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“Three stars is appropriate. Nice enough but not amazing.”
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Hotel Aspen
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Aspen
Bethesda, Maryland
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“Three stars is appropriate. Nice enough but not amazing.”
Reviewed September 28, 2010

Hi there --

I would have to agree with some of the other honest comments about this "hotel."

Indeed, the folks at the front desk (especially Tatiana) were very nice and accomodating. Without an inquiry, she took the time to tell me the "must see's" in/around Aspen and places to eat. She was lovely....

The pool area is very nice and upscale but the rooms do not rate on the same level. Agreed that the picture of the hotel front makes it appear nicer than it is. The hallways are very dark and I too feel that this was once a very average motel that has had a descent makeover.

That said, make no mistake that it still has the feel / ambiance of a motel that has been madeover. While the beds were comfy and the bathroom had nice Rusk bath products the feel of the place felt very dated -- old windows...dimly lit hallways, etc.

Also, I totally agree about the breakfast...very mediocre and limited (cereal, milk, cold bagels, cream cheese, sliced turkey, OJ, tea, coffee).

Would I stay there again? Yes b/c it was descent enough. I would rather stay at a remodeled motel w/ a comfy, clean bed and a nice pool area than at a Super 8 (or something along those lines).

I always prefer 4 and 5 star hotels but for a three star I think it was about as good as you're going to get. It is centrally located in the heart of town...it felt safe (albeit the dimly lit hallways)...the staff was nice...the beds were very comfy and it was clean.

As long as you know what you're getting, you should be pleased with your stay.

Ciao....

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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HotelAspen, General Manager at Hotel Aspen, responded to this review, October 14, 2010
Dear Clarebearroy,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us, we take your comments and opinions seriously and will take whatever steps we can to continue to improve our product and services.

Just to clear up any misconceptions, the Hotel Aspen was never a motel, it was developed in the 1980's as a condominium hotel and when the current owners purchased it a few years ago they immediately embarked on a 2 million dollar complete renovation of the hotel. In the last 2 years all of the property’s 45 guestrooms were stripped to the core and renovated with wood floors, contemporary furnishings, plush bedding, new high efficiency Andersen windows and window treatments, new air conditioning and fully refurbished bathrooms. The poolside courtyard sports stylish, new Buddha beds, fire pit and water features and the interior and exterior of the Aspen landmark share a fresh color palette. Our property’s trademark friendly service and intimate feel remain unchanged. The result is an Aspen accommodation that is modern, stylish, yet still affordable.

We offer a extended complimentary Continental breakfast with fresh coffee, juices, tea and cocoa, made to order waffles, bagels and a toaster to heat them, fresh fruit, eggs, meats and cheeses, pastries, cereal and fresh bread. We also include complimentary parking, wireless internet, complimentary airport transportation and several daily newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

We truly feel that if you compare our hotel to any other hotel in Aspen in our price range you will find that Hotel Aspen represents a tremendous value for the money and a warm, relaxing and comfortable lodging experience.

Thanks again for your comments, and we hope to see you back in aspen and the Hotel Aspen soon,

Best regards,
Jeff Bay C.H.A.
General Manager
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

We've stayed with Hotel Aspen and their sister property across the street - Molly Gibson. Both properties are older hotels that've undergone nicely done renovations and are comfortable/clean and walking distance to restaurants/shopping in-town. The more recent update was to Hotel Aspen in mid-2010...the interiors of the rooms are VERY nice. They are listed in various lodging guides as "economy", but we saw only first rate bedding, bathrooms, and superior service from the hotel front desk. Consider this property when staying in Aspen.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

We had four people in our room and it held us all wonderfully. The hotel staff was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions. The hotel had a beautiful pool and and the complimentary breakfast was very nice. I would definitely stay here again. We loved the location as it was close to everything and we could walk pretty much anywhere.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

Compared to other hotel prices in Aspen, this place is a steal. It has all the amenities of other hotels but for hundreds less. We stayed in a room with two queen beds. The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. And you are only a few blocks from the central downtown area. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

The reservations/front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms and pool area are very nice. My only complaint would be the included continental breakfast. They ran out of almost everything long before breakfast ended - coffee, fruit, pastries, sliced meat, tomatoes, sliced cheese, boiled eggs, milk, etc.... The gal who was monitoring it was very slow and in no hurry to replenish. When asked if she would be refilling some things she said no. Otherwise, our stay was great and I would return.

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Reviewed August 28, 2010

nice continental breakfast. Fantastic location!
Aspen is beautiful and the "main street" of town is walking distance from just about any where you stay, but this hotel is extremely close. Quiet location, backs into a nice neighborhood.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

Hotel Aspen was perfect for my sister and I. The location to town, trails, and highway access was perfect. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful with all of our travel and hotel needs. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Aspen!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Aspen
Address: 110 West Main Street, Aspen, CO 81611-1710
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aspen 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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