all.
Glenwood Springs Brewery: I also happen to be a huge fan of microbeweries and there's a great one in Glenwood Springs. It's located in the Hotel Denver. This place has a great atmoshphere, the food and the beverages are great. Definately worth the stop (along with Russo's Pizza which I just discovered this January!).
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