The Limelight is perhaps one of my favourite ski hotels in the US – I cannot fault anything about it. It is located just by the park where all the ski buses meet, so about 7 mins walk in ski boots from the Silver Queen gondola and 5 mins walk from the restaurants/ shops etc.
The rooms are really spacious and have a small kitchenette (coffeemaker, fridge, microwave) which is ideal for jet lag munchies/ morning cup of coffee and a good sized bathroom.
The lobby/ bar area apparently used to be fairly redundant but now they have daily live music for après which is popular with locals and guests and also now serve pizza in the evening, which is really tasty and perfect for the first night when you arrive and if you can’t be bothered to venture out in the evening. Breakfast is also superb with a wide choice of continental fare – freshly baked muffins/ pastries etc.
The front desk staff are all really helpful and will do everything they can to help.
A great new addition at the Limelight is the new “Insider Tracks” which is a complimentary ski/ride guide service especially and only for Limelight guests. It is in partnership with Aspen/ Snowmass ski school and is offered on Mondays and Fridays. They will visit a different mountain each time. Space is limited so guests can either sign up in advance of their stay or upon check in.
Locals are also raving about the Limelight which is always a good sign. I cannot recommend this property highly enough!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Limelight Hotel Aspen